Thursday, August 28, 2014

Yadier Molina's Return A Boon For Cardinals' Stretch Run

As the disappointment passed and the diagnosis soaked in, the St. Louis Cardinals could merely consult the calendar.

St. Louis Official Site

GCL: Cardinals Beat Nationals 19-1 In 7 Innings: Andrew Reidt Strikes Out Five & Allows One Run Over Five Innings For The Win;Ricardo Bautista Singles, Doubles, Homers, & Drives In Four Runs; Michael Pritchard Singles, Doubles, & Knocks In Four Runs

Individual Highlights:
Magneuris Sierra 5-for-5 with three runs and one walk.
Edmundo Sosa 2-for-4 with one double, two RBIs, two runs, one walk, one sac fly, and one strikeout.
Michael Pritchard 2-for-4 with one double, four RBIs, two runs, and one sac fly.
Jake Gronsky 2-for-5 with one RBI and one run.
Elier Rodriguez 1-for-3 with two runs and two walks.
Malik Collymore 3-for-5 with two RBIs, two runs, and one strikeout.
Ricardo Bautista 3-for-4 with one double, one home run, four RBIs (one w/two-outs), three runs, and one walk.
Frankie Rodriguez 3-for-4 with two RBIs (one w/two-outs), two runs, and one hit by pitch.
Eliezer Alvarez 3-for-4 with one double, three RBIs (two w/two-outs), and two runs.
Andrew Reidt started and pitched five innings.  He allowed two hits, one earned run, threw one wild pitch, and struck five out for the winning decision (4-1).  (g/f:4-2)
Kevin Alexander entered in the sixth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit and no runs.  (g/f:4-2)

Rough Outing:
Julian Barzilli 0-for-1 with one strikeout.

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Derrick Goold On The Morning After 8-28-14

Inside STL

Former Cardinals Playing In NPB Action 8-28-14: Hector Luna Collects Two Singles & One RBI; Rainel Rosario Drives In One Run

Chad Huffman (former Memphis-Chiba Lotte) entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and took over in left field, batted leadoff.  0-for-1 with one strikeout.

Orix beat Chiba Lotte 4-0


Rainel Rosario (former Springfield-Hiroshima) started in left field and batted sixth.  0-for-2 with one RBI.

Yakult beat Hiroshima 6-3


Hector Luna (former St. Louis-Chunichi) started at third base and batted fifth.  2-for-5 with one RBI and two strikeouts.

Yokohama beat Chunichi 6-5

Reinforcements Will Boost Cardinals

The Cardinals appear to be lagging in the dog days of August. Their road trip Pennsylvania went badly.

Post-Dispatch

Cardinals One Of Several Teams In On Bidding For Brandon Poulson

The Athletics, Braves, Cardinals, Giants, Marlins, Nationals, Phillies and Yankees all got in on the action, but the Twins and Braves were the teams at the end. The day after the Healdsburg performance, the Twins called Poulson and said they could go up to $250,000. Poulson told Minnesota he felt he could get a $350,000-plus offer if he wanted to extend the bidding war. “The Twins told me I had 30 minutes to make up my mind,” Poulson said.

Baseball America

Brett McMillan's Redbird Report 8-28-14: Adam Wainwright Looted By Pirates In Series

101 ESPN

Frustrated Brewers Fail To Pull Away

The Cardinals can thank San Diego Padres catcher Rene Rivera for keeping them within arm's reach of the Milwaukee Brewers.

Tipsheet

Jorge Martinez Signs On To Pitch For Santurce

The Cuban pitcher Jorge Martinez will be back with the Santurce Crabbers in the next tournament of the League of Professional Baseball Roberto Clemente (LBPRC).  (translated)

Primera Hora

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Former Cardinals Playing In MLB Action 8-27-14: Skip Schumaker Collects Two Singles & Two RBIs; Coco Crisp Collects Two Singles & One RBI; Fernando Salas Strikes Out Two Over One Scoreless Inning

Allen Craig (former St. Louis-Boston) started in right field and batted sixth.  0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
Joe Kelly (former St. Louis-Boston) started and pitched six innings.  He allowed three hits, two earned runs, one home run, two walks, hit one batter, and struck four out.  (p-s:86-53)(g/f:9-3)

Toronto beat Boston 5-2


Carlos Beltran (former St. Louis-New York-A) started in right field and batted fifth.  1-for-4 with one RBI, one run, and two strikeouts.

New York-A beat Detroit 8-4


Gerald Laird (former St. Louis-Atlanta) entered late in the game at catcher.
David Carpenter (former Palm Beach-Atlanta) entered in the seventh and pitched to two batters.  He allowed no hits or runs for the hold (14).  (p-s:10-7)(g/f:1-0)(ir-s:2-0)

Atlanta beat New York-N 3-2


Skip Schumaker (former St. Louis-Cincinnati) started in left field and batted seventh.  2-for-4 with one double, two RBIs, and one run.

Cincinnati beat Chicago-N 7-5


Marc Rzepczynski (former St. Louis-Cleveland) entered in the seventh and pitched to one batter.  He allowed no hits or runs.  (p-s:1-1)(g/f:1-0)(ir-s:2-0)

Chicago-A beat Cleveland 3-2


Coco Crisp (former New Haven-Oakland) started as designated hitter and batted leadoff.  2-for-5 with one RBI and two runs.

Oakland beat Houston 5-4


David Peralta (former Johnson City-Arizona) entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted sixth.  0-for-1 at the plate.

Los Angeles beat Arizona 3-1


Donovan Solano (former Memphis-Miami) started at second base and batted eighth.  0-for-4 with two strikeouts.

Albert Pujols (former St. Louis-Anaheim) started at first base and batted third.  0-for-3 with one RBI and one walk.
David Freese (former St. Louis-Anaheim) started at third base and batted seventh.  0-for-3 at the plate.
Fernando Salas (former St. Louis-Anaheim) entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck two out.  (p-s:16-12)(g/f:0-1)

Anaheim beat Miami 6-1

Shelby Miller On Mobile: Video Game Latest Move In Modern Athletes Branching Out

It used to be shoe deals, Wheaties boxes and Gatorade commercials. If an athlete wanted to reach the masses outside of sports, major marketing deals were the recipe.

KMOV

John Mozeliak On The Sports Hub 8-27-14

Tonight on the Show Chris has his weekly visit with the Cardinals General Manager, John Mozeliak.

KMOX

Yadier Molina Start Rehab, Michael Wacha Is Getting Close; Jhonny Peralta Looks To Push; Shelby Miller, Will Myers Launch App; Extra Bases

While catcher Yadier Molina sped toward his return to the majors with the first start of his rehab assignment, his partner in recovery, Michael Wacha, gained clarity on his own route back to the Cardinals.

Post-Dispatch

Full-Stream Ahead For Yadier Molina, Michael Wacha

In essence, what didn't he do?

Springfield News-Leader

Yankees Support ALS Research, Joe Girardi Takes Challenge

The Yankees announced on Wednesday that they have pledged $100,000 to the ALS Association, in recognition of those who bravely live with ALS, those who have passed away from the condition and those around the world who have taken part in the Ice Bucket Challenge in an effort to raise awareness and funding to find a cure.

