Monday, September 25, 2017

Kotaro Kiyomiya Filed Paperwork To Turn Pro

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Former Cardinals Playing In NPB 9-25-17: Carlos Peguero Singles Twice & Walks



Carlos Peguero (former Memphis-Rakuten) started as designated hitter and batted fourth. 2-for-4 with two runs, one walk, and one strikeout.

Rakuten beat Softbank 10-2

Argentina, Chile, & Curacao Will Be Included In 2018 Latin American Series

Argentina and Chile, two countries marked sporty by the football fever; and Curacao, a nation that brings large-caliber players to the Professional Baseball League of Nicaragua, will participate in the sixth edition of the Latin American Professional Baseball Series (SLBP), scheduled to take place between January 26 and February 1 of 2018 on pinolero soil. This was confirmed by Ajax Delgado, secretary general of the Latin American Association of Professional Baseball (ALBP).  (Translated)

El Nuevo Diario

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Series Preview: Cubs @ Cardinals September 25-28, 2017

The Cubs could clinch their second straight National League Central Division title as early as Tuesday night but could eliminate the Cardinals from the division race by winning any of the four games slated for Busch Stadium. Both Milwaukee and the Cardinals are behind the Cubs by six games in the loss column, with the Cardinals having seven games to play and Milwaukee six. But the Brewers don’t play again until Tuesday when they entertain Cincinnati.

Post-Dispatch

Sandy Alcantara Breaks The Language Barrier

Carnitas and guacamole were the only words Sandy Alcantara would have recognized if he had even bothered to look at the Chipotle menu. His English skills were so limited, though, he didn’t waste time looking at the menu.

Post-Dispatch

Cardinals Don't Protest During Anthem; Rookie 'Dress Up' Day; Which Way To Run?; Adam Wainwright In Limbo

Unlike the scene at pro football games, there was no protest by the Cardinals when the national anthem was played before Sunday’s game.

Post-Dispatch

Former Cardinals Playing In MLB 9-24-17: Mark Reynolds Singles, Doubles, & Drives In Two Runs; Daniel Descalso Singles, Walks, & Knocks In One Run; Max Scherzer Strikes Out Ten & Allows One Run Over Six Innings For The Win



Efren Navarro (former Memphis-Detroit) started at first base and batted fourth.  0-for-2 with two walks and assisted in one double play.

Minnesota beat Detroit 10-4

Jaime Garcia (former St. Louis-New York-A) started and pitched 2.1 innings.  He allowed four hits, five earned runs, one home run, three walks, threw one wild pitch, and struck four out for the losing decision (5-10).  (p-s:60-27)(g/f:0-2)

Toronto beat New York-A 9-5

Max Scherzer (former 2003 draft selection-Washington) started and pitched six innings.  He allowed three hits, one earned run, one home run, one walk, and struck ten out for the winning decision (16-6).  0-for-2 with one run and one strikeout.  (p-s:87-59)(g/f:2-4)

Washington beat New York-N 3-2

Edubray Ramos (former VSL-Philadelphia) entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs for the hold (8).  (p-s:11-7)(g/f:2-1)

Matt Adams (former St. Louis-Atlanta) entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted seventh.  0-for-1 with one strikeout.

Philadelphia beat Atlanta 2-0

Jon Jay (former St. Louis-Chicago-N) started in left field and batted leadoff.  2-for-4 with two runs and one strikeout.
Jason Heyward (former St. Louis-Chicago-N) started in right field and batted seventh.  0-for-3 with one walk and two strikeouts.

Chicago-N beat Milwaukee 5-0

Brandon Moss (former St. Louis-Kansas City) entered late in the game at first base and batted fourth.  0-for-1 with one strikeout.
Ian Kennedy (former 2003 draft selection-Kansas City) started and pitched 5.1 innings.  He allowed seven hits, five earned runs, two home runs, two walks, threw one wild pitch, and struck seven out for the losing decision (4-13).  (p-s:89-58)(g/f:3-3)

Chicago-A beat Kansas City 8-1

Mike Leake (former St. Louis-Seattle) started and pitched 6.2 innings.  He allowed seven hits, three earned runs, one home run, hit one batter, and struck five out for the losing decision (10-13).  (p-s:106-74)(g/f:10-2)

Cleveland beat Seattle 4-2

David Peralta (former Johnson City-Arizona) started in left field and batted leadoff.  1-for-3 with one run, two walks (one intentional), and one strikeout.
Daniel Descalso (former St. Louis-Arizona) started at second base and batted fifth.  1-for-3 with one RBI, one walk, one stolen base, and assisted in one double play.

