Sunday, August 28, 2016

Series Preview: Cardinals @ Brewers August 29-31, 2016

Carlos Martinez, who will pitch Monday for the Cardinals, is 3-0 with an 0.64 earned run average in his last four starts at Miller Park. ... Adam Wainwright, Tuesday’s starter, has a 2.23 career earned run average against the Brewers and a 13-8 lifetime record. ... The Cardinals have won nine of the first 12 games with the Brewers this season, including four of six in Milwaukee. Over the last five seasons, the Cardinals are 29-12 at Miller Park.

Post-Dispatch

Jaime Garcia's Struggles Continue As Playoffs Loom

Maybe we’re worrying too much. Maybe the randomness of baseball’s playoffs is just what the Cardinals’ starting pitchers need — a small-sample-size tournament that has made even Clayton Kershaw kerplunk but allowed mound mortals to reign.

Hochman

Former Cardinals Playing In The Mexican League Playoffs 8-28-16: Daric Barton Singles, Walks Twice, & Scores Two Runs; Luis Garcia Singles & Walks



Daric Barton (former Peoria-Puebla) started at first base and batted fifth.  1-for-2 with two runs, two walks, and assisted in one double play.

Luis Garcia (former New Haven-Yucatan) started as designated hitter and batted fourth.  1-for-3 with one walk and one strikeout.

Puebla beat Yucatan 4-0

Alberto Rosario Gets Rare Start For Cardinals

On a day of limited offensive opportunities for the Cardinals, it was a rare breakthrough. For the only time in the game, the Cardinals got back-to-back hits, with two outs in the seventh. After Greg Garcia singled, backup catcher Alberto Rosario, making a rare appearance while Yadier Molina got a day off, doubled into the right-field corner. Garcia scored the run — just the second big-league RBI for Rosario on his seventh big-league hit — that got the Cardinals within one run of the Athletics at 5-4.

Post-Dispatch

Kolten Wong Working To Piece Together Swing; Alex Reyes Revisited; Rehab Roundup

As his playing time has evaporated this month, infielder Kolten Wong has busied himself with dissecting his and others' swings so that if and when he gets another opportunity he’ll be ready for it, even if he has to wait until 2017.

Post-Dispatch

Bluefield Beat Johnson City 9-5: Caleb Lopes Singles, Doubles, Walks, & Drives In One Run; Joshua Lopez Doubles, Walks Twice, & Knocks In Two Runs; Yeison Medina Strikes Out Two & Holds Two Inherited Runners On Base Over Two & A Third Scoreless Innings

Individual Highlights:
J.R. Davis 2-for-5 with one run and one fielding error.
Shane Billings 2-for-5 with two runs and one strikeout.
Matt Fiedler 2-for-5 at the plate.
Andrew Knizner 0-for-3 with one RBI, one run, two walks, and grounded into one double play.
Joshua Lopez 1-for-3 with one double, two two-out RBIs, one run, and two walks.
Caleb Lopes 2-for-4 with one double, two two-out RBIs, one walk, and one throwing error.
Yeison Medina entered in the fourth and pitched 2.1 innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, hit one batter, and struck two out.  (g/f:3-1)(ir-s:2-0)
Leland Tilley entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, one walk, and struck one out.  (g/f:1-0)

Rough Outing:
Stephen Zavala 0-for-4 with one strikeout and allowed three stolen bases.
Joey Hawkins 0-for-4 with one strikeout and one fielding error.
David Oca started and pitched 3.2 innings.  He allowed five hits, eight runs (one earned), six walks, threw one wild pitch, and struck two out for the losing decision (2-3).  (g/f:6-2)
Noel Gonzalez entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed three hits, one earned run, one walk, and struck two out.  (g/f:1-0)

Boxscore

Home Woes Remain Cardinals' Unsolved Mystery

What, on paper, seemed like an available opportunity for the Cardinals to cement their position in the National League Wild Card race by knocking around a skidding A's team instead finished as more of the same. It would be Oakland, not St. Louis, that swiped the series win with a 7-4 victory in Sunday's rubber game of a three-game Interleague set.

St. Louis Official Site

Jaime Garcia Stumbles Early & The Cardinals' Rotation Consternation Continues

Coming into the final game of the homestand, the Cardinals desperately needed innings from their starter. Jaime Garcia gave them seven, but only five were helpful.

KMOV

Matt Carpenter's Big Day Bodes Well For Cardinals

Matt Carpenter has now spent 23 days off the disabled list since returning from a strained oblique injury that sidelined him for most of July.

St. Louis Official Site

Burlington @ Peoria Postponed For 8-28-16, Doubleheader Set For Monday

Peoria Official Twitter

Peoria Official Twitter

Peoria Chiefs right-handed reliever Harley Holt threw the only pitches Sunday at Dozer Park.
Peoria Journal Star

State College Beat Auburn 7-0: Carson Cross Strikes Out Four Over Six Scoreless Innings For The Win; Max Almonte Strikes Out Four Over Three Scoreless Innings For The Save; Danny Hudzina Collects Two Doubles & Two RBIs

Individual Highlights:
Mick Fennell 2-for-5 with one double, two runs, and one strikeout.
Andy Young 3-for-5 with one triple, one RBI, two runs, and two strikeouts.
Yariel Gonzalez 1-for-4 with two RBIs, one walk, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.
Bladimil Franco 1-for-3 with one walk and one strikeout.
Danny Hudzina 2-for-4 with two doubles, two RBIs, and assisted in one double play.
Carson Cross started and pitched six innings.  He allowed four hits, no runs, two walks, and struck four out for the winning decision (5-5).  (p-s:79-58)(g/f:9-1)
Max Almonte entered in the seventh and pitched three innings.  He allowed two hits, no runs, and struck four out for the save (1).  (p-s:31-23)(g/f:2-2)

Rough Outing:
Riley Drongesen 0-for-4 with one strikeout, grounded into one double play, and allowed one stolen base.

Boxscore
State College Official Site Post Game
Centre Daily Times Post Game

Former Cardinals Playing In MLB 8-28-16: Luis Perdomo Strikes Out Three & Allows One Run Over Nine Inning Complete Game Win; Xavier Scruggs Singles, Doubles, Walks, & Drives In One Run; Kyle Barraclough Strikes Out All Three Batters Faced



Albert Pujols (former St. Louis-Anaheim) started as designated hitter and batted third.  2-for-4 with one run and grounded into one double play.

Anaheim beat Detroit 5-0

Peter Bourjos (former St. Louis-Philadelphia) entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted ninth.  One RBI and one hit by pitch.
Edubray Ramos (former VSL-Philadelphia) entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit and no runs.  (p-s:10-7)(g/f:1-1)

Philadelphia beat New York-N 5-1

Luis Perdomo (former Palm Beach-San Diego) started and pitched nine innings.  He allowed six hits, one earned run, three walks, threw one wild pitch, struck three out, and assisted in one double play for the winning decision (7-7).  0-for-3 with one sacrifice.  (p-s:99-65)(g/f:14-2)

Xavier Scruggs (former St. Louis-Miami) started at first base and batted seventh.  2-for-2 with one double, one two-out RBI, one walk, and assisted in one double play.
Kyle Barraclough (former Springfield-Miami) entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck three out.  (p-s:14-9)

San Diego beat Miami 3-1

Daniel Descalso (former St. Louis-Colorado) started at shortstop and batted seventh.  2-for-4 with two double, one run, and assisted in one double play.
Adam Ottavino (former St. Louis-Colorado) entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck two out for the save (2).  (p-s:11-7)(g/f:0-1)

Matt Belisle (former St. Louis-Washington) entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs.  (p-s:6-5)(g/f:1-0)

Colorado beat Washington 5-3

David Freese (former St. Louis-Pittsburgh) started at third base and batted sixth.  0-for-2 with one walk, one hit by pitch, and one strikeout.

Pittsburgh beat Milwaukee 3-1

Jason Heyward (former St. Louis-Chicago-N) started in right field and batted sixth.  2-for-4 at the plate.

Los Angeles beat Chicago-N 1-0

Nashville Beat Memphis 14-4: Michael Ohlman Homers & Drives In Two Runs; Jose Martinez & Efren Navarro Each Single & Knock In One Run; Dean Anna Singles Twice

Individual Highlights:
Dean Anna 2-for-4 with one run, one stolen base, and one throwing error.
Jose Martinez 1-for-4 with one RBI, one strikeout, and grounded into one double play.
Efren Navarro 1-for-4 with one two-out RBI.
Michael Ohlman 1-for-3 with one home run, two RBIs, one run, and one sac fly.

Rough Outing:
David Washington 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
Nick Martini 0-for-3 with one walk and one strikeout.
Patrick Wisdom 0-for-4, one fielding error, and one throwing error.
Matt Pearce started and pitched five innings.  He allowed five hits, six runs (three earned), one home run, two walks, and struck two out for the losing decision (0-1).  (p-s:97-67)(g/f:6-7)
Thomas Lee entered in the sixth and pitched 1.2 innings.  He allowed two hits, three earned runs, one walk, hit one batter, and struck one out.  (p-s:34-23)(g/f:2-2)
Corey Littrell entered in the seventh and pitched to ten batters.  He allowed five hits, five runs (four earned), and two walks.  (p-s:37-20)(g/f:1-1)(ir-s:3-3)
Ronnie Shaban entered in the eighth and pitched 1.2 innings.  He allowed three hits, no runs, and struck one out.  (p-s:23-16)(g/f:2-2)(ir-s:3-2)

Former Cardinals:
Colin Walsh 2-for-5 with one double, one RBI, two runs, one walk, and assisted in one double play.