New York-A Official Site

Video: Yadier Molina Ready For More

There wasn’t a chance to throw anybody out stealing, but other than that Yadier Molina was pleased with his game action Wednesday night for the Springfield Cardinals.

STL Baseball Weekly

John Mozeliak Q&A: Gm 'Feels Good About Where We Are'

With Yadier Molina and Michael Wacha here as they continue to work their way back from injuries, St. Louis Senior Vice President and GM John Mozeliak is in town and took time Wednesday to answer some questions about the team and personnel.

Springfield News-Leader

Springfield Beat Arkansas 4-3: Breyvic Valera Singles, Doubles, & Drives In Two Runs; Yadier Moina Singles, Doubles, & Knocks In One Run; Mike Mayers Strikes Out Five & Allows One Run Over Six Innings For The Win

Individual Highlights:
Greg Garcia 3-for-5 with two doubles, one run, one strikeout, and one throwing error.
Breyvic Valera 2-for-5 with one double, two two-out RBIs, and one run.
Yadier Molina 2-for-3 with one double, one two-out RBI, and one strikeout.
Cody Stanley 0-for-1 with one intentional walk, one hit by pitch, one stolen base, and one strikeout.
Jonathan Rodriguez 0-for-2 with two walks, one hit by pitch, and one strikeout.
Curt Smith 0-for-3 with one RBI, one sac fly, one walk, and one strikeout.
Patrick Wisdom 3-for-3 with one run and one walk.
Mike Mayers started and pitcher six innings.  He allowed three hits, one earned run, one walk, hit one batter, and struck five out for the winning decision (6-5).  (p-s:86-53)(g/f:5-5)
Mitch Harris entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, threw one wild ptich, and struck one out for the hold (8).  (p-s:14-10)(g/f:1-1)
Joseph Donofrio entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out for the save (14).  (p-s:14-9)(g/f:2-0)

Rough Outing:
Alex Mejia 0-for-4 at the plate.
Matt Williams 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
Ryan Sherriff entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, two runs (one earned), and hit one batter forn the hold (6).  (p-s:11-9)(g/f:1-2)

Former Cardinals:
Adam Melker 0-for-2 with one run, two hit by pitches, and one strikeout.

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Springfield Official Site Post Game

Memphis Beat Fresno 5-4: Tim Cooney Strikes Out Four, Allows One Run, Singles, Doubles, & Drives In One Run Over Six Innings For The Win; Scott Moore Singles, Walks, & Knocks In Two Runs; Jermaine Curtis Collects One Single & Two RBIs

Individual Highlights:
Scott Moore 1-for-3 with two RBIs, one walk, and one strikeout.
Pete Kozma 1-for-3 with one run, one walk, and assisted in one double play.
Rafael Ortega 0-for3 with two runs and one walk.
Jermaine Curtis 1-for-1 with two RBIs.
Tim Cooney started and pitched six innings.  He allowed five hits, one earned run, one home run, and struck four out for the winning decision (14-6).  2-for-2 with one double, one two-out RBI, and one run.  (p-s:
Kevin Siegrist entered in the ninth and pitched to two batters.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out for the save (1).  (p-s:7-5)(ir-s:2-0)

Rough Outing:
Ed Easley 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
Stephen Piscotty 0-for-3 with one hit by pitch and one strikeout.
Xavier Scruggs 0-for-3 with one walk and assisted in one double play.
Luis Mateo 0-for-3 with one sacrifice, two strikeouts, and assisted in one double play.
Justin Wright entered in the seventh and pitched two innings.  He allowed one hit, one earned run, and struck three out.  (p-s:29-19)(g/f:2-1)
Eric Fornataro entered in the ninth and pitched to five batters.  He allowed three hits, two earned runs, one walk, and struck one out for the hold (8).  (p-s:18-10)

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Memphis Official Site Post Game

Michael Wacha Could Start In Piggback Setup If Minors Clubs Eliminated

Chris Hrabe Twitter

Albert Pujols Leaves Game After Fouling Ball Off Calf

Albert Pujols left Wednesday's 6-1 win over the Marlins in the seventh inning after fouling a ball off his calf, which "was a little tight," according to Scioscia. The manager said he expects Pujols in Thursday's lineup.

Anaheim Official Site

Colby Rasmus Remains Sidelined By Flu-Like Symptoms

Colby Rasmus was held out of the Blue Jays' lineup on Wednesday night for the second consecutive game because of flu-like symptoms.

Toronto Official Site

Peoria Beat Beloit 4-2: Rowan Wick Singles, Doubles, & Hits A Three-Run Homer; Steve Bean Doubles & Drives In One Run; Jhonny Polanco Strikes Out One Over One Hitless/Scoreless Inning For The Hold

Individual Highlights:
Justin Ringo 2-for-4 at the plate.
Rowan Wick 3-for-4 with one double, one home run, two RBIs, three runs, and one strikeout.
Steve Bean 1-for-4 with one double, one RBI, and one strikeout.
Ronnierd Garcia 0-for-3 with one RBI.
Michael Schulze 1-for-2 with one walk.
Arturo Reyes started and pitched 4.2 innings.  He allowed seven hits, one eaned run, one walk, and struck three out.  (p-s:80-49)(g/f:4-5)
Jhonny Polanco entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and stuck one out for the hold (5).  (p-s:10-9)
Kyle Barraclough entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, one walk, threw one wild pitch, and struck one out for the save (9).  (p-s:19-10)(g/f:1-0)

Rough Outing:
Vaughn Bryan 0-for-4 with one ground into double play.
C.J. McElroy 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
Richy Pedroza 0-for-2 with one walk.
Tyler Bray entered in the fifth and pitched 2.1 innings.  He allowed one hit, one earned run, one walk, and struck two out for the winning decision (1-1).  (p-s:33-20)(g/f:3-1)(ir-s:3-0)

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Peoria Official Site Post Game
Peoria Journal Star Post Game

Albert Pujols Is Again Showing Stellar Form

Every now and then, Albert Pujols reminds us of what he once did on a remarkably regular basis, unleashing the efficient, potent swings that were his trademark when he was voted the National League most valuable player three times and was one of the top power hitters of his generation, or any other.

LA Times

Greeneville Beat Johnson City 7-3: Chris Rivera Collects Two Singles & One RBI; Sasha Kuebel Strikes Out Two Over Two & A Third Scoreless Innings; Casey Grayson Singles, Walks, & Drives In One Run

Individual Highlights:
Casey Turgeon 1-for-4 with one double, one run, and one walk.
Blake Drake 0-for-3 with two walks and three strikeouts.
Casey Grayson 1-for-3 with one RBI and one walk.
Chris Rivera 2-for-4 with two doubles, one two-out RBI, one run, and one throwing error.
Sasha Kuebel entered in the fifth and pitched 2.1 innings.  He allowed three hits, no runs, and struck two out.  (g/f:4-1)

Rough Outing:
Jose Godoy 0-for-3 with one walk, one fielding error, and allowed one stolen base
Devante Lacy 0-for-4 with one strikeout and one outfield assist.
Julio Mateo started and pitched 4.2 innings.  He allowed seven hits, six runs (three earned), three home runs, one balk, committed one throwing error, and struck two out for the losing decision (1-1).  (g/f:10-2)
Juan Caballero entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed four hits, one earned run, one walk, and struck two out.  (g/f:2-1)

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Johnson City Official Site Post Game
Johnson City Press Post Game

Video: Michael Wacha Fires Away At Hammons Field

St. Louis pitcher nears a comeback as he rehabs at Hammons Field.

