Sunday, April 30, 2017

Springfield Beat Arkansas 11-10: Bruce Caldwell Triples, Homers, & Drives In Two Runs; Jack Flaherty Strikes Out Four & Allows One Run Over Five Innings; Eliezer Alvarez Doubles & Knocks In Two Runs

Individual Highlights:
Oscar Mercado started in centerfield and batted leadoff.  1-for-3 with one run, one walk, one hit by pitch, and one caught stealing.
Nick Martini stated as designated hitter and batted second.  2-for-5 with one two-out RBI and one run.
Jose Adolis Garcia started in right field and batted third.  2-for-4 with one double, one RBI, one run, one walk, one stolen base, and one strikeout.
Bruce Caldwell started at third base and batted fourth.  2-for-3 with one triple, one home run, two RBIs (one w/two-outs), two runs, and one throwing error.
Jacob Wilson started at first base and batted fifth.  1-for-4 with one home run, one RBI, two runs, one hit by pitch, and two strikeouts.
Eliezer Alvarez started at second base and batted sixth.  1-for-4 with one double, two RBIs (one w/two-outs), one run, one sac fly, and two strikeouts.
Anthony Garcia started in left field and batted seventh.  1-for-4 with one two-out RBI, one run, one walk, and one strikeout.
Gabriel Lino started at catcher and batted eighth.  2-for-4 with one run, one walk, and allowed one stolen base.
Alex Mejia started at shortstop and batted ninth.  2-for-5 with two doubles, two two-out RBIs, one run, grounded into one double play, and one throwing error.
Jack Flaherty started and pitched five innings.  He allowed seven hits, one earned run, one walk, and struck four out.  (p-s:89-55)(g/f:3-5)
Tyler Bray entered in the seventh and pitched 2.1 innings.  He allowed two hits, no runs, two walks, and struck two out for the winning decision (1-0).  (p-s:37-22)(g/f:3-0)

Rough Outing:
Chandler Hawkins entered in the sixth and pitched to eight batters.  He allowed three hits, six runs (three earned), one walk, hit two batters, and struck one out.  (p-s:21-10)(g/f:1-0)
Trey Nielsen entered in the sixth and pitched one inning.  He allowed three hits, three runs (two earned), and one home run for the blown save (1).  (p-s:27-15)(g/f:3-1)(ir-s:3-3)

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Springfield Official Site Post Game

Memphis Beat Round Rock 11-7: Paul DeJong Hits Two Home Runs & Drives In Three Runs; Patrick Wisdom Singles, Doubles, Homers, & Knocks In Three Runs; Harrison Bader Collects One Single, One Home Run, & Two RBIs

Individual Highlights:
Todd Cunningham started in right field and batted leadoff.  1-for-3 with one run, two walks, and one strikeout.
Chad Huffman started in left field and batted second.  2-for-5 with one double and grounded into one double play.
Rangel Ravelo started at first base and batted third.  3-for-4 with one double, one RBI, three runs, and one walk.
Patrick Wisdom started at third base and batted fourth.  3-for-5 with one double, one home run, three RBIs, and two runs.
Harrison Bader started in centerfield and batted fifth.  2-for-5 with one home run, two RBIs, two runs, two strikeouts, and one outfield assist.
Paul DeJong started as designated hitter and batted sixth.  2-for-4 with two home runs, three RBIs, two runs, and one walk.
Wilfredo Tovar started at shortstop and batted seventh.  1-for-5 with one double and two two-out RBIs.
Breyvic Valera started at second base and batted ninth.  2-for-4 with one triple and one run.
John Brebbia entered in the sixth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck one out for the hold (1).  (p-s:20-14)(g/f:0-2)(ir-s:1-0)
Ryan Sherriff entered in the seventh and pitched to one batter.  He allowed no hits or runs for the hold (2).  (p-s:4-2)(g/f:1-0)(ir-s:1-0)
Josh Lucas entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed two hits and no runs.  (p-s:12-7)(g/f:2-1)

Rough Outing:
Alberto Rosario started at catcher and batted eighth.  0-for-4 with one strikeout and threw out one of two base runners.
Chris Ellis started and pitched 5.2 innings.  He allowed nine hits, four earned runs, one home run, two walks, hit one batter, and struck six out for the winning decision (1-3).  (p-s:100-61)(g/f:5-3)
Kevin Herget entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed three hits, three earned runs, one home run, and struck one out.  (p-s:17-14)(g/f:0-2)

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Memphis Official Site Post Game

Reds Beat Cardinals 5-4: Mike Leake Strikes Out Five & Allows One Run Over Six Innings; Matt Carpenter Doubles Twice & Drives In Three Runs; Jonathan Broxton Strikes Out One Over One Scoreless Innings

Individual Highlights:
Matt Carpenter started at first base and batted third.  2-for-3 with two doubles, three RBIs, one run, one walk, and one strikeout.
Jedd Gyorko started at third base and batted fourth.  2-for-4 with one double.
Mike Leake started and pitched six innings.  He allowed eight hits, one earned run, one walk, and struck five out.  1-for-2 with one run.  (p-s:102-71)(g/f:8-2)
Jonathan Broxton entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed two hits, no runs, and struck one out.  (p-s:13-8)(g/f:1-0)

Rough Outing:
Yadier Molina started at catcher and batted sixth.  0-for-4 with two strikeouts, grounded into one double play, one throwing error, and threw out one of two base runners.
Randal Grichuk started in left field and batted seventh.  0-for-3 with one walk and one strikeout.
Matthew Bowman entered in the seventh and pitched to five batters.  He allowed three hits, three earned runs, and struck one out for the hold (7).  (p-s:22-15)(g/f:1-0)
Brett Cecil entered in the seventh and pitched to two batters.  He allowed one hit and no runs for the blown save (2).  (p-s:6-4)(g/f:1-0)(ir-s:1-1)
Trevor Rosenthal entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed two hits, one earned run, two walks, and struck two out for the losing decision (0-1).  (p-s:32-17)

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St. Louis Official Site Post Game

Cardinals Starting Lineup 4-30-17

St. Louis Official Twitter

Blake Drake Was Reassigned From Double-A Springfield To A-Advanced Palm Beach

Derek Shore Twitter

Former Cardinals Playing In NPB 4-30-17: Carlos Peguero Strikes Out In Three Of Five At-Bats



Carlos Peguero (former Memphis-Rakuten) started in right field and batted second.  0-for-5 with three strikeouts.