Arizona beat Miami 3-2

Mark Reynolds (former St. Louis-Colorado) started at first base and batted fourth.  2-for-5 with one double, two RBIs (one w/two-outs), one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.
Pat Neshek (former St. Louis-Colorado) entered in the seventh and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck three out for the hold (23).  (p-s:16-12)(g/f:1-0)

Luis Perdomo (former Palm Beach-San Diego) started and pitched five innings.  He allowed six hits, four earned runs, two walks, threw one wild pitch, and struck four out for the losing decision (8-11).  0-for-1 with one strikeout.  (p-s:87-56)(g/f:6-2)

Colorado beat San Diego 8-4

Albert Pujols (former St. Louis-Anaheim) started as designated hitter and batted fourth.  1-for-4 with one run, one walk, and two strikeouts.

Carlos Beltran (former St. Louis-Houston) entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted eighth.  1-for-1 at the plate.
Luke Gregerson (former Springfield-Houston) entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, one earned run, and one home run.  (p-s:18-11)(g/f:2-1)

Anaheim beat Houston 7-5

Finals Week: Wild Tests Facing NL Central

The Cubs will have champagne on ice this week in St. Louis, ready to celebrate a second straight National League Central title. The Brewers and Cardinals have the NL Wild Card in their sights. And the Reds have a chance to play spoiler along the way.

St. Louis Official Site

Orix Will Attempt To Keep Yoshihisa Hirano

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Last Hurrah? J.J. Hardy Heralded In Home Farewell

To evaluate what shortstop J.J. Hardy has done for the Baltimore Orioles, you have to go beyond the box scores. You have to look past Hardy's sure glove, his place in the club's all-time rankings -- which has him second in homers among shortstops and third in RBIs and games played -- and take an even closer look.

Baltimore Official Site

Jose Quintana's Three-Hit Shutout Builds Confidence

Jose Quintana has never pitched in the postseason, so he's not exactly sure how it feels. On Sunday, he tuned up perfectly for the playoffs.

Chicago-N Official Site

Season For Seung-Hwan Oh, Brett Cecil Not Unfolding To Plan

In a season where little has unfolded as the organization planned, the Cardinals found themselves once again stung by the struggles of two relievers who, after opening the season in critical late-inning roles, will close it with plenty of built-up frustration.

St. Louis Official Site

MRI Shows Miguel Cabrera Has Two Herniated Disks

Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera has two herniated disks in his back and is questionable to play again this season.

Detroit Official Site

Ian Kennedy Finds Positives In Up-And-Down Outing

Royals right-hander Ian Kennedy looked at his stat line against the White Sox in disbelief: 5 1/3 innings, seven hits, five runs, two walks, seven strikeouts.

Kansas City Official Site

Ender Inciarte Closing In On 200-Hit Season

On Sunday, Ender Inciarte inched closer to an impressive milestone. With his three hits in the Braves' 2-0 loss to the Phillies at SunTrust Park, Inciarte sits three shy of becoming the first Braves' player to reach 200 hits in more than two decades. Marquis Grissom was the last to notch 200 hits for Atlanta back in 1996.

Atlanta Official Site

Video: Seung-Hwan Oh After Cardinals Lose To Pirates

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

Cardinals, Cubs Likely To Answer Central Question

No more scoreboard watching. The Cubs and Cardinals will be able to look each other in the eye as they battle for the National League Central, playing a four-game series at Busch Stadium, starting Monday night.

