Saturday, July 21, 2018

Jose Martinez Waits Patiently For Decision On His Future

Before his first start at first base in eight games, Jose Martinez could be found sitting alone on the stairs outside of Wrigley Field’s cramped visiting clubhouse.

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After Being Traded Twice, Casey Meisner Settling In With A-Advanced Palm Beach

The beard rule doesn’t change life for everyone in High-A Palm Beach. Some guys struggle to grow facial hair anyway, so it doesn’t matter to them that the team makes everyone stay clean-shaven.

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Video: Matt Carpenter Hits A Home Run In Game Two Or Doubleheader 7-21-18

Matt Carpenter Credits Homemade Salsa For Powerstroke

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Video: Matt Carpenter Talks Homer Streak

Springfield Beat Arkansas 13-7: Johan Mieses Collects Three Singles, One Home Run, & Three RBIs; Blake Drake Singles Twice & Drives In Three Runs; Andrew Knizner Doubles, Homers, & Knocks In Two Runs

Individual Highlights:
Victor Roache entered late in the game in left field and batted leadoff.  1-for-4 with one RBI and two strikeouts.
Lane Thomas started as designated hitter and batted second.  3-for-6 with one triple, one two-out RBI, and one run.
Evan Mendoza started at shortstop and batted third.  1-for-6 with one RBI, one run, two strikeouts, one fielding error, and assisted in one double play.
John Nogowski started at first base and batted fourth.  2-for-3 with two runs, three walks, and assisted in one double play.
Johan Mieses started in left field and moved to right, batting fifth.  4-for-6 with one home run, three two-out RBIs, two runs, and one strikeout.
Andrew Knizner started at catcher and batted sixth.  2-for-5 with one double, one home run, two RBIs (one w/two-outs), two runs, and one sac fly.
Chris Chinea started at third base and batted seventh.  2-for-5 with two doubles, three runs, and one strikeout.
Blake Drake started in centerfield and batted eighth.  2-for-5 with three RBIs (one w/two-outs) and one outfield assist.
Luke Dykstra started at second base and batted ninth.  2-for-5 with one double, two RBIs (one w/two-outs), two runs, and one strikeout.
Austin Sexton entered in the fourth and pitched one inning.  He allowed two hits, no runs, and struck two out for the winning decision (1-0).  (p-s:26-19)(g/f:1-0)(ir-s:1-0)

Rough Outing:
Randy Arozarena started in right field and batted leadoff.  0-for-2 with one strikeout.
Mike O'Reilly started and pitched 3.2 innings.  He allowed seven hits, five earned runs, one home run, three walks, and struck one out.  (p-s:95-59)(g/f:1-3)
Will Latcham entered in the eighth and pitched two innings.  He allowed one hit, one earned run, two walks, hit one batter, and struck two out.  (p-s:45-25)(g/f:0-3)

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Cardinals Beat Cubs 6-3 In Game Two Of Doubleheader: John Gant Strikes Out Two Over Five Scoreless Innings; Tommy Pham Singles, Doubles, Walks, & Drives In Two Runs; Paul DeJong Singles, Double, & Knocks In Two Runs

Individual Highlights:
Harrison Bader started in right field and batted leadoff.  1-for-3 with two runs and two walks.
Paul DeJong started at shortstop and batted third.  2-for-4 with one double, two RBIs, one run, one sac fly, and one fielding error.
Marcell Ozuna started in left field and batted fourth.  1-for-4 with one intentional walk and one strikeout.
Tommy Pham started in centerfield and batted fifth.  2-for-4 with one double, two RBIs, one run, one walk, and grounded into one double play.
Yadier Molina entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted sixth.  One walk at the plate.
Yairo Munoz started at third base and batted seventh.  1-for-4 with one two-out RBI, one walk, one stolen base, and one strikeout.
Matt Carpenter entered late in the game at first base and batted ninth.  1-for-1 with one home run, one two-out RBI, one run, one walk, and assisted in one double play.
John Gant started and pitched five innings.  He allowed flour hits, no runs, three walks, and struck two out.  0-for-2 with one strikeout.  (p-s:82-55)(g/f:5-4)
Sam Tuivailala entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and one walk for the winning decision (2-3).  (p-s:13-8)(g/f:1-1)
Bud Norris entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and assisted in one double play for the save (18).  (p-s:8-5)(g/f:1-0)

Rough Outing:
Greg Garcia started at second base and batted sixth.  0-for-3 with one strikeout.
Dexter Fowler entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted sixth.  0-for-1 with one strikeout.
Greg Holland entered in the sixth and pitched to five batters.  He allowed one hit, three runs (one earned), and two walks for the blown save (3).  (p-s:18-8)(g/f:1-0)
Jordan Hicks entered in the sixth and pitched 1.2 innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, one walk, and struck one out.  (p-s:25-13)(g/f:3-0)(ir-s:3-2)

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Memphis Beat Colorado Springs 10-1: Wilfedo Tovar Singles Twice, Walks, & Drives In Three Runs; Jake Woodford Strikes Out Seven & Allows One Run over Six Innings For The Win; Oscar Mercado Collects Five Singles & Two RBIs

Individual Highlights:
Max Schrock started at second base and batted leadoff.  0-for-2 with one RBI, two walks, and one sac fly.
Tyler O'Neill started in left field and batted third.  1-for-3 with one run and two walks.
Jose Adolis Garcia started in right field and batted fourth.  4-for-5 with one double, one RBI, and three runs.
Patrick Wisdom started at third base and batted fifth.  1-for-3 with one home run, two RBIs, three runs, two walks, and one strikeout.
Carson Kelly started at cartcher and batted sixth.  0-for-4 with one RBI, one run, one walk, one strikeout, and one catcher interference error.
Oscar Mercado started in centerfield and batted seventh.  5-for-5 with two RBIs, two runs, and three stolen bases.
Wilfredo Tovar started at shortstop and batted eighth.  2-for-4 with three RBIs, one walk, and assisted in one double play.
Luke Voit entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted ninth.  One walk at the plate.
Jake Woodford started and pitched six innings.  He allowed three hits, one earned run, one home run, three walks, struck seven out, and assisted in one double play for the winning decision (1-2).    0-for-1 with two sacrifices and one strikeout.  (p-s:94-56)(g/f:3-3)
Tommy Layne entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck one out.  (p-s:11-8)
Andrew Morales entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs.  (p-s:15-11)(g/f:2-1)
Conner Greene entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out.  (p-s:15-11)(g/f:0-2)

Rough Outing:
Rangel Ravelo started at first base and batted second.  0-for-5 with one ground into double play.