Rakuten beat Nippon Ham 2-1

Somerset Signed Ronnie Shaban For 2017 Season

Somerset Official Twitter

Why Cardinals Traded Harry Walker For Ron Northey

Seeking a power bat for a lineup struggling to score, the Cardinals got the slugger they wanted but paid a hefty price, dealing a player who would win the National League batting title.

RetroSimba

Rocky Nelson's Inside The Glove Homer

Typically, when the ball is in a glove, the batter is not going to be going all that much further along the basepaths. On this day in 1949, St. Louis Cardinals rookie Rocky Nelson hit his first career home run in rather unusual fashion.

Call To The Pen

Former Cardinals Playing In KBO 4-30-17: Xavier Scruggs Collects Three Singles & Scores Three Runs



Xavier Scruggs (former St. Louis-NC) started at first base and batted fourth.  3-for-5 with three runs and one strikeout.

NC beat Kia 12-1

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Former Cardinals Playing In MLB 4-29-17: Allen Cordoba Hits A Three-Run Homer; Mark Reynolds Singles, Homers, & Drives In Three Runs; Albert Pujols Knocks In One Run



Matt Holliday (former St. Louis-New York-A) started as designated hitter and batted third.  0-for-4 with one strikeout.

New York-A beat Baltimore 12-4

Shane Peterson (former Springfield-Tampa Bay) entered late in the game in left field and batted leadoff.  0-for-1 at the plate.
Peter Bourjos (former St. Louis-Tampa Bay) started in left field and moved to right, batting ninth.  0-for-4 with two strikeouts and grounded into one double play.

Toronto beat Tampa Bay 4-1

Jason Heyward (former St. Louis-Chicago-N) started in right field and batted fifth.  1-for-4 with one walk and one strikeout.
Jon Jay (former St. Louis-Chicago-N) started in left field and batted ninth.  1-for-3 with one double, one run, one walk, grounded into one double play, and one outfield assist.
John Lackey (former St. Louis-Chicago-N) started and pitched six innings.  He allowed eight hits, four earned runs, two home runs, one walk, and struck four out for the winning decision (2-3).  (p-s:93-67)(g/f:9-1)

Chicago-N beat Boston 7-4

Marc Rzepczynski (former St. Louis-Seattle) entered in the eighth and pitched to one batter.  He allowed no hits or runs.  (p-s:6-3)(g/f:1-0)

Cleveland beat Seattle 4-3

Jaime Garcia (former St. Louis-Atlanta) started and pitched six innings.  He allowed three hits, two earned runs, five walks, hit one batter, threw one wild pitch, and struck three out for the winning decision (1-1).  0-for-3 with one strikeout.  (p-s:97-54)(g/f:7-3)

Atlanta beat Milwaukee 11-3

Carlos Beltran (former St. Louis-Houston) started in left field and batted fifth.  1-for-3 with one hit by pitch and one strikeout.

Oakland beat Houston 2-1

Albert Pujols (former St. Louis-Anaheim) started as designated hitter and batted fourth.  0-for-3 with one RBI, one sac fly, and one strikeout.

Texas beat Anaheim 6-3

Mark Reynolds (former St. Louis-Colorado) started at first base and batted fifth.  2-for-5 with one home run, three RBIs (two w/two-outs), one run, one strikeout, grounded into one double play, and assisted in one double play.

Jeremy Hazelbaker (former St. Louis-Arizona) entered late in the game in left field.
David Peralta (former Johnson City-Arizona) entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted ninth.  1-for-1 at the plate.

Colorado beat Arizona 7-6

Allen Cordoba (former Johnson City-San Diego) entered late in the game in left field and batted ninth.  1-for-2 with one home run, three two-out RBIs, two runs, and one strikeout.

San Diego beat San Francisco 12-4

Mark Reynolds Wrap

Mark Reynolds homered in the sixth and delivered a two-run single to tie the game in the ninth, and D-backs closer Fernando Rodney uncorked a wild pitch that allowed the Rockies to score the go-ahead run in a 7-6 victory Saturday night at Chase Field.

Colorado Official Site

Former Cardinals Playing In The Mexican League 4-29-17: Daric Barton Walks Twice, Drives In One Run, & Scores Two Runs; Rainel Rosario Singles Twice & Walks Twice; Richy Pedroza Singles, Walks, & Scores Two Runs



Iker Franco (former Springfield-Quintana Roo) started at catcher and batted seventh.  0-for-1 with one run and one walk.

Oaxaca beat Quintana Roo 8-3

Rainel Rosario (former Springfield-Saltillo) started in right field and batted third.  2-for-3 with two walks.

Richy Pedroza (former Peoria-Aguascalientes) started at shortstop and batted second.  1-for-5 with two runs, one walk, one strikeout, grounded into one double play, and assisted in two double plays.

Aguascalientes beat Saltillo 15-4

Francisco Rivera (former Palm Beach-Campeche) entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted eighth.  0-for-1 at the plate.

Puebla beat Campeche 4-2

Daric Barton (former Peoria-Monclova) started at first base and batted third.  0-for-2 with one RBI, two runs, two walks, one sac fly, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.

Monterrey beat Monclova 13-5

Mike Matheny Likely To Stick With Lineup

Saturday would have been a red-letter day for Cardinals fans who go apoplectic about manager Mike Matheny’s many lineups. For the first time this season, Matheny was going to use the same eight-man batting order that he had used in the preceding game.

Post-Dispatch

Former Cardinals Playing In The Puerto Rican Double-A League 4-29-17: Ivan Maldonado Strikes Out Eight & Allows Two Runs Over Eight Innings For the Win



Ivan Maldonado (former MiLB tryout-Coamo) started and pitched eight innings.  He allowed seven hits, two runs (one earned), two walks, and struck eight out for the winning decision.

Coamo beat Salinas 4-2

Magneuris Sierra Continues To Improve On Defense; Luke Weaver On The Mend; Sandy Alcantara Is Adjusting

At the major league level, the Cardinals have struggled on defense to open the 2017 season. Through their first 22 games, the Cardinals have committed 21 errors, good for the worst mark in the MLB.

Post-Dispatch

Yulieski Gourriel Using Whole Field During Hot Stretch

First baseman Yuli Gurriel began 2017 hitting just .125 through April 10. But in 14 games since, he's batting a Major League-best .442 with five doubles, two home runs, seven RBIs and a 1.117 OPS.

Houston Official Site

Hitters Take To The Air As Defenses Neutralize Ground Game

This past winter, as he readied for his first true crack at an opening day roster, Cardinals rookie Jose Martinez and friend Martin Prado, a Miami infielder, tried to solve what part of their swings kept them from taking flight. Prado was one of the league leaders in hitting into double plays, and Martinez felt his pinch-hit groundballs stifled or ended rallies.

