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NL Central Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
CHC 34-26 4-6 W1
STL 30-28 6-4 W1
CIN 31-29 7-3 W1
MIL 29-31 5-5 L1
PIT 19-41 4-6 L1

Top Cardinals News

  • Cardinals' Paul Goldschmidt: Homers in Game 1

    Goldschmidt went 1-for-5 with a two-run homer in Wednesday's victory in Game 1 of the Wild Card Round against the Padres.

    Goldschmidt kicked off the scoring in the first inning, driving in the first two of the four runs the Cardinals would score in that frame. He now has seven career postseason homers in 18 games, a number he pairs with a .284/.338/.622 slash line.

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  • Cardinals' Dylan Carlson: Big game in playoff debut

    Carlson went 2-for-3 with two walks and a pair of runs scored in Wednesday's wild-card Game 1 win over the Padres.

    Carlson struggled to a .162/.215/.243 line in 23 games in his first big-league stint, but he returned following a brief demotion to hit .278/.325/.611 over 12 games to close the year. If Wednesday's performance is any indication, the latter stretch is closer to what can be expected of the rookie going forward. The Cardinals apparently think so, as they trusted him with the cleanup spot.

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  • Cardinals' Giovanny Gallegos: Picks up win in series opener

    Gallegos picked up the win in the first game of the Wild Card Round against the Padres on Wednesday, striking out two and walking one over 1.1 scoreless innings.

    Cardinals' starter Kwang Hyun Kim lasted just 3.2 innings and was therefore unable to be credited with the win. Gallegos earned the honor after making the longest scoreless appearance out of the Cardinals five relievers (not counting Alex Reyes, who earned the save). He was called upon with two outs and two runners in the bottom of the sixth but escaped the jam by striking out Fernando Tatis Jr. He then tossed a scoreless seventh inning, allowing only a two-out walk.

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  • Cardinals' Alex Reyes: Shuts door in Game 1

    Reyes recorded the final four outs of Wednesday's win over the Padres in Game 1 of the Wild Card Round to pick up the save.

    Reyes' first career postseason appearance couldn't have gone much better. He was called upon to face Fernando Tatis Jr. with the tying run on second base with two outs in the bottom of the eighth and was able to finish the inning with a groundout. He remained in the game for the ninth inning after the Cardinals scored an insurance run and got the job done, retiring the side in order.

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  • Cardinals' Yadier Molina: Three hits in Game 1

    Molina went 3-for-5 with two runs and one RBI in Wednesday's Game 1 win over the Padres.

    His three hits led all batters in this 7-4 win. Molina should catch every game for St. Louis during these playoffs.

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  • Cardinals' Kwang Hyun Kim: Short hook in playoff debut

    Kim allowed three runs on five hits and two walks while striking out two batters over 3.2 innings in a no-decision against the Padres on Wednesday in Game 1 of the NL Wild Card Series.

    He did not have his best stuff and manager Mike Shildt made an early move to the bullpen, lifting the lefty after 76 pitches. Kim posted a sparkling 1.62 ERA and 1.03 WHIP in 39 regular-season innings as a "rookie" stateside, although the estimators are less kind to him on account of his 24:12 K:BB.

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  • Cardinals' Dakota Hudson: Surgery goes as planned

    Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said that Hudson (elbow) underwent successful Tommy John surgery Monday, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.

    Hudson is expected to rest up and recover for the next several weeks before he begins his rehab program in earnest during the winter. The 26-year-old right-hander is expected to remain sidelined through the 2021 season.

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  • Cardinals' Andrew Knizner: Moves up to big club

    The Cardinals added Knizner to their 28-man roster Wednesday ahead of the team's wild-card series with the Padres, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.

    Knizner is slated to serve as the Cardinals' No. 3 catcher behind Yadier Molina and Matt Wieters during the three-game series. The 25-year-old appeared in eight games during the regular season, going 4-for-16 with four RBI.

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  • Cardinals' Daniel Ponce de Leon: Back with big club

    The Cardinals added Ponce de Leon to their 28-man roster Wednesday ahead of the team's wild-card series with the Padres, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.

    Ponce de Leon is slated to work in long relief for the Cardinals, who have already announced their starters for the three-game series (Kwang Hyun Kim, Adam Wainwright and Jack Flaherty). After struggling with his control through much of August, Ponce de Leon settled into a groove in September, posting a 3.15 ERA, 0.95 WHIP and 28:6 K:BB in 20 innings across his four appearances.

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  • Cardinals' Seth Elledge: Bumped off wild-card roster

    The Cardinals deactivated Elledge from their 28-man roster Wednesday ahead of the team's wild-card series with the Padres, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.

    Elledge made 12 appearances out of the St. Louis bullpen during the regular season, posting a 4.63 ERA and 1.63 WHIP in 11.2 innings. He and reliever Jake Woodford will cede their spots on the active roster to pitcher Daniel Ponce de Leon and catcher Andrew Knizner.

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  • Cardinals' Jake Woodford: Removed from roster

    The Cardinals deactivated Woodford from their 28-man roster Wednesday ahead of the team's wild-card series with the Padres, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.

    St. Louis swapped out Woodford and Seth Elledge from the roster in exchange for Daniel Ponce de Leon and Andrew Knizner. Woodford made 12 appearances (one start) for the Cardinals during the regular season, posting a 5.57 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and a 16:5 K:BB in 21 innings.

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  • Cardinals' Brad Miller: Not starting in playoff opener

    Miller is out of the lineup Wednesday for Game 1 of the Cardinals' wild-card series with the Padres, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.

    The Cardinals are squaring off against a right-handed pitcher (Chris Paddack) in Game 1, so the lefty-hitting Miller's exclusion from the lineup suggests he may have lost hold of a large-side platoon role after an extended slump to finish out the regular season. While his .808 OPS over his 48 games in 2020 was solid enough, Miller faded badly after his big two-homer, seven-RBI game on Sept. 1. From thereon, Miller slashed .165/.275/.316 with three home runs, seven RBI and a 34.1 percent strikeout rate.

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  • Cardinals' Adam Wainwright: Slated for Game 2

    Wainwright will start Game 2 of the NL Wild Card Series on Thursday against the Padres, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.

    Wainwright finished the 2020 regular season with a 3.15 ERA, his lowest ERA since the 2015 campaign, when he hurled just 28 innings. The veteran right-hander will take the mound against a San Diego team that managed to lock up the No. 4 seed during the regular season.

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  • Cardinals' Kwang Hyun Kim: Starting Game 1

    Kim will start Game 1 of the NL Wild Card Series against the Padres on Wednesday, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.

    Kim finished the regular season with a sparkling 1.62 ERA to go along with a 1.03 WHIP and a 24:12 K:BB over 39 frames. He'll be tasked with taking on a stacked San Diego offense in what will be the first postseason start of his MLB career.

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Team Statistical Rankings

Avg R HR ERA
Team .234
(22nd)
240
(28th)
51
(30th)
3.90
(9th)

Injuries

Player Injury
D. Hudson SP Dakota Hudson SP Elbow
C. Martinez SP Carlos Martinez SP Oblique
M. Mikolas SP Miles Mikolas SP Forearm
J. Brebbia RP John Brebbia RP Elbow
J. Gant RP John Gant RP Groin

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