St. Louis Official Site

Video: Mike Matheny's Postgame Press Conference 9-24-17

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Pirates Beat Cardinals 4-1: Matt Carpenter Hits A Solo Home Run; Tyler Lyons Strikes Out Three Of Four Batters Faced; Matthew Bowman & John Brebbia Each Strikes Out Two Of Four Batters Faced

Individual Highlights:
Matt Carpenter started at first base and batted leadoff.  1-for-3 with one home run, one RBI, one run, and one strikeout.
Tommy Pham started in left field and batted second.  0-for-3 with one walk and two strikeouts.
Jedd Gyorko started at third base and moved to first, batting fourth.  0-for-3 with one walk, two strikeouts, and one fielding error.
Paul DeJong started at shortstop and batted sixth.  1-for-3 with one walk.
Carson Kelly started at catcher and batted eighth.  1-for-4 at the plate.
Aledmys Diaz entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted ninth.  1-for-1 at the plate.
Greg Garcia entered late in the game at third base and batted ninth.  One walk at the plate.
John Gant started and pitched three innings.  He allowed three hits, one earned run, two walks (one intentional), and picked one runner off.  0-for-1 at the plate.  (p-s:48-30)(g/f:4-2)
Matthew Bowman entered in the fourth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck two out.  (p-s:16-11)(g/f:1-1)
John Brebbia entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck two out.  (p-s:13-10)(g/f:0-1)
Tyler Lyons entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck three out.  (p-s:19-14)

Rough Outing:
Rest Of The Team

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Juan Nicasio Would Consider Offer From Pirates

Soon-to-be free-agent reliever Juan Nicasio, who left the Pirates four weeks ago under contentious circumstances, is willing to listen if his former team makes him an offer this winter.

Pittsburgh Trib Live

Adam Wainwright's Role In Flux After Tepid Return; Pitching Matchups For Cardinals-Cubs Series; Rookie Dress-Up

Adam Wainwright's return to the mound on Saturday may have produced more questions than answers, as he once again featured a fastball with waning velocity and hinted that he continues to pitch compromised.

St. Louis Official Site

Videos: Aledmys Diaz On Playing Other Positions & Rejoining Cardinals

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Video: Cardinals' Rookies Dress Up

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Video: Carson Kelly On Catching John Gant

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Deck McGuire To Make Spot Start For Reds On Tuesday

The Reds will hand the ball to their 16th starter this season when Deck McGuire takes the mound on Tuesday to open a three-game series vs. the Brewers.

Cincinnati Official Site

Mike Matheny Proud Of How His Team Has Remained In The Race

MLB Network Radio Twitter

Mike Matheny Acknowledges National Anthem Kneeling

Following Oakland catcher Bruce Maxwell taking a knee during the national anthem prior to an A’s game Saturday night, we asked Cardinals manager Mike Matheny if his organization has given its players any protocol suggestions, beginning with Sunday’s game at Pittsburgh.
KMOX

A day after A's rookie Bruce Maxwell took a knee during the national anthem, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny stated that he would support a player who chose to exercise freedom of expression in such a way.
St. Louis Official Site

Unlike a hundred of so pro football players and one Oakland baseball player this weekend, there was no protest by the Cardinals when the national anthem was played before Sunday’s game.
Cardinal Beat

Pedro Rodriguez Will Not Pitch For Caribes During 2017-18 LVBP Season Due To Contract Dispute

Pedro Rodríguez , one of the pitchers with the most trajectory and name in the Caribbeans of Anzoátegui in the last decade, will be launched in Mexico this season, according to a press report that speaks of a contractual disagreement between the player and the team.  (Translated)

El Emergente

The Moments That Define Jose Bautista's Blue Jays' Tenure

Really, it was a nothing deal. The Toronto Blue Jays needed some help to cover a Scott Rolen injury. The Pittsburgh Pirates had turned the page. Alex Anthopoulos, then an assistant GM, spotted Jose Bautista on the waiver wire and took it to general manager J.P. Ricciardi, who told him to get a deal done.

Sportsnet Canada

Cardinals Starting Lineup 9-24-17

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Cardinal Beat

Rookie Dress Up Day For Cardinals

Cards Nation Twitter

Former Cardinals Playing In NPB 9-24-17: Carlos Peguero Walks



Carlos Peguero (former Memphis-Rakuten) started as designated hitter and batted fourth.  0-for-3 with one run, one walk, and two strikeouts.

Softbank beat Rakuten 4-3

Former Cardinals Playing In KBO 9-24-17: Xavier Scruggs Walks



Xavier Scruggs (former St. Louis-NC) started at first base and batted fourth.  0-for-3 with one walk and two strikeouts.

NC beat LG 4-3

John Gant To Make First Cardinals Start In Team's Last Road Game

St. Louis, clawing to get into the playoffs and trying to improve to 6-1-1 in its most recent eight series, will turn to John Gant on Sunday.

