Monday, August 3, 2015

Derrick Goold On The Afternoon Drive 8-3-15

Inside STL

Cardinals' Bats Considerably Hotter Since Last Facing Anthony DeSclafani

After showing signs of an offensive breakout in their most recent series, the St. Louis Cardinals get another shot at a pitcher who played a part in the team's previous slump.

Fox Sports Midwest

State College Starting Lineup 8-3-15

State College Official Twitter

Brewers Keep Kyle Lohse In Rotation

Todd Rosiak Twitter

Athletics Activate Coco Crisp From The Disabled List

Oakland Official Twitter

Ian McKinney Promoted From Short-Season Single-A State College To Single-A Peoria

Jrocke217 Twitter

David Carpenter Cleared To Begin Throwing Again

Mark Zuckerman Twitter

A.J. Burnett To Miss Four Weeks With Flexor Strain In Right Elbow

Bill Brink Twitter

Johnson City Starting Lineup 8-3-15

Johnson City Official Twitter

Greg Garcia On The Big Show 8-3-15

Inside STL

Marlins Option Donovan Solano To Triple-A New Orleans

Miami Official Twitter

Anthony Garcia, Luke Weaver Named Cardinals July 2015 Player, Pitcher Of The Month

The St. Louis Cardinals announced their Minor League Pitcher and Player of the Month for July by honoring Springfield (AA) outfielder Anthony Garcia and Palm Beach (A) right-handed pitcher Luke Weaver, for their accomplishments on the field.

St. Louis Official Site

White Sox Released George Kottaras

Daryl Van Schouwen Twitter

Stephen Piscotty Showing Rare Maturity For Someone So Young

The day the Cardinals decided to make the move and bring up top hitting prospect Stephen Piscotty from Triple-A Memphis you just knew he was going to play a ton. The entire reason the 6'3" Stanford grad was in Memphis for more than a year and a half was because the Cards refused to bring him up only

KMOV

GCL: Cardinals Beat Marlins 4-3: Mason Katz Walks & Hits A Two-Run Homer; Dylan Tice Hits A Solo Home Run; Jordan DeLorenzo Strikes Out Two & Holds One Inherited Runner On Base Over One & A Third Scoreless Innings For The Win

Individual Highlights:
Mason Katz 1-for-3 with one home run, two RBIs, one run, and one walk.
Joshua Lopez 1-for-4 with one double, one run, and committed one pickoff error.
Dylan Tice 2-for-4 with one home run, one two-out RBI, one run, one stolen base, and one strikeout.
Junior Fernandez started and pitched five innings.  He allowed five hits, three runs (two earned), two walks, hit one batter, and struck five out.  (g/f:4-2)
Brady Bowen entered in the sixth and pitched 1.2 innings.  He allowed two hits, no runs, one walk, and threw one wild pitch.  (g/f:3-1)
Jordan DeLorenzo entered in the seventh and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck two out for the winning decision (1-0).  (g/f:0-1)(ir-s:1-0)
Estarlin Arias entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs for the save (3).  (g/f:1-1)

Rough Outing:
Carlos Torres 0-for-3 with one walk and one outfield assist.

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John Mozeliak's Trade Deadline Moves Help Make The Cardinals World Series Favorites

The Cardinals finished off their 12-of-14 at home, post All-Star break stretch with an 8-4 record at Busch and a 10-4 mark overall, good for a .714 winning percentage.

101 ESPN

Brandon Beachy Cleared Waivers & Was Outrighted To Triple-A Oklahoma City

Chris Cotillo Twitter

Cardinals Placed Max Foody On The Voluntarily Retired List

Jrocke217 Twitter

Stan McNeal On The Press Box 8-3-15

Inside STL

Nick Petree Named Florida State League Pitcher Of The Week For Period July 27-August 2, 2015

Florida State League Official Twitter

Efficiency Proving To Be Healthy For Kevin Siegrist

With the recent acquisition of relievers Steve Cishek and Jonathan Broxton, the Cardinals bolstered their late-inning bullpen depth in a move designed to help the club's current late-inning staples, not replace them.

St. Louis Official Site

Video: Brandon Moss On Becoming A Cardinal

Brandon Moss talks with Jim Hayes about becoming a member of the St. Louis Cardinals.

Fox Sports Midwest

Dominican Summer League Cardinals Notebook 8-3-15




The Dominican Summer League Cardinals extended their winning streak to two games to begin the week, but lost the next four of five games and ended this period on a two-game losing streak.  The team has a 22-32 record with a .407 PCT and 16 games out of first place.  They are 10-17 at home, 12-15 on the road, and just three games shy of being eliminated from postseason play.


Week In Review:

The Cardinals opened this report on the road against the Nationals for the beginning of a two-game series.  Juan Alvarez delivered his second best start of his career, going seven innings and allowing eight hits, one earned run, and striking out three.  The Redbirds tied it up in the fourth on a Leandro Cedeno single and took the lead in the sixth on a Sanel Rosendo solo home run making it 2-1.  The Cardinals continued in the seventh as Luis Flores drove in a run on a triple and then scored on an error.  Cedeno drove in his second RBI in the eighth and the Redbirds added another on a bases loaded walk.  Anthony Trompiz pitched the final two frames and gave up one run but the Cardinals went on to their second straight game at a score of 6-2.

The Cardinal hosted the Nationals in the second game of the series and errors played a major role.  Junior Gonzalez had another decent performance going for six innings and allowing five hits, three unearned runs, one walk, and striking out four.  The Redbirds hitting didn't show up to the game only collecting four singles, but did walk six times and Dariel Gomez knocked in the only run.  The Nats hammered on Edwar Ramirez for four runs in the seventh while Fabian Blanco and Brian Pirela combined for two shutout innings to close out the 7-1 loss by the Cardinals.

The Cardinals stuck around home and welcomed in the Rangers One for a two-game set.  The Rangers pitching was on fire and even though they gave up seven hits, did not allow a run.  Franyel Casadilla followed up past dominate starts with another, going seven innings and giving up only two hits, no runs, and striking out six.  Andres Luna, Brian Sanchez, and Oscar Cotes each doubled but didn't score and Estailin Tejada coughed up the winning and only run to the Rangers in the ninth.

The Cardinals went out on the road to face the Rangers One in the second game of the series.  The Redbirds jumped out in front early as Wadye Ynfante drove in Starlin Balbuena in the first inning and Luis Flores tripled in Sanel Rosendo and Dariel Gomez in the second for a 3-0 lead.  The Cardinals received another strong starting performance by Oneiver Diaz, who give up seven hits, one run, one walk, and struck three out over five innings.  Will Changarotty followed with four shutout innings to close out the game as the Cardinals went on to win 3-1.

The final series of the report put the Cardinals against the Mariners, with the Redbirds on the road first.  The M's pitching shut down the Cardinals, keeping them at seven hits, one run, and striking out ten batters.  Ronald Medrano gave the Redbirds another quality start tossing six innings and allowing eight hits, two runs, and one strikeout.  The Mariners tapped into the Cardinals bullpen for five runs over the final two frames and Oscar Cotes drove in the only run in the 7-1 final.

The Cardinals hosted the Mariners Two in the series finale and again struggled in the field.  The Mariners jumped out in front with two runs in the second and third innings and added two more in the fifth.  The Redbirds plated four in the sixth and both exchanged a run in the seventh as the score sat at 7-5.  Errors played early on in the beginning of the game and the Cardinals bullpen couldn't hold the lead.  Hector Linares collects three singles and one RBI, Irving Wilson doubled, tripled, and drove in one run, and Dariel Gomez added a single, triple, and one RBI to help lead the offense.  Brian Pirela was the only Redbird pitcher that went untouched for one scoreless inning as the Mariners Two won 8-7.


Who's Hot:

Dariel Gomez extended his on base streak to eight games which included a three-game hit streak.  The 19-year old left-handed hitter went 5-for-14 (.357) with one triple, three RBIs, two runs, two walks, one sac fly, and four strikeouts.  He played four games at first base and assisted in seven double plays.

