Thursday, September 29, 2016

Cardinals Beat Reds 4-3: Yadier Molina Doubles, Homers, & Drives In Two Runs; Alex Reyes Strikes Out Six, Allows One Run, & Knocks In One Run Over Six Innings; Jedd Gyorko Hits A Solo Home Run

Individual Highlights:
Matt Carpenter 1-for-4 with one double, one run, one walk, two strikeouts, and assisted in one double play.
Yadier Molina 2-for-5 with one double, one home run, two RBIs (one w/two-outs), one run, one strikeout, one passed ball, and threw one base runner out.
Stephen Piscotty 1-for-3 with one hit by pitch.
Jedd Gyorko 1-for-4 with one home run, one RBI, one run, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.
Aledmys Diaz 2-for-3 with one double, one run, one walk, and assisted in one double play.
Alex Reyes started and pitched six innings.  He allowed seven hits, one earned run, two walks, and struck six out.  0-for-2 with one RBI and one strikeout.  (p-s:6-2)(g/f:6-2)
Matthew Bowman entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck three out for the hold (13).  (p-s:17-12)
Kevin Siegrist entered in the eighth and pitched to two batters.  He allowed no hits or runs for the hold (17).  (p-s:10-6)(g/f:0-2)(ir-s:2-0)

Rough Outing:
Tommy Pham 0-for-1 with one strikeout.
Zach Duke entered in the eighth and pitched to four batters.  He allowed two hits, one earned run, and one walk for the hold (26).  (p-s:18-12)(g/f:0-1)
Seung-Hwan Oh entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed two hits, one earned run, and struck two out for the blown save (4) and winning decision (6-3).  (p-s:27-21)(g/f:1-0)

Boxscore

Mike Matheny Sits Brandon Moss In Favor Of Jose Martinez

Having stuck with Brandon Moss throughout his historic September slump, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny acknowledged on Thursday that it's time for a change. He pulled Moss out of the lineup, replacing the skidding slugger with Minor League journeyman Jose Martinez, making his second career big league start.

St. Louis Official Site

Kolten Wong Wants To Finish Season On His Terms

Kolten Wong hasn't had the season he'd hoped for, but he still wants to finish it on his terms. He feels he could start against the Pirates this weekend to help lift the Cardinals into a Wild Card spot, although he hasn't started since slipping and injuring his shoulder on the left-field grass in the first inning at Wrigley Field last Friday.
St. Louis Official Site

After delivering a pinch-hit triple in the 9th inning last night, Kolten Wong is ready to return to full action whenever called upon by the St. Louis Cardinals.
STL Baseball Weekly

Video: Derek Lilliquist Talks About Alex Reyes' Calm Demeanor

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

Video: Bengie Molina Talks Hispanic Heritage Night

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

Video: Jose Martinez "This Gives Me More Confidence..."

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

Video: Kolten Wong Talks About Hitting A Triple On Wednesday

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

Despite Nicks, Albert Pujols Sustains Prowess At Plate

Albert Pujols has enjoyed a productive year, but it's uncertain if the slugger will play this weekend against the Astros, the final series of the season for the Angels.

Anaheim Official Site

Chad Gaudin To Pitch For Cibao This Fall/Winter

Cibao Giants announced the signing of four pitchers as reinforcements for next winter baseball season 2016-2017, indicated to start on October 20. Are treated the left - hander Jeremy Horst, the middle relievers Keith Hessler and Jordan Jankowski and closer Chad Gaudin.  (Translated)

Cibao Official Site

Mariners' Jesus Montero Suspended 50 Games For Failed Drug Test

Brendan Kennedy Twitter

John Mozeliak On ESPN's Inside Pitch 9-29-16

MLB Network Radio Twitter

MLB Network Radio Twitter

MLB Network Radio Twitter

Scott Boras Breaks Down Delivering Eulogy For Jose Fernandez

The funeral for Jose Fernandez took place on Thursday in Miami.