Boxscore
Memphis Official Site Post Game

Springfield Beat Tulsa 7-5: Jesse Jenner Singles Twice, Doubles, & Drives In Two Runs; Luke Voit Collects Two Singles & Two RBIs; Kevin Herget Strikes Out One & Holds Three Inherited Runners On Base Over Two & Two-Thirds Scoreless Innings For The Win

Individual Highlights:
Alex Mejia 1-for-4 with one double and one run.
Bruce Caldwell 2-for-4 with one double, one home run, one two-out RBI, two runs, and one strikeout.
Luke Voit 2-for-3 with two RBIs, one run, one sac fly, and one strikeout.
Paul DeJong 2-for-4 with one double, one RBI, and one strikeout.
Allen Staton 1-for-3 with one RBI, one run, one walk, and grounded into one double play.
Blake Drake 1-for-3 with one double, one run, one walk, and one strikeout.
Jesse Jenner 3-for-4 with one double, two RBIs (one w/two-outs), and one caught stealing.
Kevin Herget entered in the fourth and pitched 2.2 innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, one walk, and struck one out for the winning decision (5-0).  (p-s:42-24)(g/f:1-4)(ir-s:3-0)
Trey Nielsen entered in the eighth and pitched two innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck two out for the save (1).  0-for-1 with one strikeout.  (p-s:25-15)(g/f:3-1)

Rough Outing:
Jacob Wilson 0-for-1 with one strikeout.
Ian McKinney started and pitched 3.1 innings.  He allowed five hits, three earned runs, one home run, five walks, and struck four out.  0-for-2 with one strikeout.  (p-s:73-39)(g/f:3-1)
Justin Wright entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed three hits, two earned runs, and struck one out for the hold (5).  (p-s:25-16)(g/f:1-1)

Boxscore
Springfield Official Site Post Game

Controlling Run Game Paying Off For Luis Perdomo

With a club-record six double plays turned behind him, Padres starter Luis Perdomo threw his first complete game as San Diego took the weekend series on Sunday with a 3-1 win over Miami at Marlins Park.

San Diego Official Site

Video: Matt Carpenter Talks About Cardinals' Disappointing Homestand

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

Kolten Wong Watches, Wonders About His Future With Cardinals

Before Saturday night’s game against Oakland, Kolten Wong leaned over the back of the couch in the Cardinals’ clubhouse, watching while Brandon Moss and Jedd Gyorko played chess.

STL Sports Page

Video: Jaime Garcia "I Didn't Get The Job Done"

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

Video:Mike Matheny "We've Had Some Inconsistencies All The Way Across The Board"

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

Cardinals Continue Playoff Push With Set In Milwaukee

The Brewers are looking to turn their luck around this season against the Cardinals when the two teams begin a three-game set Monday at Miller Park.
St. Louis Official Site

As the Pittsburgh Pirates inch closer to the second wild-card spot, the St. Louis Cardinals will look to regain some separation from their National League Central rivals in a very comfortable place: Milwaukee's Miller Park.
Fox Sports Midwest

Athletics Beat Cardinals 7-4: Matt Carpenter Doubles Twice & Hits A Solo Home Run; Brandon Moss, Stephen Piscotty, & Alberto Rosario Each Single & Drive In One Run; Miguel Socolovich Pitches One Hitless/Scoreless Inning

Individual Highlights:
Matt Carpenter 3-for-4 with two doubles, one home run, one RBI, three runs, and assisted in two double plays.
Brandon Moss 1-for-3 with one RBI, one sac fly, and one strikeout.
Stephen Piscotty 1-for-3 with one two-out RBI and three strikeouts.
Alberto Rosario 1-for-3 with one two-out RBI, one strikeout, and threw out one base runner.
Miguel Socolovich entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs. (p-s:7-5)(g/f:3-0)

Rough Outing:
Jedd Gyorko 0-for-4 with one strikeout and assisted in two double plays.
Randal Grichuk 0-for-4 with one strikeout.
Tommy Pham 0-for-1 with one strikeout.
Jaime Garcia started and pitched seven innings.  He allowed seven hits, five earned runs, two home runs, one walk, hit one batter, committed one throwing error, and struck six out for the losing decision (10-10).  0-for-2 with one strikeout.  (p-s:95-63)(g/f:12-0)
Jonathan Broxton entered in the eighth and pitched to four batters.  He allowed two hits, two earned runs, one intentional walk, and struck one out.  (p-s:13-5)
Zach Duke entered in the eighth and pitched to three batters.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck two out. (p-s:11-9)(g/f:1-0)(ir-s:2-1)

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

John Lackey 'Doing Well,' Has Return In Sight

John Lackey will throw a bullpen session on Monday and will need at least one more side session before he will be inserted back into the Cubs' rotation. Lackey is on the disabled list with a right shoulder strain, and could be ready by the end of the next homestand or the start of the club's next road trip on Sept. 5 against the Brewers.

Chicago-N Official Site

State College Starting Lineup 8-28-16

State College Official Twitter

Johnson City Starting Lineup 8-28-16

Johnson City Official Twitter

Clutch Hits Back Luis Perdomo's Complete Game In Finale

Double plays, as they say, are a pitcher's best friend. Luis Perdomo racked them up in record-setting fashion on Sunday, inducing six of them, in the Padres' 3-1 win over Miami at Marlins Park.

San Diego Official Site

Peoria Starting Lineup 8-28-16

Peoria Official Twitter

Video: Adam Wainwright Holds Big League Impact Fantasy Football Draft

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

Palm Beach Beat St. Lucie 8-3 In Game Two Of Doubleheader: Andrew Sohn Hits A Two-Run Homer; Orlando Olivera Collects Three Singles, One Double, & Two RBIs; Kyle Grana Strikes Out Two Over Two Scoreless Innings

Individual Highlights:
Oscar Mercado 2-for-5 with one run.
Cole Lankford 2-for-4 with two two-out RBIs, one run, and one walk.
Thomas Spitz 1-for-4 with one two-out RBI, one run, and one walk.
Orlando Olivera 4-for-4 with one double, two two-out RBIs, and one run.
Andrew Sohn 1-for-5 with one home run, two two-out RBIs, one run, and one caught stealing.
Steve Bean 1-for-3 with one walk, one strikeout, and allowed one stolen base.
Michael Heesch entered in the fourth and pitched three innings.  He allowed two hits, one earned run, one home run, and struck one out for the winning decision (2-2).  (g/f:4-3)
Kyle Grana entered in the seventh and pitched two innings.  He allowed two hits, no runs, and struck two out.  (g/f:2-1)
Landon Beck entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out.  (g/f:0-2)

Boxscore

Cardinals Weighing Potential DL Trip For Mike Leake; Updates On Aledmys Diaz, Matt Adams, Brayan Pena, & Trevor Rosenthal

Manager Mike Matheny indicated that the Cardinals will more seriously consider a potential move to the disabled list for right-hander Mike Leake if he has not shown marked improvement from his shingles diagnosis during an evaluation with the medical staff on Sunday.

St. Louis Official Site

Audio: Joe Torre Reached New Heights Here

When Joe Torre arrived via trade to the St. Louis Cardinals after 1968, he had already had been a five-time All-Star and had hit over 20 home runs in four seasons. But there was still something missing.

STL Baseball Weekly

Dodgers Placed Yasiel Puig On Waivers

Ken Rosenthal Twitter

Memphis Starting Lineup 8-28-16

Memphis Official Twitter

Grounds Crew Adds Infield Dirt To Aid Greg Garcia

Injuries to Aledmys Diaz and Jhonny Peralta have put utility man Greg Garcia into the Cardinals' starting lineup 30 times since the beginning of July, with 17 coming at home.

St. Louis Official Site

Colby Rasmus Progressing; Luke Gregerson Dealing With Ankle Issue

As the Astros continue their push toward the postseason, two contributors from last year's playoff squad, outfielder Colby Rasmus and pitcher Luke Gregerson, are seeking to return from their injuries sooner rather than later.

Houston Official Site

Jon Jay Returns Home, Progressing Toward BP

Padres outfielder Jon Jay really would have liked to be healthy enough to play in front of the home folks. The Miami native and University of Miami standout was relegated to watching from the dugout as the Padres completed a three-game series on Sunday at Marlins Park.

San Diego Official Site

Video: John Mozeliak Provides Injury Updates On Aledmys Diaz, Michael Wacha

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

GCL: Cardinals Beat Marlins 6-2: Juan Alvarez Strikes Out Three & Allows One Run Over Six & Two-Thirds Innings; Stefan Trosclair Hits A Two-Run Homer; Dylan Carlson Triples & Drives In One Run

Individual Highlights:
Delvin Perez 1-for-4 with one double, one walk, one strikeout, was picked off, and one throwing error.
Edwin Figuera 2-for-4 with one double, one two-out RBI, one run, one sacrifice, and one strikeout.
Dylan Carlson 1-for-4 with one triple, one RBI, one run, and two strikeouts.
Dennis Ortega 2-for-4 with one RBI, two runs, one stolen base, and one strikeout.
Stefan Trosclair 1-for-4 with one home run, two RBIs, one run, one strikeout, and one fielding error.
Irving Wilson 1-for-3 with one two-out RBI, one run, one walk, one strikeout, and threw out one of two base runners.
Luis Flores 2-for-3 with one sacrifice.
Carlos Talavera 1-for-3 with one walk, one stolen base, and one strikeout.
Juan Alvarez started and pitched 6.2 innings.  He allowed six hits, one unearned run, one walk, hit one batter, and struck three out.  (g/f:9-6)

Rough Outing:
Wadye Ynfante 0-for-3 with one walk, one caught stealing, and one throwing error.