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Johnson City Beat Danville 5-3 In 10 Innings: Donivan Williams Singles, Walks, & Drives In Two Runs; Enrique Perez Strikes Out Two Over One Scoreless Inning; Parker Kelly Strikes Out One Over Two Scoreless Innings For The Win

Individual Highlights:
Brandon Riley started in centerfield and moved to left, batting leadoff.  1-for-3 with one walk, one sacrifice, and one strikeout.
Carlos Soto started as designated hitter and batted second.  1-for-4 with one walk and two strikeouts.
Kevin Woodall started in right field and batted third.  0-for-3 with one RBI, one run, one walk, one sac fly, one strikeout, and grounded into one double play.
Leandro Cedeno started in left field and moved to first base, batting fifth.  1-for-4 with one two-out RBI, one run, one walk, and two strikeouts.
Donivan Williams started at second base and batted seventh.  1-for-3 with two two-out RBIs, one walk, one strikeout, one fielding error, and assisted in one double play.
Michael Perri started at shortstop and batted ninth.  2-for-3 with two doubles, two runs, one walk, and assisted in two double plays.
Enrique Perez entered in the sixth and pitched two innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, one walk, and struck two out.  (p-s:26-14)(g/f:2-1)
Jake Sylvester entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit and no runs.  (p-s:12-7)(g/f:1-1)
Parker Kelly entered in the ninth and pitched two innings.  He allowed two hits, no runs, one walk, and struck one out for the winning decision (3-1).  (p-s:23-14)(g/f:1-1)

Rough Outing:
Zach Jackson started at catcher and batted sixth.  0-for-5 with three strikeouts and assisted in one double play.
Moises Castillo started at third base and batted eighth.  0-for-4 at the plate.

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Peoria Beat Great Lakes 6-2: Paul Balestrieri Strikes Out Seven Over Seven Scoreless Innings For The Win; Bryce Denton Walks & Hits A Two-Run Homer; Rayder Ascanio Singles Three Times & Drives In Two Runs

Individual Highlights:
Nick Plummer started as designated hitter and batted leadoff.  1-for-4 with one two-out RBI, one walk, and three strikeouts.
Rayder Ascanio started at shortstop and batted second.  3-for-4 with two two-out RBIs and assisted in two double plays.
Elehuris Montero started at third base and batted third.  1-for-3 with one run, two walks, and grounded into one double play.
Zach Kirtley started at first base and batted fourth.  0-for-3 with one walk, one hit by pitch, two strikeouts, and assisted in two double plays.
Julio Rodriguez started at catcher and batted fifth.  3-for-5 with one double, one two-out RBI, one run, and one strikeout.
Bryce Denton started in right field and batted sixth.  1-for-4 with one home run, two two-out RBIs, one run, one walk, and one strikeout.
Andres Luna started in left field and batted ninth.  2-for-4 with two runs, one hit by pitch, and two stolen bases.
Paul Balestrieri started and pitched seven innings.  He allowed three hits, no runs, three walks, and struck seven out for the winning decision (7-4).  (p-s:100-63)(g/f:4-2)
Fabian Blanco entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out.  (p-s:12-9)(g/f:1-1)

Rough Outing:
J.R. Davis started in centerfield and batted seventh.  0-for-4 with one walk and two strikeouts.
C.J. Saylor entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed two hits, two earned runs, one home run, and struck two out.  (p-s:24-15)(g/f:0-1)

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Matt Carpenter Makes It Six Straight Games With A Home Run

On the heels of one of the best individual performances in franchise history, Matt Carpenter elbowed his way into the franchise record books again on Saturday with home runs in both ends of a doubleheader at Wrigley Field.

St. Louis Official Site

Auburn @ Strate College Postponed For Saturday, Doubleheader Set For 8-2-18

Saturday night's scheduled game between the State College Spikes and Auburn Doubledays has been postponed due to rain in the State College area. The two teams will make up the game as part of a doubleheader consisting of two seven-inning games on Thursday, August 2 at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park, starting at 4:05 p.m.

State College Official Site

St. Lucie @ Palm Beach Cancelled For 7-21-18 & Will Not Be Made Up

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Memphis Starting Lineup 7-21-18

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Johnsonj City Starting Lineup 7-21-18

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Video: Mike Shildt's Postgame Press Conference After Game One Of Doubleheader 7-21-18

Cardinals Starting Lineup For Game Two Of Doubleheader 7-21-18

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Video: Luke Weaver "Everything Felt Really Good" In Start Against Cubs

Mariners Interested In Asdrubal Cabrera

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White Sox Not Planning On Trading Jose Abreu

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Cubs Beat Cardinals 7-2 In Game One Of Doubleheader: Matt Carpenter Walks & Hits A Solo Home Run; Luke Gregerson Strikes Out Two & Holds One Inherited Runner On Base Over One & A Third Scoreless Innings; Yadier Molina Walks & Knocks In One Run

Individual Highlights:
Matt Carpenter started at first base and batted leadoff.  1-for-3 with one home run, one RBI, one run, one intentional walk, and assisted in one double play.
Yadier Molina started at catcher and batted second.  0-for-1 with one RBI, one walk, one sac fly, one hit by pitch, one stolen base, assisted in one double play, and allowed one stolen base.
Marcell Ozuna started in left field and batted fourth.  0-for-3 with one walk, one strikeout, one outfield assist, and assisted in one double play.
Tommy Pham started in centerfield and batted fifth.  0-for-2 with two walks and one stolen base.
Greg Garcia started at third base and batted eighth.  0-for-1 with one walk.
Yairo Munoz entered late in the game at third base and batted eighth.  1-for-2 with one run.
Luke Gregerson entered in the seventh and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, one walk, and struck two out.  (p-s:32-17)(g/f:2-0)(ir-s:1-0)

Rough Outing:
Rest Of The Team

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Andrew Knizner, Evan Mendoza Relationship Continues From N.C. State To Cardinals

Fifteen hours separate Hammons Field in Springfield from North Carolina State in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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Peoria Starting Lineup 7-21-18

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White Sox Activated Avisail Garcia From The Disabled List

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DSL: Cardinals Blue Beat Rockies 15-7: Ramon Mendoza Singles, Doubles Twice, & Drives In Four Runs; Julio Puello Strikes Out Six Over Six Scoreless Innings For The Win; Pablo Gomez Doubles & Hits A Two-Run Homer

Individual Highlights:
Pablo Gomez started at shortstop and batted leadoff.  2-for-6 with one home run, two two-out RBIs, and three runs.
Carlos Soler started in centerfield and batted second.  2-for-6 with one RBI, one run, and one strikeout.
Malcom Nunez started at third base and batted third.  3-for-5 with one double, two RBIs, three runs, and one sac fly.
Jean Selmo started at first base and batted fourth.  4-for-5 with one RBI, two runs, and one hit by pitch.
Diowill Burgos started as designated hitter and batted fifth.  1-for-5 with one run, one walk, and two strikeouts.
Ramon Mendoza started at second base and batted sixth.  3-for-5 with two doubles, four RBIs, two runs, and one strikeout.
Leudy Pena started in left field and batted seventh.  2-for-5 with one home run, two RBIs, one run, and one strikeout.
Luis Rodriguez started at catcher and batted eighth.  1-for-3 with one RBI, one run, two walks, two strikeouts, and one passed ball.
Julio Puello started and pitched six innings.  He allowed two hits, no runs, two walks, hit one batter, and struck six out for the winning decision (4-0).  (g/f:3-6)
Miguel Yedis entered in eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, threw one wild pitch, and struck one out.  (g/f:1-0)

