Friday, August 1, 2014

Allen Craig Healthy, Ready To Contribute Offensively

Just nine months ago, Allen Craig was at Fenway Park, watching the Red Sox win the World Series against his Cardinals. Back at Fenway on Friday, a day after being traded by St. Louis to Boston, Craig was trying to put it all into perspective.

Boston Official Site

Ben Zobrist Survives Deadline Despite Rumors

Ben Zobrist knew his name would come up in trade rumors but didn't want to let it weigh on him. If you need further evidence, consider that he was taking a nap during the height of Thursday's pre-Trade Deadline activity.

Tampa Bay Official Site

Cardinals Shuffle Rotation To Accommodate Newcomers; Worth Noting

New Cardinals Justin Masterson and John Lackey will make their organizational debuts in starts against the Brewers this weekend, the club announced on Friday.

St. Louis Official Site

Justin Masterson Excited About New Opportunity With Cardinals

In the “other” trade the Cardinals made – the one that didn’t cost the Cardinals two Major Leaguers named Allen Craig and Joe Kelly – the Redbirds picked up a pitcher who figures to fit in quite well with the team.
KMOV

Newly acquired right-hander Justin Masterson was all smiles as he stood in front of his locker for the first time as a member of the St. Louis Cardinals. Masterson discussed the send-off from his former Cleveland teammates, the anticipation to pitch for the Cardinals, and much more in his first media session…
STL Baseball Weekly (Audio)

Three New Faces Making Thiur Debuts This Weekend At Busch

The three newest members of the St. Louis Cardinals will step to the field at Busch Stadium for the first time with the birds on the bat across their chest and it comes at a critical time in the Redbirds’ schedule – a weekend series against the first place Milwaukee Brewers.

KMOV

Mark Prior On The Jim Edmonds & Tim McKernan Show 8-1-14

Inside STL

Lincoln Activated Kevin Howard From The Disabled List

Lincoln Official Twitter

Audio: Not An Easy Decision For John Mozeliak

Parting ways with players that he helped bring into the organization–and in the case of Allen Craig sign to a long-term contract, made the decision to trade them to Boston a difficult one for St. Louis Cardinals General Manager John Mozeliak.

STL Baseball Weekly

Springfield Starting Lineup 8-1-14

Kary Booher Twitter

John Lackey Says He'll Honor Contract, Pitch In 2015 For $500K

When the Cardinals acquired right-hander John Lackey from the Red Sox on Thursday, they were acquiring not only an above-average veteran starter, but also an above-average veteran starter who's under contract for 2015 at the major-league minimum salary of $500,000.

CBS Sports

State College Starting Lineup 8-1-14

State College Official Twitter

Pre-Game Audio 8-1-14: John Lackey, A.J. Pierzynski, Justin Masterson, Mike Matheny, & John Mozeliak

In their second trade in two days, the Cardinals sent pitcher Joe Kelly and outfielder Allen Craig to the Red Sox on Thursday in exchange for pitcher John Lackey and minor-league pitcher Corey Littrell. On Wednesday, the Cardinals acquired starting pitcher Justin Masterson from the Cleveland Indians with Double A outfielder and former first-round pick James Ramsey going to the Indians organization.

STL Baseball Weekly

Brewers' Mark Williams Suspended 50 Games For Amphetamine

Matt Eddy Twitter

'I'm Really Excited To Be Here'; Allen Craig Speaks To Media Before Boston Debut

Allen Craig was not happy when he was traded by the Cardinals. Normally cooperative and accessible to the media, Craig left Petco Park in San Diego so upset by the trade that he refused to talk about it. After a cross country trip to Boston, he’s now more upbeat and seems to have accepted the major change in his life.

KMOV

Jon Jay Sits With Sore Wrist

Derrick Goold Twitter

Carlos Martinez Will Be Plugged Into Memphis Rotation

Jenifer Langosch Twitter

The Risk Of Giving Up On Allen Craig

The departed Allen Craig is shipping up to Boston. (Sorry, but I couldn't resist.)

Bernie Bytes

Peoria Starting Lineup 8-1-14

Peoria Official Twitter

Justin Masteron To Start Saturday, John Lackey On Sunday

Derrick Goold Twitter

Rob Neyer On The Home Stretch 8-1-14

Inside STL

Joliet Releases Jose Garcia & Brett Zawacki

Joliet Official Twitter

John Mozeliak Discusses Joe Kelly, Allen Craig, John Lackey, & Justin Masterson On Inside Pitch 8-1-14

MLB Network Radio Twitter

MLB Network Radio Twitter

MLB Network Radio Twitter

Joe Kelly Could Make First Start For Red Sox Against Cardinals

Brian McPherson Twitter

Cardinals Starting Lineup 8-1-14

St. Louis Official Twitter

Rays Release Jayson Nix

Matt Eddy Twitter

Cardinals Recall Shane Robinson, Option Carlos Martinez To Triple-A Memphis, Add John Lackey & Justin Masterson To The 25-Man Roster, & Announce Uniform Number Changes

The St. Louis Cardinals announced this afternoon that they have recalled outfielder Shane Robinson from Memphis (AAA) and optioned right-handed pitcher Carlos Martinez to the triple-A club. The team also added newly acquired pitchers John Lackey and Justin Masterson to its 25-man active roster.
St. Louis Official Site

The Cardinals optioned right-handed pitcher Carlos Martinez to Triple-A Memphis on Friday and recalled outfielder Shane Robinson from the same club. St. Louis also added newly acquired pitchers John Lackey and Justin Masterson to its 25-man active roster.
St. Louis Official Site

The Cardinals' first bit of business after playing with a 23-man roster for Thursday's win at San Diego was to demote a pitcher, add a hitter and clear space for the two newcomers set to join the team today.
Cardinal Beat

The St. Louis Cardinals have recalled outfielder Shane Robinson from Memphis (AAA) and right-handed pitcher Carlos Martinez has been optioned to the triple-A club.
KSDK

The Cardinals on Friday announced they have optioned pitcher Carlos Martinez to AAA Memphis ahead of their series with the Milwaukee Brewers. Outfielder Shane Robinson was called up.
KMOV

Besides the moves made via trade, the St. Louis Cardinals also made an internal move on Friday as Carlos Martinez was optioned to Memphis.
STL Baseball Weekly

Dave Duncan Discusses What Justin Masterson & John Lackey Will Bring To The Rotation

101 ESPN

Allen Craig's Future To Be Determining Factor Cardinals' Blockbuster Move

News that the GM John Mozeliak actually pulled the trigger on a deal to send Allen Craig and Joe Kelly to Boston in exchange for John Lackey is still reverberating around Major League Baseball – and especially St. Louis.

KMOV

Will John Lackey Pitch For Cardinals In 2015?

For now, let's put aside the many angles of Thursday's trade to focus on one area: John Lackey's contract and what it means for 2015.

Bird Bytes

Giants Designate Dan Uggla For An Assignment

Alex Pavlovic Twitter

Why Does Bill Michaels Call This Brewers Team "The Stupidest Team I've Ever Run Across?"

Bill Michael of the Nationally Syndicated Bill Michael's Show joined the Kevin Wheeler show to talk about the vibe in Milwaukee, the Brewers making a small move at the deadline, his thought of the Pirates being a top horse in the Central, the race down the stretch for the division, and the feeling in each city full of angst about their team.

101 ESPN

DSL: Mariners Beat Cardinals 6-4: Dennis Ortega Collects Two Singles & Three RBIs; Andy De La Cruz Strikes Out Six & Holds Two Runners On Over Four & A Third Scoreless Innings; Rigobert Urena Pitches Two Hitless/Scoreless Innings

Individual Highlights:
Dennis Ortega 2-for-4 with three RBIs (two w/two-outs), one strikeout, and threw one base runner out.
Andy De La Cruz entered in the first and pitched 4.1 innings.  He allowed three hits, no runs, one walk, and struck six out.  (g/f:2-2)(ir-s:2-0)
Rigobert Urena entered in the sixth and pitched two innings.  He allowed no hits or runs.  (g/f:5-0)
Enrique Perez entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, one walk, struck one out, and picked one runner off.  (g/f:1-0)

Rough Outing:
Henry Alvarado 0-for-1 with one walk and one strikeout.
Carlos Rodriguez 0-fro-4 with two strikeouts and one fielding error.
Junior Fernandez started and pitched to ten batters.  He allowed two hits, six runs (three earned), three walks, hit two batters, threw one wild pitch, and struck one out for the losing decision (0-4).  (g/f:2-0)

Boxscore

Bernie Miklasz Reminds Us "John Mozeliak's Track Record On Knowing When To Cut Aging Hitters Is Pretty Good"

Bernie Miklasz joined Kevin Wheeler to talk about the trade deadline, how he likes the move, the foot issue that haunts Craig, the Cards going forward with Oscar and what's in store the rest of the way, they also touched on the Hall of Fame, Aeneas Williams and his tough task of having to present a case for each of the Hall of Fame worthy Rams from the Greatest Show on Turf.

101 ESPN

Bob Nightengale On The Press Box 8-1-14

Inside STL

Welcome Home, Cardinals - A Mostly Familiar, Notably Improved Crew

You might not need a new scorecard when the Cardinals return to Busch Stadium on Friday night. But if you plan to stick with your old one, you'll need a good-sized eraser.

Fox Sports Midwest

Paul Byrd Discusses The Different Personalities Of John Lackey & Justin Masterson

Paul Byrd joined the Kevin Wheeler show to talk about the craziness of the trade deadline, the kind of teammate John Lackey is, how Justin Masterson is total opposite of Lackey, the difficulty of being traded, what a trade can do for a team, and how the Braves addressed a few needs too.