Fox Sports

Shelby Miller Confident After Recent Scoreless Outings

Make no mistake, regardless of how he finished the season, D-backs right-hander Shelby Miller was not going to consider 2016 a success.

Arizona Official Site

The Cardinals' Path To A Ring

People have often compared this team to the team from 2011, but I disagree. The championship team that this year's Cardinals remind me of is the team from 2006. And we all know how well that season ended.

KSDK

Cardinals Need A Saturday Starter, So Why Not Trevor Rosenthal?

On his way back to the active roster, working with whatever rehab setup the Cardinals had available, former closer Trevor Rosenthal threw scheduled BPs against hitters and found the routine familiar.

Bird Land

Cardinals Instructional League 9-29-16

Exclusive insider news from St. Louis Cardinals instructional league camp in Jupiter, Florida on Thursday, including an update on rehabbing pitcher Mitch Harris.

The Cardinal Nation

Cardinals Starting Lineup 9-29-16

St. Louis Official Twitter

Cardinals Beat

After leading the St. Louis Cardinals with 21 runs batted in for the month of August, this month has not been as kind to Brandon Moss. He’s managed only 4 RBIs as his batting averaged has dropped from .261 to .224 with only six hits in 80 at-bats.
STL Baseball Weekly

Cardinals To Host Inaugural 'Family Fun Day On Clark Street'

The St. Louis Cardinals, Delaware North-Sportservice and Ballpark Village are teaming up to host Family Fun Day on Clark Street, between Busch Stadium and Ballpark Village, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 9th.

St. Louis Official Site

Video; Scott Warmann & Al Hrabosky Preview Tonight's Cardinals-Reds Game 9-29-16

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

Cardinals Not Planning On Picking Up Matt Holliday's Option Or Offering Qualifying Offer; Will Work Out Lourdes Gourriel, Jr.

The Cardinals do not plan to pick up Holliday’s $17-million option or offer him the similarly-priced qualifying offer. So he will become a free agent

Today's Knuckleball

Rick Hummel On The Press Box 9-29-16

Inside STL

Jenifer Langosch Explains Why The Cardinals Have No Good Options To Start On Sunday

Jen Langosch joined The Kevin Wheeler Show to discuss why the Cardinals have no good options to start on Saturday.

101 ESPN

Ozzie Smith On Kyle McClellan's Inside Pitch Part Three

This week in the Ameren Illinois Inside Pitch, former Cardinals pitcher Kyle McClellan talks to Hall of Fame shortstop, Ozzie Smith.

KMOX

Keith Law Assesses Are The Cardinals Poised To Move Up In The Organizational Prospect Rankings

Keith Law joined Bernie Miklasz to talk about the youth movement in baseball, the copy-cat style of teams in sports, the Cardinals farm system, the Cards in the International market, and his thoughts on Alex Reyes and Luke Weaver

101 ESPN

Tickets For Potential Tiebreaker Game To Go On Sale Friday, September 30, 2016

In the event the Cardinals finish the 2016 regular season tied with either the New York Mets or San Francisco Giants for the second National League Wild Card spot, a tiebreaker game will be held at Busch Stadium on Monday, October 3.

St. Louis Official Site

In These Desperate Times, Why Is Brandon Moss Still In The LIneup?

Here are the worst onbase+slugging percentages (OPS), for the month of September, single season, in MLB history:

101 ESPN

Derrick Goold On The Morning After 9-29-16

Inside STL

Nyjer Morgan To Play For Caracas This Fall/Winter

Caracas Lions hired outfielder Nyjer Morgan and pitcher Deunte Heath as part of the import for the 2016-2017 season LVBP.  (Translated)

Caracas Official Site

Former Cardinals Playing In NPB 9-29-16: Carlos Peguero Singles, Doubles, Walks, & Drives In One Run



Hector Luna (former St. Louis-Hiroshima) started at third base and batted seventh.  0-for-4 at the plate.

