Saturday, May 25, 2019

Cedar Rapids Beat Peoria 9-8: Nolan Gorman Singles Twice., Doubles, & Drives In Two Runs; Brendam Donovan Singles, Doubles, Walks, & Knocks In Two Runs; Ivan Herrera Collects Three Singles & Two RBIs

Individual Highlights:
Brendan Donovan started at second base and batted leadoff.  2-for-4 with one double, two RBIs, three runs, one walk, one stolen base, and assisted in one double play.
Delvin Perez started at shortstop and batted second.  3-for-5 with one two-out RBI, two runs, one stolen base, and assisted in two double plays.
Nolan Gorman started at third base and batted third.  3-for-5 with one double and two RBIs (one w/two-outs).
Ivan Herrera started at catcher and batted fourth.  3-for-5 with two RBIs (one w/two-outs) and one strikeout.
Jhon Torres started in right field and batted eighth.  2-for-5 with one run, three strikeouts, and one outfield assist.
Wadye Ynfante started in centerfield and batted ninth.  1-for-4 with two runs and one stolen base.

Rough Outing:
Brady Whalen started as designated hitter and batted fifth.  0-for-5 at the plate.
Brandon Riley started in left fiedl and batted seventh.  0-for-5 with two strikeouts.
Alvaro Seijas started and pitched five innings.  He allowed eight hits, six earned runs, one home run,k one walk, hit two batters, struck one out, and assisted in one double play.  (p-s:82-45)(g/f:6-3)
Freddy Pacheco entered in the sixth and pitched 1.2 innings.  He allowed two hits, one earned run, two walks, and struck two out for the blown save (3).  (p-s:37-22)(g/f:1-1)
Evan Sisk entered in the eighth and pitched 1.2 innings.  He allowed three hits, two earned runs, one home run, and struck three out for the losing decision (1-3).  (p-s:24-18)Z(g/f:0-1)(ir-s:2-0)

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Peoria Official Twitter

San Antonio Beat Memphis 4-0: Chris Ellis Strikes Out Three Over Two Scoreless Innings; Tommy Edman & Drew Robinson Each Single & Walk

Individual Highlights:
Tommy Edman started at second base and batted leadoff.  1-for-4 with one walk, two strikeouts,. and assisted in one double play.
Rangel Ravelo started at first base and batted second.  0-for-3 with one hit by pitch, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.
Tyler O'Neill started in left field and batted third.  1-for-3 with one walk.
Andrew Knizner started at catcher and battred fourth.  0-for-3 with one walk and one strikeout.
Drew Robinson started in centerfield and batted sixth.  1-for-3 with one walk, one stolen base, and two strikeouts.
Edmundo Sosa started at shortstop and batted seventh.  1-for-4 and assisted in one double play.
Max Schrock started at third base and batted eighth.  0-for-3 with one walk, two stolen bases, and one strikeout.
Chris Ellis entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck three out.  (p-s:30-21(g/f:1-0)

Rough Outing:
Rest Of The Team

Boxscore
Memphis Official Site Post Game

Cardinals Beat Braves 6-3: Jedd Gyorko Hits A Three-Run Homer; Matt Carpenter Three Singles & Two RBIs; Paul Goldschmidt Collects Three Singles & One RBI

Individual Highlights:
Paul Goldschmidt started at first base and batted second.  3-for-4 with one two-out RBI, one run, and assisted in three double plays.
Matt Carpenter started at third base and batted fifth.  3-for-4 with two RBIs (one w/two-outs) and one run.
Jedd Gyorko started entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted sixth.  1-for-1 with one home run, three RBIs, and one run.
Dakota Hudson started and pitched 6.1 innings.  He allowed five hits, two earned runs, two walks (one intentional), and struck two out.  0-for-2 with two strikeouts.  (p-s:74-43)(g/f:11-1)
Andrew Miller entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and one walk for the winning decision (2-2).  (p-s:15-8)(g/f:1-0)
Jordan Hicks entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs for the save (10).  (p-s:12-6)(g/f:2-1)