101 ESPN

Homestand Highlights (Friday, August 1 - Thursday, August 7, 2014)

Tonight the Cardinals kick off a six-game homestand with the division rival Milwaukee Brewers and reigning World Champion Boston Red Sox in a World Series rematch. The homestand is highlighted by Fredbird's Birthday Bash Weekend, featuring the kid's backpack and Mini Clydesdale promotional giveaways, as well as Christian Day at the Ballpark with retired Navy Seal Marcus Luttrell of Lone Survivor fame.

St. Louis Official Site

A-Advanced Palm Beach Receives Luke Weaver & Andrew Morales From Short-Season Rookie-Level Gulf Coast League & Corey Littell From A-Advanced Salem

Palm Beach Official Twitter

Cardinals Hall Of Fame Ceremony Tickets On Sale

Tickets for the 2014 Cardinals Hall of Fame induction ceremony are on sale.
KSDK

The St. Louis Cardinals announced tickets for the 2014 Cardinals Hall of Fame induction ceremony, presented by Edward Jones, will go on sale today at 10 a.m.
St. Louis Official Site

The St. Louis Cardinals have announced tickets for the upcoming Hall of Fame ceremony are now available for $18.00 per person. The event, which is open to fans of all ages, will take place at Fox Sports Midwest Live! in Ballpark Village on Saturday, August 16th at 10:30am–doors open an hour early.
STL Baseball Weekly

Joe Strauss On The Morning After 8-1-14

Jubilee from Friendly's continues, Rudy boozing again, hello to Ryan Kelley, Rudy jumps back on the show, mood of the Cardinals yesterday after learning about trades on Thursday, hello Joe how may make an appearance at Freindly's, if there's a deprecciating asset such as Allen Craig then a move must made is how he reads the Cardinals' moves, looking at a possible future for Joe Kelly, considering Michael Wacha's situation after all these moves, how trades affect the clubhouse, Craig and Kelly finding out news through media,

Inside STL

GCL: Cardinals @ Marlins Doubleheader Was Postponed Due To Rain 8-1-14

MiLB Official Site

Former Cardinals Playing In NPB Action 8-1-14: Joey Butler Hits A Two-Run Homer

Joey Butler (former St. Louis-Orix) started in left field and batted third.  1-for-3 with one home run, two RBIs, one run, and one strikeout.

Orix beat Chiba Lotte 6-2

Cardinals Trades Draw Mixed Reviews

Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak wanted to upgrade his pitching. He didn't want to part with his very best prospects in the process.

Tipsheet

Punchless Cardinals Punch Up Rotation; Clubhouse Is Rocked By Departures

Two of the cornerstones the Cardinals intended to build a contender around this summer were a close-knit core group of homegrown players who considered October their birthright and a promising, deep pitching staff.

Post-Dispatch

Albert Pujols Delivers Game's Only Run In 13th For Win

Albert Pujols got a tailing slider out over the plate, swung hard, lined it up towards the middle, flipped his bat with authority and exhaled deeply as he jogged towards first base late Thursday night.

Anaheim Official Site

John Mozeliak Moves To Fix Two Problems

Sensitive to any suggestion that he exerts undue influence over his third-year manager, John Mozeliak is fond of saying, “I don’t do lineups.”

Post-Dispatch

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Cardinals Improve, But Is It Enough?

In separate trades, the Cardinals supplemented their starting rotation, acquiring right-handers Justin Masterson and John Lackey. The moves were quintessentially Mozeliakian, as the GM followed his typical script by accurately identifying needs then fulfilling those needs with solid but not blockbuster (or bank-busting) transactions. The only question will be whether they’re enough.

Fungoes

Joe Sheehan On Sports Hub 7-31-14

In hour one of The Sports Hub, Chris Hrabe took your calls and talked with Joe Sheehan of SI.com about the MLB trade deadline and Cardinals moves.

KMOX

Former Cardinals Playing In MLB Action 7-31-14: Ryan Ludwick Singles & Drives In Two Runs; Albert Pujols Singles, Doubles, & Knocks In One Run; David Freese Collects Four Singles

Blaine Boyer (former St. Louis-San Diego) entered in the sixth and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, one walk, and struck one out.  (p-s:24-14)(g/f:0-1)(ir-s:3-1)

St. Louis beat San Diego 6-2


Albert Pujols (former St. Louis-Anaheim) started at first base and batted third.  2-for-6 with one double and one RBI.
David Freese (former St. Louis-Anaheim) started at third base and batted eighth.  4-for-5 with one strikeout.

Anaheim beat Baltimore 1-0 in 13 innings


Marc Rzepczynski (former St. Louis-Cleveland) entered in the sixth and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out.  (p-s:23-13)(g/f:3-0)(ir-s:1-0)

Seattle beat Cleveland 6-5


Ryan Ludwick (former St. Louis-Cincinnati) started in left field and batted fourth.  1-for-4 with two two-out RBIs and one strikeout.
Skip Schumaker (former St. Louis-Cincinnati) entered late in the game in left field and batted seventh.  0-fro-1 at the plate.

Donovan Solano (former Memphis-Miami) entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted ninth.  0-for-1 with one strikeout.

Cincinnati beat Miami 3-1


Colby Rasmus (former St. Louis-Toronto) entered late in the game in centerfield and batted ninth.  0-for-1 with one strikeout.

Toronto beat Houston 6-5


David Peralta (former Johnson City-Arizona) started in right field and batted seventh.  0-for-3 with one hit by pitch.

Arizona beat Pittsburgh 7-4

Shane Robinson, Scratched Form Triple-A Memphis Lineup, Expected To Be Recalled

Rob Rains Twitter

Former Cardinals Draft Selections Playing In Summer Collegiate Leagues 7-31-14:

West Coast League:

Joe Gillette (former 2014 draft selection-Wenatchee) started at shortstop and batted sixth.  0-for-4 with one strikeout and committed one error.

Wenatchee beat Victoria 9-2

Memphis Beat Omaha 6-4: Audry Perez Collects Two Singles, One Home Run, & Two RBIs; Randal Grichuk Doubles & Drives In One Run; Eric Fornataro Strikes Out Four Over Two Scoreless Innings For The Save

Individual Highlights:
Luis Mateo 1-for-4 with one double, one run, one hit by pitch, and grounded into one double play.
Randal Grichuk 1-for-4 with one double, one RBI, one run, one walk, and one strikeout.
Xavier Scruggs 0-for-4 with one RBI, one sac fly, two strikeouts, and grounded into one double play.
Tommy Pham 2-for-4 with one run and one strikeout.
Pete Kozma 1-for-3 with two runs and one walk.
Jermaine Curtis 1-for-3 with one RBI and one walk.
Audry Perez 3-for-4 with one home run, two RBIs, one run, and grounded into one double play.
Greg Garcia 2-for-4 with two strikeouts.
Dean Kiekhefer entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, threw one wild pitch, and struck one out for the hold (8).  (p-s:18-13)(g/f:1-1)
Eric Fornataro entered in the eighth and pitched two innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, one walk, and struck four out for the save (11).  (p-s:31-19)(g/f:1-0)

Rough Outing:
Stephen Piscotty 0-for-4 with one walk and one strikeout.
John Gast started and pitched four innings.  He allowed four hits, two earned runs, one home run, two walks, and struck one out.  (p-s:83-55)(g/f:3-4)
Nick Greenwood entered in the fifth and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed two hits, two earned runs, and one walk for the winning decision (4-3).  (p-s:30-18)(g/f:2-2)
Jorge Rondon entered in the sixth and pitched to four batters.  He allowed one hit, no runs, one walk, and struck one out for the hold (5).  (p-s:22-15)(g/f:1-0)(ir-s:2-2)

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Arkansas Beat Springfield 6-2: Breyvic Valera Collects Two Singles & One RBI; Jonathan Cornelius Strikes Out Four & Allows Two Runs Over Six Innings; Ryan Sherriff Strikes Out Two Over One & A Third Hitless/Scoreless Innings

Individual Highlights:
Mike O'Neill 1-for-4 at the plate.
Curt Smith 1-for-3 with one walk.
Cody Stanley 1-for-4 with one double, one run, two strikeouts, and allowed one stolen base.
Jonathan Rodriguez 1-for-4 with one run, one stolen base, and assisted in one double play.
Breyvic Valera 2-for-4 with one RBI, one stolen base, one strikeout, one caught stealing, and assisted in one double play.
Alex Mejia 0-for-2 with one walk.
Jonathan Cornelius started and pitched six innings.  He allowed five hits, two earned runs, one home run, three walks, and struck four out.  (p-s:98-63)(g/f:6-5)
Ryan Sherriff entered in the seventh and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck two out.  (p-s:15-12)(g/f:0-1)

Rough Outing:
Rest Of The Team

Former Cardinals:
Adam Melker 1-for-2 with one RBI and one run

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Springfield Official Site Post Game
Springfield News-Leader Post Game

Johnson City Beat Greeneville 4-1: Blake Drake Singles & Hits A Solo Home Run; Matt Pearce Strikes Out Three & Allows One Run Over Five Innings For The Win; Jonathan Escudero Strikes Out One Over Two Hitless/Scoreless Innings For The Save

Individual Highlights:
Blake Drake 2-for-5 with one home run, one RBI, one run, and three strikeouts.
Casey Grayson 1-for-4 with one two-out RBI, one run, one walk, and one strikeout.
Chris Rivera 0-for-3 with one run, two hit by pitches, and one strikeout.
Cole Lankford 2-for-3 with one double, one RBI, and one walk.
Jesus Ustariz 0-for-4 with one RBI, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.
Jose Godoy 1-for-3 with one walk and allowed two stolen bases.
Devante Lacy 1-for-3 with one run, one walk, and one strikeout.
Matt Pearce started and pitched five innings.  He allowed five hits, one earned run, and struck three out for the winning decision (2-3).  (g/f:6-2)
Kevin Carlow entered in the no hits or runs, one walk, and struck two out for the hold (1).  (g/f:1-0)
Sasha Kuebel entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed two hits, no runs, one walk, and struck two out for the hold (1).  (g/f:0-1)
Jonathan Escudero entered in the eighth and pitched two innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out for the save (1).  (g/f:2-2)