Hiroshima beat Yomiuri 5-3

Carlos Peguero (former St. Louis-Rakuten) started as designated hitter and batted sixth.  2-for-4 with one double, one RBI, one run, one walk, and one strikeout.

Rakuten beat Orix 10-2

Matt Holliday's Injury Cost Brandon Moss, Too

When Matt Holliday suffered a broken thumb while getting hit by a pitch, he lost an opportunity to build his value for 2017.

Tipsheet

Eric Thames Caught Drunk Driving

Reigning South Korean baseball MVP Eric Thames has been caught driving under the influence of alcohol, his club announced Thursday.

Yonhap News Agency

Yankees Have Yet To Publicly Show Interest In Lourdes Gourriel, Jr.

Free agent infielder Lourdes Gurriel Jr. will be holding private workouts for at least six major league clubs in the coming weeks, but the New York Yankees have not been confirmed as a suitor.

Yanks Go Yard

Massive Tie Scenarios 9-29-16

A possible three-way tie in the NL took a huge hit Wednesday night as the Mets won, but both the Giants and Cardinals lost. The three teams can tie at 86 wins tops:

Baseball Musings

Many Opportunities Lost - And Maybe The Cardinals' Season

These swings. These lunging, languid attempts produced a splattering of choppers and pop-ups — swings as desperate as the men who took them.

Hochman

Seung-Hwan Oh Downplays Exit After Notching 100K

Cardinals closer Seung Hwan Oh downplayed the severity of the groin tightness that bumped him from Wednesday's 2-1 loss to the Reds, insisting that he expects to be available for the final four games of the regular season.
St. Louis Official Site

Cincinnati took aim at Seung Hwan Oh in the ninth inning Wednesday night when two consecutive batters happened to hit sharp ground balls in his direction.
Cardinal Beat

Cardinal closer Seung Hwan Oh gave fans a scare Tuesday when a visit from the medical staff prompted him to be pulled from the game in the top of the ninth inning.
KMOV

After chasing after a ground ball off his glove in the 9th inning, St. Louis Cardinals reliever Seung Hwan Oh exited the game with some discomfort in his groin.
STL Baseball Weekly

More Runners Steal On Yadier Molina, Mike Matheny Partly Blames Pitchers; Bill DeWitt: Mike Matheny Secure; Homer Cycle; Extra Bases

When managers and coaches ruminate over their Gold Glove Award ballots these days there will be striking numbers to consider from annual winner Yadier Molina that they’ve never seen before.

Post-Dispatch

Former Cardinals Playing In MLB 9-28-16: Shelby Miller Strikes Out Five Over Five Scoreless Innings For The Win; David Freese Doubles & Drives In One Run; Eric Fryer Singles Twice & Knocks In One Run



Pat Neshek (former St. Louis-Houston) entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed three hits, three earned runs, one home run, two walks, and struck two out.  (p-s:27-18)(g/f:1-0)

Seattle beat Houston 12-4

Shelby Miller (former St. Louis-Arizona) started and pitched five innings.  He allowed five hits, no runs, one walk, and struck five out for the winning decision (3-12).  0-for-2 with two strikeouts.  (p-s:74-52)(g/f:4-2)

Matt Belisle (former St. Louis-Washington) entered in the fourth and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed no hits or runs.  (p-s:7-6)(g/f:2-1)(ir-s:2-0)

Arizona beat Washington 3-0 in 6 innings

Joe Kelly (former St. Louis-Boston) entered in the ninth and pitched to three batters.  He allowed one hit, one earned run, one home run, and struck one out for the blown save (1).  (p-s:8-8)(ir-s:3-3)

New York-A beat Boston 5-3

Jason Heyward (former St. Louis-Chicago-N) started in right field and batted fifth.  0-for-3 with one walk, one stolen base, and grounded into one double play.

David Freese (former St. Louis-Pittsburgh) started at third base and batted seventh.  1-for-4 with one double, one two-out RBI, one run, two strikeouts, and one throwing error.
Eric Fryer (former St. Louis-Pittsburgh) started at catcher and batted eighth.  2-for-4 with one two-out RBI, one strikeout, and allowed one stolen base.

