Thursday, August 16, 2018

Former Cardinals Playing In NPB 8-16-18: Brandon Dickson Strikes Out Five Over Six & Two-Thirds Scoreless Innings; Efren Navarro Singles & Doubles



Efren Navarro (former Memphis-Hanshin) started at first base and batted fifth.  2-for-4 with one double and one run.

Hanshin beat Hiroshima 3-2

Brandon Dickson (former St. Louis-Orix) started and pitched 6.2 innings.  He allowed five hits, no runs, one walk, and struck five out.  (p-s:105-71)

Orix & Seibu tied 1-1 after 12 innings

Former Cardinals Playing In KBO 8-16-18: Xavier Scruggs Hits A Two-Run Homer; Jamie Romak Singles & Walks



Jamie Romak (former Memphis-SK) started at first base and batted third.  1-for-4 with one walk and one strikeout.

LG beat SK 14-3

Xavier Scruggs (former St. Louis-NC) started at first base and batted fourth.  1-for-4 with one home run, two RBIs, one run, one strikeout, and grounded into one double play.

KT beat NC 5-3

Shohei Ohtani Ramps Up Intensity In Bullpen Session

Shohei Ohtani continues to ramp up the intensity of his bullpen sessions as he progresses deeper into his rehab from his right elbow injury.

Anaheim Official Site

Former Cardinals Playing In The Mexican League 8-15-18: Amaury Cazana Collects Three Singles, One Double, One Walk, One Home Run, & Four RBIs; Ivan Bellazetin Hits Two Home Runs & Drives In Three Runs; Pedro Rodriguez Strikes Out One Over One Scoreless Inning For The Save



Pedro Rodriguez (former MiLB signing-Campeche) entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck one out for the save (3).  (p-s:7-6)(g/f:1-0)

Campeche beat Oaxaca 4-2 in game one of doubleheader

Maikel Cleto (former St. Louis-Yucatan) entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed two hits, two earned runs, and one home run for the blown save (2) and losing decision (2-1).  (p-s:20-13)(g/f:1-0)

Niko Vasquez (former Springfield-Leon) started at second base and batted third.  1-for-4 with one run, one strikeout, and assisted in two double plays.
Cedric Hunter (former Memphis-Leon) started in centerfield and batted fourth.  2-for-3 with one double, one home run, two RBIs, one run, one walk, and one throwing error.
Joe Colon (former MiLB signing-Leon) entered in the nineth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit and no runs for the save (10).  (p-s:15-10)(g/f:1-0)

Leon beat Yucatan 4-3

Richy Pedroza (former Peoria-Aguascalientes) started at shortstop and batted second.  0-for-3 at the plate.

Monterrey beat Aguascalientes 14-8

Ivan Bellazetin (former MiLB tryout-Dos Laredos) started at shortstop and moved to third base, batting second.  2-for-5 with two home runs, three RBIs, two runs, one strikeout, and one fielding error.
Amaury Cazana (former Memphis-Dos Laredos) started in left field and batted eighth.  5-for-5 with one double, one home run, four RBIs (one w/two-outs), four runs, and one walk.

Dos Laredos beat Laguna 18-6

Rainel Rosario (former Springfield-Saltillo) started in centerfield and batted fourth.  2-for-3 with one double, one walk, and one strikeout.

Tijuana beat Saltillo 7-2

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Brett Cecil's Return Has Cardinals Looking For What's Left As Brewers' Series Looms; Jack Flaherty Bumped Back; Carlos Martinez, Michael Wacha Rehab Stints; Extra Bases

With lefthanded hitters looming in the seventh and Chasen Shreve’s spot in the order coming up, the Cardinals turned to the reliever, who spent most of the season in the American League, and asked if he could bunt. He nodded. What else could he do? Shreve grabbed someone else’s helmet and borrowed John Gant’s bat and hopped onto the field to do something he rarely has done but that the team needed.

Post-Dispatch

Video: Austin Gomber "I Think The Bullpen Probably Helped Me" As A Starter

World War II Vet Willie Dawson, 103, Gets First Pitch On Military Night

It is tough for Willie Dawson to hear, and it’s tough to hear Willie Dawson.

Hochman

Video: Harrison Bader "The Biggest Thing As An Outfielder Is Knowing Yourself"

Video: Matt Carpenter "I Definitely Dodged A Bullet" With Injury Scare

Former Cardinals Playing In MLB 8-15-18: Mike Leake Strikes Out Six Over Eight Scoreless Innings; Jason Heyward Singles, Doubles Twice, & Drives In Two Runs; Brett Graves Strikes Out One Over Two Scoreless Innings

David Freese (former St. Louis-Pittsburgh) entered late in the game at third base and batted eighth.  0-for-1 at the plate.

Minnesota beat Pittsburgh 6-4 

Jason Heyward (former St. Louis-Chicago-N) started in right field and batted second.  3-for-5 with two doubles, two RBIs (one w/two-outs), and one run.
Steve Cishek (former St. Louis-Chicago-N) entered in the seventh and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out for the hold (17).  (p-s:9-9)(g/f:0-2) (ir-s:3-0)

Chicago-N beat Milwaukee 8-4

Mike Leake (former St. Louis-Seattle) started and pitched eight innings.  He allowed two hits, no runs, one walk, and struck six out.  (p-s:95-63)(g/f:7-5)
Zach Duke (former St. Louis-Seattle) entered in the tenth and pitched to one batter.  He allowed one hit and no runs.  (p-s:4-3)

Nick Martini (former Memphis-Oakland) started in left field and batted leadoff.  3-for-5 with one triple.
Stephen Piscotty (former St. Louis-Oakland) started in right field and batted sixth.  0-for-5 with two strikeouts.

Seattle beat Oakland 2-0 in 12 innings

Joe Kelly (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 losing decision (4-1).  (p-s:21-13)(g/f:0-1)

Pat Neshek (former St. Louis-Philadelphia) entered in the eighth and pitched to six batters.  He allowed three hits and one unearned run.  (p-s:12-9)(g/f:1-0)

Philadelphia beat Boston 7-4

Sean Gilmartin (former Memphis-Baltimore) entered in the sixth and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, and hit one batter.  (p-s:18-11)(g/f:1-1)

New York-N beat Baltimore 16-5

Rafael Ortega (former Memphis-Miami) started in right field and batted leadoff.  1-for-3 with one run, one walk, and one stolen base
Magneuris Sierra (former St. Louis-Miami) started in centerfield and batted eighth.  0-for-3 with one strikeout and one fielding error.
Brett Graves (former 2011 draft selection-Miami) entered in the seventh and pitched two innings.  He allowed two hits, no runs, and struck one out.  (p-s:23-14)(g/f:2-2)

Atlanta beat Miami 5-2

Randal Grichuk (former St. Louis-Toronto) started in right field and batted second.  1-for-5 with one strikeout.
Aledmys Diaz (former St. Louis-Toronto) started at shortstop and batted seventh.  1-for-4 with one run and assisted in one double play.

Toronto beat Kansas City 6-5

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

St. Louis beat Washington 4-2

Albert Pujols (former St. Louis-Anaheim) started at first base and batted fourth.  1-for-3 with one RBI, one sac fly, and assisted in one double play.

Anaheim beat San Diego 3-2

Video: Mike Shildt's Postgame Press Conference 8-15-18

X-Rays On Jeremy Hellickson's Wrist Negative After Fall

Jeremy Hellickson feared the worst when he injured his right wrist trying to break his fall in the fifth inning of Wednesday's 4-2 loss to the Cardinals. With Harrison Bader trying to score from third on a wild pitch, Spencer Kieboom's throw to Hellickson covering home plate was high and as Bader slid at the plate, Hellickson attempted to jump over him and tumbled to the ground, using his hand to break the fall.