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State College Beat Aberdeen 8-2 In Game Two Of Doubleheader: Chase Raffield Singles, Triples, & Drives In Two Runs; Dewin Perez Strikes Out Eight & Allows Two Runs Over Six Innings For The Win; Jake Stone Singles, Doubles, & Knocks In One Run

Individual Highlights:
Darren Seferina 1-for-4 with one RBI, one stolen base, and three strikeouts.
Adam Ehrlich 1-for-4 with one double and one RBI.
Nick Thompson 3-for-4 with two runs and one strikeout.
Jake Stone 2-for-4 with one double, one two-out RBI, two runs, and grounded into one double play.
Ronnierd Garcia 0-for-1 with one RBI, one run, one intentional walk, one sac fly, and one strikeout.
Chase Raffield 2-for-3 with one triple and two two-out RBIs.
Luis Cruz 1-for-3 with one double, one run, two strikeouts, assisted in one double play, and threw out one base runner.
Jhohan Acevedo 3-for-3 with one two-out RBI, one run, and one stolen base.
Dewin Perez started and pitched six innings.  He allowed five hits, two earned runs, two walks, one balk, threw one wild pitch, and stuck eight out for the winning decision (4-1).  (g/f:4-3)
Tyler Bray entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck two out.  (g/f:1-0)

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State College Official Site Post Game
Centre Daily Times Post Game

Clubhouse Mutiny In St. Louis?

That might be an overstatement, but based upon texts I received from several major-league sources, a number of Cardinals players made no secret of their unhappiness with the trade of right fielder Allen Craig and right-hander Joe Kelly to the Red Sox for right-hander John Lackey.

Fox Sports

Cardinals Gave Up On Allen Craig & Joe Kelly Too Soon

I’m not a big fan of the Cardinals trading Allen Craig and Joe Kelly for John Lackey and a minor league pitcher. How soon we forget just how good Craig and Kelly were last season.

KMOV

Beloit Beat Peoria 11-4: Michael Schulze Collects Two Singles & One RBI; Robert Stock Pitches Tow Scoreless Innings; C.J. McElroy & Juan Herrera Each Single & Knock In One Run

Individual Highlights:
Vaughn Bryan 1-for-4 with one double, one run, and one strikeout.
C.J. McElroy 1-for-4 with one RBI and one run.
Juan Herrera 1-for-4 with one RBI, two strikeouts, grounded into one double play, and one fielding error.
Justin Ringo 2-for-4 with one double, one run, one stolen base, and grounded into one double play.
Michael Schulze 2-for-3 with one two-out RBI and one run.
Robert Stock entered in the seventh and pitched two innings.  He allowed one hit and no runs.  (g/f:2-2)

Rough Outing:
Carson Kelly 0-for-4 and allowed one stolen base.
Rowan Wick 0-for-4 with three strikeouts.
Ronald Castillo 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
Rafael Medina 0-for-3 with one hit by pitch.
Blake McKnight started and pitched three innings.  He allowed seven hits, seven earned runs, two walks, hit one batter, and struck one out for the losing decision (5-8).  (g/f:4-2)
Kevin Herget entered in the fourth and pitched two innings.  He allowed three hits, one earned run, threw one wild pitch, and struck two out.  (g/f:2-1)
Josh Lucas entered in the sixth and pitched one inning.  He allowed four hits, three runs (two earned), hit one batter, and struck one out.  (g/f:1-1)

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Bob Nightengale On Sports Open Line 7-31-14

MLB Network analyst Bob Nightengale joined Sports Open Line recapping the MLB trade deadline and the Cardinals acquisition of John Lackey.

KMOX

Marlins Release Miguel Tejada, Plans To Play In Dominican League

The Miami Marlins they released veteran players Dominican Miguel Tejada , who only appeared in four games since he signed a minor league contract last May.  (Translated)

ESPN Deportes

Ten Times Joe Kelly Made Us Laugh

Joe Kelly’s trade to the Boston Red Sox was just as much a shock to him as it was to Cardinal Nation.

KMOX

Deal For John Lackey Gives Oscar Taveras Increased Role; Cardinals To Reveal Rotation After Acquisitions Arrive; Worth Noting

The Cardinals expect to welcome starters Justin Masterson and John Lackey at Busch Stadium on Friday, at which time the organization will announce its rotation order for the homestand.

St. Louis Official Site

State College Starting Lineup For Game Two Of Doubleheader 7-31-14

State College Official Twitter

Palm Beach Beat Lakeland 7-1: Bruce Caldwell Singles, Homers, & Drives In Three Runs; Nick Martini Collects Two Singles & One RBI; Joe Cuda Strikes Out Six & Allows One Run Over Six Innings For The Win

Individual Highlights:
Nick Martini 2-for-3 with one two-out RBI, two runs, and one walk.
Ildemaro Vargas 3-for-4 with two runs.
Bruce Caldwell 2-for-3 with one home run, three RBIs, two runs, one sac fly, one strikeout, and assisted in two double plays.
Luke Voit 1-for-3 with one RBI, one walk, one strikeout, and assisted in two double plays.
Anthony Garcia 1-for-4 with one two-out nRBI and one strikeout.
Dante Rosenberg 1-for-3 with one double and one run.
Joe Cuda started and pitched six innings.  He allowed eight hits, one earned run, hit one batter, and struck six out for the winning decision (8-7).  (g/f:7-3)
Logan Billbrough entered in the seventh and pitched two innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and one walk.  (g/f:2-1)
Chris Perry entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck two out.

Rough Outing:
David Popkins 0-for-4 with one strikeout and grounded into one double play.
Greg Miclat 0-for-4 with one strikeout and assisted in two double plays.
Jimmy Bosco 0-for-3 with one strikeout.

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Palm Beach Official Site Post Game

Aledmys Diaz Possibly Done For Season

Kary Booher Twitter

Aberdeen Beat State College 3-2 In Game One Of Doubleheader: Nick Thompson Collects Two Singles & One RBI; Jake Stone Singles, Walks, & Knocks In One Run; Will Anderson Strikes Out Four, Induces Nine Ground Outs, Allows Two Runs Over Six Innings

Individual Highlights:
Robelys Reyes 1-for-2 with one run, one walk, two throwing errors, and assisted in three double plays.
Danny Diekroeger 0-for-1 with one run, one walk, one hit by pitch, grounded into one double play, and one throwing error.
Jake Stone 1-for-2 with one two-out RBI, one walk, and assisted three double plays.
Nick Thompson 2-for-3 with one two-out RBI.
Will Anderson started and pitched six innings.  He allowed nine hits, two runs (one earned), one home run, one walk, hit one batter, and struck four out.  (g/f:9-2)

Rough Outing:
Alex DeLeon 0-for-3 with one strikeout and grounded into one double play.
Kenneth Peoples-Walls 0-for-3 with one strikeout, grounded into one double play, and one outfield assist.
Collin Radack 0-for-2 at the plate.
Chase Raffield 0-for-1 with one strikeout.
Brandon Lee entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed two hits and one earned run.  (g/f:1-1)

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Cliff Lee Re-Injures Elbow

Todd Zolecki Twitter

Colby Rasmus Benched For Being Late

Gregor Chisholm Twitter

Brewers, Cardinals Set For NL Central Showdown

Though the Cardinals secured a 6-2 win on Thursday against the Padres, the Brewers enter this weekend's pivotal series against St. Louis with a two-game lead in the National League Central.

St. Louis Official Site

Joe Strauss, Bob Ryan, & John Mozeliak On The Jim Edmonds & Tim McKernan Show 7-31-14

Inside STL

Springfield Starting Lineup 7-31-14

Kary Booher Twitter

Memphis Starting Lineup 7-31-14

Memphis Official Twitter

Home Runs Only Blemish In Shelby Miller's Win Over Padres

The Cardinals avoided a sweep by one of the worst teams in the NL, the San Diego Padres, with a solid performance by Shelby Miller and the Redbirds’ offense.

KMOV

Cardinals Beat Padres 6-2: Oscar Taveras Hits A Two-Run Homer; Matt Holliday Singles & Drives In Two Runs; Shelby Miller Strikes Out Five & Allows Two Runs Over Six Innings For The Win

Individual Highlights:
Matt Carpenter 2-for-4 with one two-out RBI, one run, one walk, and grounded into one double play.
Kolten Wong 1-for-4 with one double, one run, and two strikeouts.
Matt Holliday 1-for-4 with two RBIs and one strikeout.
A.J. Pierzynski 1-for-3 with two runs and one walk.
Oscar Taveras 1-for-4 with one home run, two two-out RBIs, and one run.
Peter Bourjos 1-for-4 with one two-out RBI and one strikeout.
Shelby Miller started and pitched six innings.  He allowed three hits, two earned runs, two home runs, and struck five out for the winning decision (8-8).  1-for-3 with one strikeout.  (p-s:85-58)(g/f:8-2)
Kevin Siegrist entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs.  (p-s:11-8)(g/f:1-1)
Pat Neshek entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out.  (p-s:10-7)
Trevor Rosenthal entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out.  (p-s:14-8)(g/f:1-1)

Rough Outing:
Jhonny Peralta 0-for-3 with one hit by pitch.