Rough Outing:
Derek Diaz entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed three hits, three earned runs, one home run, and one walk.  (g/f:1-1)
Ramon Fernandez entered in the ninth and pitched to three batters.  He allowed no hits, three earned runs, three walks, and threw one wild pitch.
Anthony Trompiz entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed two hits, one unearned run, and threw one wild pitch.  (g/f:1-2)(ir-s:3-3)

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DSL: Cardinals Red Beat Brewers 8-7 In 10 Innings: Claudio Ramirez Singles Twice, Doubles, Walks, & Drives In Two Runs; Adanson Cruz Doubles, Walks Twice, & Knocks In Two Runs; Ludwin Jimenez Strikes Out Four & Allows One Run Over Five Innings

Individual Highlights:
Franklin Soto started at shortstop and batted second.  1-for-4 with one RBI, one sac fly, one strikeout, and one fielding error.
Luis Montano started in right field and batted fourth.  2-for-5 with two doubles, two runs, one strikeout, and one throwing error.
Adanson Cruz started in centerfield and batted fifth.  1-for-3 with one double, two two-out RBIs, two runs, two walks, and one outfield assist.
Claudio Ramirez started as designated hitter and batted sixth.  3-for-4 with one double, two RBIs, one run, one walk, and one strikeout.
Yowelfy Rosario started at third base and moved to first, batting seventh.  1-for-4 with one double, one run, one intentional walk, two strikeouts, and two fielding errors.
Jesus Orecchia started at catcher and batted eighth.  1-for-5 with one RBI, three strikeouts, and allowed two stolen bases.
Luis Andujar started at second base and batted ninth.  2-for-4 with one triple, one run, and one strikeout.
Ludwin Jimenez started and pitched five innings.  He allowed three hits, one earned run, threw one wild pitch, and struck four out.  (g/f:4-2)
Nelson Prada entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck three out.

Rough Outing:
Joerlin De Los Santos started in left field and batted leadoff.  0-for-5 with one stolen base and one outfield assist.
Miguel Maiz entered in the sixth and pitched one inning.  He allowed five hits, four runs (three earned), and struck one out for the blown save (1).  (g/f:2-2)
Rodard Avelino entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, one earned run, one walk, threw one wild pitch, and struck one out for the blown save (2).  (g/f:2-0)

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GCL: Cardinals Beat Nationals 15-6: Cole Kreuter Doubles Twice & Drives In Four Runs; Diomedes Del Rio Collects Three Singles, One Double, & Three RBIs; Ivan Herrera Singles Twice, Doubles, Triples, Walks, & Knocks In Two Runs

Individual Highlights:
Diomeeds Del Rio started in centerfield and batted leadoff.  4-for-6 with one double, three RBIs (two w/two-outs), two runs, and two strikeouts.
Mateo Gil started as designated hitter and batted second.  2-for-6 with one double, one RBI, one run, and one strikeout.
Ivan Herrera started at catcher and batted third.  4-for-5 with one double, one triple, two RBIs, three runs, one walk, one strikeout, one passed ball, and allowed one stolen base.
Victor Garcia started in right field and batted fourth.  3-for-6 with one RBI, two runs, and one strikeout.
Zack Gahagan started at first base and batted fifth.  2-for-6 with one triple, one RBI, one run, one strikeout, and assisted in two double plays.
Raffy Ozuna started at third base and batted sixth.  0-for-6 with two RBIs, one run, and three strikeouts.
William Jimenez started in left field and batted seventh.  2-for-6 with one double, two runs, one stolen base, and one strikeout.
Cole Kreuter started at second base and batted eighth.  2-for-4 with two doubles, four two-out RBIs, one run, one walk, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.
Kevin Vargas started at shortstop and batted ninth.  2-for-4 with one double, one two-out RBI, two runs, one walk, one strikeout, and assisted in two double plays.
Francisco Justo started and pitched three innings.  He allowed two hits, one earned run, one home run, one walk, and struck four out.  (g/f:1-3)
Ty Cohen entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed two hits and no runs.  (g/f:2-1)

Rough Outing:
Wilfredo Pereira entered in the fourth and pitched four innings.  He allowed six hits, two earned runs, one home run, one walk, and struck three out for the winning decision (2-3).  (g/f:3-4)
Starlin Balbuena entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed four hits, three earned runs, one home run, and hit one batter.  (g/f:1-1)

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Video: Matt Carpenter Hits A Home Run In Game One Of Doubleheader 7-21-18

Kevin Medrano Reassigned from Triple-A Reno To Double-A Jackson

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Video: Mike Shildt On Cardinals Great Offensive Day

Video: Jack Flaherty On Dealing With The Rain

Video: Carlos Martinez On Being Placed On Disabled List

Red Sox Activated Rafael Devers From The Disabled List

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Cardinals Starting Lineup For Game One Of Doubleheader 7-21-18

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Cardinal Beat

The Wake Of A Firing

The July heat is repressive. The humidity gets into your lungs, slows your steps and shortens your stride. Everyone in St. Louis felt the same that day. Let’s just get to nightfall and let the darkness wash away the sun and bring us all some relief. The sun set, and the city let out a collective sigh.

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Cardinals Placed Carlos Martinez On The Ten-Day Disabled List, Optioned Matthew Bowman To Triple-A Memphis, Activated Miles Mikolas From The Paternity List, Recalled Luke Weaver & John Brebbia From Memphis

The St. Louis Cardinals announced a series of roster moves prior to today's day/night double-header against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. The moves are as follows:
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Cardinals right-hander Carlos Martinez was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a right oblique strain as part of a series of roster moves on Saturday.
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Landon Beck Promoted From Double-A Springfield To Triple-A Memphis, Andy Young Promoted From A-Advanced Palm Beach To Springfield, Irving Lopez Promoted From Single-A Peoria To Palm Beach, Luke Baker Promoted From Short-Season Gulf Coast League To Peoria, Springfield Placed Sam Tewes On The Seven-Day Disabled List

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The Peoria Chiefs and St. Louis Cardinals have announced that Midwest League All-Star second baseman Irving Lopez has been promoted to Advanced-A Palm Beach
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Cardinals Devil Magic: Harrison Bader & Yario Munoz Continue The Tradition

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

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Former Cardinals Playing In NPB 7-21-18: Efren Navarro Doubles; Carlos Peguero Singles & Walks



Efren Navarro (former Memphis-Hanshin) started in centerfield and batted seventh.  1-for-3 with one double and one strikeout.

Hanshin beat Yokohama 7-5

Carlos Peguero (former Memphis-Rakuten) started in right field and batted eighth.  1-for-4 with two runs and one walk.

Rakuten beat Seibu 9-7

Video: Jim Hayes & Jimes Edmonds Preview Cardinals-Cubs Game One Of Doubleheader 7-21-18

Former Cardinals Playing In KBO 7-21-18: Jamie Romak Singles & Walks Three Times; Xavier Scruggs Singles



Jamie Romak (former Memphis-SK) started at first base and batted third.  1-for-2 with one run and three walks.

