Monday, July 25, 2016

Prince Fielder Will Have Season-Ending Neck Surgery

Jeff Wilson Twitter

Cardinals Not A Serious Player For Aroldis Chapman

Indications were the Cardinals did not get seriously involved, if at all, in trying to acquire Chapman. While they are seeking relief help before the deadline, they have indicated they aren't necessarily looking for closer-level pitchers.

ESPN

Cardinals Had Rough Trip To New York

Mark Saxon Twitter

Cardinals Starting Lineup 7-25-16

St. Louis Official Twitter

Peoria Starting Lineup For Game Two Of Doubleheader 7-25-16

Peoria Official Twitter

GCL: Cardinals Beat Mets 4-3: Franyel Casadilla Strikes Out Two Over Six Scoreless Innings For The Win; Hunter Newman Walks & Hits A Solo Home Run; Dylan Carlson Hits A Solo Home Run

Individual Highlights:
Delvin Perez 1-for-4 with one RBI, one strikeout, and one fielding error.
Dylan Carlson 1-for-4 with one home run, one RBI and one run.
Hunter Newman 1-for-3 with one home run, one two-out RBI, one run, one walk, one strikeout, and assisted in two double plays.
Dennis Ortega 1-for-3 with one walk, one stolen base, one strikeout, and picked one runner off.
Brady Whalen 2-for-4 with one two-out RBI, one run, and assisted in two double plays.
Franyel Casadilla started and pitched six innings.  He allowed five hits, no runs, one walk, hit one batter, and struck two out for the winning decision (2-2).  (g/f:7-4)

Rough Outing:
Tyler Lancaster 0-for-4 with one strikeout.
Edwin Figuera 0-for-3 with one walk, one strikeout, and one outfield assist.
Colton Thomson entered in the seventh and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed two hits, two earned runs, one walk, and struck two out for the hold (1).  (g/f:1-0)(ir-s:3-0)
Robbie Gordon entered in the eighth and pitched to four batters.  He allowed two hits, one earned run, one walk, and threw one wild pitch for the hold (1).  (ir-s:2-2)
Will Changarotty entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, one walk, threw one wild pitch, and struck one out for the save (2).  (g/f:0-2)(ir-s:2-1)

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South Bend Beat Peoria 9-8 In Game One Of Doubleheader: Jose Godoy Collects Three Singles & Two RBIs; Jose Martinez Singles, Doubles Twice, & Drives In One Run; Leobaldo Pina Doubles & Knocks In One Run

Individual Highlights:
Magneuris Sierra 1-for-3 with one double, two runs, and one walk.
Jose Martinez 3-for-4 with two doubles, one RBI, three runs, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.
Dylan Tice 1-for-4 with one RBI, one run, one strikeout, and one outfield assist.
Chris Chinea 2-for-4 with one RBI.
Jose Godoy 3-for-4 with two two-out RBIs, one run, grounded into one double play, and threw out one base runner.
Leobaldo Pina 1-for-4 with one double, one two-out RBI, one run, and two strikeouts.
R.J. Dennard 1-for-2 with one two-out RBI, one hit by pitch, and assisted in one double play.

Rough Outing:
Carlos Torres 0-for-3 with two strikeouts.
Craig Aikin 1-for-3 with two strikeouts and was picked off.
Brennan Leitao started and pitched six innings.  He allowed nine hit, six earned runs, two home runs, one walk, hit one batter, struck two out, and assisted in one double play.  (p-s:84-54)(g/f:5-8)
Tyler Bray entered in the seventh and pitched to seven batters.  He allowed two hits, three earned runs, and three walks (one intentional) for the blown save (5) and losing decision (2-3).  (p-s:25-11)(g/f:2-0)

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Mike Mayers Made MLB History With One Of The Worst Debuts Ever

St. Louis Cardinals rookie Mike Mayers went into Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers with high hopes of putting on a show in his major league debut. He made history in his first start in the bigs, but not the good kind.

Fox Sports

Cardinals Purchased The Contract Of Jerome Williams From Triple-A Memphis, Transferred Jordan Walden From 15-Day To 60-Day Disabled List, & Optioned Out Mike Mayers

The St. Louis Cardinals announced prior to tonight's series opener in New York that they have purchased veteran right-handed pitcher Jerome Williams from Memphis (AAA).
St. Louis Official Site

The Cardinals purchased the contract of right-hander Jerome Williams from Triple-A Memphis on Monday to replace righty Mike Mayers, who was optioned to Memphis on Sunday.
St. Louis Official Site

The St. Louis Cardinals have purchased veteran right-hander Jerome Williams from Triple-A Memphis, a days after optioning rookie pitcher Mike Mayers to Memphis after Sunday night's loss to the Dodgers.
Fox Sports Midwest

The St. Louis Cardinals have announced the purchase of Jerome Williams contract from Memphis and the right-hander will be in uniform tonight as the team opens their 10-game road trip in New York against the Mets.
STL Baseball Weekly

Joplin Released Alberto Castillo

American Association Official Twitter

Yankees Having Talks On Andrew Miller, But Don't Expect To Trade Before Deadline

Joel Sherman Twitter

Vicente Campos Promoted From Double-A Trenton To Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

Shane Hennigan Twitter

DSL: Rockies Beat Cardinals 8-1: Leandro Cedeno Singles, Doubles, & Drives In One Run; Cristhian Lugo Strikes Out Two & Allows One Run Over Three Innings; Julio Rodriguez Doubles Twice

Individual Highlights:
Wadye Ynfante 1-for-4 with two strikeouts.
Carlos Soto 0-for-3 with one walk and two strikeouts.
Brian Sanchez 1-for-4 with two strikeouts and one fielding error.
Julio Rodriguez 2-for-4 with two doubles, one run, two strikeouts, one throwing error, and threw out one of three base runners.
Leandro Cedeno 2-for-4 with one double, one RBI, and one strikeout.
Esequeil Delgado 1-for-3 with one double and one strikeout.
Cristhian Lugo entered in the seventh and pitched three innings.  He allowed two hits, one unearned run, one walk, threw one wild pitch, and struck two out.  (g/f:3-4)

Rough Outing:
Rest Of The Team

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Yulieski Gourriel Waiting On Work Visa

Richard Justice Twitter

Johnson City Starting Lineup 7-25-16

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Dominican Summer League Cardinals Notebook 7-25-16



The Dominican Summer League Cardinals took four of seven games during this report and ended losing the final contest.  The Redbirds are 28-14 with a .667 PCT and allowed the Rockies, who they have a critical series coming up with, to tiptoe into a two-way tie for first place in the San Pedro Division.  They are 14-7 at home and 14-7 on the road.

Week In Review:

July 18, 2016: To get things started in the second half, the Cardinals hosted the Yankees Two.  The Redbirds came out of the gate swinging and pounded out five runs in the first two frames for a 5-1 early lead.  The Yanks plated two in the fourth and the Cardinals responded with six more runs in the sixth.  With a 11-3 lead, the Redbirds coughed up four in the ninth and held onto the game for the win.  Enrique Perez struck out one over one and a third hitless/scoreless innings.  Julio Rodriguez walked, homered, and drove in three runs and Brian Sanchez came up a home run short of the cycle with two RBIs of his own.

July 19, 2016:  The Yankees Two welcomed in the Cardinals for the second game of the set and flipped the tables from the previous contest.  This time around the Yanks came out roaring out with 12 runs in the first four innings to the Redbirds one.  The Cardinals made no dent in the lead only scoring another three runs with the Yankees adding one more for a 13-4 loss.  Leandro Cedeno singled and hit a solo home run.  Wilman Madera put a stop to the bleeding by holding two inherited runners on and getting his only batter out in the fourth inning.

July 20, 2016:  The Nationals visited the Cardinals to complete the July 2nd contest and a regular game would follow.  The Redbirds bats, alive again, pushed nine runs across the plate in the first three frames to the Nats one.  The Cardinals added another three in the sixth and seventh, combined, while the Nats only managed another two for the 12-3 win.  Julio Rodriguez singled, tripled, and drove in four runs.  Edwar Ramirez bounced back from a rough week by allowing four hits, two earned runs, one walk, and striking out four over five innings of relief for the win.  Brian Pirela cleaned up with two scoreless innings.

July 20, 2016: The Cardinals hosted the Nationals in the second game of the doubleheader.  The Redbirds bats went silent and the Nats pitching dominated the contest.  The Cardinals only collects three hits and plated one run in the 3-1 loss.  Oscar Cotes knocked in one run in the bottom of the seven inning.  Enrique Perez tossed two scoreless frames.  Cristhian Lugo held two inherited runners on base and struck out two of four batters faced to finish off the game.

July 21, 2016: In the third game of the series, the Cardinals went out on the road to face the Nationals.  The Redbirds took an early 3-0 lead after four innings and the Nationals came back to tie and send into extras.  The Cardinals slipped a run across in the top of the tenth for the victory.  Brian Sanchez singed twice, homered, and drove in two runs.  Noel DeJesus struck out five over six scoreless innings.

July 22, 2016: The Cardinals visited the Braves in the final series of this report.  The Redbirds scored two in the first and both teams went silent until the fourth.  The Cardinals rallied with eight runs over the fourth through sixth innings and the Braves plated four over the fifth through seventh innings.  Both team exchanged runs in the ninth as the the Redbirds took the game with ease at 11-5.    Leandro Cedeno singled twice, tripled, walked twice, and drove in a career-high four runs.  Angel Rondon struck out a career-high eight batters and allowed one run over five innings for the win.

