Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Series Preview: Cardinals @ Brewers June 21-24, 2018

The Brewers stand at 43-30 after being rained out in their series finale Wednesday in Pittsburgh. They are 5-5 in their past 10 games and percentage points behind the Chicago Cubs for first in the NL Central.

Post-Dispatch

Jose Martinez's Sore Shoulder Added To Long List Of Injured Cardinals; Greg Holland Delivers; Adam Wainwright's Role; First-Rounders Make Debuts; Extra Bases

By taking the brunt of the collision with his shoulder, first baseman Jose Martinez may have dodged damaging his wrist. Now he waits to see how the shoulder recovers.

Post-Dispatch

Cardinals' Pitching Strength Is Being Tested Again

First the Cardinals will face the Brewers. Then they could face the booers.

Hochman

Johnson City Beat Bluefield 2-0: Noel DeJesus Strikes Out Four Over Seven Scoreless Innings For The Win; Kyle Leahy Pitched Two Scoreless Innings For The Save; Dariel Gomez Walks & Hits A Solo Home Run

Individual Highlights:
Dariel Gomez started at first base and batted fourth.  1-for-3 with one home run, one RBI, one run, one walk, one strikeout, and assisted in two double plays.
Sanel Rosendo started in right field and batted fifth.  1-for-2 with one run and two walks.
Donivan Williams started at second base and batted seventh.  1-for-4 with one RBI, one stolen base, two strikeouts, and assisted in two double plays.
Benito Santiago started at catcher and batted eighth.  0-for-3 with one walk, two strikeouts, and one passed ball.
Noel DeJesus started and pitched seven innings.  He allowed four hits, no runs, one walk, hit one batter, threw one wild pitch, and struck four out for the winning decision (1-0).  (g/f:91-55)(g/f:12-3)
Kyle Leahy entered in the eighth and pitched two innings.  He allowed three hits and no runs for the save (1).  (p-s:27-18)(g/f:3-2)

Rough Outing:
Rest Of The Team

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Johnson City Press Post Game

Playoff-Bound Peoria Opens Second Half Of Midwest League Season With Homestand Thursday

The Peoria Chiefs open the second half of the Midwest League season when they host Burlington on Thursday at Dozer Park.

Peoria Journal Star

State College Beat Mahoning Valley 4-1: Franyel Casadilla Strikes Out Seven & Allows One Run Over Six Innings For The Win; Wood Myers Singles Twice, Doubles, & Drives In One Run; Eli Kraus Strikes Out Three Over Two Hitless/Scoreless Innings For The Save

Individual Highlights:
Brendan Donovan started at third base and batted leadoff.  1-for-4 with one double, one run, and two strikeouts.
Justin Toerner started in right field and batted second.  3-for-4 with one double, two runs, and one caught stealing.
Brady Whalen started at first base and batted third.  1-for-4 with one RBI.
Wood Myers started at second base and batted fourth.  3-for-4 with one double, one RBI, one run, and one strikeout.
Alexis Wilson started at catcher and batted fifth.  1-for-3 with one walk, one strikeout, and threw out one base runner.
Andres Luna started in centerfield and batted sixth.  1-for-4 with one two-out RBI, one stolen base, and two strikeouts.
Franyel Casadilla started and pitched six innings.  He allowed five hits, one earned run, two walks, and struck seven out for the winning decision (1-0).  (p-s:102-68)(g/f:4-5)
Eli Kraus entered in the eighth and pitched two innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck three out for the save (1).  (p-s:23-17)(g/f:1-1)

Rough Outing:
Imeldo Diaz started at shortstop and batted seventh.  0-for-4 at the plate.
Joe Gomez started as designated hitter and batted eighth.  0-for-4 with four strikeouts.
Will Changarotty entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, one walk, and struck one out for the hold (1).  (p-s:16-9)(g/f:1-0)(ir-s:1-1)

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State College Official Site Post Game

Shelby Miller Could Make Return From Tommy John Surgery On Monday

Nick Piecoro Twitter

The Cardinals Should Pursue Mike Moustakas....NOW!

With Mike Moustakas value slipping during the early part of the season, the St. Louis Cardinals should pursue the power hitting third baseman now, not later.

Redbird Rants

Michael Wacha Strains Left Oblique, Set For MRI Thursday

Michael Wacha was off to the sort of start that was likely to garner serious All-Star consideration, but the right-hander must now await further testing to determine whether he'll even be back on the mound by the time that game takes place.

St. Louis Official Site

Orioles Have Until Friday To Either Activate Or Designate Colby Rasmus

Brittany Ghiroli Twitter

Video: Michael Wacha On His Left Oblique Injury

State College Starting Lineup 6-20-18

State College Official Twitter

Cardinals Sign Four More To Professional Contracts

The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have agreed to terms with four additional players with two from this month's amateur draft.

St. Louis Official Site

Michael Wacha's Injury Tests Cardinals' Organizational Depth

Well, it's a good thing the Cardinals have uncommon organizational pitching depth.

Gordo

Phillies Beat Cardinals 4-3: Yadier Molina Walks & Hits A Solo & Two-Run Homer; Mike Mayers Strikes Out Three & Holds One Inherited Runner On Base Over One & A Third Hitless/Scoreless Innings; Greg Holland Strikes Out Two Of Three Batters

Individual Highlights:
Matt Carpenter started at third base and batted leadoff.  0-for-2 with three walks (one intentional) and one throwing error.
Yadier Molina started at catcher and batted fifth.  2-for-3 with two home runs, three RBIs (two w/two-outs), two runs, and one hit by pitch.
Greg Garcia started at shortstop and batted seventh.  2-for-4 with one strikeout.
Jedd Gyorko entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted ninth.  1-for-1 with one double.
Mike Mayers entered in the fourth and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck three out.  0-for-1 with one strikeout.  (p-s:17-13)(ir-s:1-0)
Brett Cecil entered in the sixth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck two out.  (p-s:19-13)
Greg Holland entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck two out.  (p-s:12-9)(g/f:1-0)

Rough Outing:
Tommy Pham started in centerfield and batted second.  0-for-5 with one strikeout.
Dexter Fowler started in right field and batted sixth.  0-for-4 with one strikeout.
Kolten Wong started at second base and batted eighth.  0-for-4 with one strikeout.
Harrison Bader started as pinch hitter and batted ninth.  0-for-1 with one strikeout.
Michael Wacha started and pitched 3.2 innings.  He allowed six hits, three runs (one earned), one home run, two walks, and struck two out.  0-for-1 with one strikeout.  (p-s:75-49)(g/f:6-3)
Sam Tuivailala entered in the seventh and pitched two hits, one earned run, one home run, and struck one out for the losing decision (1-3).  (p-s:16-10)(g/f:1-0)

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Cardinal Beat Post Game
Post-Dispatch Post Game
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Ken Rosenthal: 'If Mike Matheny Is Not Under Scrutiny From Ownership, He Should Be'

The paint won’t be dry on this Cardinals season for another few months, but current trends aren’t of the encouraging variety. Bullpen and offensive woes are well documented and the rotation has faltered a bit as well, as Bernie recently wrote.

101 ESPN

Tulsa Beat Springfield 7-1: Evan Mendoza Singles Twice, Doubles, & Drives In One Run; Austin Sexton Strikes Out Two Over Two Scoreless Innings; Tommy Edman Doubles

Individual Highlights:
Tommy Edman started at second base and batted leadoff.  1-for-4 with one double.
Edmundo Sosa started at shortstop and batted second.  0-for-4 with one run, one strikeout, one fielding error, and assisted in one double play.
Evan Mendoza started at third base and batted fourth.  3-for-4 with one double and one two-out RBI.
Granden Goetzman started in right field and batted fifth.  1-for-4 with one strikeout.
Stefan Trosclair started at first base and batted sixth.  1-for-4 with two strikeouts and assisted in one double play.
Luke Dykstra entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted ninth.  1-for-1 at the plate.
Austin Sexton entered in the seventh and pitched two innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, hit one batter, and struck two out.  (p-s:17-13)(g/f:2-1)

Rough Outing:
Rest Of The Team

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Video: Yadier Molina Hits Second Home Run 6-20-18

GCL: Cardinals Beat Marlins 9-6: Josh Shaw Triples, Homers, & Drives In Two Runs; William Jimenez Collects Two Singles, One Triple, & Two RBIs; Ivan Herrera Singles Twice & Knocks In Two Runs

