Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Mike Matheny Has A Decision To Make About Stephen Piscotty

St. Louis Cardinals rookie Stephen Piscotty continues to exceed reasonable expectations, but his playing time may be in question.

101 ESPN

Giants Release Everth Cabrera

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Max Scherzer Was A Gamble Cardinals Didn't Need To Take

When Washington Nationals and St. Louis native Max Scherzer was testing free agency in the off-season, many in St. Louis were wondering if the hometown Cardinals should put an offer in. Why not? Max is in the prime of his career, has the arsenal of an ace and would be able to put the Birds on the Bat on his chest at last. An alum of The University of Missouri, Columbia, it'd be a homecoming for "Mad Max." There was just one thing. He wasn't needed. I wrote about it then and confirming it now.

KSDK

Peoria Starting Lineup 9-2-15

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Carlos Martinez, Jaime Garcia, & John Lackey Round Out Weekend Rotation With Lance Lynn Missing Due To Ankle

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Padres Recall Jon Edwards From Triple-A El Paso

San Diego Official Twitter

Cardinals Starting Lineup 9-2-15

St. Louis Official Twitter

St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny had suggested recently that Michael Wacha might skip a start in order to get some rest.
Cardinal Beat

Cardinals Recall Tyler Lyons, Nick Greenwood, & Miguel Socolovich From Triple-A Memphis, Option Marco Gonzales

Daily Ace Twitter

In a surprise move Wednesday afternoon, the St. Louis Cardinals announced that Michael Wacha would be replaced on the mound for tonight's game by left-hander Tyler Lyons, who was among three players recalled from Triple A Memphis.
Fox Sports Midwest

The St. Louis Cardinals today have optioned last night's starter Marco Gonzales to Memphis (Triple-A) and recalled two left-handed pitchers - Tyler Lyons and Nick Greenwood - and right-handed pitcher Miguel Socolovich, all from Memphis. Lyons will make the start tonight against Washington at 7:15 p.m. CDT.
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Kevin Alexander Promoted From Short-Season Single-A State College To A-Advanced Palm Beach; Chris Chinea Promoted From Short-Season Rookie-Level Johnson City To State College

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Tyler Lyons Starting 9-2-15 Game Instead Of Michael Wacha

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The Cardinals made a number of roster moves on Wednesday afternoon, and they also announced that left-hander Tyler Lyons will make the start tonight against the Nationals in place of Michael Wacha.
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Memphis Beat New Orleans 6-5: Ed Easley Doubles & Drives In Three Runs; Anthony Garcia Walks & Hits A Two-Run Homer; Heath Wyatt Strikes Out One over Two Scoreless Innings For The Win

Individual Highlights:
Dan Johnson 2-for-4 with one two-out RBI, one run, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.
Anthony Garcia 1-for-3 with one home run, two two-out RBIs, one run, and one walk.
Dean Anna one run and one walk.
Ed Easley 1-for-1 with one double and three two-out RBIs.
Ryan Sherriff entered in the sixth and pitched 1.2 innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, and two walks.  (p-s:25-14)(g/f:4-1)(ir-s:1-0)
Heath Wyatt entered in the eighth and pitched two innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out for the winning decision (3-0).  (p-s:25-15)(g/f:2-2)

Rough Outing:
Jacob Wilson 0-for-4 with one strikeout and assisted in one double play.
Travis Tartamella 0-for-3 with two strikeouts, assisted in one double play, and threw out one base runner.
Jeremy Hazelbaker 0-for-1 with one strikeout.
Zach Petrick started and pitched 5.1 innings.  He allowed ten hits, five earned runs, two walks (one intentional), and struck four out.  0-for-1 with one sacrifice.  (p-s:96-60)(g/f:8-1)

Former Cardinals:
Zack Cox 2-for-4 with two doubles, two runs, and one strikeout.

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Memphis Official Site Post Game

Single-A West Michigan Placed Dominic Moreno On The Seven-Day Disabled List, Retroactive To August 31, 2015

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Craig Calcaterra Says Cardinals Fans Shouldn't Be Concerned With Mike Matheny's Manager Of The Year Candidacy

Craig Calcaterra joined Kevin Wheeler to talk about the Cardinals, the spoiled fans, their ability to win with anyone on the field, Brandon Moss, and Matheny's candidacy.

101 ESPN

Brandon Moss Beginning To Sway Doubters

Brandon Moss crushed a three-run walk-off home run to beat the Nationals 8-5 on Tuesday night, then gushed about how much he loves his new city after he crossed the plate.

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The Cardinals' Reinforcements Offer A Needed Break For Tired Arms

Finally, It’s September. The finish line is ahead and the Cardinals have their eyes on October.

101 ESPN

Ryan Sherriff Promoted From Double-A Springfield To Triple-A Memphis

MiLB Official Site

State College Finishes Regular-Season Home Slate September 2-6, 2015

The State College Spikes return home on Wednesday, September 2 to begin the final regular-season homestand of the 10th Season. The five-game stretch includes a trio of HD Weekend giveaways, the chance for one fan to win Free Gas for a Year, a pair of fantastic FIREWORKS shows, the return of $1 Beer Thursday, and a Game-Used Jersey Auction during the regular season home finale on Sunday, September 6.

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Max Scherzer & Rick Hummel On The Morning After 9-2-15

Inside STL

Carlos Villanueva An Unsung Hero Again

Overshadowed, perhaps, but not loss in the chaos of what was another impressive come-from-behind 8-5 win by the Cardinals over Washington Tuesday night was a brilliant 3 1/3 inning relief job by Carlos Villanueva, who struck out six.

Post-Dispatch

Cardinals Face Hometown Boy Max Scherzer While He's In A Rut

If the Washington Nationals are going to make a September push, they're probably going to need Max Scherzer to start pitching like a Cy Young Award candidate again.

Fox Sports Midwest

Former Cardinals Playing In NPB 9-2-15: Hector Luna Doubles; Brandon Dickson Could Be Staying In Japan

Hector Luna (former St. Louis-Chunichi) started at first base and batted third.  1-for-4 with one double, one run, and committed one error.

Yokohama beat Chunichi 3-2

Oric may be interested in extending Brandon Dickson (former St. Louis) - Yakyubaka

Unyielding Cardinals Won't Back Down

Tuesday’s sudden-strike 8-5 win over the dazed and dumbfounded Washington Nationals was the most Cardinal-like win of the season.

101 ESPN

Former Cardinals Playing In KBO 9-2-15: Andrew Brown Strikes Out Once In Three At-Bats

Andrew Brown (former St. Louis-SK) started at first base and batted fourth.  0-for-3 with one strikeout.

Doosan beat SK 6-3

Whitey Herzog Outwitted Cardinals On Jim Bibby Deal

The 1970s was a decade when the Cardinals dealt a significant number of quality starting pitchers, most notably Steve Carlton, Jerry Reuss, Mike Torrez and Jim Bibby.

RetroSimba

Bill Mueller: The Cardinals Are Just Too Good

Entering last night’s game with the Milwaukee Brewers, the Pirates were a sizzling 79-50. They were on pace for 99 wins on the season. What’s more, since starting the season 18-22, the Bucs are 61-28, which equates to an utterly insane 111-win pace.

Times Online

So Taguchi Hopes To Realize Dream Of Managing In U.S.

Former big leaguer So Taguchi has been touted as a candidate to manage the Pacfic League’s Orix Buffaloes next year and does dreams of managing one day — but in the United States rather than Japan.