Sanel Rosendo has a seven-game hit streak to add onto in the next week.  The 18-year old right-handed hitter went 7-for-25 (.280) with three doubles, one home run, two two-out RBIs, three runs, one walk, one hit by pitch, seven strikeouts, and grounded into one double play.  He played four games in right field (two outfield assists and one fielding error) and two in left field.  The February 11, 2015 free agent signing leads the team in walks.

Franyel Casadilla has made five quality starts in his last six appearances.  The 18-year old right-handed started on July 29th, allowing two hits, no runs, and striking out six (tied season-high) over seven innings (tied season-high).  He had a ground out-to-fly out ratio of 7-to-6.  The November 5, 2013 free agent leads the team in strikeout with 42 and has only walked nine over 56 innings and has the best WHIP among the starting rotation.

Oneiver Diaz has made three quality starts in his last four outings.  The 18-year old right-handed started on July 30th, allowing seven hits, one earned run, one walk, threw two wild pitches, and struck three out over five innings for the winning decision (2-3).  He had a ground out-to-fly out ratio of 5-to-2.  The November 5, 2013 free agent signing has the only complete game on the club.

Will Changarotty is pitching much better since returning to the bullpen with his third consecutive great appearance.  The 19-year old right-hander was called for relief on July 30th and tossed four shutout innings only giving up six hits and striking out one for the save (2).  He had a ground out-to-fly out ratio of 4-to-3.  The July 24, 2012 free agent signing leads the team in saves and hasn't hit a batter in the 32.2 innings logged this season.


Who's Not:

Brian Sanchez managed to snap his 14 consecutive game with one or more strikeouts but did not collect a hit in his last two games.  The 19-year old right-handed hitter went 3-for-21 (.143) with two doubles, two runs, two walks (one intentional), one stolen base, seven strikeouts, and grounded into one double play.  He played three games in left field (one outfield assist and one fielding error) and two in right field (one fielding error).  The November 11, 2014 free agent signing leads the team in home runs, RBIs, total bases, strikeouts, and tied in doubles.

Esequeil Delgado extended his hitless streak to three games.  The 17-year old switch-hitter went 0-for-6 (.000) with one walk, one hit by pitch, and three strikeouts.  He played two games at second base, committing one throwing error.

Edwar Ramirez has allowed an earned run (18) for almost every inning logged (18.2) this season.  The 17-year old right-hander pitched one inning of relief on July 28th, giving up four hits, four earned runs, and one walk.  He had a ground out-to-fly out ratio of 1-to-1.

Estailin Tejada had a couple rocky appearances this week, picking up a two losing decisions.  The 20-year old right-hander was called on for relief on July 29th and pitched two innings allowing one hit, one earned run, hit one batter, and struck one out for the losing decision (2-2).  He made his second appearance on August 1, giving up two hits, two earned runs, one home run, and one walk for the blown save (2) and losing decision (2-3).  The 2015 free agent signing had a combined ground out-to-fly out ratio of 3-to-1.  Tejada has the best ERA wen it comes to the arms coming out of the bullpen.

Cristhian Lugo couldn't make it through an inning of work during this period.  The 18-year old reliever faced four batters on July 31st, giving up one hit, three earned runs, two walks, hit one batter, and threw one wild pitch, without recording an out.  He also let both inherited runners score.


Notes:

Carlos Rodriguez has been out of action since July 21st, Luis Rosales since July 22nd, and Diego Cordero since July 23rd.

Frendy Gavin returned on July 31st after having been out since June 27th.  He gave up no hits, two earned runs, one walk, and hit one batter.

Irving Wilson currently has a six-game on base streak, for the second longest on the team.


Dominican Summer League Stats:

The team is hitting .252 (t-19th)(47-for-1893) with 94 doubles (t-6th), 30 triples (5th), 27 home runs (3rd), 254 RBIs (5th), 712 total bases (3rd), 277 runs, 174 walks (10th worst), 35 stolen bases (worst), 435 stolen bases (9th worst), 27 caught stealing (t-2nd best), .325 OBP (29th), .376 SLG (5th), and .701 OPS (t-17th).

The club is 22-32 with a 3.75 ERA (t-15th), 1.42 WHIP, one complete game (t-4th), one shutout, ten holds, and six saves (worst).  They have allowed 484 hits (10th worst), 278 runs, 202 earned runs, 15 home runs, 206 walks, hit 64 batters (4th worst), and struck 364 out (7th worst) over 484.1 innings.

Luis Flores is tied for seventh in triples.

Brian Sanchez is tied for sixth in home runs and fifth in RBIs.

Carlos Rodriguez  and Sanel Rosendo are tied, with others, for tenth in home runs.

Oneiver Diaz is tied for first in complete games and tied for tenth in hits allowed.

Juan Alvarez is sixth in hits allowed.


Up Next (2015 Record)(Cardinals Record Vs.):

August 3: Angels (20-34)(4-6)
August 4: @ Angels
August 5: Astros Orange (21-33)(6-4)
August 6: @ Astros Orange
August 7: @ Nationals (26-28)(5-5)
August 8: Nationals
August 9: Off Day


Past Notebooks:

June 8, 2015: Will Changarotty, Ronald Medrano, David Oca, Elehuris Montero, and Wadye Ynfante.
June 15, 2015: Juan Alvarez, Franyel Casadilla, Elehuris Montero, David Oca, and Brian Sanchez.
June 22, 2015: Estarlin Arias, Will Changarotty, Carlos Rodriguez, Brian Sanchez, and Wadye Ynfante.
June 29, 2015: Edwin Figuera, Frendy Gavin, Elehuris Montero, Carlos Rodriguez, and Brian Sanchez.
July 6, 2015: Franyel Casadilla, Edwin Figuera, Ronald Medrano, Brian Sanchez, and Wadye Ynfante.
July 13, 2015: Juan Alvarez, Luis Flores, Carlos Rodriguez, Estailin Tejada, and Wadye Ynfante.
July 20, 2105 (All-Star Edition): Starlin Balbuena, Franyel Casadilla, Junior Gonzalez, Andres Luna, Sanel Rosendo, and Wadye Ynfante.
July 27, 2015: Franyel Casadilla, Oneiver Diaz, Dariel Gomez, Ronald Medrano, and Sanel Rosendo.

Rick Hummel On The Morning After 8-3-15

Inside STL

Q&A With Mike Shildt

Mike Shildt has been part of the St. Louis Cardinals organization since 2004, the last seven years as a manager. He won championships at rookie-league Johnson City (2010 and 2011), then with Double-A Springfield in 2012 (a team that featured current Cardinals Kolten Wong, Carlos Martinez, and Seth Maness). In his first season with Memphis, Shildt has the Redbirds in contention for another playoff spot.

Memphis Flyer

Cardinals Use Eye-Scanning Technology For Players' Entry To Busch Stadium: TechFlash 7 Things

The St. Louis Cardinals have installed retina scanners for players and Busch Stadium employees to get in with just a scan of their eyeballs and not an access card.

Biz Journal

Former Cardinals Playing In IBL Playoffs 7-2-15: Pete Parise Strikes Out Three & Allows Six Runs Over Three Innings

Pete Parise (former St. Louis-Rimini) started and pitched three innings.  He allowed seven hits, six earned runs, one intentional walk, and struck three out for the losing decision (1-1).  (g/f:5-1)

Unipol Sai Bologna beat Rimini 6-1
Mister Baseball

Stephen Piscotty, Greg Garcia Provide Internal Solutions

The Cardinals didn't acquire Brandon Moss to replace the injured Matt Holliday.

Post-Dispatch

David Eckstein & His Walk-Off Slam For The Cardinals

Having already worked one grand slam miracle as an Angel, David Eckstein performed another for the Cardinals.