Individual Highlights:
Mateo Gil started as designated hitter and batted leadoff.  2-for-3 with one run, one walk, and one caught stealing.
Raffy Ozuna started at shortstop and batted second.  4-for-5 with one double, one RBI, two runs, one strikeout, one fielding error, one throwing error, and assisted in one double play.
Ivan Herrera started at catcher and batted third.  2-for-5 with two RBIs and one passed ball.
John Nogowski started at first base and batted fourth.  0-for-2 with one RBI, two walks, one sac fly, and assisted in one double play.
Andrew Warner started in left field and batted sixth.  1-for-4 with one double, one run, one walk, and one strikeout.
Josh Shaw started at second base and batted seventh.  2-for-4 with one triple, one home run, two RBIs, two runs, grounded into one double play, and assisted in one double play.
William Jimenez started in centerfield and batted eighth.  3-for-4 with one triple, two RBIs (one w/two-outs), one run, and was picked off.
Kevin Vargas started at third base and batted ninth.  1-for-3 with one two-out RBI, one run, and one hit by pitch.
Dionis Zamora entered in the fifth and pitched four innings.  He allowed four hits, one earned run, and struck three out for the winning decision (1-0).  (g/f:3-3)
Edgar Escobar entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck two out for the save (1).  (g/f:1-0)

Rough Outing:
Brandon Benson entered late in the game as designated hitter and batted leadoff.  0-for-1 with one strikeout.
Brian Pirela started and pitched four innings.  He allowed nine hits, five runs (four earned), one walk, and threw two wild pitches.  (g/f:6-3)

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DSL: Cardinals Red Beat Cubs Two 8-6 In 11 Innings: Joerlin De Los Santos Singles & Drives In Two Runs; Sander Mora Singles Twice & Knocks In One Run; Roy Garcia Strikes Out Four Over Three Scoreless Innings

Individual Highlights:
Joerlin De Los Santos started in left field and batted leadoff.  1-for-4 with two two-out RBIs, one sacrifice, and one strikeout.
Sander Mora started as designated hitter and batted second.  2-for-3 with one RBI, one run, one walk, one sac fly, and one strikeout.
Franklin Soto started at shortstop and batted third.  1-for-3 with one RBI, two runs, two walks, one stolen base, one caught stealing/pickoff, two throwing errors, and assisted in one double play.
Luis Montano started in right field and batted fifth.  1-for-4 with one RBI, two runs, one walk, one strikeout, one outfield assist, and assisted in one double play.
Cristhian Longa started at catcher and batted seventh.  1-for-4 with one two-out RBI, one run, one walk, and one strikeout.
Elvin Jimenez started at second base and batted ninth.  1-for-4 with one double, one run, and one strikeout.
Jhon Victorino entered in the fifth and pitched two innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck one out.  (g/f:2-3)
Roy Garcia entered in the seventh and pitched three innings.  He allowed three hits, no runs, one walk, and struck four out.  (g/f:3-1)

Rough Outing:
Adanson Cruz started in centerfield and batted fourth.  0-for-5 with three strikeouts.
Claudio Ramirez started at first base and batted eighth.  0-for-5 with two strikeouts and assisted in one double play.

Boxscore

DSL: Twins Beat Cardinals Blue 13-4: Diomedes Del Rio Doubles, Triples, & Drives In Two Runs; Diowill Burgos Walks & Hits A Solo Home Run; Jose Zapata Walks & Knocks In One Run

Individual Highlights:
Diomedes Del Rio started in centerfield and batted leadoff.  2-for-5 with one double, one triple, two two-out RBIs, and one strikeout.
Jean Selmo started at first base and batted third.  1-for-4 with one triple, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.
Diowill Burgos started in right field and batted fifth.  1-for-3 with one home run, one RBI, one run, one walk, and one strikeout.
Yowelfy Rosario started at third base and batted sixth.  1-for-4 with one triple, one run, and one strikeout.
Leudy Pena started in left field and batted seventh.  1-for-3 with one double, one run, and one walk.
Jose Zapata started at catcher and batted eighth.  0-for-3 with one RBI, one run, one walk, one strikeout, and threw out one of three base runners.

Rough Outing:
Freddy DeJesus started as designated hitter and batted fourth.  0-for-3 with one walk and one strikeout.
Pablo Gomez started at second base and batted ninth.  0-for-3 with one walk, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.
Hector Soto started and pitched five innings.  He allowed ten hits, seven runs (six earned), one home run, one walk, hit two batters, threw one wild pitch, and struck two out for the losing decision (2-1).  (g/f:6-5)
Leonardo Taveras entered in the sixth and pitched two innings.  He allowed four hits, five earned runs, three walks, and struck two out.  (g/f:1-2)
Angel Ortega entered in the eighth and pitched two innings.  He allowed one hit, one earned run, two walks, and struck three out.  (g/f:1-2)

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Video: Yadier Molina Hits A Home Run 6-20-18

Memphis Homestand Highlights June 21-24, 2018

The first-place Memphis Redbirds return to AutoZone Park tomorrow for a quick four-game homestand against the New Orleans Baby Cakes (Marlins) running through Sunday, with the set featuring fireworks on Saturday and plenty of summer fun at the ballpark.

Memphis Official Site

At Hazardous Stage Of 2018, The Cardinals Need Their Rotation To Rally

Bird Bytes…

101 ESPN

Videos: Michael Girsch On Greg Holland & Adam Wainwright

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Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

Videos: Matt Carpenter On Cardinals Never-Quit Attitude

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Cardinals Can Fix Their Bullpen Before The MLB Trade Deadline, But Fixing The Infield Defense May Not Be As Easy

The St. Louis Cardinals avoided losing for the sixth time in their last seven games Tuesday night (STL 7, PHI 6), though it did not come easy. Rookie righty Jordan Hicks, who was pitching for the 34th time in the team's 71 games, allowed a game-tying two-run double to Rhys Hoskins in the eighth inning. Matt Carpenter rescued the Cardinals with a go-ahead solo homer in the ninth.

CBS Sports

Cubs Signed 2018, Ninth Round (278th Overall) Pick Derek Casey For $130K

Jim Callis Twitter

Springfield Starting Lineup 6-20-18

Springfield Official Twitter

Cardinals Starting Lineup 6-20-18

St. Louis Official Twitter

Cardinal Beat

Greg Holland Survives High-Leverage Situation In Return To Cardinals Bullpen

Greg Holland silenced the doubters, at least for one night, in the St. Louis Cardinals 7-6 win over the Philadelphia Phillies, Tuesday night. The free agent signee returned to the Cardinals roster yesterday and was immediately put in a high-leverage situation.

KMOX

The Cardinals Are So Bad, They're Downright Disgusting To Watch

I'm glad the St. Louis Cardinals managed to hang on to win a game Philadelphia Phillies.

Cheap Seats

Edubray Ramos A Possibility For Phillies Closer

The Philadelphia Phillies have one of the worst relays, not only of the National League, but of all the Major Leagues. However, there are some pitchers who have done a good job, as is the case with Edubray Ramos.  (Translated)

Lider

State College: Bring Your Pup To Bark In The Park Tonight

The State College Spikes are opening the doggy doors and the ballpark gates to four-legged friends tonight for this year's first edition of the team's popular Bark in the Park Night, presented by Metzger Animal Hospital and NEWSRADIO 103 WRSC!

State College Official Site

Palm Beach @ Daytona Cancelled For Wednesday Due To Field Conditions

Daytona Official Twitter

Paul DeJong Happy On Field & In Science Lab

A search through the Cardinals' clubhouse for certain superlatives would turn up two top candidates for consideration as the team's brainiest player: reliever Matt Bowman and shortstop Paul DeJong.

St. Louis Official Site

Former Cardinals Playing In KBO 6-20-18: Xavier Scruggs Singles Twice & Drives In Two Runs; Jamie Romak Singles



Xavier Scruggs (former St. Louis-NC) started at first base and batted fourth.  2-for-4 with two RBIs and one hit by pitch.

Kia beat NC 6-5

Jamie Romak (former Memphis-SK) started at third base and batted third.  1-for-5 with three strikeouts.

Samsung beat SK 6-4

Meghan King Edmonds' Daughter Aspen Dialed 911 Accidentally...And The Police Showed Up

If you thought Meghan King Edmonds' infant twins were keeping her up at night, don't forget about her 19-month-old daughter Aspen.

Daily Mail

Video: Scott Warmann & Jim Edmonds Preview Cardinals-Phillies Game 6-20-18

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

Matthew Bowman Back On Disabled List With Blister Problems; Mike Mayers' Eureka Moment; Marcell Ozuna's Instincts

The blisters that have caused Cardinals reliever Matt Bowman such troubles this season are only the outward signs of a deeper, painful, and often numbing sensation that returned Monday, he acknowledged to the team late that night.