Japan Times

Carlos Villanueva Gives Cardinals Opportunity To Rally

Being a long reliever is often a thankless, mentally grinding job. But Cardinals right-hander Carlos Villanueva is thriving in it.

St. Louis Official Site

Brandon Moss Savors Redemption After Two-Out Magic

Brandon Moss had a chance to rewrite the script Tuesday night, and he took full advantage of it.

St. Louis Official Site

Matt Holliday Is Hitting But Still On Hold; Randy Flores Introduced; Memphis Sends Up Three

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny, while conducting his pregame interview in the Cardinals’ dugout Tuesday, peered over the heads of the various reporters involved and observed his franchise losing money by the minute.

Post-Dispatch

Former Cardinals Playing In MLB 9-1-15: A.J. Pierzynski Collects Two Singles & One RBI; Albert Pujols Knocks In One Run; Brett Wallace Collects Three Singles & One Walk

David Peralta (former Johnson City-Arizona) entered late in the game in left field and batted ninth.  0-for-1 at the plate.

Arizona beat Colorado 6-4 in game one of doubleheader

David Peralta (former Johnson City-Arizona) started in right field and batted fourth.  1-for-4 with one strikeout.

Daniel Descalso (former St. Louis-Colorado) started at second base and batted seventh.  0-for-4 with one ground into double play, one fielding error, and assisted in two double plays.
John Axford (former St. Louis-Colorado) entered in the ninth and pitched to two batters.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out.  (p-s:8-5)(g/f:0-1)

Arizona beat Colorado 5-3

A.J. Pierzynski (former St. Louis-Atlanta) started at catcher and batted fifth.  2-for-4 with one two-out RBI and allowed two stolen bases.

Miami beat Atlanta 7-1

Carlos Beltran (former St. Louis-New York-A) started in right field and batted third.  1-for-4 with one strikeout.

New York-A beat Boston 3-1

Skip Schumaker (former St. Louis-Cincinnati) entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted ninth.  0-for-1 with one strikeout.

Dan Haren (former St. Louis-Chicago-N) started and pitched five innings.  He allowed four hits, two earned runs, one home run, one walk, and struck four out.  0-for-1 with one strikeout.  (p-s:73-44)(g/f:3-7)

Chicago-N beat Cincinnati 5-4

Shane Robinson (former St. Louis-Minnesota) entered late in the game in left field and batted fifth.  0-for-1 with one strikeout.

Minnesota beat Chicago-A 8-6

Shane Peterson (former Springfield-Milwaukee) entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted ninth.  0-for-1 with one strikeout.

Milwaukee beat Pittsburgh 7-4

Colby Rasmus (former St. Louis-Houston) started in left field and moved to right, batting seventh.  1-for-4 with two strikeouts.
Pat Neshek (former St. Louis-Houston) entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed two hits, two earned runs, one home run, and struck one out for the losing decision (3-4).  (p-s:22-15)(g/f:1-0)
Luke Gregerson (former Springfield-Houston) entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck one out.  (p-s:15-9)(g/f:1-1)

Seattle beat Houston 7-5

Albert Pujols (former St. Louis-Anaheim) started as designated hitter and batted third.  0-for-3 with one RBI and one hit by pitch.
David Freese (former St. Louis-Anaheim) started at third base and batted seventh.  1-for-4 with one run.

Anaheim beat Oakland 6-2

Brett Wallace (former Memphis-San Diego) entered late in the game at first base and batted second.  3-for-3 with three runs and one walk.
Marc Rzepczynski (former St. Louis-San Diego) entered in the seventh and pitched three batters.  He allowed one hit, one earned run, and struck one out for the losing decision (2-4).  (p-s:8-5)(g/f:1-0)

Texas beat San Diego 8-6

Former Cardinals Playing In LMB Playoffs 9-1-15: Eugenio Belez Singles

Luis Garcia (former New Haven-Yucatan) started as designated hitter and batted sixth.  0-for-2 with two strikeouts.

Eugenio Velez (former Memphis-Quintana Roo) started in left field and batted fifth.  1-for-4 with one  run.

Quintana Roo beat Yucatan 11-4

Juan Pena (former Tennessee-Monclova) started and pitched 2.2 innings.  He allowed three hits, four runs (three earned), two walks, hit one batter, committed one throwing error, and struck three out for the losing decision (1-2).  (p-s:48-26)(g/f:3-2)

Tijuana beat Monclova 14-5

Jamie Romak To Play For Hermosillo In LMP This Winter

Jamie Romak not return. The Canadian grandeliga preferred to go to play in Mexico, where he was hired by the Orange sellers of Hermosillo.  (Translated)

El Emergente

Max Scherzer Makes A Rare Homecoming To Busch

Washington pitcher Max Scherzer sat in the Nationals dugout at Busch Stadium on Monday afternoon, a steady afternoon shower beating down just a few feet away, and thought about his childhood.

Post-Dispatch

Mike Matheny Overdue For Some Credit

Through 132 games the Cardinals have yet to suffer anything worse than a four-game losing streak, unless one considers the extended absence of ace Adam Wainwright, left fielder Matt Holliday, first baseman Matt Adams and two core relievers.

Post-Dispatch

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Video: Mitch Harris Picks Up Win In First Game Back

Mitch Harris talks about the win on the MO Lottery Cardinals Live postgame show.

Fox Sports Midwest

Video: Carlos Villanueva Clutch Because He's Comfortable In Role

Carlos Villanueva talks about staying sharp and what it means to know your role on a winning team on the MO Lottery Cardinals Live postgame show.

Fox Sports Midwest

Video: Mike Matheny Dishes Out Praise After Cardinals Comeback

Mike Matheny on the MO Lottery Cardinals Live postgame show.

Fox Sports Midwest

Michael Wacha To Face Max Scherzer As Cardinals Eye Sweep

St. Louis native Max Scherzer will pitch at Busch Stadium for the second time in his career, and he'll oppose Michael Wacha, who is looking to lead the Cardinals to a sweep and their fifth consecutive victory in the series finale Wednesday.

St. Louis Official Site

After Cardinals Tell Brandon Moss To Lift Weights, He Hits Walk-Off Shot Against Nationals

I remember Seth Rogen, on some late night talk show or other, once talking about how his co-star in "Neighbors," Zac Efron, would lift weights in between scenes to keep his muscles looking nice and "swole." Which, sure, that makes sense for "show" muscles. But I never thought they'd work for baseball where you need actual strength.

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Video: Brandon Moss Plays Hero With Walk-Off Blast

Brandon Moss is having a blast with the St. Louis Cardinals.
Fox Sports Midwest

When he was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals, Brandon Moss could hardly contain his excitement to join the organization–and contribute. That had been difficult in Cleveland where a slow start buried him deep in a hole that he was never quite able to dig out of. Despite some good at-bats, especially early on when Busch Stadium swallowed some balls on the warning track, Moss was starting to fall into the same rut in St. Louis.
STL Baseball Weekly (Audio)

Video: Cardinals Rally & Hit Walk-Off Home Run

Watch the Cardinals complete the comeback against the Nationals with a walk-off home run from Brandon Moss.