Boxscore

Michael Blazek Has Resumed Throwing Program

Adam McCalvy Twitter

After an MRI scan of his right elbow and forearm yielded good news last week, Brewers reliever Michael Blazek has resumed throwing with renewed hope he will pitch again this season.
Milwaukee Official Site

Paul Molitor Reflects On Three Seasons In Toronto

Visits to Toronto are always a little extra special for Twins manager Paul Molitor.

Minnesota Official Site

Cibao Traded Tony Cruz To Licey

Licey announced a transaction with the Cibao Giants infielder involving the prospect Luis Marte, which is sent to the northern franchise instead of Dominican-American catcher Tony Cruz.  (Translated)

LigaDom

Which Jaime Garcia Will Take The Mound Sunday?

Which Jaime Garcia will take the mound Sunday at Busch Stadium?

KSDK

Cardinals Starting Lineup 8-28-16

St. Louis Official Twitter

St. Lucie Beat Palm Beach 3-0 In Completion Of 8/27/16 Game: Junior Fernandez Strikes Out Three Over Seven Scoreless Innings; Danny Diekroeger Doubles; Cole Lankford & Casey Grayson Each Collects Two Singles

Individual Highlights:
Cole Lankford 2-for-4 and one throwing error.
Casey Grayson 2-for-4 at the plate.
Danny Diekroeger 1-for-3 with one double and one strikeout.
Junior Fernandez started and pitched seven innings.  He allowed two hits, no runs, two walks, and struck three out.  (p-s:73-50)(g/f:10-2)

Rough Outing:
Oscar Mercado 0-for-3 with one walk.
Juan Herrera 2-for-4 with one ground into double play and two caught stealings.
Thomas Spitz 0-for-3 with one strikeout.
Dylan Tice 0-for-3 with one strikeout.
Chris Rivera 0-for-3 with two strikeouts.
Will Anderson entered in the eighth and pitched 1.2 innings.  He allowed one hit, three earned runs, one home run, two walks (one intentional), and struck two out for the losing decision (0-1).  (p-s:37-18)(g/f:2-0)

Boxscore

Mike Matheny On Front Office 8-28-16

Mike Matheny on Alex Reyes: MLB Network Radio Twitter
Mike Matheny on Yadier Molina: MLB Network Radio Twitter

Jeremy Hellickson Pulled Off Waivers

Jeremy Hellickson will be with the Phillies for the remainder of the season.

CSN Philly

Mike Matheny On Sports On A Sunday 8-28-16

Mike Matheny on Luke Weaver & Alex Reyes: KMOX Sports Twitter
Mike Matheny on Alex Reyes: KMOX Sports Twitter
Mike Matheny on Alex Reyes: KMOX Sports Twitter
Mike Matheny on Luke Weaver: KMOX Sports Twitter
Mike Matheny on Aledmys Diaz: KMOX Sports Twitter

The Cardinals Throwback To Their 1927 'World Champions' Uniforms

The St. Louis Cardinals have maintained a pretty consistent visual identity over the years, so it was a bit jarring — and kind of fun — to have seen them throwing back to their 1927 uniforms this past Saturday night.

Sporting News

Former Cardinals Playing In NPB 8-28-16: Carlos Peguero Singles & Hits A Solo Home Run



Carlos Peguero (former Memphis-Rakuten) started in right field and batted seventh.  2-for-4 with one home run, one RBI, one run, and one strikeout.

Orix beat Rakuten 13-4

Trends Favor Jaime Garcia In Cardinals' Finale With Athletics

Which Jaime Garcia will take the mound Sunday at Busch Stadium?

Fox Sports Midwest

Video: Joe Torre Talks About Going To Metropolitan Opera With Stan Musial

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Cardinals Choose To Share 'C'

About 15 years after they celebrated a World Series championship together, a few members of the 1964 Cardinals gathered for dinner. Hairlines, weights, and careers had all changed; clubhouse hierarchy had not. Whether it was Curt Flood or Tim McCarver, jokester Bob Uecker or regal Bob Gibson, they all still called Ken Boyer by his title, “Captain.”

Bird Land

Team Unsure How Long Mike Leake's Shingles Will Last; Joe Torre: No Longer A 'Visitor'; Cardinals To Scout Tim Tebow; Greg Garcia Gets A Grip

The Cardinals hope in the coming days to have a clearer sense of whether pitcher Mike Leake will need days, a week, or more to recover from what’s become a persistent and painful bout with shingles.

Post-Dispatch

Hall Of Fame Induction 'Special' For Chris Carpenter

Chris Carpenter, who has the highest winning percentage of any Cardinals pitcher who has had more than 100 decisions for them since 1900, spent most of the week in St. Louis preparing for his induction into the Cardinals’ Hall of Fame.

Post-Dispatch

Video: Chris Carpenter - Cardinals Fans "Treated Me Like Family & I Love It"

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

Former Cardinals Playing In Puerto Rican Double-A League Championship 8-27-16: Juan Diaz Hitless In Four At-Bats



Juan Diaz (former Palm Beach-Cidra) started and batted second.  0-for-4 at the plate.

Las Piedras beat Cidra 9-1

Yadier Molina, Like Chris Carpenter, Is A Leader For Cardinals

They gathered for a second at second.

Hochman

Alex Reyes' Father Shares Moment With His Son

Alex Reyes first mentioned his dream verbally to his parents as a 4-year-old. He then put his goal in writing consistently after learning how to write in kindergarten at George Washington School No. 1 in Elizabeth, N.J.

Post-Dispatch

Mixed Reviews For Alex Reyes' Starting Debut

Both his future potential and present limitations were on display Saturday, as Alex Reyes stepped into the rotation for an ill Mike Leake and made the first of what the organization expects will be many starts in a Cardinals uniform.
St. Louis Official Site

Alex Reyes flashed a little bit of everything in his debut as a starter Saturday, stepping in admirably for Mike Leake and giving fans a true sense of what their top pitching prospect offers.
KMOV

While his first start resulted in a no-decision of the 3-2 loss to Oakland, St. Louis Cardinals rookie Alex Reyes showed more than a glimpse into why the team believes he has such a bright future.
STL Baseball Weekly (Audio)

Alex Reyes fell one out short of having a chance to win his first career start for the Cardinals Saturday night, but he could still take away some positives from the game.
STL Sports Page

Vicente Campos Pressed Into Long Relief In MLB Debut

D-backs right-hander Vicente Campos made his Major League debut in Saturday's 13-0 loss to the Reds, providing his team with a much-needed, lengthy relief outing.

Arizona Official Site

Former Cardinals Playing In The Mexican League Playoffs 8-27-16: Pedro Rodriguez Strikes Out Two Over Two Scoreless Innings



Daric Barton (former Peoria-Puebla) started at first base and batted fifth.  0-for-4 with one walk, one strikeout, and assisted in two double plays.

Luis Garcia (former New Haven-Yucatan) started as designated hitter and batted fourth.  0-for-5 with two strikeouts.
Pedro Rodriguez (former MiLB signing-Yucatan) entered in the tenth and pitched two innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck two out.  (p-s:23-17)(g/f:3-1)

Puebla beat Yucatan 2-1 in 13 innings

Bullpen Blemish A Rare Hiccup For Cardinals' Pen

The Cardinals bullpen seemed lost through the first half of July after Trevor Rosenthal was taken out of the closer role. The additions of Zach Duke and Alex Reyes provided a calming effect. For the first time in awhile Saturday, the relievers played a significant role in a loss, a 3-2 setback to the A's.

St. Louis Official Site

Tulsa Beat Springfield 11-8: Luke Voit Singles Twice, Doubles, Walks, & Drives In Two Runs; Paul DeJong Singles, Doubles, & Knocks In Two Runs; Rowan Wick Strikes Out Two Over Two Hitless/Scoreless Innings

Individual Highlights:
Harrison Bader 1-for-3 with one double, one RBI, one run, one sac fly, and one hit by pitch.
Bruce Caldwell 1-for-4 with one double, two runs, one walk, and one strikeout.
Luke Voit 3-for-4 with one double, two RBIs (one w/two-outs), one run, one walk, and one fielding error.
Jonathan Rodriguez 0-for-2 with two runs, three walks, and one strikeout.
Paul DeJong 2-for-5 with one double, two RBIs, one run, and one strikeout.
Allen Staton 2-for-5 with two strikeouts.
Luis Cruz 0-for-4 with one RBI, one run, one walk, one stolen base, and one strikeout.
Blake Drake 1-for-1 with one double and one RBI.
Chandler Hawkins entered in the sixth and pitched two innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, one walk, and struck two out.  (p-s:27-15)(g/f:2-2)
Rowan Wick entered in the eighth and pitched two innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck two out.  (p-s:27-16)(g/f:1-1)

Rough Outing:
J.C. Sulbaran started and pitched 4.1 innings.  He allowed seven hits, seven runs (six earned), two home runs, four walks, threw two wild pitches, committed one pickoff error, and struck four out for the losing decision (3-4).  0-for-2 with one strikeout.  (p-s:87-50)(g/f:4-5)
Blake McKnight entered in the fifth and pitched to seven batters.  He allowed three hits, four earned runs, two walks, and threw one wild pitch.  (p-s:23-11)(g/f:0-1)(ir-s:1-1)

