Cardinals notebook: Marmol gambles — and wins — by resting Goldschmidt, Arenado | St. Louis Cardinals

PITTSBURGH — Cardinals offensive and defensive stars Paul Goldschmidt and Nolan Arenado were out of the starting lineup together for the first time all season other than on July 26-27, when they didn’t go to Toronto because they were not allowed into Canada because they were unvaccinated against COVID-19. Some managers wouldn’t have had the … Read more

Cardinals notebook: Corey Dickerson has top MLB average since All-Star break | St. Louis Cardinals

PITTSBURGH — Baseball’s top hitter for average since the All-Star break? Why, Corey Dickerson, of course. The Cardinals’ outfielder, an old-school type who guides the ball wherever it’s pitched and sometimes when it’s not even a strike, was hitting an even .400 at 38 for 95 since late July. He has been an integral part … Read more

Cardinals notebook: Nolan Arenado wonders about the rush in MLB’s new rules | St. Louis Cardinals

PITTSBURGH — Games should be faster next year, left-handed batters should hit for a higher average and the stolen base may become more of a weapon. Those seem to be the most significant effects of the sweeping changes Major League Baseball will put into play next year, as approved by a majority vote of the … Read more

Gordo: Retooled Cardinals bullpen allows Marmol to manage aggressively | Jeff Gordon

Fans are getting a look at how Cardinals manager Oliver Marmol could direct his upgraded pitching staff in postseason play. He pushes hard to find edges. He pulls his starters when he sees major trouble brewing. He sends reliever after reliever to the mound to gain more favorable matchups. The Cardinals don’t feature much swing-and-miss … Read more