Former Cardinals:
Blaine Boyer entered in the sixth and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, one walk, and struck one out.  (p-s:24-14)(g/f:0-1)(ir-s:3-1)

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St. Louis Official Site Post Game
Cardinal Beat Post Game
Fox Sports Midwest Post Game
KMOV Post Game
STL Sports Page Post Game
Post-Dispatch Post Game

Peoria Starting Lineup 7-31-14

Peoria Official Twitter

John Mozeliak Sets Off A Loud Wake-Up Call

"Oh? Have I got your attention now? Good." — Actor Alec Baldwin, playing the tough-guy executive Blake and dressing down a lackadaisical sales staff in the film "Glengarry Glen Ross"

Bernie Bytes

Departures Of Allen Craig, Joe Kelly Hit Cardinals Hard

Before the Cardinals began to digest the addition of a second starting pitcher in as many days, they had to first swallow some difficult goodbyes.

St. Louis Official Site

Cardinals Were Never In On David Price

Ken Rosenthal Twitter

John Mozeliak Did Not Have Conversations With Rays About David Price On Thursday

Scott Miller Twitter

State College Starting Lineup For Game One Of Doubleheader 7-31-14

State College Official Twitter

Richard Justice & Joe Strauss On The Home Stretch 7-31-14

Inside STL

Palm Beach Starting Lineup 7-31-14

Palm Beach Official Twitter

John Lackey Deal Tugs The Heartstrings But Makes Cardinals A Better Team

After the Cardinals' uninspired 12-1 loss to the Padres on Wednesday night, Jim Edmonds said what anyone watching would have to agree with.

Fox Sports Midwest

John Mozeliak Received Good Faith Promise John Lackey Would Stay For 2015 Option

Derrick Goold Twitter

Yankees To Designate Brian Roberts For An Assignment

Bryan Hoch Twitter

Video: Joe Kelly Talks About Being Traded

It was a sad Joe Kelly who spoke to FOX Sports Midwest's Jim Hayes as he left the Cardinals' clubhouse because he had just been traded to the Red Sox.

Fox Sports Midwest

Twins Extend Kurt Suzuki

Dustin Morese Twitter

Triple-A Colorado Springs Placed Brett Tomko On The Disabled List

Rockies Roster Twitter

Yankees, Red Sox Swap Kelly Johnson & Stephen Drew

Alex Speier Twitter

Tigers Get David Price

Ken Rosenthal Twitter

Joe Kelly Could Face John Lackey At Busch In First Start For Red Sox

If the Cardinals and Red Sox leave their rotations as is, the Redbirds could face former teammate Joe Kelly Tuesday at Busch Stadium while the Cards would counter with John Lackey.

KMOV

Yankees Out On Marlon Byrd

Jayson Stark Twitter

Ben Zobrist Will Stay Put With Rays

Joel Sherman Twitter

Losing Allen Craig Gives Oscar Taveras The Chance To Play Everyday

This season has been pretty horrendous for the now former Cardinals’ outfielder Allen Craig, but he’s getting a fresh chance in Boston as the Redbirds traded him Thursday ahead of MLB’s deadline. And the trade puts the responsibility of right field solely in the hands of the young Oscar Taveras.

KMOV

Nationals Acquire Asdrubal Cabrera

In a move that bolsters their infield defense and gives manager Matt Williams an additional lineup option, the Washington Nationals acquired infielder Asdrubal Cabrera and cash considerations from the Cleveland Indians in exchange for infielder Zach Walters on Thursday afternoon.

Curly W Live

Tigers, Mariners, Pirates, & Yankees Discussing David Price With Rays

Bob Nightengale Twitter

Tim Kurkjian "Offers No Solace Or Explanation" For Cardinals Offensive Woes

Tim Kurkjian joined the Kevin Wheeler show to talk about the craziness of the trade deadline, Jon Lester deal, what this does for Oakland, the Cards acquiring Masterson, and other possible deals at the Deadline. They also try to figure out the Cards offensive woes.

101 ESPN

Kevin Wheeler, Anthony Stalter, & Chris Duncan React To The John Lackey Trade

101 ESPN

Royals Out On Marlon Byrd, Talks Stalled Between Phillies & Mariners

Ken Rosenthal Twitter

New Jersey Sign Brady Adamek

Anton Joe Twitter

Tigers, Mariners, & Cardinals Possible Destinations For David Price

Marc Topkin Twitter

GCL: Cardinals Beat Marlins 7-0 In Game Two Of Doubleheader: Malik Collymore Singles, Triples, & Drives In Four Runs; Dylan Hawkins Strikes Out One Over Three Scoreless Innings; Tyler Dunnington Strikes Out Three Over Two Scoreless Innings

Individual Highlights:
Magneuris Sierra 3-for-3 with three runs, one walk, and one stolen base.
Jake Gronsky 1-for-3 with one double, one RBI, two runs, one walk, one walk, and assisted in two double play.
Malik Collymore 2-for-4 with one triple, four RBIs, and one run.
Michael Pritchard 2-for-3 with one double, one RBI, and one run.
Derek Gibson 1-for-2 with one RBI and one sac fly.
Dylan Hawkins started and pitched three innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, two walks, and struck one out.  (g/f:2-2)
Jery Then entered in the fourth and pitched two innings.  He allowed three hits, no runs, and struck two out for the winning decision (1-1).  (g/f:4-0)
Tyler Dunnington entered in the sixth and pitched two innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, hit two batters, threw one wild pitch, and struck three out.  (g/f:1-0)

Rough Outing:
Edmundo Sosa 0-for-4 with one ground into double play and assisted in one double play.
Elier Rodriguez 0-for-3, one missed catch error, and assisted in one double play.

Boxscore

Cardinals Starting Lineup 7-31-13

St. Louis Official Site

Cardinals Send Allen Craig & Joe Kelly To Red Sox For John Lackey & Corey Littrell

The St. Louis Cardinals announced this afternoon that they have acquired veteran right-handed starting pitcher John Lackey, minor league left-handed pitcher Corey Littrell and cash considerations from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for pitcher Joe Kelly and outfielder Allen Craig. Lackey joins right-hander Justin Masterson who was acquired yesterday from Cleveland in a newly-fortified Cardinals starting rotation.
St. Louis Official Site

Just hours after trading ace Jon Lester, the Red Sox sent No. 2 starter John Lackey to the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday amid one of the most eventful Trade Deadlines in team history.
St. Louis Official Site

Allen Craig was in a room close to the main clubhouse here at Petco Park when he heard a report on television that the team he had signed a long-term deal with, the only team he had known in his pro career, and the team he had won a championship with, was trading him.
Cardinal Beat 

The St. Louis Cardinals announced this afternoon that they have acquired veteran right-handed starting pitcher John Lackey, minor league left-handed pitcher Corey Littrell and cash considerations from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for pitcher Joe Kelly and outfielder Allen Craig.
KMOX

Entering 2014, the Cardinals pinned a lot of hope on their young starting pitchers. Besides 32-year-old ace Adam Wainwright, their Opening Day rotation included pitchers who then were 22, 23, 25 and 26.
Fox Sports Midwest

The St. Louis Cardinals acquired veteran Red Sox pitcher John Lackey Thursday, the second big name starter the team traded for this week, according to multiple national media reports, but it came at a big price.
KMOV

After intimating there might not be much prior to the 3pm trade deadline today, St. Louis Cardinals General Manager shook things up in a big way by sending Allen Craig and Joe Kelly to the Boston Red Sox in exchange for pitcher John Lackey, minor league pitcher Corey Littrell, and cash considerations.
STL Baseball Weekly

It is going to take some time to adequately process all of the elements involved in the Cardinals stunning deadline trade Thursday that sent Allen Craig and Joe Kelly to the Red Sox for John Lackey and a minor-league pitcher.
STL Baseball Weekly

Dodgers, Pirates Discussing David Price

Ken Rosenthal Twitter

What Do The Cardinals Stand For?

Opening remark: I hope to have something soon on the Cards' big trade with Boston. But first, I'd like to wish Allen Craig and Joe Kelly the very best as they leave the Cardinals.

Bird Bytes

Yankees Considering Josh Willingham, Marlon Byrd

Ken Rosenthal Twitter

DSL: Nationals Beat Cardinals 7-3: Wadye Ynfante Triples & Drives In Two Runs; Juan Alvarez Strikes Out One Over One Scoreless Inning; Allen Cordoba Singles & Doubles

Individual Highlights:
Allen Cordoba 2-for-4 with one double, one hit by pitch, and one fielding error.
Hector Linares 1-for-4 with one double, one run, and two strikeouts.
Dennis Ortega 0-for-2 with one run, two walks, and threw out two base runners.
Carlos Rodriguez 2-for-4 with one run and one strikeout.
Wadye Ynfante 1-for-4 with one triple, two RBIs, and one strikeout.
Esteban Vallejo entered in the eighth and pitched eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck one out.  (g/f:1-1)

Rough Outing:
Luis Flores 0-for-5 with two strikeouts.
Henry Alvarado 0-for-4 with one stolen base and one strikeout.
Joaquin De La Cruz 0-for-4 with one strikeout.
Sandy Alcantara started and pitched five innings.  He allowed five hits, four earned runs, three walks, one balk, threw one wild pitch, and struck seven out for the losing decision (1-6).  (g/f:3-2)
Juan Alvarez entered in the sixth and pitched two innings.  He allowed four hits, three runs (two earned), one home run, and struck four out.  (g/f:1-1)

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GCL: Cardinals Beat Marlins 8-1 In Game One Of Doubleheader: Elier Rodriguez Singles, Doubles, & Drives In Three Runs; Malik Collymore Triples & Knocks In One Run; Bryan Dobzanski Strikes Out Two Over Three Scoreless Innings For The Win

Individual Highlights:
Magneuris Sierra 2-for-4 with two runs and one strikeout.
Michael Pritchard 2-for-3 with one RBI, three runs, one walk, and one stolen base.
Elier Rodriguez 2-for-4 with one double and three two-out RBIs.
Malik Collymore 1-for-3 with one triple, one RBI, one run, one walk, one stolen base, and one stolen base.
Julian Barzilli 0-for-2 with one RBI, one sac fly, one hit by pitch, and one strikeout.
Ricardo Bautista 1-for-3 with one two-out RBI, one hit by pitch, one stolen base, and one strikeout.
DeAndre Asbury-Heath 1-for-3 with one run, one run, and two strikeouts.
Ramon Santos started and pitched four innings.  He allowed two hits, one earned run, two walks, threw one wild pitch, committed one pickoff error, and struck two out.  (g/f:6-2)
Bryan Dobzanski entered in the fifth and pitched three innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, two walks, and struck two out for the winning decision (1-0).  (g/f:3-3)

Rough Outing:
Michael Massi 0-for-3 with one walk and assisted in one double play.