Post-Dispatch

Stephen Piscotty, Jed Lowrie Deliver Big Blasts As Athletics Win In Ten

The A's have trailed after eight innings in each of their last two games. They've won both of them.

Oakland Official Site

Mike Trout Extends Torrid Stretch As Angels Gain Split

There was no other player the Angels would have rather had up to bat in that situation.

Anaheim Official Site

Former Cardinals Playing In MLB 6-19-18: Rich Hill Strikes Out Six Over Six Scoreless Innings; David Peralta Doubles & Drives In Two Runs; Stephen Piscotty Hits A Solo Home Run

Jason Heyward (former St. Louis-Chicago-N) started in right field and batted second.  1-for-4 with one run and one walk.
Steve Cishek (former St. Louis-Chicago-N) entered in the sixth and pitched to four batters.  He allowed two hits and one earned run for the hold (9).  (p-s:14-10)(g/f:2-0)

Los Angeles beat Chicago-N 4-3 in game one of doubleheader

Rich Hill (former Memphis-Los Angeles) started and pitched six innings.  He allowed three hits, no runs, two walks, and struck six out.  0-for-3 with two strikeouts.  (p-s:90-65)(g/f:6-2)

Steve Cishek (former St. Louis-Chicago-N) entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, one walk, and struck one out.  (p-s:23-15)(g/f:0-1)

Chicago-N beat Los Angeles 2-1 in 10 innings in game two of doubleheader

Marco Gonzales (former St. Louis-Seattle) started and pitched 6.1 innings.  He allowed eight hits, six earned runs, three home runs, one walk, and struck five out for the losing decision (7-4).    (p-s:90-66)(g/f:6-3)

New York-A beat Seattle 7-2

Sam Freeman (former St. Louis-Atlanta) entered in the sixth and pitched 2.1 innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck four out for the winning decision (2-3).  (p-s: 33-21)(g/f:1-2)

Randal Grichuk (former St. Louis-Toronto) started in right field and batted sixth.  1-for-3 with one double, one run, one walk, and one strikeout.
Aledmys Diaz (former St. Louis-Toronto) started at shortstop and batted seventh.  0-for-4 at the plate.
Jaime Garcia (former St. Louis-Toronto) started and pitched three innings.  He allowed five hits, five earned runs, two home runs, three walks, and struck two out for the losing decision (2-6).  (p-s:64-34)(g/f:5-0)
Preston Guilmet (former St. Louis-Toronto) entered in the seventh and pitched two innings.  He allowed two hits, one earned run, two walks, and struck two out.  (p-s:28-19)(g/f:2-1)

Atlanta beat Toronto 11-4

Charlie Tilson (former Memphis-Chicago-A) started in left field and batted eighth.  3-for-4 with one run and one strikeout.

Cleveland beat Chicago-A 6-3

Joe Kelly (former st. Louis-Boston) entered in the eighth and pitched to three batters.  He allowed two hits, two earned runs, and one walk.  (p-s:14-7)(ir-s:2-2)

Zach Duke (former St. Louis-Minnesota) entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed two hits and one earned run for the blown save (2) and winning decision (3-2).  (p-s:18-10)(g/f:2-1)

Minnesota beat Boston 6-2

Adam Ottavino (former St. Louis-Colorado) entered in the seventh and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck three out for the hold (15).  (p-s:18-13)(g/f:1-0)(ir-s:3-1)

Colorado beat New York-N 10-8

Jon Jay (former St. Louis-Arizona) started in right field and batted leadoff.  2-for-5 with two runs and one strikeout.
David Peralta (former Johnson City-Arizona) started in left field and batted fourth.  1-for-4 with one double, two RBIs (one w/two-outs), and one strikeout.
Daniel Descalso (former St. Louis-Arizona) started as designated hitter and batted fifth.  0-for-4 with four strikeouts.
Fernando Salas (former St. Louis-Arizona) entered in the sixth and pitched to three batters.  He allowed no hits or runs, one walk and struck one out.  (p-s:12-8)(ir-s:1-0)

Albert Pujols (former St. Louis-Anaheim) started at first base and batted fourth.  1-for-4 with one strikeout.

Anaheim beat Arizona 5-4

Stephen Piscotty (former St. Louis-Oakland) started in right field and batted seventh.  1-for-4 with one home run, one two-out RBI, one run, and one strikeout.

Oakland beat San Diego 4-2 in 10 innings

Michael Wacha & The Cardinals Go For Series Win Against Phillies

The Philadelphia Phillies and the St. Louis Cardinals will play the rubber match of their current series and their season series Wednesday afternoon.

Fox Sports Midwest

Jaime Garcia Wobbles As Blue Jays Can't Contain Braves

The Blue Jays had visions in Spring Training of Jaime Garcia being the final piece to a starting rotation that was supposed to be one of the best in the American League. Three months later, Garcia is barely holding onto a job.

Toronto Official Site

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Cole Hamels Sharp As Rangers Roll Past Royals

The Rangers won their fourth straight game with a 4-1 victory over the Royals on Tuesday night, but that's hardly going to change Cole Hamels' situation at this point of the season.

Texas Official Site

El Paso Beat Memphis 7-4: Luke Voit Singles Twice & Drives In One Run; Hector Mendoza Strikes Out Two & Holds One Inherited Runner On Base Over One & A Third Scoreless Innings; Max Schrock Singles & Knocks In One Run

Individual Highlights:
Tyler O'Neill started in left field and batted third.  0-for-1 with one RBI, one run, two walks, one sac fly, one strikeout, and one caught stealing.
Patrick Wisdom started at third base and batted fourth.  0-for-4 with one RBI and three strikeouts.
Luke Voit started at first base and batted fifth.  2-for-4 with one two-out RBI.
Wilfredo Tovar started at shortstop and batted seventh.  2-for-4 with one run.
Max Schrock entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted ninth.  1-for-1 with one RBI.
Hector Mendoza entered in the sixth and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, hit one batter, and struck two out.  (p-s:14-10)(g/f:0-1)(ir-s:1-0)
Conner Greene entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, two walks, threw one wild pitch, and struck two out.  (p-s:25-12)(g/f:0-1)

Rough Outing:
Jose Adolis Garcia started in right field and batted sixth.  0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
Kevin Herget started and pitched 5.2 innings.  He allowed seven hits, seven earned runs, two home runs, two walks, threw one wild pitch, and struck two out for the losing decision (3-6).  0-for-2 with one strikeout.  (p-s:92-60)(g/f:7-5)

Former Cardinals:
Shane Peterson entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted ninth.  1-for-1 with one home run, two RBIs, and one run.
Robert Stock entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed two hits, no runs, and assisted in one double play for the save (6).  (p-s:8-6)(g/f:2-0)

Boxscore

Chris Sale Fans 11 Over Seven, But Red Sox Fall To Twins

When Chris Sale pitches this season, the Red Sox are a .500 team. This is no fault of Sale's.

Boston Official Site

Video: Greg Holland After Cardinals Beat Phillies

Bluefield Beat Johnson City 8-7: Zach Jackson Doubles & Drives In One Run; Leandro Cedeno Singles Twice & Hits A Solo Home Run; Nolan Gorman Hits A Solo Home Run

Individual Highlights:
Moises Castillo started at shortstop and batted leadoff.  1-for-3 with one two-out RBI, one walk, one hurt by pitch, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.
Jonathan Machado started in centerfield and batted second.  3-for-5 with one double, two runs, and one outfield assist.
Leandro Cedeno started in left field and batted third.  3-for-5 with one home run, one RBI, one run, and one strikeout.
Dariel Gomez entered late in the game at first base and batted fourth.  1-for-1 with one two-out RBI.
Zach Jackson started at catcher and batted fifth.  1-for-5 with one double and two two-out RBIs.
Nolan Gorman started as designated hitter and batted sixth.  1-for-4 with one home run, one RBI, one run, and two strikeouts.
Brian Sanchez started in right field and batted seventh.  1-for-4 with one RBI, one run, and one strikeout.