Former Cardinals:
Dan Johnson entered in the sixth and pitched two innings.  He allowed three hits, three earned runs, one walk, and hit one batter.  (p-s:38-23)(g/f:2-3)

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Springfield Official Site Post Game

Cuban League 8-27-16

Pirates Isle of Youth (6-10) outscored the Oranges of Villa Clara (10-4), 8 races 5, Cristóbal Labra, thus alienating visitors of the leaders of the National Series three complete games.  (Translated)

Baseball de Cuba

Video: Alex Reyes "I Could Have Been Better"

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

Burlington Beat Peoria 7-5: Leobaldo Pina Hits A Two-Run Homer; Eliezer Alvarez Doubles, Triples, Walks, & Drives In One Run; Jose Martinez Walks & Knocks In One Run

Individual Highlights:
Magneuris Sierra 0-for-4 with one RBI and one sac fly.
Jose Martinez 0-for-4 with one RBI, one walk, one strikeout, one fielding error, and assisted in two double plays.
Eliezer Alvarez 2-for-4 with one double, one triple, one two-out RBI, one walk, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.
Chris Chinea 0-for-2 with one run, three walks, and assisted in two double plays.
Leobaldo Pina 1-for-4 with one home run, two RBIs, one run, and two strikeouts.
Matt Davis 1-for-4 with one double and two strikeouts.
Josh Swirchak 2-for-4 with one run and one strikeout.
Carlos Torres 3-for-4 with one double, two runs, and one strikeout.
Josh Wirsu entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and one walk.  (p-s:21-14)(g/f:2-0)

Rough Outing:
Brian O'Keefe 0-for-4 with one walk, two strikeouts, and allowed one stolen base.
Ronnie Williams started and pitched 6.2 innings.  He allowed seven hits, five runs (three earned), two home runs, two walks, hit one batter, threw one wild pitch, and struck five out for the losing decision (1-3).  (p-s:90-53)(g/f:8-6)
Nick Frey entered in the seventh and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed four hits and two earned runs.  (p-s:34-21)(g/f:4-0)(ir-s:2-2)

Former Cardinals:
Jhonny Polanco entered in the eighth and pitched to one batter.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out for the hold (5).  (p-s:6-3)(ir-s:2-0)

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Peoria Journal Star Post Game

Former Cardinals Playing In MLB 8-27-16: Fernando Salas Strikes Out Two Of Three Batters For The Save; Jason Heyward Singles & Drives In One Run; Kyle Barraclough & Pat Neshek Each Strikes Out One Over One Hitless/Scoreless Inning



Daniel Descalso (former St. Louis-Colorado) started at shortstop and batted sixth.  0-for-2 with one intentional walk and one strikeout.
Adam Ottavino (former St. Louis-Colorado) entered in the eighth and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed one hit, one earned run, one walk, threw one wild pitch, and struck one out for the blown save (3).  (p-s:19-12)(g/f:2-0)(ir-s:1-0)

Matt Belisle (former St. Louis-Washington) entered in the sixth and pitched to one batter.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out.  (p-s:8-5)(ir-s:2-0)
Marc Rzepczynski (former St. Louis-Washington) entered in the seventh and pitched 2.1 innings.  He allowed three hits, one unearned run, one walk, and struck two out.  (p-s:24-13)(g/f:3-1)

Colorado beat Washington 9-4 in 11 innings

Jason Heyward (former St. Louis-Chicago-N) entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted ninth.  1-for-1 with one RBI and one caught stealing.

Los Angeles beat Chicago-N 3-2

Albert Pujols (former St. Louis-Anaheim) started as designated hitter and batted third.  1-for-5 at the plate.
Fernando Salas (former St. Louis-Anaheim) entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck two out for the save (5).  (p-s:16-9)(g/f:1-0)

Anaheim beat Detroit 3-2

Peter Bourjos (former St. Louis-Philadelphia) entered late in the game in right field and batted ninth.  0-for-2 with one strikeout.

New York-N beat Philadelphia 12-1

David Freese (former St. Louis-Pittsburgh) entered late in the game at third base.

Blaine Boyer (former St. Louis-Milwaukee) entered in the sixth and pitched one inning.  He allowed three hits, three earned runs, and one intentional walk for the losing decision (1-3).  (p-s:28-15)(g/f:1-1)

Pittsburgh beat Milwaukee 9-6

Brett Wallace (former Memphis-San Diego) entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted ninth.  0-for-1 with one strikeout.

Xavier Scruggs (former St. Louis-Miami) entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted ninth.  0-for-1 at the plate.
Kyle Barraclough (former Springfield-Miami) entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out.  (p-s:14-8)(g/f:1-1)

San Diego beat Miami 1-0

Pat Neshek (former St. Louis-Houston) entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out.  (p-s:11-7)(g/f:1-1)

Houston beat Tampa Bay 6-2

Coco Crisp (former New Haven-Oakland) entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted ninth.  0-for-1 at the plate.

Oakland beat St. Louis 3-2

Carlos Beltran (former St. Louis-Texas) started as designated hitter and batted third.  2-for-4 with one run.

Texas beat Cleveland 7-0

Vicente Campos (former MiLB signing-Arizona) entered in the third and pitched 5.2 innings.  He allowed four hits, three runs (two earned), two home runs, two walks, and struck four out.  0-for-2 at the plate.  (p-s:82-51)(g/f:5-2)

Cincinnati beat Arizona 13-0

Video: Mike Matheny Talks Of Cardinals' Struggles Against New Opponents Is Unfounded

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

Bluefield Beat Johnson City 9-8: Andrew Knizner Singles, Doubles, Homers Twice, & Drives In Three Runs; Julio Mateo Strikes Out Four Over Two Scoreless Innings; Joshua Lopez Singles, Walks, & Hits A Two-Run Homer

Individual Highlights:
Caleb Lopes 1-for-4 with one double, two runs, one walk, and one strikeout.
Hunter Newman 0-for-4 with two RBIs, one sac fly, and one strikeout.
Andrew Knizner 4-for-4 with one double, two home runs, three RBIs (one w/two-outs), three runs, one sac fly, one passed ball, assisted in one double play, and threw out one of three base runners.
Joshua Lopez 2-for-4 with one home run, two RBIs, one run, and one walk.
Bryce Denton 1-for-3 with two walks.
Luis Bandes 2-for-4 with one home run, one RBI, two runs, one walk, and one fielding error.
Julio Mateo entered in the sixth and pitched two innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, one walk, hit one batter, and struck four out.  (g/f:0-1)

Rough Outing:
DeAndre Asbury-Heath 0-for-4 with one walk and two strikeouts.
Joey Hawkins 0-for-5 with three strikeouts and assisted in one double play.
Daniel Castano started and pitched five innings.  He allowed 11 hits, six runs (four earned), one walk, and struck three out.  (g/f:5-4)
Anthony Shew entered in the eighth and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed six hits, three earned runs, one walk, and struck one out for the losing decision (0-1).  (g/f:0-1)

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Johnson City Press Post Game

Nashville Beat Memphis 2-1: Patrick Wisdom Doubles & Hits A Solo Home Run; John Brebbia Strikes Out Two & Holds Three Inherited Runners On Base Over Two Scoreless Innings; Dean Kiekhefer Strikes Out Two & Holds One Inherited Runner On Base Over One & A Third Hitless/Scoreless Innings

Individual Highlights:
Efren Navarro 2-for-3 with one walk, one strikeout, and assisted in two double plays.
Patrick Wisdom 2-for-4 with one double, one home run, one RBI, and one run.
Kurt Heyer started and pitched five innings.  He allowed seven hits, two earned runs, one walk, hit one batter, and struck two out for the losing decision (2-4).  (p-s:86-55)(g/f:5-4)
John Brebbia entered in the sixth and pitched two innings.  He allowed two hits, no runs, one walk, hit one batter, and struck two out.  (p-s:31-19)(g/f:1-1)(ir-s:3-0)
Dean Kiekhefer entered in the eighth and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck two out.  (p-s:20-13)(g/f:1-0)(ir-s:1-0)

Rough Outing:
Breyvic Valera 0-for-4 with one strikeout and assisted in two double plays.
David Washington 1-for-4 with one strikeout and one caught stealing.
Carson Kelly 0-for-4 at the plate.
Nick Martini 0-for-3 with one walk and one strikeout.
Anthony Garcia 0-for-3 with two strikeouts.
Ryan Sherriff entered in the sixth and pitched to four batters.  He allowed two hits, no runs, and struck one out.  (p-s:13-9)(g/f:0-1)(ir-s:2-1)

Former Cardinals:
Colin Walsh 1-for-4 with one triple, one walk, and two strikeouts.
Bryan Anderson 0-for-4 with one strikeout, grounded into one double play, and threw out one of two base runners.

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Memphis Official Site Post Game

Jaime Garcia Hopes To Cap Solid August In Finale

The Cardinals haven't won four of Jaime Garcia's starts in a single month this season, a feat they'll have the chance to accomplish Sunday when he faces off against Andrew Triggs in the series finale against the A's.