Springfield News-Leader

State College Beat Williamsport 6-0: Austin Gomber Strikes Out Seven Over Seven Scoreless Innings For The Win; Jake Stone Triples & Drives In Two Runs; Nick Thompson Triples, Walks, & Knocks In One Run

Individual Highlights:
Robelys Reyes 3-for-5 with one triple, one two-out RBI, two runs, and one strikeout.
Nick Thompson 1-for-3 with one triple, one RBI, two runs, and one walk.
Jake Stone 1-for-3 with one triple, two RBIs (one w/two-outs), one sac fly, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.
Jhohan Acevedo 2-for-4 with one run.
Austin Gomber started and pitched seven innings.  He allowed four hits, no runs, and struck seven out for the winning decision (1-2).  (g/f:7-2)
Jeff Rauh entered in the eighth and pitched two innings.  He allowed three hits, no runs, one walk, and hit one batter.  (g/f:1-1)

Rough Outing:
Alex DeLeon 0-for-3 with one walk and two strikeouts.
Brett Wiley 0-for-3 with one walk and assisted in two double plays,
Collin Radack 0-for-4 with one strikeout.

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State College Official Site Post Game

Joe McEwing Downplays Managerial Rumors

Joe McEwing has heard the rumors attaching his name to the Arizona managerial position if Kirk Gibson is not retained past this season. That connection comes from McEwing being respected throughout the game and having strong ties to Arizona chief baseball officer Tony La Russa from the two years he played for him in St. Louis.

Chicago-A Official Site

Jupiter Beat Palm Beach 4-2: Jimmy Bosco Collects Two Singles & One RBI; Steven Sabatino Pitches One Scoreless Inning; Anthony Garcia Singles & Walks

Individual Highlights:
Luke Voit 1-for-4 with one run and one strikeout.
David Washington 1-for-4 with one run and two strikeouts.
Anthony Garcia 1-for-2 with one walk.
Jimmy Bosco 2-for-3 with one RBI.
Juan Herrera 1-for-3 with one ground into double play.
Steven Sabatino entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit and no runs.  (g/f:1-1)

Rough Outing:
Rest Of The Team

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Chad Qualls To Finish The Season With Astros

As expected, veteran reliever Chad Qualls will remain with the Astros for the rest of the season. The Tigers placed a waiver claim on him earlier this week, but Qualls was still with the Astros when the deadline for the teams to work out a trade passed on Wednesday.

Houston Official Site

Ned Yost Says He Wasn't Being Critical Of Kansas City Fans

Royals manager Ned Yost emphasized that he wasn't being critical of fans in his remarks after Tuesday night's dramatic walk-off victory over the Twins.

Kansas City Official Site

Blue Jays Place Mark Buehrle On Revocable Waivers

Nick Cafardo Twitter

Eddie Looper, Wife Offer A Personal Touch At Their Brooksville Sporting Goods Store

Long before the advent of sporting goods chain stores and big box outlets, Hernando County athletes shopped at Kelly's World of Sports in Brooksville.

Tampa Bay Times

Memphis Releases 2015 Schedule

The Memphis Redbirds released their 2015 Pacific Coast League schedule dates today and will host 72 regular season games at AutoZone Park in addition to a St. Louis Cardinals Exhibition Game.

Toledo News Now

Johnson City Starting Lineup 8-27-14

Johnson City Official Twitter

Mets Looking For Quality Prospects In Return For Bartolo Colon

Adam Rubin Twitter

Dodgers Not Too Interested In Bartolo Colon

Peter Gammons Twitter

Bernie Miklasz Weighs In On Mike Matheny's Choice To Stick With Seth Maness

101 ESPN

State College Starting Lineup 8-27-14

State College Official Twitter

Yadier Molina May Be Back Behind The Plate Friday; Michael Wacha Throws Live BP To Batters In Double-A Springfield; Mike Matheny: Cardinals Want To 'Push The Envelope' On Bases; Worth Noting

Having gone through a Tuesday workout without any complications, Yadier Molina is scheduled to catch five innings as he begins a rehab assignment with Double-A Springfield on Wednesday. He could then be back in the Cardinals' lineup as early as Friday, when they open a home series against the Cubs.

St. Louis Official Site

Brian Stull On The Home Stretch 8-27-14

Inside STL

Cardinals & Papa John's Announce $7 Pennant Race Ticket Offer

The St. Louis Cardinals are teaming up with Papa John's to present a special Friday night pennant race ticket promotion. During the special ticket sale, fans can purchase $7 Pavilion and Terrace level seats to the final two Friday home games of the regular season on September 12th versus the Rockies and September 19th against the Reds.

St. Louis Official Site

New-Look Cubs Take On Playoff-Hungry Cardinals

At this point, the Cardinals may not even recognize the Cubs.

St. Louis Official Site

Springfield Starting Lineup 8-27-14

Springfield Official Twitter

Expecting to get at least three at-bats and catch five or six innings behind the plate, Yadier Molina is in the starting lineup and batting third for the Springfield Cardinals (AA) tonight against the Arkansas Travelers.
STL Baseball Weekly

Adam Wainwright Better, But Still Scuffling

Good afternoon... After the Cardinals' 3-1 loss Wednesday afternoon in Pittsburgh, here are a few post-game notes on my scorecard:

Bernie Bytes

Adam Wainwright Claws His Way To Another Quality Start, But Can't Top Pirates

He’s not pitching well and he knows it. And he wants it to be clear that it has nothing to do with who is catching him. “It’s all on me,” said Adam Wainwright after another gritty but sub-par performance by the Cardinals’ ace in a 3-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates.

KMOV

Michael Wacha Scheduled To Make Rehab Start Sunday For Double-A Springfield

Brian Stull Twitter

Double-A Springfield Placed Christopher Thomas On The Disabled List, Sent Dixon Llorens To A-Advanced Palm Beach, & Received Corey Baker

Howard Mejdal Twitter

Memphis Starting Lineup 8-27-14

Memphis Official Twitter

Yankees Sign Chris Young To Minors Deal

Jon Heyman Twitter

Deeper Pirates Take Series From Cardinals

Earlier this season the Pirates needed more heft for their offense. So general manager Neal Huntington acquired first baseman Ike Davis from the New York Mets for a prospect to be named later.