Rough Outing:
Dexter Fowler started in centerfield and moved to right, batting leadiff.  0-for-3 with two strikeouts.
Jose Martinez started in right field and batted sixth.  0-for-2 with one walk and grounded into one double play.
Kolten Wong started at second base and batted eighth.  0-for-4 with two strikeouts and assisted in two double plays.
Carlos Martinez entered in the seventh and pitched to five batters.  He allowed two hits, one earned run, one walk for the blown save (1).  (p-s:19-12)(g/f:2-0)(ir-s:1-1)

Boxscore
St. Louis Official Site Post Game

Video: Jedd Gyorko Hits A Three-Run Homer 5-25-19

Springfield Beat Arkansas 1-0: Jacob Patterson Strikes Out Four & Holds One Inherited Runner On Base Over Three & A Third Scoreless Innings For The Win; Roel Ramirez Strikes Out Three Over Two & Two-Thirds Scoreless Innings; Ronnie Williams Strikes Out One Over Two Hitless/Scoreless Innings For The Hold

Individual Highlights:
Dylan Carlson started in left field and batted second.,  3-for-4 with one run, two stolen bases, and one outfield assist.
Evan Mendoza started at first base and batted third.  0-for-3 with one walk and one strikeout.
Randy Arozarena started in centerfield and batted fifth.  0-for-4 with one stolen base and one strikeout.
Roel Ramirez started and pitched 2.2 innings.  He allowed three hits, no runs, one walk, and struck three out.  (p-s:49-33)(g/f:2-0)
Jacob Patterson entered in the third and pitched 3.1 innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck four out for the winning decision (4-2).  (p-s:42-29)(g/f:2-3)(ir-s:1-0)
Ronnie Wiliams entered in the seventh and pitched two innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out for the hold (2).  (p-s:18-12)(g/f:1-4)
Merandy Gonzalez entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck one out for the save (3).  (p-s:9-7)(g/f:2-0)

Rough Outing:
Rest Of The Team

Boxscore
Springfield Official Site Post Game

Palm Beach Beat Charlotte 2-1: Luken Baker Hits A Solo Home Run; Scott Hurst Singles, Doubles, & Drives In One Run; Edgar Gonzalez Strikes Out Sewven & Allows One Run over Six & Two-Thirds Innings For The Win

Individual Highlights:
Scott Hurst started in centertfield and batted third.  2-for-4 with one double, one RBI, and grounded into one double play.
Luken Baker started at first base and batted sixth.  1-for-4 with one home run, one two-out RBI, one run, three strikeouts, and assisted in one double play.
Lars Nootbaar started in left field and batted seventh.  2-for-3 at the plate.
Edgar Gonzalez started and pitched 6.2 innings.  He allowed six hits, one earned run, two walks, and struck seven out for the winning decision (4-6).  (p-s:89-57)(g/f:4-3)
Ben Yokley entered in the seventh and pitched to three batters.  He allowed no hits or runs, one walk, and struck one out for the hold (2).  (p-s:12-8)(g/f:1-0)(ir-s:1-0)
Mitchell Osnowitz entered in the eighth and pitched 1.2 innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck two out for the save (1).  (p-s:20-14)(g/f:1-2)(ir-s:1-0)

Rough Outing:
Yariel Gonzalez started at third base and batted fifth.  0-for-4 with one strikeout.
Nick Dunn started at second base and batted eighth.  0-for-3 with two strikeouts and grounded into one double play.
Jose Martinez started at shortstop and batted ninth.  0-for-3 and assisted in one double play.

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Video: Matt Carpenter Drives In His 501st Career RBI 5-25-19

Youth Compete In Cardinals' Pitch, Hit, & Run

The Cardinals, in conjunction with Major League Baseball, hosted their annual Pitch, Hit and Run event at Busch Stadium on Saturday morning. The one-day event gives boys and girls ages 7-14 the opportunity to advance from local competitions all the way to the National Finals, which are held during MLB All-Star week.

St. Louis Official Site

Memphis Starting Lineup 5-25-19: Anthony Shew Was Activated From The Injured List

Peoria Starting Lineup 5-25-19

Cardinals Starting Lineup 5-25-19

Vladimir Banos Requests Not To Pitch In Cuban National Series

The skilful skipper Vladimir Baรฑos officially asked the Official Commission of Pinar del Rรญo to release the team for the next National Series.  (Translated)

Pelota Cubana Blog

Athletics Purchased The Contract of Wei-Chung Wang From Triple-A Las Vegas

Oakland PR Official Twitter

Phillies Placed Pat Neshek On The Ten-Day Injury List & Transferred David Robertson From Ten-Day To 60-Day Injured List

Philadelphia Official Twitter

It's Time To Address The Elephant In The Room: Paul Goldschmidt

Paul Goldschmidt has been regarded as one of baseball’s premier players. This season, however, the numbers tell a different story.