RetroSimba

Reds, Pirates Just Can't Get Along

Perhaps the Cincinnati Reds will calm down by the time they face the Cardinals on Tuesday. For a team that officially bailed out of the playoff race last week, they demonstrated ample passion Sunday.

Tipsheet

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Former Cardinals Playing In The Mexican League 8-2-15: Luis Garcia Singles, Walks Twice, & Drives In Three Runs; Dennys Reyes Strikes Out One Over One Hitless/Scoreless Inning; Eugenio Velez Singles & Walks Twice

Ivan Bellazetin (former MiLB tryout-Tabasco) started at shortstop and batted second.  1-for-4 with one strikeout and assisted in two double plays.

Eugenio Velez (former Memphis-Quintana Roo) started at second base and moved to left field, batting third.  1-for-2 with two walks (one intentional) and assisted in one double play.

Quintana Roo beat Tabasco 5-3

Luis Garcia (former New Haven-Yucatan) started as designated hitter and batted fifth.  1-for-3 with three RBIs (two w/two-outs) and two walks.

Yucatan beat Veracruz 8-3

Ronny Cedeno (former MLB signing-Oaxaca) started at shortstop and batted fifth.  1-for-5 with one strikeout and grounded into one double play.

Campeche beat Oaxaca 8-7

Dennys Reyes (former St. Louis-Tijuana) entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out.  (p-s:14-9)(g/f:0-1)

Tijuana beat Laguna 13-4

James Ramsey Rumored To Be Playing With Zulia In The LVBP This Winter

They have been linked to gardeners James Ramsey and Jerry Sands, who play in the minors for the Indians.  (Translated)

El Emergente

Former Cardinals Draft Selections Playing In Summer Collegiate Leagues 8-2-15: Justin Bellinger Collects Two Singles & Two Walks; Gio Brusa Walks

Cape Cod League:

Gio Brusa (former 2015 draft selection-Pacific-Yarmouth-Dennis) started as designated hitter and batted fourth.  0-for-4 with one walk and two strikeouts.

Hyannis beat Yarmouth-Dennis 5-4


Coastal Plain League:

Justin Bellinger (former 2014 draft selection-Duke-Asheboro) started at first base and batted seventh.  2-for-3 with one run, two walks, and one strikeout.

Asheboro beat HP Thomasville 8-5


Prospect League:

A.J. Kruzel (former 2014 draft selection-Henderson St-Quincy) started at second base and batted eighth.  0-for-3 with one strikeout and committed one error.

Terre Haute beat Quincy 8-3

Cardinals Expect To Have Flexible Set-Up Roles; Greg Garcia In A Pinch; Extra Bases

The Cardinals have had internal discussions during manager Mike Matheny’s tenure about when, if ever, they would consider using the closer earlier than the ninth, when perhaps the true save situation is the eighth inning against the heart of the order.

Post-Dispatch

Round Rock Beat Memphis 9-8: Tommy Pham Singles, Doubles, Homers, & Drives In Four Runs; Dean Anna Collects Two Singles, One Double, & Two RBIs; Jacob Wilson Singles & Knocks In One Run

Individual Highlights:
Rafael Ortega 1-for-3 with two runs, two walks, and one throwing error.
Dean Anna 3-for-4 with one double, two RBIs, two runs, one sacrifice, and one throwing error.
Tommy Pham 3-for-5 with one double, one home run, four RBIs, and two runs.
Xavier Scruggs 0-for-5 with one RBI, one strikeout, one fielding error, and one unassisted double play.
Jacob Wilson 1-for-5 with one two-out RBI and two strikeouts.
Ed Easley 0-for-3 with two walks and allowed one stolen base.
Alex Mejia 2-for-4 with two runs and two stolen bases.
Tyler Waldron entered in the seventh and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck three out.  (p-s:16-12)(g/f:3-0)

Rough Outing:
Nick Martini 0-for-3 with one walk and one strikeout.
Zach Petrick started and pitched 5.2 innings.  He allowed seven hits, three earned runs, one home run, three walks, and struck eight out.  (p-s:98-67)(g/f:5-1)
Dean Kiekhefer entered in the sixth and pitched to six batters.  He allowed four hits, two runs (one earned), and struck one out.  (p-s:18-13)(g/f:1-0)(ir-s:1-1)
Marcus Hatley entered in the seventh and pitched to six batters.  He allowed five hits and four runs (three earned) for the losing decision (4-4).  (p-s:16-12)(ir-s:1-1)

Former Cardinals:
Jon Edwards entered in the eighth and pitched 1.2 innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck two out for the save (20).  (p-s:12-11)(g;f:2-0)(ir-s:1-0)

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Memphis Official Site Post Game

NW Arkansas Beat Springfield 9-4: Aledmys Diaz Singles, Doubles, Homers, & Drives In Two Runs; Anthony Garcia Hits A Solo Home Run; Ryan Sherriff Pitched One Hitless/Scoreless Inning

Individual Highlights:
Mike O'Neill 1-for-3 with one double and one walk.
Anthony Garcia 1-for-4 with one home run, one two-out RBI, one run, and two strikeouts.
Aledmys Diaz 2-for-3 with one double, one home run, two RBIs (one w/two-outs), one run, and one fielding error.
Ryan Sherriff entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs.  (p-s:7-6)(g/f:2-1)

Rough Outing:
Jonathan Rodriguez 0-for-4 with one strikeout.
Mike Ohlman 0-for-4 with one strikeout and allowed two stolen bases.
Patrick Wisdom 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
Breyvic Valera 0-for-3 at the plate.
Kyle Hald started and pitched four innings.  He allowed seven hits, six earned runs, one home run, one walk, and struck one out for the losing decision (3-5).  (p-s:61-39)(g/f:3-5)
Joey Donofrio entered in the fifth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, two earned runs, one home run, and one walk.  (p-s:29-17)(g/f:2-1)(ir-s:1-1)

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Springfield Official Site Post Game

Baseball's General Managers Are Running The Show Now, More Than Ever

One need look no further than the recent trade deadline moves to realize general managers are running the show in Major League Baseball more than ever before.

101 ESPN

State College Beat Lowell 6-3: Jhohan Acevedo Doubles & Drives In Three Runs; Casey Grayson Singles, Walks, & Knocks In Two Runs; Luke Harrison Strikes Out One Over One Hitless/Scoreless Inning For The Hold

Individual Highlights:
Thomas Spitz 0-for-2 with two runs, two walks, and one strikeout.
Michael Pritchard 2-for-4 with two runs and one strikeout.
Leobaldo Pina 1-for-3 with one run, one walk, and assisted in one double play.
Casey Grayson 1-for-3 with two RBIs, one intentional walk, one missed catch error, and assisted in two double plays.
Orlando Olivera 1-for-4 with one two-out RBI.
Jhohan Acevedo 1-for-4 with one double, three two-out RBIs, and one strikeout.
Luke Harrison entered in the sixth and pitched two innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out for the hold (2).  (p-s:24-16)(g/f:3-3)
Pedro Echemendia entered in the eighth and pitched two innings.  He allowed four hits, no runs, one walk, struck one out, and assisted in one double play for the save (4).  (p-s:31-22)(g/f:3-1)

Rough Outing:
Champ Rowland 0-for-3 with one walk.
Ian McKinney started and pitched five innings.  He allowed five hits, three earned runs, three walks, and struck seven out for the winning decision (4-2).  (p-s:92-56)(g/f:2-2)

Former Cardinals:
Tate Matheny 1-for-4 with one run, one stolen base, and two strikeouts.