Post-Dispatch

Jason Heyward Reworks Swing, Sees Production At Plate; Eric Thames Passes The Test; Where Have The Switch Hitters Gone?

One of the many adages in sports, but one of the most meaningful, is that your highest-paid player should be your best player.

Post-Dispatch

Cardinals Surpass Mark For Rainouts In April; Trevor Rosenthal's Heat; Jose Adolis Garcia's Strong Start

At some point, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said, there will be a comeuppance for this record amount of rainouts at Busch Stadium.

Post-Dispatch

Albert Pujols Drives In Run, But Angels Fall Short

Carlos Gomez hit for the cycle for the second time in his career and led the Rangers to a 6-3 victory over the Angels on Saturday night. It's the third time a player has hit for the cycle in the Major Leagues this season, as Gomez joins Wil Myers of the Padres and Trea Turner of the Nationals.

Anaheim Official Site

Matt Carpenter Hits Grand Slam 30 Years After Tommy Herr's Memorable Walk-Off

No one saw it coming, not the meteorologists or the Metropolitans.

Hochman

Albert Pujols Mocks Chi Chi Gonzalez After Beef

Albert Pujols mocked Texas Rangers pitcher Chi Chi Gonzalez after the Angels' 6-3 loss in Arlington on Saturday.

Yardbarker

Matt Kemp Slugs Three Home Runs

A little more than a week after saying he hoped to still be hot when the top of the lineup got on track, Freddie Freeman fed off Ender Inciarte's spark and watched Matt Kemp produce the first three-homer game of his career as the suddenly potent Braves offense stole the show during Saturday night's 11-3 win over the Brewers at Miller Park

Atlanta Official Site

Memphis Beat Round Rock 3-1 In 5 Innings: Arturo Reyes Strikes Out Seven & Allows One Run Over Five Innings For The Win; Patrick Wisdom Singles & Drives In One Run; Todd Cunningham Walks Twice

Individual Highlights:
Tommy Pham started in centerfield and batted leadoff.  0-for-3 with one run and one strikeout.
Todd Cunningham started in left field and batted second.  One run and two walks.
Luke Voit started at first base and batted third.  0-for-1 with one walk.
Patrick Wisdom started at third base and batted fifth.  1-for-2 with one two-out RBI.
Harrison Bader started in right field and batted sixth.  0-for-1 with one hit by pitch.
Breyvic Valera started at second base and batted ninth.  0-for-1 with one run and one walk.
Arturo Reyes started and pitched five innings.  He allowed two hits, one earned run, one home run, one walk, hit one batter, and struck seven out for the winning decision (2-0).  (p-s:79-54)(g/f:5-2)

Rough Outing:
Rest Of The Team

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Memphis Official Site Post Game

Yovani Gallardo Dominates After Difficult First Inning

Before he made his first pitch of the game, Yovani Gallardo was handed a 3-0 lead. Nelson Cruz and Kyle Seager hit back-to-back home runs in the top half of the first inning off Indians starter Danny Salazar to give the Mariners right-hander an early cushion to work with.

Seattle Official Site

Colby Rasmus Scheduled To Re-Start Rehab Assignment On Sunday With Double-A Montgomery

Marc Topkin Twitter

Carlos Gomez's Cycle Backs Hard-Working Yu Darvish

Carlos Gomez hit for the cycle for the second time in his career and led the Rangers to a 6-3 victory over the Angels on Saturday night. It's the third time a player has hit for the cycle in the Major Leagues this season, as Gomez joins Wil Myers of the Padres and Trea Turner of the Nationals.

Texas Official Site

Giants Released Ricky Romero

Steve Simmons Twitter

Rich Hill Set For Rehab Start After Blister Holds In Three-Inning Simulated Game

Rich Hill, on the 10-day disabled list for the second time this month because of a blister on the middle finger of his pitching hand, threw a three-inning, 48-pitch simulated game Saturday.

LA Times

Former Cardinals Draft Selections Playing In College 4-29-17: Joe Gillette Walks Twice & Hits A Solo Home Run In Doubleheader; Matt Vierling Singles, Triples, & Drives In One Run; Jackson Lamb Pitched One Scoreless Inning ForThe Save



Joe Gillette (former 2014 draft selection-Menlo) started at third base and batted third.  1-for-4 with one home run, one RBI, two runs, one walk, and three strikeout.

Westmount beat Menlo 13-4 in game one of doubleheader

Joe Gillette (former 2014 draft selection-Menlo) started at third base and batted second.  0-for-3 with one walk and one strikeout.

Westmount beat Menlo 9-6 in game two of doubleheader

Cadyn Grenier (former 2015 draft selection-Oregon St) started at shortstop and batted eighth.  1-for-3 with two strikeouts and committed one error.

USC beat Oregon St 7-5 in 10 innings

Jackson Lamb (former 2016 draft selection-Michigan) entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and one walk for the save (9).  (p-s:14-6)

Michigan beat Rutgers 6-3

Justin Bellinger (former 2014 draft selection-Duke) entered late in the game at first base.

Matt Vierling (former 2015 draft selection-Notre Dame) started in centerfield and batted fourth.  2-for-4 with one triple and one RBI.

Notre Dame beat Duke 3-2

Palm Beach Beat Jupiter 4-2: Dailyn Martinez Strikes Out Two Over Two Hitless/Scoreless Innings For The Hold; Magneuris Sierra Drives In One Run; Ryan Helsley Strikes Out Seven & Allows Two Runs Over Six Innings For The Win

Individual Highlights:
Magneuris Sierra started in centerfield and batted leadoff.  0-for-4 with one RBI.
Casey Turgeon started in left field and batted third.  1-for-3 with one walk and two strikeouts.
Danny Diekroeger started as designated hitter and batted fifth.  2-for-3 with two runs, one walk, and grounded into one double play.
Jeremy Martinez started at catcher and batted sixth.  2-for-4 with one run and assisted in one double play.
Luke Dykstra started at second base and batted eighth.  1-for-4 with one double, one run, grounded into one double play, and assisted in one double play.
Ryan Helsley started and pitched six innings.  He allowed four hits, two earned runs, three walks, and struck seven out for the winning decision (1-1).  (p-s:91-50)(g/f:3-3)
Dailyn Martinez entered in the seventh and pitched two innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck two out for the hold (2).  (p-s:22-15)(g/f:2-1)
Landon Beck entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck one out for the save (6).  (p-s:13-9)(g/f:0-1)

Rough Outing:
Randy Arozarena started in right field and batted second.  0-for-4 at the plate.
Chris Chinea started at first base and batted fourth.  0-for-4 with one strikeout and assisted in one double play.
Leobaldo Pina started at third base and batted ninth.  0-for-2 with one sacrifice.