Fox Sports Midwest

Cardinals Beat Nationals 8-5: Brandon Moss Doubles & Hits A Three-Run Homer; Carlos Villanueva Strikes Out Six & Holds Two Inherited Runners On Base Over Three & A Third Scoreless Innings; Mitch Harris Strikes Out One Over Two Scoreless Innings For The Win

Individual Highlights:
Matt Carpenter 0-for-3 with one run, two walks, two strikeouts, and one fielding error.
Stephen Piscotty 2-for-5 with one ground into double play.
Jhonny Peralta 1-for-5 with two-out RBI, one run, and grounded into one double play.
Yadier Molina 0-for-3 with two walks and allowed one stolen base.
Kolten Wong 1-for-3 with one double, one two-out RBI, and one walk.
Cody Stanley 1-for-1 with one double and one run.
Mark Reynolds one two-out RBI, one walk, and one hit by pitch.
Tommy Pham 1-for-2 with two runs and one walk.
Brandon Moss 2-for-4 with one double, one home run, three two-out RBIs, two runs, one hit by pitch, and two strikeouts.
Carlos Villanueva entered in the third and pitched 3.1 innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck six out.  0-for-2 with one strikeout.  (p-s:40-30)(g/f:1-1)(ir-s:2-0)
Mitch Harris entered in the eighth and pitched two innings.  He allowed two hits, no runs, one walk, and struck one out for the winning decision (2-1).  (p-s:31-19)(g/f:2-3)

Rough Outing:
Marco Gonzales started and pitched 2.2 innings.  He allowed seven hits, four earned runs, one home run, one walk, and struck one out.  (p-s:66-44)(g/f:5-0)

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Springfield's Playoff Hopes Get Boost From Unexpected Hero

The Springfield Cardinals’ playoff hopes got a big boost from an unlikely source the other day.

Springfield News-Leader

Peoria Beat Cedar Rapids 5-4: Nick Thompson Singles Twice, Homers, Walks, & Drives In Two Runs; Brian O'Keefe Doubles & Knocks In One Run; Sasha Kuebel Strikes Out Three Over Two Scoreless Innings For The Win

Individual Highlights:
Darren Seferina 1-for-4 with one walk and one strikeout.
Harrison Bader 2-for-5 with one double and two runs.
Brian O'Keefe 1-for-2 with one double, one RBI, one run, one sac fly, and one strikeout.
Nick Thompson 3-for-4 with one home run, two RBIs (one w/two-outs), two runs, and one walk.
Kenny Peoples-Walls 2-for-4 with two strikeouts.
Sasha Kuebel entered in the eighth and pitched two innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, one walk, and struck three out for the winning decision (1-0).  (p-s:35-21)(g/f:2-0)

Rough Outing:
Oscar Mercado 0-or-5 and one fielding error.
Derek Gibson 0-for-2 with one strikeout. and grounded into one double play.
Ian McKinney started and pitched six innings  He allowed six hit,s three earned runs, two walks, hit two batters, and struck three out.  (p-s:93-67)(g/f:9-3)
Nick Lomscaolo entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed two hits, one earned run, two walk, ad struck.  (p-s:35-21)(p-s:35-21) (g/f:1-1)

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Memphis Beat New Orleans 6-3: Rafael Ortega Singles, Walks, & Drives In Two Runs; Jeremy Hazelbaker Singles & Hits A Solo Home Run; Tyler Waldron Pitched Two Scoreless Innings

Individual Highlights:
Jon Jay 2-for-3 with one home run, one RBI, one run, one intentional walk, and one stolen base.
Rafael Ortega 1-for-3 with two two-out RBIs and one walk.
Dan Johnson 1-for-4 with one double and one strikeout.
Jeremy Hazelbaker 2-for-4 with one home run, one RBI, one run, one stolen base, and two strikeouts.
Dean Anna 1-for-4 with one double, one run, and one strikeout.
Ed Easley 1-for-3 with one double, one RBI, one run, and one walk.
Aledmys Diaz 1-for-4 with one home run, one RBI, two runs, one strikeout, and one throwing error.
Kyle Hald started and pitched six innings.  He allowed nine hits, three runs (two earned), three walks, threw one wild pitch, and struck two out for the winning decision (1-2).  0-for-1 with one sacrifice.  (p-s:86-57)(g/f:9-5)
Tyler Waldron entered in the seventh and pitched two innings.  He allowed one hit and no runs for the hold (3).  (p-s:13-9)(g/f:4-2)
Sam Tuivailala entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, one walk, and struck one out for the save (17).

Rough Outing:
Anthony Garcia one walk and one caught stealing.

Former Cardinals:
Donovan Solano 0-for-4 with one walk.

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Memphis Official Site Post Game

Springfield Beat Arkansas 6-3: David Washington Singles, Homers, & Drives In Three Runs; Bruce Caldwell Collects Two Singles & One RBI; Mike O'Neill Collects Two Singles & One RBI

Individual Highlights:
Charlie Tilson 1-for-4 with one triple, one run, and one strikeout.
Mike O'Neill 2-for-4 with one tow-out RBI and one strikeout.
Jonathan Rodriguez 1-for-2 with two runs, two walks, and assisted in two double plays.
Bruce Caldwell 2-for-4 with two doubles, one RBI, two runs, and assisted in two double plays.
Mike Ohlman 1-for-4 with one two-out RBI and threw out two of three base runners.
David Washington 2-for-3 with one home run, three RBIs (two w.two-outs), one run, one sac fly, and one strikeout.
Joey Donofrio entered in the fifth and pitched 1.2 innings.  He allowed two hits, no runs, and two walks.  (p-s:31-15)(g/f:2-1)(ir-s:2-0)
Robby Rowland entered in the seventh and pitched 1.2 innings.  He allowed one hit and no runs for the hold (2) and winning decision (1-2).  (p-s:23-12)(g/f:3-1)(ir-s:1-0)
Ronnie Shaban entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit and no runs for the save (9).  (p-s:15-9)(g/f:1-2)

Rough Outing:
Nick Martini 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
Patrick Wisdom 0-for-4 with one strikeout.
Breyvic Valera 0-for-3 with one strikeout and assisted in one double play.
Jimmy Reed started and pitched 4.2 innings.  He allowed ten hits, three earned runs, one walk, and struck two out.  (p-s:74-51)(g/f:10-1)

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Springfield Official Site Post Game

Mark Reynolds Listed As Day-To-Day After Hit By Pitch

St. Louis Official Twitter

Do The Cardinals Remind Seth Everett Of The 2001,114-Win Mariners?

Seth Everett joined Kevin Wheeler to talk about the Cardinals, NL Central, why the Cards aren't the scariest playoff team, the Mets, Blue Jays, and other National League contenders.

101 ESPN

State College Beat Mahoning Valley 9-2: R.J. Dennard Walks & Hits Two Two-Run Homers; Orlando Olivera & Craig Aikin Each Collect Two Singles & One RBIs; Luke Harrison Strikes Out Two Over Three Scoreless Innings For The Save

Individual Highlights:
Michael Pritchard 2-for-5 with one double, one run, one outfield assist, and assisted in one double play.
Casey Grayson 1-for-4 with one double, one run, one walk, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.
Orlando Olivera 2-for-3 with one two-out RBI.
Craig Aikin 2-for-2 with one RBI and two runs.
Cole Lankford 0-for-4 with one RBI, one walk, grounded into one double play, and one fielding error.
Jesse Jenner 0-for-2 with two runs, one walk, and two hit by pitches.
R.J. Dennard 2-for-4 with two home runs, four RBIs (two w/two-outs), two runs, one walk, and two strikeouts.
Michael Massi 0-fro-3 with one two-out RBI, one walk, one hit by pitch, one stolen base, one strikeout, and assisted in two double plays.
Dailyn Martinez started and pitched six innings.  He allowed seven hits, two runs (one earned), one walk, committed one pickoff error, and struck three out for the winning decision (4-5).  (p-s:92-59)(g/f:7-5)
Luke Harrison entered in the seventh and pitched three innings.  He allowed three hits, no runs, and struck two out for the save (2).  (p-s:32-20)(g/f:4-1)