St. Louis Official Site

Athletics Beat Cardinals 3-2: Randal Grichuk Hits A Solo Home Run; Alex Reyes Strikes Out Four & Allows One Run Over Four & Two-Thirds Innings; Greg Garcia Singles & Doubles

Individual Highlights:
Greg Garcia 2-for-4 with one double, one run, and one strikeout.
Jedd Gyorko 1-for-4 with two strikeouts.
Jhonny Peralta 1-for-3 at the plate.
Randal Grichuk 2-for-3 with one home run, one two-out RBI, one run, and one strikeout.
Alex Reyes started and pitched 4.2 innings.  He allowed two hits, one earned run, four walks, and struck four out.  0-for-2 with one strikeout.  (p-s:89-51)(g/f:2-6)
Jonathan Broxton entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs.  (p-s:9-7)(g/f:1-1)

Rough Outing:
Rest Of The Team

Former Cardinals:
Coco Crisp 0-for-1 at the plate.

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St. Louis Official Site Post Game
Cardinal Beat Post Game
Post-Dispatch Post Game

John Lackey Set To Throw Bullpen Session On Monday

Montgomery will make his next start Wednesday against the Pirates as John Lackey, who will throw a bullpen session Monday at Wrigley Field, is still recovering from shoulder soreness.

Chicago Tribune

Audio: Chris Carpenter "I Gave It Everything I Had"

When he joined the St. Louis Cardinals in 2003, Chris Carpenter immediately became accustomed to the Opening Day tradition of shaking hands with the St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Famers. Now he has joined the club and sports his own red jacket to wear.

STL Baseball Weekly

State College Beat Auburn 3-1: Jordan Hicks Strikes Out Six & Allows One Run Over Seven Innings For The Win; Jeremy Martinez Singles & Drives In Three Runs; Brady Bowen Strikes Out One Over Two Scoreless Innings For The Save

Individual Highlights:
Tommy Edman 2-for-5 with one double, two runs, one stolen base, and one strikeout.
Andy Young 0-for-1 with one run, one walk, two hit by pitches, one stolen base, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.
Vincent Jackson 0-for-3 with one walk and one strikeout.
Jeremy Martinez 1-for-3 with three RBIs, one sac fly, and one strikeout.
Yariel Gonzalez 1-for-4 and assisted in one double play.
Jordan Hicks started and pitched seven innings.  He allowed three hits, one earned run, threw one wild pitch, and struck six out for the winning decision (4-1).  (p-s:82-55)(g/f:12-1)
Brady Bowen entered in the eighth and pitched two innings.  He allowed three hits, no runs, and struck one out for the save (9).  (p-s:27-18)(g/f:5-0)

Rough Outing:
Rest Of The Team

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State College Official Site Post Game
Centre Daily Times Post Game

Jeremy Jeffress Stuck In Purgatory As MLB DIgs Deeper Into DWI Arrest, Awaits Blood Test Results

Jeremy Jeffress officially moved into baseball purgatory Saturday.

Dallas News

Palm Beach & St. Lucie Tied 0-0, Suspended Middle Of Eighth: Junior Fernandez Strikes Out Three Over Seven Scoreless Innings; Casey Grayson Singles Twice; Danny Diekroeger Doubles

Oscar Mercado 0-for-2 with one walk.
Juan Herrera 2-for-3 with one ground into double play and two caught stealings.
Cole Lankford 1-for-3 and one throwing error.
Casey Grayson 2-for-3 at the plate.
Danny Diekroeger 1-for-3 with one double and one strikeout.
Jose Fernandez 1-for-3 with two strikeouts.
Junior Fernandez started and pitched seven innings.  He allowed two hits, no runs, two walks, and struck three out.  (p-s:73-50)(g/f:10-2)

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St. Lucie Official Twitter

Video: Jeremy Hazelbaker Talks About Pregame Preparation

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

Shingles Sidelines Mike Leake Indefinitely

The Cardinals thought they had starting pitcher Mike Leake's shingles under control within the first 24 hours after he was diagnosed. Instead, he missed his start Saturday, as the Cardinals decided to go with rookie Alex Reyes.

St. Louis Official Site

Video: Chris Carpenter On Going Into The Cardinals Hall Of Fame "To Have The Honor To Be A Part Of It Is Unbelievable"

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

Colby Rasmus May Not Go On Rehab Assignment

Astros manager A.J. Hinch said the team is debating whether a rehab assignment for Colby Rasmus is necessary. The outfielder ran Saturday and went through his second day of regular pregame work as he recovers from surgery he had just over two weeks ago that removed a cyst from his right ear.

Houston Chronicle

Video: Mike Matheny Says Mike Leake's Recovery From Shingles Has Been Slower Than Anticipated

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

Video: Greg Garcia, Adam Wainwright Expect Big Things From Alex Reyes

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

Johnson City Starting Lineup 8-27-16

Johnson City Official Twitter

Astros In Holding Pattern With Luke Gregerson

It's still wait and see for the Astros with reliever Luke Gregerson, who injured his left ankle last week in Baltimore and hasn't pitched since.

Houston Chronicle

State College Starting Lineup 8-27-16

State College Official Twitter

Adam Ottavino's Scoreless-Game Streak Snapped

Adam Ottavino proved he is human when he gave up a ninth-inning, two-out run against the Nationals on Saturday afternoon and saw his club-record scoreless streak end at 37 games, covering 31 1/3 innings. But he overcame it to finish the frame, and he finished the day happy -- especially for a bullpen that had been beleaguered -- after a 9-4 Rockies victory in 11 innings at Nationals Park.

Colorado Official Site

Mets Placed Justin Ruggiano On The 15-Day Disabled List

New York-N Official Site

Cardinals Hall Of Fame Grows By Four

t was too hot for jackets to be worn outside, Saturday, in St. Louis, but lucky for the new living members of the St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame they got to model their new red ones at an indoor ceremony held at Fox Sports Midwest Live at Ballpark Village.
KMOX

The walls adorning the Cardinals' Hall of Fame received some added decoration on Saturday, as the Cardinals celebrated several generations of franchise history with the induction of four individuals into its Hall of Fame.
St. Louis Official Site

The Cardinals held their annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at Ballpark Village. Pitcher Chris Carpenter, Player/Manager Joe Torre, outfielder Terry Moore and former owner Sam Breadon were inducted into the team's Hall of Fame.
Fox2Now

Padres Transferred Jon Jay From 15-Day To 60-Day Disabled List

Carlos Collazo Twitter

Peoria Starting Lineup 8-27-16

Peoria Official Twitter

Cardinals Starting Lineup 8-27-16

St. Louis Official Twitter

Cardinal Beat

Mariners Recalled Dae-Ho Lee From Triple-A Tacoma

Seattle Official Twitter

GCL: Cardinals Beat Astros 5-1: Franyel Casadilla Strikes Out Three, Picks One Runner Off, & Allows One Run Over Six Innings For The Win; Brayan Pena Singles, Doubles, & Drives In Two Runs; Dennis Ortega Doubles, Knocks In One Run, & Picks One Runner Off

Individual Highlights:
Delvin Perez 2-for-3 with two runs.
Brayan Pena 2-for-4 with two two-out RBIs, two runs, and one strikeout.
Dylan Carlson 1-for-4 with one double, one two-out RBI, and one strikeout.
Dennis Ortega 1-for-4 with one double, two RBIs, three strikeouts, and picked one base runner off.
Edwin Figuera 2-for-3 with one run, one walk, one strikeout, two fielding errors, and assisted in one double play.
Franyel Casadilla started and pitched six innings.  He allowed two hits, one earned run, one walk, struck three out, and picked one runner off for the winning decision (5-2).  (g/f:6-6)
Robbie Gordon entered in the seventh and pitched two innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, and one walk.  (g/f:3-0)
Jonathan Mulford entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out.  (g/f:2-0)

Rough Outing:
Stefan Trosclair 0-for-4 with three strikeouts and assisted in one double play.
Wadye Ynfante 0-for-4 with one strikeout.
Starlin Balbuena 0-for-4 with three strikeouts.
Carlos Talavera 0-for-3 with one sacrifice and two strikeouts.

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Tigers Activated Jose Iglesias From The Disabled List

Detroit Official Twitter

DSL: Rockies Beat Cardinals 2-1 In 11 Innings: Edwar Ramirez Strikes Out Six & Allows One Run Over Five Innings; Winston Nicacio Strikes Out Six Over Five Scoreless Innings; Diomedes Del Rio Singles, Doubles, & Drives In One Run

Individual Highlights:
Diomedes Del Rio 2-for-5 with one double, one two-out RBI, and two strikeouts.
Raffy Ozuna 2-for-3 with one double, one run, one walk, one strikeout, one throwing error, and one fielding error.
Edwar Ramirez started and pitched five innings.  He allowed six hits, one earned run, and struck six out.  (g/f:7-2)
Winston Nicacio entered in the sixth and pitched five innings.  He allowed two hits, no runs, and struck six out.  (g/f:4-3)

Rough Outing:
Leandro Cedeno 0-for-4 with two strikeouts, one throwing error, and threw out one base runner.
Dariel Gomez 0-for-4 with one strikeout, grounded into one double play, and assisted in one double play.
Oscar Cotes 0-for-4 with two strikeouts, one throwing error, and assisted in one double play.
William Jimenez 0-for-4 with one stolen base and one strikeout.
Junior Gonzalez entered in the 11th and pitched to four batters.  He allowed two hits, one earned run, one intentional walk, and struck one out for the losing decision (4-5).

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Ian McKinney Promoted From A-Advanced Palm Beach To Double-A Springfield & Thomas Spitz Sent From Springfield To Palm Beach

Derek Shore Twitter

Ervin Santana Clears Waivers

As veteran right-hander Ervin Santana took the mound Saturday in Toronto, he did so for perhaps the final time in a Twins uniform.