Washington Official Site

Video: Harrison Bader "I'm Just Reacting & Taking What They're Giving Me"

Cardinals Beat Nationals 4-2: Austin Gomber Strikes Out Six Over Six Scoreless Innings For The Win; Marcell Ozuna Hits A Solo Home Run; Harrison Bader Singles Twice, Doubles, & Drives In One Run

Individual Highlights:
Matt Carpenter started at first base and batted leadoff.  0-for-2 with one run, one intentional walk and one hit by pitch.
Yadier Molina started at catcher and batted second.  1-for-3 with one RBI, one walk, and one strikeout.
Marcell Ozuna started in left field and batted fourth.  1-for-4 with one home run, one RBI, one run, and one strikeout.
Harrison Bader started in centerfield and batted eighth.  3-for-4 with one double, one two-out RBI, one run, and one strikeout.
Austin Gomber started and pitched six innings.  He allowed three hits, no runs, four walks, and struck six out for the winning decision (3-0).  0-for-1 with one sacrifice.  (p-s:99-64)(g/f:6-4)

Rough Outing:
Paul DeJong started at shortstop and batted fifth.  0-for-3 with one walk.
Jedd Gyorko started at third base and batted sixth.  0-for-3 with one hit by pitch.
Greg Garcia entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted ninth.  0-for-1 with one strikeout.
Daniel Poncedeleon entered in the seventh and pitched two innings.  He allowed four hits, two earned runs, one home run, and struck one out.  (p-s:32-22)(g/f:2-0)
Bud Norris entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs for the save (23).  (p-s:11-7)(g/f:0-2)(ir-s:1-1)

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St. Louis Official Site Post Game
Post-Dispatch Post Game
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STL Sports Page Post Game

Matt Carpenter Hit By Pitch, Exits; X-Ray Negative

Matt Carpenter exited Wednesday night's game in the seventh inning after Nationals reliever Matt Grace's 0-1 sinker hit the back of his right hand. Carpenter was lifted for cautionary reasons, according to the team, and X-rays came back negative.

St. Louis Official Site

Rays Activated Tommy Pham From The Disabled List

Marc Topkin Twitter

San Antonio Beat Springfield 8-3: Blake Drake Singles & Hits A Solo Home Run; Casey Meisner Strikes Out One & Allows One Run Over Five Innings; Johan Mieses Doubles & Drives In One Run

Individual Highlights:
Blake Drake started in right field and batted leadoff.  2-for-5 with one home run, one RBI, and one run.
Evan Mendoza started at second base and batted second.  2-for-5 and assisted in one double play.
John Nogowski started at first base and batted fourth.  3-for-4 with one run, one hit by pitch, and assisted in one double play.
Johan Mieses started in left field and batted sixth.  1-for-4 with one double, one two-out RBI, one run, and grounded into one double play.
Chase Pinder started in centerfield and batted seventh.  1-for-3 with one two-out RBI, one walk, and one strikeout.
Casey Meisner started and pitched five innings.  He allowed four hits, one earned run, one home run, four walks, and struck one out.  0-for-1 with one strikeout.  (p-s:85-48)(g/f:4-7)
Will Latcham entered in the sixth and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed one hit and no runs.  (p-s:17-12)(g/f:3-0)(ir-s:3-0)

Rough Outing:
Jose Martinez started at shortstop and batted eighth.  0-for-3 with one walk.
Seth Elledge entered in the eighth and pitched 1.2 innings.  He allowed two hits, four earned runs, one walk, threw one wild pitch, and struck three out for the blown save (1) and losing decision (1-1).  (p-s:39-24)(g/f:2-1)
Derian Gonzalez entered in the ninth and pitched to six batters.  He allowed three hits, three earned runs, and two walks.  (p-s:17-9)(g/f:1-0)

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Springfield Official Site Post Game

New Orleans Beat Memphis 10-6: Tommy Edman Singles & Hits A Two-Run Homer; Edmundo Sosa Doubles & Drives In Two Runs; Landon Beck Strikes Out One Over Three & A Third Scoreless Innings

Individual Highlights:
Tommy Edman started at second base and batted leadoff.  2-for-5 with one home run, two two-out RBIs, one run, one strikeout, and assisted in two double plays.
Rangel Ravelo started at first base and batted second.  One hit by pitch and assisted in oned ouble play.
Alex Mejia entered late in the game at first base and batted second.  2-for-4 with one two-out RBI, one run, and assisted in one double play,
Justin Williams started in left field and batted third.  1-for-4 with one walk and one strikeout.
Carson Kelly started at catcher and batted fifth.  2-for-2 with one RBI, one run, one walk, two hit by pitches, one throwing error, and allowed one stolen base.
Edmundo Sosa started at third base and batted seventh.  1-for-5 with one double, two two-out RBIs, and one strikeout.
Wilfredo Tovar started at shortstop and batted eighth.  1-for-3 with one run, one walk, one stolen base, and assisted in two double plays.
Randy Arozarena entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted ninth.  1-for-1 with one double and one run.
Giovanny Gallegos entered in the fourth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out.  (p-s:9-8)(g/f:2-0)
Landon Beck entered in the sixth and pitched three innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck one out.  0-for-1 with one strikeout.  (p-s:33-21)(g/f:3-3)

Rough Outing:
Jose Adolis Garcia started in right field and batted fourth.  0-for-5 with one strikeout.
Chris Ellis entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted ninth.  0-for-1 with one strikeout.
Connor Jones started and pitched three innings.  He allowed two hits, four earned runs, one home run, six walks, hit one batter, and struck three out.  One sacrifice at the plate.  (p-s:73-36)(g/f:4-1)
Dominic Leone entered in the fifth and pitched one inning.  He allowed three hits, four earned runs, one home run, one walk, and struck one out for the losing decision (1-1).  (p-s:26-17)(g/f:1-0)
Edward Mujica entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed three hits, two earned runs, and one home run.  (p-s:21-14)(g/f:1-1)

Former Cardinals:
Peter Mooney started at shortstop and batted seventh.  1-for-4 at the plate.
Jonathan Rodriguez started at first base and batted eighth.  1-for-3 with one home run, four two-out RBIs, one run, and one strikeout.
Zac Gallen started and pitched three innings.  He allowed six hits, four earned runs, one home run, two walks, and struck one out.  0-for-1 with one strikeout.  (p-s:73-45)(g/f:3-1)

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Williamsport Beat State College 5-3: Brady Whalen Hits A Solo Home Run; Winston Nicasio Strikes Out Four Over Two Scoreless Innings; Stanley Espinal Singles & Drives In One Run

Individual Highlights:
Nick Dunn started at second base and batted third.  1-for-3 with one walk and one strikeout.
Stanley Espinal started as designated hitter and batted fourth.  1-for-4 with one two-out RBI and one strikeout.
Brady Whalen started at first base and batted fifth.  1-for-4 with one home run, one RBI, one run, and one strikeout.
Winston Nicasio entered in the sixth and pitched two innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, one walk, one pickoff error, and struck four out.  (p-s:30-16)(g/f:0-1)

Rough Outing:
Delvin Perez started at shortstop and batted seventh.  0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
Diego Cordero started and pitched five innings.  He allowed nine hits, four earned runs, one home run, three walks (one intentional), and struck five out for the losing decision (2-3).  (p-s:82-57)(g/f:6-3)
Edgar Gonzalez entered in the eighth and pitched two innings.  He allowed four hits, one earned run, and struck one out.  (p-s:30-21)(g/f:3-1)

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State College Official Site Post Game

Palm Beach Beat Tampa 6-4: Stefan Trosclair Singles, Doubles, Homers, & Drives In Three Runs; Jason Zgardowski Strikes Out Two & Holds One Inherited Runner On Base Over Two & A Third Scoreless Innings For The Win; Kramer Robertson Singles, Doubles, Walks, & Knocks In One Run

Individual Hgihlights:
Kramer Robertson started at shortstop and batted leadoff.  2-for-3 with one double, one RBI, one run, one walk, and one stolen base.
Elehuris Montero started at third base and batted third.  2-for-4 with one double, one run, one stolen base, and assisted in one double play.
Conner Capel started in right field and batted fifth.  1-for-4 with one double, one RBI, one run, and two strikeouts.
Stefan Trosclair started in left field and batted sixth.  3-for-4 with one double, one home run, three RBIs (two w/two-outs), one run, and one strikeout.
Justin Toerner started in centerfield and batted eighth.  1-for-3 with one run, one walk, and one strikeout.
Jason Zgardowski entered in the seventh and pitched 2.1 innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck two out for the winning decision (2-1).  (p-s:32-23)(g/f:4-0)(ir-s:1-0)

Rough Outing:
Irving Lopez started at second base and batted second.  0-for-3 with one sacrifice, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.
Jose Godoy started at catcher and batted seventh.  0-for-4 with one strikeout and threw out one base runner.
Juan Yepez started at first base and batted ninth.  0-for-4 with one strikeout, one fielding error, and assisted in one double play.
Mike O'Reilly entered in the fifth and pitched 2.2 innings.  He allowed one hit, two earned runs, one home run, two walks, and struck three out.  (p-s:42-23)(g/f:2-2)

Former Cardinals:
Dom Thompson-Williams started in right field and batted third.  1-for-2 with one home run, two RBIs, one run, two walks, and one strikeout.