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Braden Looper Takes In Peoria Game

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Bradenton Beat Palm Beach 4-3 In 10 Innings: Cody Schumacher Strikes Out Five & Holds Two Inherited Runners On Base Over Four Scoreless Innings; Junior Fernandez Strikes Out Four & Holds One Inherited Runner On Base Over Three & Two-Thirds Scoreless Innings; Carson Kelly Walks & Hits A Two-Run Homer

Individual Highlights:
Robelys Reyes 1-for-3 with one hit by pitch and assisted in two doubl plays.
Mason Katz 2-for-4 with one double, one home run, one RBI, and two runs.
Carson Kelly 1-for-3 with one home run, two RBIs, one run, one walk, one strikeout, one passed ball, and allowed one stolen base.
Allen Staton 2-for-4 and one fielding error.
Cody Schumacher entered in the first and pitched four innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, one walk, hit one batter, and struck five out.  (p-s:64-43)(g/f:3-2)(ir-s:2-0)
Junior Fernandez entered in the fifth and pitched 3.2 innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, two walks, threw two wild pitches, and struck four out.  (p-s:57-36)(g/f:4-2)(ir-s:1-0)

Rough Outing:
Casey Turgeon 0-for-5 with one strikeout, grounded into one double play, and assisted in one double play.
Collin Radack 0-for-4 at the plate.
Danny Diekroeger 0-for-4 at the plate.
C.J. McElroy 0-fro-3 with one walk, one strikeout, and grounded into one double play.
Trey Nielsen started and pitched to seven batters.  He allowed three hits, three earned runs, two walks, threw one wild pitch, and struck one out.  (p-s:33-18)(g/f:0-1)
Josh Lucas entered in the ninth and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed one hit, one earned run, one home run, one intentional walk, and threw one wild pitch for the losing decision (4-3).  (p-s:20-14)(g/f:1-2)(ir-s:2-0)

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Pulaski Beat Johnson City 1-0: Ronnie Williams Strikes Out Seven & Allows One Run Over Five Innings; Julio Mateo Pitched Two Scoreless Innings; Juan Caballero Strikes Out Three Over Two Hitless/Scoreless Innings

Individual Highlights:
Luke Doyle 1-for-4 with one double and one fielding error.
Magneuris Sierra 1-for-4 with two stolen bases and one strikeout.
Hunter Newman 1-for-4 at the plate.
Chris Rivera 0-for-3 with one walk.
Ricardo Bautista 1-for-3 with two strikeouts.
Ronnie Williams started and pitched five innings.  He allowed three hits, one earned run, one walk, and struck seven out for the losing decision (3-3).  (g/f:4-4)
Julio Mateo entered in the sixth and pitched two innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, one walk, and threw one wild pitch.  (g/f:3-3)
Juan Caballero entered in the eighth and pitched two innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck three out.  (g/f:1-1)

Rough Outing:
Rest Of The Team

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Video: Cardinals Introduce Randy Flores As Scouting Director

New Cardinals scouting director Randy Flores talks about the learning curve that comes with learning a new position.

Fox Sports Midwest

Abdiel Orlando Sandoval Training With Kris Martin In Dominican

Each sport demands proper training to situations that arise when this practice and Kris Martin has his glove around when players are training. (Translated)

El Caribe

Priory Student Honors Stan Musial With 5,980 Rubik's Cubes

He met Stan Musial when he was just 8 years old. Now, Connor Wright is connected with Stan in an unexpected way. The Priory Senior is building a 204-square-foot mural of Musial out of 5,980 Rubik's Cubes.

KSDK

Video: Randal Grichuk Now Hitting Off Tee

Randal Grichuk is pleased with his recovery process from an elbow strain and has even started to hit off a tee.

Fox Sports Midwest

Video: Cardinals Yearbook Now For Sale

Jim Hayes chats with Stan McNeal about the Cardinals yearbook.

Fox Sports Midwest

Video: Vince Coleman's Infamous Tarp Injury

Vince Coleman talks about his unfortunate injury from the tarp.

Fox Sports Midwest

Randy Flores Impressed With Post-Baseball Career

Randy Flores said the St. Louis Cardinals surprised him when they asked if he'd be interested in being their new scouting director.
News OK

The Cardinals formally introduced new scouting director Randy Flores to the media Tuesday. The club officially named Flores to the position Friday.
St. Louis Official Site

Tuesday marked the first day on the job for the Cardinals’ new scouting director, former reliever Randy Flores.
KMOV

Cardinals, Nationals, & Team Culture

The Cardinals and Washington Nationals know what it’s like to have your roster pummeled by a wrecking ball. Both teams have been walloped by so many injuries, it may force a rewrite of the Affordable Care Act.

101 ESPN

Allen Craig On Return To Red Sox: 'I Know I'm A Good Player'

Allen Craig is in the unique position of being able to make a second first impression on the Red Sox.
Boston Herald

More than three months after Allen Craig was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket, he finally returned to the Red Sox on Tuesday as a September callup.
Boston Official Site

Matt Holliday Takes Batting Practice

The Cardinals saw a familiar face during batting practice Tuesday, as Matt Holliday swung with the club for the first time since beginning his second course of rehab on his injured quad.
KMOV

Injured left fielder Matt Holliday stepped into the batting cage for some swings for the first time since he got hurt on Tuesday, and was was ripping the ball.
Cardinal Beat

Angels Activate David Freese From The Disabled List

Anaheim Official Twitter

State College Starting Lineup 9-1-15

State College Official Site

Brett Wiley Promoted From Double-A Springfield To Triple-A Memphis

Derek Shore Twitter

Johnson City Starting Lineup 9-1-15

Johnson City Official Twitter

Tim Cooney Has Been Shut Down For The Remainder Of The 2015 Season

Derrick Goold Twitter

Nationals Transferred David Carpenter From 15-Day To 60-Day Disabled List

Mark Zuckerman Twitter

Memphis Players Try For One Last Impression On Cardinals

In a Triple-A baseball clubhouse, Aug. 31 doesn’t just fade into Sept. 1 and a meaningless flip of the calendar. The first of September marks the expansion of big-league rosters, so if you’re a Memphis Redbird on the parent St. Louis Cardinals’ 40-man roster, you’re hopeful of getting called up.

