Quick hits: Cardinals’ offense is MIA again in series-ending loss to Reds | St. Louis Cardinals

The Cardinals took the weekend series from the Cincinnati Reds three games to two but they were fortunate to achieve that result considering the slow-to-warm offense they trotted out for most of the four days at Busch Stadium. In four of the five games, the Cardinals had one run in the first eight innings, one … Read more

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