Post-Dispatch

Pirates Beat Cardinals 3-1: Matt Holliday Hits A Solo Home Run; Carlos Martinez Pitches Two Scoreless Innings; Daniel Descalso Collects Two Singles

Individual Highlights:
Randal Grichuk 1-for-4 with one double.
Matt Holliday 1-for-4 with one home run, one two-out RBI, one run, and two strikeout.
Matt Adams 1-for-3 with one walk and assisted in one double play.
Daniel Descalso 2-for-4 and assisted in one double play.
Carlos Martinez entered in the seventh and pitched two innings.  He allowed two hits and no runs.  (p-s:29-19)(g/f:4-2)

Rough Outing:
Matt Carpenter 0-for-3 with one walk and one fielding error.
Tony Cruz 0-for-3 at the plate.
Adam Wainwright started and pitched six innings.  He allowed eight hits, three earned runs, one home run, one walk, hit one batter, and struck five out for the losing decision (15-9).  0-for-1 with one sacrifice.  (p-s: 103-65)(g/f:5-4)

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St. Louis Official Site Post Game
Cardinal beat Post Game
Fox Sports Midwest Post Game
KMOV Post Game
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Post-Dispatch Post Game

Royals Not After Bartolo Colon

Jon Heyman Twitter

GCL: Cardinals Beat Nationals 5-3 In Game Two Of Doubleheader: Eliezer Alvarez Collects Two Singles & One RBI; Yeison Medina Strikes Out Five Over Four Scoreless Innings For The Win; Frankie Rodriguez Singles, Walks, & Drives In One Run

Individual Highlights:
Eliezer Alvarez 2-for-5 with one RBI, one stolen base, and one strikeout.
Michael Massi 1-for-3 with one RBI.
Derek Gibson 2-for-5 at the plate.
Elier Rodriguez 2-for-4 with two runs and one walk.
Magneuris Sierra 1-for-1 with one intentional walk.
Ricardo Bautista 1-for-3 with one two-out RBI and one caught stealing.
Frankie Rodriguez 1-for-4 with one two-out RBI, one run, one walk, one strikeout, grounded into one double play, and one passed ball.
DeAndre Asbury-Heath 1-for-2 with one double, one run, one walk, and one strikeout.
Yeison Medina entered in the sixth and pitched four innings.  He allowed two hits, no runs, two walks, hit one batter, and struck five out for the winning decision (4-1).  (g/f:3-2)
Nicholas Frey entered in the tenth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and one walk for the save (1).  (g/f:3-0)

Rough Outing:
Michael Pritchard 0-for-2 and one outfield assist.
Malik Collymore 0-for-3 with one strikeout and one throwing error.
Jake Gronsky 0-for-2 with one strikeout.
Edmundo Sosa 0-for-2 at the plate.

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Margarita Trades Kristhiam Linares To Zulia

This Wednesday at noon the high command of Bravos de Margarita, confirmed the arrival of RHP Jose Sanchez, from the Aguilas del Zulia in exchange for left-hander also Kristhiam Linares.  (translated)

Margarita Official Site

GCL: Cardinals Beat Nationals 4-1 In Game One Of Doubleheader: Julian Barzilli Walks & Hits A Solo Home Run; Steven De La Cruz Strikes Out Two Over Two Hitless/Scoreless Innings For The Hold; Silas Bohannan Strikes Out One Over Two Scoreless Innings For The Win

Individual Highlights:
Eliezer Alvarez 1-for-4 with one RBI and one unassisted double play.
Julian Barzilli 1-for-3 with one home run, one RBI, one run, and one walk.
Malik Collymore 2-for-3 with one double, two runs, one walk, and one strikeout.
Ricardo Bautista 2-for-3 with one double and one run.
Joshua Lopez 1-for-3 with one RBI, one strikeout, one passed ball, and threw out one base runner.
DeAndre Asbury-Heath 1-for-3 with one RBI and one outfield assist.
Silas Bohannan entered in the third and pitched two innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, one walk, and struck one out for the winning decision (3-0).  (g/f:3-1)
Steven De La Cruz entered in the fifth and pitched two innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck two out for the hold (2).  (g/f:1-2)
Jery Then entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out for the save (2).  (g/f:2-0)

Rough Outing:
Michael Massi 0-for-4, one throwing error, and one fielding error.
Elier Rodriguez 0-for-3 with one walk and one strikeout.
Dylan Hawkins started and pitched two innings.  He allowed six hits, one earned run, struck two out, and picked one runner off.  (g/f:1-0)

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Derrick Gool & Whitey Herzog On The Press Box 8-27-14

Inside STL

Single-A Peoria Activated Vaughn Bryan From The Disabled List

Peoria Official Twitter

Frederis Parra Reassigned From A-Advanced Palm Beach To Short-Season Rookie-Level Gulf Coast League

Jrocke217 Twitter

Adam Wainwright Leads Cardinals Into Finale With Pirates

Adam Wainwright tries to become the majors' first 16- game winner when he takes the mound for the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday afternoon in the finale of a three-game series against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

KSDK

Yadier Molina & Greg Garcia Expected To Suit Up For Double-A Springfield On Wednesday

The St. Louis Cardinals have confirmed that Yadier Molina is expected to catch for the Springfield Cardinals during the games on Wednesday, August 27 and Thursday, August 28 against the Arkansas Travelers at Hammons Field.

Springfield Official Site

Adam Wainwright Looks To Find Rhythm In Time For Series Win Over Pirates; Yadier Molina & Michael Wacha Scheduled To Play In Double-A Springfield Wednesday; Justin Masterson Throws Bullpen Session

Adam Wainwright will look for his 16th win of the year and the St. Louis Cardinals will try to take the series from the Pirates in the final game of a short road trip at PNC Park.

KMOV

Are Cardinals Overachieving?

Good morning. There's day baseball in Pittsburgh today. So here are some early notes on my scorecard ...

Bird Bytes

Jerry Crasnick Expounds On Being "A Little Less Enthused About Michael Wacha Coming Back" Than He Is Yadier Molina

Jerry Crasnick joined Kevin Wheeler to talk about the Cards, their lack of offense, the injury to Molina, Matt Holliday's struggles, why he's not enthusiastic about Wacha coming back, the NL being bunched up, team's going through many peaks and valleys, and the push for the playoffs.

101 ESPN

Former Cardinals Playing In NPB Action 8-27-14: Chris Narveson Strikes Out Nine Over Eight Scoreless Innings; Hector Luna Doubles

Chad Huffman (former Memphis-Chiba Lotte) entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and took over in left field, batting ninth.  0-for-1 with one strikeout.

Orix beat Chiba Lotte 7-3


Chris Narveson (former St. Louis-Yakult) started and pitched eight inings.  He allowed four hits, no runs, two walks, and struck nine out.  0-for-2 with one sacrifice and two strikeouts.

Rainel Rosario (former Springfield-Hiroshima) started in left field and batted fourth.  0-for-3 with three strikeouts.

Hiroshima beat Yakult 2-1


Hector Luna (former St. Louis-Chunichi) started at third base and batted third.  1-for-4 with one double, one strikeout, and committed one error.

Yokohama beat Chunichi 8-1

Allen Craig, Joe Kelly Settle In With Red Sox

Former Cardinals Joe Kelly and Allen Craig are getting more comfortable in their new surroundings.

