Prior to Wednesday's game in Baltimore, the St. Louis Cardinals released right-handed relief pitcher Ryan Franklin.
The manager and the closer speak to the media after the Cardinals' sixth loss in eight tries in 2011.
The St. Louis Cardinals lost their opener on Thursday as Albert Pujols had a day to forget, going 0-for-5 including grounding into three double plays. Ryan Franklin blew the save with two out in the ninth and the defense and baserunning were shaky.
New series with player comments from the St. Louis Cardinals Winter Warm-up continues with five relief pitchers.
January 28, 2011
Ryan Franklin is The Cardinal Nation/Scout.com's top relief pitcher on the Major League roster for the second consecutive year.
October 11, 2010
Ryan Franklin receives our selection as the top relief pitcher on the 2009 St. Louis Cardinals.
October 9, 2009