July 23, 2016:  The Cardinals hosted the Braves in the second game of the series and had the tables turned.  Each team scored three runs in the first inning and then the Braves took off in the third with two runs then plated another seven over the eight and ninth innings.  The Redbirds went scoreless for the final eight frames for the 12-3 loss.  Brian Pirela and Enrique Perez combined for three strikeouts over three scoreless innings and Leandro Cedeno doubled in one run.

Who's Hot:

Leandro Cedeno will look to extend his seven-game hitting streak in the next week.  The 17-year old right-handed hitter went 9-for-19 (.474) with two doubles, one triple, one home run, six RBIs (three w/two-outs), five runs, three walks, and four strikeouts.  He played all five games at first base, assisting in two double plays.  The August 9, 2014 free agent signing leads the team in doubles and tied for team lead in triples.

Brian Sanchez has a two-game hit streak and collect two three-hit games this past week.  The 20-year old right-handed hitter went 7-for-18 (.389) with one double, one triple, one home run, five RBIs (three w/two-outs), six runs, three walks, one sac fly, and two strikeouts.  He played six games in right field.  The November 11, 2014 free agent signing leads the team in runs scored, hits, home runs, RBIs, total bases, SLG, AVG, and OPS.

Wadye Ynfante will look to build on his three-game hit streak.  The 18-year old right-handed hitter went 6-for-17 (.353) with one double, two RBIs, four runs, two walks, one hit by pitch, one sac fly, and three strikeouts.  He played three games in centerfield, two in left, and two in right.  The February 10, 2014 free agent signing leads the team in OBP.

Noel DeJesus threw his first scoreless start of the season.  The 19-year old right-hander made the open on July 21st and struck out five, walked two, and allowed two hits over six innings.  He had a ground out-to-fly out ratio of 8-to-1.  The July 2, 2015 free agent signing leads all starters in ERA and innings pitched.

Enrique Perez extended his scoreless appearances to five.  The 18-year old left-hander was called on for the July 18th contest and pitched one and a third hitless/scoreless innings and struck one out for the hold.  He then pitched again on July 20th, allowing one hit and no runs over two innings.  Perez made third appearance on July 23rd, giving up one hit and no runs over one inning.  He had a combined ground out-to-fly out ratio of 5-to-1 and held one inherited runner on base.  The February 25, 2014 free agent signing leads all relievers in inning pitched.

Who's Not:

Carlos Soto went into a slump after a quick start to his professional career.  The 17-year old left-handed hitter went 1-for-15 (.067) with one RBI, one run, one walk, and two strikeouts.  He played all four games behind the plate and committed two throwing errors and threw out two of six base runners.

Moises Castillo only picked up one hit in the three games he played in and had his on base streak snapped at 11 games.  The 17-year old right-handed hitter went 1-for-11 (.091) with two runs, three walks, one sacrifice, one stolen base, and three strikeouts.  He played all five games at shortstop and committed one throwing error and assisted in one double play.  The July 14, 2015 free agent signing is currently tied for the team lead in errors.

Junior Gonzalez turned in his shortest and worst appearance of his career this past week.  The 19-year old right-hander started on July 19th and was pulled in the second inning.  He coughed up nine hits, ten earned runs, one home run, two walks, and hit two batters over one and two-thirds innings for the losing decision.  The February 10, 2014 free agent signing had a ground out-to-fly out ratio of 2-to-1.

Winston Nicacio has given up three or more runs in his last five starts.  The 19-year old right-hander started on July 18th and allowed no hits, three runs (two earned), six walks, hit one batter, and struck one out over three innings.  Then on July 23rd, he pitched four innings giving up seven hits, five runs (four earned), three walks, threw one wild pitch, and struck two out for the losing decision (1-1).  He had a ground out-to-fly out ratio of 8-to-5.  The November 6, 2015 free agent signing leads the team in walks issued.

Estailin Tejada put out two of his worst relief appearances this season during the last week.  The 21-year old right-handed came in for relief on July 20th and gave up four hits, two earned runs, hit two batters, and struck three out over one and two-thirds innings.  On July 23rd, he allowed two hits, three earned runs, and one walk over two-thirds of an inning.  The May 27, 2015 free agent signing had a ground out-to-fly out ratio of 1-to-2.

Notes:

Andres Luna has been out of action since June 9th.

Diego Cordero returned to action, on July 19th, after almost missing a month.  He pitched 1.2 innings allowing two hits, one earned run, one walk, hit one batter, and struck two out.

Francis Ventura also returned to action, on July 21st, after missing almost a month.  He pitched two-thirds of an inning allowing two hits, two unearned runs, one walk, and struck two out.

Carlos Luis missed a week an a half of play returning on July 18th.  He played in two games going 2-for-7 (.286) with two runs, one hit by pitch, and three strikeouts and extended hit on base streak to a team-high 17 games.

Jonathan Machado made his professional debut on July 22nd.  He played in two games going 3-for-10 (.300) with one double, two runs, one walk, and two strikeouts.

Dominican Summer League Stats:

The team is hitting .266 (3rd, 382-for-1435) with 76 doubles (2nd), 23 triples (4th), 26 home runs (1st), 238 RBIs (1st), 292 runs (1st), 582 total bases (1st), 223 walks (2nd), 16 stolen bases (worst), 332 strikeouts (6th worst), 11 caught stealing (best), .372 OBP (4th), .406 SLG (t-1st), and .777 OPS (2nd).

The club is 28-14 with a 3.98 ERA (28th), 1.41 WHIP (t-24th), one shutout, 13 holds (6th), and 14 saves (t-8th).  They have allowed 369 hits (5th worst), 209 runs, 163 earned runs, nine home runs, 152 walks (tenth best), hit 40 batters, and struck 360 out (best) over 369 innings.

Brian Sanchez is ninth in AVG, third in runs scored, tied for fifth in hits, tied for tenth in triples, first in home runs, first in RBIs, first in total bases, first in SLG, and first in OPS.

Elehuris Montero is ninth in runs scored.

Leandro Cedeno is tied for tenth in triples, tied for seventh in RBIs, fifth in total bases, and fourth in SLG.

Esequeil Delgado is second in walks.

Raffy Ozuna is first in strikeouts.

Wadye Ynfante is eighth in OBP.

Fabian Blanco is tied for ninth in saves.

Junior Gonzalez is tied for third in home runs allowed.

Brian Pirela is tied for fourth in holds.

Up Next (2016 Record)(Cardinals Record Vs.):

July 25: Rockies (28-14)(2-4)
July 26: @ Rockies
July 27: @ Tigers (21-21)(5-1)
July 28: Tigers
July 29: Angels (23-19)(5-1)
July 30: @Angels
July 31: Off Day

Past Notebooks:

June13, 2016: Leandro Cedeno, Enrique Perez, Angel Rondon, Brian Sanchez, and Francis Ventura.
June 20, 2016: Leandro Cedeno, Noel DeJesus, Carlos Luis, Elehuris Montero, Winston Nicacio, Brian Sanchez, and Wadye Ynfante.
June 27, 2016: Esequeil Delgado, Brian Pirela, Brian Sanchez, Alvaro Seijas, and Wadye Ynfante.
July 4, 2015: Fabian Blanco, Noel DeJesus, Junior Gonzalez, Carlos Luis, Edwar Ramirez, and Julio Rodriguez.
July 11, 2016: Noel DeJesus, Dariel Gomez, Junior Gonzalez, Brian Sanchez, and Carlos Soto.
July 18, 2016 (All-Star Edition): Leandro Cedeno, Cristhian Lugo, Enrique Perez, Brian Pirela, Brian Sanchez, Carlos Soto, and Wadye Ynfante.

Notes On A Scorecard: Cardinals Can't Put An End To Maddening Cycle

Road sweet road: The Cardinals are off on a 10-game trip to New York (3), Miami (4) and Cincinnati (3). In normal times leaving home would be a source of anxiety; road teams in MLB have a .459 winning percentage over the last 10 seasons. But in the Cardinals’ case, going on the road is probably a source of confidence.

101 ESPN

No Surprise, But The Cardinals Miss Matt Carpenter

According to multiple reports Matt Carpenter is nearing a return from the DL, his residence since straining an oblique on July 6.

101 ESPN

Jenifer Langosch Talks About The Real Possibility That Trevor Rosenthal Finally Gets Sent To Memphis

Jen Langosch joined Bernie Miklasz to talk about the Cardinals recent loss, who's up next in the bullpen shuffle, Rosenthal's continued struggles and finally his turn in Memphis, the return of 3 key Cardinals coming up, and the weird reluctance to not call-up Alex Reyes.

101 ESPN

Yankees Trade Aroldis Chapman To Cubs

Jon Heyman Twitter

Peoria Starting Lineup In Game One Of Doubleheader 7-25-16

Peoria Official Twitter

Carlos Beltran's In Houston, So Let's Act Like Adults

The Astros start an important three-game series against the New York Yankees tonight. The Astros are incredibly hot, rapidly gaining ground on the first-place Rangers. The Yankees are fading, but are still on the periphery of the Wild Card race.

Houston Press

Brian Boehringer On The Press Box 7-25-16

Inside STL

Rick Hummel On The Morning After 7-25-16

Hall of Fame baseball writer Rick Hummel joined The Ryan Kelley Morning After to talk some Cardinals topics following the team dropping two of three games to the LA Dodgers over the weekend.

Inside STL

The matt Adams Bat Flip: Why Can't We Have Fun In Baseball?