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State College Official Site Post Game
Centre Daily Times Post Game

Jaime Garcia Tough On Himself Despite Solid Outing

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny left Sunday's 3-2 win over the Rockies impressed with starter Jaime Garcia, who allowed just two hits in five-plus innings.
St. Louis Official Site

When Cardinals starter Jaime Garcia gets into a zone on the mound, manager Mike Matheny can detect a certain level of bizarreness to the lefty’s approach.
Post-Dispatch

The box score looked more than solid–five plus innings pitched, one earned run allowed on just two hits with four walks and four strikeouts. But following the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Sunday, starter Jaime Garcia was less than thrilled with his performance.
STL Baseball Weekly (Audio)

Brandon Moss Keeps It Simple In Delivering Walk-Off Hit

When Brandon Moss came to the plate as a pinch-hitter with one out in the ninth and runners on first and third in a tie game, he knew it would be difficult to lift a ball to the outfield for a sacrifice fly against Rockies reliever Scott Oberg.

St. Louis Official Site

Brewers Released Nick Additon

Jim Goulart Twitter

Johnson City Beat Bluefield 4-2: Chris Rivera Singles & Drives In Two Runs; Ronnie Williams Strikes Out Four & Allows One Run Over Six Innings For The Win; Eliezer Alvarez Singles, Doubles Twice, & Knocks In One Run

Individual Highlights:
Edmundo Sosa 2-for-3 with one double, one walk, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.
Eliezer Alvarez 3-for-4 with two doubles, one RBI, two runs, one stolen base, and assisted in one double play.
Ryan McCarvel 1-for-3 with one triple, one RBI, one run, one intentional walk, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.
Chris Rivera 1-for-3 with two RBIs, one sac fly, and one strikeout.
Ronnie Williams started and pitched six innings.  He allowed three hits, one unearned run, one walk, and struck four out for the winning decision (3-1).  (g/f:6-5)
Steven De La Cruz entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs for the save (5).  (g/f:1-0)

Rough Outing:
DeAndre Asbury-Heath 0-for-3 with one walk and one strikeout.
Chris Chinea 0-for-3 with one walk and grounded into two double plays.
Ricardo Bautista 0-for-3 with one walk, one strikeout, and one outfield assist.
Joey Hawkins 0-for-3 with one walk.
Harley Holt entered in the seventh and pitched two innings.  He allowed five hits, one earned run, one home run, and struck one out for the hold (1).  (g/f:2-1)

Boxscore

Dunedin Beat Palm Beach 2-0 In Game Two Of Doubleheader: Corey Littrell Strikes Out Four & Allows Two Runs Over Six Innings; Luke Voit Doubles, C.J. McElroy Singles Twice

Individual Highlights:
C.J. McElroy 2-for-3 with one stolen base and one strikeout.
Luke Voit 1-for-3 with on double, one fielding error, and assisted in one double play.
Casey Turgeon 0-for-1 with one walk.
Corey Littrell started and pitched six innings.  He allowed two hits, two unearned runs, three walks, and struck four out for the losing decision (6-7).  (g/f:8-4)

Rough Outing:
Rest Of The Team

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Former Cardinals Playing In MLB 8-2-15: Jorge Rondon Strikes Out One & Holds One Inherited Runner On Base Over Three & A Third Scoreless Innings; Marc Rzepczynski Strikes Out Two of Three Batters Faced; Albert Pujols Singles & Drives In One Run

Skip Schumaker (former St. Louis-Cincinnati) started in left field and batted second.  1-for-4 at the plate.

Pittsburgh beat Cincinnati 3-0

Brett Wallace (former Memphis-San Diego) entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted ninth.  0-for-1 at the plate.
Marc Rzepczynski (former St. Louis-San Diego) entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck two out.  (p-s:11-6)(g/f:(ir-s:1-0)

Miami beat San Diego 5-2

Jorge Rondon (former St. Louis-Baltimore) entered in the fifth and pitched 3.1 innings.  He allowed three hits, no runs, threw one wild pitch, and struck one out.  (p-s:46-30)(g/f:2-2)(ir-s:1-0)

Detroit beat Baltimore 6-1

Joey Butler (former St. Louis-Tampa Bay) started as designated hitter and batted second.  0-for-4 with one strikeout.

Tampa Bay beat Boston 4-3

David Peralta (former Johnson City-Arizona) started in left field and batted fourth.  1-for-4 with three strikeouts.

Colby Rasmus (former St. Louis-Houston) entered late in the game in left field.
Pat Neshek (former St. Louis-Houston) entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck two out for the hold (24).  (p-s:11-8)(g/f:0-1)
Luke Gregerson (former Springfield-Houston) entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit and no runs for the save (22).  (p-s:13-7)(g/f:2-0)

Houston beat Arizona 4-1

Shane Peterson (former Springfield-Milwaukee) started in centerfield and batted seventh.  1-for-4 at the plate.
Kyle Lohse (former St. Louis-Milwaukee) started and pitched 4.1 innings.  He allowed nine hits, four earned runs, one home run, one walk, and struck three out for the losing decision (5-13).  0-for-1 at the plate.  (p-s:90-55)(g/f:5-1)

Chicago-N beat Milwaukee 4-3

Brendan Ryan (former St. Louis-New York-A) entered late in the game at first base and moved to third, batting fourth.  0-for-1 with one strikeout and assisted in one double play.
Carlos Beltran (former St. Louis-New York-A) started in right field and batted sixth.  0-for-2 with one run and one walk.

New York-A beat Chicago-A 12-3

Shane Robinson (former St. Louis-Minnesota) started in left field and batted seventh.  0-for-3 at the plate.

Seattle beat Minnesota 4-1 in 11 innings

Edward Mujica (former St. Louis-Oakland) entered in the ninth and pitched to two batters.  He allowed one hit and no runs.  (p-s:7-6)(g/f:1-0)

Oakland beat Cleveland 2-1 in 10 innings

Albert Pujols (former St. Louis-Anaheim) started at first base and batted fourth.  1-for-4 with one RBI and assisted in one double play.
Fernando Salas (former St. Louis-Anaheim) entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and hit one batter.  (p-s:12-6)(g/f:1-2)

Los Angeles beat Anaheim 5-3 in 10 innings

Dan Johnson & Marcus Hatley Cleared Waivers & Were Outrighted To Triple-A Memphis

MiLB Official Site

Cardinals Look To Back John Lackey In Rematch With Reds

The Cardinals and Reds open a three-game series at Great American Ball Park on Tuesday with a rematch of last week's pitchers' duel between John Lackey and Anthony DeSclafani in which DeSclafani's Reds took a 1-0 win thanks to a second-inning Jay Bruce home run.

St. Louis Official Site

Video: Brandon Moss Is Happy To Have Delivered A Walk-Off Hit

Brandon Moss talks to Jim Hayes moments after hitting a walk-off single for the Cardinals.
Fox Sports Midwest

When he arrived in town a couple of days ago, Brandon Moss couldn’t contain his excitement at being traded to the St. Louis Cardinals–discussing how one couldn’t help but be a better player when all you had to do was contribute your part.
STL Baseball Weekly (Audio)

Video: Brandon Moss Delivers Game-Winning RBI Against Rockies

Watch Brandon Moss come through for the St. Louis Cardinals in their 3-2 win over the Colorado Rockies.