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Jupiter Official Site Post Game

New York Giants Signed Calvin Munson As An Undrafted Free Agent

GiantInsider Twitter

Adam Eaton Expected To Miss Remainder Of 2017 Season

Ken Rosenthal Twitter

Orioles Optioned Jayson Aquino To Triple-A Norfolk

Baltimore Official Twitter

Justin Smoak's Big Day Emblematic Of Hot Start

There were plenty of questions and concerns surrounding Justin Smoak at the start of the season, but he is answering them better than almost anybody expected.

Toronto Official Site

Four Reasons Why The Cardinals Have Bounced Back

As the St. Louis Cardinals get their third day off of the young season due to increment weather, it's a good time to take a minute and look back at the way this team has managed to pull a hopeless season together.

KSDK

Memphis Starting Lineup 4-29-17

Memphis Official Twitter

Should Kolten Wong Be Moved Up In The Lineup?

Heading into the final weekend of the April, the St. Louis Cardinals’ Kolten Wong is riding a hot streak that has solidified himself as the team’s regular second baseman during the season’s first month.

Redbird Rants

Shelby Miller Will Have Tommy John Surgery

Barry Bloom Twitter

D-backs right-hander Shelby Miller has opted to have Tommy John surgery on his ailing right elbow, he announced in the D-backs clubhouse hours prior to Saturday's game against the Rockies at Chase Field.
Arizona Official Site

Ubaldo Jimenez Struggles

The Yankees belted four more long balls and became the proud owners of the best record in the Majors on Saturday. Brett Gardner went deep twice, Austin Romine collected a career-high five RBIs and Aaron Judge slammed his American League-leading 10th blast, powering a 12-4 victory over the Orioles.

Baltimore Official Site

After Rainout, Mike Leake Eyes First Win Vs. Reds

Mike Leake has enjoyed some success against his former team, the Reds, but the Cardinals right-hander has yet to earn a win against them. In fact, the Cardinals have lost all five of Leake's starts against Cincinnati.
St. Louis Official Site

Eugenio Suarez and the Cincinnati Reds found out the hard way Friday night that you never take anything for granted on the bases against St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina.
Fox Sports Midwest

Pirates Placed David Freese On The Ten-Day Disabled List

Pittsburgh Official Twitter

The Pirates on Saturday placed third baseman David Freese on the 10-day disabled list with a right hamstring strain and selected the contract of outfielder Danny Ortiz from Triple-A Indianapolis. Freese's DL stint is retroactive to Wednesday.
Pittsburgh Official Site

David Price Faces Hitters For First Time In Two Months

David Price took the next necessary step in his return from a left elbow strain, facing hitters for the first time since Feb. 28.

Boston Official Site

Arkansas @ Springfield Postponed For Saturday; Doubleheader Set For June 14, 2017

Saturday's game between the Springfield Cardinals and the Arkansas Travelers at Hammons Field has been postponed due to inclement weather conditions.

Springfield Official Site

Cedar Rapids @ Peoria Postponed For Saturday; Doubleheader Set For 4-30-17

The Peoria Chiefs and Cedar Rapids game scheduled for Saturday at Dozer Park has been postponed due to heavy rain. The teams will attempt to play a double header on Sunday at Noon with both games scheduled for seven innings. The starting pitchers for both games will be announced later.

Peoria Official Site

James Shields Says He's Fine After Throwing Session

James Shields felt good after throwing for the first time Saturday since being placed on the disabled list retroactive to April 18 with a strained right lat.

Chicago-A Official Site

David Peralta Not To Be Overlooked This Season

In the dugout before every game, Diamondbacks right fielder David Peralta points to manager Torey Lovullo and asks if he is ready for the pregame handshake. Then Lovullo asks Peralta the same question.

FanRags

Joe Girardi: Good To Get Matt Holliday's Bat Going

The third walk-off homer of Matt Holliday's career stamped an exclamation point on the Yankees' crazy 14-11 victory over the Orioles on Friday evening, and the designated hitter may be giving his team cause for celebration in more ways than one.

New York-A Official Site

Jhonny Peralta Could Be Heading For Rehab Assignment Soon

Jenifer Langosch Twitter

Having regained strength after weaning himself off medication that was causing adverse side effects, Jhonny Peralta expects to report to the Cardinals' complex in Florida next week to return to the field in rehab games. That could position him to be activated from the disabled list when the Cardinals are in Miami for a series from May 8-10.
St. Louis Official Site

The sudden haze that swallowed the production and pep Jhonny Peralta had throughout spring training and left him, at best, lethargic in the field concerned manager Mike Matheny.
Post-Dispatch

Cardinals & Reds Game Today Postponed Due To Weather

The St. Louis Cardinals announced that their game against the Cincinnati Reds scheduled for 1:15 p.m. today has been postponed due to severe weather.
St. Louis Official Site

Saturday’s Cardinals-Cincinnati Reds game has been postponed because of severe weather. No makeup date has been set although a club official said there would not be a doubleheader played on Sunday with more bad weather forecast.
Cardinal Beat

Saturday's Cardinals game against the Cincinnati Reds has been postponed due to weather.
KMOV

The St. Louis Cardinals have announced that today’s 1:15pm game against the Cincinnati Reds has been postponed due to severe weather.
STL Baseball Weekly

Starlin Castro Is Hitting Like A Superstar

Nobody’s been able to stop ... Starlin Castro? A look at what the formerly light-hitting shortstop has done this season.

Beyond The Boxscore

Video: Bill DeWitt Talks International Players

St. Louis Official Twitter

Nationals Placed Adam Eaton On The Ten-Day Disabled List

Federal Baseball Twitter

Former Cardinals Playing In NPB 4-29-17: Raul Valdes Strikes Out Five & Allows Three Runs Over Seven Innings



Raul Valdes (former St. Louis-Chunichi) started and pitched seven innings.  He allowed six hits, three earned runs, one home run, two walks, and struck five out.  0-for-1 with one sacrifice.  (p-s:122-73)

Chunichi beat Hanshin 6-3

Carlos Peguero (former Memphis-Rakuten) started in right field and batted second.  0-for-4 with one walk and two strikeouts.

Nippon Ham beat Rakuten 3-2

It Is Time To Demote Kevin Siegrist

Very bad signs were present in 2016, and 2017 has been the worst case scenario.

Viva El Birdos

Former Cardinals Playing In KBO 4-29-17: Zach Petrick Strikes Out Five & Allows One Run over Six Innings For The Win



Xavier Scruggs (former St. Louis-NC) started at first base and batted fourth.  0-for-4 with one run, one walk, and four strikeouts.