Rough Outing:
Oneiver Diaz started and pitched five innings.  He allowed four hits, three earned runs, one home run, four walks, threw one wild pitch, and struck one out.  (p-s:88-49)(g/f:7-5)
Hector Villalobos entered in the  sixth and pitched two innings.  He allowed three hits, two earned runs, two walks, threw one wild pitch, and struck two out for the blown save (1).  (p-s:53-28)(g/f:0-3)
David Oca entered in the eighth and pitched 1.2 innings.  He allowed five hits, three earned runs, one walk, and struck four out for the blown save (1) and losing decision (0-1).  (p-s:42-29)(g/f:1-0)

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Johnson City Official Site Post Game
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Video: Kolten Wong After Cardinals Beat Phillies

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Video: Mike Matheny's Postgame Press Conference 6-19-18

Video: Matt Carpenter After Cardinals Beat Phillies

Tulsa Beat Springfield 5-1: Ramon Santos Strikes Out Five & Holds One Inherited Runner On Base Over Four & A Third Hitless/Scoreless Innings; Lane Thomas Singles & Drives In One Run; Tommy Edman Singles Twice

Individual Highlights:
Tommy Edman started at shortstop and batted leadoff.  2-for-4 with one run and one stolen base.
Edmundo Sosa started at second base and batted second.  1-for-4 with one double, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.
Lane Thomas started in centerfield and batted third.  1-for-4 with one RBI, one strikeout, and one caught stealing.
Victor Roache started in left field and batted seventh.  0-for-1 with two walks and grounded into one double play.
Luke Dykstra entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted ninth.  1-for-1 at the plate.
Ramon Santos entered in the third and pitched 4.1 innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck five out.  0-for-1 with one strikeout.  (p-s:52-36)(g/f:5-2)(ir-s:1-0)

Rough Outing:
Stefan Trosclair started at first base and batted eighth.  0-for-3 with one strikeout and assisted in one double play.
Jacob Evans started and pitched 2.2 innings.  He allowed four hits, four earned runs, two walks, hit one batter, and struck three out for the losing decision (0-5).  One sacrifice at the plate.  (p-s:55-33)(g/f:2-1)
Colton Thomson entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed two hits, one earned run, and struck one out.  (p-s:20-15)(g/f:2-0)

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Springfield Official Site Post Game

Video: Matt Carpenter Hits A Home Run 6-19-18

Daytona Beat Palm Beach 4-2 In Game Two Of Doubleheader: Kramer Robertson Doubles & Drives In Two Runs; Jacob Patterson Strikes Out Four & Holds One Inherited Runner On Over Two Hitless/Scoreless Innings; Danny Hudzina & Ryan McCarvel Each Single

Individual Highlights:
Johan Mieses started as designated hitter and batted fourth.  0-for-2 with one walk.
Brian O'Keefe started at catcher and batted fifth.  0-for-2 with one walk and allowed one stolen base.
Danny Hudzina started at third base and batted sixth.  1-for-3 with one run.
Ryan McCarvel started at first base and batted seventh.  1-for-3 with one run, one stolen base, grounded into one double play, and assisted in one double play.
Kramer Robertston started at shortstop and batted ninth.  1-for-3 with one double, two two-out RBIs, one stolen base, and assisted in one double play.
Jacob Patterson entered in the fourth and pitched two innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck four out.  (p-s:21-16)(g/f:1-1)(ir-s:1-0)

Rough Outing:
Rest Of The Team

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Mahoning Valley Beat State College 7-4: Jake Dahlberg Strikes Out Four & Picks One Off Over Five Scoreless Innings; Joe Gomez Singles, Doubles, & Drives In One Run; Wadye Ynfante Singled Twice & Knocks In One Run

Individual Highlights:
Lars Nootbaar started in left field and batted leadoff.  1-for-4 with one run, one walk, two strikeouts, and one outfield assist.
Justin Toerner started in right field and batted second.  1-for-4 with one walk and one strikeout.
Nick Dunn started as designated hitter and batted third.  1-for-5 with one double.
Wadye Ynfante started in centerfield and batted fifth.  2-for-4 with one two-out RBI and one hit by pitch.
Wood Myers started at second base and batted eighth.  2-for-3 with one double, one run, one walk, and assisted in one double play.
Joe Gomez started at catcher and batted ninth.  2-for-4 with one double, two RBIs, and grounded into one double play.
Jake Dahlberg started and pitched five innings.  He allowed four hits, no runs, struck four out, and picked one runner off.  (p-s:51-40)(g/f:2-6)

Rough Outing:
Brady Whalen started at first base and batted sixth.  0-for-5 with one strikeout and assisted in one double play.
Chris Holba entered in the sixth and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed two hits, three runs (two earned), one walk, hit one batter, and struck two out for the blown save (1) and losing decision (0-1).  (p-s:26-16)
Troy Montemayor entered in the seventh and pitched to five batters.  He allowed two hits, four runs (one earned), and two walks.  (p-s:22-13)(ir-s:l-1)
Jacob Schlesener entered in the seventh and pitched 2.1 innings.  He allowed three hits, no runs, hit one batter, threw one wild pitch, and struck one out.  (p-s:25-17)(g/f:4-1)(ir-s:3-3)

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Cardinals Beat Phillies 7-6: Matt Carpenter Doubles, Homers, & Drives In Three Runs; Jose Martinez Doubles, Walks, & Knocks In Two Runs; Tommy Pham Singles & Hits A Solo Home Run

Individual Highlights:
Matt Carpenter started at third base and moved to first, batting leadoff.  2-for-5 with one double, one home run, three two-out RBIs, two runs, and one strikeout.
Tommy Pham started in centerfield and batted second.  2-for-5 with one home run, one two-out RBI, two runs, and one strikeout.
Jose Martinez started at first base and batted third.  1-for-3 with one double, two two-out RBIs, one walk, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.
Yairo Munoz started at shortstop and batted seventh.  2-for-3 with one run, one walk, one caught stealing, one fielding error, and assisted in one double play.
Kolten Wong started at second base and batted eighth.  1-for-3 with one home run, one RBI, two runs, one hit by pitch, and one strikeout.
John Brebbia entered in the sixth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit and no runs.  (p-s:9-7)(g/f:0-2)
Greg Holland entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck two out for the hold (2).  (p-s:13-11)(g/f:1-0)

Rough Outing:
Marcell Ozuna started in left field and batted fourth.  0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
Yadier Molina started at catcher and batted fifth.  0-for-4 with one strikeout.
Dexter Fowler started in right field and batted sixth.  0-for-3 with one walk and two strikeouts.
Jedd Gyorko entered late in the game at third base and batted ninth.  0-for-1 with one strikeout.
Luke Weaver started and pitched five innings.  He allowed six hits, four earned runs, two home runs, four walks, hit one batter, and struck four out.  0-for-2 with one strikeout.  (p-s:99-61)(g/f:7-0)
Austin Gomber entered in the eighth and pitched to four batters.  He allowed one hit, two earned runs, one walk, and struck one out for the hold (6).  (p-s:14-8)
Jordan Hicks entered in the eighth and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck two out for the blown save (3) and winning decision (3-1).  (p-s:19-13)(g/f:2-0)(ir-s:2-2)

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2018 Midwest League All-Star Game: East Beat West 3-2 In 10 Innings: Yariel Gonzalez Singles & Scores Two Runs; Bryan Dobzanski Strikes Out One Of Two Batters Faced

Yariel Gonzalez (Peoria-West) started at first base and batted second.  1-for-4 with two runs and one strikeout.
Elehuris Montero (Peoria-West) started at third base and batted fourth.  0-for-2 with one strikeout.
Dennis Ortega (Peoria-West) entered late in the game at catcher and batted eighth.  0-for-2 and picked one runner off.
Irving Lopez (Peoria-West) started at second base and batted ninth.  0-for-2 with one strikeout.
Bryan Dobzanski (Peoria-West) entered in the ninth and pitched to two batters.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out.  (p-s:9-8)(g/f:1-0)

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Marco Gonzales Takes First Loss In Five Weeks

Nobody said it was going to be easy at Yankee Stadium against the team with the best record in the Majors, but the Mariners certainly had hoped for better as they embarked on a tough 10-game East Coast road trek.

Seattle Official Site

Rangers Traded Deck McGuire To Angels, Optioned To Triple-A Salt Lake

Anaheim Official Twitter

Video: Kolten Wong Hits A Home Run 6-19-18

Carlos Gonzalez Reveals Why He's Flip-Flopped On 'C-Flap'

Rockies right fielder Carlos Gonzalez enthusiastically adopted the "C-Flap" -- the plastic guard that, when attached to the batting helmet, offers jaw and chin protection. But lately he has been going bare-faced.

Colorado Official Site

Video: Tommy Pham Hits A Home Run 6-19-18

Memphis Starting Lineup 8-19-18

Memphis Official Twitter

Daytona Beat Palm Beach 7-2 In Game One of Doubleheader: Chase Pinder & Kramer Robertston Each Double & Drive In One Run; Jose Godoy Singles & Doubles; Juan Yepez Singles Twice

Individual Highlights:
Chase Pinder started in centerfield and batted leadoff.  1-for-3 with one double, one two-out RBI, and one strikeout.
Andy Young started at second base and batted third.  0-for-2 with one walk and one strikeout.
Johan Mieses started in right field and batted fourth.  1-for-3 at the plate.
Jose Godoy started at catcher and batted seventh.  2-for-3 with one double, one run, and allowed one stolen base.
Juan Yepez started at first base and batted eighth.  2-for-2 with one caught stealing/pickoff.
Kramer Robertston started at shortstop and batted ninth.  1-for-2 with one double, one two-out RBI, and one run.

