Mar 5, 2014; Jupiter, FL, USA; St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Stephen Piscotty (91) gets a base hit against the Boston Red Sox at Roger Dean Stadium. The Cardinals defeated the Red Sox 8-6. Image Credit: Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports

St. Louis Cardinals News Roundup

An off day for the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday meant not much was going on at the Major League level prior to the start of the series against the Chicago Cubs on Friday.


Dan Shulman and John Kruk will be calling this Sunday’s game as a part of Sunday Night Baseball on ESPN. It will be a unique experience in that they won’t be in the broadcast booth but the Wrigley Field bleachers.

Don Wade wrote on Wednesday for the Memphis Daily News that prospect Stephen Piscotty is Memphis’ forgotten prospect.

Piscotty could hit more home runs if he tried.

“They haven’t told me to hit more power or home runs so I just stick with my game plan, what works for me, and hopefully that plays at the higher levels,” Piscotty said. “I’m glad they’ve never said that.”

Memphis manager Pop Warner compared Piscotty’s swing to that of Oscar Taveras and Randal Grichuk.

“Piscotty could have it if he tried,” Warner said. “Those guys get after it with their swings. Piscotty’s not that kind of guy and just takes a short, compact, swing. Those guys are trying to do damage. Piscotty’s just trying to drive guys in. Those guys have a little more length and force to their swing.

“The last thing that comes is power,” Warner added. “The way he’s going about it is probably the way that you should. I can live with him hitting 50 doubles and maybe a handful of homers.”

If it works for Piscotty and Warner, I’m fine.

Over at Viva El Birdos, Ben writes that Kolten Wong‘s demolition makes no sense. He’s certainly not alone in that regard.

Chris Carpenter is embracing his new role with the Cardinals, writes Kary Booher in the Springfield News-Leader.

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