Fox Sports Midwest

Kyle Lohse Could Loose Spot In Brewers' Rotation

Tom Haudricourt Twitter

Beloit Beat Peoria 8-6: Alex DeLeon Hits A Three-Run Homer; Paul DeJong Collects Two Singles & Two RBIs; Kenneth Peoples-Walls Singles & Hits A Solo Home Run

Individual Highlights:
Darren Seferina 1-for5 with one triple, one run, grounded into one double play, and one fielding error.
Paul DeJong 2-for-5 with two RBIs, one run, and one strikeout.
Oscar Mercado 1-for-5 with one double and one strikeout.
Alex DeLeon 1-for-4 with one home run, three two-out RBIs, and one run.
Harrison Bader 2-for-4 with one double.
Nick Thompson 1-for-3 with one walk and one strikeout.
Kenny Peoples-Walls 2-for-4 with one home run, one RBI, two runs, and one strikeout.
Andrew Sohn 2-for-4 with one run and one strikeout.
Cody Schumacher entered in the sixth and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck two out.  (g/f:1-0)(ir-s:1-0)

Rough Outing:
Steve Bean 0-for-3 with one walk, grounded into one double play, committed one throwing error, and threw out one base runner.
Luis Perdomo started and pitched 5.2 innings.  He allowed nine hits, seven earned runs, four home runs, two walks, hit one batter, threw one wild pitch. and struck eight out for the losing decision (5-9).  (g/f:9-0)
Steven Sabatino entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, one earned run, one home run, and struck one out.  (g/f:1-0)

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Peoria Journal Star Post Game

Cardinals Beat Rockies 3-2: Randal Grichuk Singles & Hits A Two-Run Homer; Jaime Garcia Strikes Out Four & Allows One Run Over Five Innings; Brandon Moss Singles & Drives In One Run

Individual Highlights:
Stephen Piscotty 2-for-3 with one double and one walk.
Jason Heyward 2-for-3 with one double, two runs, one walk, one stolen base, and one strikeout.
Randal Grichuk 2-for-4 with one home run, two RBIs, one run, and two strikeouts.
Brandon Moss 1-for-1 with one RBI.
Greg Garcia 1-for-1 at the plate.
Jaime Garcia started and pitched five innings.  He allowed two hits, one earned run, four walks, and struck four out. 0-for-2 with one strikeout.  (p-s:88-49)(g/f:7-3)
Kevin Siegrist entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out.  (p-s:12-7)
Jonathan Broxton entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out.  (p-s:9-7)(g/f:2-0)
Trevor Rosenthal entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck one out for the winning decision (2-2).  (p-s:14-9)(g/f:2-0)

Rough Outing:
Matt Carpenter 0-for-4 with one strikeout and grounded into one double play.
Kolten Wong 0-for-3 with one hit by pitch.
Jhonny Peralta 0-for-4 with one strikeout and grounded into one double play.
Tony Cruz 0-for-2 with one ground into double play.
Yadier Molina 0-for-1 with one strikeout.
Steve Cishek entered in the sixth and pitched one inning.  He allowed two hits, one earned run, and threw one wild pitch for the blown save (5).  (p-s:20-12)(g/f:1-2)(ir-s:1-1)

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Palm Beach Beat Dunedin 4-1 In Game One Of Doubleheader: Daniel Poncedeleon Strikes Out Four & Allows One Run Over Six Innings For The Win; Luke Voit Singles, Homers, & Drives In Three Runs; Collin Radack Collects Two Singles, One Walk, & One RBI

Individual Highlights:
Collin Radack 2-for-2 with one RBI, one run, one walk, and one caught stealing.
Luke Voit 2-for-3 with one home run, three RBIs, one run, and assisted in one double play.
Derek Gibson 1-for-2 with one walk and one strikeout.
Daniel Poncedeleon started and pitched six innings.  He allowed three hits, one earned run, one home run, and struck four out or the winning decision (4-0).  (g/f:8-5)
Josh Lucas entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck one out for the save (4).  (g/f:0-2)

Rough Outing:
Danny Diekroeger 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
Blake Drake 0-for-3 at the plate.
Carson Kelly 0-for-2 with one walk and one strikeout.
Robelys Reyes 0-for-3 with one strikeout, one throwing error, and assisted in one double play.

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Jeremy Hazelbaker Cashing In On One Last Chance

Second chances are rare in life, rarer yet in baseball. Jeremy Hazelbaker got his and he is making the most of it.

KMOV

Orioles Optioned Jorge Rondon To Triple-A Norfolk

Baltimore Official Twitter

Cardinals Relying On Stephen Piscotty To Bridge Gap During Matt Holliday's Injury

Many fans expressed disappointment at the lack of trade activity for the Cardinals after star outfielder Matt Holliday went down with his second quad strain of the season. However, GM John Mozeliak said the it’s the organization’s turn to see what kind of impact young Stephen Piscotty can bring to the majors.

KMOV

State College Starting Lineup 8-2-15

State College Official Twitter

Mike Shildt Understands The Job

The best part of being a Triple-A manager is obvious: You get to tell players they are going up to the major leagues.

Memphis Daily News

Johnson City Starting Lineup 8-2-15

Johnson City Official Twitter

Dan Haren Indicates Cubs Stint May Be Swan Song

This may be Dan Haren's last big league season, and if it is, the right-hander wants to go out with a winner.

Chicago-N Official Site

Palm Beach Starting Lineup For Game One Of Doubleheader 8-2-15

Palm Beach Official Twitter

Athletics Could Activate Coco Crisp From The Disabled List Monday

Susan Slusser Twitter

A's outfielder Coco Crisp could be activated as soon as Monday after nursing a neck strain for more than two months.
Oakland Official Site

Peoria Starting Lineup 8-2-15

Peoria Official Twitter

A.J. Burnett Admits He May Have Thrown Last Pitch

A.J. Burnett returned to Pittsburgh for his final season because he wanted to write a triumphant ending to a 17-year career. He may have unwittingly written a legendary exit.

Pittsburgh Official Site

John Mozeliak Talks Trade Deadline On Sports On A Sunday 8-2-15

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Cardinals Starting Lineup 8-2-15

St. Louis Official Twitter

When Cardinals starter Jaime Garcia will take the mound Sunday afternoon against the power-hungry Colorado Rockies, he'll be looking for something he hasn't received much of in his previous few starts: run support.
Cardinal Beat

Bryan Dobzanski Expected Back In Johnson City Rotation In August

The Cardinal Nation

Former Cardinals Playing In KBO 8-2-15: Andrew Brown Singles, Doubles, & Drives In One Run

Andrew Brown (former St. Louis-SK) started in right field and batted seventh.  2-for-4 with one double, one RBI, two runs, and two strikeouts.

SK beat LG 8-2

Cubs Sign Mexican Infielder Isaac Paredes

The Hermosillo Isaac Paredes infielder signed a contract with the organization of the Chicago Cubs by Jose Ricardo Hernandez (Press Club Orange sellers of Hermosillo) Young Isaac Hermosillo prospect this Friday Paredes belongs to the organization of the Chicago Cubs after signing a contract that will link at least for the next six years with this team of Major League Baseball.  (Translated)

LMP Official Site

Former Cardinals Playing In NPB 8-2-15: Hector Luna Walks Twice

Hector Luna (former St. Louis-Chunichi) started at third base and batted fourth.  0-for-3 with two walks.

Chunichi beat Yomiuri 5-0

Command Issues Sink Lance Lynn Against Rockies

Lance Lynn sailed through the heart of the Rockies' order in the fifth inning, appearing to find a rhythm, which prompted manager Mike Matheny to issue a vote of confidence in his starting pitcher.

St. Louis Official Site

Randal Grichuk Gets Redemption With Home Run-Robbing Leap

Randal Grichuk pushed Wednesday's memory away. In the game of baseball, you can't dwell on the negative, he realized.

St. Louis Official Site

Saturday, August 1, 2015

New Relievers Boost Bullpen

As the Cardinals neared baseball’s trade deadline and waded through the humidity of speculation that annually fogs up July, they talked openly and privately about needing a way to propel the offense and protect a couple young starters. If they had both strength and depth anywhere it was out in the bullpen, where a rotating cast of relievers had the league’s best ERA, six pitchers with at least one save, promising young understudies, and two veterans eventually on the mend.

Post Dispatch

Former Cardinals Playing In The Mexican League 8-1-15: Ivan Bellazetin Singles Twice & Doubles; Hugo Castellanos Pitched One Scoreless Inning; Dennys Reyes Struck Out Only Batter Faced For The Hold

Shaun Garceau (former Springfield-Aguascalientes) started  and pitched four innings.  He allowed eight hits, six earned runs, three home runs, one walk, and struck two out.  (p-s:66-44)(g/f:5-3)

Aguascalientes beat Reynosa 14-13

Luis Garcia (former New Haven-Yucatan) started as designated hitter and batted sixth.  0-for-4 with one ground into double play.