Fox Sports Midwest

Why Expos Thought Al Hrabosky Went Head Hunting

Consistently confrontational, Al Hrabosky was involved in controversy right down to his very last homestand as a Cardinals pitcher.

RetroSimba

Saturday, September 23, 2017

John Gant Ready To Start Sunday For Cardinals; Jedd Gyorko Returns To Lineup; Jose Martinez Injury Not Serious

If Sunday is the biggest start of John Gant’s career, the 25-year-old Cardinals righthander seems to be taking it in considerable stride.

Post-Dispatch

Jeremy Hellickson Holds His Own Against Former Team

For five seasons, Jeremy Hellickson was a mainstay in the Tampa Bay Rays' starting rotation. After the 2014 season, despite going 40-36 wtih a 3.78 ERA and pitching in two postseasons, Hellickson was traded to the Diamondbacks.

Baltimore Official Site

Cardinals' Bullpen Could Be Key In Finale In Pittsburgh

After Lance Lynn recorded only two outs on Saturday night, the Cardinals could use a long outing from their starting pitcher in the series finale against the Pirates at PNC Park. But they'll find out Sunday afternoon just how much they can get out of right-hander John Gant, who will be making his first Major League start of the season.

St. Louis Official Site

Touching All The Bases With Bill DeWitt, A Q&A

A short walk from Great American Ball Park is a modest brick office building that’s part of a historic cluster in downtown Cincinnati and, for more than 30 years, has been Bill DeWitt Jr.’s office. From his window the Cardinals’ chairman can see the Reds’ home ballpark and the haze of smoke that hangs over it after post-homer fireworks.

Post-Dispatch

Lance Lynn's Worst Start Comes At Critical Junture

With his Cardinals career seemingly set to come to an end after this season, Lance Lynn took the mound Saturday seeking to increase the chances that he could extend that stay beyond next weekend.

St. Louis Official Site

Faith & Family Steer Sandy Alcantara

Sandy Alcantara had cried himself to sleep on a nightly basis for almost three months, and he was tired of it. He was lonely, homesick and desperate to move back in with his parents.

Post-Dispatch

Former Cardinals Playing In MLB 9-23-17: David Freese Singles, Doubles, & Drives In Three Runs; Efren Navarro Hits Two Solo Home Runs; Marco Gonzales Strikes Out Two Over Two Scoreless Innings



Jon Jay (former St. Louis-Chicago-N) started in left field and batted leadoff.  2-for-4 with one RBI, one sacrifice, one stolen base, and one strikeout.
Jason Heyward (former St. Louis-Chicago-N) entered late in the game in right field and batted ninth.  One walk and one sacrifice.

Milwaukee beat Chicago-N 4-3 in 10 innings

Albert Pujols (former St. Louis-Anaheim) started as designated hitter and batted fourth.  1-for-3 with one hit by pitch and one strikeout.
Fernando Salas (former St. Louis-Anaheim) entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed two hits and one earned run.  (p-s:10-9)(g/f:2-0)

Houston beat Anaheim 6-2

Joe Kelly (former St. Louis-Boston) entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, two walks, and struck three out.  (p-s:28-16)

Boston beat Cincinnati 5-0

Marco Gonzales (former St. Louis-Seattle) entered in the fifth and pitched two innings.  He allowed three hits, no runs, and struck two out.  (p-s:45-31)(g/f:2-1)

Cleveland beat Seattle 11-4

Efren Navarro (former Memphis-Detroit) entered late in the game at first base and batted third.  2-for-3 with two home runs, two RBIs, and two runs.

Minnesota beat Detroit 10-4

David Freese (former St. Louis-Pittsburgh) started at third base and batted fifth.  2-for-5 with one double, three RBIs (one w/two-outs), one run, and grounded into one double play.

Pittsburgh beat St. Louis 11-6

Brandon Moss (former St. Louis-Kansas City) started as designated hitter and batted seventh.  2-for-4 with one double, one RBI, one run, and one strikeout.

Kansas City beat Chicago-A 8-2

Kevin Siegrist (former St. Louis-Philadelphia) entered in the sixth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, one earned run, and one home run for the hold (9).  (p-s:13-9)(g/f:1-1)

Matt Adams (former St. Louis-Atlanta) started at first base and batted fifth.  1-for-4 and assisted in two double plays.