Rough Outing:
Rest Of The Team

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Dodgers Activated Rich Hill From The Disabled List & Optioned Breyvic Valera To Triple-A Oklahoma City

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Cardinals Signed Jhon Victorino & Angel Ortega To Minors Deals & Assigned To Dominican Summer League Clubs

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Blue Jays Placed Sam Gaviglio On The Paternity List & Recalled Lourdes Gurriel, Jr. From Triple-A Buffalo

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Videos: Greg Holland Coming Off DL

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Video: Mike Mayers Bringing The Heat

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Video: Matthew Bowman On Latest DL Trip

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Springfield Starting Lineup 6-19-18

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State College Starting Lineup 6-19-18

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Orioles Could Activate Colby Rasmus On Thursday

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Rangers Optioned Yohander Mendez To Triple-A Round Rock

John Blake Twitter

Diamondbacks, Orioles Discussing Manny Machado

Jon Morosi Twitter

Mets Placed Jay Bruce On The Ten-Day Disabled List

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What Was Marcell Ozuna Thinking?

With two outs in the bottom of the 10th inning on Monday, the Cardinals found themselves up by one run. Matt Bowman, the Cardinals pitcher, put himself in a little bit of trouble when Rhys Hoskins hit a single and then advanced to second on a groundout. Cardinals manager Mike Matheny put Bowman in considerably more trouble with the dubious decision to walk Carlos Santana and put the winning run on base in order to try for the double play. Bowman did not get the double play, instead striking out Jesmuel Valentin. That brings us to Aaron Altherr, the game’s final batter.

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Nationals Placed Matt Adams On The Ten-Day Disabled List

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Cardinals Placed Matthew Bowman On The Ten-Day Disabled List & Activated Greg Holland

The St. Louis Cardinals announced prior to tonight's game that they have activated pitcher Greg Holland from the 10-day disabled list and placed pitcher Matt Bowman on the 10-day disabled list with right hand middle finger blisters.
St. Louis Official Site

His role undefined and the club's concerns over his performance not completely quelled, Greg Holland returned to the Cardinals' bullpen on Tuesday. St. Louis activated the reliever from the disabled list and placed right-hander Matt Bowman on the 10-day DL in a corresponding move.
St. Louis Official Site

The St. Louis Cardinals swapped out two relief pitchers Tuesday, one a spot closer who took the loss in Monday night’s 10th-inning heartbreak at Philadelphia, the other the club’s would-be closer who has struggled mightily.
Fox Sports Midwest

In a somewhat perplexing move, the Cardinals activated struggling reliever Greg Holland from the disabled list Tuesday and swapping Matt Bowman onto the 10-day DL.
KMOV

After missing the last 22 games as he recovered from a hip impingement, reliever Greg Holland will be back in uniform for the St. Louis Cardinals tonight.
STL Baseball Weekly

Brewers Designated Boone Logan For An Assignment

Milwaukee Official Twitter

Cardinals Starting Lineup 5-19-18

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Cardinal Beat

Forget The Innings Concern, Just Use Jordan Hicks Properly

The Cardinals had a chance to steal a game on Monday, but instead they let it all collapse. Maybe it was due to Hicks saying he wasn't up for it, but I highly doubt that. Look at him on the mound. It's all business and no sad tears about usage.

KSDK

GCL: Cardinals Beat Astros 10-0: Diego Cordero Strikes Out Four Over Six Scoreless Innings For The Win; Ivan Herrera Singles Twice & Drives In Three Runs; Raffy Ozuna Singles Triples, & Knocks In Two Runs

Individual Highlights:
Mateo Gil started as designated hitter and batted leadoff.  0-for-2 with one RBI, one run, one walk, and one strikeout.
Raffy Ozuna started at shortstop and batted second.  2-for-5 with one triple, two RBIs, two runs, two strikeouts, and assisted in three d plays.
Ivan Herrera started at catcher and batted third.  2-for-5 with three RBIs, one run, and one passed ball.
Victor Garcia started in right field and batted fifth.  2-for-5 with one RBI, one run, and two strikeouts.
Josh Shaw started at second base and batted seventh.  1-for-5 with two RBIs (one w/two-outs), one run, and assisted in three double plays.
William Jimenez started in centerfield and batted eighth.  2-for-3 with one two-out RBI, one run, and one walk.
Diego Cordero started and pitched six innings.  He allowed three hits, no runs, three walks, and struck four out for the winning decision (1-0).  (g/f:2-6)
Perry DellaValle entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, one walk, and threw one wild pitch.  (g/f:1-1)
Chris Hunt entered in the eighth and pitched two innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, one walk, and struck one out.  (g/f:2-1)

Rough Outing:
Andrew Warner started in left field and batted sixth.  0-for-4 with one walk and two strikeouts.

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Rome News-Tribune Post Game

To Fix The Bullpen, Cardinals' Front Office Must Be More Aggressive

The Washington Nationals already had an exceptional closer in Sean Doolittle, who has 18 saves in 19 chances with a 1.47 ERA and a killer strikeout rate of 39 percent.

101 ESPN

North County Sports Hall Of Fame To Induct George Kissell

The North Country Sports Hall of Fame revealed its second induction class this afternoon, a class filled with some of the most legendary coaches in north country history, as well as the Hall of Fame’s first girls team honor.

Watertown Daily Times

Current Cardinals Draft Selections Playing In College 6-19-18: Zack Gahagan Singles; Brandon Riley Walks



Brandon Riley (2018 draft selection-North Carolina) started in centerfield and batted fourth.  0-for-3 with one walk and one strikeout.
Zack Gahagan (2018 draft selection-North Carolina) started at second base and batted sixth.  1-for-4 at the plate.

Mississippi St beat North Carolina 12-2

DSL: Cardinals Red Beat Cubs 8-6: Jose Moreno Strikes Out Five Over Six Scoreless Innings For The Win; Luis Montano Singles Twice, Walks, & Drives In One Run; Joyser Garcia Singles, Doubles, & Knocks In One Run

Individual Highlights:
Sander Mora started at shortstop and batted second.  2-for-4 with two doubles, two runs, one intentional walk, and assisted in one double play.
Franklin Soto started as designated hitter and batted third.  2-for-5 with one RBI, one run, one stolen base, and two strikeouts.
Luis Montano started in right field and batted fifth.  2-for-3 with one two-out RBI, one run, one walk, and one fielding error.
Francisco Hernandez started at third base and batted sixth.  2-for-3 with one double, two runs, one walk, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.
Cristhian Longa started at first base and batted seventh.  0-for-1 with two walks, one sacrifice, and assisted in two double plays.
Joyser Garcia started at catcher and batted eighth.  2-for-4 with one double, one RBI, one run, grounded into one double play, picked one runner off, and allowed two stolen bases.
Luis Andujar started at second base and batted ninth.  0-for-4 with one RBI, one run, one stolen base, and assisted in two double plays.
Jose Moreno started and pitched six innings.  He allowed two hits, no runs, five walks, hit one batter, and struck five out for the winning decision (1-1).  (g/f:5-3)
Sebastian Tabata entered in the ninth and pitched to one batter.  He allowed no hits or runs for the save (1).  (g/f:1-0)(ir-s:2-0)

Rough Outing:
Joerlin De Los Santos started in left field and batted leadoff.  0-for-4 with one walk, one stolen base, and two strikeouts.
Rodard Avelino entered in the seventh and pitched to four batters.  He allowed no hits, three runs (two earned), three walks, and hit one batter.
Hector De Los Santos entered in the seventh and pitched 2.2 innings.  He allowed five hits, three earned runs, two walks, and struck three out for the hold (1).  (g/f:2-2)(ir-s:3-2)

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Rome News-Tribune Post Game

DSL: Twins Beat Cardinals Blue 13-4: Diomedes Del Rio Collects Two Triples, Two Walks, & One RBI; Jose Zapata Walks & Drives In One Run; Pablo Gomez Knocks In One Run

Individual Highlights:
Diomedes Del Rio started in centerfield and batted leadoff.  2-for-3 with two triples, one two-out RBI, one run, two walks, one stolen base, and one outfield assist.
Darlyn Del Villar started at shortstop and batted second.  1-for-4 with one walk, two stolen bases, and one strikeout.
Diowill Burgos started in right field and batted fifth.  0-for-3 with one walk and three strikeouts.
Yowelfy Rosario started at third base and batted sixth.  1-for-3 with one double, two runs, one walk, two strikeouts, and one throwing error.
Jose Zapata started at catcher and batted eighth.  0-for-3 with one RBI, one walk, two strikeouts, and one passed ball.
Pablo Gomez started at second base and batted ninth.  0-for-4 with one RBI, one run, two strikeouts, one fielding error, and one throwing error.
Anthony Trompiz entered in the eighth and pitched to one batter.  He allowed no hits or runs, and one pickoff error.  (g/f:1-0)(ir-s:2-0)

Rough Outing:
Rest Of The Team

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Angels & Dodgers Pursued Kelvin Herrera

Bob Nightengale Twitter

Red Sox Interested In Brad Hand

Jon Morosi Twitter

Pitchers Represent Cardinals Main Hopes For All-Star Game Appearance

MLB has released the latest ballot totals for 2018 National League All-Star team and it's not a great showing for the St. Louis Cardinals. The only position player who looks like they'll have a shot to make the All-Star Game is, not surprisingly, Yadier Molina.