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Jim Rosenhaus On The Press Box 7-31-14

Inside STL

Red Sox Send Corey Littrell & $1.75M To Cardinals In John Lackey For Allen Craig & Joe Kelly Deal

Alex Speier Twitter

Jeff Passan Twitter

Cardinals Brass Not Happy With Allen Craig Or Joe Kelly

Jeff Passan Twitter

Cardinals Send Allen Craig & Joe Kelly To Red Sox For John Lackey

Peter Gammons Twitter

Red Sox Send John Lackey To Cardinals

Jon Heyman Twitter

Cardinals Or Dodgers Close To Deal On John Lackey

Gordon Edes Twitter

Dodgers Trying Hard To Get Joaquin Benoit

Joel Sherman Twitter

Rangers Received Call On Colby Lewis

T.R. Sullivan Twitter

Bernie Miklasz On Why He Feels Pity For Allen Craig Right Now

101 ESPN

Indians Pay Tribute To Justin Masterson

Good day to you.

Here are your Bernie Bits for Thursday July 31...

Daily Bits

Royals, Phillies Discussing A.J. Burnett

Ken Rosenthal Twitter

Anthony Castrovince On The Morning After 7-31-14

Doug called this trade between Oakland and Boston, liking this deal for the Sox, amazing the A's have not been able to get past the ALDS in recent years, not seeing anything else on the horizon for the Cardinals at least by the end of the deadline, texters being ripping on John Mozeliak and the Cardinals, looking into making $$ off 'FFF' & people making money off viral videos.

Inside STL

White Sox Release Nick McCully

Future Sox Twitter

Athletics Send Tommy Milone Twins

Ken Rosenthal Twitter

Phillies Said To Be Asking For Big Prospects Back For Marlon Byrd

The asking price for Marlon Byrd is said to be extremely high, with interested teams saying the Phillies would have to lower it to move him.

CBS Sports

Former Cardinals Playing In NPB Action 7-31-14: Brian Falkenborg Pitches One Scoreless Inning

Joey Butler (former St. Louis-Orix) entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted ninth.  One walk at the plate.

Seibu beat Orix 2-1


Brian Falkenborg (former St. Louis-Rakuten) entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and one walk.

Rakuten beat Softbank 5-1

Red Sox Send Jon Lester & Jonny Gomes To Athletics For Yoenis Cespedes

Jon Heyman Twitter

Astros Telling Teams Chad Qualls Is Not Available

Chad Qualls would seem to be the perfect trade candidate. He's a 35-year-old closer for the non-contending Astros.

CBS Sports

Orioles Inquire About Bartolo Colon; Mets Uncertain Whether To Deal

The Orioles are a team that has checked in on Bartolo Colon, but the Mets don't seem to have decided whether to trade him.

CBS Sports

Nationals, Blue Jays, & Two Other Clubs Check In On Asdrubal Cabrera

Ken Rosenthal Twitter

Experts Analyze Justin Masterson Trade

Yes, the Cardinals do need pitching help.

Tipsheet

David Price's Trade Value Dipping As Deadline Approaches

Buster Olney Twitter

John Mozeliak: No 'Viable Option' For Offense On Trade Market; Extra Bases

General manager John Mozeliak and his staff thought “long and hard,” he said, about ways to slake the Cardinals’ persisting thirst for more offense as today’s trade deadline approached. But the market offered few options and far fewer fits, so the focus shifted to a creeping need, one that might prove more essential to their division-title chances.

Post-Dispatch

Why Giants Took Mike Matheny Over A.J. Pierzynski

The catcher who displaced A.J. Pierzynski as the Giants’ starter before the 2005 season is his manager in 2014.

RetroSimba

Joe Kelly Struggling To Find Fastball Command; Offensive Upgrade From Trade Market Unlikely; Nothing Brewing But John Mozeliak Open To More Deals; Worth Noting

Though the Cardinals' primary objective was to add a starting pitcher in advance of Thursday's non-waiver Trade Deadline, general manager John Mozeliak also has considered all sorts of creative ways to improve the offense. He's yet to find a solution.

St. Louis Official Site

Padres Look To Sweep Away Cardinals In Matinee

Padres rookie right-hander Odrisamer Despaigne opened his career with five starts of six or more innings with two or fewer runs, though that streak ended his last time out as he had his first subpar outing in the big leagues.

St. Louis Official Site

Cliff Lee Not Concerned With Trade Rumors

"I don't really care [about the trade talk]," Lee said, repeating his stance on the issue over the last two seasons. "I have no control over this thing. I'll be glad not to answer questions about it."

Philadelphia Inquirer

Cardinals Choose The Smart Route In Trade

As tempted as he might have been, Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak declined to go overboard in an all-out expedition to reel in the biggest fish in the sea. His target was a starting pitcher. His catch was Justin Masterson.

Bernie Bytes

Padres Beat Cardinals 12-1: Peter Bourjos Drives In One Run; Matt Adams Doubles; Sam Freeman Strikes Out One Over One Scoreless Inning

Individual Highlights:
Matt Carpenter 1-for-4 with one strikeout.
Kolten Wong 1-for-4 and assisted in two double plays.
Matt Adams 1-for-4 with one double, one run, one strikeout, and assisted in three double plays.
Jhonny Peralta 1-for-3 with one walk and assisted in three double plays.
Peter Bourjos 0-for-2 with one RBI, one walk, and was picked off.
Mark Ellis 1-for-1 at the plate.
Sam Freeman entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed two hits, no runs, and struck one out.  (g-s:14-10)(g/f:1-0)

Rough Outing:
Rest Of The Team

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St. Louis Official Site Post Game
Cardinal Beat Post Game
Post-Dispatch Post Game
Fox Sports Midwest Post Game
KMOV Post Game
KMOV Post Game
STL Sports Page Post Game

Former Cardinals Draft Selections Playing In Summer Collegiate Leagues 7-30-3-14: Ian Rice Doubles & Walks; Joe Gillette Singles, Walks, & Steals One Base

Cape Cod League:

Ian Rice (former 2012 draft selection-Cotuit) started at catcher and batted eighth.  1-for-5 with one double, one walk, one strikeout, and threw out two of five base runners.

Cotuit beat Hyannis Harbor 12-10


West Coast League:

Joe Gillette (former 2012 draft selection-Wenatchee) started at shortstop and batted fifth.  1-for-3 with one walk, one stolen base, assisted in two double plays, and committed one error.

Victoria beat Wenatchee 5-0

Trey Nielson Reaching Potential On The Mound

Trey Nielson was drafted out of high school as a pitcher in the 42nd round by the Chicago Cubs in 2010.

Centre Daily Times

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Mike Matheny Wins Challenge To Complete Double Play

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny won a challenge on Wednesday night to help reliever Carlos Martinez close the sixth inning with a double play.

St. Louis Official Site

Cardinals, Dodgers, & Pirates Finalists For Jon Lester

Red Sox Stats Twitter

Cardinals & Dodgers Pushing Hard For Jon Lester

Ken Rosenthal Twitter

Shift Work: Defensive Moves Changing The Minor Leagues

He was a teammate of Stan Musial's, won a World Series against the Mickey Mantle-led Yankees and later managed Nolan Ryan.

Springfield News-Leader

Former Cardinals Playing In MLB Action 7-30-14: Max Scherzer Strikes Out Six & Allows One Run Over Seven Innings For The Win; Adam Ottavino Strikes Out One Over One Scoreless Inning For The Save; Skip Schumaker Doubles, Walks, & Drives In One Run

David Peralta (former Johnson City-Arizona) started in centerfield and moved to left, batting leadoff.  2-for-4 with one double, one run, one walk, and one caught stealing.

Ryan Ludiwck (former St. Louis-Cincinnati) started in left field and batted fifth.  1-for-4 with one double, one walk, and one strikeout.
Skip Schumaker (former St. Louis-Cincinnati) started in right field and moved to second base, batting seventh.  1-for-3 with one double, one two-out RBI, and one walk.

Arizona beat Cincinnati 5-4


Donovan Solano (former Memphis-Miami) entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted ninth.  0-for-1 at the plate.

Washington beat Miami 4-3


Nick Punto (former St. Louis-Oakland) started at second base and batted ninth.  0-for-2 with one walk.
Luke Gregerson (former Springfield-Oakland) entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, two walks, and struck one out.  (p-s:24-11)(g/f:1-1)

Houston beat Oakland 8-1


Albert Pujols (former St. Louis-Anaheim) started at first base and batted third.  0-for-4 at the plate.
David Freese (former St. Louis-Anaheim) started at third base and batted eighth.  0-for-2 with one run and one walk.