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Harrison Bader Robs Bryce Harper Of Hit With Stellar Diving Catch

Harrison Bader added another defensive gem to his season highlight reel when he laid out to rob Bryce Harper of a hit in the fourth inning of Wednesday's game against the Nationals.

St. Louis Official Site

Peoria & Cedar Rapids Tied 0-0, Suspended In Bottom Of First Inning; Resume On Thursday

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Video: Marcell Ozuna Hits A Home Run 8-15-18

Cardinals Tweak Rotation, Flip Jack Flaherty, Luke Weaver; Dexter Fowler To Stay The Course; Tyler Webb Optioned; Rehab Roundup; Hall of Fame Weekend

Intrigued by the opportunity to have rookie Jack Flaherty start the opening game of a key weekend series against the Brewers, the Cardinals used their flexibility with Luke Weaver's schedule to realign their rotation plans.

St. Louis Official Site

Rangel Ravelo Leaves Game Early After Being Hit In Face By Pitch

Curt Bingham Twitter

Memphis Starting Lineup 8-15-18

Memphis Official Twitter

Video: Brett Cecil Returns From Disabled List

Angels Optioned Odrisamer Despaigne To Triple-A Salt Lake

Anaheim PR Official Twitter

Dustin Beggs Promoted From A-Advanced Jupiter To Double-A Jacksonville

Marlin Maniac Twitter

Dee Gordon's Home Run In 12th Sends Mariners To Victory

Dee Gordon provides a lot of things for the Mariners -- speed, defense and the versatility to play center field again on Wednesday afternoon with Robinson Cano back at second base following his return from an 80-game suspension.

Seattle Official Site

Springfield Starting Lineup 8-15-18

Springfield Official Twitter

Ryan Braun Dealing With Rib Issue

Todd Rosiak Twitter

Peoria Starting Lineup 8-15-18

Peoria Official Twitter

Royals Released Blaine Boyer

Kansas City Official Twitter

Cardinals Starting Lineup 8-15-18

St. Louis Official Twitter

Victor Roache Was Reassigned From Triple-A Memphis To Double-A Springfield

MiLB Official Site

MLB Changes Rules For International Signings

Major League Baseball has implemented significant rule changes for international players.

Baseball America

Here's A Calculated Reality Check On Cardinals' Blitz Into Playoff Race

The question posed to me in the press box Tuesday night was one that usually comes from atop a barstool or hunched over a pint, not while grabbing game notes: With two teams the Cardinals are chasing, the Cubs and the Brewers, playing each other, who exactly are the Cardinals faithful supposed to cheer on?

Bird Land

Orioles Released Danny Valencia

Roch Kubatko Twitter

DSL: Cardinals Beat Nationals 7-5: Leonardo Taveras Strikes Out Three & Holds Two Inherited Runners On Base Over Two & A Third Scoreless Innings For The Win; Malcom Nunez Singles Twice & Drives In Two Runs; Ramon Mendoza & Jean Selmo Each Single Twice, Walk, & Knock In One Run

Individual Highlights:
Darlin Moquete started in centerfield and batted leadoff.  1-for-4 with one double, two runs, one stolen base, and one strikeout.
Darlyn Del Villar started as designated hitter and batted second.  2-for-3 with one RBI, one run, and one sac fly.
Malcom Nunez started at third base and batted third.  2-for-4 with two RBIs, one run, and one hit by pitch.
Freddy DeJesus started at first base and batted fourth.  0-for-3 with one RBI, one sac fly, and two strikeouts.
Ramon Mendoza started at second base and batted sixth.  2-for-3 with one double, one two-out RBI, and two runs.
Jean Selmo started in left field and batted seventh.  2-for-4 with one double, one two-out RBI, and one strikeout.
Sander Mora started at shortstop and batted eighth.  1-for-4 with one double, one two-out RBI, and two strikeouts.
Leandro Taveras entered in the seventh and pitched 2.1 innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck three out for the winning decision (4-1).  (g/f:0-3)(ir-s:2-0)

Rough Outing:
Diowill Burgos started in right field and batted fifth.  0-for-4 with four strikeouts.
Francis Ventura started and pitched six innings.  He allowed eight hits, four earned runs, one walk, threw one wild pitch, and struck four out.  (g/f:8-2)
Josue Ramirez entered in the seventh and pitched to five batters.  He allowed one hit, one earned runs, two walks, threw one wild pitch, and struck one out.  (g/f:1-0)

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DSL: Cardinals Red Beat Diamondbacks Two 15-5: Ludwin Jimenez Strikes Out Eight Over Six Scoreless Innings For The Win; Claudio Ramirez Walks Twice & Hits A Two-Run Homer; Yowelfy Rosario Singles, Walks, & Drives In Two Runs

Individual Highlights:
Joerlin De Los Santos started in centerfield and batted leadoff.  3-for-3 with one triple, one RBI, two runs, one walk, and three stolen bases.
Erik Pena entered late in the game in centerfield and batted leadoff.  0-for-1 with one RBI and one hit by pitch.
Franklin Soto started at second base and batted second.  3-for-6 with one RBI, two runs, and two stolen bases.
Francisco Hernandez started at third base and batted third.  1-for-6 with one RBI, one run, two strikeouts, and one throwing error.
Luis Montano started in right field and batted fourth.  2-for-5 with one double, one run, one outfield assist, and assisted in one double play.
Claudio Ramirez started at first base and batted fifth.  1-for-3 with one home run, two two-out RBIs, three runs, two walks, one strikeout, grounded into one double play, one fielding error, and assisted in one double play.
Yowelfy Rosario started at shortstop and batted sixth.  1-for-4 with two RBIs, two runs, one walk, one stolen base, and one strikeout.
Alexander Samuel started in left field and batted seventh.  1-for-5 with one double, one RBI, two runs, and one strikeout.
Joyser Garcia started at catcher and batted eighth.  1-for-5 with two RBIs, one run, and one strikeout.
Luis Andujar started as designated hitter and batted ninth.  1-for-4 with two RBIs, one run, one hit by pitch, and one stolen base.
Ludwin Jimenez started and pitched six innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, one walk, and struck eight out for the winning decision (4-3).  (g/f:4-2)

Rough Outing:
Dionys Rodriguez entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed three hits, three runs (two earned), three walks, hit one batter, and struck one out.  (g/f:1-1)

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GCL: Nationals Beat Cardinals 10-0: Rodard Avelino Strikes Out One Over One Scoreless Inning; Diomedes Del Rio Singles & Triples; Raffy Ozuna Triples

Individual Highlights:
Terry Fuller started as designated hitter and batted leadoff.  0-for-3 with one walk and two strikeouts.
William Jimenez started in left field and batted second.  0-for-3 with one walk and one strikeout.
Jhon Torres started in right field and batted third.  1-for-3 with one double and one walk.
Diomedes Del Rio started in centerfield and batted sixth.  2-for-4 with one triple.
Raffy Ozuna started at third base and batted eighth.  1-for-4 with one triple, three strikeouts, and one fielding error.
Rodard Avelino entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, two walks, and struck one out.  (g/f:0-2)

Rough Outing:
Rest Of The Team

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Cardinals Optioned Tyler Webb To Triple-A Memphis & Activated Brett Cecil From The Disabled List

The St. Louis Cardinals announced this afternoon that they have activated left-handed pitcher Brett Cecil (right foot inflammation) from the 10-day disabled list. The team also announced that left-handed reliever Tyler Webb was optioned to Memphis (AAA) following last night's game.
St. Louis Official Site

A driving force behind the Cardinals' 7-2 stretch on the road trip and NL-best run into August has been the retooled, new-look, young-vibe bullpen that manager Mike Shildt has had at his fingertips.
Cardinal Beat

Left-handed reliever Brett Cecil was activated from the 10-day disabled list Wednesday.
KMOV

Why The Cardinals Have Found Their Manager In Mike Shildt

A month ago, the St. Louis Cardinals took the field for the first time under a new manager in over six years. A storm ripped through the city the night before, washing Mike Matheny out of a job after a third consecutive season was sliding off the tracks towards eventual doom. In his place, bench Mike Shildt was promoted to interim manager with a team of ragtag parts that barely resembled something positive.