Veracruz beat Yucatan 7-4

Ronny Cedeno (former MLB signing-Oaxaca) started at shortstop and batted fifth.  1-for-4 with one run, two strikeouts, one fielding error, and assisted in one double play.

Oaxaca beat Campeche 3-2

Ivan Bellazetin (former MiLB tryout-Tabasco) started at shortstop and batted second.  3-for-4 with one double, one throwing error, and assisted in one double play.

Eugenio Velez (former Memphis-Quintana Roo) started in left field and batted third.  1-for-4 with one strikeout.
Iker Franco (former Springfield-Quintana Roo) started at catcher and batted eighth.  0-for-2 with one walk, two strikeouts, one passed ball, and allowed two stolen bases.

Quintana Roo beat Tabasco 2-1

Hugo Castellanos (former Memphis-Tijuana) entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and one walk for the hold (10).  (p-s:11-5)(g/f:0-1)(ir-s:2-1)
Dennys Reyes (former St. Louis-Tijuana) entered in the eighth and pitched to one batter.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out for the hold (10).  (p-s:6-3)

Tijuana beat Laguna 3-2

Jonathan Broxton Glad To Be On A Postseason Contender; Kolten Wong Is No.3, Jose Oquendo Used To Be; Jordan Walden Back -- For Now

Reliever Jonathan Broxton picked up 21 ½ games in the standings Friday. For a small portion of that day, he was a Milwaukee Brewer. For the rest of the day, even though he wasn’t on site at Busch Stadium Friday night, Broxton was a Cardinal.

Post-Dispatch

Former Cardinals Playing In MLB 8-1-15: Albert Pujols Collects Two Singles & One RBI; A.J. Pierzynski & Donovan Solano Each Single & Drive In One Run; Edward Mujica Strikes Out One over One Hitless/Scoreless Inning

Joe Kelly (former St. Louis-Boston) started and pitched five innings.  He allowed nine hits, five earned runs, one walk, hit one batter, and struck six out for the winning decision (3-6).  (p-s:94-62)(g/f:4-0)
Justin Masterson (former St. Louis-Boston) entered in the sixth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, one earned run, one walk, and struck two out for the hold (1).  (p-s:22-13)(ir-s:1-0)

Boston beat Tampa Bay 11-7

Albert Pujols (former St. Louis-Anaheim) started at first base and fourth.  2-for-4 with one two-out RBI and one strikeout.
Fernando Salas (former St. Louis-Anaheim) entered in the sixth and pitched to three batters.  He allowed one hit, one earned run, one home run, and struck one out.  (p-s:7-6)(ir-s:1-1)

Los Angeles beat Anaheim 3-1

A.J. Pierzynski (former St. Louis-Atlanta) started at catcher and batted fourth.  1-for-4 with one RBI.
David Aardsma (former Memphis-Atlanta) entered in the fifth and pitched one inning.  He allowed five hits, five earned runs, one home run, two walks (one intentional), threw one wild pitch, and struck one out.  (p-s:31-18)(g/f:1-1)(ir-s:1-0)

Philadelphia beat Atlanta 12-2

David Peralta (former Johnson City-Arizona) entered late in the game in right field and batted sixth.  0-for-1 with one strikeout.

Colby Rasmus (former St. Louis-Houston) started in right field and moved to left, batting seventh.  2-for-3 with one run and one hit by pitch.

Houston beat Arizona 9-2

Jason Motte (former St. Louis-Chicago-N) entered in the ninth and pitched to two batters.  He allowed one hit and one earned run for the hold (7).  (p-s:11-7)(g/f:0-1)

Shane Peterson (former Springfield-Milwaukee) started in centerfield and batted second.  0-for-3 with one sacrifice.
Michael Blazek (former St. Louis-Milwaukee) seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, one earned run, and one home run.  (p-s:20-10)(g/f:2-1)

Chicago-N beat Milwaukee 4-2

Brendan Ryan (former St. Louis-New York-A) started at second base and batted eighth.  1-for-3 with one strikeout and assisted in one double play.

Chicago-A beat New York-A 8-2

Skip Schumaker (former St. Louis-Cincinnati) entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted eighth.  0-for-1 at the plate.

Cincinnati beat Pittsburgh 4-3

Marc Rzepczynski (former St. Louis-San Diego) entered in the seventh and pitched to two batters.  He allowed no hits or runs for the hold (13).  (p-s:3-2)(g/f:2-0)(ir-s:2-1)

Donovan Solano (former Memphis-Miami) entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted ninth.  1-for-1 with one two-out RBI.

San Diego beat Miami 5-3

Shane Robinson (former St. Louis-Minnesota) entered late in the game as designated hitter and batted fourth.  Scored one run.

Minnesota beat Seattle 3-2

Daniel Descalso (former St. Louis-Colorado) started at shortstop and batted eighth.  0-for-3 with one walk and grounded into one double play.

Colorado beat St. Louis 6-2

Sam Freeman (former St. Louis-Texas) entered in the eleventh and pitched to three batters.  He allowed one hit, one earned run, one home run, and struck one out.  (p-s:14-9)(g/f:1-0)

San Francisco beat Texas 9-7 in 11 innings

Edward Mujica (former St. Louis-Oakland) entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out.  (p-s:11-8)

Oakland beat Cleveland 5-1

Round Rock Beat Memphis 5-4 In 11 Innings: Tommy Pham Collects Two Singles, One Double, & One RBI; Rafael Ortega Singles, Doubles, & Drives In One Run; Miguel Socolovich Strikes Out Four Over Two Scoreless Innings

Individual Highlights:
Rafael Ortega 2-for-6 with one double, one RBI, one run, and one outfield assist.
Ed Easley 2-for-6 with one run and three strikeouts.
Tommy Pham 3-for-5 with one double, one RBI, one walk, and two strikeouts.
Xavier Scruggs 0-for-5 with one RBI, two strikeouts, and one throwing error.
Jacob Wilson 1-for-4 with one hit by pitch.
Matt Williams 1-for-4 with one run, one walk, and grounded into one double play.
Travis Tartamella 2-for-5 with one run and two strikeouts.
Heath Wyatt entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit and no runs.  (p-s:13-9)(g/f:2-0)
Miguel Socolovich entered in the eighth and pitched two innings.  He allowed two hits, no runs, and struck four out.  (p-s:23-18)(g/f:0-2)

Rough Outing:
Jeremy Hazelbaker 0-for-4 with one walk.
Marco Gonzales started and pitched six innings.  He allowed five hits, four runs (three earned), two walks, and struck five out.  (p-s:94-61)(g/f:9-4)
Sam Tuivailala entered in the tenth and pitched 1.2 innings.  He allowed one hit, one earned run, one home run, and struck three out for the losing decision (3-1).  (p-s:26-17)(g/f:1-0)

Former Cardinals:
Jon Edwards entered in the eleventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck two out for the winning decision (1-1).  (p-s:13-10)

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Jhohan Acevedo Honing His Skills With Bat In Return To State College

Jhohan Acevedo has never climbed past Advanced-A during his six-year career in the St. Louis Cardinals organization.

Centre Daily Times

Cubs Considering Chase Utley

The Cubs aren’t done looking for players to help down the stretch, and sources say one of the players they’ve discussed internally as a potential August waiver-period target is Phillies second baseman Chase Utley.

Chicago Sun-Times

Jaime Garcia Gets Nod In Series Finale Against Rockies

Cardinals left-hander Jaime Garcia has dealt with pain, having started the season late while recovering from thoracic outlet syndrome surgery and spending 20 recent games on the disabled list with a hamstring injury.

St. Louis Official Site

Sore Carlos Beltran Expects To Return Sunday

Carlos Beltran was initially scheduled to be in the lineup on Saturday night against the White Sox, but manager Joe Girardi said he left the outfielder on the bench because of a sore left foot.