I don't know about you, but if I hit a walkoff home run in the 16th inning in front of a packed sea of red fans, I am going to flip my bat into the loge reserve seating area.

KSDK

Cardinals Open Ten-Game Trip With Carlos Martinez At Mets

A year ago, the New York Mets had an eventful first homestand after the All-Star break.

Fox Sports Midwest

Mike Mayers' Tough First Loss Taxes Cardinals Bullpen

The debut that Mike Mayers scripted in his mind looked anything but like the one that played out in front of a national audience as his dream dissolved into a nightmare Sunday night.

St. Louis Official Site

Edgard Montiel Thunders & Decides

At the time in which he urged a drive to break the tie and ensure victory, there appeared Edgar Montiel hero with his coat and pulled the ball of the stadium, towing three runs, leading the Indians to a win Bóer 6- 3 on the Southern Front Rivas, who could not react and ended up losing the series 3-1 before the capital club.  (Translated)

El Nuevo Diario

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Former Cardinals Draft Selections Playing In Summer Collegiate Leagues 7-24-16: Joe Gillette Doubles, Walks, & Drives In One Run; Cadyn Grenier Doubles; Parker Kelly Walks



Alaska Baseball League:

Joe Gillette (former 2014 draft selection-Anchorage) started in right field and batted third.  1-for-3 with one double, one RBI, one run, one walk, and one stolen base.

Anchorage beat Chugiak 4-3 in game one of doubleheader

Cape Cod League:

Cadyn Grenier (former 2015 draft selection-Falmouth) started at shortstop and batted second.  1-for-4 with one double, one run, and one strikeout.

Falmouth beat Brewster 3-2

Great West League:

Parker Kelly (former 2015 draft selection-Medford) entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted eighth.  One walk at the plate.

Chico beat Medford 2-1

Series Preview: Cardinals @ Mets July 25-27, 2016

The Cardinals are only 10-17 at Citi Field since it opened in 2009. They will play the Mets, whom they have not met since spring training, three more games in St. Louis in August.

Post-Dispatch

Matt Carpenter Getting Closer To A Return; Trevor Rosenthal Progress Report; Extra Bases

The temperature reading on the board behind the left-center-field bullpen said 100 degrees for the first time this year. But well after his teammates had scrambled into the clubhouse for some cool air after their pregame drills Sunday, Cardinals infielder Matt Carpenter was just ramping up his.

Post-Dispatch

Cardinals' Trip Could Be Season-Altering

Scrolling across a TV in the Cardinals’ clubhouse on Sunday afternoon was the city-by-city forecast for a very telling road trip.

BenFred

Cardinals Remain Open To Dealing For Relief Help

Eight days away from the Aug. 1 non-waiver Trade Deadline, Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak continues to canvass the market for available relievers with an eye on being opportunistic, but not desperate.

St. Louis Official Site

Cardinals Flight Delayed Due To Mechanical issues

Jenifer Langosch Twitter

Dodgers Beat Cardinals 9-6: Tommy Pham Hits A Two-Run Homer; Stephen Piscotty Singles, Doubles, & Drives In Two Runs; Seth Maness Strikes Out Three Over Three & Two-Thirds Scoreless Innings;

Individual Highlights:
Randal Grichuk 1-for-4 with one run, one walk, and two strikeouts.
Aledmys Diaz 0-for-3 with one RBI and one sac fly.
Stephen Piscotty 2-for-4 with one double, two two-out RBIs, one run, and one throwing error.
Matt Holliday 1-for-4 with one double, one two-out RBI, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.
Yadier Molina 1-for-3 with one double, one run, and allowed one stolen base.
Tommy Pham 1-for-4 with one home run, two RBIs, one run, two strikeouts, and one outfield assist.
Greg Garcia 1-for-1 at the plate.
Seth Maness entered in the second and pitched 3.2 innings.  He allowed three hits, no runs, and struck three out.  0-for-1 with one strikeout.  (p-s:53-40)(g/f:4-1)
Trevor Rosenthal entered in the sixth and pitched one inning.  He allowed two hits, no runs, three walks, and struck two out.  (p-s:32-18)(g/f:1-0)
Matthew Bowman entered in the seventh and pitched two innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, and one walk.  (p-s:25-13)(g/f:4-1)
Seung-Hwan Oh entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, one walk, hit one batter, and struck one out.  (p-s:27-17)(g/f:0-1)

Rough Outing:
Jedd Gyorko 0-for-4 with one strikeout.
Mike Mayers started and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed eight hits, nine earned runs, two home runs, two walks, and struck one out for the losing decision (0-1).  (p-s:62-38)(g/f:3-0)

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Former Cardinals Playing In The Mexican League 7-24-16: Eliezer Alfonzo Singles & Hits A Two-Run Homer; Luis Garcia Singles Twice & Drives In Two Runs; Jose Martinez Singles, Walks, & Knocks In One Run



Daric Barton (former Peoria-Puebla) started at first base and batted fifth.  1-for-4 with one run, one walk, two strikeouts, and assisted in one double play.

Puebla beat Mexico 9-7

Ivan Bellazetin (former MiLB tryout-Tabasco) entered late in the game at second base and batted second.  1-for-1 with one run and assisted in one double play.

Richy Pedroza (former Peoria-Aguascalientes) started at shortstop and batted leadoff.  0-for-3 with one walk.

Tabasco beat Aguascalientes 9-2

Jose Martinez (former Springfield-Veracruz) started at second base and batted third.  1-for-4 with one RBI, one run, and one walk.

Eliezer Alfonzo (former Peoria-Saltillo) started at first base and batted third.  2-for-4 with one home run, two RBIs, one run, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.

Veracruz beat Saltillo 10-9

Niko Vasquez (former Springfield-Laguna) started at shortstop and batted sixth.  1-for-3 with one walk and assisted in one double play.

Iker Franco (former Springfield-Quintana Roo) started at catcher and batted seventh.  1-for-4 with one home run, one two-out RBI, one run, and two strikeouts.

Quintana Roo beat Laguna 8-2

Eugenio Velez (former Memphis-Monclova) started in left field and batted leadoff.  0-for-5 with two strikeouts.

Luis Garcia (former New Haven-Yucatan) started as designated hitter and batted fifth.  2-for-4 with two two-out RBIs and one strikeout.

Yucatan beat Monclova 6-2

Memphis Beat Iowa 5-1: Anthony Garcia Singles Twice & Hits A Two-Run Homer; David Washington Singles, Walks, & Hits A Two-Run Homer; Thomas Lee Strikes Out One Over Three Scoreless Innings For The Hold

Individual Highlights:
Efren Navarro 2-for-4 with one run and assisted in two double plays.
Anthony Garcia 3-for-4 with one home run, two RBIs, one run, and one strikeout.
David Washington 2-for-3 with one home run, two two-out RBIs, one run, one walk, one strikeout, and was picked off.
Jacob Wilson 1-for-3 with one run, one walk, and assisted in two double plays.
Matt Williams 1-for-4 with one double and assisted in one double play.
Arturo Reyes started and pitched five innings.  He allowed three hits, one earned run, and struck four out for the winning decision (6-4).  1-for-2 with one RBI and one strikeout.  (p-s:65-47)(g/f:5-3)
Thomas Lee entered in the sixth and pitched three innings.  He allowed three hits, no runs, and struck one out for the hold (1).  0-for-1 with one strikeout.  (p-s:40-29)(g/f:6-1)
Josh Lucas entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and one walk.  (p-s:12-5)(g/f:1-0)

Rough Outing:
Breyvic Valera 0-for-4 and assisted in one double play.

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Memphis Official Site Post Game

Elizabethton Beat Johnson City 5-4: Allen Cordoba Singles Twice, Walks Twice, & Drives In One Run; Andrew Knizner Doubles, Walks, & Knocks In One Run; J.R. Davis Collects Two Singles & One Double

Individual Highlights:
J.R. Davis 3-for-5 with one double and two runs.
Allen Cordoba 2-for-3 with one RBI, two walks, and assisted in one double play.
Andrew Knizner 1-for-4 with one double, one RBI, one walk, and grounded into one double play.
Joshua Lopez 2-for-5 with one strikeout.
Matt Fiedler 1-for-4 with one double and one strikeout.

Rough Outing:
Yariel Gonzalez 0-for-4 with one walk and assisted in one double play.
Shane Billings 0-for-1 with one strikeout.
Ian Oxnevad started and pitched 5.2 innings.  He allowed seven hits, three runs (two earned), one walk, committed one pickoff error, and struck six out for the losing decision (3-2).  (g/f:4-4)
Leland Tilley entered in the sixth and pitched 2.1 innings.  He allowed three hits, no runs, hit one batter, and threw one wild pitch.  (g/f:1-4)(ir-s:1-1)

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Johnson City Press Post Game

Mark Mulder Wins Back-To-Back American Century Championship Titles, New Attendance Record Set

For the second straight year, Mark Mulder won the American Century Championship celebrity golf crown. And for the second year in a row, the tournament set a new attendance record.

Tahoe Daily Tribune

Cubs, Yankees Working To Finalize Trade Of Aroldis Chapman

Jon Heyman Twitter

Rangers Interested In Edinson Volquez

Rangers general manager Jon Daniels acknowledged Sunday that the state of the club's rotation has pushed him to more seriously consider "rental" trade acquisitions as the deadline approaches.