Call To The Pen

Michael Wacha Sent To Bullpen; Daniel Ponce De Leon Or Jake Woodford Likely To Make A Start; Mike Shildt: I'm Not A Knee-Jerk Guy; Alex Reyes Takes First Big Step Back; Ryan Helsley Goes, Lane Thomas Stays

Mike Shildt’s “A” lineup scored 10 runs in the Cardinals’ previous game on Wednesday night. And then he changed that lineup

Post-Dispatch

Upon Further Review, Cardinals Benefitted From Umpire's Call

The Cardinals were involved in the first unofficial use of video replay to review an umpire’s call and it resulted in a favorable ruling for them.

RetroSimba

Former Cardinals Playing In KBO 5-25-19: Jamie Romak Hits A Two-Run Then Three-Run Homer

Jamie Romak (former Memphis-SK) started at first base and batted fourth.  2-for-5 with two home runs, five RBIs, two runs, and one strikeout.

NC beat SK 10-7

Former Cardinals Playing In MLB 5-24-19: David Freese Singles, Walks, & Hits A Grand Slam; Ildemaro Vargas Collects Four Singles, One Home Run, & Two RBIs; Stephen Piscotty Singles Twice & Hits A Solo Home Run

Jason Heyward (former St. Louis-Chicago-N) started in right field and batted fifth.  1-for-4 with one strikeout and one caught stealing.
Daniel Descalso (former St. Louis-Chicago-N) started at second base and batted seventh.  1-for-3 with one strikeout.
Steve Cishek (former St. Louis-Chicago-N) entered in the ninth and pitched to three batters.  He allowed one hit, two earned runs, one home run, one walk, hit one batter for the blown save (2) and losing decision (1-2).  (p-s:13-6)

Cincinnati beat Chicago-N 6-5

Matt Adams (former St. Louis-Washington) started at first base and batted fifth.  2-for-5 with one home run, one RBI, one run, grounded into one double play, and assisted in one double play.
Kyle Barraclough (former Springfield-Washington) entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed two hits, no runs, and struck two out for the winning decision (1-1).  (p-s:18-12)(ir-s:1-1)

Washington beat Miami 12-10

David Freese (former St. Louis-Los Angeles) started at first base and batted sixth.  2-for-4 with one home run, four RBIs, two runs, one walk, and one strikeout.

Los Angeles beat Pittsburgh 10-2

Greg Garcia (former St. Louis-San Diego) started at third base and batted leadoff.  1-for-4 with one home run, one RBI, one run, and two strikeouts.

Randal Grichuk (former St. Louis-Toronto) started in centerfield and batted fifth.  0-for-3 with one run, one walk, and one strikeout.

San Diego beat Toronto 6-3

Tommy Pham (former St. Louis-Tampa Bay) started in left field and batted second.  1-for-5 with one double and two strikeouts.

Cleveland beat Tampa Bay 3-1

Charlie Tilson (former Memphis-Chicago-A) started in centerfield and batted leadoff.  1-for-3 with one run and two hit by pitches.

Minnesota beat Chicago-A 11-4

Aledmys Diaz (former St. Louis-Houston) started at second base and batted fifth.  1-for-3 with one run, one walk, two strikeouts, and assisted in one double play.

Houston beat Boston 4-3

Mark Reynolds (former St. Louis-Colorado) entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted ninth.  0-for-1 at the plate.

Colorado beat Baltimore 8-6

Albert Pujols (former St. Louis-Anaheim) started at first base and batted fourth.  0-for-3 with one walk and one strikeout.

Texas beat Anaheim 4-3

Stephen Piscotty (former St. Louis-Oakland) started in right field and batted fourth.  3-for-4 with one home run, one RBI, two runs, and one stolen base.

