Author Archives: Rick Hummel

Matz is no game against Marlins in 9-2 Cardinals defeat | cardinal blow

JUPITER, Fla. — Steven Matz was introduced to Cardinals television audiences on Saturday. His first game with two scoreless innings was against Washington. His second game against fellow tenants of Roger Dean Stadium in Miami bore no resemblance. The left-hander was bullied by a couple of groundball singles and a bloop. He was also bullied… Read More »

The Flaherty situation will be updated on Saturday when the Cardinals right-hander returns from seeking a second opinion | cardinal blow

JUPITER, Fla.—The next step for Cardinals sore right-hander Jack Flaherty will be revealed Saturday, and absent catcher Yadier Molina will report to camp Monday, manager Oliver Marmol said Friday morning ahead of the Cardinals’ first exhibition game of the spring . . Flaherty wasn’t at camp to get a second opinion on the ailing shoulder… Read More »

Cardinal prospect Willis, 18, eager to show off his stuff | St. Louis Cardinals

JUPITER, Fla. – Athletes prepare for competition in different ways. For 18-year-old Cardinals minor league pitcher Alec Willis, of Regis High School in Aurora, Colorado, that meant going to a movie. But it wasn’t anything of the “Rocky” variety. Willis watched the computer animated comedy “Ratatouille,” released by Walt Disney Pictures, Sunday night before his… Read More »