KSDK

Matt Carpenter Spills The Peppers On How This Salsa Madness Started

Sitting inside a the Parkway Central Middle School gymnasium, one P.E. teacher took advantage of his chance to as the St. Louis Cardinals slugger, "How did the whole salsa thing come about?"

KMOX

Ramon Vazquez Will Return To Manage Santurce For The 2018-19 LBPRC Season

Santurce will be captained by the leader Ramón Vázquez. The veteran coach, who took charge of the ninth in the middle of last special tournament, is active in the coaching staff of the Boston Red Sox, which runs the cagüeño Alex Cora.  (Translated)

El Vocero

Cardinals & On The Run Offer $6 Tickets For Series Vs. Pirates

The St. Louis Cardinals and On the Run are teaming up to offer fans $6 tickets to watch the Cardinals take on the Pirates August 28 through the 30.

KSDK

The Cardinals' Have Improved Thanks To Addition By Subtraction

Who is responsible for the complete reversal of fortune for the St. Louis Cardinals?

Cheap Seats

Ronald Sanchez Promoted From Short-Season Single-A Brooklyn To Single-A Columbia

Columbia Official Twitter

Ryan Helsley Pulled From Rehab Assignment With Short-Season Rookie-Level Gulf Coast League

Brian Walton Twitter

Former Cardinals Playing In KBO 8-15-18: Jamie Romak Singles & Drives In Three Runs; Xavier Scruggs Hits A Two-Run Homer



Xavier Scruggs (former St. Louis-NC) started at first base and batted fourth.  1-for-5 with one home run, two RBIs, one run, one strikeout, and grounded into one double play.

NC beat KT 13-9

Jamie Romak (former Memphis-SK) started at first base and batted third.  1-for-4 with three RBIs.

SK beat Doosan 12-2

Former Cardinals Playing In NPB 8-15-18: Efren Navarro Singles



Efren Navarro (former Memphis-Hanshin) started in left field and batted sixth.  1-for-3 with two strikeouts.

Hiroshima beat Hanshin 6-4

Why Joe Magrane No Longer Fit With Cardinals

Two months after Joe Magrane won five consecutive decisions as a starting pitcher, the Cardinals gave up on him.

RetroSimba

Cardinals, FOX Sports Midwest To Host Military Appreciation Broadcast. 'This One's For You'

The Cardinals, in affiliation with FOX Sports Midwest, will present their annual military appreciation broadcast, "This One's For You," during Wednesday's game against the Washington Nationals.

KSDK

Former Cardinals Playing In The Mexican League 8-14-18: Cedric Hunter Walks & Hits Two Solo Home Runs; Nestor Molina Strikes Out Two & Allows One Run Over Six Innings For The Win; Rainel Rosario Singles Walks Three Times, & Drives In One Run

Maikel Cleto (former St. Louis-Yucatan) entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck two out for the hold (7).  (p-s:13-8)

Niko Vasquez (former Springfield-Leon) started at second base and batted third.  1-for-4 with one run, one walk, one hit by pitch, and assisted in one double play.
Cedric Hunter (former Memphis-Leon) started in centerfield and batted fourth.  2-for-5 with two home runs, two two-out RBIs, two runs, and one walk.
Joe Colon (former MiLB signing-Leon) entered in the tenth and pitched 1.2 innings.  He allowed two hits, no runs, and struck three out.  (p-s:32-22)(g/f:1-0)

Yucatan beat Leon 7-6 in 13 innings

Richy Pedroza (former Peoria-Aguascalientes) started at shortstop and batted second.  0-for-4 with one stolen base and one strikeout.
Nestor Molina (former MiLB signing-Aguascalientes) started and pitched six innings.  He allowed three hits, one earned run, one home run, one walk, threw one wild pitch, and struck two out for the winning decision (2-2).  (p-s:85-56)(g/f:10-5)

Aguascalientes beat Monterrey 4-2

Rainel Rosario (former Springfield-Saltillo) started in centerfield and batted fourth.  1-for-2 with one RBI, two runs, three walks, and two stolen bases.

Tijuana beat Saltillo 9-6

Kolten Wong Appreciates Stability Of Everyday Role

The spiciness of Matt Carpenter’s salsa isn’t the only important kick in the Cardinals’ clubhouse. Kolten Wong has hit .310 since the All-Star break, and he credits part of his success to adjustments he made in the leg kick of his swing.

Post-Dispatch

Arrival Of Mark Budaska Has Coincided With Club's Offensive Revival

It​ seems​ fitting that a man​ everyone calls​ Buddha would​ build​ a philosophy​ in his​ chosen​ field​ around​ simplicity.

The Athletic

Matt Carpenter's Incredible Surge? MVP Worthy

To understand why Matt Carpenter has emerged as the National League's best offensive player and why he's suddenly smack dab in the middle of the NL Most Valuable Player Award conversation in a season that started so poorly, we should begin with the mental side of things.

MLB Official Site

Former Cardinals Playing In MLB 8-14-18: Daniel Descalso Doubles & Drives In Two Runs; Rafael Ortega Singles Twice, Doubles, Walks, & Knocks In One Run; Jon Jay Collects Two Singles & One RBI

Jason Heyward (former St. Louis-Chicago-N) started in right field and batted fourth.  0-for-3 with one walk.

Milwaukee beat Chicago-N 7-0

Pat Neshek (former St. Louis-Philadelphia) entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, one walk, and struck one out.  (p-s:16-10)

Boston beat Philadelphia 2-1

Shane Robinson (former St. Louis-New York-A) entered late in the game in right field and scored one run.

New York-A beat Tampa Bay 4-1

Rafael Ortega (former Memphis-Miami) started in left field and batted leadoff.  3-for-4 with one double, one RBI, two runs, one walk, one stolen base, and one strikeout.
Magneuris Sierra (former St. Louis-Miami) started in centerfield and batted eighth.  2-for-4 with two runs, one stolen base, one strikeout, and one fielding error.

Atlanta beat Miami 10-6

Jon Jay (former St. Louis-Arizona) started in centerfield and batted leadoff.  2-for-4 with one two-out RBI and one walk.
David Peralta (former Johnson City-Arizona) started in left field and batted third.  0-for-4 with one walk and one strikeout.
Daniel Descalso (former St. Louis-Arizona) started at first base and batted seventh.  1-for-4 with one double, two RBIs, one run, two strikeouts, and assisted in one double play.

Arizona beat Texas 6-4

Adam Ottavino (former St. Louis-Colorado) entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, one walk, and struck one out for the hold (25).  (p-s:12-6)

Colorado beat Houston 5-1

David Freese (former St. Louis-Pittsburgh) started at third base and batted fourth.  3-for-4 with one run and one strikeout.

Minnesota beat Pittsburgh 5-2

Randal Grichuk (former St. Louis-Toronto) entered late in the game in right field and batted leadoff.  0-for-1 at the plate.
Aledmys Diaz (former St. Louis-Toronto) started at shortstop and batted seventh.  0-for-3 with one run, one walk, one strikeout, grounded into one double play, and assisted in two double plays.