NC beat Kia 8-6 in 12 innings

Zach Petrick (former Memphis-Samsung) started and pitched six innings.  He allowed four hits, one earned run, four walks, hit one batter, and struck five out for the winning decision.

Samsung beat SK 12-5

Kenta Maeda Gains 'Huge Boost' From Stellar Start

He knew the numbers, everybody did. He knew exactly what it could mean if he did not turn things around.

Los Angeles Official Site

Former Cardinals Playing In MLB 4-28-17: Matt Holliday Singles, Doubles, Walks, & Hits A Three-Run Homer; Albert Pujols Hits A Three-Run Homer; Brandon Moss Hits A Solo Home Run



Jayson Aquino (former waiver claim-Baltimore) entered in the tenth and pitched to four batters.  He allowed one hit, three earned runs, one home run, two walks, and struck one out for the losing decision (1-1).  (p-s:17-8)

Matt Holliday (former St. Louis-New York-A) started as designated hitter and batted third.  3-for-5 with one double, one home run, three RBIs, three runs, one walk, and two strikeouts.

New York-A beat Baltimore 14-11 in 10 innings

Max Scherzer (former 2003 draft selection-Washington) started and pitched six innings.  He allowed nine hits, five earned runs, two home runs, one walk, and struck seven out for the losing decision (3-2).  0-for-2 with two strikeouts.  (p-s:97-66)(g/f:3-4)

New York-N beat Washington 7-5

Shane Peterson (former Springfield-Tampa Bay) started in left field and batted eighth.  1-for-4 with one strikeout.
Peter Bourjos (former St. Louis-Tampa Bay) entered late in the game in left field.

Tampa Bay beat Toronto 7-4

Kyle Barraclough (former Springfield-Miami) entered in the eighth and pitched to five batters.  He allowed one hit, one earned run, and two walks.  (p-s:21-10)(g/f:1-0)

Pittsburgh beat Miami 12-2

Jason Heyward (former St. Louis-Chicago-N) started in right field and batted seventh.  1-for-4 with three strikeouts.
Jon Jay (former St. Louis-Chicago-N) entered late in the game in left field and batted eighth.  1-for-1 at the plate.

Joe Kelly (former St. Louis-Boston) entered in the seventh and pitched to four batters.  He allowed two hits, one earned run, and struck one out for the hold (1).  (p-s:17-10)(g/f:0-1)(ir-s:1-1)

Boston beat Chicago-N 5-4

Albert Pujols (former St. Louis-Anaheim) started as designated hitter and batted fourth.  1-for-5 with one home run, three RBIs, one run, and two strikeouts.

Anaheim beat Texas 6-3

Carlos Beltran (former St. Louis-Houston) started as designated hitter and batted fifth.  1-for-5 with one two-out RBI, two runs, and grounded into one double play.
Luke Gregerson (former Springfield-Houston) entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed two hits, no runs, and struck two out for the hold (6).  (p-s:16-11)(g/f:0-1)

Houston beat Oakland 9-4

Matt Belisle (former St. Louis-Minnesota) entered in the eighth and pitched to three batters.  He allowed one hit and no runs for the hold (4).  (p-s:14-11)(g/f:2-0)

Brandon Moss (former St. Louis-Kansas City) started as designated hitter and batted eighth.  1-for-4 with one home run, one RBI, and one run.
Ian Kennedy (former 2003 draft selection-Kansas City) started and pitched 5.1 innings.  He allowed two hits, two earned runs, one home run, two walks, and struck six out.  (p-s:100-61)(g/f:5-2)

Minnesota beat Kansas City 6-4

Mark Reynolds (former St. Louis-Colorado) started at first base and batted fifth.  0-for-3 with one walk, two strikeouts, and assisted in one double play.
Adam Ottavino (former St. Louis-Colorado) entered in the seventh and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, one walk, committed one pickoff error, and struck one out for the hold (10).  (p-s:24-12)(g/f:1-1)

David Peralta (former Johnson City-Arizona) started in right field and batted sixth.  0-for-4 with one ground into double play.
Daniel Descalso (former St. Louis-Arizona) started at third base and batted eighth.  0-for-4 with three strikeouts.

Colorado beat Arizona 3-1

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

Los Angeles beat Philadelphia 5-3

Luis Perdomo (former Palm Beach-San Diego) started and pitched six innings.  He allowed six hits, three runs (one earned), hit one batter, threw one wild pitch, and struck five out.  0-for-2 with one strikeout.  (p-s:69-50)(g/f:9-1)

San Francisco beat San Diego 4-3

Yadier Molina Nabs Stunned Eugenio Suarez With Snap Toss

He has thrown out runners from his knees, paused for pushups during an at-bat and notched countless clutch hits. But after 14 seasons and 1,600 games behind the plate, Yadier Molina executed a new first to help the Cardinals to a 7-5 win over the Reds on Friday.

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Friday, April 28, 2017

Mark McGwire, Tim McCarver, Pepper Martin Makes Cardinals Hall Of Fame; Aledmys Diaz Uncomfortable At Plate; Trevor Rosenthal On Fire; Tyler Lyons Could Go Monday; Matt Adams At First, Matt Carpenter At Third

Mark McGwire, who accomplished much in a little time here and Tim McCarver, who handled the pitching staff for three Cardinals World Series teams in a five-season span in the 1960s and then returned to play for the Cardinals in the next decade, too, were announced Friday as the fans’ online selections as new members of the Cardinals Hall of Fame.

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Video: Stephen Piscotty Talks About Yadier Molina & Jedd Gyorko's Pickoff Play

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Former Cardinals Playing In The Mexican League 4-28-17: Daric Barton Doubles & Hits A Solo Home Run; Richy Pedroza Walks Twice; Rainel Rosario Walks



Rainel Rosario (former Springfield-Saltillo) started in right field and batted third.  0-for-4 with one run and one walk.

Richy Pedroza (former Peoria-Aguascalientes) started at shortstop and batted ninth.  0-for-2 with two walks.

Saltillo beat Aguascalientes 9-1

Daric Barton (former Peoria-Monclova) started at first base and batted fourth.  2-for-4 with one double, one home run, one RBI, two runs, and assisted in one double play.

Monclova beat Monterrey 4-3

Ramon Delgado (former Memphis-Puebla) started and pitched three innings.  He allowed seven hits, four earned runs, one walk, hit one batter, and struck one out.  (p-s:56-36)(g/f:2-3)

Puebla beat Campeche 10-4

Former Cardinals Playing In Puerto Rican Double-A League 4-28-17: Luis Montanez Singles Twice



Luis Montanez (former Memphis-Humacao) 2-for-5 at the plate.