KMOX

Where Do The Cardinals Go From Here?

On Monday night, the Cardinals managed to climb back into a game that started out with Miles Mikolas handing the Phillies a four run first inning lead. They struck out eighteen times along the way and blew a chance to tie it up in the 8th, but they made it back. Then they took a 10th inning lead on a Tommy Pham home run.

Birds On The Black

Double-A Springfield Sent John Nogowski To Short-Season Rookie-Level Gulf Coast League To Begin Rehab Assignment

MiLB Official Site

Rob Kaminsy Promoted From A-Advanced Lynchburg To Double-A Akron

Indians Prospective Twitter

Yadier Molina Breaks 70-Year Old Record

Once Yadier Molina caught the first pitch of the fifth inning in Monday night's St. Louis Cardinals game, he had officially caught his 1,757th career MLB game for the birds on the bat. That is the most games at catcher by any MLB player for a single team in baseball history.

KMOX

Dissecting Tommy Pham's Slump

What has gone wrong for the Cardinals’ MVP candidate turned ice cold hitter?

Viva El Birdos

Former Cardinals Playing In KBO 6-19-18



Jamie Romak (former Memphis-SK) started at third base and batted third.  0-for-2 with one hit by pitch and one strikeout.

SK and Samsung tied 6-6

Video: Scott Warmann & Jim Edmonds Preview Cardinals-Phillies Game 6-19-18

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Kyle Barraclough Is Unhittable

Kyle Barraclough has always been tough to hit. He’s got 254 strikeouts in 196 1/3 innings pitched through his career through last night.

Marlin Maniac

Cuba Announces Roster For Honkbalweek Haarlem 2018

Cuba has announced its roster for the Honkbalweek Haarlem 2018. Eight pitchers, two catchers, seven infielders and four outfielders will make the trip to Pim Mulier Stadium. The 29th edition of the Honkbalweek will be played from July 13 to 22. Other participants are the Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Chinese Taipei and Japan.

Mister Baseball

Justin Upton, Albert Pujols Hits First Back-To-Back Home Runs of 2018

Justin Upton and Albert Pujols launched back-to-back homers in the fourth inning off Zack Greinke in Monday night's 7-4 loss to the D-backs at Angel Stadium, the first of a two-game series.

Anaheim Official Site

Former Cardinals Playing In MLB 6-18-18: Kyle Barraclough Strikes Out One Over One Hitless/Scoreless Inning For The Save; Mark Reynolds Singles & Drives In Two Runs In Doubleheader; Albert Pujols Hits A Solo Home Run

Mark Reynolds (former St. Louis-Washington) started at first base and batted sixth.  0-for-3 with two RBIs, one sac fly, two strikeouts, and assisted in one double play.

New York-A beat Washington 4-2 in game one of doubleheader

Matt Adams (former St. Louis-Washington) started in left field and batted fourth.  0-for-2 at the plate.
Mark Reynolds (former St. Louis-Washington) started at first base and batted sixth.  1-for-3 with one strikeout.

Washington beat New York-A 5-3 in game two of doubleheader

David Freese (former St. Louis-Pittsburgh) entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted ninth.  One walk at the plate.

Pittsburgh beat Milwaukee 1-0

Edubray Ramos (former VSL-Philadelphia) entered in the eighth and pitched to two batters.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck two out for the hold (8).  (p-s:9-7)(ir-s:2-0)

Philadelphia beat St. Louis 6-5 in 10 innings

Charlie Tilson (former Memphis-Chicago-A) started in left field and batted eighth.  0-for-4 with two strikeouts.

Cleveland beat Kansas City 6-2

Ian Kennedy (former 2003 draft selection-Kansas City) started and pitched six innings.  He allowed four hits, five earned runs, two home runs, three walks, hit one batter, and struck eight out for the losing decision (1-7).  (p-s:108-68)(g/f:4-3)

Texas beat Kansas City 6-3

Jon Jay (former St. Louis-Arizona) in right field and batted leadoff.  2-for-5 with one run.
David Peralta (former Johnson City-Arizona) started in left field and batted fourth.  1-for-5 with one strikeout.
Daniel Descalso (former St. Louis-Arizona) started as designated hitter and batted fifth.  1-for-5 with one run and one strikeout.

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

Arizona beat Anaheim 7-4

Kyle Barraclough (former Springfield-Miami) entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out for the save (6).  (p-s:11-9)(g/f:1-1)

Miami beat San Francisco 5-4

Now 'Comfortable' With His Delivery, Greg Holland Welcomes Shot At 'Uncomfortable' Situations; Yadier Molina Sets MLB Record; 'Science Nut' Paul DeJong; Marcell Ozuna Nabs Honor, Etc

As the Cardinals speed Greg Holland back from the minors for a second time this season, the former All-Star realizes his deed on the ninth inning has lapsed, but he has an idea where he’d like to fit in the bullpen’s musical chairs.

Post-Dispatch

Monday, June 18, 2018

Luke Weaver Attempts To Get Cardinals Back On Track After Heartbreaker Against Phillies

Luke Weaver’s best start of the season came last month against the Philadelphia Phillies. Weaver will try to emulate that success Tuesday night as the Phillies face the St. Louis Cardinals in the middle of a three-game series at Citizens Bank Park.

Fox Sports Midwest

Jonathan Escudero, Dewin Perez, & Wilmer Alvarado Listed On Colombian 2018 Central American/Caribbean Games Team

Jimmy Char, president of the Colombian Baseball Federation, spoke about the friendly exchange that will take place this Friday at the 'Édgar Rentería'.  (Translated)

El Heraldo

Bartolo Colon Tops Juan Marichal With Dominican Republic-Record 244th Win

Rangers starter Bartolo Colon is now the winningest pitcher from the Dominican Republic.

Texas Official Site

Memphis Beat El Paso 5-2: Jose Adolis Garcia Hits A Two-Run Homer; Dakota Hudson Strikes Out Four & Allows One Run Over Six Innings For The Win; Patrick Wisdom Doubles & Drives In One Run

Individual Highlights:
Patrick Wisdom started at third base and batted fourth.  1-for-4 with one double, one RBI, one run, and three strikeouts.
Carson Kelly started at catcher and batted fifth.  0-for-3 with one RBI, one sac fly, and one passed ball.
Alex Mejia started at first base and batted sixth.  1-for-4 with one two-out RBI and one run.
Jose Adolis Garcia started in right field and batted seventh.  1-for-4 with one home run, two two-out RBIs, one run, two strikeouts, and one fielding error.
Dakota Hudson started and pitched six innings.  He allowed eight hits, one earned run, two walks, and struck four out for the winning decision (9-2).  0-for-3 with two strikeouts.  (p-s:104-63)(g/f:8-4)
Edward Mujica entered in the eighth and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, one walk, and struck one out for the save (6).  (p-s:17-8)(g/f:1-1)(ir-s:3-0)

Rough Outing:
Randy Arozarena started in left field and batted leadoff.  0-for-4 with three strikeouts.
Andrew Morales entered in the seventh and pitched 1.2 innings.  He allowed two hits, one earned run, four walks, and struck two out.  (p-s:52-25)(g/f:0-1)

Former Cardinals:
Allen Craig started at first base and batted sixth.  0-for-4 with one walk and one strikeout.
Shane Peterson started in right field and moved to left, batting seventh.  0-for-5 with one strikeout.
Robert Stock entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out.  (p-s:10-8)

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Memphis Official Site Post Game

Video: Tommy Pham After Cardinals Lose To Phillies

Video: Mike Matheny's Postgame Press Conference 6-18-18

Johnny Cueto Feeling 'Really Good' After Simulated Game

Judging from the way Johnny Cueto shimmied and sashayed through his deliveries during a two-inning simulated game Monday, the right-hander looked as if he never needed to go on the disabled list.