Atlanta beat Philadelphia 4-2

Kyle Barraclough (former Springfield-Miami) entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs.  (p-s:13-8)(g/f:2-1)

David Peralta (former Johnson City-Arizona) started in left field and batted leadoff.  2-for-4 with one two-out RBI, one run, one walk, and one strikeout.
Daniel Descalso (former St. Louis-Arizona) entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted eighth.  0-for-1 at the plate.

Miami beat Arizona 12-6

Mark Reynolds (former St. Louis-Colorado) entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted ninth.  0-for-1 at the plate.
Adam Ottavino (former St. Louis-Colorado) entered in the eighth and pitched to two batters.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out.  (p-s:8-7)(g/f:0-1)(ir-s:1-1)

Allen Cordoba (former Johnson City-San Diego) entered late in the game as a pinch runner.

San Diego beat Colorado 5-0

Video: Lance Lynn "A Couple Things Didn't Go My Way" In Loss To Pirates

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Video: Adam Wainwright "It's Good To Get Back Out There"

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Video: Mike Matheny's Postgame Press Conference 9-23-17

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Pirates Beat Cardinals 11-6: Tommy Pham Doubles, Homers, & Drives In Three Runs; Harrison Bader & Randal Grichuk Each Single & Knock In One Run; Brett Cecil Pitched One Hitless/Scoreless Inning

Individual Highlights:
Matt Carpenter started at first base and batted leadoff.  2-for-3 with one run and assisted in one double play.
Harrison Bader entered late in the game in left field and batted leadoff.  1-for-2 with one two-out RBI.
Tommy Pham started in left field and batted second.  2-for-4 with one double, one home run, three RBIs, and one run.
Aledmys Diaz entered late in the game at third base and batted fourth.  1-for-2 with one double and one run.
Randal Grichuk entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted ninth.  1-for-1 with one two-out RBI.
Sandy Alcantara entered in the sixth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and one walk.  (p-s:27-17)
Brett Cecil entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs.  (p-s:10-6)(g/f:1-1)

Rough Outing:
Magneuris Sierra entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted second.  0-for-1 with one strikeout.
Dexter Fowler started in centerfield and batted third.  0-for-4 with one walk and two strikeouts.
Jedd Gyorko started at third base and batted fourth.  0-for-2 with one strikeout.
Yadier Molina started at catcher and batted fifth.  0-for-2 at the plate.
Carson Kelly entered late in the game at catcher and batted fifth.  0-for-2 with one strikeout.
Paul DeJong started at shortstop and batted sixth.  0-for-2 and assisted in one double play.
Luke Voit entered late in the game at first base and batted sixth.  0-for-2 with two strikeouts.
Lance Lynn started and pitched to ten batters.  He allowed six hits, eight earned runs, two walks, and struck one out for the losing decision (11-8).  (p-s:42-25)(g/f:1-0)
Josh Lucas entered in the first and pitched to two batters.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and threw one wild pitch.  (p-s:8-6)(g/f:1-0)(ir-s:2-2)
Adam Wainwright entered in the second and pitched two innings.  He allowed three hits, one earned run, and one walk.  1-for-1 with one run.  (p-s:31-20)(g/f:2-3)
Sam Tuivailala entered in the fourth and pitched two innings.  He allowed two hits, one earned run, and struck one out.  (p-s:25-18)(g/f:5-0)
Seung-Hwan Oh entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, one earned run, and two walks (one intentional).  (p-s:19-10)(g/f:0-2)

Former Cardinals:
David Freese started at third base and batted fifth.  2-for-5 with one double, three RBIs (one w/two-outs), one run, and grounded into one double play.

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Efren Navarro Homers Twice

The Twins keep showing their resiliency, and it's helping them inch toward their first postseason berth since 2010. Minnesota overcame a late deficit, rallying for eight runs in the eighth inning to take down the Tigers in a 10-4 win on Saturday night at Comerica Park.

Detroit Official Site

Bronson Arroyo & Reds Fans Say Their Goodbyes....For Now

The first gift was a rocking chair, a standard memento handed out to retiring players after long careers. It provided a comfortable seat from which Bronson Arroyo could review his entire his two decades in professional baseball, gently rocking back and forth.