Dallas News

Giants Interested In Huston Street

Among the possible targets are Philadelphia’s Jeanmar Gomez, Milwaukee’s Jeremy Jeffress and Will Smith, the Angels’ Huston Street and even San Diego starter Andrew Cashner, who could be converted to relief. The Giants have checked on all of them.

SF Chronicle

Former Cardinals Playing In MLB 7-24-16: Matt Belisle Strikes Out Two & Holds Three Inherited Runners On Base Over Two & Two-Thirds Scoreless Innings; Carlos Beltran Singles & Hits A Solo Home Run; Blaine Boyer Strikes Out One Over Two Scoreless Innings



Carlos Beltran (former St. Louis-New York-A) started as designated hitter and batted third.  2-for-4 with one home run, one two-out RBI, two runs, and one strikeout.

New York-A beat San Francisco 5-2

Kyle Barraclough (former Springfield-Miami) entered in the eighth and pitched to seven batters.  He allowed two hits, two earned runs, two walks, and struck two out.  (p-s:28-16)(g/f:1-0)

New York-N beat Miami 3-0

Peter Bourjos (former St. Louis-Philadelphia) started in right field and batted eighth.  0-for-3 with one walk and one strikeout.
Edubray Ramos (former VSL-Philadelphia) entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, one earned run, one home run, and struck two out for the losing decision (1-1).  (p-s:14-10)

David Freese (former St. Louis-Pittsburgh) started at third base and moved to first, batting third.  0-for-4 with one strikeout.

Pittsburgh beat Philadelphia 5-4

Brett Wallace (former Memphis-San Diego) entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted ninth.  0-for-1 with one strikeout.
Carlos Villanueva (former St. Louis-San Diego) entered in the fourth and pitched three innings.  He allowed two hits, one earned run, and struck four out.  (p-s:38-24)(g/f:1-0)

Matt Belisle (former St. Louis-Washington) entered in the fourth and pitched 2.2 innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, hit one batter, and struck two out.  (p-s:36-25)(g/f:0-2)(ir-s:3-0)

San Diego beat Washington 10-6

Jason Heyward (former St. Louis-Chicago-N) started in centerfield and moved to right, batting sixth.  0-for-4 at the plate.

Blaine Boyer (former St. Louis-Milwaukee) entered in the eighth and pitched two innings.  He allowed two hits, no runs, one walk, and struck one out.  (p-s:30-20)(g/f:3-0)

Chicago-N beat Milwaukee 6-5

Albert Pujols (former St. Louis-Anaheim) started as designated hitter and batted fourth.  1-for-4 at the plate.
Fernando Salas (former St. Louis-Anaheim) entered in the fourth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck one out.  (p-s:26-12)(g/f:1-0)

Colby Rasmus (former St. Louis-Houston) started in right field and batted seventh.  0-for-3 with one run, one walk, and two strikeouts.

Houston beat Anaheim 13-3

A.J. Pierzynski (former St. Louis-Atlanta) started at catcher and batted seventh.  0-for-4 with one strikeout and allowed one stolen base.
Tyrell Jenkins (former Palm Beach-Atlanta) started and pitched 3.1 innings.  He allowed eight hits, seven earned runs, three home runs, five walks, and struck two out for the losing decision (0-2).  0-for-2 with one strikeout.  (p-s:87-45)(g/f:2-4)

Mark Reynolds (former St. Louis-Colorado) started at first base and batted seventh.  0-for-2 with two walks and assisted in one double play.

Colorado beat Atlanta 7-2

Former Cardinals Playing In Nicaragua 7-24-16: Edgard Montiel Hits A Three-Run Homer; Jem Argenal Doubles



Edgard Montiel (former DSL-Boer) 1-for-3 with one home run, three RBIs, and two runs.

Boer beat Rivas 6-3

Jem Argenal (former GCL-Chinandega) 1-for-4 with one double and one run.

Chontales beat Chinandega 9-2

State College Beat Batavia 8-6: Danny Hudzina Singles Three Times, Homers, & Drives In Three Runs; Bryan Dobzanski Strikes Out Three & Allows One Run Over Five Innings For The Win

Individual Highlights:
Tommy Edman 1-for-4 with two runs, one hit by pitch, and one stolen base.
Vincent Jackson 0-for-2 with one RBI, one run, one walk, one sac fly, one hit by pitch, one stolen base, and was picked off.
Ryan McCarvel 2-for-5 with one two-out RBI, one run, and two strikeouts.
Jeremy Martinez 2-for-5 with one RBI, two runs, and one catcher interference error.
Danny Hudzina 4-for-5 with one home run, three RBIs (one w/two-outs), and one run.
Matt Davis 2-for-4 with one RBI, one strikeout, and one throwing error.
Bryan Dobzanski started and pitched five innings.  He allowed two hits, one earned run, three walks, and struck three out for the winning decision (3-3).  (p-s:80-51)(g/f:4-2)

Rough Outing:
Mick Fennell 0-for-4 at the plate.
Gerwuins Velazco entered in the sixth and pitched 2.1 innings.  He allowed four hits, three earned runs, two walks, and threw one wild pitch.  (p-s:39-22)(g/f:4-1)
Eric Carter entered in the eighth and pitched 1.2 innings.  He allowed two hits, two runs (one earned), and hit one batter.  (p-s:26-19)(g/f:3-3)(ir-s:3-3)

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State College Official Site Post Game
Centre Daily Times Post Game

Memphis Starting Lineup 7-24-16

Memphis Official Twitter

Athletics: Who Will Buy Ryan Madson?

When the Oakland Athletics signed Ryan Madson, they acquired a solid closer. However, the struggling A’s will likely sell their bullpen ace.

ISportsWeb

NW Arkansas Beat Springfield 2-0: Daniel Poncedeleon Strikes Out Two & Allows Two Runs Over Five & A Third Innings; Justin Wright Strikes Out One & Holds Two Inherited Runners On Base Over One & Two-Thirds Scoreless Innings; Chris Perry Strikes Out Two Of Three Batters Faced

Individual Highlights:
Nick Martini 1-for-4 with one strikeout.
Paul DeJong 1-for-4 with one strikeout and assisted in one triple play.
Bruce Caldwell 0-for-3 with one walk, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.
Luke Voit 1-for-4 with one strikeout and assisted in two double plays and one triple play.
Jonathan Rodriguez 1-for-3 with one walk and one strikeout.
Andrew Sohn 1-for-3 with one walk and one strikeout.
Juan Herrera 1-for-4 with one double, one fielding error, and assisted in one double play.
Daniel Poncedeleon started and pitched 5.1 innings.  He allowed six hits, two earned runs, three walks, struck two out, and assisted in one double play.  (p-s:95-59)(g/f:10-0)
Justin Wright entered in the sixth and pitched 1.2 innings.  He allowed two hits, no runs, and struck one out.  (p-s:13-11)(g/f:2-0)(ir-s:2-0)
Chris Perry entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck two out.  (p-s:11-8)(g/f:0-1)

Rough Outing:
Rest Of The Team

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Springfield Official Site Post Game

Matt Carpenter To Begin Rehab Assignment This Week & Could Be Activated With Brandon Moss & Jhonny Peralta On August 1, 2016

David Solomon Twitter

Brian Stull Twitter

The St. Louis Cardinals could be receiving a boost to their roster a little prior to the July 31st trade deadline as Matt Carpenter has resumed swinging a bat.
STL Baseball Weekly 

While other clubs are exploring potential trade targets as the Aug. 1 non-waiver Trade Deadline approaches, the Cardinals appear poised to make their most impactful additions from within.
St. Louis Official Site

Cardinals Starting Lineup 7-24-16

St. Louis Official Twitter

Mike Matheny loaded the Cardinals' lineup with righthanded hitters to face Dodgers lefty Scott Kazmir in Sunday night's 7:10 p.m. game at Busch Stadium.
Cardinal Beat

Triple-A Memphis Activated Arturo Reyes From The Disabled List

Derek Shore Twitter

Braves Aggressively Shopping Erick Aybar

Ken Rosenthal Twitter

South Bend Beat Peoria 4-3: Chris Chinea Singles, Doubles, & Drives In Two Runs; Dylan Tice Walks & Hits A Solo Home Run; Sandy Alcantara Strikes Out Five & Allows Two Runs Over Six Innings

Individual Highlights:
Dylan Tice 1-for-3 with one home run, one two-out RBI, two runs, and one walk.
Chris Chinea 2-for-4 with one double, two two-out RBIs, and one strikeout.
Sandy Alcantara started and pitched six innings.  He allowed six hits, two earned runs, one walk, and struck five out.  (p-s:96-69)(g/f:8-2)

Rough Outing:
Jose Martinez 0-for-3 with one walk.
R.J. Dennard 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
Steven Gallardo entered in the seventh and pitched two innings.  He allowed three hits, two earned runs, one home run, and committed one pickoff error.  (p-s:28-21)(g/f:3-2)

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Peoria Official Site Post Game
Peoria Journal Star Post Game

Carlos Martinez Faces Noah Syndergaard As Wild Card Race Heats Up

Noah Syndergaard touched triple digits on the radar gun and wiped away any arm fatigue concerns in his last start, and he'll look to build on that against Carlos Martinez and the Cardinals to open a three-game set at Citi Field on Monday night. Both New York and St. Louis are in the thick of the National League Wild Card race.