SK beat Lotte 4-3

Xavier Scruggs (former St. Louis-NC) started at first base and batted fourth.  1-for-4 with one strikeout.

Nexen beat NC 6-3

Kevin Kiermaier Day-To-Day With Right Foot Discomfort

Kevin Kiermaier left Friday night's 6-5 loss to the Marlins game due to right foot discomfort.

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Former Cardinals Playing In MLB 7-20-18: Rich Hill Strikes Out Nine & Allows One Run Over Six Innings For The Win; Aledmys Diaz Doubles, Homers, & Drives In Two Runs; Randal Grichuk Walks & Hits A Solo Home Run

Jason Heyward (former St. Louis-Chicago-N) started in right field and batted third.  0-for-1 with two walks and one strikeout.

St. Louis beat Chicago-N 18-5

Matt Adams (former St. Louis-Washington) started at first base and batted sixth.  1-for-4 with one home run, one two-out RBI, one run, and one strikeout.

Atlanta beat Washington 8-5

Pat Neshek (former St. Louis-Philadelphia) entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck one out for the hold (1).  (p-s:10-9)(g/f:1-0)

Philadelphia beat San Diego 11-5

Randal Grichuk (former St. Louis-Toronto) started in centerfield and batted seventh.  1-for-4 with one home run, one RBI, one run, and one walk.
Aledmys Diaz (former St. Louis-Toronto) started at shortstop and batted eighth.  4-for-5 with one double, one home run, two RBIs (one w/two-outs), and two runs.
Sam Gaviglio (former Springfield-Toronto) started and pitched 7.2 innings.  He allowed seven hits, four earned runs, two home runs, one walk, and struck eight out.  (p-s:103-71)(g/f:5-2)
Seung-Hwan Oh (former St. Louis-Toronto) entered in the eighth and pitched to one batter.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out for the hold (12).  (p-s:6-4)
John Axford (former St. Louis-Toronto) entered in the tenth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck two out for the winning decision (3-1).  (p-s:9-8)(g/f:1-0)

Toronto beat Baltimore 8-7 in 10 innings

Rich Hill (former Memphis-Los Angeles) started and pitched six innings.  He allowed five hits, one earned run, four walks, and struck nine out for the winning decision (3-4).  0-for-2 with one strikeout.  (p-s:95-62)(g/f:3-2)

Los Angeles beat Milwaukee 6-4

Stephen Piscotty (former St. Louis-Oakland) started in right field and batted second,  1-for-4 with one double.
Edwin Jackson (former St. Louis-Oakland) started and pitched 6.1 innings.  He allowed four hits, three earned runs, two home runs, one walk, and struck six out for the losing decision (1-2).  (p-s:93-57)(g/f:7-4)

San Francisco beat Oakland 5-1

Adam Ottavino (former St. Louis-Colorado) entered in the eighth and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed two hits, one unearned run, one walk, threw one wild pitch, and struck one out for the save (3).  (p-s:27-18)(g/f:1-0)

David Peralta (former Johnson City-Arizona) started in left field and batted leadoff.  4-for-5 with two doubles, three runs, and one fielding error.
Daniel Descalso (former St. Louis-Arizona) entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted ninth.  0-for-1 with one strikeout.
Jon Jay (former St. Louis-Arizona) entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted ninth.  0-for-1 with one strikeout.

Colorado beat Arizona 11-10

Wade LeBlanc Ties Career High With Ten Strikeouts

For a Mariners team looking to get back on track starting the second half, Wade LeBlanc proved to be just what the doctor ordered on Friday night, as the veteran lefty tied a career high with 10 strikeouts in 7 1/3 innings in a 3-1 victory over the White Sox at Safeco Field.

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James Shields Outdueled In Stellar Night On Mound

James Shields started the second half of the 2018 season at Safeco Field doing pretty much what he did throughout the season's first half for the White Sox: Pitching well, but not getting a victory.

Chicago-A Official Site

Cardinals Look To Build Off Offensive Surge In Doubleheader With Cubs

If the St. Louis Cardinals were looking for a way to free some of the frustrations of an up and down season, putting up 18 runs and getting the best of one of the National League’s top pitchers was certainly a step in the right direction.

Fox Sports Midwest

With Mike Shildt's Backing, Dexter Fowler Eager For Fresh Start

Mid-May felt light years away.

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Friday, July 20, 2018

Edwin Jackson Solid, But Athletics Bats Stymied By Giants

Friday night marked the first sellout of the season at the Coliseum, with 45,606 in attendance on a fireworks night, but the A's didn't provide much of a spark on the field to kick off the second half, falling 5-1 to the Giants.

Oakland Official Site

Tommy Pham Hitting His Way Back From Slump While Down In The Lineup; Cardinals' 72-Year Old Rookie; Pitching Decisions; Luke Weaver, Etc

The way Tommy Pham, a fixture at the top of the lineup earlier this season, and his new manager see his recent starts at No. 8 in the lineup is a starting point. As he hits his way out of the hole in his average, he’ll hit his way up the order.

Post-Dispatch

Former Cardinals Playing In The Mexican League 7-20-18: Rainel Rosario Doubles & Drives In One Run; Maikel Cleto Strikes Out Three & Holds One Inherited Runner On Base Over One & A Third Hitless/Scoreless Innings For The Hold; Joe Colon Pitched One Hitless/Scoreless Inning For The Save



Niko Vasquez (former Springfield-Leon) started at shortstop and batted third.  0-for-3 with one run and two walks.
Joe Colon (former MiLB signing-Leon) entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs for the save (3).  (p-s:10-5)(g/f:1-0)

Leon beat Laguna 12-11

Maikel Cleto (former St. Louis-Yucatan) entered in the seventh and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck three out for the hold (1).  (p-s:16-10)(g/f:1-0)(ir-s:1-0)

Rainel Rosario (former Springfield-Saltillo) started in centerfield and batted fourth.  1-for-4 with one double, one two-out RBI, and one strikeout.

Yucatan beat Saltillo 5-4

Daric Barton (former Peoria-Puebla) started at first base and batted third.  0-for-3 with one walk.

Monterrey beat Puebla 3-2

Richy Pedroza (former Peoria-Aguascalientes) started at shortstop and batted second.  0-for-4 with two strikeouts and assisted in one double play.

Aguascalientes beat Quintana Roo 3-1

Ivan Bellazetin (former MiLB tryout-Dos Laredos) started at second base and batted ninth.  0-for-4 with one strikeout.

Dos Laredos beat Tabasco 4-1 in 10 innings

Yefri Perez (former MiLB signing-Monclova) started in right field and batted second.  0-for-3 with three strikeouts.

Campeche beat Monclova 3-2

Stephen Strasburg Exits In Fifth, Has Words With Max Scherzer

Manager Dave Martinez called Stephen Strasburg and Max Scherzer into his office following the Nationals' 8-5 loss to the Braves on Friday night, after the two got into a heated argument in the dugout when Strasburg was removed in the fifth inning of his first start since being activated off the disabled list.