Cincinnati Enquirer

Braves Signed South Korean High School Shortstop Bae Ji-Hwan

South Korean high school shortstop Bae Ji-hwan has signed with the Atlanta Braves.

Yonhap News Agency

Bryce Harper 'Felt Good' In Second Simulated Game

Bryce Harper is close to playing in a game soon. The only question remaining is what his next step will be after he participated in his second simulated game Saturday afternoon at Citi Field.

Washington Official Site

John Gant Steps In For Big Cardinals Start; Jose Martinez On The Mend

With Adam Wainwright not stretched out enough to rejoin the rotation and Jack Flaherty up against a workload limit, the Cardinals will send John Gant out on Sunday to make his first Major League start in more than a year.

St. Louis Official Site

Video: Jedd Gyorko "Every Game's A Must-Win"

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Video: Mike Matheny On Jose Martinez's Injury

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

Video: Tommy Pham On Cardinals' Imposing Top Of The Order

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Cardinals Starting Lineup 9-23-17

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Cardinal Beat

Braves Signed Kurt Suzuki To One-Year/$3.5M Extension

Ken Rosenthal Twitter

Video: Sara Dayley & Brad Thompson Preview Saturday's Cardinals-Pirates Game 9-23-17

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

Misael Siverio & Osniel Madera To Play For Aragua During The 2017-18 LVBP Season

Facing the 2017-2018 season of the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League, the Tigres de Aragua officially announced the nine out-of-the-way first-round players, who will be with the team at the start of the championship.  (Translated)

LVBP Official Site

Joe Maddon: Jon Jay Not Bothered By Two-Strike Counts

When Jon Jay fell behind, 0-2, against the Brewers' Brandon Woodruff to open the fifth inning on Friday, he wasn't fazed. The veteran outfielder took two pitches, then fouled off 10 in a row before he singled and eventually scored in the Cubs' 5-4, 10-inning win.

Chicago-N Official Site

Hassan Pena "It's Time To Win A Championship"

The Cuban Hassan Pena will be in his fourth season with the Navigators of the Magellan and although since their arrival in the 2014-2015 harvest the record has walked hand in hand, has not been able to savor the success of a title in the Venezuelan League of Professional Baseball, elusive for the ship from three years.  (Translated)

LVBP Official Site

La Guaira Invited Kristhiam Linares To Camp For The 2017-18 LVBP Season

La Guaira Sharks invited spring training to pitcher Kristhiam Linares , a 31-year-old lefty, released this month by the Eagles of Zulia, and already practiced at the University stadium with his new teammates.  (Translated)

El Emergente

MLB World Select Team For Arizona Fall Classic

From October 3 to 15, 2017 a MLB World Select Team is going to travel to Arizona on invitation by Major League Baseball, will play a couple of exhibition games against local Junior Colleges and then compete in the Arizona Fall Classic, a collegiate fall showcase tournament in the United States.

Mister Baseball

Former Cardinals Playing In NPB 9-23-17: Carlos Peguero Walks



Carlos Peguero (former Memphis-Rakuten) started in right field and batted fourth.  0-for-3 with one run, one walk, and one strikeout.

Rakuten beat Softbank 3-1

Former Cardinals Playing In KBO 9-23-17: Xavier Scruggs Collects Three Singles, One Home Run, & Three RBIs



Xavier Scruggs (former St. Louis-NC) started at first base and batted fourth.  4-for-5 with one home run, three RBIs, and three runs.

LG beat NC 11-9

Cardinals Look To Continue Their Fun Against Pirates

Tension? What tension?

Fox Sports Midwest

Tommy Pham Is Still Improving

Hi there Cardinal fans. Say what you want about the 2017 St. Louis Cardinals, but there’s one thing you just can’t deny: It’s late September and the Cards are still playing very meaningful games. No, they’re probably not going to be a team you tell your grandkids about. Maybe they play some postseason baseball this year, maybe not. They’re right in the thick of things though, and that’s not bad for a down year.

Viva El Birdos

Ubaldo Jimenez's Baltimore Swan Song Ends With Another Ugly Duckling Performance

The Ubaldo Jimenez Experience has ended its four-year run at Camden Yards.