Baltimore beat Anaheim 4-3


Max Scherzer (former 2003 draft selection-Detroit) started and pitched seven innings.  He allowed five hits, one earned run, one walk, and struck six out for the winning decision (13-3).  (p-s:98-66)(g/f:8-4)

Detroit beat Chicago-A 7-2


Colby Rasmus (former St. Louis-Toronto) started in centerfield and batted 0-for-5 with two strikeouts.

Toronto beat Boston 6-1


Adam Ottavino (former St. Louis-Colorado) entered in the tenth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck one out for the save (1).  (p-s:14-10)

Colorado beat Chicago-N 6-4 in 10 innings


Carlos Beltran (former St. Louis-New York-A) started as designated hitter and batted fifth.  2-for-4 at the plate.
Brendan Ryan (former St. Louis-New York-A) started at second base and batted ninth.  0-fro-3 with one strikeout and assisted in one double play.

Texas beat New York-A 3-2

Reds Make Ryan Ludwick Available For Trade

Bob Nightengale Twitter

Beloit Beat Peoria 4-3 In 11 Innings: Juan Herrera & Steve Bean Each Drive In One Run; Kyle Baaraclough Strikes Out Six Of Eight Batters Faced & Holds Two Runners On; Steven Sabatino Strikes Out Two & Holds Two Runners On Over One & Two-Thirds Scoreless Innings

Individual Highlights:
Juan Herrera 0-for-4 with one RBI, one walk, and one throwing error.
Ronald Castillo 1-for-2 with one run and two walks.
Rowan Wick 2-for-4 with one run and one intentional walk.
Cesar Valera 1-for-4 with one double and one walk.
Steve Bean 0-for-5 with one RBI, one strikeout, and one passed ball.
Kyle Barraclough entered in the sixth and pitched 2.2 innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck six out.  (g/f:1-0)(ir-s:3-0)
Steven Sabatino entered in the ninth and pitched 1.2 innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, two walks (one intentional), and struck two out.  (g/f:1-0)(ir-s:2-0)

Rough Outing:
C.J. McElroy 0-for-3 with one sacrifice, one hit by pitch, and one stolen base.
Richy Pedroza 0-for-4 with one strikeout.
Chase Brookshire started and pitched 5.1 innings.  He allowed five hits, three runs (two earned), two walks, and struck three out.  (g/f:7-3)
Jhonny Polanco entered in the ninth and pitched to three batters.  He allowed no hits or runs, and two walks.  (g/f:1-0)

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Peoria Official Site Post Game
Peoria Journal Star Post Game

Lakeland Beat Palm Beach 5-3: Bruce Caldwell Collects Two Singles & Three RBIs; Ronnie Shaban Strikes Out Two Of Three Batters Faced; Danny Miranda Pitches One Scoreless Inning

Individual Highlights:
Nick Martini 1-for-4 with two runs and one hit by pitch.
Ildemaro Vargas 2-for-4 with one walk and assisted in one double play.
Bruce Caldwell 2-for-4 with three RBIs, one sac fly, and one throwing error.
Gerwuins Velazco 1-for-3 with one run, one walk, and allowed three stolen bases.
Ronnie Shaban entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck two out.  (g/f:1-0)
Danny Miranda entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit and no runs.  (g/f:1-1)

Rough Outing:
Luke Voit 0-for-5 with one strikeout.
David Popkins 0-for-4 at the plate.
Mason Katz 0-for-3 with two strikeouts and assisted in one double play.
Tyrell Jenkins started and pitched five innings.  He allowed six hits, four runs (three earned), one home run, one walk, and struck one out for the losing decision (4-3).  (g/f:8-6)
Iden Nazario entered in the sixth and pitched two innings.  He allowed one hit, one earned run, one home run, one walk, and struck four out.  (g/f:1-0)

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Palm Beach Official Site Post Game

Omaha Beat Memphis 5-0: Angel Castro Pitches One Scoreless Inning; Tommy Pham Singles; Randal Grichuk & Xavier Scruggs Each Walk

Individual Highlights:
Randal Grichuk 0-for-3 with one walk and two strikeouts.
Xavier Scruggs 0-for-2 with one walk, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.
Tommy Pham 1-for-3 with one strikeout.
Angel Castro entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit and no runs.  (p-s:16-10)(g/f:1-1)

Rough Outing:
Rest Of The Team

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Memphis Official Site Post Game

Josh Willingham Staying Put With Twins

Mike Berardino Twitter

Marlins, White Sox Have Discussed John Danks

Jon Morosi Twitter

Bluefield Beat Johnson City 13-6: Casey Grayson Singles, Doubles, & Drives In Three Runs; Casey Turgeon Singles, Doubles, & Knocks In Two Runs; Christian Muscarello Collects One Single & One RBI

Individual Highlights:
Casey Turgeon 2-for-5 with one double, two RBIs, one run, and two walks.
Christian Muscarello 1-for-5 with one double, one RBI, one run, and one strikeout.
Blake Drake 0-for-3 with one run, two walks, one outfield assist, and assisted in one double play.
Casey Grayson 2-for-4 with one double, three RBIs (two w/two-outs), and one sac fly.
Chris Rivera 1-for-3 with two walks and two strikeouts.
Jesus Ustariz 2-for-5 with one run.
Isaac Silva entered in the ninth and pitched to one batter.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out.  (ir-s:1-0)

Rough Outing:
Steven Farinaro started and pitched 4.1 innings.  He allowed four hits, two earned runs, and two walks.  (g/f:8-4)
Kender Villegas entered in the fifth and pitched 2.2 innings.  He allowed three hits, two earned runs, two home runs, and struck four out for the losing decision (1-1).  (ir-s:1-0)
Ismael Brito entered in the eighth and pitched to six batters.  He allowed three hits, five earned runs, and two walks.
Jeff Barkley entered in the eighth and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed six hits, four earned runs, and threw two wild pitches.  (g/f:2-0)(ir-s:3-3)

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Johnson City Press Post Game

Video: John Mozeliak Breaks Down The The Cardinals Trade For Justin Masterson

General manager John Mozeliak talks about why the Cardinals pulled the trigger for pitcher Justin Masterson.

Fox Sports Midwest

James Ramsey Leaves Behind A Rare Legacy For Springfield

All he wanted was to leave Springfield — the Double-A Cardinals and the community — a better place. That was prospect outfielder James Ramsey's goal even before opening day.

Springfield News-Leader

Edwin Jackson Working To Get Back On Winning Track

The process of getting Edwin Jackson back on track began Wednesday when Cubs bullpen coach Lester Strode met with the right-hander in right field prior to the game to talk about the night before.

Chicago-N Official Site

Yankees Have Talked About Marlon Byrd; Nothing Close Yet

The Yankees have talked to the Phillies about Marlon Byrd, though nothing is close yet.

CBS Sports

Justin Masterson Unlikely To Make Big Impact

The St. Louis Cardinals' acquisition of right-handed starter Justin Masterson from the Cleveland Indians proves one thing: You can never have too much starting pitching. Remember back in spring training when the Cardinals had seven or eight viable candidates for the rotation?

ESPN

John Mozeliak Still Open To Making Another Deal, But Likely Not To Happen

Jenifer Langosch Twitter

Dan Haren To Start Friday

While the Dodgers are rumored to be in talks for just about every starting pitcher on the market leading to Thursday's Trade Deadline, they have scheduled Dan Haren to start Friday night against the Cubs.

Los Angeles Official Site

No Recent Contact Between Red Sox & Phillies On Cole Hamels & Cliff Lee

Scott Lauber Twitter

Aberdeen @ State College Postponed Due To Rain 7-30-14, Doubleheader Set For Thursday

State College Official Twitter

Wednesday night's game between the State College Spikes and Aberdeen IronBirds has been postponed due to wet grounds at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park after heavy rain showers in the State College area. The two teams will make up the game as part of a doubleheader consisting of two seven-inning games starting Thursday at 6:00 p.m. at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park.
State College Official Site

Indians Add James Ramsey To Talented Outfield Prospect Pool

Leading up to Thursday's non-waiver Trade Deadline, manager Terry Francona emphasized the organization's desire to acquire young, controllable talent. The Tribe did just that on Wednesday when it picked up the outfield prospect James Ramsey from the Cardinals in exchange for right-hander Justin Masterson.

Cleveland Official Site

Jon Lester Trade Talks Between Orioles & Red Sox Fizzle Out

The Orioles and Red Sox, engaged in talks on Lester this afternoon, no longer appear to be a trade fit, according to people briefed on the discussions.

NY Daily News

Start Time For Lakeland @ Palm Beach Pushed Back To 7:35 PM Due To Weather 7-30-14

Palm Beach Official Twitter

Bud Black & Derrick Goold On The Jim Edmonds & Tim McKernan Show 7-30-14

Inside STL

Yankees Have No Real Interest In Picking Up John Danks' Salary

Mark Feinsand Twitter

Audio: John Mozeliak On Justin Masterson & Thursday's Trade Deadline

I chatted with Cardinals GM John Mozeliak earlier today to talk about the acquisition of starting pitcher Justin Masterson from Cleveland, and what it means moving forward for the club.

KMOX

Royals, Pirates, & Marlins Interested In Ian Kennedy

Ken Rosenthal Twitter

Royals Ask About Bartolo Colon

Andy McCullough Twitter

Cardinals Starting Lineup 7-30-14

St. Louis Official Twitter

It’s already been a busy day for the Cardinals, who closed a deal with the Indians earlier on Wednesday to acquire right-hander Justin Masterson. In exchange, the Cards send outfielder James Ramsey (first-round pick, 2012 Draft) to Cleveland. To read more on the trade, click here. Look for a more extensive recap piece later today, too, as both manager Mike Matheny and general manager John Mozeliak are scheduled to meet with the media during the team’s batting practice.
By Gosh, It's Langosch

The Cardinals managed to score a single run against the Padres on Tuesday, and it came home on a sacrifice fly.
Cardinal Beat

KMOV

Justin Masterson Beyond The Stats

The statistical measurements for Justin Masterson are easy to find–victories, innings pitched, even batting averages allowed against a particular pitch (he’s had very good success with his slider).