Memphis Daily News

Edubray Ramos, Dean Kiekhefer, Alex Reyes, Robby Rowland, Luke Weaver, Michael Ohlman, Aledmys Diaz, Patrick Wisdom, & Charlie Tilson Assigned To 2015 Arizona Fall League

Baseball America

Bob Boone W/The Turn On Yadier Molina's Impact

101 ESPN

Cardinals Recall Marco Gonzales, Mitch Harris, & Cody Stanley From Triple-A Memphis

The St. Louis Cardinals have recalled three players today to join the team during September when Major League teams are allowed to expand their rosters. Left-handed pitcher Marco Gonzales, right-handed pitcher Mitch Harris and catcher Cody Stanley have been recalled from Memphis (AAA) and will be available for tonight's game.
St. Louis Official Site

When the the St. Louis Cardinals announced left-hander Marco Gonzales as their Tuesday starter against the Nationals, it was a given that he would be called up from Triple A Memphis on the first day of September major league roster expansion. Less certain were any other moves the team might make.
Fox Sports Midwest

Former first-round draft pick Marco Gonzales has battled shoulder problems all season and has been roughed up in his limited appearances for Triple-A Memphis. Nevertheless, the 23-year-old lefthander was one of three players promoted by the Cardinals today and he will be the starting pitcher vs. the Washington Nationals at 7:15 tonight.
Cardinal Beat

The Cardinals called up left-hander Marco Gonzales, right-hander Mitch Harris and catcher Cody Stanley from Triple-A Memphis as rosters expanded Tuesday.
St. Louis Official Site

Cubs Activate Rafael Soriano From Disabled List & Designate For An Assignment

Chicago-N Official Twitter

Peoria Starting Lineup 9-1-15

Peoria Official Twitter

Maikel Caceres To Have Showcase On Thursday In Dominican

Several general managers have gathered in Dominican Republic and one of the reasons is called Maikel Caceres, who on Thursday will exhibit their talents in order to convince them that is material majors.  (Translated)

El Nuevo Herald

Cardinals Starting Lineup 9-1-15

St. Louis Official Twitter

The Cardinals announced that Randy Flores would be their new scouting director on Friday but didn't get around to making him available to reporters until Tuesday.
Cardinal Beat

Athletics Outright Angel Castro To Triple-A Nashville

MLB Roster Moves Twitter

Joe Strauss & Brandon Moss On The Big Show 9-1-15

Inside STL

Alex Reyes Among Cardinals Headed To Arizona Fall League

Teams like the Pittsburgh Pirates and Houston Astros are hoping to play deep into October. Regardless of their big league postseason fortunes, however, a group of select players from those organizations, as well as the other 28 in baseball, are guaranteed to be playing this fall.

St. Louis Official Site

Brandon Moss May Be Ready To Show Why Cardinals Wanted Him

The day the Cardinals traded for Brandon Moss in a deal with the Indians pretty much the entire country laughed. They laughed because the Cards traded a 20-year old pitcher in A-ball named Rob Kaminsky for a 31-year old hitting .217 with a paltry .695 OPS.

KMOV

Mike Matheny Talks Matt Carpenter & Carlos Martines On Inside Pitch 9-1-15

MLB Network Radio Twitter

MLB Network Radio Twitter

John Mozeliak Talks About The Pitching Staff & Jason Heyward

101 ESPN

Rick Hummel On The Press Box 9-1-15

Inside STL

Cuban Defector Loah Linares Sleeping Outside Dodger Stadium

A Cuban baseball player named Loah Linares has been sleeping outside of Dodger Stadium for weeks in hopes that he’ll get a chance to make it to the big leagues.

Fox Sports

Albert Pujols, Clayton Kershaw Team Up For Wiffle Ball Game

Their teams are crosstown rivals on the field, but away from the ballpark, Albert Pujols and Clayton Kershaw have more in common beyond their obvious baseball ability.

Anaheim Official Site

As September Arrives, Baseball Needs A 'Healthy Scratch'

By this afternoon, the clubhouses and dugouts around the majors will swell with the annual September migration of prospects and depth charges, fresh arms and young bats. The September call-ups are coming and that can mean only one thing for the month when division titles and playoff seedings are decided.

Bird Land

Benjamin Hochman, Derrick Goold, & Dmitri Young On The Morning After 9-1-15

Inside STL

Yadier Molina's Weight Still Way Down But His Productivity Way Up

Matt Carpenter leads the Cardinals in runs batted in at 69. But you might be surprised who is tied for second with Jhonny Peralta at 59.

Post-Dispatch

The Cardinals Offense May Peaking As A Good Time

For much of the season the Cardinals offense was justifiably viewed as a potential liability that could bring the team down, either in the NL Central race or the postseason. St. Louis pitching has been sensational all year, but the lack of run support was alarming, with the team losing 14 times despite allowing two earned runs or less.

101 ESPN

Jose Julio Ruiz To Play For Obregon In Mexican Pacific League This Winter

CoreyWimberly joins foreign "legion" of the Yaquis for next season with the Cuban José Julio Ruiz (First Base) and the Colombian Reynaldo Rodriguez (Gardener), leaving three elements still to be announced soon.  (Translated)

Obregon Official Site

Cardinals Expected To Recall Mitch Harris & Cody Stanley From Triple-A Memphis

Dave Cline Twitter

You Remember This Guy: Marco Gonzales Gets Start Vs. Nationals

While Joe Ross might be nearing an innings limit imposed by the Washington Nationals, Marco Gonzales' big-league season is just getting started for the St. Louis Cardinals.

Fox Sports Midwest

Former Cardinals Playing In KBO 9-1-15: Andrew Brown Singles & Walks

Andrew Brown (former St. Louis-SK) started as designated hitter and batted fourth.  1-for-3 with one run, one walk, and one strikeout.

Doosan beat SK 6-5

Former Cardinals Playing In NPB 9-1-15: Hector Luna Singles & Walks

Hector Luna (former St. Louis-Chunichi) started at third base and batted third.  1-for-4 with one walk.

Yokohama beat Chunichi 6-5

After Loss Of 'Brother,' Carlos Martinez Maturing Into Ace For Cardinals

Carlos Martinez no longer burdens his mind with constant thoughts of Oscar Taveras' untimely death. Instead, the St. Louis Cardinals right-hander is putting into action the lessons learned from such a painful loss.

KSDK

Chemistry Fueling Cardinals' Big Innings

The Cardinals have been scoring runs in bunches lately, and that was no more apparent than in the seventh inning of Monday night's 8-5 win over the Nationals at Busch Stadium.

St. Louis Official Site

Former Cardinals Playing In MLB 8-31-15: Chris Narveson Strikes Out Three & Allows One Run Over Five & A Third Innings For The Win; Shelby Miller Strikes Out Four & Allows One Run Over Seven Innings; David Peralta & Albert Pujols Each Single Twice & Drive In One Run

Joey Butler (former St. Louis-Tampa Bay) started in left field and batted second.  0-for-4 with two strikeouts, grounded into one double play, and one fielding error.


Chris Narveson (former St. Louis-Miami) started and pitched 5.1 innings.  He allowed two hits, no runs, two walks, and struck three out for the winning decision (2-1).  0-for-2 with one strikeout.  (p-s:90-57)(g/f:6-3)
Kyle Barraclough entered in the sixth and pitched to three batters.  He allowed no hits or runs, and two walks for the hold (2).  (p-s:15-6)(ir-s:1-0)

Shelby Miller (former St. Louis-Atlanta) started and pitched seven innings.  He allowed six hits, one earned run, one home run, and struck four out for the losing decision (5-12).  0-for-2 with one strikeout.  (p-s:99-68)(g/f:5-8)


Carlos Beltran (former St. Louis-New York-A) started in right field and batted fourth.  1-for-3 with one double, one RBI, one walk, one sac fly, and one strikeout.
Brendan Ryan (former St. Louis-New York-A) started at second base and batted ninth.  0-for-3 with two strikeouts.


Skip Schumaker (former St. Louis-Cincinnati) entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted ninth.  0-for-1 with one strikeout.


Colby Rasmus (former St. Louis-Houston) entered late in the game in left field and batted seventh.  0-for-1 at the plate.


David Peralta (former Johnson City-Arizona) started in left field and batted fourth.  2-for-4 with one two-out RBI and one strikeout.

Daniel Descalso (former St. Louis-Colorado) entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted ninth.  1-for-1 with one run.