Tipsheet

Cardinals Starting Lineup 8-27-14

St. Louis Official Twitter

When outfielder Randal Grichuk arrived from Class AAA Memphis on Tuesday, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny hinted that he might start right away.
Cardinal Beat

Lance Lynn Talks A.J. Pierzynski, Yadier Molina, & John Lacky On First Pitch 8-27-14

MLB Network Radio Twitter

MLB Network Radio Twitter

MLB Network Radio Twitter

First MLB Academies Fall Tournament Takes Place September 29-October 5, 2014 In Hoofddorp

After the Academies Tournament in Spring, the Mini Hitting and Pitching Camps in July and the European Elite Camp in August, Major League Baseball is organizing another development event this fall. The MLB Academies Fall Tournament will be played for the first time from September 29 to October 5 at the brand-new facility in Hoofddorp. Four teams at the 18U category will participate with the Netherlands, Italy, Germany and a selection from the Caribbean territories of the Netherlands.

Mister Baseball

Leaving The Cardinals Was Twice As Hard For Tim McCarver

Being discarded by the Cardinals was tough on Tim McCarver the first time it happened. The second time was worse.

RetroSimba

Allen Craig Sellin St. Louis Home After Trade To Red Sox

As Allen Craig settles into life with the Boston Red Sox, he is selling the home where he and his family lived while he played for the St. Louis Cardinals for just under $800,000.

River Front Times

Tigers Unlikely To Land Chad Qualls

The Tigers have until sometime later today to try to work out a deal with the Astros for Chad Qualls, whom they claimed on revocable waivers Monday. As of now, it’s unlikely they’ll be able to do it.

Beck's Blog

Former Cardinals Playing In MLB Action 8-26-14: Allen Craig Walks & Hits A Two-Run Homer; Albert Pujols Collects Three Singles & Two RBIs; Maikel Cleto Strikes Out All Three Batters Faced

Allen Craig (former St. Louis-Boston) started at first base and batted sixth.  1-for-5 with one home run, two RBIs, one run, one walk, two strikeouts, and assisted in one double play.
Edward Mujia (former St. Louis-Boston) entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, one walk, and struck one out.  (p-s:1-14)(g/f:1-0)

Boston beat Toronto 11-7 in 11 innings


Carlos Beltran (former St. Louis-New York-A) started in right field and batted fifth.  2-for-4 with one strikeout.

Detroit beat New York-A 5-2


Ryan Ludwick (former St. Louis-Cincinnati) started in left field and batted fifth.  0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
Skip Schumaker (former St. Louis-Cincinnati) entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted ninth.  1-for-1 at the plate.

Chicago-N beat Cincinnati 3-0


Marc Rzepcynski (former St. Louis-Cleveland) entered in the sixth and pitched to one batter.  He allowed no hits or runs, and stuck one out for the hold (10).  (p-s:8-6)(ir-s:2-0)

Maikel Cleto (former St. Louis-Chicago-A) entered in the tenth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck three out.  (p-s:15-10)

Cleveland beat Chicago-A 8-6 in 10 innings


Coco Crisp (former New Haven-Oakland) started in centerfield and batted leadoff.  0-for-4 with one walk and one strikeout.
Luke Gregerson (former Springfield-Oakland) entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, three runs (two earned), one home run, and hit one batter for the blown save (7) and losing decision (3-3).  (p-s:11-9)(g/f:3-1)

Houston beat Oakland 4-2


Jamey Wright (former St. Louis-Los Angeles) entered in the eighth and pitched to two batters.  He allowed no hits or runs.  (p-s:4-4)(g/f:2-0)(ir-s:2-0)

David Peralta (former Johnson City-Arizona) started in right field and batted third.  2-for-4 with one walk, two strikeouts, and one outfield assist.

Los Angeles beat Arizona 9-5


Donovan Solano (former Memphis-Miami) started at second base and batted ninth.  2-for-4 at the plate.

Albert Pujols (former St. Louis-Anaheim) started at first base and batted third.  3-for-4 with two RBIs.
David Freese (former St. Louis-Anaheim) started at third base and batted seventh.  3-for-4 with one double and one run.

Anaheim beat Miami 8-2


Jon Edwards (former Quad Cities-Texas) entered in the sixth and pitched two innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck two out.  (p-s:20-14)(g/f:2-0)

Seattle beat Texas 5-0

Randal Grichuk Recalled, Cast As Power Option Vs. Lefty; Yadier Molina To Catch Today; Mitch Harris Headlines Picks; Extra Bases

As outfielder Randal Grichuk mapped out the few remaining weeks of Class AAA Memphis’ schedule he tried to plan for the three directions September could take him.
Post-Dispatch

After completing a pregame workout Tuesday with the Cardinals’ Class AA affiliate in Springfield, Mo., catcher Yadier Molina will begin his rehab assignment today and could catch as many as five or six innings for the minor league team. Molina told reporters in Springfield that was his plan.
Post-Dispatch

Baseball Bloodlines Deep For C.J. McElroy, Jr.

Chuck McElroy Jr. glad he listened to father, grandfather by setting aside career in football to become rising star with Cardinals

Peoria Journal Star

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

John Perotto On The Sports Hub 8-26-14

John Perrotto, National Baseball Columnist for The SportsXchange, joined Chris Hrabe to talk about the race for the postseason in the MLB.

KMOX

Yadier Molina At Hammons Field: "My Thumb Feels Great"

If the Arkansas Travelers get the bright idea of stealing second base tonight against Yadier Molina, the Gold Glove catcher won't mind.

Springfield News-Leader

Peoria Beat Clinton 7-0 In Game Two Of Doubleheader: Rob Kaminsky Strikes Out Two & Induces Eight Ground Outs Over Six Scoreless Innings For The Win; Richy Pedroza Collects Two Singles, One Triple, & Three RBIs; Ronnierd Garcia Collects Two Singles & Two RBIs

Individual Highlights:
C.J. McElroy 1-for-3 with one walk.
Luis Perez 1-for-4 with one home run, one RBI, one run, and one strikeout.
Ronald Castillo 0-for-3 with two runs, one walk, two strikeouts, and grounded into one double play.
Rowan Wick 2-for-4 with one double and three runs.
Ronnierd Garcia 2-for-4 with two RBIs and one run.
Richy Pedroza 3-for-4 with one triple and three two-out RBIs.
Michael Schulze 1-for-4 with one double, one RBI, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.
Rob Kaminsky started and pitched six innings.  He allowed four hits, no runs, two walks, hit one batter, and struck two out for the winning decision (8-2).  (g/f:6-4)
Kyle Barraclough entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck two out.

Rough Outing:
Justin Ringo 0-for-3 with one walk and assisted in one double play.