Oakland beat Seattle 6-2

Ildemaro Vargas (former Springfield-Arizona) started at second base and batted second.  5-for-6 with one home run, two RBIs (one w/two-outs), three runs, and one strikeout.
Carson Kelly (former St. Louis-Arizona) started at catcher and batted seventh.  1-for-5 with two runs, one walk, and one strikeout.

Arizona beat San Francisco 18-2

Former Cardinals Playing In The Mexican League 5-24-19: Niko Vasquez Singles, Doubles, & Drives In One Run; Francisco Rivera & Rainel Rosario Each Single & Knocks In One Run; Cedric Hunter Doubles & Walks Three Times



Cedric Hunter (former Memphis-Leon) started in right field and batted sixth.  1-for-3 with one double, three runs, and three walks.

Richy Pedroza (former Peoria-Aguascalientes) started at shortstop and batted second.  2-for-4 with one run, two walks, and one fielding error.

Leon beat Aguascalientes 15-11

Kevin Medrano (former 2011 draft selection-Mexico) entered late in the game as a pinch runner.

Francisco Rivera (former Palm Beach-Laguna) started at first base and batted fourth.  1-for-4 with one RBI and assisted in one double play.

Laguna beat Mexico 7-5

Iker Franco (former Springfield-Oaxaca) started at catcher and batted seventh.  0-for-4 with one run, one walk, two strikeouts, assisted in one double play, and threw out one base runner.
Pedro Rodriguez (former MiLB signing-Oaxaca) entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed three hits, one earned run, and struck two out for the save (3).  (p-s:23-14)

Rainel Rosario (former Springfield-Saltillo) started in right field and batted fourth.  1-for-5 with one two-out RBI and one outfield assist.

Oaxaca beat Saltillo 11-8

Alex Mejia (former Memphis-Monclova) started at shortstop and batted ninth.  0-for-4 with two strikeouts.

Monclova beat Campeche 4-2

Niko Vasquez (former Springfield-Tijuana) started at shortstop and batted eighth.  2-for-5 with one double, one two-out RBI, one run, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.

Tijuana beat Yucatan 10-5

Juan Soto & Matt Adams' Back-To-Back Home Runs Historic

Juan Soto and Matt Adams led the Nationals to a much-needed comeback win over the Marlins on Friday -- and they did so by setting some homer history.

Washington Official Site

Former Cardinals Playing In Puerto Rican Double-A League 5-24-19: Juan Diaz Singles Twice & Drives In One Run



Juan Diaz (former Palm Beach-Cidra) 2-for-4 with one RBI and one run.

Cidra beat Aibonito 6-4

Friday, May 24, 2019

Former Cardinals Draft Selections Playing in College 5-24-19: Saul Garza Singles, Doubles, & Drives In One Run

Kep Brown (former 2105 draft selection-UNC Wilmington) started in right field and batted fourth.  0-for-3 with one run, one walk, and one strikeout.

UNC Wilmington beat William & Mary 5-1

Saul Garza (former 2017 draft selection-LSU) started at catcher and batted eighth.  2-for-4 with one double, one RBI, one run, and one strikeout.

LSU beat Mississippi St 12-2

Jaden Hill (former 2018 draft selection-LSU) is not available this weekend: Cody Worsham Twitter

Jeremy Ydens (former 2016 draft selection-UCLA) started in right field and batted seventh.  0-for-3 with one run, one walk, and two strikeouts.

UCLA beat Oregon 6-5

Video: Paul Goldschmidt On The Cardinals' Rough Stretch "It'll Get Better" 5-24-19

Pat Neshek Dealing With Sore Shoulder

Jim Salisbury Twitter

Video: Miles Mikolas After Cardinals Lose To Braves 5-24-19

Video: Mike Shildt Postgame Press Conference 5-24-19

Braves Beat Cardinals 5-2: Matt Carpenter Singles & Hits A Solo Home Run; Harrison Bader Singles, Triples, & Drives In One Run; Miles Mikolas Strikes Out Nine & Allows Three Runs Over Seven Innings