St. Louis Official Site

Nationals, Other Teams To Investigate If Trevor Rosenthal Is Available

Jon Heyman Twitter

Tampa Beat Palm Beach 5-1: Landon Beck Pitches One Hitless/Scoreless Inning; Michael Pritchard Singles Twice; Vaughn Bryan Singles & Walks

Individual Highlights:
Michael Pritchard 2-for-4 at the plate.
Cole Lankford 1-for-4 at the plate.
Casey Grayson 1-for-4 with one strikeout.
Oscar Mercado 0-for-3 with one walk and one strikeout.
Vaughn Bryan 1-for-2 with one run, one walk, one stolen base, and one strikeout.
Landon Beck entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs.  (p-s:9-5)(g/f:0-2)

Rough Outing:
Rest Of The Team

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GCL: Cardinals Beat Marlins 4-3 In 11 Innings: Sanel Rosendo & Starlin Balbuena Each Single, Double, Walk, & Drive In One Run; Jonathan Mulford Strikes Out One Over Two Scoreless Innings For The Win; Jonathan Murders Singles & Knocks In One Run

Individual Highlights:
Stefan Trosclair 1-for-4 with one run and one walk.
Irving Wilson 2-for-5 with one double, two runs, grounded into two double plays, picked one runner off, and allowed one stolen base.
Jonathan Murders 1-for-3 with one RBI and one strikeout.
Starlin Balbuena 2-for-4 with one double, one two-out RBI, one run, one walk, one stolen base, and two strikeouts.
Sanel Rosendo 2-for-3 with one double, one two-out RBI, and one walk.
Alvaro Seijas started and pitched four innings.  He allowed five hits, one earned run, three walks, threw two wild pitches, one balk, and struck three out.  (g/f:5-3)
Champ Rowland entered in the fifth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck two out.  (g/f:1-0)
Silas Bohannan entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, one walk, and struck one out for the hold (2).  (g/f:1-1)
Jonathan Mulford entered in the ninth and pitched two innings.  He allowed three hits, no runs, threw one wild pitch, and struck one out for the winning decision (1-0).  (g/f:3-1)
Robert Calvano entered in the 11th and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out for the save (1),  (g/f:1-1)

Rough Outing:
Delvin Perez 0-for-4 with one sacrifice and one strikeout.
Dylan Carlson 0-for-5 with one strikeout.
Carlos Rodriguez 0-for-4 with two strikeouts and one outfield assist.
Edwin Figuera 0-for-2 at the plate.
Walker Robbins 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
Connor Jones entered in the sixth and pitched one inning.  He allowed two hits, one earned run, and one walk.  (g/f:1-0)
Jery Then entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, one earned run, and one walk for the blown save (1).  (g/f:3-0)

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Cardinals Purchased The Contract Of Mike Mayers From Triple-A Memphis & Optioned Out Miguel Socolovich

The St. Louis Cardinals have purchased the contract of right-handed pitcher Mike Mayers from Triple-A Memphis to make his Major League debut tonight against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
St. Louis Official Site

A starting pitcher will be making his Major League debut Sunday night for the Cardinals against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
KMOX

In need of a spot starter for the first time this season, the St. Louis Cardinals have summoned a young arm from the minors to start against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday night.
Fox Sports Midwest

State College Starting Lineup 7-24-16

State College Official Twitter

Diamondbacks Make Shelby Miller Available For Trade

Jeff Passan Twitter

Coco Crisp Scratched From Athletics Lineup With Neck Soreness

Matt Kawahara Twitter

Johnson City Starting Lineup 7-24-16

Johnson City Official Twitter

Peoria Starting Lineup 7-24-16

Peoria Official Twitter

Cubs Activated Joe Nathan From The Disabled List

Carrie Muskat Twitter

Keeping Cool At Busch Stadium

Sunday is the final game of a ten-game homestand for the Cardinals.

KMOX

Cubs, Giants, Dodgers, Nationals, & Indians In On Aroldis Chapman

Ken Rosenthal Twitter

Ken Rosenthal Twitter

Blue Jays Designated Drew Storen For An Assignment

Barry Davis Twitter

Red Sox Recalled Joe Kelly From Triple-A Pawtucket

Boston Official Twitter

Former Cardinals Playing in NPB 7-24-16: Hector Luna Hitless In One At-Bat



Hector Luna (former St. Louis-Hiroshima) entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted fifth.  0-for-1 at the plate.

Hanshin beat Hiroshima 8-5

Terry Moore & His Greatest Game With Cardinals

As a rookie starting center fielder for the 1935 Cardinals, Terry Moore struggled initially to live up to lofty expectations. What sealed his status as a premier big-league player was a flawless hitting performance that went unmatched by any Cardinals batter for the next 70 years.

RetroSimba

Pair From Mexico, Germany Unite As Die-Hard Cardinals Fans

Their combined brains are a smorgasbord of smart.

Hochman

One Throw In Korea Started Seung-Hwan Oh On Long Journey To Cardinals

The rubber ball was red or blue or maybe both and it felt slightly larger than a grapefruit when a teacher handed it to Seung Hwan Oh.

Bird Land

Cardinals Feeling Matt Carpenter's Absence At Leadoff

The Cardinals' offense started Saturday's 7-2 loss to the Dodgers the same way it's started every game since the All-Star break: with one out and no one on base.

BenFred

Yoo Chang-Sik Voluntarily Reports Match-Fixing Scheme

A South Korean baseball pitcher voluntarily reported that he had engaged in match-fixing schemes in 2014, the governing body of the country's professional baseball said Sunday.

Yonhap News Agency

Matt Adams Makes His Mark With Another Clutch Homer; Getting Even; A Blast From The Past?

Of first baseman Matt Adams’ past seven homers before Saturday, two put the Cardinals ahead, two others tied games and, on Friday, he won it in the 16th. Still, especially when all the Cardinals’ players are healthy, he doesn’t know from one day to the next if he will be starting.

Post-Dispatch

Cardinals Look To Take Series Against Dodgers Before Ten-Game Road Trip

Tuesday night's rainout will sprout a major league debut on Sunday night.

Fox Sports Midwest

Former Cardinals Draft Selections Playing in Summer Collegiate Leagues 7-23-16: Parker Kelly Singles & Drives In One Run In Two Games; Joe Gillette Singles Twice; Cadyn Grenier Walks Twice



Alaska Baseball League:

Joe Gillette (former 2014 draft selection-Anchorage) started in right field and batted third.  2-for-4 with one strikeout.

Anchorage beat Matsu 2-1 (7/23/16)

Cape Cod League:

Cadyn Grenier (former 2015 draft selection-Falmouth) started at shortstop and batted eighth.  0-for-2 with two walks.

Harwich beat Falmouth 9-2 (7/22/16)

Great West League:

Parker Kelly (former 2015 draft selection-Medford) started as designated hitter and moved to pitcher, batting eighth.  1-for-4 with one RBI, one run, and one caught stealing.  Entered in the ninth and pitched one inning, allowing no hits or runs.  (p-s:11-7)

Medford beat Chico 6-2 (7/22/16)

Parker Kelly (former 2015 draft selection-Medford) started as designated hitter and moved to pitcher, batting seventh.  0-for-4 with one strikeout.  Entered in the ninth and pitched two innings, allowing three hits, one earned run, one walk, and struck one out for the winning decision.  (p-s:27-16)

Medford beat Chico 4-2 in 10 innings (7/23/16)

Hiroki Kuroda Posts 200th Win In Japan, U.S.

Popular Hiroshima Carp hurler Hiroki Kuroda notched his 200th career win on July 23, the second pitcher to reach the mark for those who played in Japan and the U.S. major leagues.

The Asahi Shimbun

Indians Signed Colombian John Hansser Torres

John Torres Chavez looks Hansser shirt and cap the Cleveland Indians next to Iván Simancas, president of the Foundation Baseball Securities and Edwin Sabater partner in the Dominican Republic.  (Translated)

El Meridiano

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Memphis Beat Iowa 5-2 In Game Two Of Doubleheader: Kurt Heyer Strikes Out Two & Allows One Run Over Five Innings For The Win; Charlie Tilson Singles & Drives In Two Runs; Michael Ohlman Singles, Triples, & Knocks In One Run

Individual Highlights:
Charlie Tilson 1-for-3 with two RBIs (one w/two-outs), one sac fly, and one strikeout.
Efren Navarro 2-for-4 with one strikeout and assisted in one double play.
Dean Anna 1-for-2 with one run, one walk, one stolen base, grounded into one double play, and assisted in one double play.
Breyvic Valera 1-for-2 with one run, one walk, one stolen base, one strikeout, one fielding error, and assisted in one double play.
Michael Ohlman 2-for-3 with one triple, one RBI, two runs, and one strikeout.
Kurt Heyer started and pitched five innings.  He allowed two hits, one earned run, one walk, and struck two out for the wining decision (2-0).  0-for-2 with one strikeout.  (p-s:60-43)(g/f:9-3)
Dean Kiekhefer entered in the sixth and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and one walk for the save (2).  (p-s:20-12)(g/f:3-1)(ir-s:2-0)

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Mike Leake's Struggles Follow Familiar Pattern

In what is becoming an all-to-frequent trend with Mike Leake on the mound, the veteran right-hander watched innings unravel behind him on Saturday night because both he and the defense weren't sharper.

St. Louis Official Site

Former Cardinals Playing In MLB 7-23-16: David Freese Singles & Drives In Two Runs; Max Scherzer Strikes Out Ten & Allows Two Runs Over Seven Innings; Edwin Jackson Allows Two Runs Over Six Innings



Peter Bourjos (former St. Louis-Philadelphia) started in right field and batted leadoff.  0-for-5 with two strikeouts.
Edubray Ramos (former VSL-Philadelphia) entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out.  (p-s:12-7)(g/f:0-1)

David Freese (former St. Louis-Pittsburgh) started at third base and moved to first, batting fifth.  1-for-4 with two RBIs and one strikeout.