Baltimore Baseball

Ramon Ulacio Took The Loss As Sincelejo Beat Barranquilla 6-5

In a game full of emotions Marshal prevailed in the second challenge of the pre-play off 6 races for 5 to Sharks, getting the ticket to play the grand finale of the Second Summer League Baseball Apple Postobon Coors Light, in front of Montería Giants . (Translated)

LCBP Official Site

Former Cardinals Playing In MLB 9-22-17: Rich Hill Strikes Out Nine & Allows One Run Over Six Innings For The Win; David Peralta Singles, Doubles, Walks Twice, & Drives In One Run; David Freese Doubles & Knocks In One Run



David Freese (former St. Louis-Pittsburgh) started at third base and batted fifth.  1-for-4 with one double, one RBI, and assisted in two double plays.

St. Louis beat Pittsburgh 4-3

Peter Bourjos (former St. Louis-Tampa Bay) entered late in the game in left field and batted sixth.  0-for-1 at the plate.

Tampa Bay beat Baltimore 8-3

Matt Holliday (former St. Louis-New York-A) started as designated hitter and batted sixth.  0-for-4 with two strikeouts.

Toronto beat New York-A 8-1

Deck McGuire (former Memphis-Cincinnati) entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out.  (p-s:9-6)(g/f:1-1)

Boston beat Cincinnati 5-4

Matt Belisle (former St. Louis-Minnesota) entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit and no runs.  (p-s:17-11)(g/f:2-0)

Minnesota beat Detroit 7-3

Edwin Jackson (former St. Louis-Washington) started and pitched 4.2 innings.  He allowed eight hits, six earned runs, two home runs, two walks, and struck four out.  0-for-2 with two strikeouts.  (p-s:77-49)(g/f:3-2)

New York-N beat Washington 7-6

Jon Jay (former St. Louis-Chicago-N) started in centerfield and moved to left, batting leadoff.  2-for-5 with one double, one two-out RBI, and two runs.
Jason Heyward (former St. Louis-Chicago-N) started in right field and batted seventh.  1-for-4 with one strikeout.
John Lackey (former St. Louis-Chicago-N) started and pitched four innings.  He allowed six hits, three runs (two earned), two home runs, two walks, and struck one out.  0-for-1 with one sacrifice and one strikeout.  (p-s:77-43)(g/f:6-2)

Chicago-N beat Milwaukee 5-4 in 10 innings

Matt Adams (former St. Louis-Atlanta) entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted ninth.  0-for-1 at the plate.
Sam Freeman (former St. Louis-Atlanta) entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and  27-15)(g/f:2-1)

Atlanta beat Philadelphia 7-2

Brandon Moss (former St. Louis-Kansas City) started as designated hitter and batted seventh.  0-for-4 with one strikeout.

Chicago-A beat Kansas City 7-6

Albert Pujols (former St. Louis-Anaheim) started as designated hitter and batted fourth.  0-for-2 with one walk and grounded into one double play.

Houston beat Anaheim 3-0

David Peralta (former Johnson City-Arizona) started in left field and batted leadoff.  2-for-5 with one double, one RBI,and two walks.
Daniel Descalso (former St. Louis-Arizona) entered late in the game at second base and batted ninth.  0-fro-2 with one strikeout.

Arizona beat Seattle 13-11

Rich Hill (former Memphis-Los Angeles) started and pitched six innings.  He allowed five hits, one earned run, one walk, hit one batter, and struck nine out for the winning decision (11-8).  1-for-2 with one double and one RBI.  (p-s:96-66)(g/f:1-2)

Los Angeles beat San Francisco 4-2

Bailed Out! Despite Paul DeJong's Error, Cardinals Prevail

The Cardinals covered a blunder with a timely bailout on Friday, ensuring that an errant flip by shortstop Paul DeJong could become a teaching moment without determining the outcome of a critical late September game.

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Diosdani Castillo, Dainer Moreira, Maikel Caceres, & Fidencio Flores To Play For Boer During 2017-18 LBPN Season

Elvis de la Cruz Peña will lead the Indians of Bóer in the upcoming National Professional Baseball League (LBPN), scheduled to begin on October 24, as confirmed in an exclusive interview with El Nuevo Diario team president capital, Bayardo Arce Castaño, who in turn revealed the list of eight foreign players that will strengthen the Tribe.  (Translated)

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