New York-A Official Site

Continuity Gives Cardinals Big Advantage

After years of challenging the Cardinals’ control of the NL Central, the Cincinnati Reds and Milwaukee Brewers finally accepted the reality of their present circumstances.

Bernie Bytes

Peoria Beat Beloit 7-5: Darren Seferina Singles, Doubles, Homers, & Drives In Three Runs; Oscar Mercado Singles, Doubles, & Hits A Two-Run Homer; Alex DeLeon Knocks In One Run

Individual Highlights:
Darren Seferina 3-for-5 with one double, one home run, three RBIs (two w/two-outs), two runs, one strikeout, and one caught stealing.
Paul DeJong 2-for-4 with one double, one run, one walk, and two stolen bases.
Oscar Mercado 3-for-5 with one double, one home run, two two-out RBIs, one run, two stolen bases, and one strikeout.
Alex DeLeon 0-for-3 with one RBI, one sac fly, and one hit by pitch.
Luis Cruz 0-for-2 with two runs, one walk, one hit by pitch, and one passed ball.
Jake Gronsky 1-for-4 with one double and one outfield assist.

Rough Outing:
Nick Thompson 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
Steve Bean 0-for-4 with one strikeout.
Matt Pearce started and pitched six innings.  He allowed eight hits, four runs (three earned), two home runs, and struck two out.  (g/f:5-9)
Nick Lomascolo entered in the seventh and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed one hit, one earned run, and struck four out.
Kyle Grana entered in the eighth and pitched 1.2 innings.  He allowed three hits, no runs, one walk, and struck two out for the blown save (2) and winning decision (2-2).  (g/f:0-2)(ir-s:1-1)

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Peoria Official Site Post Game
Peoria Journal Star Post Game

Video: Rockies Win Despite Cardinals' Stellar Defense

Watch highlights of the Rockies' 6-2 win over the Cardinals.

Fox Sports Midwest

Fomer Cardinals Draft Selections Playing In Summer Collegiate Leagues 8-1-15: Dom Thompson-Williams Knocks In One Run; Joe Gillette Singles & One Hit By Pitch; Gio Brusa Singles

Cape Cod League:

Gio Brusa (former 2015 draft selection-Pacific-Yarmouth-Dennis) started as designated hitter and batted fourth.  1-for-4 with two strikeouts.

Cotuit beat Yarmouth-Dennis 11-0


Coastal Plain League:

Dom Thompson-Williams (former 2014 draft selection-South Carolina-Peninsula) started in left field and batted third.  0-for-3 with one RBI, one sac fly, and one strikeout.

Peninsula beat Wilson 4-3 in completion of July 3rd game


Northwoods League:

Joe Gillette (former 2014 draft selection-Oregon St-Eau Claire) started in left field and batted eighth.  1-for-3 with one run, one hit by pitch, and two strikeouts.

Thunder Bay beat Eau Claire 14-5

Rockies Beat Cardinals 6-2: Stephen Piscotty Collects Two Singles & One RBI; Jhonny Peralta Singles & Drives In One Run; Jonathan Broxton Strikes Out One Over One Hitless/Scoreless Inning

Individual Highlights:
Jhonny Peralta 1-for-4 with one two-out RBI and one run.
Stephen Piscotty 2-for-3 with one two-out RBI.
Jonathan Broxton entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out.  (p-s:8-6)(g/f:1-0)
Steve Cishek entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and hit one batter.  (p-s:14-8)(g/f:3-0)

Rough Outing:
Kolten Wong 0-for-4 with one strikeout and assisted in one double play.
Lance Lynn started and pitched five innings.  He allowed seven hits, four earned runs, two home runs, three walks (one intentional), and struck five out for the losing decision (8-6).  0-for-2 with two strikeouts.  (p-s:104-62)(g/f:5-1)
Randy Choate entered in the sixth and pitched 1.2 innings.  He allowed one hit, one earned run, and struck one out.  (p-s:11-9)(g/f:1-2)
Seth Maness entered in the seventh and pitched to three batters.  He allowed two hits and one earned run.  (p-s:4-3)(g/f:0-1)(ir-s:1-1)

Former Cardinals:
Daniel Descalso 0-for-3 with one intentional walk and grounded into one double play.

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Johnson City Beat Bluefield 15-1: Eliezer Alvarez Collects One Single, One Double, One Walk, & Three RBIs; Hunter Newman Singles, Doubles, & Drives In Three Runs; Steven Farinaro Strikes Out Five Over Three Scoreless Innings For The Save

Individual Highlights:
Joey Hawkins 0-for-4 with one RBI, one walk, one sac fly, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.
Luke Doyle 1-for-4 with one double, two two-out RBIs, one run, and one walk.
Magneuris Sierra 1-for-2 with three runs, two walks, and one stolen base.
Allen Staton 2-for-4 with one double, one triple, two RBIs (one w.two-outs), one run, and one strikeout.
Chris Rivera 1-for-1 with one run.
Eliezer Alvarez 2-for-3 with one double, three RBIs, four runs, one walk, one hit by pitch, and assisted in one double play.
Ryan McCarvel 3-for-5 with two doubles, two RBIs, one run, one caught stealing, and allowed one stolen base.
Hunter Newman 2-for-4 with one double, three RBIs (one w/two-outs), one sac fly, and assisted in one double play.
DeAndre Asbury-Heath 1-for-4 with three runs, one walk, and two strikeouts.
Anthony Ray 2-for-5 with one two-out RBI, one run, one stolen base, and one strikeout.
Ryan Helsley started and pitched 4.1 innings.  He allowed one hit, one earned run, four walks, and struck two out.  (g/f:5-4)
Jonathan Escudero entered in the fifth and pitched 1.2 innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, one walk, hit one batter, and struck three out for the winning decision (2-1).  (g/f:1-0)(ir-s:1-0)
Steven Farinaro entered in the seventh and pitched three innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, one walk, and struck five out for the save (1).  (g/f:2-2)

Former Cardinals:
Ricardo Bautista 0-for-1 with one strikeout.

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Johnson City Press Post Game

Peoria Holds The High Ground In March Toward Playoffs

The Peoria Chiefs haven't made the playoffs since 2009, but you have to like their chances to break the longest postseason drought in the Midwest League as they head into August.

Peoria Journal Star

NW Arkansas Beat Springfield 6-5: Breyvic Valera Doubles & Drives In Two Runs; Corey Baker Strikes Out Three Over Three Scoreless Innings; Patrick Wisdom Doubles Twice & Knocks In One Run

Individual Highlights:
Charlie Tilson 1-for-3 with one run, two walks, two stolen bases, and one caught stealing.
Mike O'Neill 2-for-4 with one walk and one strikeout.
Anthony Garcia 2-for-5 with one RBI and one strikeout.
Mike Ohlman 2-for-5 with two runs and one strikeout.
Patrick Wisdom 2-for-5 with two doubles, one RBI, one run, and one strikeout.
Aledmys Diaz 2-for-4 with one double and assisted in one double play.
Breyvic Valera 1-for-4 with one double, two RBIs (one w/two-outs), one run, and assisted in one double play.
Corey Baker entered in the sixth and pitched three innings.  He allowed two hits, no runs, threw one wild pitch, and struck three out.  (p-s:35-23)(g/f:4-0)

Rough Outing:
Jimmy Reed started and pitched five innings.  He allowed seven hits, four earned runs, two home runs, threw one wild pitch, and struck seven out.  (p-s:89-61)(g/f:2-3)
Chris Perry entered in the ninth and pitched to four batters.  He allowed two hits, two earned runs, one walk, and struck one out for the blown save (1) and losing decision (0-1).  (p-s:15-9)

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Lowell Beat State College 5-4: Jhohan Acevedo Collects Two Triples & Three RBIs; Carson Cross Strikes Out Six & Allows One Run Over Six Innings; Cole Lankford Collects Two Singles & One RBI

Individual Highlights:
Craig Aikin 0-for-3 with one run, two walks, and two strikeouts.
Casey Grayson 1-for-3 with one run, one walk, and two strikeouts.
Jhohan Acevedo 2-for-3 with two triples, three RBIs, one run, and one sacrifice.
Cole Lankford 2-for-4 with one two-out RBI.
R.J. Dennard 1-for-3 with one walk.
Carson Cross started and pitched six innings.  He allowed four hits, on earned run, one walk, threw one wild pitch, and struck six out.  (p-s:83-57)(g/f:4-3)

Rough Outing:
Leobaldo Pina 0-for-4 with one strikeout.
Josh Swirchak 0-for-3 with one strikeout and grounded into one double play.
Tyler Bray entered in the seventh and pitched to six batters.  He allowed three hits, three earned runs, and two walks for the hold (4).  (p-s:22-8)(g/f:1-0)
Kevin Alexander entered in the seventh and pitched 2.2 innings.  He allowed two hits, one earned run, one walk, and struck four out for the blown save (1) and losing decision (0-1).  (p-s:38-22)(g/f:3-1)(ir-s:1-1)

Former Cardinals:
Tate Matheny 0-or-4 with one strikeout.