Albert Pujols (former St. Louis-Anaheim) started at first base and batted third.  2-for-4 with one two-out RBI, one run, one walk, and assisted in one double play.
Fernando Salas (former St. Louis-Anaheim) entered in the third and pitched 1.2 innings.  He allowed one hit, one unearned run, and struck two out.  (p-s:31-23)(g/f:2-2)(ir-s:1-0)

Edward Mujica (former St. Louis-Oakland) entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit and no runs.  (p-s:18-11)(g/f:1-0)


Sam Freeman (former St. Louis-Texas) entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed two hits and no runs.  (p-s:15-11)(g/f:2-0)

Brett Wallace (former Memphis-San Diego) entered late in the game at third base and batted leadoff.  1-for-1 with one double and one RBI.

Marco Gonzales Makes 2015 Debut Against Nationals

The Nationals and Cardinals tangle at Busch Stadium on Tuesday night, with Washington right-hander Joe Ross and St. Louis left-hander Marco Gonzales squaring off.

St. Louis Official Site

Allen Craig Among Four September Call-Ups Set To Join Red Sox

Allen Craig is about to get his next last shot with the Red Sox.

Boston Herald

Shelby Miller Steps In Admirably For Mike Foltynewicz

Shelby Miller arrived at Turner Field around 2:30 p.m. ET on Monday and learned he was just a few hours away from making a start in place of Mike Foltynewicz, who had reported to the stadium with a fever.

Atlanta Official Site

Jason Heyward Comes Through For Cardinals

Jason Heyward is still a veritable newcomer when it comes to playing center field. His start there Monday at Busch Stadium against the Nationals was just the 24th in his big-league career — a whopping 3 percent of his total games — and just his second start there this season.

Post-Dispatch

Monday, August 31, 2015

Video: Positive Energy Is Contagious With Cardinals

Jason Heyward and the St. Louis Cardinals have created a high-energy atmosphere.

Fox Sports Midwest

Video: Mike Matheny On Cardinals' Clutch Hitting, John Lackey's Start, & Yadier Molina's Amazing Play

Mike Matheny on the MO Lottery Cardinals Live postgame show.

Fox Sports Midwest

Marco Gonzales Will Start For Carlos Martinez; Matt Adams Has Setback; Trevor Rosenthal Returns

When spring training began for the Cardinals, Carlos Martinez, Jaime Garcia and Marco Gonzales were presumed the candidates to fill the final spot in the rotation. When camp was over, Martinez had that spot. Garcia had gone on the disabled list with minor arm trouble and would have a spot later after Adam Wainwright went down with a torn Achilles tendon.

Post-Dispatch

Mariners Trade Justin Ruggiano To Dodgers

Ryan Divish Twitter

Video: Jhonny Peralta Breaks Out of Slump

Jhonny Peralta breaks down the St. Louis win over DC with Jim Hayes on the MO Lottery Cardinals Live postgame show.

Fox Sports Midwest

Chris Narveson Pitches Well Despite Developing Blister

The September call-up period is coming just in time for the Marlins, who are running out of healthy starting pitching options. The rotation suffered another setback in Monday's 4-0 win over the Braves at Turner Field when Chris Narveson was replaced after 5 1/3 innings due to a blister to his left middle finger.

Miami Official Site

Cardinals Beat Nationals 8-5: Jason Heyward Singles, Doubles, & Drives In Two Runs; Kolten Wong Collects Two Singles & Two RBIs; John Lackey Strikes Out Eight & Allows Two Runs Over Six Innings

Individual Highlights:
Matt Carpenter 1-for-4 with one run, one walk, and one strikeout.
Stephen Piscotty 1-for-5 with one two-out RBI, one run, and one strikeout.
Jhonny Peralta 2-for-3 with one two-out RBI, two runs, one walk, and assisted in one double play.
Jason Heyward 2-for-4 with one double, two two-out RBIs, and two runs.
Yadier Molina 1-for-3 with one RBI, one run, and one intentional walk.
Kolten Wong 2-for-4 with two RBIs (one w/two-outs), two strikeouts, one fielding error, and assisted in one double play.
Mark Reynolds 2-for-4 with one RBI, one run, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.
Brandon Moss 2-for-3 with one walk.
John Lackey started and pitched six innings.  He allowed four hits, two runs (one earned), four walks, and struck eight out.  0-for-2 with one ground into double play.  (p-s:105-63)(g/f:7-1)
Steve Cishek entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck one out for the hold (5).  (p-s:14-9)(g/f:1-1)
Trevor Rosenthal entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed two hits, no runs, one walk, and struck one out for the save (42).  (p-s:18-11)

Rough Outing:
Greg Garcia 0-for-1 with one ground into double play.
Peter Bourjos 0-for-1 with one ground into double play.
Kevin Siegrist entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, three earned runs, one home run, two walks, and struck two out for the blown save (4) and winning decision (6-1).  (p-s:22-11)(g/f:0-1)

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

New Orleans Beat Memphis 5-4: Jeremy Hazelbaker Collects Two Singles, One Walk, & One RBI; Jacob Wilson Singles, Walks, & Drives In One Run; Xavier Scruggs Singles & Knocks In One Run

Individual Highlights:
Jon Jay 2-for-3 with two runs and one stolen base.
Dean Anna 1-for-4 with one double, one walk, one stolen base, and assisted in two double plays.
Xavier Scruggs 1-for-5 with one RBI, one stolen base, one strikeout, grounded into one double play, and assisted in two double plays.
Jeremy Hazelbaker 2-for-3 with one two-out RBI, one run, and one walk.
Jacob Wilson 1-for-3 with one RBI, one walk, and one strikeout.
Justin Wright entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit and no runs.  (p-s:10-6)(g/f:2-0)
Chris Thomas entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit and no runs.  (p-s:15-10)(g/f:1-1)
Sam Tuivailala entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs.  (p-s:15-9)(g/f:1-0)

Rough Outing:
Aledmys Diaz 0-for-4 with one strikeout and assisted in two double plays.
Arturo Reyes started and pitched six innings.  He allowed eight hits, five earned runs, one home run, two walks, and struck four out for the losing decision (0-3).  0-for-2 with one strikeout.  (p-s:93-54)(g/f:6-7)

Former Cardinals:
Donovan Solano 0-for-4 with one run, one walk, one fielding error, and assisted in one double play.

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Memphis Official Site Post Game

Springfield Heads Home With Playoff Spot On The Line

It all comes down to the final homestand for the Springfield Cardinals.

Springfield News-Leader

Springfield Beat Tulsa 6-0: Corey Baker Strikes Out Four Over Nine Scoreless Innings For The Win; Jonathan Rodriguez Singles, Homers, & Drives In Two Runs; Nick Martini Doubles Twice & Knocks In One Run

Individual Highlights:
Nick Martini 2-for-4 with two doubles, one RBI, and one run.
Jonathan Rodriguez 2-for-4 with one home run, two RBIs (one w/two-outs), two runs, one strikeout, and assisted in two double plays.
Bruce Caldwell 1-for-2 with one run, two walks, and assisted in one double play.
Mike Ohlman 2-for-4 with one two-out RBI, one run, and grounded into one double play.
Patrick Wisdom 1-for-4 with one double, one RBI, two strikeouts, and one fielding error.
Corey Baker started and pitched nine innings.  He allowed three hits, no runs, one walk, and struck four out for the winning decision (6-5).  0-for-2 with two walks, two strikeouts, and was picked off.  (p-s:100-68)(g/f:13-3)

Rough Outing:
Charlie Tilson 0-for-5 with two strikeouts.
Breyvic Valera 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.