Boxscore

Memphis Beat Fresno 9-6: Audry Perez Singles & Hits A Two-Run Homer; Luis Mateo Singles, Doubles, & Drives In Two Runs; Xavier Scruggs Collects Two Singles & Two RBIs

Individual Highlights:
Tommy Pham 1-for-3 with one RBI, two walks, one stolen base, and was picked off.
Stephen Piscotty 1-for-3 with one double, three runs, and two walks.
Xavier Scruggs 2-for-4 with two two-out RBIs and one run.
Audry Perez 2-for-4 with one home run, two two-out RBIs, and two runs.
Luis Mateo 2-for-4 with one double, two RBIs, and one run.
Mike O'Neill 1-for-4 with one RBI and one outfield assist.
Rafael Ortega 1-for-1 with one two-out RBI and two stolen bases.
Dean Kiehefer entered in the sixth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs.  (p-s:15-9)(g/f:2-0)
David Aardsma entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit and no runs for the winning decision (3-0).  (p-s:10-8)(g/f:1-2)
Jorge Rondon entered in the eighth and pitched two innings,  He allowed one hit, no runs, one walk, and struck theee out for the save (10).  (p-s:33-22)(g/f:3-0)

Rough Outing:
Pete Kozma 0-for-4 with one sacrifice and one strikeout.
Boone Whiting started and pitched 4.1 innings.  He allowed eight hits, six earned runs, one home run, and struck five out.  0-for-1 at the plate.  (p-s:86-54)(g/f:2-3)
Heath Wyatt entered in the fifth and pitched to three batters.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck one out.  (p-s:7-5)(ir-s:2-2)

Former Cardinals:
Mitchell Boggs entered in the sixth and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed two hits, two earned runs, one home run, and two walks.  (p-s:28-17)(g/f:1-2)(ir-s:1-0)

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Memphis Official Site Post Game
Memphis Commercial Appeal Post Game

Arkansas Beat Springfield 5-4: David Popkins Singles & Hits A Two-Run Homer; Jonathan Rodriguez Walks & Hits A Solo Home Run; Sam Gaviglio Strikes Out Seven & Allows One Run Over Six & A Third Innings

Individual Highlights:
Breyvic Valera 0-for-3 with one RBI, one sac fly, and one strikeout.
Jonathan Rodriguez 1-for-3 with one home run, one RBI, two runs, one walk, and one throwing error.
David Popkins 2-for-4 with one home run, two two-out RBIs, one run, one strikeout, and one outfield assist.
Charlie Tilson 2-for-4 with one run and one strikeout.
Travis Tartamella 0-for-2 with two walks and picked one base runner off.
Sam Gavilgio started and pitched 6.1 innings.  He allowed five hits, one earned run, one walk, and struck seven out.  (p-s:96-64)(g/f:3-3)
Lee Stoppelman entered in the seventh and pitched to two batters.  He allowed no hits or runs, one walk, and threw one wild pitch.  (p-s:11-5)(g/f:1-0)(ir-s:1-0)
Joseph Donofrio entered in the eighth and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, one walk, and struck two out.  (p-s:19-12)(g/f:1-1)(ir-s:3-0)

Rough Outing:
Greg Garcia 0-for-3 with one walk and one strikeout.
Cody Stanley 0-for-4 at the plate.
Patrick Wisdom 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
Matt Williams 0-for-3 with one strikeout.
Sam Tuivailala entered in the eighth and pitched to nine batters.  He allowed three hits, four runs (two earned), two walks (one intentional), and struck one out for the blown save (2) and losing decision (1-1).  (p-s:29-16)(g/f:3-0)

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Springfield Official Site Post Game

Adam Wainwright Looking To Find Form In Finale Vs. Pirates

Adam Wainwright hasn't quite been the same pitcher he was before the All-Star break. But he will still carry a 15-inning scoreless streak against the Pirates with him to the PNC Park mound on Wednesday.

St. Louis Official Site

Pirates Beat Cardinals 5-2: Randal Grichuk Singles & Drives In One Run; Jon Jay Walks & Knocks In One Run; Lance Lynn Strikes Out Three & Allows Two Runs Over Six Innigs

Individual Highlights:
Kolten Wong 1-for-4 with one double.
Matt Adams 1-for-4 with one double, one run, and three strikeout.
Jon Jay 0-for-2 with one RBI, one walk, one sac fly, and one strikeout.
A.J. Pierzynski 0-for-2 with one walk, one hit by pitch, and two stikeouts.
Randal Grichuk 1-for-1 with one two-out RBI.
Lance Lynn started and pitched six innings.  He allowed six hits, two earned runs, one home run, three walks, hit one batter, and struck three out.  0-for-2 with two strikeouts.  (p-s:105-70)(g/f:5-6)
Sam Freeman entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs.  (p-s:5-4)(g/f:1-1)

Rough Outing:
Matt Carpenter 0-for-4 at the plate.
Seth Maness entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed three hits, three earned runs, one home run, and struck two out.  (p-s:19-14)

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St. Louis Official Site Post Game
Cardinal Beat Post Game
Post-Dispatch Post Game
Fox Sports Midwest Post Game
KMOV Post Game
KMOV Post Game

State College Beat Mahoning Valley 6-2: Danny Diekroeger Collects Two Doubles & Two RBIs; Nick Thompson Singles, Walks, & Drives In Two Runs; Josh Lucas Strikes Out Two Over Two Scoreless Innings

Individual Highlights:
Robelys Reyes 0-for-2 with two runs, two walks, one hit by pitch, one caught stealing, one missed catch, and assisted in one double play.
Danny Diekroeger 2-for-4 with two doubles, two two-out RBIs, one run, one strikeout, and one throwing error.
Nick Thompson 1-for-3 with two RBIs, one run, and one walk.
Brian O'Keefe 1-for-4 with one RBI, one passed ball, and threw out one base runner.
Brett Wiley 0-for-3 with one RBI, one walk, and assisted in one double play.
Kenneth Peoples-Walls 1-for-4 with one double and one strikeout.
Dewin Perez started and pitched five innings.  He allowed six hits, two earned runs, two walks, and struck three out for the winning decision (6-2).  (g/f:9-2)
Josh Lucas entered in the eighth and pitched two innings.  He allowed two hits, no runs, hit one batter, and struck two out.  (g/f:0-4)

Rough Outing:
Joseph Scanio entered in the sixth and pitched two innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck two out for the hold (1).  (g/f:1-1)(ir-s:3-1)

Boxscore

Johnson City Beat Kingsport 3-2: Blake Drake Hits A Solo Home Run; Kender Villegas Strikes Out One Over Three Scoreless Innings For The Save; Kevin Carlow Strikes Out Two Over Two Scoreless Innings For The Win

Individual Highlights:
Oscar Mercado 0-for-2 with one run, one walk, one hit by pitch, one stolen base, one strikeout, one fielding error, and assisted in one double play.
Blake Drake 1-for-4 with one home run, one two-out RBI, and one run.
Kevin Carlow entered in the fifth and pitched two innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, hit one batter, and struck two out for the winning decision (3-3).  (g/f:1-2)
Kender Villegas entered in the seventh and pitched three innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck one out for the save (3).  (g/f:2-4)

Rough Outing:
Casey Grayson 0-for-3 with one walk, two strikeouts, and assisted in one double play.
Jesus Ustariz 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
Chris Rivera 0-for-3 with one hit by pitch and one strikeout.
Devante Lacy 0-for-3 with one walk and three strikeouts.
Carlos Torres 0-for-4 at the plate.