Blaine Boyer (former St. Louis-Kansas City) entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, two earned runs, one home run, and one walk for the blown save (1) and losing decision (2-1).  (p-s:22-14)(g/f:2-0)

Toronto beat Kansas City 6-5

Matt Adams (former St. Louis-Washington) started at first base and batted seventh.  0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
Greg Holland (former St. Louis-Washington) entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs.  (p-s:7-7)(g/f:1-1)

St. Louis beat Washington 6-4

Stephen Piscotty (former St. Louis-Oakland) started in right field and batted seventh.  1-for-3 with one double.

Oakland beat Seattle 3-2

Robert Stock (former Palm Beach-San Diego) entered in the seventh and pitched two innings.  He allowed one hit, one unearned run, one walk, one pickoff error, and struck one out.  (p-s:29-16)(g/f:1-1)

Anaheim beat San Diego 7-3

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Hayato Sakamoto Took BP Off Batting Machine

NPB On Reddit Twitter

Hot Hitting Keeps Jose Martinez In The Lineup; Brett Cecil Finds His Mental Side; Bud Norris Labors With Sore Hip; Extra Bases

Jose Martinez won’t go away, or at least his bat won’t.

Post-Dispatch

Video: John Gant On First MLB Home Run

Cardinals Have Pitching Help On The Way As Big Names Heal

The Cardinals once again will issue a late-summer call to arms while trying to gain an edge on their rivals.

Gordo

Video: Mike Shildt's Postgame Press Conference 8-14-18

Justin Verlander Fans 11, But Astros' Offense Stymied

Another punchless performance by the Astros' offense at Minute Maid Park kept All-Star starter Justin Verlander still in search of career win No. 200.

Houston Official Site

Video: Kolten Wong On Cardinals Seventh Straight Win

Video: Kolten Wong Hits A Home Run 8-14-18

Patrick Corbin Stingy, Diamondbacks Maintain NL West Lead

The D-backs got a quality outing from Patrick Corbin, and their offense gave the bullpen a margin for error by continuing to tack on runs.

Arizona Official Site

Cardinals Beat Nationals 6-4: John Gant Strikes Out Six, Allows One Run, & Hits A Two-Run Homer Over Five & A Third Innings For The Win; Kolten Wong Singles, Doubles, Walks, Homers, & Drives In Three Runs; Chasen Shreve Strikes Out Two Over One & Two-Thirds Scoreless Innings

Individual Highlights:
Paul DeJong started at shortstop and batted fifth.  1-for-3 with one double, one run, and one walk.
Harrison Bader started in centerfield and batted seventh.  0-for-2 with one RBI, one run, one walk, one sac fly, and one strikeout.
Kolten Wong started at second base and batted eighth.  3-for-3 with one double, one home run, three RBIs, two runs, and one walk.
John Gant started and pitched 5.1 innings.  He allowed four hits, one earned run, and struck six out for the winning decision (5-4).  1-for-2 with one homre run, two two-out RBIs, one run, and one strikeout.
Chasen Shreve entered in the sixth and pitched 1.2 innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck two out.  0-for-1 with one strikeout.  (p-s:18-10)(g/f:0-2)
Jordan Hicks entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and hit one batter for the save (4).  (p-s:19-10)(g/f:2-0)

Rough Outing:
Matt Carpenter started at first base and batted leadoff.  0-for-4 with one walk and one strikeout.
Mike Mayers entered in the eighth and pitched to five batters.  He allowed three hits, three earned runs, and one home run.  (p-s:28-17)(g/f:1-0)
Dakota Hudson entered in the eighth and pitched three batters.  He allowed one hit, no runs, one walk, and struck one out for the hold (4).  (p-s:10-6)(r-s:1-1)

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Bryce Harper Reaches 30 Homers For Second Time

Bryce Harper's second-half surge continued Tuesday night, when he connected with a two-run homer that snuck just over the fence down the left-field line for his 30th home run of the season.

Washington Official Site

Bud Norris Dealing With Soreness In Right Hip

Derrick Goold Twitter

Josiah Vera Makes The Pitching Change In The Ninth Inning Of The 2018 New York-Penn League All-Star Game

State College Official Twitter

Marlins Traded Odrisamer Despaigne To Angels, ANgels Designated Dayan Diaz For An Assignment

Maria Guardado Twitter

Clinton Beat Peoria 5-3: Luken Baker Singles Twice & Hits A Solo Home Run; Dennis Ortega Hits A Solo Home Run; Fabian Blanco Strikes Out Two Of Three Batters Faced

Individual Highlights:
Dennis Ortega started at catcher and batted leadoff.  1-for-5 with one home run, one RBI, one run, and one strikeout.
Nolan Gorman started at third base and batted second.  1-for-5 with two strikeouts.
Luken Baker started at first base and batted fifth.  3-for-4 with one home run, one RBI, one run, and one strikeout.
Brandon Benson started in right field and batted sixth.  1-for-4 with one double and three strikeouts.
Nick Plummer started in left field and batted eighth.  0-for-2 with one run, one walk, one hit by pitch, and two strikeouts.
Rayder Ascanio started at shortstop and batted ninth.  2-for-4 with one double and one two-out RBI.
Fabian Blanco entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck two out.  (p-s:18-10)
Ben Yokley entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, threw one wild pitch, and struck one out.  (p-s:13-10)(g/f:2-0)

Rough Outing:
Yariel Gonzalez started at second base and batted fourth.  0-for-4 with one strikeout.
Brandon Riley started in centerfield and batted seventh.  0-for-4 with one strikeout.
Johan Oviedo started and pitched five innings.  He allowed three hits, four earned runs, one home run, two walks, and struck nine out for the losing decision (9-8).  (p-s:85-48)(g/f:2-3)
C.J. Saylor entered in the sixth and pitched two innings.  He allowed two hits, one unearned run, one pickoff error, and struck three out.  (p-s:21-18)(g/f:2-0)

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Peoria Journal Star Post Game

Tommy Pham To Begin Rehab Assignment On Wednesday With Short-Season Single-A Hudson Valley

OF Tommy Pham, who fractured his right foot in his second game after being acquired July 31 from St. Louis, has made significant progress, and is headed to a potentially short rehab assignment Wednesday with short-season Hudson Valley at nearby Staten Island. "He feels really good,'' Cash said. "Hopefully a quick turnaround.''

Tampa Bay Times

Brian Dozier 'Heathly Like An Ox' After Allergy Med Scare

Brian Dozier balled his right hand Tuesday afternoon and pounded on his blue T-shirt with the caricatures of teammates Chase Utley and Enrique Hernandez.

Los Angeles Official Site

Chris Davis' Go-Ahead Homer Lifts Orioles To Win Over Mets

Whether it be by trades or by injury, the Orioles of August 2018 remain a mere fragment of the roster they threw out on the first day of the season. Six recognizable faces have been dealt. Only one position from the outfield and two from the infield are the same as from Opening Day's walk-off win.

Baltimore Official Site

New Orlenas Beat Memphis 4-3 In 10 Innings: Rangel Ravelo Singles Twice & Hits A Two-Run Homer; Tommy Edman Singles & Drives In One Run; Tommy Layne Strikes Out Two Over One & A Third Hitless/Scoreless Innings

Individual Highlights:
Tommy Edman started at second base and batted leadoff.  1-for-4 with one RBI, one sac fly, and assisted in one double play.
Rangel Ravelo started at first base and batted second.  3-for-4 with one home run, two two-out RBIs, one run, one walk, and assisted in two double plays.
Wilfredo Tovar started at shortstop and batted eighth.  1-for-4 with one double, one run, two strikeouts, and assisted in three double plays.
Dominic Leone entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, one walk, and struck one out.  (p-s:14-8)(g/f:1-0)
Tommy Layne entered in the eighth and pitched 1.1 innings.  He alloewd no hits or runs, and struck two out.  (p-s:15-10)(g/f:2-0)