Pittsburgh beat Philadelphia 7-4

Carlos Beltran (former St. Louis-New York-A) started as designated hitter and batted third.  1-for-5 with one intentional walk and one strikeout.

San Francisco beat New York-A 2-1 in 12 innings

Brett Wallace (former Memphis-San Diego) entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted seventh.  0-for-1 at the plate.
Edwin Jackson (former St. Louis-San Diego) started and pitched six innings.  He allowed six hits, two earned runs, three walks, committed one pickoff error, and struck one walk.  1-for-2 at the plate.  (p-s:87-50)(g/f:7-3)

Max Scherzer (former 2003 draft selection-Washington) started and pitched seven innings.  He allowed four hits, two earned runs, one home run, struck ten out.  0-for-1 with one sacrifice.  (p-s:99-71)(g/f:4-2)

Washington beat San Diego 3-2

Jason Heyward (former St. Louis-Chicago-N) started in right field and batted sixth.  1-for-4 with one ground into double play.
John Lackey (former St. Louis-Chicago-N) started and pitched six innings.  He allowed five hits, three earned runs, two home runs, two walks, and struck five out for the losing decision (7-7).  0-for-2 with one strikeout.  (p-s:115-76)(g/f:7-2)

Milwaukee beat Chicago-N 6-1

Albert Pujols (former St. Louis-Anaheim) started as designated hitter and batted fourth.  0-for-4 with two strikeouts.

Pat Neshek (former St. Louis-Houston) entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck two out.  (p-s:12-8)(g/f:1-0)

Houston beat Anaheim 7-2

Daniel Descalso (former St. Louis-Colorado) started in left field and batte sixth.  0-for-2 at the plate.
Mark Reynolds (former St. Louis-Colorado) started at first base and batted seventh.  0-for-3 with one walk, one strikeout, one fielding error, and assisted in two double play.
Adam Ottavino (former St. Louis-Colorado) entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and one walk.  (p-s:11-7)(g/f:2-0)

Colorado beat Atlanta 8-4

Coco Crisp (former New Haven-Oakland) started in centerfield and batted leadoff.  0-for-4 with one strikeout.

Oakland beat Tampa Bay 4-3

Former Cardinals Playing In The Mexican League 7-23-16: Daric Barton Doubles, Walks, & Hits Two Solo Home Runs; Eliezer Alfonzo Singles, Doubles, & Drives In Two Runs; Luis Garcia Doubles & Knocks In Two Runs



Ivan Bellazetin (former MiLB tryout-Tabasco) entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted eighth.  0-for-1 at the plate.

Richy Pedroza (former Peoria-Aguascalientes) started at shortstop and batted leadoff.  2-for-5 at the plate.

Aguascalientes beat Tabasco 5-4

Daric Barton (former Peoria-Puebla) started at first base and batted fifth.  3-for-4 with one double, two home runs, two RBIs (one w/two-outs), three runs, and one intentional walk.

Puebla beat Mexico 6-5

Jose Martinez (former Springfield-Veracruz) 0-for-3 with one walk, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.

Eliezer Alfonzo (former Peoria-Saltillo) started at first base and batted third.  2-for-4 with one double, two two-out RBIs, and one strikeout.

Saltillo beat Veracruz 4-3

Francisco Rivera (former Palm Beach-Campeche) started as designated hitter and batted eighth.  1-for-2 with one double.

Monterrey beat Campeche 4-2

Niko Vasquez (former Springfield-Laguna) entered late in the game at shortstop.

Quintana Roo beat Laguna 6-5

Eugenio Velez (former Memphis-Monclova) started in left field and batted leadoff.  0-for-3 with one sacrifice and one strikeout.
Ramon Delgado (former Memphis-Monclova) entered in the seventh and pitched to four batters.  He allowed two hits, two earned runs, one walk, and struck one out.  (p-s:20-9)(ir-s:2-2)

Luis Garcia (former New Haven-Yucatan) started as designated hitter and batted fifth.  1-for-4 with one double, two two-out RBIs, and one strikeout.

Yucatan beat Monclova 6-0

Chip Hale Meets With Team Before Diamondbacks Lose Again

Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale seemed to have the bounce back in his step on Saturday afternoon, a day after reports surfaced that suggested his job could be hanging in the balance. His team, however, remained its standard, dispiriting self.

AZ Central

Video: Greg Garcia On Kenta Maeda "First Couple Times Around, He Was Tough"

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

Former Cardinals Playing in Nicaragua 7-23-16: Edgard Montiel Collects Four Singles, One RBI, & Scores Three Times In Two Games; Jem Argenal Doubles & Drives In One Run



Edgard Montiel
(former DSL-Boer) 3-for-3 with one RBI and three runs.


Edgard Montiel (former DSL-Boer) 1-for-2 at the plate.


Jem Argenal (former GCL-Chinandega) 1-for-3 with one double, one RBI, and one run.

Video: Mike Matheny Said Mike Leake Showed "Signs Of Having Good Stuff" But Suffered From Two Big Innings

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

Video: Mike Leake "I Felt Like I Needed To Get Deep Into A Game For Us"

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

Edwin Jackson's Solid Start Not Enough Vs. Nationals

Stephen Drew had been battling an illness that prevented him from taking an at-bat since Sunday before he roped a walk-off, pinch-hit triple in the ninth inning to lead the Nationals to a 3-2 victory over the Padres on Saturday night at Nationals Park.

San Diego Official Site

Cardinas Turn To Mike Mayers In Finale With Dodgers

The Cardinals knew Wednesday's doubleheader would throw a wrinkle in their rotation four days later since they preferred not to start Carlos Martinez on short rest. They decided to call up Mike Mayers from Triple-A Memphis for a spot-start, which will be his Major League debut. The Dodgers will turn to Scott Kazmir as the teams meet in the series finale on Sunday night at Busch Stadium.

St. Louis Official Site

Auburn Beat State College 8-4: Anthony Ray Single Twice & Drives In Two Runs; Jeremy Martinez Singles Twice, Walks, & Knocks In One Run; Greg Tomchik Pitches One Hitless/Scoreless Inning

Individual Highlights:
Tommy Edman 1-for-5 with one RBI, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.
Jeremy Martinez 2-for-4 with one RBI, one walk, one strikeout, and threw out one base runner.
Andy Young 3-for-4 with two runs and one strikeout.
Ricardo Bautista 1-for-3 with one double, one strikeout, and one fielding error.
Danny Hudzina 3-for-4 with one double and one run.
Anthony Ray 2-for-4 with two RBIs (one w/two-outs), one run, and one stolen base.
Greg Tomchik entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs.  (p-s:10-7)(g/f:2-1)

Rough Outing:
Ryan McCarvel 0-for-5 with two strikeouts, grounded into one double play, and assisted in one double play.
Elier Rodriguez 0-for-4 with one walk and one strikeout.
Vincent Jackson 0-for-1 with one strikeout.
Ronnie Williams started and pitched six innings.  He allowed eight hits, five earned runs, one walk, threw two wild pitches, and struck three out for the losing decision (4-2).  (p-s:78-52)(g/f:9-3)
Max Almonte entered in the seventh and pitched two innings.  He allowed four hits, three runs (two earned), one walk, and struck one out.  (p-s:24-15)(g/f:1-3)

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State College Official Site Post Game
Centre Daily Times Post Game

Winless Stretch Continues For John Lackey

Mike Montgomery won't want to remember his Cubs debut. Kirk Nieuwenhuis greeted the left-hander with a three-run homer in the eighth inning, his second home run of the game and first off a southpaw this season, to lead the Brewers to a 6-1 victory over the Cubs on Saturday night. Chicago acquired Montgomery from the Mariners on Wednesday.

Chicago-N Official Site

Yankees Close To Dealing Aroldis Chapman, Will Hold Andrew Miller

Ken Rosenthal Twitter

Springfield Beat NW Arkansas 3-1 In 10 Innings: Luke Weaver Strikes Out Six & Allows One Run Over Seven Innings; Paul DeJong Walks & Hits A Solo Home Run; John Brebbia Strikes Out Four Over Two Scoreless Innings For The Win

Individual Highlights:
Allen Staton 1-for-4 with one walk and one strikeout.
Paul DeJong 1-for-4 with one home run, one RBI, one run, and one walk.
Luke Voit 1-for-4 with one walk and two strikeouts.
Andrew Sohn 2-for-5 with one RBI and one strikeout.
Juan Herrera 2-for-3 with one sacrifice.
Luke Weaver started and pitched seven innings.  He allowed three hits, one earned run, one home run, one walk, hit one batter, threw one wild pitch, and struck six out.  (p-s:94-59)(g/f:6-5)
John Brebbia entered in the eighth and pitched two innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, one walk, and struck four out for the winning decision (3-2).  (p-s:31-22)(g/f:2-0)
Ronnie Shaban entered in the tenth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck two out for the save (8).  (p-s:10-8)(g/f:1-0)

Rough Outing:
Nick Martini 0-for-4 with one strikeout.
Jhohan Acevedo 0-for-4 with one strikeout.