Humacao beat Patillas 2-1 in 14 innings

Video: Bryan Price Discusses Yadier Molina's Incredible Heads-Up Play

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Former Cardinals Draft Selections Playing In College 4-28-17: Matt Vierling Singles, Doubles, Homers, & Drives In Two Runs; Cade Cabbiness Hits Two-Run Homer In Doubleheader; Joe Gillette Singles Twice, Walks Twice, Homers, & Knocks In Two Runs



Aaron Bond (former 2016 draft selection-San Jacinto) started in left field and batted fourth.  1-for-3 with one walk.

San Jacinto beat Galveston 1-0 in game one of doubleheader (4/22/17)

Aaron Bond (former 2016 draft selection-San Jacinto) started in left field and batted fourth.  3-for-5 with one RBI and one stolen base.

Galveston beat San Jacinto 9-6 in 10 innings in game two of doubleheader (4/22/17)

Cade Cabbiness (former 2016 draft selection-Oklahoma St) started in right field and batted seventh.  1-for-4 with one home run, two RBIs, one run, and two strikeouts.

Texas beat Oklahoma St 5-4 in game one of doubleheader

Cade Cabbiness (former 2016 draft selection-Oklahoma St) started in right field and batted fifth.  0-for-4 with three strikeouts.

Texas beat Oklahoma St 7-0 in game two of doubleheader

Joe Gillette (former 2014 draft selection-Menlo) started at third base and batted second.  3-for-4 with one home run, two RBIs, one run, and one strikeout.

Westmount beat Menlo 9-2 in game one of doubleheader

Joe Gillette (former 2014 draft selection-Menlo) started at third base and batted third.  0-for-2 with two walks and one stolen base.

Menlo beat Westmount 4-1 in game two of doubleheader

Cadyn Grenier (former 2015 draft selection-Oregon St) started at shortstop and batted eighth.  1-for-3 with one RBI, one walk, and one strikeout.

Oregon St beat USC 3-1

Ryan Merrill (former 2015 draft selection-Texas Christian) started at shortstop and batted eighth.  1-for-3 with one RBI, one sac fly, and two strikeouts.

Texas Christian beat Texas Tech 4-1

Josh Rolette (former 2015 draft selection-Kansas St) started at catcher and batted seventh.  0-for-2 with one run and two walks.

Kansas St beat Abilene Christian 6-5 in game one of doubleheader

Matt Vierling (former 2015 draft selection-Notre Dame) started in centerfield and batted fourth.  3-for-4 with one double, one home run, two RBIs, and two runs.

Notre Dame beat Duke 5-4

Video: Lance Lynn "I Don't Like Being A Six-Inning Pitcher"

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Video: Mike Matheny Postgame Press Conference 4-28-17

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Peoria Video: Steven Farinaro Postgame Interview 4-28-17

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Albert Pujols Moves Up RBI List With HR In Angels' Victory

Albert Pujols hit a go-ahead three-run homer in the eighth inning to lift the Angels to a 6-3 victory over the Rangers at Globe Life Park on Friday night. The Angels have now won five straight, while the Rangers have lost three of four.

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Springfield Beat Arkansas 8-7 In 10 Innings: Oscar Mercado Singles, Walks, & Hits A Grand Slam; Bruce Caldwell Singles, Homers, & Drives In Two Runs; Eliezer Alvarez Singles, Doubles, & Hits A Solo Home Run

Individual Highlights:
Oscar Mercado started in left field and batted leadoff.  2-for-4 with one home run, four two-out RBIs, two runs, one walk, and one stolen base.
Jose Adolis Garcia started in centerfield and batted third.  1-for-4 with one two-out RBI, one walk, and one caught stealing.
Bruce Caldwell started as designated hitter and batted fourth.  2-for-5 with one home run, two RBIs (one w/two-outs), one run and two strikeouts.
Jacob Wilson started at third base and batted fifth.  2-for-4 with one run, one strikeout, and one throwing error.
Eliezer Alvarez started at second base and batted sixth.  3-for-4 with one double, one home run, one RBI, two runs, and one strikeout.
Matt Pearce started and pitched six innings.  He allowed four hits, two earned runs, one walk, and struck three out.  (p-s:90-62)(g/f:7-4)

Rough Outing:
Nick Martini started in right field and batted second.  0-for-5 with one strikeout and grounded into one double play.
Alex Mejia started at shortstop and batted seventh.  0-for-3 with one sacrifice.
Ross Vance entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, one walk, one balk, and threw one wild pitch.  (p-s:21-11)(g/f:1-2)(ir-s:1-1)
Corey Baker entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed two hits, four runs (three earned), one walk, committed one fielding error, and struck two out.  (p-s:28-19)(g/f:1-1)(ir-s:1-0)
Pedro Echemendia entered in the ninth and pitched two innings.  He allowed two hits, one unearned run, threw one wild pitch, and struck three out for the blown save (1) and winning decision (1-0).  (p-s:34-19)(g/f:1-2)(ir-s:2-2)

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Cardinals Beat Reds 7-5: Lance Lynn Strikes Out Five & Allows One Run Over Six Innings For The Win; Dexter Fowler Singles, Walks, & Hits A Two-Run Homer; Jedd Gyorko Singles & Hits A Solo Home Run

Individual Highlights:
Dexter Fowler started in centerfield and batted leadoff.  2-for-4 with one home run, two RBIs, one run, one walk, and one strikeout.
Jedd Gyorko started at third base and batted fourth.  2-for-4 with one home run, one RBI, two runs, and one strikeout.
Stephen Piscotty started in right field and batted fifth. 2-for-3 with one double, one run, one walk, and one caught stealing.
Yadier Molina started at catcher and batted sixth.  1-for-3 with one RBI, one run, one sac fly, and picked off one base runner.
Randal Grichuk started in left field and batted seventh.  1-for-4 with one RBI, one run, and one strikeout.
Kolten Wong started at second base and batted eighth.  1-for-2 with one double, one RBI, one run, and two walks.
Matt Adams entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted ninth.  One RBI and one sac fly.
Lance Lynn started and pitched six innings.  He allowed six hits, one earned run, one home run, two walks, and struck five out for the winning decision (3-1).  1-for-2 with one strikeout.  (p-s:101-62)(g/f:7-3)
Brett Cecil entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out.  (p-s:9-6)(g/f:1-1)
Seung-Hwan Oh entered in the eighth and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out for the save (6).  (p-s:10-9)(g/f:1-0)(ir-s:2-0)