Pittsburgh beat Chicago-N 8-4

Coco Crisp (former New Haven-Cleveland) started as designated hitter and batted seventh.  0-for-3 with one strikeout.

Detroit beat Cleveland 6-3 in 5 innings

Fernando Salas (former St. Louis-New York-N) entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck one out for the hold (18).  (p-s:22-14)(g/f:1-1)

New York-N beat Miami 5-2

Carlos Beltran (former St. Louis-Texas) started as designated hitter and batted third.  0-for-4 with two strikeouts.

Texas beat Milwaukee 8-5

John Axford (former St. Louis-Oakland) entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out.  (p-s:14-9)(g/f:2-0)

Shane Robinson (former St. Louis-Anaheim) started in centerfield and batted ninth.  1-for-2 with one double, two two-out RBIs, and one run.
Rafael Ortega (former Memphis-Anaheim) entered late in the game in centerfield and batted ninth.  0-for-1 with one walk and one stolen base.

Anaheim beat Oakland 8-6

Brett Wallace (former Memphis-San Diego) entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted ninth.  0-for-1 at the plate.
Luis Perdomo (former Palm Beach-San Diego) started and pitched five innings.  He allowed seven hits, five earned runs, three home runs, one walk, hit one batter, and struck two out for the losing decision (9-10),  0-for-1 at the plate.  (p-s:69-47)(g/f:10-2)

San Diego beat Los Angeles 6-5

Daniel Descalso (former St. Louis-Colorado) started at second base and batted second.  0-for-4 with three strikeouts and assisted in two double plays.
Adam Ottavino (former St. Louis-Colorado) entered in the ninth and pitched to one batter.  He allowed no hits or runs for the save (6).  (p-s:8-5)(g/f:1-0)(ir-s:2-0)

Colorado beat San Francisco 2-0

Cardinals Squander Chances In Tight Contest

One night removed from an offensive explosion with five home runs, a two-run deficit with six innings to play seemed reasonably surmountable for the Cardinals. They had their opportunities in a 2-1 loss to the Reds on Wednesday night, but the offense couldn't convert when potential runs were almost gift-wrapped for them.

St. Louis Official Site

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Video: Seung-Hwan Oh Says He Could've Pitched Through Minor Injury

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

Video: Greg Garcia After Cardinals Loss To Reds

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

Video: Mike Matheny After Cardinals Tough Loss To The Reds

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

Cardinals Look To Alex Reyes In Wild Race

Cardinals rookie Alex Reyes has already helped his team's late-season push toward a National League Wild Card berth. Thursday, he'll be called upon to do it again when he faces Dan Straily and the Reds in the finale of a four-game series at Busch Stadium.
St. Louis Official Site

Their National League wild-card hopes growing slimmer by the day, the St. Louis Cardinals turn to their least experienced starter to help keep them alive Thursday night.
Fox Sports Midwest

Reds Beat Cardinals 2-1: Matthew Bowman & Kevin Siegrist Each Strike Out Two Over One & A Third Scoreless Innings; Jhonny Peralta Singles & Doubles; Kolten Wong Triples

Individual Highlights:
Matt Carpenter 0-for-2 with two walks.
Stephen Piscotty 2-for-4 with one strikeout.
Jhonny Peralta 2-for-4 with one double.
Kolten Wong 1-for-1 with one triple.
Mike Leake started and pitched five innings.  He allowed five hits, two earned runs, and struck six out for the losing decision (9-12).  0-for-1 at the plate.  (p-s:87-59)(g/f:9-1)
Matthew Bowman entered in the sixth and pitched one inning.  He allowed two hits and no runs.  (p-s:21-13)(g/f:3-0)
Kevin Siegrist entered in the seventh and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck two out.  (p-s:26-15)(g/f:2-0)
Seung-Hwan Oh entered in the eighth and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck two out.  (p-s:25-18)(g/f:0-1)
Zach Duke entered in the ninth and pitched to two batters.  He allowed one hit and no runs.  (p-s:7-3)(g/f:0-1)(ir-s:1-0)

Rough Outing:
Randal Grichuk 0-for-4 at the plate.
Brandon Moss 0-for-3 with two strikeouts.