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Memphis Starting Lineup For Game Two Of Doubleheader 7-23-16

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Dodgers Beat Cardinals 7-2: Matt Adams Hits A Solo Home Run; Miguel Socolovich Strikes Out Two Over Two Scoreless Innings; Greg Garcia Knocks In One Run

Individual Highlights:
Greg Garcia 0-for-3 with one RBI, one sac fly, and one strikeout.
Aledmys Diaz 1-for-4 with one strikeout.
Stephen Piscotty 2-for-4 with one ground into double play.
Matt Adams 1-for-4 with one home run, one RBI, one run, and one throwing error.
Alberto Rosario 1-for-3 with one run and threw out one of two base runners.
Kolten Wong 1-for-1 at the plate.
Trevor Rosenthal entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck one out.  (p-s:23-15)(g/f:1-1)
Miguel Socolovich entered in the eighth and pitched two innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, one walk, and struck two out.  (p-s:29-18)(g/f:3-0)

Rough Outing:
Rest Of The Team

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Memphis Beat Iowa 6-4 In Game One Of Doubleheader 6-4: Charlie Tilson Hits A Two-Run Homer; Deck McGuire Strikes Out Two & Allows One Run Over Five Innings; Jose Martinez & Anthony Garcia Each Single, Walk, & Drive In One Run

Individual Highlights:
Harrison Bader 3-for-5 with one caught stealing.
Jose Martinez 2-for-4 with one triple, one RBI, two runs, and one walk.
Anthony Garcia 1-for-2 with one double, one RBI, one walk, one strikeout, and one outfield assist.
Charlie Tilson 1-for-2 with one home run, two two-out RBIs, and two runs.
Carson Kelly 1-for-4 with one double, one RBI, one run, one strikeout, and threw out one of three base runners.
Dean Anna 1-for-4 with one double and one RBI.
Matt Williams 1-for-3 with one double, one walk, and two strikeouts.
Efren Navarro 1-for-1 at the plate.
Michael Ohlman 1-for-1 with one run.
Deck McGuire started and pitched five innings.  He allowed five hits, one earned run, two walks (one intentional), threw one wild pitch, and struck two out.  0-for-1 at the plate.  (p-s:77-51)(g/f:7-2)
Corey Littrell entered in the sixth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and two walks.  (p-s:24-12)(g/f:1-2)

Rough Outing:
Breyvic Valera 0-for-5 with three strikeouts.
Jacob Wilson 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
David Washington 0-for-1 with one strikeout.
Sam Tuivailala entered in the seventh and pitched two innings.  He allowed four hits, two earned runs, one walk, and struck four out for the blown save (4).  (p-s:46-31)(g/f:2-0)
Ryan Sherriff entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed three hits and one earned run for the winning decision (4-0).  (p-s:17-10)(g/f:2-1)

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Tampa Beat Palm Beach 2-0 In Game Two Of Doubleheader: Matt Pearce Strikes Out Five & Allows Two Runs Over Six Innings; Edmundo Sosa Singles; Steve Bean Walks

Individual Highlights:
Edmundo Sosa 1-for-2 at the plate.
Steve Bean 0-for-1 with one walk and one strikeout.
Matt Pearce started and pitched six innings.  He allowed five hits, two earned runs, and struck five out for the losing decision (8-7)/  (p-s:87-66)(g/f:3-6)

Rough Outing:
Rest Of The Team

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Elizabethton Beat Johnson City 6-5: Allen Cordoba Singles, Doubles, & Drives In One Run; Levi MaVorhis Strikes Out Two Over Three Scoreless Innings; Matt Fiedler Singles, Walks, & Knocks In One Run

Individual Highlights:
Caleb Lopes 2-for-5 with one run and assisted in two double plays.
Allen Cordoba 2-for-5 with one double, one RBI, one run, two strikeouts, and assisted in two double plays.
Shane Billings 1-for-5 with one RBI, one stolen base, one strikeout, and grounded into one double play.
Andrew Knizner 3-for-4 with two runs, one strikeout, and assisted in three double plays.
Joshua Lopez 1-for-2 with two walks and one hit by pitch.
Matt Fiedler 1-for-3 with one RBI and one walk.
Jonathan Rivera 1-for-4 with one two-out RBI and two strikeouts.
Levi MaVorhis entered in the sixth and pitched three innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, threw one wild pitch, and struck two out.  (g/f:2-5)

Rough Outing:
Yariel Gonzalez 0-for-4 with one strikeout and assisted in one double play.
Daniel Castano started and pitched five innings.  He allowed ten hits, six earned runs, one home run, hit one batter, threw two wild pitches, and struck six out for the losing decision (0-2).  (g/f:6-1)

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Video: Matt Adams Didn't Dwell Much On Last Game's Heroics

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Peoria @ South Bend Postponed For 7-23-16, Doubleheader Set For Monday

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The Peoria Chiefs game against the South Bend Cubs was rained out Saturday at Four Winds Field at Coveleski Stadium.
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48 Hits, Six Hours, Several Records, One Epic Tie For Peoria

It was like baseball turned Braveheart, a battle that seemed like it would never end, and technically never actually did as the Peoria Chiefs endured an epic marathon with the West Michigan Whitecaps on Friday.

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Video: Jhonny Peralta Says His Thumb Is Doing Well

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Video: Mike Mayers Will Make MLB Debut Tomorrow For Cardinals

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Palm Beach Beat Tampa 10-7 In Completion Of 7-22-16 Game: Casey Turgeon Walks Twice, Homers, & Drives In Three Runs; Thomas Spitz Collects Three Singles & Two RBIs; Vaughn Bryan Doubles & Knocks In Two Runs

Individual Highlights:
Casey Turgeon 1-for-2 with one home run, three RBIs (two w/two-outs), two runs, two walks, one sac fly, one caught stealing,k and assisted in one double play.
Edmundo Sosa 2-for-5 with one two-out RBI, one run, two strikeouts, and assisted in one double play.
Casey Grayson 2-for-3 with one double, one run, two walks, one strikeout, and assisted in two double plays.
Thomas Spitz 3-for-3 with two two-out RBIs, one run, and two walks.
Orlando Olivera 1-for-4 with two RBIs, one run, one walk, one strikeout, and grounded into one double play.
Vaughn Bryan 1-for-5 with one double, two RBIs, two runs, one stolen base, and two strikeouts.
Michael Heesch entered in the second and pitched to two batters.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out.  (p-s:4-3)(g/f:0-1)(ir-s:2-0)
Robby Rowland entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out for the save (1).  (p-s:11-8)(g/f:2-0)

Rough Outing:
Junior Fernandez entered in the third and pitched three innings.  He allowed six hits, four earned runs, two walks, threw two wild pitches, struck one out, and assisted in one double play for the winning decision (1-2).  (p-s:56-30)(g/f:4-2)
Blake McKnight entered in the sixth and pitched three innings.  He allowed two hits, no runs, and struck one out for the hold (3).  (p-s:28-20)(g/f:5-2)(ir-s:2-1)

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Rich Hill To Throw Bullpen Session On Sunday

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State College Starting Lineup 7-23-16

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From Temporary Contract In Cape Cod League To Pro Deal, Matt Davis Enjoying Productive Summer

Matt Davis started this summer playing in the Cape Cod Baseball League on a temporary contract with the Brewster Whitecaps.

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Memphis Starting Lineup For Game One Of Doubleheader 7-23-16

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Cardinals Starting Lineup 7-23-16

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Mike Mayers Scheduled To Start 7-24-16 For The Cardinals

Ole Hotty Toddy Twitter

A day after it took Mike Mayers and his Triple-A teammates approximately 17 hours to complete their journey from El Paso to Memphis, the right-hander woke up to a phone call that added another unexpected detour to his itinerary.
St. Louis Official Site

The speculation about who will make a spot start for the Cardinals on Sunday came to an end before Saturday's game against the Dodgers, when Mike Mayers (pronounced Myers) appeared in the Cardinals' clubhouse.
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Johnson City Starting Lineup 7-23-16

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Braves Assign Michael McKenry To Triple-A Gwinnett

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Final Look At 2016 Cardinals Draft Spending

With the July 15 signing deadline for (non-senior) players taken by Major League Baseball clubs in the 2016 First-Year Player Draft almost a week in the rear-view mirror, this post is to summarize the final spending results against the pool allocation by the St. Louis Cardinals. This is, of course, based on the best information from sources such as Baseball America and MLB.com, as clubs do not announce signing amounts themselves.

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Pirates Placed Eric Fryer On The Paternity List

Pittsburgh Official Twitter

A-Advanced Palm Beach Placed Jacob Evans On The Seven-Day Disabled List & Activated Darren Seferina

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DSL: Braves Beat Cardinals 12-3: Leandro Cedeno Doubles & Drives In One Run; Brian Pirela Strikes Out Three Over Two Scoreless Innings; Enrique Perez Pitches One Scoreless Ining

Individual Highlights:
Jonathan Machado 1-for-4 with one double, one run, one walk, and one strikeout.
Wadye Ynfante 1-for-3 with one walk.
Carlos Soto 1-for-4 with one RBI, one run, one throwing error, and threw out one of three base runners.
Leandro Cedeno 1-for-4 with one double, one RBI, one run, and one strikeout.
Raffy Ozuna 1-for-3 with one two-out RBI, one walk, and one strikeout.
Brian Pirela entered in the fifth and pitched two innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck three out.  (g/f:2-0)
Enrique Perez entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and threw one wild pitch.  (g/f:1-0)

Rough Outing:
Hector Linares 0-for-4 with one strikeout.
Moises Castillo 0-for-4 with one strikeout.
Diomedes Del Rio 0-for-3 with one hit by pitch,
Esequeil Delgado 0-for-3 with one walk.
Winston Nicacio started and pitched four innings.  He allowed seven hits, five runs (four earned), three walks, threw one wild pitch, and struck two out for the losing decision (1-1).  (g/f:5-3)
Enmanuel Solano entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed two hits, four earned runs, one walk, hit two batters, and struck one out.  (g/f:1-1)
Estailin Tejada entered in the ninth and pitched to five batters.  He allowed two hits, three earned runs, one walk, and threw one wild pitch.  (g/f:1-1)
Wilman Madera entered in the ninth and pitched to two batters.  He allowed one hit and no runs.  (g/f:1-0)(ir-s:1-1)

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Rays Have Asked Rangers About Jurickson Profar & Ronald Guzman

Jon Morosi Twitter

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Prospect Watch: Top Five Pitchers In The Cardinals System

Pitching depth is returning to the St. Louis Cardinals minor league system.