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Springfield Official Site Post Game

Peoria Beat Cedar Rapids 1-0: Matt Pearce Strikes Out Four Over Six Scoreless Innings For The Win; Oscar Mercado Collects Two Singles & One RBI; Kyle Grana Strikes Out One Over One Hitless/Scoreless Inning For The Save

Individual Highlights:
Oscar Mercado 2-for-4 with one RBI, one stolen base, one strikeout, and one caught stealing.
Nick Thompson 1-for-2 with one walk.
Matt Pearce started and pitched six innings.  He allowed three hits, no runs, hit one batter, and struck four out for the winning decision (11-10).  (p-s:70-52)(g/f:5-6)
Steven Sabatino entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, one walk, and struck one out for the hold (3).  (p-s:22-16)(g/f:1-1)
Nick Frey entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and one walk for the hold (5).  (p-s:20-10)(g/f:3-0)
Kyle Grana entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out for the save (22).  (p-s:11-7)(g/f:2-0)

Rough Outing:
Paul DeJong 0-for-4 with one strikeout.
Brian O'Keefe 0-for-4 with three strikeouts.
Harrison Bader 0-for-3 with one strikeout.

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Peoria Official Site Post Game
Peoria Journal Star Post Game

Tony Allen Intent On Showing Versatility For Grizzlies

Before he strutted to the pitcher’s mound, Grizzlies swingman Tony Allen gave an energized AutoZone Park crowd swagger.

Memphis Commercial Appeal

Pulaski Beat Johnson City 10-0: Chandler Hawkins Strikes Out All Three Batters Faced; Chris Chinea Singles & Doubles; Anthony Ray Singles Twice

Individual Highlights:
Luke Doyle 0-for-3 with two walks and assisted in one double play.
Anthony Ray 2-for-4 with one strikeout.
Eliezer Alvarez 1-for-4 with one walk.
Chris Chinea 2-for-4 with one double and two strikeouts.
DeAndre Asbury-Heath 0-for-2 with two walks and one stolen base.
Chandler Hawkins entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck three out.

Rough Outing:
Ryan McCarvel 0-for-1, one throwing error, and one passed ball.
Chris Rivera 0-for-4 with three strikeouts.
Ricardo Bautista 0-for-3 with one walk and three strikeouts.
Joey Hawkins 0-for-4 with two strikeouts and assisted in one double play.
Ismael Brito entered in the second and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed six hits, four earned runs, one walk, threw one wild pitch, and struck two out.  (g/f:0-2)(ir-s:3-3)
Jonathan Escudero entered in the fourth and pitched 2.2 innings.  He allowed one hit, one earned run, three walks, and struck three out.  (g/f:1-4)
Frederis Parra entered in the sixth and pitched 2.1 innings.  He allowed four hits, one earned run, one home run, struck two out, and assisted in one double play.  (g/f:2-2)

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Johnson City Official Site Post Game

State College Beat Mahoning Valley 3-0: Jorge Rodriguez Strikes Out Five Over Six & Two-Thirds Scoreless Innings For The Win; Steven De La Cruz Strikes Out Four & Holds On Inherited Runner On Base Over Two & A Third Scoreless Innings For The Save; Cole Lankford Singles & Drives In One Run

Individual Highlights:
Thomas Spitz 0-for-3 with one RBI, one sac fly, and one strikeout.
Casey Grayson 1-for-3 with one triple, one run, one walk, and assisted in one double play.
Jose Godoy 0-for-3 with one RBI, one hit by pitch, and threw out one base runner.
Cole Lankford 1-for-4 with one RBI.
Ronnierd Garcia 0-for-1 with one run and two walks.
Jorge Rodriguez started and pitched 6.2 innings.  He allowed five hits, no runs, two walks, threw one wild pitch, and struck five out for the winning decision (5-4).  (p-s:93-60)(g/f:5-6)
Steven De La Cruz entered in the seventh and pitched 2.1 innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, hit one batter, and struck four out for the save (1).  (p-s:30-22)(g/f:1-2)(ir-s:1-0)

Rough Outing:
Michael Pritchard 0-for-4 with one strikeout.
Leobaldo Pina 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
Craig Aikin 0-for-3 at the plate.

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State College Official Site Post Game
Centre Daily Times Post Game

Video: Cardinals Scratch Carlos Martinez From Tuesday Start

Mike Matheny on the decision to give Carlos Martinez a rest and Marco Gonzales a start.

Fox Sports Midwest

Video: Mike Shannon - Cardinals Don't Need To Be Looking Over Their Shoulder

Mike Shannon explains why the Cardinals need to keep their eyes forward and not on the Cubs or Pirates behind them on the MO Lottery Cardinals Live pregame show.

Fox Sports Midwest

Video: Trevor Rosenthal Back After Birth Of Second Daughter

Jim Hayes updates the return of Cardinals closer Trevor Rosenthal.

Fox Sports Midwest

Video: Harbros Hit St. Louis

The Harbros and Cleatus visit the Cardinals Live studio to promote Thursday's Utah-Michigan game on FOX Sports 1.

Fox Sports Midwest

Video: Matt Adams Suffers Setback

Matt Adams' comeback bid hits a speed bump in Florida.

Fox Sports Midwest

Bradenton Beat Palm Beach 4-3: Luke Voit Hits A Two-Run Homer; Carson Kelly Singles & Drives In One Run; Harley Holt Strikes Out One & Holds One Inherited Runner On Base Over One & A Third Scoreless Innings

Individual Highlights:
Collin Radack 1-for-3 with two runs, one hit by pitch, and one stolen base.
Luke Voit 1-for-4 with one home run, two RBIs, one run, one throwing error, and assisted in two double plays.
Mason Katz 0-for-3 with one hit by pitch and two strikeouts.
Carson Kelly 1-for-4 with one two-out RBI and grounded into one double play.
Allen Staton 0-for-2 with one walk and one strikeout.
Blake Drake 1-for-3 at the plate.
Harley Holt entered in the seventh and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed three hits, no runs, and struck one out.  (p-s:1o-8)(g/f:1-0)(ir-s:1-0)

Rough Outing:
Rest Of The Team

Returning Leg Strength Gives Brandon Moss Confidence

Brandon Moss is finally feeling stronger after hip surgery derailed his offseason preparation, and the results are starting to show.

St. Louis Official Site

Braves Trade Jonny Gomes To ROyals

Ken Rosenthal Twitter

Angels Expected To Activate David Freese From Disabled List On Tuesday

Jeff Fletcher Twitter

Busch Stadium Fall Survivor Calls For Change

Two days after a deadly fall in Atlanta, Major League Baseball is facing questions about how safe its stadiums really are.

KSDK

Audio: Adam Wainwright To Run

The first indication things are progressing well for Adam Wainwright was the site of him playing ping pong with Jonathan Broxton in the clubhouse on Monday afternoon.

STL Baseball Weekly

System Check: Aledmys Diaz, Jeremy Hazelbaker Shine as Memphis, Jon Jay Return For Final Homestand

Jon Jay continues his rehab assignment with the Memphis Redbirds today as the club returns to Memphis for its final home stand of the year.