Washington Official Site

Asdrubal Cabrera Drawing Trade Interest

Mark Feinsand Twitter

Troy Tulowitzki Making Slow Progress, Timetable Unknown

The Blue Jays still have no idea when Troy Tulowitzki will return to the lineup, but manager John Gibbons is, at least publicly, holding out hope it will happen this season.

Toronto Official Site

Colorado Springs Beat Memphis 1-0: Chris Ellis Strikes Out Eight & Allows One Run Over Seven Innings; Tyler Webb Pitched One Hitless/Scoreless Inning; Conner Greene Pitched One Scoreless Inning

Individual Highlights:
Rangel Ravelo started in left field and batted second.  1-for-3 with one walk and one strikeout.
Tyler O'Neill started centerfield and moved to left, batting third.  1-for-3 with one double and one walk.
Jose Adolis Garcia started in right field and batted sixth.  1-for-4 at the plate.
Edmundo Sosa started at shortstop and batted seventh.  1-for-4 with one double and one throwing error.
Wilfredo Tovar started at second base and batted eighth.  1-for-3 with one walk, one strikeout, and assisted in two double plays.
Chris Ellis started and pitched seven innings.  He allowed seven hits, one earned run, one home run, and struck eight out for the losing decision (2-2).  1-for-1 with one sacrifice.  (p-s:104-65)(g/f:5-3)
Conner Greene entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and hit one batter.  (p-s:14-8)(g/f:1-1)
Tyler Webb entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs.  (p-s:10-8)(g/f:1-2)

Rough Outing:
Rest Of The Team

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Memphis Official Site Post Game

Arkansas Beat Springfield 5-3 In Six & Half Innings: Lane Thomas Walks & Hits A Solo Home Run; Johan Mieses Singles & Drives In One Run; Blake Drake Singles

Individual Highlights:
Blake Drake started in left field and batted leadoff.  1-for-3 with two strikeouts.
Lane Thomas started in right field and batted fifth.  1-for-2 with one home run, one two-out RBI, two runs, and one walk.
Andrew Knizner started at catcher and batted sixth.  0-for-2 with one run, one walk, and one strikeout.
Johan Mieses started as designated hitter and batted seventh.  1-for-3 with one RBI and one strikeout.

Rough Outing:
Rest Of The Team

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David Price Spins Gem To Quiet Tigers In Series Opener

Coming down the stretch, David Price is as vital to the Red Sox as any player on the team. To that end, the lefty provided a highly encouraging performance in the first game back after the All-Star break, stifling the Tigers with 6 1/3 scoreless innings and leading his team to a 1-0 victory in Friday night's opener of a three-game series at Comerica Park

Boston Official Site

John Mozeliak, Michael Girsch, & Moises Rodriguez Traveling With Cardinals

Jeff Jones Twitter

Angels Encrouaged As Shohei Ohtani Begins Throwing; Albert Pujols On Track To Return Monday

Shohei Ohtani was cleared to begin a throwing progression on Thursday, stoking optimism among the Angels that the Japanese rookie could return to pitch this season and recover his unique identity as a two-way player.

Anaheim Official Site

Sam Gaviglio's Strong Start Sets Up Aledmys Diaz Walk-Off

The Blue Jays are expected to have at least a couple of spots up for grabs in their starting rotation next season, and it appears as though right-hander Sam Gaviglio will have the next two months to audition for the job.

Toronto Official Site

Bluefield Beat Johnson City 3-2: Dionis Zamora Strikes Out Eight & Allows One Run over Five & A Third Innings; Moses Castillo Singles & Drives In One Run

Individual Highlights:
Donivan Williams started at second base and batted leadoff.  0-for-3 with one walk, one stolen base, and assisted in one double play.
Jonathan Machado started in centerfield and batted second.  1-for-4 with one strikeout.
Kevin Woodall started in right field and batted third.  1-for-4 with one strikeout.
Zach Jackson started as designated hitter and batted fourth.  1-for-4 with one run, one stolen base, and two strikeouts.
Leandro Cedeno started at first base and batted fifth.  0-for-3 with one walk and one strikeout.
Sanel Rosendo started in left field and batted sixth.  0-for-3 with one run, one walk, one stolen base, and two strikeouts.
Michael Perri started at shortstop and batted seventh.  1-for-3 and assisted in one double play.
Moises Castillo started at third base and batted eighth.  1-for-3 with one two-out RBI and assisted in one double play.
Dionis Zamora started and pitched 5.1 innings.  He allowed three hits, one earned run, one home run, two walks, and struck eight out.  (p-s:84-55)(g/f:5-2)

Rough Outing:
Rest Of The Team

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Johnson City Official Site Post Game
Johnson City Press Post Game

Kyle Barraclough Unavailable On Friday Due To Illness, Not Trade

Craig Mish Twitter

Peoria Beat Lansing 7-3: Yariel Gonzalez Walks & Hits A Three-Run Homer; Zach Kirtley Doubles & Hits A Two-Run Homer; Jose Martinez Doubles & Drives In Two Runs

Individual Highlights:
Zach Kirtley started as designated hitter and batted second.  2-for-5 with one double, one home run, two RBIs, two runs, and one strikeout.
Elehuris Montero started at third base and batted third.  3-for-4 with one double, one run, and one intentional walk.
Yariel Gonzalez started at first base and batted fourth.  1-for-4 with one home run, three two-out RBIs, one run, one walk, and one fielding error.
J.R. Davis started in centerfield and batted seventh.  1-for-4 with one double and one run.
Jose Martinez started at second base and batted eighth.  2-for-3 with one double, two RBIs (one w/two-outs), and one walk.
Zach Predergast entered in the seventh and pitched two innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, one walk, and struck two out for the hold (3).  (p-s:27-18)(g/f:4-0)
Patrick Dayton entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and one walk.  (p-s:20-13)(g/f:1-1)

Rough Outing:
Bryce Denton started in right field and batted sixth.  0-for-4 at the plate.
Andres Luna started in left field and batted ninth.  0-for-4 with one strikeout.
Johan Oviedo started and pitched six innings.  He allowed four hits, three earned runs, two walks, threw two wild pitches, and struck four out for the winning decision (6-7).  (p-s:91-52)(g/f:8-4)

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Peoria Journal Star Post Game

Auburn Beat State College 4-0: Edwin Figuera Singles Twice; Will Changarotty Pitched One Hitless/Scoreless Inning; Imeldo Diaz Singles

Individual Highlights:
Edwin Figuera started at third base and batted second.  2-for-3 at the plate.
Lars Nootbaar started in right field and batted sixth.  0-for-2 with on walk.
Imeldo Diaz started at shortstop and batted eighth.  1-for-3 at the plate.
Will Changarotty entered in ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs.  (p-s:7-5)(g/f:2-1)