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State College Official Site Post Game
Centre Daily Times Post Game

Marc Rzepczynski Glad To Be Home

New Padres reliever Marc Rzepczynski grew up in Orange County and was an Angels fan, though he did admit Saturday to having a soft spot for the Padres.

San Diego Official Site

Jonathan Broxton Looking To Fit In With Contending Cardinals; Jordan Walden In The Clubhouse Saturday

Jonathan Broxton made his Major League debut against the Cardinals on July 29, 2005. Now, a little more than 10 years later, the two-time All-Star reliever is getting a chance to pitch for them.
St. Louis Official Site

Listed at 6’4 and 305 pounds, Jonathan Broxton looks like he would be just as comfortable down the highway at the St. Louis Rams training camp as in the St. Louis Cardinals clubhouse.
STL Baseball Weekly

Jhohan Acevedo Ties State College Record With Two Triples In One Game

State College Official Twitter

The Lack Of Cardinals Trade Activity Is The Symptom Of A Larger Issue

Cards’ General Manager John Mozeliak has the reputation of being both pragmatic and shrewd when it comes to contracts and trades.

KMOV

State College Starting Lineup 8-1-15

State College Official Twitter

Peoria Starting Lineup 8-1-15

Peoria Official Twitter

Edmundo Sosa Scratched, Luke Doyle Inserted Into Johnson City Lineup 8-1-15

Johnson City Official Twitter

Rockies Designate Aaron Laffey For An Assignment

Patrick Saunders Twitter

White Sox Sign Dayan Viciedo & Send To Triple-A Charlotte

Charlotte Official Twitter

Palm Beach @ Dunedin Postponed For Saturday, Doubleheader Set For 8-2-15

Dunedin Official Twitter

Johnson City Starting Lineup 8-1-15

Johnson City Official Twitter

Cardinals Starting Lineup 8-1-15

St. Louis Official Twitter

One day after hitting in the No. 2 spot for the first time in his major league career, Cardinals rookie Stephen Piscotty is back to hitting eighth for Saturday's game against Colorado.
Cardinal Beat

DSL: Mariners Two Beat Cardinals 8-7: Dariel Gomez Singles, Triples, & Drives In Two Runs; Hector Linares Collects Three Singles & One RBI; Irving Wilson Doubles, Triples, & Knocks In One Run

Individual Highlights:
Starlin Balbuena 1-for-5 with one RBI and two strikeouts.
Irving Wilson 2-for-4 with one double, one triple, one two-out RBI, one run, one hit by pitch, and one fielding error.
Brian Sanchez 0-for-3 with two walks (one intentional) and one fielding error.
Sanel Rosendo 1-for-4 with one two-out RBI, one run, one hit by pitch, one strikeout, one fielding error, and one outfield assist.
Hector Linares 3-for-4 with one two-out RBI, one run,  one sacrifice, and one stolen base.
Dariel Gomez 2-for-5 with one triple, two RBIs, one run, and one strikeout.
Esequeil Delgado 0-for-3 with one walk, one hit by pitch, one strikeout, and one throwing error.
Edwin Figuera 1-for-4 with one double, one RBI, two runs, one walk, two stolen bases, grounded into one double play, and one missed catch error.
Brian Pirela entered in the sixth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, two walks, and one balk.  (g/f:0-2)

Rough Outing:
Juan Alvarez started and pitched five innings.  He allowed six hits, four unearned runs, one walk, committed one fielding error, and struck four out.  (g/f:7-5)
Anthony Trompiz entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed three hits, one earned run, one walk, and struck one out for the hold (1).  (g/f:1-0)
Noel DeJesus entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, one earned run, one walk, one balk, threw one wild pitch, and struck two out for the hold (1).  (g/f:1-0)
EstailinTejada entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed two hits, two earned runs, one home run, and one walk for the blown save (2) and losing decision (2-3).  (g/f:1-0)

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Padres Placed Ian Kennedy On Paternity List & Expect Marc Rzepczynski To Join Saturday

Friarwire

Orioles Recalled Jorge Rondon From Triple-A Norfolk

Baltimore Official Twitter

MLB August Trade Candidates

Now that the dust has settled on the non-waiver trade deadline, it's time to talk about possible candidates to be moved in August. Yes, there can still be trades. If you want to know how, here's a breakdown of how August trades work.

CBS Sports

Kenta Maeda Could Be Posted This Winter

Kenta Maeda, RHP, Hiroshima Carp — The Carp weren’t willing to post Maeda last winter but he could be in play this offseason. What will he demand and where would he fit? Most scouts thinks he’s a No. 3 starter at best, and likely a No. 4. Maeda is 8-6 with a 2.03 ERA in 17 starts this season. Also in the Carp rotation is former Dodger and Yankee Hiroki Kuroda, who is 7-4 with a 2.58 ERA.

Boston Globe

GCL: Cardinals @ Mets Postponed For 8-1-15

MiLB Official Site

Former Cardinals Playing In KBO 8-1-15: Andrew Brown Strikes Out In Bath At-Bats

Andrew Brown (former St. Louis-SK) started in right field and batted sixth.  0-for-2 with two strikeouts.

LG beat SK 8-4

Former Cardinals Playing In NPB 8-1-15: Hector Luna Hits A Two-Run Homer; Rainel Rosario Singles

Hector Luna (former St. Louis-Chunichi) started at third base and batted fourth.  1-for-4 with one home run, two RBIs, one run, and one strikeout.

Alex Castellanos (former Springfield-Yomiuri) started in left field and batted sixth.  0-for-4 with one strikeout.

Yomiuri beat Chunichi 5-4

Rainel Rosario (former Springfield-Hiroshima) entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted eighth.  1-for-1 at the plate.

Yokohama beat Hiroshima 2-1

Stephen Piscotty Rewards Mike Matheny's Faith In Big Sixth Inning

Having already twice watched Stephen Piscotty end an inning by taking a called third strike with runners in scoring position, bench coach David Bell and manager Mike Matheny looked on as Piscotty headed to the plate with yet another run-scoring opportunity at his fingertips.
St. Louis Official Site

On the lineup posted in the clubhouse before Friday’s game against the Colorado Rockies, Stephen Piscotty found his name sandwiched between leadoff hitter Matt Carpenter and No. 3 man Kolten Wong.
Post-Dispatch

Brandon Moss Ready To Do His Part

Though he is still seeking his first hit as a St. Louis Cardinal, newly acquired Brandon Moss is still all smiles as he’s taken in the energy and atmosphere of his new home.

STL Baseball Weekly

Refined Mechanics Help Michael Wacha Bounce Back

It can be easy to forget just how young Michael Wacha is, his manager, Mike Matheny, said after the 24-year-old right-hander picked up his career-high 12th win in the Cardinals' 7-0 victory over the Rockies at Busch Stadium on Friday night.

St. Louis Official Site