Rough Outing:
Matt Carpenter started at first base and batted third.  0-for-4 with one ground into double play.
Miguel Socolovich entered in the eighth and pitched to six batters.  He allowed three hits, four earned runs, one home run, and one walk.  (p-s:24-13)
Kevin Siegrist entered in the eighth and pitched to two batters.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and one walk.  (p-s:16-9)(ir-s:2-2)

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Memphis Beat Round Rock 9-1: Todd Cunningham Singles Twice, Doubles, Walks, & Drives In Four Runs; Daniel Poncedeleon Strikes Out Three & Allows One Run Over Six Innings For The Win; Luke Voit Singles & Hits A Solo & Two-Run Homer

Individual Highlights:
Tommy Pham started in cneterfield and batted leadoff.  1-for-4 with one RBI, one run, one walk, and was picked off.
Todd Cunningham started in right field and batted second.  3-for-4 with one double, four RBIs (one w/two-outs), one run, and one walk.
Luke Voit started at first base and batted third.  3-for-5 with two home runs, three two-out RBIs, two runs, and assisted in one double play.
Carson Kelly started at catcher and batted fourth.  2-for-5 with one home run, one two-out RBI, one run, and two strikeouts.
Paul DeJong started at shortstop and batted seventh.  3-for-4 with two doubles, one run, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.
Wilfredo Tovar started at second base and batted eighth.  2-for-4 with one double, two runs, and assisted in one double play.
Breyvic Valera started as designated hitter and batted ninth.  2-for-4 with one double, one run, one strikeout, and one caught stealing.
Daniel Poncedeleon started and pitched six innings.  He allowed five hits, one earned run, two walks, and struck three out for the winning decision (2-0).  (p-s:99-63)(g/f:7-4)
Mark Montgomery entered in the seventh and pitched two innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, one walk, and struck three out.  (p-s:25-17)(g/f:1-1)
Sam Tuivailala entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed two hits and no runs.  (p-s:14-9)(g/f:2-0)

Rough Outing:
Patrick Wisdom started at third base and batted fifth.  0-for-4 with one walk, one strikeout, and grounded into one double play.

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Peoria Beat Cedar Rapids 5-2: Steven Farinaro Strikes Out Five & Allows One Run Over Seven Innings For The Win; Andy Young Singles, Walks, & Hits A Three-Run Homer; Tommy Edman Singles, Doubles, Walks, & Drives In Two Runs

Individual Highlights:
Tommy Edman started at shortstop and batted leadoff.  2-for-4 with two doubles, two two-out RBIs, one run, one walk, and assisted in two double plays.
Andy Young started at second base and batted second.  2-for-4 with one home run, three RBIs, one run, one walk, two strikeouts, and assisted in one double play.
Ryan McCarvel started at catcher and batted fifth.  2-for-4 with one run.
Danny Hudzina started at third base and bated sixth.  0-for-2 with one run, two walks, and one strikeout.
Dylan Carlson started in right field and batted ninth.  1-for-2 with one run, two walks, and one strikeout.
Steven Farinaro started and pitched seven innings.  He allowed five hits, one earned run, three walks, and struck five out for the winning decision (1-1).  (p-s:83-56)(g/f:6-5)
Eric Carter entered in the eighth and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck one out for the save (2).  (p-s:7-7)(g/f:2-0)(ir-s:3-0)

Rough Outing:
Shane Billings started in centerfield and batted seventh.  0-for-4 at the plate.
Matt Davis started in left field and batted eighth.  0-for-3 with one walk and one strikeout.
Spencer Trayner entered in the eighth and pitched to six batters.  He allowed three hits, one earned run, and one walk.  (p-s:9-5)(g/f:0-2)

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Greg Amsinger On If The The Cardinals Will Stay In Contention If Defense Continues To Struggle

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Jenifer Langosch Says The Carlos Martinez & Adam Wainwright Turnarounds Are Very Significant At This Point

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Jupiter Beat Palm Beach 4-1: Austin Sexton Strikes Out Two & Holds Two Inherited Runners On Base Over Three Scoreless Innings; Casey Turgeon Singles Twice & Drives In One RUn; Danny Diekroeger Singles & Doubles

Individual Highlights:
Casey Turgeon started in left field and bated third.  2-for-4 with one two-out RBI.
Darren Seferina started at third base and bated fifth.  1-for-4 with one double and two strikeouts.
Danny Diekroeger started at first base and bated ninth.  2-for-3 with one double.
Austin Sexton entered in the sixth and pitched three innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, hit two batters, and struck two out.  (p-s:40-28)(g/f:3-4)(ir-s:2-0)

Rough Outing:
Randy Arozarena started in right field and batted second.  0-for-4 at the plate.
Jeremy Martinez started as designated hitter and batted fourth.  0-for-3 with one walk and one strikeout.
Luke Dykstra started at second base and batted eighth.  0-for-3 with one strikeout and grounded into one double play.
Derian Gonzalez started and pitched five innings.  He allowed eight hits, four earned runs, two walks, hit one batter, and struck six out for the losing decision (0-3).  (p-s:96-63)(g/f:6-2)

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Mike Matheny Champions Mark McGwire

Earlier tonight, the St. Louis Cardinals announced Pepper Martin, Tim McCarver, and Mark McGwire as their 2017 Hall of Fame inductees.

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Video: Michael Wacha With Jim Hayes

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Memphis Starting Lineup 4-28-17

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Mark McGwire, Tim McCarver, & Pepper Martin To Be Inducted In Cardinals Hall Of Fame

Call it the 3M class: Mark McGwire, Tim McCarver and Pepper Martin were revealed Friday as the 2017 induction class in the Cardinals Hall of Fame.
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One of the franchise's all-time great sluggers and two of its most accomplished World Series performers will be inducted into the Cardinals' Hall of Fame this year, the organization announced Friday.
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Video: Mike Matheny Talks About Matt Carpenter's Performance Under Pressure

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Video: Joe Buck On Tim McCarver

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Video: Bill DeWitt III & Dan McLaughlin On Pepper Martin

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Former Cardinals Playing In Nicaragua 4-28-17: Edgard Montiel Hits One Home Run



Fidencio Flores (former GCL-Leon) started and pitched 4.1 innings.  He allowed seven hits, seven earned runs, one home run, three walks, and struck three out for the losing decision (4-5).

Masaya beat Leon 10-0

Edgard Montiel (former DSL-Boer) hit one home run.