Rough Outing:
Rest Of The Team

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St. Lucie Beat Palm Beach 6-1: Shane Billings Singles Twice & Drives In One Run; Evan Kruczynski Strikes Out Four & Allows Two Runs Over Six Innings; Thomas St. Clair Strikes Out One Over One Scoreless Inning

Individual Highlights:
Jose Godoy started at catcher and batted sixth.  2-for-4 and one passed ball.
Shane Billings started in centerfield and batted seventh.  2-for-4 with one two-out RBI.
Evan Kruczynski started and pitched six innings.  He allowed seven hits, two earned runs, and struck four out for the losing decision (4-3).  (p-s:89-58)(g/f:9-3)
Thomas St. Clair entered in the eighth and pitched two innings.  He allowed three hits, no runs, and struck one out.  (p-s:21-13)(g/f:2-1)

Rough Outing:
Chase Pinder started as designated hitter and batted leadoff.  0-for-3 with one walk and two strikeouts.
J.B. Woodman started in left field and batted fourth.  0-for-3 with one walk and two strikeouts.
Stefan Trosclair started at first base and moved to second, batting eighth.  0-for-4 with two strikeouts and assisted in one double play.
Danny Hudzina started at third base and batted ninth.  0-for-3 with two strikeouts and assisted in one double play.
John Kilichowski entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed five hits, four earned runs, and struck two out.  (p-s:27-22)(g/f:1-0)

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Jake Diekman Taking Trade Rumors In Stride; Edinson Volquez Throwing Off Flat Ground

Rangers reliever Jake Diekman has been traded once before at the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline.

Texas Official Site

Diamondbacks Discussing Bringing Shelby Miller Back As Reliever For 2018 Season

Zach Buchanan Twitter

Mailbag: How Do The Cardinals Fix Their Outfield?

It’s time again for the weekly Baseball STL mailbag, found each Friday at KMOV.com and on the Baseball STL app. Got questions about the Cardinals (or anything else, really) that you’d like to see answered by KMOV’s baseball writers, JJ Bailey and Brenden Schaeffer? Send a tweet with #BaseballSTLmailbag and your question could be featured in a future edition of the mailbag!

KMOV

Video: Mike Shildt's Postgame Press Conference 7-20-18

Ian Kennedy Will Miss Extended Period Of Time With Stained Left Oblique

Jeffery Flanagan Twitter

Video: Matt Carpenter After Monster Day, Cardinals Win 'Today Was A Lot Of Fun'

Robinson Cano Will Play A Lot Of First Base, Jerry Dipoto Says

Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto continues pushing hard to bolster his club as the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline approaches, but Seattle finds itself in the unique position of knowing it will also add an eight-time All-Star to its lineup in 25 days when Robinson Cano returns from his 80-game suspension.

Seattle Official Site

Cardinals Beat Cubs 18-5: Matt Carpenter Collects Two Doubles, Three Home Runs, & Seven RBIs; Tommy Pham Singles Three Times & Drives In Three Runs; Jack Flaherty Strikes Out Nine & Allows One Run Over Five Innings For The Win

Individual Highlights:
Matt Carpenter started at first base and batted leadoff.  5-for-5 with two doubles, three home runs, seven RBIs (six w/two-outs), four runs, and assisted in one double play.
Yadier Molina started at catcher and moved to first base, batting second.  0-for-3 with one run, two walks, and assisted in two double plays.
Yario Munoz entered late in the game at shortstop and batted second.  1-for-1 with one home run, two RBIs, and one run.
Paul DeJong started at shortstop and batted third.  1-for-3 with one run and one walk.
Greg Garcia entered late in the game at shortstop and moved to third base, batting third.  1-for-2 with one home run, one RBI, and one run.
Marcell Ozuna started in left field and batted fourth.  1-for-3 with one RBI, one run, and one walk.
Harrison Bader entered late in the game in left field and batted fourth.  2-for-2 with one double.
Jedd Gyorko started at third base and moved to first base, batting fifth.  0-for-4 with one RBI, two runs, two walks, grounded into one double play, one fielding error, and assisted in one double play.
Kolten Wong started at second base and batted sixth.  2-for-4 with one double, one RBI, one run, one walk, one sacrifice, and assisted in three double plays.
Dexter Fowler started in right field and batted seventh.  2-for-5 with one double, two RBIs, two runs, and one sac fly.
Tommy Pham started in centerfield and batted eighth.  3-for-5 with three RBIs, three runs, and one strikeout.
Jack Flaherty started and pitched five innings.  He allowed two hits, one earned run, one home run, four walks, hit two batters, and struck nine out for the winning decision (4-4).  0-for-2 with one run, one walk, one sacrifice, and one strikeout.  (p-s:110-68)(g/f:3-2)
Greg Holland entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, one walk, and struck one out.  (p-s:16-10)(g/f:1-1)

Rough Outing:
Brett Cecil entered in the seventh and pitched to six batters.  He allowed three hits, three earned runs, one home run, two walks, and struck two out.  (p-s:26-13)
Matthew Bowman entered in the seventh and pitched 1.2 innings.  He allowed three hits, one earned run, and struck two out.  0-for-1 at the plate.  (p-s:27-21)(g/f:2-0)

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

Johnson City Starting Lineup 7-20-18

Johnson City Official Twitter

State College Starting Lineup 7-20-18

State College Official Twitter

Matt Carpenter Makes History With Three Home Runs, Two Doubles

An afternoon that opened with Matt Carpenter tying Lou Brock in the record books ended with the Cardinals' first baseman rewriting them.

St. Louis Official Site

Marc Rzepczynski Elects Free Ageny From Indians

Jordan Bastian Twitter

Video: Matt Carpenter Hits Third Home Run 7-20-18

Antonio Bastardo Suspended 140 Games For Failed PED Test

Robert Murray Twitter

Rangers Placed Nomar Mazara On The Ten-Day Disabled List

John Blake Twitter

Tanking Paid Off For Cubs, But Cardinals' Stance Remains Unchanged

As if being 8.5 games behind the Cubs wasn't grating enough for Cardinals president of baseball operations John Mozeliak, try showing up for a five-game series here and fielding questions from Chicago media members about if the Cardinals have reconsidered following in the footsteps of the division rival they now chase.

BenFred

Fernando Tatis, Jr. Likely To Have Surgery, Miss Rest Of Season

Prized Padres prospect Fernando Tatis Jr. is expected to require surgery and miss the rest of the season after suffering a thumb fracture on his non-throwing hand (left) during a head-first slide Thursday night with Double-A San Antonio.

San Diego Uniuon Tribune

Bird Bytes 7-20-18: Someone Please Explain The Mystery Of Carlos Martinez

After being allowed to play, run around and have some fun in the Cubs’ yard on Thursday night, the Cardinals had a 3-1 lead in the fifth inning and were feeling frisky.