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Johnson City Press Post Game

Jupiter Beat Palm Beach 3-2 In Game Two Of Doubleheader: Luke Voit Triples & Drives In One Rune; Bruce Caldwell Knocks In One Run; Thomas Lee Strikes Out One & Allows Two Runs Over Five Innings

Individual Highlights:
Nick Martini 2-for-3 with one run, one hit by pitch, and one stolen base.
Mason Katz 2-for-3 at the plate.
Bruce Caldwell 0-for-3 with one RBI, one run, and one strikeout.
Luke Voit 1-for-3 with one triple, one RBI, and grounded into one double play.
Thomas Lee started and pitched five innings.  He allowed six hits, two earned runs, and struck one out.  (g/f:8-3)

Rough Outing:
Anthony Garcia 0-for-3 and one outfield assist.
Jimmy Bosco 0-for-2 with one walk.
Cesar Valera 0-for-2 with one sacrifice.
Dante Rosenberg 0-for-3 and allowed one stolen base.
Iden Nazario entered in the sixth and pitched one inning.  He allowed two hits and one earned run for the losing decision (5-1).  (g/f:0-2)

Boxscore

Peoria Starting Lineup In Game Two Of Doubleheader 8-26-14

Peoria Official Twitter

Nick Punto Nearing Rehab Stint For Athletics

Another rehabbing infielder, Nick Punto, is making equally significant improvement from a right hamstring strain, which has shelved him since the beginning of the month. He, too, could be sent out on a rehab stint soon.

Oakland Official Site

Clinton Beat Peoria 7-5 In Game One Of Doubleheader: C.J. McElroy Singles & Drives In Two Runs; Michael Schulze Singles & Knocks In One Run; Justin Ringo Collects Two Singles & Two Doubles

Individual Highlights:
C.J. McElroy 1-for-4 with two RBIs (one w/two-outs),  one strikeout, and one caught stealing.
Justin Ringo 4-for-4 with two doubles, one run, and assisted in one double play.
Steve Bean 1-for-4 with two runs, assisted in one double play, and threw out one of two base runners.
Michael Schulze 1-for-3 with one RBI, one strikeout, and one throwing error.
Chase Brookshire entered in the sixth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out.  (g/f:2-0)

Rough Outing:
Ronald Castillo 0-for-4 with three strikeouts.
Rowan Wick 0-for-3 with one walk, two strikeouts, one fielding error, and one outfield assist.
Luis Perdomo started and pitched 3.2 innings.  He allowed seven hits, five runs (four earned), two home runs, hit one batter, struck two out, and picked one runner off for the losing decision (3-5).  (g/f:7-3)
Blake McKnight entered in the fourth and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed three hits, two earned runs, and struck one out. (g/f:0-1)(ir-s:1-0)

Boxscore

Angels & Royals Considered Bartolo Colon

Andy Martino Twitter

Clint Hurdle Confident Pirates' Best Yet To Come

The 2014 Pirates have circled the .500 mark all season and still find themselves in the scrum for a postseason spot despite not ripping off a substantial winning streak.

Pittsburgh Official Site

Cardinals Recall Randal Grichuk As Shane Robinson Lands On DL; Seven Cardinals Prospects Headed For All League; Worth Noting

The Cardinals recalled outfielder Randal Grichuk on Tuesday while placing Shane Robinson on the 15-day disabled list with a left shoulder injury.

St. Louis Official Site

Palm Beach Beat Jupiter 2-1 In Game One Of Doubleheader: David Washington Hit A Solo Home Run; Tyrell Jenkins Strikes Out Six & Allows One Run Over Six Innings For The Win; Gerwuins Velazco Singles & Drives In One Run

Individual Highlights:
David Washington 1-for-3 with one home run, one RBI, one run, one fielding error, one throwing error, and assisted in two double plays.
Jimmy Bosco 2-for-3 at the plate.
Gerwuins Velazco 1-for-3 with one RBI, assisted in one double play, and threw out one base runner.
Tyrell Jenkins started and pitched six innings.  He allowed five hits, one unearned run, three walks, stuck six out, and assisted in one double play for the winning decision (6-4).  (g/f:8-2)
Logan Billbrough entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs for the save (1).  (g/f:2-1)

Rough Outing:
Nick Martini 0-for-4 with one strikeout.
Mason Katz 0-for-2 with one walk, one stolen base, one strikeout, and assisted in two double plays.
Bruce Caldwell 0-for-2 with one walk, one stolen base, and two strikeouts.
Luke Voit 0-for-3 with one strikeout.
Juan Herrera 0-for-3 and assisted in two double plays.

Boxscore

Jeff Passan & Joe Strauss On The Jim Edmonds & Tim McKernan Show 8-26-14

Inside STL

State College Starting Lineup 8-26-14

State College Official Twitter

State College Official Twitter

Audio: Yadier Molina Ready For Action

With fans chanting his name as he stepped into the batting cage, Yadier Molina took about 50 swings as he worked through two rotations of batting practice with the Springfield Cardinals on Tuesday afternoon.

STL Baseball Weekly

Cardinals Add Randal Grichuk As Lance Lynn Looks To Secure Series Win

The Cardinals will be looking to change their recent luck in PNC Tuesday as they seek to guarantee a series win with a victory against the Pirates.

KMOV

Double-A Springfield Activated Matt Williams From The Temporary Inactive List

MiLB Official Site

Rafael Ortega Promoted From Double-A Springfield To Triple-A Memphis

Ari Alexander Twitter

The Mike Matheny Show 8-26-14

KMOX Sports Director Tom Ackerman chats with Cardinals manager Mike Matheny about the divisional race, Kolten Wong’s defense, John Lackey’s performance, and the latest with Yadier Molina and Michael Wacha.

KMOX

Peoria Starting Lineup For Game One Of Doubleheader 8-26-14

Peoria Official Twitter

Memphis Starting Lineup 8-26-14

Memphis Official Twitter

Short-Season Rookie-Level Gulf Coast League Cardinals Clinch The East Division

St. Louis Official Twitter

Arizona Fall League Preliminary Rosters Include Mitch Harris, Tyrell Jenkins, Chris Perry, Sam Tuivailala, Cody Stanley, Jacob Wilson, & Charlie Tilson

The Arizona Fall League announced its preliminary rosters for the 2014 season on Tuesday, and for the second year in a row, the game's top prospect is heading to the desert for some extra baseball.

MLB Official Site

Luis Ordaz Named Zulia Third Base Coach

Puerto Rican Willie Collazo and Luis Ordaz zuliano join the coaching staff for the 2014-15 raptor season team headed by Eduardo Perez as manager. (translated)

Lider

Cardinals Recall Randal Grichuk From Triple-A Memphis, Place Shane Robinson On The 15-Day Disabled List

The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that outfielder Shane Robinson has been placed on the 15-day disabled list due to a left shoulder subluxation suffered in last night's win against the Pirates. The Cardinals have recalled rookie outfielder Randal Grichuk from Memphis (AAA) to take Robinson's spot on the team's 25-man active roster.
St. Louis Official Site

The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that outfielder Shane Robinson has been placed on the 15-day disabled list due to a left shoulder subluxation suffered in last night’s win against the Pirates. The Cardinals have recalled rookie outfielder Randal Grichuk from Memphis (AAA) to take Robinson’s spot on the team’s 25-man active roster.
KMOX

GCL: Cardinals Beat Mets 2-1: Ronnie Williams Strikes Out Five Over Five Scoreless Innings; Magneuris Sierra Collects Two Singles & One RBI; Tyler Dunnington Strikes Out Two Over Two Hitless/Scoreless Innings For The Win

Individual Highlights:
Magneuris Sierra 2-for-5 with one two-out RBI and one strikeout.
Jake Gronsky 1-for-3 with one double and one walk.
Joshua Lopez 1-for-1 with two walks.
Eliezer Alvarez 2-for-4 with one triple and one run.
Ronnie Williams started and pitched five innings.  He allowed three hits, no runs, two walks, threw one wild pitch, and struck five out.  (g/f:6-3)
Tyler Dunnington entered in the eighth and pitched two innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, one walk, hit one batter, and struck two out for the winning decision (3-2).  (g/f:2-1)

Rough Outing:
Edmundo Sosa 0-for-4 at the plate.
Michael Pritchard 0-for-3 with one walk.
Derek Gibson 0-for-3 with one walk.
Malik Collymore 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
Ricardo Bautista 0-for-4 at the plate.
Kevin Alexander entered in the sixth and pitched two innings.  He allowed two hits, one earned run, one home run, and struck four out.  (g/f:1-0)

Boxcore

Lance Lynn Targets 15th Win As Cardinals Continue Set With Pirates

Lance Lynn eyes his 15th win of the season on Tuesday when the St. Louis Cardinals continue their three-game series with the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park.