Boer beat Rio San Juan 6-5

Video: Bill DeWitt III & Dan McLaughlin On 2017 Cardinals Hall Of Fame

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Peoria Audio: Shane Billings Pregame Interview 4-28-17

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Cardinals Release Luis Cruz & Jesse Jenner Was Promoted From Short-Season Rookie-Level Johnson City To Double-A Springfield

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Rangel Ravelo Assigned To Triple-A Memphis & Anthony Garcia Reassigned From Memphis To Double-A Springfield

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Trevor Rosenthal Back-To-Back?

For the second time this season, the St. Louis Cardinals were able to utilize the combination of Seung Hwan Oh and Trevor Rosenthal to stagger the back-end of Thursday’s double-header.

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Cardinals Reassigned Sam Tuivailala To Triple-A Memphis

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Normal Signed Bobby Wheatley For 2017 Season

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Trevor Rosenthal Dominant In Familiar Territory

Thursday evening, St. Louis Cardinals reliever Trevor Rosenthal finished off a doubleheader sweep of the Toronto Blue Jays. The save was his second of the season.

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David Freese Too Swings But Still Feeling Hamstring Pull

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Cardinals Starting Lineup 4-28-17

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Peoria Starting Lineup 4-28-17

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Matthew Bowman & Derrick Goold On The Midday Grind 4-28-17

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Mariners Transfer Steve Cishek's Rehab Assignment From Double-A Arkansas To Triple-A Tacoma

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Mets Placed Yoenis Cespedes On The Ten-Day Disabled LIst

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Yankees Activated Didi Gregorious From The Disabled List & Designated Pete Kozma For An Assignment

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Bird Watching: Time To Flip The Switch On The Cardinals...

The Cardinals are a .500 baseball team. In all my years of watching St. Louis baseball, being a .500 team has never seemed so significant. Maybe there were some years in the 90s when mediocre was the norm, but franchise marketing aside, the Joe Torre years never carried the expectation of contention that the club has maintained since 2000. And the team never got off to a start as bad as they did this season.

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Kolten Wong: Playing More & Hitting Better

Let’s begin this session by pointing out Kolten Wong’s mistakes, because if I don’t do that, the haters will be screeching. Wong has become an easy target for fans and media that are frustrated by several years of organizational hype, build-up, and management’s decision to give the second baseman a $25.5 million contract before 2016.

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Padres Pushed Back Private Workout With Luis Robert To Tuesday

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Cardinals Offense Can Overshadow Some Flaws, But For How Long?

Five topics from columnist Ben Frederickson that St. Louis sports fans will be discussing:

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Rays Extend Colby Rasmus' Rehab Assignment

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2017 MLB Draft: Jordan Adell, OF, Ballard High School, Louisville, Kentucky

Ultra-toolsy outfielder looks to lock down spot in the first round, but where?

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Cardinals Getting By With Warmer Bats Despite Still Suspect Fielding & Baserunning

I never thought I’d be happy to see the St. Louis Cardinals at .500 as we near the end of the first month of baseball.

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Former Cardinals Playing In KBO 4-28-17: Xavier Scruggs Strikes Out Twice In Four At-Bats



Xavier Scruggs (former St. Louis-NC) started at first base and batted fourth.  0-for-4 with two strikeouts.

Kia beat NC 9-3

'Sparkplug' Kolten Wong Quietly Putting It All Together

Before the start of the 2017 season, a lot of the talk surrounding the Cardinals dealt with becoming more athletic. During spring training, it was hinted that such athleticism would start with second baseman Kolten Wong.

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Cardinals Look To Dexter Fowler To Fuel Offense Against Reds

In his two seasons with the Chicago Cubs, Dexter Fowler heard a familiar refrain from manager Joe Maddon.

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Could Cardinals Use A Tandem Closer System?

With Trevor Rosenthal looking dominant and Seung-Hwan Oh struggling a bit to start the season, could the Cardinals utilize a multi-closer approach?

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Trevor Rosenthal Hits 102 MPH, Continues To Chase MLB Velocity Crown; Matt Adams Spray; Adam Wainwright Wobbly, But Wins

Trevor Rosenthal’s fastball is on fire in 2017. The former closer, who in 2015 set the franchise single-season save record (48), is a man reborn.

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Sho Nakata Paid For Own Lodging & Transportation While On Rehab

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Former Cardinals Playing In The Mexican League 4-27-17: Rainel Rosario Doubles, Walks, & Drives In Two Runs; Daric Barton Singles & Hits A Solo Home Run; Tyler Herron Strikes Out Eight & Allows Two Runs over Five Innings For The Win



Rainel Rosario (former Springfield-Saltillo) started in right field and batted third.  1-for-5 with one double, two RBIs, one walk, and three strikeouts.

Saltillo beat Mexico 9-0

Angel Castro (former Memphis-Monterrey) started and pitched five innings.  He allowed six hits, five runs (three earned), one home run, one walk, hit one batter, threw two wild pitches, and struck two out for the winning decision (3-0).  (p-s:84-50)(g/f:10-1)

Monterrey beat Durango 12-8

Tyler Herron (former Springfield-Quintana Roo) started and pitched five innings.  He allowed six hits, two earned runs, one home run, one walk, and struck eight out for the winning decision (1-2).  (p-s:92-61)(g/f:6-1)

Quintana Roo beat Veracruz 11-2

Daric Barton (former Peoria-Monclova) started at first base and batted sixth.  2-for-4 with one home run, one RBI, one run, one strikeout, one fielding error, and assisted in one double play.

Laguna beat Monclova 9-6

Francisco Rivera (former Palm Beach-Campeche) started at first base and batted eighth.  1-for-1 with one two-out RBI and two walks.

Campeche beat Leon 4-3 in 12 innings

Richy Pedroza (former Peoria-Aguascalientes) started at shortstop and batted ninth.  0-for-2 with one hit by pitch, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.

Tijuana beat Aguascalientes 6-1

Series Preview: Reds @ Cardinals April 28-30, 2017

The Cardinals will host the Cincinnati Reds for the second time of the young season beginning Friday night. St. Louis dropped two of three when the Reds last visited Busch Stadium on April 7-9 in the first weekend of the season. Overall against the NL Central, the Cardinals are 8-5.

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Cardinals Carry Extra Reliever, Remain Cautious With Trevor Rosenthal; Tyler Lyons Appears, Could Start; Second Thoughts

Although a thin bench has been tested by two extra-inning games already this week and a doubleheader Thursday, the Cardinals are committed to an eight-man bullpen for the foreseeable future, officials said.

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Twin Drilling: Cardinals' Offense Jolted Awake

With issues in the field, on the bases and out of the bullpen monopolizing much of the attention through the Cardinals' first 20 games, the club's meek offense had flown somewhat under the radar.

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