101 ESPN

Tigers Activated Leonys Martin From The Disabled List

Detroit PR Official Twitter

Peoria Starting Lineup 7-20-18

Peoria Official Twitter

Palm Beach Starting Lineup 7-20-18

Palm Beach Official Twitter

Video: Matt Carpenter Hits Second Home Run 7-20-18

Nationals Activated Stephen Strasburg From The Disabled List

WTOP Sports Twitter

Don't Sleep On Miles Mikolas

One of the most fun parts of following baseball is seeing guys that are really doing well but haven’t received much attention if any at all. While there are many examples, I don’t think there is a more prime example than St. Louis Cardinals starter Miles Mikolas.

Beyond The Boxscore

GCL: Cardinals Beat Marlins 12-4: Luken Baker Singles, Doubles, & Drives In Three Runs; Cole Kreuter Singles Twice, Walks, & Knocks In Three Runs; Zack Gahagan Collects One Double, One Triple, One Walk, & Two RBIs

Individual Highlights:
Mateo Gil started at shortstop and batted leadoff.  2-for-3 with four runs, two walks, and assisted in two double plays.
Zach Gahagan started at first base and batted second.  2-for-4 with one double, two RBIs (one w/two-outs), one walk, and assisted in two double plays.
Josh Shaw started at third base and moved to shortstop, batting third.  1-for-2 with one RBI, two runs, and two walks.
Luken Baker started as designated hitter and batted fourth.  2-for-4 with one double, three RBIs (one w/two-outs), one run, and one strikeout.
Brandon Purcell started at catcher and batted fifth.  1-for-4 with one RBI, two runs, one walk, one strikeout, and threw out on of three base runners.
William Jimenez started in centerfield and batted sixth.  1-for-4 with one run, one walk, and one strikeout.
Liam Sabino started in right field and batted seventh.  2-for-5 with one double, two two-out RBIs, one run, and two strikeouts.
Cole Kreuter started in left field and moved to third base, batting eighth.  2-for-4 with three two-out RBIs, one walk, and two strikeouts.
Freddy Pacheco entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck two out.  (g/f:0-1)
Wilberto Rivera entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and one walk.  (g/f:0-1)

Rough Outing:
Chris Hunt started and pitched 3.1 innings.  He allowed eight hits, four earned runs, one walk, and struck two out.  (g/f:4-1)
Chris Rivera entered in the fourth and pitched 3.2 innings.  He allowed four hits, no runs, and struck two out for the wining decision (2-1).  (g/f:5-1)(ir-s:1-1)

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Mike Shildt Standing Behind Dexter Fowler Despite Struggles; Worth Noting

Cognizant that his actions will carry more weight than any promise he makes, interim manager Mike Shildt made his strongest statement yet about his commitment to outfielder Dexter Fowler by starting him against Cubs lefty Jon Lester on Friday.

St. Louis Official Site

Who's To Blame For Cardinals' Bad Defense?

Alex Rodriguez, on the national ESPN broadcast Thursday, watched another bungled play by a Cardinal and proclaimed: “This is painful to watch if you’re a Cardinal fan, a baseball fan.”

Hochman

Double-A Springfield Placed Ramon Urias On The Seven-Day Disabled List & Activated Chris Chinea

MiLB Official Site

Video: Martt Carpenter Hits A Home Run 7-20-18

Orioles Activated Chris Tillman From The Disabled List & Designated For An Assingment & Purchased The Contract Of Renato Nuenz From Triple-A Norfolk

Baltimore Official Twitter

Mayaguez Released Randy Ruiz

Veteran designated hitter Randy Ruiz may agree with any team after the management of the Mayagüez Indians agreed to his request to be released.  (Translated)

LBPRC Official Site

CC Sabathia Intends To Pitch Next Year If 'Knee Holds Up'

CC Sabathia will celebrate his 38th birthday on Saturday. Among all starting pitchers in the Major Leagues this year, only Bartolo Colon and Rich Hill are older.

New York-A Official Site

Mets Activated Yoenis Cespedes From The Disabled List

New York-N Official Twitter

DSL: Cardinals Blue Beat Rockies 9-7 In 11 Innings: Malcom Nunez Hits A Two-Run Homer; Carlos Soler Collects Three Singles, One Double, & Two RBIs; Freddy DeJesus Singles, Doubles, & Drives In Two Runs

Individual Highlights:
Pablo Gomez started at shortstop and batted leadoff.  2-for-3 with one double, one run, two walks, and one caught stealing.
Carlos Soler started in centerfield and batted second.  4-for-6 with one double, two RBIs (one w/two-outs), two runs, one stolen base, and two strikeouts.
Malcom Nunez started at third base and batted third.  1-for-6 with one home run, two RBIs, one run, and four strikeouts.
Freddy DeJesus started at first base and batted fourth.  2-for-5 with one double, two RBIs, and two strikeouts.
Ramon Mendoza started at second base and batted sixth.  0-for-3 with one run, two walks, and one strikeout.
Alexander Samuel started in left field and batted eighth.  1-for-5 with one two-out RBI, one run, and three strikeouts.
Jose Zapata started at catcher and batted ninth.  3-for-5 with one double, one two-out RBI, two runs, two strikeouts, and threw out one of four base runners.
Hector Soto started and pitched six innings.  He allowed six hits, two earned runs, threw two wild pitches, and struck seven out.  (g/f:3-4)

Rough Outing:
Diowill Burgos started in right field and batted fifth.  0-for-5 with one strikeout and one outfield assist.
Luis Tena entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, one earned run, one walk, and struck one out.  (g/f:2-0)
Saniel Santana entered in the ninth and pitched to four batters.  He allowed two hits, two earned runs, and one walk for the hold (4).  (g/f:0-1)(ir-s:2-1)
Leonardo Taveras entered in the ninth and pitched 2.2 innings.  He allowed two hits, one unearned run, three walks (one intentional), threw one wild pitch, and struck two out for the blown save (2) and winning decision (2-1).  (g/f:3-0)(ir-s:2-1)

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DSL: Cardinals Red Beat Brewers 5-1: Jose Moreno Strikes Out Two & Allows One Run Over Seven Innings For The Win; Cristhian Longa Singles, Homers, & Drives In Two Runs; Joerlin De Los Santos Collects Four Singles & One RBI

Individual Highlights:
Joerlin De Los Santos started as designated hitter and batted leadoff.  4-for-5 with one two-out RBI and two runs.
Franklin Soto started at shortstop and batted second.  2-for-5 with one run, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.
Cristhian Longa started at first base and batted third.  2-for-4 with one home run, two RBIs, one run, grounded into one double play, and assisted in one double play.
Luis Montano started in right field and batted fourth.  1-for-3 with one two-out RBI, one walk, and one strikeout.
Adanson Cruz started in centerfield and batted fifth.  1-for-4 with one two-out RBI and grounded into one double play.
Claudio Ramirez started in left fiedl and batted seventh.  1-for-4 with one double, one run, and one strikeout.
Joyser Garcia started at catcher and batted eighth.  1-for-4 with one double, one strikeout, and grounded into one double play.
Jose Moreno started and pitched seven innings.  He allowed four hits, one earned run, one walk, and struck two out for the winning decision (2-2).  (g/f:9-4)
Wilman Madera entered in the eighth and pitched two innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, one walk, threw one wild pitch, and struck two out.  (g/f:2-1)

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Videos: Mike Shildt On Tommy Pham


Cardinals Could Trade Jose Martinez, But He's Likley To Fall Victim To Modern Baseball

Last weekend, the St. Louis Cardinals fired manager Mike Matheny for his shortcomings as a strategist and leader.