San Francisco Official Site

Video: Jim Edmonds Breaks Down Marcell Ozuna's Near Miss

Video: Tommy Pham Hits A Home Run 6-18-18

Phillies Beat Cardinals 6-5 In 10 Innings: Yadier Molina Singles, Doubles, Walks, & Hits A Solo Home Run; Matt Carpenter Doubles & Hits A Solo Home Run; Tommy Pham Hits A Solo Home Run

Individual Highlights:
Matt Carpenter started at third base and batted leadoff.  2-for-5 with one double, one home run, one two-out RBI, one run, two strikeouts, and assisted in one double play.
Tommy Pham started in centerfield and batted second.  1-for-5 with one home run, one RBI, one run, and three strikeouts.
Yadier Molina started at catcher and batted fifth.  3-for-4 with one double, one RBI, two runs, and one walk.
Jedd Gyorko started at second base and batted sixth.  1-for-4 with one double, three strikeouts, one fielding error, and assisted in one double play.
Greg Garcia entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted ninth.  1-for-1 at the plate.
Kolten Wong entered late in the game at second base and batted ninth.  1-for-1 with one two-out RBI.
Mike Mayers entered in the sixth and pitched two innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, one walk, and struck three out.  (p-s:41-25)(g/f:3-0)
Sam Tuivailala entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, one walk, and struck three out.  (p-s:15-7)(g/f:1-0)
Bud Norris entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and one walk.  (p-s:13-8)(g/f:1-0)

Rough Outing:
Jose Martinez started at first base and batted third.  0-for-5 with one strikeout and assisted in one double play.
Marcell Ozuna started in left field and batted fourth.  0-for-5 with three strikeouts.
Francisco Pena entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted sixth.  0-for-1 with one strikeout.
Harrison Bader started in right field and batted seventh.  0-for-4 with three strikeouts.
Yairo Munoz started at shortstop and batted eighth.  0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
Miles Mikolas started and pitched five innings.  He allowed six hits, four earned runs, one home run, one walk, and struck three out.  0-for-1 with one strikeout.  (p-s:88-58)(g/f:6-4)
Matthew Bowman entered in the tenth and pitched to five batters.  He allowed two hits, two earned runs, one walk, and struck one out for the blown save (2) and losing decision (0-2).  (p-s:18-11)(g/f:1-0)

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Springfield Beat Tulsa 3-2: Evan Mendoza & Victor Roache Each Single & Drive In One Run; Anthony Shew Strikes Out Five & Allows Two Runs Over Six & Two-Thirds Innings For The Win; Tommy Layne Strikes Out Two & Holds Two Inherited Runners On Base Over One & A Third Scoreless Innings For The Hold

Individual Highlights:
Edmundo Sosa started at shortstop and batted second.  1-for-4 with one double, one run, one strikeout, and grounded into one double play.
Evan Mendoza started at third base and batted fourth.  1-for-4 with one two-out RBI, two strikeouts, and one caught stealing.
Victor Roache started in left field and batted sixth.  1-for-4 with one RBI.
Blake Drake started in right field and batted eighth.  0-for-2 with one RBI, one walk, one strikeout, and one outfield assist.
Anthony Shew started and pitched 6.2 innings.  He allowed six hits, two earned runs, three walks, hit one batter, and struck five out for the winning decision (4-2).  1-for-3 with two strikeouts.  (p-s:90-51)(g/f:9-2)
Tommy Layne entered in the seventh and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck two out for the hold (1).  (p-s:21-14)(g/f:0-2)(ir-s:2-0)
Yeison Medina entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out for the save (3).  (p-s:11-7)(g/f:1-1)

Rough Outing:
Tommy Edman started at second base and batted leadoff.  0-for-3 with one hit by pitch.
Chris Chinea started at first base and batted seventh.  0-for-3 with one walk.

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Former Cardinals Draft Selections Playing In College 6-18-18: Cadyn Grenier Singles



Cadyn Grenier (former 2015 draft selection-Oregon St) started at shortstop and batted second.  1-for-6 with two strikeouts.

Josh Burgmann (former 2016 draft selection-Washington) entered in the fifth and pitched to three batters.  He allowed three hits and two runs (one earned).  (p-s:9-5)

Oregon St beat Washington 14-5

Jason Heyward Looks Like The Hitter The Cubs Always Knew He'd Be

Jason Heyward believes players can’t get caught up in trying to meet the expectations placed upon them by fans and the media.

Chicago Tribune

Mahoning Valley Beat State College 4-1: Jim Voyles Strikes Out Three & Allows One Run Over Four & A Third Innings; Michael Baird Strikes Out Two & Picks One Off Over Two Scoreless Innings; Kevin Hamann Strikes Out One & Holds One Inherited Runner On Base Over One & Two-Thirds Scoreless Innings

Individual Highlights:
Nick Dunn started at second base and batted leadoff.  0-for-3 with one walk and one strikeout.
Delvin Perez started at shortstop and batted second.  1-for-3 with one run, one walk, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.
Justin Toerner started as designated hitter and batted third.  1-for-4 with one ground into double play.
Brendan Donovan started at third base and batted fourth.  0-for-3 with one walk and two strikeouts.
Wadye Ynfante started in centerfield and batted seventh.  1-for-2 with one hit by pitch, one strikeout, and one caught stealing.
Matt Duce started at catcher and batted ninth.  0-for-2 with one walk and assisted in one double play.
Jim Voyles started and pitched 4.1 innings.  He allowed two hits, one earned run, one home run, one walk, and struck three out for the losing decision (0-1).  (p-s:62-38)(g/f:3-6)
Kevin Hamann entered in the fifth and pitched 1.2 innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck one out.  (p-s:22-11)(g/f:3-1)(ir-s:1-0)
Michael Baird entered in the seventh and pitched two innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, one walk, struck two out, and picked one runner off.  (p-s:26-17)(g/f:1-1)

Rough Outing:
Rest Of The Team

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Johnson City Out To Develop Winners

The players, managers and coaches in the Appalachian League are always walking a tightrope. They have to find the balance of developing players while trying to win games.

Johnson City Press

Q&A With Roberto Espinoza

Robert Espinoza is back for his second season as manager of the Johnson City Cardinals. The 29-year-old played six seasons in the minors for the Cardinals as a catcher. It’s the only organization he’s ever known as a professional and he’s grateful for that.

Johnson City Press

Yadier Molina's Durability Leads To MLB Record

No player has caught more games in MLB history for one team than Yadier Molina has for the Cardinals.

St. Louis Official Site

Video: Yadier Molina Hits A Home Run 6-18-18

Memphis Starting Lineup 6-18-18

Memphis Official Twitter

A Legendary Person, Red Schoendienst Gave His Life To Cardinals Baseball

Here's the thing about Red: NOBODY can come up with a bad word about him. The words that would form that sentence don't exist. They were never manufactured.

KSDK

Royals Traded Kelvin Herrera To Nationals

Washington Official Twitter

Video: Matt Carpenter Hits A Home Run 6-18-18

Is Hammons Field The Best Double-A Park In The Nation? You Can Vote For It In The Finals

In a battle of the Double-A ballparks, Hammons Field has an opportunity to be named the best of them all.

Springfield News-Leader

Johnson City Releases 2018 Opening Day Roster

The Johnson City Cardinals in conjunction with the St. Louis Cardinals, have announced their initial roster for the upcoming 2018 season. The first roster is comprised of 29 players, and broken down further to 15 pitchers, three catchers, seven infielders, and four outfielders. The Cardinals start their season on Tuesday, June 19th, 2018 on the road against the Bluefield Blue Jays.

Johnson City Official Site

Kevin Kiermaier Set To Return To Rays On Tuesday

Kevin Kiermaier joined the Rays in Houston on Monday before their 5-4 loss and is expected to come off the disabled list and be in the lineup Tuesday vs. the Astros.

Tampa Bay Official Site

Overall Attendance Down In MLB, Cardinals Still Rank At Top-3

This year, overall fan attendance in Major League Baseball is down 6.5 percent, compared to this point last season, but the St. Louis Cardinals – who have had 14 seasons in a row of more than three million fans through the gate – still rank among the best ticket sellers in the league.