KMOV

Memphis Starting Lineup 8-31-15

Memphis Official Twitter

Lyle Spencer On The Afternoon Drive 8-31-15

Inside STL

Peoria Starting Lineup 8-31-5

Peoria Official Twitter

Palm Beach Starting Lineup 8-31-15

Palm Beach Official Twitter

State College Starting Lineup 8-31-15

State College Official Twitter

Carlos Martinez Scratched From Tuesday Start With Back Soreness, Marco Gonzales To Replace

The Cardinals have scratched Carlos Martinez from Tuesday's scheduled start against Washington and will likely replace him with Marco Gonzales.
Cardinal Beat

Mike Matheny talked Cardinal injuries Monday, with Carlos Martinez headlining the updates.
KMOV

Carlos Martinez will not make his scheduled start for the Cardinals against the Nationals on Tuesday. The team announced that left-hander Marco Gonzales will be called up from Triple-A Memphis to make his first big league start of the season.
St. Louis Official Site

Yuniesky Maya & Jorge Martinez To Pitch For Licey This Winter

Licey Tigers announced their practices for September 23 and his first possible imported for 2015-16 season of Dominican Baseball to begin on October 15th at the Stadium Quisqueya.  (Translated)

LigaDom

Matt Adams Having Complications In Return From Quad Tear

Joe Strauss Twitter

J.J. Bailey Twitter

Cardinals Starting Lineup 8-31-15

St. Louis Official Twitter

Jason Heyward will make his second start in center field Monday night for the Cardinals at Busch Stadium .
Cardinal Beat

The St. Louis Cardinals will flip-flop their center and right fielder from Sunday as they take the field tonight against the Washington Nationals. Jason Heyward will start in CF while Stephen Piscotty slides over to right.
STL Baseball Weekly

Johnson City Starting Lineup 8-31-15

Johnson City Official Twitter

Cardinals' Bullpen Will Be Key Down The Stretch

Pitching wins in baseball. We’ve all known that for quite some time. The best of the best hitters in the game fail 70 percent of the time. That’s not a new argument. This I know.

KMOV

Junior Fernandez Promoted From Short-Season Rookie-Level Gulf Coast League To A-Advanced Palm Beach

Brian Walton Twitter

Lou Brock On The Big Show 8-31-15

Inside STL

Allen Cordoba Wins Gulf Coast League Batting Title

St. Louis Official Twitter

Harrison Bader Named Midwest League Player Of The Week For Period August 24-30, 2015

The Midwest League announced that Peoria Chiefs outfielder Harrison Bader was named MWL Player of the Week for the week of August 24-30. This marks the second week in a row a Chiefs player has been named MWL Player of the Week as Nick Thompson won the award last week.

Peoria Official Site

David Oca & Gerwuins Velazco Promoted From Short-Season Rookie-Level Gulf Coast League To Short-Season Single-A State College

Jrocke217 Twitter

Around The Minors: Alex Reyes Shows Jose DeLeon A Fastball To Remember

The Texas League has been the best league for prospect-watchers this season. Some of the game’s best position prospects, including Carlos Correa, Joey Gallo and Corey Seager, began the year in the Texas League before graduating to Triple-A or the majors, only to be replaced by outstanding prospects such as Julio Urias, Lance McCullers, Sean Newcomb, Alex Reyes and Jose De Leon.

Baseball America

Derrick Goold On The Press Box 8-31-15

Inside STL

State College: Game-Used Jersey Auction To Take Place Sunday

State College Spikes fans can celebrate the team's 10th Season in Central PA and help fight cancer at the same time during the regular season home finale at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park on Sunday, September 6.

State College Official Site

Jamie Romak & Jon Edwards Named To 2015 All-Pacific Coast League Team

The Pacific Coast League announced today the 2015 All-PCL Team, as elected by the league's field managers and media representatives.

MiLB Official Site

Shelby Miller Tops List Of Unluckiest Players Of 2015

Atlanta Braves right-hander Shelby Miller starts Tuesday and he's hoping to end an 18-start streak in which he's gone 0-10 despite a 3.24 ERA. Back in the day, many would have spouted nonsense about how "he just doesn't know how to win."

ESPN

Here's Why The Cardinals Still Rule The NL Central

After losing the first two games of their 10-game road trip, the Cardinals dug in and made another honest stand. The response personified the characteristics that have produced a remarkable 84-46 record. By now, the Cardinals’ persistence in 2015 is as familiar as their classic Birds on the Bat logo.

101 ESPN

In Cardinals Season Leadoff Homers; There's Lou Brock & Then There's Matt Carpenter

St. Louis Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter hit his 20th home run of the season Sunday, and his 14th while batting leadoff, which puts him in some rather exclusive company.

Fox Sports Midwest

Homestand Highlights (Monday, August 31-Wednesday, September 9, 2015)

The Cardinals are back at Busch for their penultimate homestand of the regular season. Today kicks off a three-game series with the Washington Nationals, followed by a weekend matchup with the Pittsburgh Pirates and a three-game set with the Chicago Cubs. The homestand is highlighted by Grateful Dead Tribute Night and five giveaways, including a Replica 1967 World Series Championship Ring.

St. Louis Official Site

Cardinals Activate Trevor Rosenthal From Paternity List, Option Sam Tuivailala To Triple-A Memphis

The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have recalled pitcher Trevor Rosenthal from the paternity leave list prior to tonight's series opener against Washington and that pitcher Sam Tuivailala was optioned to Memphis (AAA) following yesterday's game.
St. Louis Official Site

The St. Louis Cardinals announced Monday that they have recalled closer Trevor Rosenthal from the paternity leave list prior to tonight's series opener against Washington.
Fox Sports Midwest

Trevor Rosenthal's weekend of paternity leave is over and he's rejoined the team for Monday's game with Washington at Busch Stadium.
Cardinal Beat

A Day In The Life Of Rex Hudler, The Cardinals' Wonder Dog From Years Ago

Remember former St. Louis Cardinals fan favorite Rex Hudler?

Belleville News-Democrat

Rick Hummel & Joe Strauss On The Morning After 8-31-15

Inside STL

Cardinals & Blues Team Up For First-Ever Blues Theme Night At Busch

The Cardinals are teaming up with the St. Louis Blues to help kick off their 2015-2016 season during the first-ever St. Louis Blues Theme Night at Busch Stadium on Monday, September 21.

St. Louis Official Site

When Worlds Collide: Cardinals, Nationals Bats Are Both Awakening

While the St. Louis Cardinals' bats are heating up just in time for the home stretch, the Washington Nationals hope their lineup didn't wake up too late.

Fox Sports Midwest

White Sox Released Stephen McCray

Baseball America

Makeshift Outfield Keeps Cardinals Rolling

When hot-hitting outfielder Randal Grichuk landed on the disabled list with an elbow strain, we wondered if this was the injury that would break the Cardinals.

Post-Dispatch

Injuries Force Nationals To Play Catch Up

When center fielder Denard Span came off the disabled list last week, Washington Nationals manager Matt Williams finally had his entire projected 2015 everyday lineup healthy.

Tipsheet

Red Sox Expected To Bring Up Allen Craig In September

Allen Craig is not exactly tearing it up at Triple A, batting only .271 with a .715 OPS in 339 at-bats. Still, the Red Sox figure to give him a September call-up, allowing new president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski and other clubs to evaluate him.

Fox Sports

Just Passing Through: Colin Walsh Conquers Double-A Midland, Eyes MLB

Midland, Texas has always been a stop on the way to somewhere else. It was originally a train station -- "Midway Station" -- and a pit stop on the Texas and Pacific Railway between El Paso and Fort Worth. In the 1920's, oil was discovered and an industry was born. Pumpjacks line the roads near city limits, and it's fair to say it's a place where work is done, money is made, and not much else. It will never be mistaken for a desert oasis.

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