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

Cuban League 9-28-16

Offensive long-range sparked the current national champions to put out of action the capital Lions in Latin, in a day where there were three games decided by grout and Matanzas had to work hard to beat Villa Clara Azucareros to reach victory number 35.  (Translated)

Baseball de Cuba

Leandro Linares Signs To Play For Aguadilla & Ian Snell Expected To Pitch Also

Meanwhile, Baerga announced that the Sharks reached an agreement with the Cuban reliever Leandro Linares, who will be the ninth since the first day and will strengthen a bullpen that already has figures like closer Fernando Cabrera, Ian Snell and Joshua Towers. You will also be in the bullpen Nelson Arocho.  (Translated)

El Nuevo Dia

Chris Perry Recovering From Hip Surgery

Chris Perry Twitter

Yadier Molina Raising Catcher Durability Standard; Cardinals Sport Blues Jerseys During Wednesday's Pregame; Matt Holliday Not Scheduled For Batting Practice; Kolten Wong Tests Shoulder In Field

After establishing a career best with his 138th start behind the plate on Tuesday, Yadier Molina will surpass his previous high in innings caught Wednesday as he continues marching toward becoming the third catcher in franchise history to log at least 1,200 innings behind the plate in a season.

St. Louis Official Site

CC Sabathia Says He Wants To Pitch After Yankees Contract Ends Next Season

CC Sabathia has spent the past few years making the transition away from a life as a power pitcher, understanding how to use his diminished velocity to his advantage.

NY Daily News

Video: Jhonny Peralta Says The More He Plays, The Better He Feels

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

Video: Randal Grichuk Hanging Out With Jim Hayes

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

Dan McLaughlin Tells The Fast Lane How He Goes About Calling A Moment Like Aledmys Diaz Had With His Grand Slam

101 ESPN

Video: Matt Adams - It Felt Like Hitting Was Contagious Last Night

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

Video: Aledmys Diaz "It Was A Team Effort...I'm Glad To Be Part Of This Team"

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

John Kilichowski Tweets Funny Response To Tim Tebow's Home Run

St. Louis Cardinals prospect John Kilichowski will forever be the answer to a trivia question no one thought would exist even two months ago. During Wednesday’s instructional league game against the New York Mets, he was the pitcher who allowed a home run to Tim Tebow in Tebow’s first ever professional at-bat.

Yahoo

Cardinals Instructional League 9-28-16

News from St. Louis Cardinals instructional league camp in Jupiter, Florida on Wednesday includes a road trip to Port St. Lucie with a very famous opponent.

The Cardinal Nation

Pedro Echemendia Arrived In La Guaira 2016-17 Camp

Escualas the tenth day of practice was welcome news: The addition of two pitchers imported equipment. This is Pedro Echemendía and Greg Ross, who came to strengthen the salty pitching.  (Translated)

La Guaira Official Site

The Cardinals: Counting On Mike Leake, Their Hard-Luck Starting Pitcher

With the Cardinals locked into a must-win mode, Mike Leake makes an important late-season start for the Cardinals on Wednesday night. He’ll be facing his former team, the Reds, while trying to do his part to help his new team wriggle their way into a wild-card playoff spot.