KSDK

September Will Bring Cardinals Lots Of Appealing Lineup Options

If Mike Matheny thought filling out the Cardinals' lineup card was tricky in July, wait until September. With two injured stars nearing their returns and a bunch of September call-ups on deck, Matheny figures to have more options than a five-star recruit choosing a college.

Fox Sports Midwest

Mike Matheny Discusses Catcher Collisions On Inside Pitch 8-26-14

Mike Matheny, Cardinals Manager, has some strong comments on catcher collisions on MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM.

MLB Network Radio

Camden Placed Chris Widger On Inactive List

Atlantic League Official Site

Cardinals Starting Lineup 8-26-14

St. Louis Official Twitter

Cardinal Beat

Expect B.J. Upton Trade Talks To Be Revisited

The Braves’ B.J. Upton-Edwin Jackson talks from a month ago with the Cubs are still getting a lot of play nationally. When this happens, it’s usually because someone from one or both teams continues to leak info in order keep the story to alive for one or more reasons: To show the fan base they’re trying, for example.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

MLB Affiliated Players Approved For Participation In European Championship

The European Championship 2014, 12-21 September in Regensburg/Ostrava/Trebic & Brno is approved by Major League Baseball for the use of professional players under contract of their MLB organisations.

Mister Baseball

Charlie Tilson Named To 2014 Florida State League Postseason All-Star Team

The Pirates were expected to have one of the best farm systems in the game entering the 2014 season. Now that the Minor League campaign is mostly complete, that still rings true, and you don't have to look beyond the Florida State League for proof.

MiLB Official Site

Randal Grichuk Expected To Be Called Up

Rob Rains Twitter

Former Cardinals Playing In NPB Action 8-26-14: Rainel Rosario Singles & Drives In Two Runs; Chad Huffman & Hector Luna Each Single

Chad Huffman (former Memphis-Chiba Lotte) started as designated hitter and batted seventh.  1-for-4 with one strikeout.

Orix beat Chiba Lotte 8-0


Rainel Rosario (former Springfield-Hiroshima) started in left field and batted fourth.  1-for-4 with two RBIs, one run, and two strikeouts.

Hiroshima beat Yakult 12-6


Hector Luna (former St. Louis-Chunichi) started at third base and batted third.  1-for-4 with one ground into double play.

Yokohama beat Chunichi 7-0

Derrick Goold On The Morning After 8-26-14

Inside STL

The Latest On Bartolo Colon's Trade Market

Bartolo Colon has cleared waivers, leaving us right back where we were a month ago -- with a trade possible, and similar factors standing in the way. Gathered from talking to folks around the league last night, here is where the situation stands:

NY Daily Times

Pirates, Like Cardinals, Feel Growing Pains

Adapting to big league pitching is no small feat. Even the most talented young hitters must make adjustments early and often at this level, as Cardinals fans know.

Tipsheet

Tigers Claim Chad Qualls Off Waivers

Peter Gammons Twitter

Cardinals Promote Tyler Lyons To Protect Bullpen; Extra Bases

A taxing weekend in Philadelphia forced the Cardinals to have an extra pitcher meet them at PNC Park on Monday even with their three most reliable pitchers set to throw against the Pirates in their three-game visit.

Post-Dispatch

Shane Robinson Sent To St. Louis After Shoulder Injury In Pittsburgh

As a pair of players draw closer to returning from injury, the Cardinals lost a player to it Monday night.

KMOV

Yadier Molina & Michael Wacha Move Closer To Return, By Way Of Springfield

A 3½-hour drive to Springfield, Mo., for today’s game will put Cardinals injured catcher Yadier Molina far closer to joining the Cardinals in St. Louis within a week.

Post-Dispatch

Former Cardinals Playing In MLB Action 8-25-14: Kyle Lohse Strikes Out Five, Picks One Runner Off, & Allows One Run Over Six Innings For The Win; Fernando Salas Strikes Out One Over One Hitlss/Scoreless Inning; Adam Ottavino Strikes Out One Over One Scoreless Inning For The Hold

John Axford (former St. Louis-Pittsburgh) entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit and no runs.  (p-s:13-8)(g/f:2-0)

St. Louis beat Pittsburgh 3-2


Allen Craig (former St. Louis-Boston) started at first base and batted fifth.  0-for-4 with two strikeouts and assisted in one double play.

Colby Rasmus (former St. Louis-Toronto) started in centerfield and batted seventh.  0-for-4 with two strikeouts.

Boston beat Toronto 4-3 in 10 innings


Brendan Ryan (former St. Louis-New York-A) entered late in the game at second base.
Carlos Beltran (former St. Louis-New York-A) started as designated hitter and batted fourth.  1-for-4 with one walk, one strikeout, and one caught stealing.

New York-A beat Kanses City 8-1


Coco Crisp (former New Haven-Oakland) started in cenrerfield and batted leadoff.  0-for-4 with one RBI, one run, one walk, and one strikeout.

Oakland beat Houston 8-2


Donovan Solano (former Memphis-Miami) started at second base and batted eighth.  2-for-3 with one double, two runs, and one walk.

Albert Pujols (former St. Louis-Anaheim) started at first base and batted third.  1-for-4 and assisted in one double play.
David Freese (former St. Louis-Anaheim) started at third base and batted sixth.  0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
Fernando Salas (former St. Louis-Anaheim) entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out.  (p-s:16-9)(g/f:1-0)

Miami beat Anaheim 7-1


Kyle Lohse (former St. Louis-Milwaukee) started and pitched six innings.  He allowed four hits, one earned run, four walks, struck five out, and picked one runner off for the winning decision (12-7).  0-for-2 with one sacrifice and two strikeouts.  (p-s:90-53)(g/f:6-2)

Blaine Boyer (former St. Louis-San Diego) entered in the sixth and pitched 1.2 innings.  He allowed five hits, four earned runs, two walks, and struck one out.  (p-s:42-24)(g/f:2-0)

Milwaukee beat San Diego 10-1


Adam Ottavino (former St. Louis-Colorado) entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck one out for the hold (17).  (p-s:13-8)(g/f:1-0)

Colorado beat San Francisco 3-2