STL Baseball Weekly

Justin Masterson Addition Frees Up Trading Option In Shelby Miller

Tim McKernan Twitter

Blue Jays & Others Looking At Asdrubal Cabrera To Play Second Base

The Blue Jays are one of a few teams that has emerged as a possibility for available Indians infielder Asdrubal Cabrera.

CBS Sports

State College Starting Lineup 7-30-14

State College Official Twitter

Royals Could Not Meet High Asking Price On John Lackey

Jon Morosi Twitter

Palm Beach Starting Lineup 7-30-14

Palm Beach Official Twitter

Peoria Starting Lineup 7-30-14

Peoria Official Twitter

Shelley Duncan Tells Brother Chris, Anthony Stalter That The Cardinals Are Getting "Great Guy" In Justin Materson

101 ESPN

Memphis Starting Lineup 7-30-14

Memphis Official Twitter

Springfield @ Tulsa Postponed For Wednesday 7-30-14, Doubleheader Set For 8-30-14

Tulsa Official Twitter

If Healthy, Justin Masterson Can Help Cardinals

As you know, the Cardinals attempted to firm up the back end of their rotation by sending outfield prospect James Ramsey to Cleveland for RH starter Justin Masterson

Bernie Bytes

Johnson City Starting Lineup 7-30-14

Johnson City Official Twitter

Shelley Duncan Tells Why He Thinks His Dad Would Love Justin Masterson

101 ESPN

Adam Wainwright Tells Why He Has To Approach His Game Plan Differently Than Others

101 ESPN

Mariners Out On Marlon Byrd, Yankees Maybe Also

Jayson Stark Twitter

Athletics Could Emerge As Possible Mystery Team For Jon Lester

The Athletics , who already acquired Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel, are said to have at least some involvement in the Jon Lester derby, according to people familiar with the talks.

CBS Sports

Audio/Transcript: Buster Olney On Impending Jon Lester Trade

Multiple sources have indicated that Jon Lester will be dealt before the July 31st trade deadline. Buster talks to MFB regarding possible destinations, and he seems to think Lester will land in the NL Central. He also suggests that the Sox might as well get rid of John Lackey if they're going to deal Lester.

WEEI

Dodgers, Cardinals, & Pirates Still Possibilities For Jon Lester

Jerry Crasnick Twitter

Indians Interested In John Lackey

Ken Rosenthal Twitter

David Price Likely Staying Put

Jon Lester and David Price were both scheduled to pitch Wednesday. One took the mound. The other didn't. So what should we make of that?

ESPN

Miguel Gonzalez Could Be Involved In Jon Lester Deal

Britt Ghiroli Twitter

Red Sox, Orioles Discussing Jon Lester Trade

Pete Abraham Twitter

Cardinals Likely Not Looking At Phillies' Arms Before Deadline

The Phillies seem to have temporarily lost another trade partner.

Philadelphia Official Site

Marlins Not After John Lackey

Clark Spencer Twitter

GCL: Cardinals Beat Mets 10-1: Magneuris Sierra Singles, Homers, & Drives In Three Runs; Frederis Parra Strikes Out Three Over Five Scoreless Innings For The Win; Michael Pritchard Collects Two Singles, One Triple, & Two RBIs

Individual Highlights:
Edmundo Sosa 2-for-5 with one double, three runs, and one walk.
Magneuris Sierra 2-for-3 with one home run, three RBIs (one w/two-outs), three runs, one walk, and one hit by pitch.
Jake Gronsky 0-for-4 with one RBI and one hit by pitch.
Malik Collymore 2-for-4 with one triple, two RBIs (one w/two-outs), two runs, one walk, and two strikeouts.
Michael Pritchard 3-for-5 with one triple, two RBIs (one w/two-outs), one run, and one outfield assists.
Derek Gibson 2-for-4 with one double, one two-out RBI, and one walk.
Julian Barzilli 2-for-5 with one two-out RBI and three strikeouts.
Frederis Parra started and pitched five innings.  He allowed two hits, no runs, one walk, committed one missed catch error, and struck three out for the winning decision (3-1).  (g/f:5-5)
Yeison Medina entered in the sixth and pitched two innings.  He allowed two hits, no runs, and struck two out.  (g/f:1-1)

Rough Outing:
Kevin Alexander entered in the eighth and pitched two innings.  He allowed three hits, one earned run, one home run, and struck one out.  (g/f:3-2)

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Cardinals Still In Position To Trade For Jon Lester Or Cliff Lee

Ken Rosenthal Twitter

Getting To Know Ed Easley

Memphis Official Site

Peoria Homestand Highlights August 4-10, 2014

The Chiefs start another homestand on Monday, August 4 at 7:00 p.m., against the Kane County Cougars for a three-game series. The final two games of the series are scheduled for Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. and Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. The homestand wraps up with a four-game series against the Wisconsin TimberRattlers (Milwaukee Brewers). The series starts on Thursday, August 7 at 7:00 p.m. The final three games of the series will be Friday at 7:00 p.m., Saturday at 6:30 p.m., and Sunday at 2:00 p.m.

Peoria Official Site

Cardinals, Indians Familiar Trade Partners

When it comes to the non-waiver Trade Deadline, most general managers listen to plenty of trade proposals. But when the Cleveland and St. Louis front offices talk, they listen closely.

St. Louis Official Site

Cardinals Mat Still Go After Jon Lester, Shelby Miller Free'd Up To Be Dealt

Jon Morosi Twitter

James Ramsey Assigned To Triple-A Columbus

John Fanta Twitter

Justin Masterson Scheduled To Start Saturday 8-2-14

St. Louis Official Twitter

Marlins, Red Sox Discussing John Lackey

Jon Morosi Twitter

Athletics In On Jon Lester

Jim Bowden Twitter

Yankees, White Sox Talking About John Danks, But Gap Still Remains

The Yankees and White Sox are still discussing John Danks as a trade possibility, but the latest word is the sides were still apart in terms of the package New York would send back.

CBS Sports

Cardinals Send James Ramsey To Indians For Justin Masterson & Transferred Michael Wacha From 15-Day To 60-Day Disabled List

Peter Gammons Twitter

The St. Louis Cardinals announced this afternoon that they have acquired right-handed starting pitcher Justin Masterson from the Cleveland Indians in exchange for Springfield (AA) outfielder James Ramsey. Masterson, who will join the Cardinals on Friday (Aug. 1) in St. Louis, is scheduled to start Saturday against the Milwaukee Brewers.
St. Louis Official Site

Seeking to add to their starting pitching depth, the Cardinals struck a trade with the Indians on Wednesday that brings right-hander Justin Masterson to St. Louis in exchange for Minor League outfielder James Ramsey.
St. Louis Official Site

The Cardinals have found their Saturday starter.
Cardinal Beat

The St. Louis Cardinals announced this afternoon that they have acquired right-handed starting pitcher Justin Masterson from the Cleveland Indians in exchange for Springfield (AA) outfielder James Ramsey. Masterson, who will join the Cardinals on Friday (Aug. 1) in St. Louis, is scheduled to start Saturday against the Milwaukee Brewers.
KMOX

The Cardinals have found their starter for Saturday and indeed he was an external option. They traded for Indians right-hander Justin Masterson, the club announced Wednesday afternoon.
Fox Sports Midwest

The St. Louis Cardinals have acquired Cleveland Indians pitcher Justin Masterson in exchange for Springfield (AA) outfielder James Ramsey.
KSDK

It’s not David Price. Or John Lester. Instead, the Cardinals have acquired Cleveland Indians right-handed pitcher Justin Masterson, according to multiple national media reports. The Cardinals will send outfield prospect James Ramsey to Cleveland. Masterson is scheduled to start the Cardinals game Saturday against the Milwaukee Brewers.
KMOV

The St. Louis Cardinals announced this afternoon they have acquired right-handed pitcher Justin Masterson from the Cleveland Indians in exchange for Springfield (AA) outfielder James Ramsey.
STL Baseball Weekly

The Indians entered Spring Training with every expectation that Justin Masterson would anchor their rotation in 2014. His ensuing struggles certainly weren't how the team envisioned his season playing out.
Cleveland Official Site

Jim Bowden Discusses Why He Would Part Ways With Shelby Miller

Jim Bowden joined Kevin Wheeler to talk about which rumors to believe, which to leave alone, why the Cards and Dodgers are hot in trade speculation, weighing the prospects vs. proven vets, why Shelby Miller would be a no brainer over Carlos Martinez, Oscar Taveras, and others, and who are dark horses in the race for the LHPs on the market?

101 ESPN

Phillies Willing To Pay Down Part Of Cliff Lee's Contract In Trade

The Phillies are said to be willing to pay down some of Cliff Lee's rather large and backloaded contract to facilitate a trade, if they can get the right prospects.

CBS Sports

DSL: Nationals Beat Cardinals 5-0: Angel Estevez Strikes Out Two Over Four Scoreless Innings; Kerrion Bennett Strikes Out Two Over Two Hitless/Scoreless Innings; Wadye Ynfante Doubles

Individual Highlights:
Allen Cordoba 0-for-4 with one stolen base.
Carlos Rodriguez 0-for-2 with one walk and two strikeouts.
Wadye Ynfante 1-for-3 with one double and one fielding error.
Angel Estevez entered in the fourth and pitched four innings.  He allowed two hits, no runs, one walk, hit one batter, and struck two out.  (g/f:6-2)
Kerrion Bennett entered in the eighth and pitched two innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, three walks, threw one wild pitch, and struck two out.  (g/f:5-1)

Rough Outing:
Rest Of The Team

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Joe Magrane, Whitey Herzog, & Joe Strauss On The Press Box 7-30-14

Inside STL

Cardinals Aren't Making Major-League Outfield Depth Work For Them

Coming into the 2014 season, the Cardinals were poised to benefit from a deep and useful outfield corps. Almost four months into the current campaign, that corps is indeed deep -- inasmuch as a lot of usable outfielders are on the active roster -- but it hasn't been especially useful.