Individual Highlights:
Dexter Fowler started in right field and batted leadoff.  0-for-3 with one hit by pitch and three strikeouts.
Paul Goldschmidt started at first base and batted second.  2-for-4 with one strikeout and assisted in two double plays.
Matt Carpenter started at third base and batted fourth.  2-for-4 with one home run, one RBI, one run, and one strikeout.
Yadier Molina started at catcher and batted fifth.  1-for-4 with one strikeout.
Kolten Wong started at second base and batted sixth.  0-for-4 with one run, one strikeout, and assisted in two double plays.
Harrison Bader started in centerfield and batted seventh.  2-for-4 with one triple, one RBI, and two strikeouts.
Miles Mikolas started and pitched seven innings.  He allowed seven hits, three earned runs, two home runs, and struck nine out for the losing decision (4-5).  0-for-1 with one sacrifice.  (p-s:104-69)(g/f:5-4)
Tyler Webb entered in the eighth and pitched to one batter.  He allowed no hits or runs.  (p-s:1-1)(g/f:1-0)(ir-s:1-0)
John Brebbia entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed two hits, no runs, and struck two out.  (p-s:22-16)

Rough Outing:
Rest Of The Team

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

Video: Matt Carpenter Hits A Solo Home Run 5-24-19

Nashville Beat Memphis 10-6: Rangel Ravelo Hits A Two-Run Homer; Max Schrock Doubles & Drives In Two Runs; Chris Beck Strikes Out One & Holds One Inherited Runner On Base Over One & Two-Thirds Hitless/Scoreless Innings

Individual Highlights:
Tommy Edman started at second base and batted leadoff.  0-for-3 with one RBI, one sac fly, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.
Rangel Ravelo started at first base and batted second.  1-for-4 with one home run, two two-out RBIs, one run, and two strikeouts.
Andrew Knizner started at catcher and batted fourth.  1-for-3 with one run, one walk, two strikeouts, assisted in one double play, and threw out one base runner.
Drew Robinson started in centerfield and batted sixth.  1-for-3 with one run, one walk, two strikeouts, and one outfield assist.
Ramon Urias started at third base and batted eighth.  0-for-3 with one RBI, one run, one walk, and two strikeouts.
Max Schrock started as designated hitter and batted ninth.  1-for-4 with one double, two RBIs, one run, and one strikeout.
Chris Beck entered in the seventh and pitched 1.2 innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out.  (p-s:15-12)(g/f:2-2)(ir-s:1-0)

Rough Outing:
Tyler O'Neill started in left field and batted third.  0-for-4 with one strikeout and one outfield assist.
Jake Woodford started and pitched five innings.  He allowed three hits, five earned runs, one home run, six walks, and struck five out.  (p-s:99-53)(g/f:4-4)
Ryan Meisinger entered in the sixth and pitched one inning.  He allowed two hits, one earned run, and struck two out for the blown save (1).  (p-s:14-10)
Chasen Shreve entered in the seventh and pitched to four batters.  He allowed two hits, four earned runs, and three walks for the losing decision (1-1).  (p-s:30-15)(g/f:1-0)

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Memphis Official Site Post Game

Arkansas Beat Springfield 3-1: Conner Capel Drives In One Run; Johan Mieses Doubles Twice; Dylan Carlson Singles Twice

Individual Highlights:
Dylan Carlson started in centerfield and batted second.  2-for-4 at the plate.
Johan Mieses started as designated hitter and batted fourth.  2-for-4 with two doubles and one run.
Conner Capel started in left field and batted sixth.  0-for-3 with one RBI and one strikeout.
Brian O'Keefe started at catcher and batted eighth.  0-for-2 with one walk.

Rough Outing:
Rest Of The Team

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Springfield Official Site Post Game

Peoria Beat Cedar Rapids 4-1: Franyel Casadilla Allows One Run Over Five Innings; Leandro Cedeno Singles, Doubles, Homers, & Drives In Two Runs; Sebastian Tabata Strikes Out Two Over One Scoreless Inning For The Save