Rough Outing:
Jose Adolis Garcia started in right field and batted third.  0-for-5 with two strikeouts.
Justin Williams started in left field and batted fourth.  0-for-4 with one strikeout.
Lane Thomas started in centerfield and batted sixth.  0-for-4 with four strikeouts.
Alex Mejia started at third base and batted seventh.  1-for-4 with one strikeout and one caught stealing.
Austin Warner started and pitched six innings.  He allowed six hits, three earned runs, three home runs, struck six out, and assisted in one double play.  1-for-2 with one run.  (p-s:80-57)(g/f:9-2)
Andrew Morales entered in the ninth and pitched 1.2 innings.  He allowed two hits, one unearned run, one intentional walk, and struck one out for the losing decision (1-3).  (p-s:18-13)(g/f:3-1)

Former Cardinals:
Jonathan Rodriguez started at first base and batted seventh.  2-for-4 with one home run, one RBI, one run, and two strikeouts.
Peter Mooney started at shortstop and batted eighth.  1-for-3 with one RBI and one sac fly.
Sandy Alcantara started and pitched six innings.  He allowed six hits, three earned runs, one home run, and struck seven out.  0-for-2 with one strikeout and grounded into one double play.  (p-s:101-73)(g/f:8-4)

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Memphis Official Site Post Game

2018 New York-Penn League All-Star Game: South Beat North 7-1: Nick Dunn Singles, Walks, & Scores One Run

South:
Nick Dunn (State College) started at second base and batted leadoff.  1-for-2 with one run and one walk.
Delvin Perez (State College) entered late in the game at shortstop and batted second.  0-for-2 at the plate.
Edwin Figuera (State College) entered late in the game as designated hitter and batted fifth.  0-for-2 at the plate.

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State College Official Site Post Game

San Antonio Beat Springfield 3-0: Matt Pearce Strikes Out Six & Allows Two Runs Over Seven Innings; Roel Ramirez Strikes Out All Three Batters Faced; Andy Young Singles & Triples

Individual Highlights:
Evan Mendoza started at third base and batted second.  2-for-4 with one strikeout.
Andy Young started at second base and batted fifth.  2-for-4 with one triple.
Blake Drake started in right field and batted seventh.  0-for-2 with two walks and one stolen base.
Matt Pearce started and pitched seven innings.  He allowed eight hits, two earned runs, one home run, two walks, and struck six out for the losing decision (0-5).  0-for-2 with one strikeout.  (p-s:96-63)(g/f:5-5)
Roel Ramirez entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck three out.  (p-s:11-10)

Rough Outing:
Shane Billings started in centerfield and batted leadoff.  0-for-3 with one walk and one fielding error.
Johan Mieses started in left field and batted sixth.  0-for-4 with three strikeouts.
Jose Martinez started at shortstop and batted eighth.  0-for-3 with one walk and two strikeouts.
Chase Pinder entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted ninth.  0-for-1 with one strikeout.
Hector Mendoza entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, one earned run, and one home run.  (p-s:16-11)(g/f:2-0)

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Springfield Official Site Post Game

Jose Iglesias Leaves Tuesday's Game With Right Thumb Contusion

Anthony French Twitter

Palm Beach Beat Tampa 6-1: Jesus Cruz Strikes Out Nine & Allows One Run Over Six Innings For The Win; Ryan McCarvel Singles Twice, Walks, & Drives In Two Runs; Ramon Santos Strikes Out One Over Two Scoreless Innings

Individual Highlights:
Kramer Robertson started at shortstop and batted leadoff.  1-for-3 with one walk.
Brian O'Keefe started at catcher and batted fifth.  1-for-4 with one double, one run, one strikeout, and allowed one stolen base.
Conner Capel started in centerfield and batted sixth.  1-for-4 with one double, one RBI, two runs, and one strikeout.
Stefan Trosclair started as designated hitter and batted seventh.  1-for-4 with one double, one RBI, one run, and one strikeout.
Ryan McCarvel started at first base and batted eighth.  2-for-3 with two two-out RBIs, one walk, one strikeout, one caught stealing, one missed catch error, one fielding error, and assisted in one double play.
Justin Toerner started in right field and batted ninth.  2-for-4 with one double, one two-out RBI, and one strikeout.
Jesus Cruz started and pitched six innings.  He allowed four hits, one earned run, and struck nine out for the winning decision (5-0).  (p-s:91-66)(g/f:4-4)
Ramon Santos entered in the seventh and pitched two innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, one walk, and struck one out.  (p-s:20-13)(g/f:2-2)
John Kilichowski entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out.  (p-s:9-8)(g/f:1-1)

Rough Outing:
Irving Lopez started at second base and batted second.  0-for-4 with two strikeouts and assisted in one double play.

Former Cardinals:
Dom Thompson-Williams started in right field and batted third.  1-for-4 with one stolen base and two strikeouts.

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Video: John Gant Hits A Home Run 8-14-18

Yucatan Released Carlos Zambrano

Jose Molina Twitter

New Britain Signed Brandon Beachy For 2018 Season

The New Britain Bees today announced the signing of pitcher Brandon Beachy.

New Britain Official Site

Nolan Gorman Arrives With Peoria, Big Draft Pick, Big Expectations Attached

Nolan Gorman signed his first contract -- complete with a bonus of $3.23 million -- a month after his 18th birthday.

Peoria Journal Star Post Game

Chris Archer Expanding Arsenal With Two-Seamer, Curve

Chris Archer will take the mound at Target Field on Wednesday afternoon, a week after his last start at Coors Field. The extra rest gave him time to work through two bullpen sessions, one more intense than the other, as he continues an evolution that began before he was traded.

Pittsburgh Official Site

Videos: Paul DeJong On Cardinals' Walk-Offs & Matt Carpenter's MVP Chase


Brett Cecil Credits Chris Carpenter, New Approach In Return; Tyler O'Neill Activated; Michael Wacha On The Mend; Report Card; Worth Noting

Brett Cecil will return from the disabled list Wednesday not only encouraged by how he feels physically, but also rejuvenated by a reworked mental approach that sprouted out of a recent conversation with Chris Carpenter.

St. Louis Official Site

Video: Cardinals Wives & Girlfriends Help With Fox Gives Charity

Video: Tyler O'Neill OIn Return To Cardinals

Video: Matt Carpenter On Last Night's Home Run

Peoria Pregame Interview 8-14-18: Jake Dahlberg

Memphis Starting Lineup 8-14-18; Matthew Bowman Placed On Seven-Day Disabled List & Wilfredo Tovar Activated

Memphis Official Twitter

Brandon McCarthy To Retire After 2018 Season; Sam Freeman's Rehab Assignment Transferred From Single-A Rome To Triple-A Gwinnett

Brandon McCarthy has decided to retire at the conclusion of this season. But before calling it quits, the veteran hurler will spend the next couple of weeks evaluating whether his bothersome right knee will be receptive to the mechanical adjustments he has made in an attempt to possibly boost Atlanta's bullpen during the season's final month.

Atlanta Official Site

Joey Votto Hampered By Lingering Knee Problems

During the third inning of the Reds' 10-3 loss to the Indians on Monday, Joey Votto crushed a long double that bounced once in front of the center-field wall. The run from home plate to second base looked anything but pleasant or comfortable for the first baseman, however. Ditto for when he had to run to third base for what ended up as a foul ball.

Cincinnati Official Site

Angels Transferred Chris Young From Ten-Day To 60-Day Disabled List & Optioned Jose Miguel Fernandez To Triple-A Salt Lake

Anaheim PR Official Twitter

Rick Ankiel, At 39, Planning A Major League Comeback

The indelible image of Rick Ankiel on the mound is one of a shaken pitcher whose control had abandoned him and had no idea where the baseball was headed.

Palm Beach Post

Dodgers Placed John Axford On The Ten-Day Disabled List

Los Angeles Official Twitter

Single-A Peoria Placed J.R. Davis On The Seven-Day Disabled List, Activated Angel Moreno From The DL & Reassigned To Short-Season Single-A State College, & Received Brandon Riley From Short-Season Rookie-Level Johnson City

Peoria Official Twitter

Nationals Placed Ryan Madson On The Ten-Day Disabled List

District On Deck Twitter

Monclova Signed Danny Espinosa For 2018 Season

Jose Melendez Twitter

Peoria Starting Lineup 8-14-18

Peoria Official Twitter

Springfield Starting Lineup 8-14-18

Springfield Official Twitter

Jose Quintana Unable To Keep Ball In Yard Vs. Brewers

Jose Quintana had been stingy against the Brewers, holding them to five earned runs over seven starts. On Tuesday, the Cubs left-hander served up that many runs in the first three innings in a 7-0 loss to the Brewers at Wrigley Field in a game that neither manager Joe Maddon nor Ben Zobrist got to see the end of.