Twin Cities

Matt Pearce Promoted From Double-A Springfield To Triple-A Memphis & Harrison Bader Sent From Memphis To Springfield

Derek Shore Twitter

Erik Garcia Reassigned From A-Advanced Palm Beach To Short-Season Rookie-Level Johnson City, Palm Beach Activated Jacob Evans & Chris Rivera From The Disabled List, & Michael Pritchard Was Placed On The Seven-Day Disabled List

MiLB Official Site

Former Cardinals Playing In NPB 8-27-16: Carlos Peguero Hits A Solo Home Run



Brandon Dickson (former St. Louis-Orix) started and pitched 5.2 innings.  He allowed ten hits, four earned runs, two home runs, one walk, hit one batter, and struck four out.

Carlos Peguero (former Memphis-Rakuten) started in right field and batted seventh.  1-for-4 with one home run, one RBI, one run, and one strikeout.

Rakuten beat Orix 7-6

Randy Flores Reflects On The 2006 World Series

Fans may know him now as the newest Scouting Director for the St. Louis Cardinals, but they may remember him best for his pitching contributions to the 2006 World Championship.

#CardsInsider

Ryan Sherriff, Corey Baker, Tyler Herron, Ty Kelly, Charles Cutler, & Jason Marquis Listed On Israel World Baseball Classic Roster

The MLB affiliated players for the World Baseball Classic Qualifier in Brooklyn, New York (September 22-25) have been revealed through MLB.com. Since the MLB season is still ongoing at the end of September obviously no active Major Leaguers will be on the rosters.
Mister Baseball

Shortly after revealing the MLB affiliated players on the rosters of the World Baseball Classic Qualifier in Brooklyn, New York (September 22-25), World Baseball Classic, Inc. also released the complete rosters.
Mister Baseball

Alex Reyes To Get First Big League Start

Cardinals top prospect Alex Reyes will make his first career start on Saturday in a matchup with the A's at Busch Stadium, while Oakland counters with right-hander Zach Neal in the second of a three-game Interleague series.
St. Louis Official Site

The moment that many St. Louis Cardinals fans clamored for since Alex Reyes' callup from Triple-A Memphis on Aug. 9 will arrive Saturday night.
Fox Sports Midwest

Former Cardinals Playing In MLB 8-26-16: Albert Pujols Hits A Solo Home Run; Daniel Descalso Knocks In One Run; John Axford Strikes Out One Over One Hitless/Scoreless Inning



Daniel Descalso (former St. Louis-Colorado) started at second base and batted seventh.  0-for-3 with one RBI, one sac fly, one strikeout, one pickoff error, and assisted in one double play.

Marc Rzepczynski (former St. Louis-Washington) entered in the eighth and pitched to two batters.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out.  (p-s:12-7)

Washington beat Colorado 8-5

Ian Kennedy (former 2003 draft selection-Kansas City) started and pitched 5.1 innings.  He allowed nine hits, two earned runs, two walks, and struck eight out for the winning decision (9-9).  (p-s:107-68)(g/f:2-2)

Kansas City beat Boston 6-3

Albert Pujols (former St. Louis-Anaheim) started as designated hitter and batted third.  1-for-4 with one home run, one two-out RBI, one run, and one strikeout.

Detroit beat Anaheim 4-2

Peter Bourjos (former St. Louis-Philadelphia) started in right field and batted eighth.  1-for-3 with one run, one intentional walk, and one strikeout.

New York-N beat Philadelphia 9-4

Brett Wallace (former Memphis-San Diego) entered late in the at first base.

Xavier Scruggs (former St. Louis-Miami) started at first base and batted fifth.  0-for-2 at the plate.

Miami beat San Diego 7-6

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

Cleveland beat Texas 12-1

David Freese (former St. Louis-Pittsburgh) started at first base and batted sixth.  1-for-4 with two strikeouts and assisted in two double plays.

Blaine Boyer (former St. Louis-Milwaukee) entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed two hits, no runs, and struck one out.  (p-s:16-12)(g/f:1-0)

Pittsburgh beat Milwaukee 5-3

Coco Crisp (former New Haven-Oakland) started in centerfield and batted leadoff.  1-for-4 with one strikeout, one outfield assist, and assisted in one double play.
John Axford (former St. Louis-Oakland) entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out.  (p-s:19-11)(g/f:1-0)

St. Louis beat Oakland 3-1

Jason Heyward (former St. Louis-Chicago-N) started in right field and batted sixth.  2-for-5 with one run.

Chicago-N beat Los Angeles 6-4 in 10 innings

Friday, August 26, 2016

First Big League Win 'Indescribable' For Luke Weaver

After two weeks of occupying a spot on the Cardinals' roster, Luke Weaver finally got his chance on Friday to impress the home crowd. And quite the impression did he make
St. Louis Official Site

Luke Weaver took to the mound for the first time ever at Busch Stadium Friday night and if the 23-year-old was nervous you needed a microscope to see it.
KMOV

Alex Reyes To Replace Mike Leake For Saturday Start; Lance Lynn Last Rehab Start; Kolten Wong Staying Ready; Miguel Socolovich Back, Sam Tuivailala Out; Around The Bases

Righthanded rookie Alex Reyes will make his first major-league start Saturday night here against Oakland in place of righthander Mike Leake, who is being treated for a case of shingles, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said after Friday night’s game.

Post-Dispatch

Video: Mike Matheny On Luke Weaver - The Fans Are 'Going To Continue To Like What They See'

Weaver nabbed his first major-league win, and Matheny thinks it will be one of many.

Fox Sports Midwest

Alex Reyes Steps Into Cardinals' Rotation For Mike Leake

Top prospect Alex Reyes will make his first Major League start on Saturday when he fills in for Mike Leake, who has been diagnosed with shingles. Manager Mike Matheny announced the starter switch after the Cardinals' 3-1 victory over Oakland on Friday.
St. Louis Official Site 

After a road trip that included his first major-league win and his first major-league save, the Cardinals' highest-watt prospect will have another career milestone Saturday, this time at home.
Bird Land

Moments after pitcher Luke Weaver finished his postgame interviews about his first Major League victory, the news was shared by St. Louis Cardinals Manager Mike Matheny that fellow rookie Alex Reyes would get his first crack at starting tomorrow.
STL Baseball Weekly

Video: Luke Weaver Is Pumped About Getting His First Big-League Win

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

Video: Jedd Gyorko Talks About His Homer Against The Athletics

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

New Stat Provide Modern Remedy For Slumping Ballplayers

Slump. Even the sound of the word is depressing. Slump.

Hochman

Former Cardinals Playing In Puerto Rican Double-A League Championship 8-26-16: Juan Diaz Hitless In Three At-Bats



Juan Diaz (former Palm Beach-Cidra) started and batted second.  0-for-3 at the plate.

Cidra beat Las Piedras 3-1

Video: Luke Weaver Picks Up First Major League Win

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

Springfield Beat NW Arkansas 2-1: Daniel Poncedeleon Strikes Out Seven & Allows One Run Over Five Innings; Robby Rowland Strikes Out Five Of Seven Batters Faced; Alex Mejia Doubles & Drives In One Run

Individual Highlights:
Alex Mejia 1-for-4 with one double, one RBI and one strikeout.
Luke Voit 1-for-3 with one run, one walk, one strikeout, and one fielding error.
Paul DeJong 2-for-3 with one walk.
Allen Staton 2-for-4 with one strikeout.
Blake Drake 2-for-3 with one run.
Daniel Poncedeleon started and pitched five innings.  He allowed six hits, one unearned run, and struck seven out.  (p-s:97-67)(g/f:2-6)
Trey Nielsen entered in the sixth and pitched one inning.  He allowed two hits, no runs, and struck two out.  (p-s:23-16)(g/f:1-0)
Robby Rowland entered in the seventh and pitched two innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, one walk, and struck five out for the winning decision (1-0).  (p-s:26-21)(g/f:0-1)
Josh Lucas entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck two out for the save (16).  (p-s:15-11)(g/f:0-1)

Rough Outing:
Vaughn Bryan 0-for-3 with one sacrifice and two strikeouts.
Bruce Caldwell 0-for-3 with one walk and two strikeouts.
Jacob Wilson 0-for-4 with three strikeouts.
Luis Cruz 0-for-4 with two strikeouts, one catcher interference error, and allowed one stolen base.

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Springfield Official Site Post Game

Nashville Beat Memphis 5-3: Pedro Echemendia Strikes Out Two Over Two & Two-Thirds Scoreless Innings; Efren Navarro, Jose Martinez, & David Washington Each Single & Drive In One Run

Individual Highlights:
Breyvic Valera 2-for-4 with one double and one run.
Matt Adams 1-for-3 with one double and one run.
Efren Navarro 1-for-4 with one RBI and one run.
Jose Martinez 1-for-4 with one RBI, one stolen base, and two strikeouts.
David Washington 1-for-4 with one RBI and two strikeouts.
Pedro Echemendia entered in the sixth and pitched 2.2 innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck two out. (p-s:46-28)(g/f:4-2)
Ronnie Shaban entered in the eighth and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck one out.  (p-s:30-20)(g/f:1-2)

Rough Outing:
Carson Kelly 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
Patrick Wisdom 0-for-3 at the plate.
Mike Mayers started and pitched five innings.  He allowed five hits, five earned runs, two home runs, three walks, and struck six out for the losing decision (4-7).  (p-s:94-55)(g/f:6-2)

Former Cardinals:
Colin Walsh 0-for-3 with one walk, two strikeouts, and one throwing error.