KMOV

Single-A Peoria Placed Eliezer Alvarez On The Seven-Day Disabled List & Received Josh Swirchak From Short-Season Single-A State College

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Ozzie Smith Elected To Hall Of Fame Board Of Directors

Bob Nightengale Twitter

It’s a big honor for St. Louis’s “Wizard of Oz.”
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Carlos Beltran An Intriguing Name On Trade Market; Royals Interested In Clay Buchholz

Carlos Beltran remains one of the most intriguing hitters on the trade market, but one problem with Beltran is the compensation that is needed to obtain him. For one, he’s an upcoming free agent, and for another, he’s 39 years old.

Boston Globe

Jason Heyward Has Time To Prove His Worth

Chicago Cubs outfielder Jason Heyward has been a disappointment at the plate, but his defense has helped buoy him until the bat comes around, and there’s still plenty of time.

Cubbies Crib

Brendan Ryan Remembers His First Time Being Called Up

Wearing only a towel after a postgame shower in the Triple-A Memphis Redbirds' clubhouse, infielder Brendan Ryan walked into the manager's office, wondering what kind of news he would hear.

Salt Lake Tribune

Orioles & Blue Jays In On Melvin Upton Jr.

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Former Cardinals Playing In KBO 7-23-16: Scott McGregor Strikes Out Four & Allows Two Runs Over Six Innings For The Win



Scott McGregor (former Memphis-Nexen) started and pitched six innings.  He allowed ten hits, two earned runs, one home run, hit one batter, and struck four out for the winning decision (3-2).

Nexen beat SK 10-2

Pitching Has Been The Key To Cardinals' Run

Not long ago, dark clouds hovered over the Cardinals pitching staff, a group from which much was expected.

Post-Dispatch

Former Cardinals Playing In NPB 7-23-16: Hector Luna Singles & Hits A Three-Run Homer



Hector Luna (former St. Louis-Hiroshima) started at third base and batted fourth.  2-for-3 with one home run, three RBIs, two runs, and one hit by pitch.

Hiroshima beat Hanshin 7-0

Brandon Dickson (former St. Louis-Orix) started and pitched 6.1 innings.  He allowed five hits, five earned runs, three walks, and struck eight out for the losing decision (7-7).

Nippon Ham beat Orix 6-3

Carlos Gonzalez Is Not An Upgrade Over Matt Holliday: A Batted Ball Analysis

What Statcast data can tell us about the quality of each left-fielder's batted ball portfolio.

Viva El Birdos

Cardinals Will Need A Lot Of Innings From Mike Leake On Saturday

Even when you're tired, you know when you've hit it well.

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Indians Have Talked To Padres About Melvin Upton, Jr.

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Matt Adams Flips Bat & Screams Into Cardinals Dugout After Dramatic Walk-Off Home Run

Matt Adams' only hit in Friday's game put the finishing touch on a marathon that actually ended on Saturday morning.

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Tyler Lyons Saves Bullpen With Extra-Long Relief

The Cardinals were readying to hand Sunday's spot start to long reliever Tyler Lyons, though not yet prepared to commit to it ahead of the club's series opener against the Dodgers. Mike Matheny wanted to first see how Friday played out.

St. Louis Official Site

Greg Garcia Was Sure He Had Struck Out Looking, But He Was In For A Surprise

Marathon, extra-innings games can wear on the mind. As the seconds turn to minutes and the minutes turn to hours, things can get fuzzy as #WEIRDBASEBALL approaches.

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Video: Tyler Lyons "I Was Just Going To Go As Long As I Could"

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Video: Jedd Gyorko Breaks Down Game-Tying Homer In Ninth

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Video: Mike Matheny Says Cardinals Will Wait To Pick Starter For Sunday's Game

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Video: Matt Adams Finally Ends It In The 16th Innings

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Former Cardinals Playing In MLB 7-22-16: Carlos Beltran Singles Twice & Drives In One Run; Coco Crisp Singles & Knocks In One Run; John Axford Strikes Out Two Out Over Two Scoreless Innings



Peter Bourjos (former St. Louis-Philadelphia) started in right field and batted leadoff.  0-for-5 with one strikeout.

Philadelphia beat Pittsburgh 4-0

Brett Wallace (former Memphis-San Diego) started at first base and batted seventh.  1-for-1 with one run, one walk, and two hit by pitches.
Luis Perdomo (former Palm Beach-San Diego) started and pitched seven innings.  He allowed four hits, two earned runs, one home run, one walk, hit one batter, and struck three out for the winning decision (4-4).  1-for-2 with one sacrifice and one strikeout.  (p-s:100-65)(g/f:14-3)

San Diego beat Washington 5-3

Carlos Beltran (former St. Louis-New York-A) started in right field and batted third.  2-for-2 with one two-out RBI, two walks, one outfield assist, and assisted in one double play.

New York-A beat San Francisco 3-2

Steve Cishek (former St. Louis-Seattle) entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, one walk, and struck three out for the save (23).  (p-s:26-13)

Seattle beat Toronto 2-1

Kyle Barraclough (former Springfield-Miami) entered in the seventh and pitched 1.2 innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, one walk, and struck two out.  (p-s:24-13)(g/f:1-1)(ir-s:2-0)

New York-N beat Miami 5-3

Jason Heyward (former St. Louis-Chicago-N) started in right field and batted sixth.  0-for-4 at the plate.

Blaine Boyer (former St. Louis-Milwaukee) entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit and no runs.  (p-s:11-8)(g/f:1-1)

Chicago-N beat Milwaukee 5-2

Albert Pujols (fomrer St. Louis-Anaheim) started as designated hitter and batted fourth.  0-for-4 with one strikeout.

Colby Rasmus (former St. Louis-Houston) started in left field and batted sixth.  0-for-4 with two strikeouts.

Houston beat Anaheim 2-1

Daniel Descalso (former St. Louis-Colorado) entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted sixth.  0-for-1 with one strikeout.
Mark Reynolds (former St. Louis-Colorado) started at first base and batted seventh.  1-for-3 with one strikeout and assisted in one double play.
Jason Motte (former St. Louis-Colorado) entered in the eighth and pitched to two batters.  He allowed two hits, two earned runs, and one home run.  (p-s:11-8)

Colorado beat Atlanta 4-3

Coco Crisp (former New Haven-Oakland) started in left field and batted leadoff.  1-for-5 with one RBI and one walk.
John Axford (former St. Louis-Oakland) entered in the 12th and pitched two innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, one walk, and struck two out for the winning decision (4-3).  (p-s:30-18)(g/f:1-1)

Oakland beat Tampa Bay 1-0 in 13 innings

Cardinals Beat Dodgers 4-3 In 16 Innings: Jedd Gyorko Singles, Walks, & Hits A Solo Home Run; Matt Adams Walks & Hits A Solo Home Run; Tyler Lyons Strikes Out Two Over Four & Two-Thirds Scoreless Innings

Individual Highlights:
Aledmys Diaz 2-for-6 with one two-out RBI, one walk,one stolen base, and one strikeout.
Matt Adams 1-for-6 with one home run, one RBI, one run, one walk, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.
Jedd Gyorko 2-for-5 with one home run, one two-out RBI, one run, one walk, and one strikeout.
Randal Grichuk 1-for-1 at the plate.
Greg Garcia 1-for-2 with one double, one walk, and one hit by pitch.
Michael Wacha started and pitched six innings.  He allowed ten hits, two earned runs, one home run, one walk, and struck four out.  0-for-2 with two strikeouts.  (p-s:98-64)(g/f:7-3)
Kevin Siegrist entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and one walk.  (p-s:19-8)(g/f:1-1)
Jonathan Broxton entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck one out.  (p-s:13-8)(g/f:2-0)
Matthew Bowman entered in the tenth and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck two out.  (p-s:17-9)(g/f:0-1)
Tyler Lyons entered in the 11th and pitched 4.2 innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, one walk, and struck two out.  0-for-2 at the plate.  (p-s:53-36)(g/f:3-2)
Seth Maness entered in the 16th and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out for the win (1-2).  (p-s:6-6)(g/f:1-1)

Rough Outing:
Stephen Piscotty 0-for-7 with one strikeout.
Matt Holliday 0-for-7 with two strikeouts.
Jeremy Hazelbaker 0-for-1 with one strikeout.
Seung-Hwan Oh entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, one earned run, one home run, and struck two out.  (p-s:14-10)(g/f:0-1)

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