CBS Sports

Aguilas Leaves Door Open For Manny Ramirez To Come Play This Winter

Javier Stanley expects Manny Ramirez just move from words to deeds. More nothing.  (Translated)

Listin Diario

Exploring Cardinals' Interest In Jon Lester

One of traits that the Cardinals and general manager John Mozeliak value most when evaluating a trade has nothing to do with how well a hitter slugs for extra bases or how many swings and misses a pitcher gets on his cutter.

Bird Land

Mets Won't Pick Up Any Of Bartolo Colon's Contract, Most Likely Staying Put

Mike Puma Twitter

Coco Crisp Expected Out Past Friday

John Shea Twitter

Good Chance Red Sox Trade Both Jon Lester & John Lackey

Ken Rosenthal Twitter

Phillies, Cardinals Could Find Match For A.J. Burnett

The pitching trade market is suspended one day before the deadline while teams await Jon Lester's destination. Boston scratched its ace pitcher from his scheduled Wednesday start and plan to trade him. A number of contenders are said to be interested.

Philadelphia Inquirer

Chris Carpenter Selling Florida Hole For $625,000

Former St. Louis Cardinals player Chris Carpenter is reportedly selling his Florida home.

KMOV

Dodgers Interested In Joaquin Benoit

Ken Rosenthal Twitter

Executives Doubt John Mozeliak Will Part With Top Prospects For Starter

Jerry Crasnick Twitter

Jerry Crasnick Twitter

Surprise Reunion: All Eyes On Two Cardinals Fans In San Diego

It never gets old. When a member of the U.S. military surprises a family member with an unexpected appearance after a long deployment, the overwhelming emotions you see on-screen warm the heart again and again.

Fox Sports Midwest

Jay Jaffe On The Morning After 7-30-14

Very excited for the big party coming up this Friday, hearing that this could be the finest bunch ever for 'FFF', not a fetish, best looking feet, foot selfies, dudes taking pics of their nasty feet, totally a fondness not a fetish, Beyonce with some disappointing feet, ProdJoe vs Willie, lots of texts rolling in, tattoos on the feet or ankle, the tattoo sleeve on the ladies, wondering about the trends of how the younger ladies are tatting up, hello to Jay Jaffe of Sports Illustrated, if the Cardinals can make a play, Jon Lester of the Boston Red Sox still an All-Star caliber pitcher, rest of the market shaping up & potential needs besides a pitcher.

Inside STL

Twins Really Want To Move Josh Willingham

Jerry Crasnick Twitter

Royals Pass On Josh Willingham

Jerry Crasnick Twitter

Royals Back Away From Jonny Gomes

Jerry Crasnick Twitter

On Allen Craig's List - More Bad At-Bats

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny really knows how to get a batter going.

Tipsheet

Cardinals Could Get Jon Lester For Stephen Piscotty & Rob Kaminsky

Peter Gammons Twitter

Former Cardinals Playing In NPB Action 7-30-14: Hector Luna Resumes Hitting

Chad Huffman (former Memphis-Chiba Lotte) started in left field and batted sixth.  0-for-4 with one strikeout.

Nippon Ham beat Chiba Lotte 6-2


Joey Butler (former St. Louis-Orix) entered late in the game as a pinch runner and took over as designated hitter, batting sixth.  He scored one run.

Orix beat Seibu 8-1


Hector Luna (former St. Louis-Chunichi) has resumed hitting and hopes to return sooner than expected: Yakyubaka

Rockies, Mets Likely To Wait For Winter To Hold Serious Carlos Gonzalez, Troy Tulowitzki Talks

The Rockies and Mets haven't gotten off the ground on talk about Colorado superstars Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez, so any chance to do a deal will likely have to wait for the winter.

CBS Sports

Orioles Won't Deal Top Kids To Rent Jon Lester, May Turn To Astros Starters

The Orioles, unwilling to surrender their best pitching prospects for rental ace Jon Lester, appear out of the mix on the Lester derby.

CBS Sports

Dodgers, Cardinals Lead Race For Top Trade Deadline Pitchers Jon Lester, David Price

The Cardinals and Dodgers, two NL powers, appear to be the teams most aggressively competing for the market's top pitchers, Jon Lester and David Price, people familiar with the situation suggest.

CBS Sports

Fresh Off Visit To Cooperstown, Jim Leyland Eyeing Meeting With Joe Torre On Replay

Former Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland was in the dugout Tuesday, chatting with reporters after spending the weekend in Cooperstown, N.Y., for the Baseball Hall of Fame ceremonies.

Detroit Free Press

Cardinals, Pirates, & Dodgers Try To Keep Jon Lester From Landing With Opponents

Buster Olney Twitter

Let's Make A Deal: Red Sox Poised To Send Jon Lester To Highest Bidder

So, you're Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington and, almost inconceivably, you're on the verge of trading ace lefty Jon Lester only nine months after winning the World Series.

Boston Herald

Former Cardinals Playing In MLB Action 7-30-14: Brendan Ryan Doubles & Drives In Two Runs; Carlos Beltran Collects Two Singles & Two RBIs; Colby Rasmus Singles & Hits A Solo Home Run;

Albert Pujols (former St. Louis-Anaheim) started at first base and batted third.  3-for-6 with one double, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.
David Freese (former St. Louis-Anaheim) started at third base and batted eighth.  0-for-5 with one run and two strikeouts.

Baltimore beat Anaheim 7-6 in 12 innings


John Axford (former St. Louis-Cleveland) entered in the eighth and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out.  (p-s:17-13)(g/f:2-1)(ir-s:2-0)

Seattle beat Cleveland 5-2


David Peralta (former Johnson City-Arizona) entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted ninth.  0-for-1 at the plate.

Skip Schumaker (former St. Louis-Cincinnati) started in right field and batted seventh.  0-for-3 with one strikeout.

Cincinnati beat Arizona 3-0


Colby Rasmus (former St. Louis-Toronto) started as designated hitter and batted sixth.  2-for-4 with one home run, one RBI, two runs, and one strikeout.

Edward Mujica (former St. Louis-Boston) entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit and no runs.  (p-s:15-10)

Toronto beat Boston 4-2


Adam Ottavino (former St. Louis-Colorado) entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit and no runs.  (p-s:14-8)(g/f:1-1)

Edwin Jackson (former St. Louis-Chicago-N) started and pitched four innings.  He allowed six hits, three earned runs, three walks, threw one wild pitch, and struck four out.  One sacrifice at the plate.  (p-s:105-64)(g/f:3-3)

Chicago-N beat Colorado 4-3 in 16 innings


Carlos Beltran (former St. Louis-New York-A) started as designated hitter and batted fifth.  2-for-5 with two RBIs and one run.
Brendan Ryan (former St. Louis-New York-A) started at second base and batted ninth.  1-for-5 with one double, two two-out RBIs, one run, three strikeouts, and one fielding error.

New York-A beat Texas 12-11


Nick Punto (former St. Louis-Oakland) entered late in the game at second base.

Oakland beat Housotn 7-4


Jamey Wright (former St. Louis-Los Angeles) entered in the fifth and pitched 1.2 innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck two out.  (p-s:19-13)(g/f:2-1)(ir-s:1-0)

Los Angeles beat Atlanta 8-4


Blaine Boyer (former St. Louis-San Diego) entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck one out for the hold (2).  (p-s:19-13)(g/f:2-0)

San Diego beat St. Louis 3-1

Joe Kelly Eyes Bounce-Back Outing Against Padres

If the pattern holds for Cardinals starter Joe Kelly, he should be excellent in his outing against the Padres on Wednesday night.

St. Louis Official Site

Single Inning, Lack Of Offense Spells Trouble For Lance Lynn Once More

Lance Lynn pitched well against the Padres, giving up only one earned run in the Cardinals 3-1 loss. But it was one bad inning in a critical situation that foiled Lynn once again even though he didn’t give up more than one run.

KMOV

Padres Beat Cardinals 3-1: Lance Lynn Strikes Out Six & Allows Two Runs Over Six Innings; Kolten Wong Drives In One Run; Matt Carpenter Doubles & Walks Twice

Individual Highlights:
Matt Carpenter 1-for-3 with one double, two walks, and one strikeout.
Kolten Wong 0-for-4 with one RBI, one sac fly, one stolen base, one strikeout, grounded into one double play, and one throwing error.
Matt Holliday 0-for-2 with two walks and one throwing error.
Oscar Taveras 1-for-1 at the plate.
Daniel Descalso one hit by pitch.
Lance Lynn started and pitched six innings.  He allowed four hits, two runs (one earned), three walks, hit one batter, and struck six out for the losing decision (11-8).  1-for-2 with one run.  (p-s:117-66)(g/f:6-3)
Seth Maness entered in the eighth and pitched to three batters.  He allowed one hit, no runs, threw one wild pitch, and stuck one out.  (p-s:10-6)(ir-s:1-0)

Rough Outing:
A.J. Pierzynski 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
Allen Craig 0-for-3 with one walk and two strikeouts.
Jason Motte entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, one earned run, and one home run.  (p-s:21-15)(g/f:1-1)

Former Cardinals:
Blaine Boyer entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck one out for the hold (2).  (p-s:19-13)(g/f:2-0)

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