Matt Holliday

Matt Holliday Jaime Garcia Yadier Molina

October 14, 2011: Cardinals capitalize on Brewers’ errors to win NLCS Game 5

It’s an old baseball axiom that pitching and defense win championships. The Cardinals certainly used that formula to beat the Brewers 7-1 in Game 5 of the 2011 NLCS. With the series tied 2-2, the Cardinals pounced on four Brewers errors and once again relied upon a bullpen that had allowed just four earned runs

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Albert Pujols

September 1, 2011: Pujols homers twice, Holliday hits his 200th career home run, and the Cardinals call on a rookie pitcher to sweep Brewers

With four weeks remaining and a sizeable gap between the Cardinals and a playoff berth, Tony La Russa wanted to line up his pitching rotation for the home stretch of the regular season. To make it happen, he called upon Brandon Dickson, a rookie right-hander who had spent almost the entire season in Memphis, to

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Lance Berkman

How the Cardinals added Lance Berkman ahead of the 2011 season

The St. Louis Cardinals didn’t want to wait until the winter meetings to establish their roster for the 2011 season. On November 16, 2010, they re-signed starting pitcher Jake Westbrook to shore up the rotation. Two weeks later, they traded pitching prospect Blake Hawksworth to the Los Angeles Dodgers for shortstop Ryan Theriot. Then, on

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