101 ESPN

Cardinals Give St. Louis A Taste Of Hockey With Blues Warm-Ups

The Blues started their preseason schedule over the weekend, and their cross-town team is throwing in some support.
KSDK

The photographers were busy before today’s game as the St. Louis Cardinals gathered for their annual team photo and sported St. Louis Blues themed warm-up jerseys as part of a cross-promotional effort between the teams.
STL Baseball Weekly

Dodgers Released Bud Norris

Ken Gurnick Twitter

Eliezer Alfonzo Arrived In Margarita 2016-17 Camp

Eliezer Alfonzo was one of the innovations in training Wednesday Braves Margarita at the Center for Development of Polar Companies located in San Joaquin, Carabobo state. "The Matatán" heated with peers, took a few turns with the tree to start entering tempo and be ready for the Oct. 6.  (Translated)

Margarita Official Site

Kolten Wong Will Take Part In Pregame Batting Practice

Brian Stull Twitter

Cardinals Starting Lineup 9-28-16

St. Louis Official Twitter

Cardinal Beat

Sussex Exercised 2017 Option On Chris Jacobs

Can-Am League Official Site

Manny Ramirez Not Joining Cibaenas At This Time

Winston -Chilote-Full, Chairman of the Board of the Cibao Eagles announced today that Manny Ramirez told him yesterday that it will report to training camp on Monday the Cibao.  (Translated)

Cibaenas Official Site

Cesar Izturis Arrived In Lara 2016-17 Camp, Working As Special Assistant

Former big leaguer Cesar Izturis today began work as a special advisor to the larenses. Izturis will be in the team training and during the season perform specific work with the coaching staff and the players themselves. The larense, winner of a gold glove in the big leagues, retired last season with Cardinal uniform.  (Translated)

Lara Official Site

Aledmys Diaz 'Choked Up Just A Little Bit' When Fan Who Caught Grand Slam Offered Condolences For Jose Fernandez

Tuesday night was the first game back for St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Aledmys Diaz. Diaz had just returned from Miami where he attended the memorial service for his childhood friend and fellow major leaguer Jose Fernandez of the Miami Marlins, who tragically died in a boating accident on Sunday.
KMOX

If you were at the Cardinals game Tuesday night or watched it on TV, you know it was fairly uneventful. Until the bottom of the fourth.
KSDK

Greg Garcia On The Writers' Block 9-28-16

Insdie STL

Eduardo Sanchez Looking Forward To This Season After Deal With Injury Last Year

The pitcher Eduardo Sanchez keeps getting in tune in the practices of the Aragua Tigers, ahead of the upcoming season which starts next October 6, when the Aragua cats received at the José Pérez Colmenares of Maracay, the Leones del Caracas.  (Translated)

Aragua Official Site

Video: Cardinals Yearbook - Best Photos In Cardinals History

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

Bob Nightengale On The Press Box 9-28-16

Inside STL

Famed Tal's Hill To Be Removed From Minute Maid Park

When former Astros owner Drayton McLane prepared to spend $265 million of ownership and taxpayer money to build the field of his dreams, he could not expect it to last forever, but he wanted it to be unforgettable.

Madison Press

Jenifer Langosch Says The Cardinals Will Focus On Defense This Offseason

Our Cardinals insider Jen Langosch joined The Kevin Wheeler Show to discuss the Cardinals breakout last night, and what it means going forward.

101 ESPN

2016 Dominican Summer League Cardinals Starting Pitcher Of The Year - Noel DeJesus




June 2016
G
W
L
IP
H
R
ER
HR
BB
HBP
SO
ERA
Gonzalez
4
2
1
21.0
25
8
8
2
5
0
14
3.43
Seijas
4
2
0
19.1
20
10
9
0
6
0
22
4.19
Cordero
4
1
0
18.0
14
12
9
0
7
3
18
4.50
Nicacio
3
1
0
13.2
11
6
3
0
8
1
12
2.05
Ramirez
3
1
0
12.1
16
11
9
1
4
3
12
6.69
DeJesus
2
2
0
11.0
7
2
1
0
1
0
9
0.82
Ventura
2
1
1
7.1
3
4
2
0
3
4
6
2.54
Rondon
1
0
0
3.0
4
0
0
0
1
0
4
0.00