CBS Sports

Padres Recalled Robert Stock From Triple-A El Paso

San Diego Official Twitter

Cibaenas Placed Carlos Villanueva On The Retirement List

The Cibaeñas Eagles released 15 players, said the Vice President of Operations, Manny Acta, in a press release.  (Translated)

LIDOM Official Site

2018 Cardinals Midseason Top Ten Prospects

The Cardinals expected to compete this season, and made moves throughout the winter designed to further that goal.

Baseball America

Braves Have Talked With Orioles About Zach Britton

Jerry Crasnick Twitter

Red Sox Signed Mark Montgomery To Minors Deal

Emily Waldon Twitter

Cardinals & Post-Dispatch Announce $6 Ticket Offer

The St. Louis Cardinals are teaming up with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch to present fans with a special discount ticket offer. On sale now, fans can purchase tickets for just $6 to watch the Redbirds take on the Colorado Rockies from July 30-August 2.

St. Louis Official Site

What Would A Carlos Martinez Trade Look Like?

Alright, I’m gonna start by saying that I don’t think a Carlos Martinez trade is particularly likely at this point. The Cardinals have him locked in on a team-friendly deal and there just aren’t that many teams who have the type of high-end offensive prospects to trade while also finding themselves in the playoff race.

101 ESPN

Triple-A Memphis Activated Derian Gonzalez From The Disabled List & Sent To Double-A Springfield, Jake Woodford Was Promoted From Springfield To Memphis

MiLB Official Site

Cubs, Yankees, Red Sox, Giants, Astros, & Phillies Interested In Zach Britton

Jerry Crasnick Twitter

Former Cardinals Playing In NPB 7-20-18: Carlos Peguero Doubles Twice & Drives In One Run



Efren Navarro (former Memphis-Hanshin) started in left field and moved to center, batting third.  0-for-5 with two strikeouts.

Yokohama beat Hanshin 10-3

Carlos Peguero (former Memphis-Rakuten) started in right field and batted eighth.  2-for-4 with two doubles and one RBI.

Rakuten beat Seibu 7-2

Former Cardinals Playing In KBO 7-20-18: Jamie Romak Singles, Doubles, & Drives In One Run; Xavier Scruggs Reaches Base Three Times & Knocks In One Run



Jamie Romak (former Memphis-SK) started at first base and batted third.  2-for-5 with one double and one RBI.

SK beat Lotte 6-2

Xavier Scruggs (former St. Louis-NC) started at first base and batted fourth.  One RBI, two runs, two walks, and one hit by pitch.

NC beat Nexen 10-8

Koji Uehara Has 100 Wins, 100 Holds, & 100 Saves In Career With NPB & MLB

NPB On Reddit Twitter

Yoenis Cespedes To Return From DL Tonight

After more than nine weeks and multiple setbacks, Yoenis Cespedes' stay on the disabled list is about to come to an end. The Mets plan to activate Cespedes tonight and insert him in their lineup against the Yankees as their designated hitter, according to a source. The team has not confirmed the impending move.

New York-N Official Site

Video: Scott Warmann & Brad Thompson Preview Cardinals-Cubs Game 7-20-18

As Jose Martinez Moves To Bench Role, Cardinals Could Move Toward Trading Him; Cardinals Going Abroad?

The Cardinals’ shift to a glove-first lineup and commitment to Dexter Fowler in right field has left Jose Martinez and his 56 RBIs with, essentially, a bench role.

Post-Dispatch

Pop Warner Takes Role As Bench CoachFor Mike Shildt; Mike Shildt Switches To '8'; Miles Mikolas, Etc

After several days of discussions over the break, the Cardinals and interim manager Mike Shildt decided to stick with the traditional bench coach role, and to fill it they turned to someone with as much tradition in the organization as anyone.

Post-Dispatch

A Renewed Joe Girardi Could Be The Antidote For The Lethargic Cardinals

The travelling circus that accompanies Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game has finally left our nation’s capital. A Twitter controversy ignited by Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Josh Hader and Commissioner Manfred’s unintended slight towards Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout regarding his perceived lack of interest in marketing couldn’t dampen the merriment.

Forbes

Cardinals Seek To Even Series Vs. Cubs Behind Jack Flaherty

When the St. Louis Cardinals fired manager Mike Matheny just before the All-Star break, beginning the second half of the season strong was a pivotal first step for a team attempting to move on from the disappointment of the past few months.

Fox Sports Midwest

Double TV Coverage Set For Cardinals-Cubs Game Sunday

The Cardinals-Cubs contest Sunday won’t be on ESPN’s prime-time national telecast this weekend, after both of the previous Sunday matchups between the teams were featured — and so will be the one the following weekend, on July 29.

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Former Cardinals Playing In The Mexican League 7-19-18: Ivan Bellazetin Singles Twice, Homers, & Drives In Four Runs; Yefri Perez Singles Twice, Doubles, & Knocks In One Run; Cedric Hunter Collects One Double & One RBI



Iker Franco (former Springfield-Mexico) entered late in the game at catcher and allowed one stolen base.

Laguna beat Mexico 7-6

Cedric Hunter (former Memphis-Leon) started in centerfield and batted third.  1-for-1 with one double, one RBI, and one run.
Joe Colon (former MiLB signing-Leon) entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and one walk.  (p-s:11-6)(g/f:2-0)

Leon beat Durango 10-4

Richy Pedroza (former Peoria-Aguascalientes) started at shortstop and batted second.  2-for-4 with two runs and assisted in one double play.

Aguascalientes beat Yucatan 8-3

Rainel Rosario (former Springfield-Saltillo) started in centerfield and moved to right, batting fourth.  0-for-4, one throwing error, and one fielding error.

Quintana Roo beat Saltillo 13-1

Yefri Perez (former MiLB signing-Monclova) started in right field and batted second.  3-for-5 with one double, one RBI, and one stolen base.

Tabasco beat Monclova 6-3

Amaury Cazana (former Memphis-Dos Laredos) entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted eighth.  0-for-1 with one strikeout.
Ivan Bellazetin (former MiLB Tyrout-Dos Laredos) started at second base and batted ninth.  3-for-4 with one home run, four RBIs (one w/two-outs), two runs, one sac fly, and assisted in two double plays.
Juan Pena (former Tennessee-Dos Laredos) entered in the first and pitched 3.1 innings.  He allowed six hits, three earned runs, one walk, and struck two out.  (p-s:49-30)(g/f:3-1)(ir-s:2-2)

Campeche beat Dos Laredos 13-11

Daric Barton (former Peoria-Puebla) started at first base and batted third.  3-for-4 with one RBI, one run, and assisted in one double play.

Tijuana beat Puebla 6-3