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Memphis Official Site Post Game

John Lackey Could Rejoin Cubs' Rotation Late Next Week

Pitchers John Lackey and Hector Rondon could rejoin the Cubs next weekend.

Chicago Tribune

Cardinals Beat Athletics 3-1: Jedd Gyorko Hits A Two-Run Homer; Luke Weaver Strikes Out Seven & Allows One Run Over Six Innings For The Win; Kevin Siegrist Strikes Out One over One Hitless/Scoreless Innings For The Hold

Individual Highlights:
Jedd Gyorko 1-for-4 with one home run, two RBIs, one run, and assisted in one double play.
Brandon Moss 2-for-4 with one run, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.
Jhonny Peralta 0-for-2 with one RBI and one sac fly.
Jeremy Hazelbaker one walk at the plate.
Luke Weaver started and pitched six innings.  He allowed four hits, one earned run, one home run, two walks, and struck seven out for the winning decision (1-1).  1-for-2 with one strikeout.  (p-s:95-59)(g/f:8-1)
Matthew Bowman entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and one walk for the hold (6).  (p-s:13-6)(g/f:3-0)
Kevin Siegrist entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out for the hold (13).  (p-s:18-12)(g/f:0-1)
Seung-Hwan Oh entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit and no runs for the save (13).  (p-s:8-5)(g/f:1-1)

Rough Outing:
Stephen Piscotty 0-for-3 with one walk and one stolen base.
Randal Grichuk 0-for-3 with two strikeouts.
Tommy Pham 0-for-2 with one walk and two strikeouts.

Former Cardinals:
Coco Crisp 1-for-4 with one strikeout, one outfield assist, and assisted in one double play.
John Axford entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, one walk, and struck two out.  (p-s:19-11)(g/f:1-0)

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Cardinal Beat Post Game
Post-Dispatch Post Game
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STL Sports Page Post Game

Johnson City Beat Bristol 8-7 In 10 Innings: Bryce Denton Doubles, Homers, & Drives In Four Runs; Shane Billings Collects Three Singles & One RBI; Levi MaVorhis Strikes Out Four Of Six Batters Faced

Individual Highlights:
J.R. Davis 1-for-5 with one two-out RBI, one run, one fielding error, and assisted in one double play.
Shane Billings 3-for-5 with one two-out RBI, two runs, and one stolen base.
Bryce Denton 2-for-5 with one double, one home run, four RBIs, one run, one strikeout, one fielding error, and one throwing error.
DeAndre Asbury-Heath 0-for-3 with one RBI, one walk, one sac fly, and one strikeout.
Levi MaVorhis entered in the seventh and pitched two innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck four out.  (g/f:2-0)

Rough Outing:
Ross Vance started and pitched six innings.  He allowed five hits, three earned runs, one home run, one walk, threw one wild pitch, committed one pickoff error, and struck seven out.  (g/f:9-1)
Keaton Siomkin entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed two hits, two runs (one earned), and struck two out for the blown save (4).  (g/f:2-0)
Yeison Medina entered in the tenth and pitched one inning.  He allowed two hits, two runs (one earned), one walk, and struck one out for the winning decision (4-2).  (g/f:3-1)

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Johnson City Press Post Game

Peoria Beat Burlington 3-0: Ryan Helsley Strikes Out Eight Over Five Scoreless Innings For The Win; Jose Martinez Singles Twice & Drives In Two Runs; Craig Aikin Doubles, Walks, & Knocks In One Run

Individual Highlights:
Magneuris Sierra 3-for-4 with one run, one stolen base, and was picked off.
Jose Martinez 2-for-4 with two RBIs, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.
Eliezer Alvarez 1-for-3 with one double, one walk, one strikeout, and assisted in three double plays.
Leobaldo Pina 2-for-4 with one double.
R.J. Dennard 2-for-4 with one double, one run, one strikeout, and assisted in two double plays.
Matt Davis 1-for-3 with one double and one walk.
Craig Aikin 1-for-3 with one double, one RBI, one run, one walk, and one caught stealing.
Ryan Helsley started and pitched five innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, two walks, threw one wild pitch, and struck eight out for the winning decision (9-2).  (p-s:80-47)(g/f:0-3)
Davis Ward entered in the sixth and pitched two innings.  He allowed four hits, no runs, and struck four out for the hold (1).  (p-s:36-28)(g/f:1-0)
Bob Wheatley entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, hit one batter, and struck one out for the hold (1).  (p-s:8-6)(g/f:1-0)
Steven De La Cruz entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit and no runs for the save (7).  (p-s:9-4)(g/f:1-0)

Rough Outing:
Jose Godoy 0-for-4 with one strikeout, grounded into one double play, assisted in one double play, and threw out one base runner.

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Peoria Journal Star Post Game

Auburn Beat State College 2-0: Bryan Dobzanski Allows Two Runs Over Seven Innings; Connor Jones Pitches One Scoreless Inning; Jeremy Martinez Singles Twice & Walks

Individual Highlights:
Yariel Gonzalez 0-for-3 with one walk and two strikeouts.
Jeremy Martinez 2-for-3 with one walk.
Ricardo Baustista 0-for-2 with two walks and one strikeout.
Riley Drongesen 1-for-3 at the plate.
Mick Fennell 1-for-3 at the plate.
Bryan Dobzanski started and pitched seven innings.  He allowed nine hits, two earned runs, one home run, two walks, hit one batter, and threw one wild pitch for the losing decision (4-6).  (p-s:97-57)(g/f:7-3)
Connor Jones entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed two hits and no runs.  (p-s:9-6)(g/f:3-0)

Rough Outing:
Rest Of The Team

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State College Official Site Post Game
Centre Daily Times Post Game

Palm Beach Beat St. Lucie 1-0 In Game Two Of Doubleheader: Jack Flaherty Strikes Out Four Over Six Scoreless Innings For The Win; Dakota Hudson Strikes Out One Over One Hitless/Scoreless Inning For The Save; Danny Diekroeger Doubles, Walks, & Drives In One Run

Individual Highlights:
Oscar Mercado 2-for-4 with two strikeouts.
Casey Grayson 1-for-2 with one run and two walks.
Danny Diekroeger 1-for-3 with one double, one RBI, and one walk.
Jack Flaherty started and pitched six innings.  He allowed two hits, no runs, five walks, and struck four out for the winning decision (4-9).  (p-s:99-55)(g/f:9-2)
Dakota Hudson entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out for the save (1).  (p-s:12-9)(g/f:1-1)

Rough Outing:
Juan Herrera 0-for-3 with one walk and one strikeout.
Steve Bean 0-for-3 with two strikeouts.
Jose Fernandez 0-for-3 with one strikeout.

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Padres Interested In Re-Signing Jon Jay

Just after the last out of the World Series is recorded this November, dozens of players around baseball will become free agents. For some, it will be the first time in their careers they can choose which uniform they want to wear.

San Diego Union Tribune

Adam Wainwright Holds Fantasy Football Draft For Charity

Adam Wainwright is a busy man. On Wednesday morning he had a field dedicated to him. On Thursday night he started against the Mets, and Friday morning he held his fourth annual fantasy football fundraiser at Busch Stadium.

St. Louis Official Site

Lou Brock Displayed Flair For Dramatic Home Runs

During a season in which he led the National League in runs scored (126) and stolen bases (64), it was power _ not speed _ that produced two of the most satisfying moments for Lou Brock.

RetroSimba

Video: Lance Lynn Isn't Rushing Back From Tommy John Surgery

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

White Sox Traded Dioner Navarro To Blue Jays

Toronto Official Twitter

Jenifer Langosch Says Adam Wainwright Thinks He Figured Out What His Issue Is

101 ESPN

State College Starting Lineup 8-26-16

State College Official Twitter

Greg Amsinger Says No On Adam Wainwright As Your Wild Card Starter

101 ESPN

St. Lucie Beat Palm Beach 7-5 In Game One Of Doubleheader: Michael Pritchard Singles, Doubles, & Drives In Two Runs; Danny Diekroeger Collects Two Singles & One RBI; Juan Herrera Singles, Walks, & Knocks In One Run

Individual Highlights:
Danny Diekroeger 2-for-4 with one RBI, two runs, and assisted in one double play.
Michael Pritchard 2-for-4 with one double, two RBIs, and one run.
Juan Herrera 1-for-2 with one RBI, one walk, and assisted in one double play.
Erik Garcia 0-for-3 with one RBI, one sac fly, one strikeout, assisted in one double play, and assisted in one double play.

Rough Outing:
Jose Fernandez 0-for-5 with three strikeouts.
Casey Grayson 0-for-3 with one strikeout.
Andrew Sohn 0-for-3 with one walk and one strikeout.
Brennan Leitao started and pitched six innings.  He allowed seven hits, four earned runs, five walks, and struck four out.  (p-s:97-57)(g/f:6-7)
Cody Schumacher entered in the seventh and pitched two innings.  He allowed four hits, one earned runs, and one intentional walk for the blown save (3).  (p-s:37-22)(g/f:3-2)
Daniel Bard entered in the ninth and pitched to three batters.  He allowed no hits, two earned runs, two walks. and hit one batter for the losing decision (0-2).  (p-s:10-1)
Landon Beck entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, one walk, and struck one out.  (p-s:15-8)(g/f:1-1)(ir-s:3-2)

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Yadier Molina Focused On Playoffs

The "wild card" will be key next to the offensive Yadier Molina to keep the St. Louis Cardinals in the playoffs view to Major League Baseball.  (Translated)

El Nuevo Dia

Peoria Starting Lineup 8-26-16

Peoria Official Twitter

Tour Brings Pieces Of Cooperstown St. Louis

The trip from Cooperstown, N.Y., to Busch Stadium is almost 1,000 miles, but Major League Baseball is making that distance a lot shorter in the coming weeks.