Junior Gonzalez was the anchor of the rotation to begin the season.  Alvaro Seijas put in four starts before he was promoted stateside, but led the way in strike out.  Diego Cordero struggled in the first month, giving up the most runs and second most walks but his strikes outs stayed on par with innings tossed.  Winston Nicacio and Noel DeJesus had great starts to their season in the piggy back rotation.  Edwar Ramirez couldn’t get things going and was thumped but still struck out almost as many batters as innings pitched.
July 2016
G
W
L
IP
H
R
ER
HR
BB
HBP
SO
ERA
Gonzalez
6
1
2
24.2
34
24
22
1
3
3
17
8.03
DeJesus
5
1
2
21.2
17
8
5
1
10
2
14
2.08
Rondon
4
1
1
18.2
19
8
6
0
1
4
20
2.97
Nicacio
5
0
2
17.1
21
21
15
2
15
1
16
7.79
Oviedo
3
0
1
8.0
6
2
2
0
3
0
12
2.25
Ramirez
2
0
1
8.0
12
6
6
0
0
4
2
6.75

Angel Rondon bloomed in the second month and struck out more than any other pitcher in the rotation, in July.  DeJesus continued his strong starting numbers from June into July.  Johan Oviedo, signed in July, made a handful of openings and showed some promise.  Gonzalez couldn’t continue his opening performance and was tagged hard in the second month.  Nicacio dealt with control issues and walked almost as many innings logged.  Ramirez stayed consistant and the struggles flowed through midseason.
Aug 2016
G
W
L
IP
H
R
ER
HR
BB
HBP
SO
ERA
Ramirez
5
2
1
25.2
25
9
7
0
3
1
23
2.45
DeJesus
3
2
0
17.0
17
2
2
0
1
0
15
1.06
Oviedo
4
0
0
13.2
13
6
2
0
3
0
17
1.32
Gonzalez
3
0
1
13.0
11
8
6
1
2
1
8
4.15
Cordero
3
0
0
11.0
10
2
1
0
3
1
10
0.82
Nicacio
2
0
1
9.0
8
5
5
0
5
2
10
5.00
Rondon
2
0
0
6.1
5
5
5
0
6
0
9
7.38
Ventura
1
0
0
4.0
1
0
0
0
1
1
1
0.00

Ramirez turned things around in the final month and was dominate on the hill, striking out the most in the starting rotation.  DeJesus  and Oviedo continued their performances from the previous month and were right behind Ramirez in strike out.  Cordero reappeared after injuries derailed his midseason and kept the runners from scoring.  Gonzalez improved some while Nicacio and Rondon struggled to get back on track.

2016
G
W
L
IP
H
R
ER
HR
BB
HBP
SO
ERA
AVG
WHIP
Gonzalez
13
3
4
58.2
70
40
36
4
10
5
39
5.52
.299
1.36
DeJesus
10
5
2
49.2
41
12
8
1
12
2
38
1.45
.223
1.07
Ramirez
10
3
2
45.0
53
26
22
1
7
8
37
4.40
.294
1.33
Nicacio
10
1
3
40.0
40
32
23
2
28
4
38
5.18
.248
1.70
Cordero
7
1
0
29.0
24
14
10
0
10
4
28
3.10
.233
1.17
Rondon
7
1
1
28.0
28
13
11
0
8
4
33
3.54
.252
1.29
Oviedo
7
0
1
21.2
19
8
4
0
6
0
29
1.66
.238
1.15
Seijas
4
2
0
19.1
20
10
9
0
6
0
22
4.19
.260
1.34
Ventura
3
1
1
11.1
4
4
2
0
4
5
7
1.59
.103
0.71


Looking at the overall numbers by the starters, DeJesus is by far the best arm in the rotation and showed conistency throughout the 2016 season.  Gonzalez and Nicacio were good in the beginning and the year wore down on him.  Ramirez started off poor and rounded out the season on a strong month.  Cordero and Rondon were pretty steady all season long.  Oviedo was limited in his innings pitched in each outing.  My clear choice for 2016 Dominican Summer League Cardinals Starting Pitcher of the Year is Noel DeJesus.