Chicago-N Official Site

Nick Dunn Starting At Second Base & Batting Leadoff In The 2018 New York-Penn League All-Star Game

State College Official Twitter

Cardinals Starting Lineup 8-14-18

St. Louis Official Twitter

The Cardinals Are A Different Team, A Better Team, Under Mike Shildt

Mike Shildt has been on the job for a month.

101 ESPN

Understanding Matt Carpenter

Matt Carpenter just hit another home run. Here, look at it

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Johnson City Beat Bristol 15-5: Benito Santiago Walks, Hits A Solo Home Run, & Grand Slam; Dariel Gomez Singles, Homers, & Drives In Four Runs; Leandro Cedeno Singles, Triples, & Knocks In Two Runs

Individual Highlights:
Luis Flores started in centerfield and batted leadoff.  2-for-5 with one RBI, two runs, and one walk.
Moises Castillo started at third base and batted second.  2-for-5 with one run, one walk, and one strikeout.
Leandro Cedeno started at first base and batted third.  2-for-3 with one triple, two RBIs, two runs, one hit by pitch, and assisted in one double play.
Andrew Warner started in left field and batted fourth.  1-for-4 with one hit by pitch.
Michael Perri started at shortstop and batted fifth.  2-for-4 with two doubles, one RBI, two runs, one walk, one stolen base, one strikeout, grounded into one double play, and assisted in one double play.
Donivan Williams started at second base and batted sixth.  1-for-2 with one two-out RBI, two runs, three walks, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.
Dariel Gomez started as designated hitter and batted seventh.  2-for-5 with one home run, four RBIs, two runs, and one strikeout.
Sanel Rosendo started in right field and batted eighth.  2-for-4 with one double, two runs, one walk, and one fielding error.
Benito Santiago started at catcher and batted ninth.  2-for-4 with two home runs, five RBIs (one w/two-outs), two runs, one walk, one stolen base, and two strikeouts.
Enrique Perez entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and one walk.  (p-s:19-9)(g/f:2-0)

Rough Outing:
Liam Sabino entered late in the game at first base and batted third.  0-for-2 with one strikeout.
Michael Brettell entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed two hits, one earned run, and one walk.  (p-s:30-16)(g/f:1-1)
Jacob Sylvester entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed two hits, one earned run, and struck one out.  (p-s:13-11)(g/f:2-0)

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Johnson City Press Post Game

Paul DeJong Finds Swing Hitting Near Bottom Of Cardinals Lineup

After the first walk-off hit of Paul DeJong's career, could the second-year short stop be on the cusp of late-season turn around like fellow St. Louis Cardinals infielder Matt Carpenter?

KMOX

Elehuris Montero Joins Historic Company In Peoria History

Only a few knew the name Elehuris Montero at the beginning of the season, but after four months in Peoria, he has left his name all over the Chiefs record books. He led the Midwest League in six different hitting categories when called up August 7th.

Central Illinois Proud

How The Cubs Lost Their 2017 International Prospect

Shortly after the 2017-18 international signing period opened on July 2, the Cubs signed righthander Florencio Serrano for $1.2 million.

Baseball America

GCL: Cardinals Beat Marlins 7-5 In 11 Innings: Connor Coward Strikes Out Four Over Five Scoreless Innings; Ty Cohen Strikes Out One & Holds One Inherited Runner On Base Over Three & A Third Hitless/Scoreless Innings For The Win; Diomedes Del Rio Triples & Drives In Two Runs

Individual Highlights:
William Jimenez started in left field and batted second.  2-for-5 with one double, two runs, and one strikeout.
Jhon Torres started in right field and batted third.  2-for-4 with one double, one RBI, one run, one hit by pitch, and one stolen base.
Josh Shaw started at shortstop and batted fourth.  0-for-5 with one RBI, one run, and assisted in one double play.
Zack Gahagan started at first base and batted fifth.  2-for-2 with one double, one two-out RBI, one walk, and assisted in one double play.
Kevin Vargas entered late in the game at second base and batted fifth.  1-for-2 with one RBI, one run, and one strikeout.
Diomedes Del Rio started in centerfield and batted sixth.  1-for-4 with one triple, two RBIs, one run, one sac fly, one strikeout, and grounded into one double play.
Joe Freiday started at catcher and batted eighth.  0-for-4 with one RBI, three strikeouts, and allowed one stolen base.
Connor Coward started and pitched five innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, three walks, and struck four out.  (g/f:5-3)
Ty Cohen entered in the eighth and pitched 3.1 innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out for the winning decision (2-1).  (g/f:4-4)(ir-s:1-0)

Rough Outing:
Cole Kreuter started at second base and moved to first, batting seventh.  0-for-4 with one walk, three strikeouts, and one fielding error.
Raffy Ozuna started at third base and batted ninth.  0-for-5 with three strikeouts.
Francisco Justo entered in the sixth and pitched two innings.  He allowed one hit, two earned runs, one home run, one walk, and struck two out.  (g/f:1-3)

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Mariners Transferred Sam Tuivailala From Ten-Day To 60-Day Disabled List & Activated Robinson Cano From The Restricted List

Seattle Official Twitter

Yu Darvish Nearing Rehab Assignment After Sim Game

Yu Darvish threw a three-inning simulated game Tuesday at Wrigley Field, and the next step could be a Minor League rehab start.

Chicago-N Official Site

Learning Wisdom From Patrick Wisdom

It's been a long road for Patrick Wisdom. Many of you know his story by now. He was a 1st round supplemental pick in 2012. He was left off the 40-man roster last year despite his postseason heroics for Memphis. Every team passed on him during the Rule 5 draft in December.

Birds On The Black

DSL: Cardinals Blue Beat Angels 8-7 In Seven Innings: Darlyn Del Villar Singles, Doubles, & Drives In Three Runs; Darlin Moquete Singles, Triples, & Knocks In One Run; Diowill Burgos Collects One Double, One Walk, & One RBI

Individual Highlights:
Darlin Moquete started in centerfield and batted leadoff.  2-for-3 with one triple, one two-out RBI, two runs, and one walk.
Darlyn Del Villar started at shortstop and batted second.  2-for-4 with one double, three RBIs, and one run.
Malcom Nunez started at third base and batted third.  1-for-2 with one double, one RBI, one run, two walks, one stolen base, and one strikeout.
Diowill Burgos started in right field and batted fifth.  1-for-3 with one double, one RBI, one walk, and one strikeout.
Jose Zapata started at catcher and batted eighth.  1-for-1 with two runs and two walks.
Elvin DeJesus started at second base and batted ninth.  1-for-2 with two runs and one walk.

Rough Outing:
Rest Of The Team

Boxscore
Rome News Tribune Post Game

DSL: Mets Two Leads Cardinals 1-0, Suspended In Top Of First Inning

Boxscore

Mike Shildt's Change In Job Titles With Cardinals Didn't Change Who He Is As A Person

It is a very short trip to come out of the coaches room in the Cardinals clubhouse, go left, walk down seven steps and go left again, through a door that enters a party room where the team owners often entertain guests before and during games.

STL Sports Page

Cardinals Optioned Jose Adolis Garcia To Triple-A Memphis & Activated Tyler O'Neill From The Disabled List

The St. Louis Cardinals announced this afternoon that they have activated rookie outfielder Tyler O'Neill from the 10-day disabled list. The team also announced that rookie outfielder Adolis García was optioned to Memphis (AAA) following last night's game.
St. Louis Official Site

The St. Louis Cardinals activated Tyler O’Neill from the 10-day disabled list Tuesday. He replaces fellow rookie outfielder Adolis García, who was optioned to Triple-A Memphis, on the active roster.
Fox Sports Midwest

The St. Louis Cardinals announced Tuesday afternoon that they have activated outfielder Tyler O’Neill from the 10-day disabled list.
KMOV

Clubs Reached Out To Trevor Rosenthal Before Trade Deadline, Currently Throwing Without Restrictions

Brian Stull Twitter

Brian Stull Twitter

Eliezer Alvarez Named Rangers July 2018 Minor League Defender Of The Month

Up until this year, all Eliezer Alvarez had known was the middle infield positions. Suddenly, he’s been thrust into the outfield full-time and has handled the challenge incredibly well.