St. Louis Official Site

Double-A Springfield Placed Chris Perry On The Seven-Day Disabled List & Activated Trey Nielsen

MiLB Official Site

Ronnie Shaban Promoted From Double-A Springfield To Triple-A Memphis, Blake McKnight Promoted From A-Advanced Palm Beach To Springfield, Palm Beach Activated Will Anderson From The Disabled List

Derek Shore Twitter

David Peralta Transferred From 15-Day To 60-Day Disabled List

MLB Roster Moves Twitter

Jeremy Jeffress Arrested For DWI

Texas Rangers relief pitcher Jeremy Jeffress was arrested for DWI overnight in Dallas County, records show.

WFAA

Multiple Changes Coming To Cardinals' Scouting Department

Randy Flores reaches the one-year anniversary of his hiring as the Cardinals’ scouting director on Sunday but he likely will be a little too busy to celebrate.

STL Sports Page

Cardinals Starting Lineup 8-26-16

St. Louis Official Twitter

Cardinal Beat Post Game

GCL: Nationals Beat Cardinals 8-1: Brayan Pena Hits A Solo Home Run; Robert Calvano Strikes Out One Over One Scoreless Inning; Dennis Ortega Singles Twice

Individual Highlights:
Brayan Pena 1-for-2 with one home run, one RBI, one run, and allowed one stolen base.
Tyler Lancaster 0-for-2 with one walk.
Dylan Carlson 1-for-4 with two strikeouts.
Dennis Ortega 2-for-4 with one strikeout and grounded into one double play.
Stefan Trosclair 1-for-2 with two walks.
Starlin Balbuena 0-for-3 with one walk and two strikeouts.
Edwin Figuera 0-for-2 with one walk.
Luis Flores 1-for-3 with one strikeout.
Jonathan Murders one walk at the plate.
Robert Calvano entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck one out.  (g/f:0-2)

Rough Outing:
Rest Of The Team

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Clint Hurdle Once Comforted A Pirates Player Who Was Scared Of A Ghost In The Team Hotel

Heading into Thursday night's game against the Brewers, the Pirates had lost nine straight at Miller Park. Plenty of reasons were given for the skid: the difficulty of winning on the road against a division rival, the flukiness of a nine-game sample, the magic of Hank the Ballpark Pup.

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Derrick Goold Preview Cardinals-Athletics Series On Writers' Block 8-26-16

Inside STL

DSL: Cardinals Beat Rockies 8-5: Esequiel Delgado Hits A Grand Slam; Julio Rodriguez Singles & Hits A Solo Home Run; Johan Oviedo Strikes Out Five & Allows One Run Over Four Innings

Individual Highlights:
Diomedes Del Rio 2-for-5 with one triple and one run.
Moises Castillo 1-for-5 with one double, one RBI, one run, and three strikeouts.
Julio Rodriguez 2-for-4 with one home run, one two-out RBI, one run, and allowed one stolen base.
Elehuris Montero 3-for-4 with one two-out RBI, two runs, and one throwing error.
William Jimenez 1-for-3 with one run, one hit by pitch, grounded into one double play, and one outfield assist.
Carlos Luis 1-for-4 with one two-out RBI and two strikeouts.
Raffy Ozuna 2-for-4 with one double, one run, and assisted in one double play.
Esequeil Delgado 1-for-4 with one home run, four RBIs, one run, and one strikeout.
Johan Oviedo started and pitched four innings.  He allowed four hits, one unearned run, and struck five out.  (g/f:3-2)
Cristhian Lugo entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck three out for the hold (3).

Rough Outing:
Noel DeJesus entered fifth and pitched two innings.  He allowed three hits, two earned runs, and two walks for the winning decision (6-2).  (g/f:2-2)
Enrique Perez entered in the eighth and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed three hits, two earned runs, and one walk for the hold (3).  (g/f:1-1)(ir-s:1-1)
Fabian Blanco entered in the ninth and pitched to three batters.  He allowed no hits or runs, one walk, threw one wild pitch, and struck one out for the save (8).  (g/f:0-1)(ir-s:2-1)

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System Wrap: The Minor League Cupboard Isn't Bare, But It Is Pretty Thin At The Upper Levels

The good news is that the Cardinals were able to fill some key pitching spots with the promotions of Luke Weaver and Alex Reyes from Class AAA Memphis.

KMOV

Chris Carpenter On The Press Box 8-26-16

Inside STL

Cardinals Optioned Sam Tuivailala To Triple-A Memphis & Optioned Sam Tuivailala

The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have recalled right-handed pitcher Miguel Socolovich from Memphis (AAA) and they had optioned right-handed pitcher Sam Tuivailala to Memphis following last night's game.
St. Louis Official Site

The Cardinals optioned right-hander Sam Tuivailala to Triple-A Memphis on Friday, following Thursday's 10-6 loss to the Mets, in which he gave up two earned runs. The move cleared a roster spot for right-hander Miguel Socolovich.
St. Louis Official Site

After Sam Tuivailala pitched pitched twice in three days against the Mets due to short outings by starting pitchers, the Cardinals needed a rested arm for the start of a three-game series against Oakland.
Cardinal Beat

The Cardinals are making a slight change to their bullpen ahead of this weekend’s home series with Oakland.
KMOX

In a swap of right-handed relief pitchers with hard-to-spell last names, the St. Louis Cardinals have recalled Miguel Socolovich from Memphis and optioned Sam Tuivailala to their Triple-A affiliate.
Fox Sports Midwest

Johnson City Starting Lineup 8-26-16

Johnson City Official Twitter

Marc Rzepczynski Shocked When Traded To Nationals But Happy To Be On A Contender

Marc Rzepczynski boarded a flight from San Francisco to Dulles on Thursday still a bit shocked. He had been traded for the fifth time in his professional baseball career, but this was the first after the non-waiver trade deadline, when players must pass through waivers before they can be traded. Suddenly, he had jumped from a bad Athletics team to the Nationals, the club with the second-best record in baseball with five weeks remaining in the regular season.

Washington Post

The Cardinals Have A Starting Pitching Problem. Alex Reyes Is Sitting In The Bullpen

Is it just about time for the Cardinals to slot rookie phenom Alex Reyes into their rickety starting rotation?

101 ESPN

It's Time The Owner Takes Some Blame For The Disappointing Diamondbacks

If Diamondbacks managing general partner Ken Kendrick wants to fire everyone in his front office, that is his prerogative. He could even justify such an upheaval, considering some of the questionable decisions made by chief baseball officer Tony La Russa, general manager Dave Stewart and Co. over the past two years.

Fox Sports

Magneuris Sierra Ranked #16 In Baseball America's Prospect Hot Sheet 8-26-16

Baseball America

Joe Sheehan Says If The Price Gets Too High On Brandon Moss "You Let Someone Else Make That Mistake"

Joe Sheehan joined Bernie Miklasz to talk about Yoenis Cespedes and the potential of him not opting out of his contract, Brandon Moss, a potential pay day, and would he pay him, Albert Pujols lack of attention for moving up the HR list, and is there concern with the Giants in danger of falling out of a playoff spot.

101 ESPN

Will Leitch Says "It's Been Frustrating" & The Cardinals Are Fortunate For The Two-Wild Card Format

Will Leitch joined Bernie Miklasz to make fun of the crazy political season, politics being the world's best sport, the NL Wild Card race, and the frustrating Cardinals team.

101 ESPN

Rick Hummel On The Morning After 8-26-16

Inside STL

David Aardsma Comes Away Impressed With Tim Tebow After Workout

As you know, former Heisman Trophy winner and NFL quarterback Tim Tebow is planning to give baseball a try. He was a legitimate baseball prospect in high school, though his football success took him to the University of Florida.

CBS Sports

Albert Pujols Wants To Play In World Basebal Classic

I want to play in the Classic. Every time you have the opportunity to represent the country, if I have health and opportunity I would go because it would be my last World Baseball Classic  (translated)

LigaDom

Former Cardinals Playing In NPB 8-26-16: Carlos Peguero Walks & Hits A Solo Home Run



Carlos Peguero (former Memphis-Rakuten) started in right field and batted seventh.  1-for-3 with one home run, one RBI, one run, one walk, and two strikeouts.

Rakuten beat Orix 4-3

Lee Tae-Yang Suspended Ten Month For Match-Fixing

A local court on Friday slapped a suspended sentence with probation on a baseball pitcher for fixing games.

Yonhap News Agency

State College-Batavia Game Delayed When Goat Ran Out On Field

Have you ever read those strange baseball stories from the game's early days -- with players wearing straw hats and players showing up to play in fake beards and costumes-- and wished they still existed? Don't worry, they do! They're happening all the time if you just look in the right places.

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Jose Adolis Garcia, Talent Or Discard?

Just a few days ago, Cuba lost its most talented of this baseball player Jose Adolis Garcia, who escaped during a stopover in France to return from a trip from Japan, after the Yomiuri Giants refrain from making their services.  (Translated)

Diario de Cuba