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Video: Paul DeJong & Dr. Lawrence Brooks On Baseball Science

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Brayan Pena Announced His Retirement

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Michael Bono & Justin Bellinger Promoted From Short-Season Rookie-Level Arizona League To Short-Season Rookie-Level Greeneville

Greeneville Official Twitter

Inbox: What Can Cardinals Expect From Greg Holland?

Hello, old friends. It's good to have my byline back and to start interacting with you again as we get ready for what projects to be a fascinating second half in the National League Central. Before diving into your questions, I'd be remiss not to recognize the outstanding work Joe Trezza did filling in while I was away on maternity leave. I trust that you enjoyed his content and perspective.

St. Louis Official Site

Video: Michael Girsch On Bringing Greg Holland Back Up

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Video: Jose Martinez On Welcoming A New Baby

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State College Starting Lineup 6-18-18

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Cardinals Signed Joe Freiday To Minors Deal

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Rangers Activate Elvis Andrus From The Disabled List & Designated Deck McGuire For An Assignment

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Juan Soto Goes Back In Time, Homers Before Debut

When this game between the Yankees and Nationals initially began on May 15, Juan Soto went 3-for-4 at the plate for Double-A Harrisburg. Five days later, he received the call to Washington and became the youngest player in the Majors.

Washington Official Site

Aguascalientes Signed Yunesky Maya For 2018 Season

With the firm objective of improving the rotation of the starting pitchers for the second Mexican Baseball League tournament, the Rieleros de Aguascalientes club has managed to get the services of Cuban star pitcher Yunesky Maya , who will join the novena of Homar Rojas in the following days.  (Translated)

MiLB Official Site

Why The Return Of Greg Holland May Not Be A Great Idea

Greg Holland didn't show enough in the minors to convince me he can get three outs in an inning at the Major League level. Whatever he had in September is now missing, and who knows if he will get it back.

KSDK

Pat Neshek Threw Live BP On Sunday

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Yadier Molina, Cardinals Need Boost In All-Star Voting

Though they continue to anchor a sputtering Cardinals offense, neither first baseman Jose Martinez nor outfielder Tommy Pham has been able to rally much support in the ongoing vote for this year's National League All-Star starters.

St. Louis Official Site

Dan McLaughlin Talks Dexter Fowler, Mike Matheny, & The Cardinals' Current 'Tough Spot'

Part of Dexter Fowler’s charm as a ballplayer has often come from his Twitter presence, but it appears the Cardinals outfielder is taking a hiatus from the medium.

101 ESPN

Peter Mooney Promoted From Double-A Jacksonville To Triple-A New Orleans

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Jeff Luhnow Promoted, Gets Extension

Jeff Luhnow was the blueprint. Serving as the Astros' general manager since 2011, Luhnow transcendently restructured a depleted 100-loss club and made it a World Series champion. Luhnow put together the right pieces to make a championship come true -- and the Astros are making sure to hold on to him.

Houston Official Site

Dodgers Sent Yadier Alvarez To Short-Season Rookie-Level Arizona League To Begin Rehab Assignment

Future Dodgers Twitter

Cardinals Starting Lineup 6-18-18

St. Louis Official Twitter

Cardinal Beat

Matt Adams Is A Gametime Decision For Nationals

Chelsea Janes Twitter

Marcell Ozuna Named NL Player Of The Week

The Astros' Evan Gattis and the Cardinals' Marcell Ozuna were named American and National League Players of the Week presented by W.B. Mason on Monday.

St. Louis Official Site

You Want Urgency? Hey, The Cardinals Rushed Greg Holland Back

Notes From My iPhone …

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Cardinals Signed Jacob Sylvester To Minors Deal

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Indians Signed Marc Rzepczynski To Minors Deal & Melky Cabrera Elected Free Agency

Cleveland Official Twitter

Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium To Host 2019 Florida State League All-Star Game

Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium and its teams, the Palm Beach Cardinals and Jupiter Hammerheads, have officially announced that it will host the 2019 Florida State League All-Star game. It will be the 58th time that the rising stars from the Florida State League's North and South divisions face off against each other. The league will be celebrating its 100th anniversary throughout the 2019 season, and Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium will be at the forefront of the celebration during the All-Star weekend.

Palm Beach Official Site

Cardinals Activated Jose Martinez From The Paternity List & Optioned Luke Voit To Triple-A Memphis

St. Louis Official Twitter

José Martínez became a father for the first time over the weekend, which is why he wasn’t around for the Cardinals‘ weekend series with the Cubs. But he’s back from paternity leave and with the Cards as they open a seven-game road trip Monday night in Philadelphia.
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Why Are Cardinals Fans Still Supporting The Dexter Fowler Signing?

A year and a half ago, Dexter Fowler was signed by the Cardinals to a five year, 82.5 million dollar deal to steal him away from the Chicago Cubs. In year two of the deal, it is safe to say that he is not nearly worth that much.

ISportsWeb

DSL: Brewers Beat Cardinals Red 18-7: Cristhian Longa Singles & Drives In Three Runs; Adanson Cruz Collects Two Singles, One Triple, & One RBI; Alexander Samuel & Claudio Ramirez Each Knock In One Run

Individual Highlights:
Sander Mora started at second base and batted leadoff.  0-for-1 with two runs, four walks, and one stolen base.
Franklin Soto started at shortstop and batted second.  1-for-3 with two runs, two walks, one strikeout, one fielding error, and one throwing error.
Luis Andujar entered late in the game at third base and batted third.  1-for-2 with one double, one run, and one walk.
Cristhian Longa started at first base and batted fourth.  1-for-4 with three RBIs (one w/two-outs), one sac fly, and one strikeout.
Adanson Cruz started in centerfield and batted fifth.  3-for-4 with one triple, one RBI, one run, one walk, and one throwing error.
Alexander Samuel started in right field and batted sixth.  0-for-4 with one RBI, one sac fly, four strikeouts, and one fielding error.
Claudio Ramirez started as designated hitter and batted seventh.  0-for-4 with one two-out RBI, one walk, and three strikeouts.

Rough Outing:
Jesus Orecchia started at catcher and batted eighth.  0-for-5 with one strikeout and allowed one stolen base.
Ronald Suarez started and pitched 4.2 innings.  He allowed nine hits, nine runs (five earned), one walk, threw two wild pitches, and struck four out for the losing decision (0-2).  (g/f:3-7)
Dionys Rodriguez entered in the fifth and pitched 2.1 innings.  He allowed three hits, two earned runs, one walk, hit one batter, and struck four out.  (g/f:0-3)(ir-s:2-0)
Gabriel Contreras entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed two hits, three earned runs, two walks, hit one batter, and threw one wild pitch.  (g/f:1-1)
Nelson Prada entered in the ninth and pitched to seven batters.  He allowed three hits, four earned runs, two walks, hit one batter, and struck one out.
Sebastian Tabata entered in the ninth and pitched to two batters.  He allowed no hits or runs, and threw one wild pitch.  (g/f:0-1)(ir-s:3-1)

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DSL: Cardinals Blue Beat Rockies 4-1: Inohan Paniagua Strikes Out Four Over Five Scoreless Innings For The Win; Freddy DeJesus & Yowelfy Rosario Each Double & Drive In One Run

Individual Highlights:
Diomedes Del Rio started as designated hitter and batted leadoff.  1-for-3 with one triple, two runs, one walk, and one strikeout.
Darlyn Del Villar started at shortstop and batted second.  1-for-2 with one run, two walks, one stolen base, and one strikeout.
Freddy DeJesus started at first base and batted fourth.  1-for-4 with one double, one two-out RBI, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.
Diowill Burgos started in right field and batted fifth.  1-for-4 with one triple, one run, and one fielding error.
Yowelfy Rosario started at third base and batted sixth.  1-for-4 with one double, one RBI, and one stolen base.
Inohan Paniagua started and pitched five innings.  He allowed four hits, no runs, two walks, threw one wild pitch, and struck four out for the winning decision (1-1).  (g/f:3-5)

Rough Outing:
Carlos Soler started in centerfield and batted third.  0-for-4 with one strikeout and grounded into one double play.
Leudy Pena started in left field and batted seventh.  0-for-4 with one strikeout.
Luis Rodriguez started at catcher and batted eighth.  0-for-4, one throwing error, and one passed ball.
Pablo Gomez started at second base and batted ninth.  0-for-4 with one strikeout.
Freddy Pacheco entered in the eighth and pitched 1.2 innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, threw one wild pitch, and struck three out for the save (2).  (ir-s:2-1)

Thomas St. Clair Promoted From Single-A Peoria To A-Advanced Palm Beach

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When Thomas St. Clair got drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 24th round last year, the right-hander from Lenoir-Rhyne University was ready to start working toward becoming a starting pitcher for the organization.
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