Riders Blog

The Best Outfielder You Don't Know Enough About

If you were asked who baseball's best defensive outfielders were, you might immediately think of Kevin Kiermaier or Mookie Betts. Maybe you'd go to the breathtaking speed of Billy Hamilton or Byron Buxton, or the regular highlight-reel appearances by Jackie Bradley Jr. or Adam Engel, or how easy Ender Inciarte makes everything look, or the consistent yearly success of Jason Heyward or Lorenzo Cain.

St. Louis Official Site

DSL: Mets Two Beat Cardinals Red 1-0 In Game One Of Doubleheader: Jose Moreno Strikes Out Three & Allows One Run Over Five Innings; Sebastian Tabata Strikes Out One Over One Hitless/Scoreless Inning; Claudio Ramirez Doubles

Individual Highlights:
Joerlin De Los Santos started in centerfield and batted leadoff.  1-for-3 with one strikeout and one fielding error.
Luis Montano started in right field and batted fifth.  1-for-2 with one hit by pitch and one strikeout.
Claudio Ramirez started as designated hitter and batted seventh.  1-for-3 with one double and two strikeouts.
Jesus Orecchia started at catcher and batted ninth.  0-for-1 with one walk and allowed one stolen base.
Jose Moreno started and pitched five innings.  He allowed two hits, one unearned run, one walk, one balk, and struck three out for the losing decision (3-5).  (g/f:7-3)
Sebastian Tabata entered in the sixth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out.  (g/f:2-0)

Rough Outing:
Rest Of The Team

Boxscore
Rome News Tribune Post Game

Cardinals 'Changing The Narrative' On Rocky Season

You start the conversation with John Mozeliak, the Cardinals' president of baseball ops, this way: "Two out in the Wild Card all of a sudden. Five behind the Cubs."

St. Louis Official Site

Caguas Wait To See How Robby Rowland Heals From Oblique Injury

The defending champions Criollos de Caguas want to continue with the same winning formula that has given so much success in recent years ahead of the coming season of the Professional Baseball League Roberto Clemente (Lbprc).  (Translated)

El Vocero

Cardinals Are Back In Playoff Picture Thanks To Mike Shildt's Different Approach

The Cardinals continued their march toward the postseason on Monday night, defeating the Washington Nationals in dramatic fashion for their sixth consecutive win. Now two games back in the wild-card race, the Cardinals have gone 17-9 since firing Mike Matheny and installing Mike Shildt as their interim manager the day before the All-Star break. According to SportsLine's projections, the Cardinals have a 32 percent shot at reaching the postseason.

CBS Sports

This One's For You: Send Your Greetings & Thanks

During our annual This One’s For You broadcast of Cardinals baseball on Aug. 15, FOX Sports Midwest connects soldiers overseas with Cardinals Nation and their families watching from Busch Stadium and at home. Send your words of support, encouragement and thanks to members of the Missouri National Guard 35th Engineer Brigade in Kuwait on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #CardsForTroops and the handle @FSMidwest.

Fox Sports Midwest

Ramon Santos Reassigned From Double-A Springfield To A-Advanced Palm Beach, Raffy Ozuna Reassigned From Palm Beach To Short-Season Rookie-Level Gulf Coast League, & Justin Toerner Promoted From Short-Season Single-A State College To Palm Beach

MiLB Official Site

Five Struggling MLB Players Who Need To Step Up For The Stretch Run

Nearing the latter half of August, there's far less clarity in Major League Baseball's postseason picture than there was even a month ago.

USA Today

Video: Jim Hayes & Al Hrabosky Preview Cardinals-Nationals Game 8-14-18

Former Cardinals Playing In KBO 8-14-18: Jamie Romak Hits A Two-Run Homer; Xavier Scruggs Singles & Walks



Xavier Scruggs (former St. Louis-NC) started at first base and batted fourth.  1-for-3 with one walk.

KT beat NC 10-0

Jamie Romak (former Memphis-SK) started at first base and batted third.  1-for-4 with one home run, two RBIs, and one run.

Doosan beat SK 6-3

Rangers Send Nomar Mazara To Double-A Frisco To Begin Rehab Assignment

Rotowire Twitter

Brian Dozier Exits Due To Dizziness; John Axford Has Cracked Fibula

The rough news of another late-inning defeat Monday got even worse for the Dodgers, who revealed issues to both second baseman Brian Dozier and reliever John Axford.

Los Angeles Official Site

Chihiro Kaneko Removed From Orix Active Roster With Neck & Back Tightness

Orixx Kaneko Chihiro pitcher (34) was canceled as a participating player registration.  (Translated)

Nikkan Sports

Mariners' Streak Ends As Athletics Get To Marco Gonzales

Whether it's the toll of innings adding up for Marco Gonzales or just an August slump, the young Mariners lefty took his third straight loss on Monday as the A's held on for a 7-6 win in the opener of a key three-game series at the Coliseum between American League playoff challengers.

Seattle Official Site

Dakota Hudson Rewards Mike Shildt's Aggressive Bullpen Strategy

In his 6½-year tenure as manager, Mike Matheny repeatedly said he wanted his closer to feel like the king of the world. The ninth-inning man held the fate of the game in his hands, so no one warmed up while he was on the bump.

Post-Dispatch

Former Cardinals Playing In MLB 8-13-18: David Peralta Singles & Drives In One Run; Brett Graves Strikes Out One Over One Scoreless Inning; Randal Grichuk Singles

Magneuris Sierra (former St. Louis-Miami) started in centerfield and batted seventh.  0-for-3 and one fielding error.

Atlanta beat Miami 9-1 in game one of doubleheader

Brett Graves (former 2011 draft selection-Miami) entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck two out.  (p-s:23-13)

Atlanta beat Miami 6-1 in game two of doubleheader

David Peralta (former Johnson City-Arizona) started in left field and batted leadoff.  1-for-4 with one two-out RBI and one strikeout.
Daniel Descalso (former St. Louis-Arizona) started as designated hitter and batted seventh.  0-for-3 with one run, one walk, and two strikeouts.
Jon Jay (former St. Louis-Arizona) entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted ninth.  0-for-1 at the plate.

Texas beat Arizona 5-3

Matt Adams (former St. Louis-Washington) entered late in the game at first base and batted sixth.  0-for-1 at the plate.
Greg Holland (former St. Louis-Washington) entered in the eighth and pitched to three batters.  He allowed one hit and no runs.  (p-s:6-5)(g/f:1-0)

St. Louis beat Washington 7-6

Randal Grichuk (former St. Louis-Toronto) started in right field and batted fourth.  1-for-4 with two strikeouts and one caught stealing.
Aledmys Diaz (former St. Louis-Toronto) started at shortstop and batted seventh.  0-for-3 with one strikeout.

Kansas City beat Toronto 3-1

Marco Gonzales (former St. Louis-Seattle) started and pitched five innings.  He allowed eight hits, four earned runs, three walks, and struck four out for the losing decision (12-8).  (p-s:97-57)(g/f:6-1)

Stephen Piscotty (former St. Louis-Oakland) started in right field and batted seventh.  0-for-4 with two strikeouts.

Oakland beat Seattle 7-6

Albert Pujols (former St. Louis-Anaheim) started at first base and batted fourth.  0-for-5 with one strikeout.

Anaheim beat San Diego 6-3 in 10 innings

Carlos Martinez Will Pitch Out Of Bullpen Rest Of Season; More Updates; Brett Cecil Back?; Extra Bases

Carlos Martinez will throw one more bullpen session in St. Louis before heading out on a rehab assignment, and when he is well enough to return, he will spend the rest of the season pitching out of the bullpen.

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