Individual Highlights:
Delvin Perez started at shortstop and batted second.  1-for-3 with one RBI, one walk, one stolen base, and was picked off.
Brady Whalen started at first base and batted fifth.  1-for-4 with one double and one run.
Leandro Cedeno started in left field and batted sixth.  3-for-4 with one double, one home run, two RBIs, and two runs.
Malcom Nunez started as designated hitter and batted seventh.  1-for-3 with one walk and one strikeout.
Jhon Torres started in right field and batted eighth.  2-for-4 with one RBI, one run, and one strikeout.
Wadye Ynfante started in centerfield and batted ninth.  1-for-4 with one double, one strikeout, and grounded into one double play.
Franyel Casadilla started and pitched five innings.  He allowed three hits, one earned run, one walk, and hit one batter.  (p-s:72-48)(g/f:5-6)
Fabian Blanco entered in the sixth and pitched two innings.  He allowed one hit, no hits, and struck one out for the winning decision (2-1).  (p-s:32-19)(g/f:3-0)
Sebastian Tabata entered in the eighth and pitched two innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck two out for the save (3).  (p-s:23-16)(g/f:0-3)

Rough Outing:
Brendan Donovan started at second base and batted leadoff.  0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
Nolan Gorman started at third base and batted third.  0-for-4 with three strikeouts.
Ivan Herrera started at catcher and batted fourth.  0-for-4 with one ground into double play.

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Peoria Official Site Post Game
Peoria Journal Star Post Game

Christian Yelich First In Majors To 20 Home Runs In 2019

Christian Yelich chugged one night, and he slugged the next.

Milwaukee Official Site

Video: Jose Martinez Shows Off Marcell Ozuna's Bobblehead In Dugout 5-24-19

Video: Harrison Bader With A RBI-Triple 5-24-19

Charlotte Beat Palm Beach 2-0: Alex Fagalde Strikes Out Three & Allows Two Runs Over Seven Innings; Rayder Ascanio Doubles; Yariel Gonzalez Singles & Walks

Individual Highlights:
Rayder Ascanio started at second base and batted second.  1-for-4 with one double and assisted in one double play.
Scott Hurst started in centerfield and batted third.  0-for-3 with one walk and one strikeout.
Yariel Gonzalez started at third base and batted fifth.  1-for-2 with one walk and assisted in one double play.
Lars Nootbaar started in left field and batted seventh.  1-for-3 with one ground into double play.
Nick Dunn started as designated hitter and batted eighth.  1-for-3 with one strikeout.
Alex Fagalde started and pitched seven innings.  He allowed four hits, two earned runs, one home run, two walks, and struck three out for the losing decision (5-3).  (p-s:82-50)(g/f:6-3)
Eli Kraus entered in the eighth and pitched to one batter.  He allowed no hits or runs.  (p-s:6-3)(g/f:1-0)(ir-s:1-0)

Rough Outing:
Rest Of The Team

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Rangel Ravelo Hits A Homer To Extend Hitting Streak To 19 Games, One Shy Of Franchise Record Set By Adam Kennedy

Memphis Official Twitter

Videos: John Mozeliak On Michael Wacha & Alex Reyes 5-24-19


Matt Carpenter Moves To Fifth

The names remain the same, but their place in the lineup has changed as Dexter Fowler will be leading off for the St. Louis Cardinals tonight and Matt Carpenter will bat fifth.

STL Sports Page

Video: Yadier Molina Hosts Flavors Of Puerto Rico Fundraiser 5-23-19

Videos: Mike Shildt On Lineup Shuffle & Michael Wacha 5-24-19


Memphis Starting Lineup 5-24-19

Alfredo Despaigne Passes 400 Career Home Runs

The Antillean slugger Alfredo Despaigne with his two homers in the day yesterday reached 400 in his distinguished history.  (Translated)

Pelota Cubana Blog

Michael Wacha Sent To The Bullpen; Alex Reyes Will Make Another Start For A-Advanced Palm Beach; Worth Noting

Rob Rains Twitter

Rob Rains Twitter

Two days after Cardinals manager Mike Shildt acknowledged the need to consider changes for a team stuck in a month-long rut, he made some.
St. Louis Official Site

Besides making a change at their lead-off spot, the St. Louis Cardinals have also adjusted their starting rotation.
STL Baseball Weekly

Peoria Starting Lineup 5-24-19

Triple-A Memphis Placed Hunter Cervenka On The Seven-Day Injured List

MiLB Official Site

Diamondbacks Placed David Peralta On The Ten-Day Injured List

Arizona Official Twitter

Mets Signed Matt Kemp To Minors Deal

Ken Rosenthal Twitter

Athletics Placed Khris Davis On The Ten-Day Injured List

Oakland PR Official Twitter

Hector Olivera Wants To Return To The Cuban Baseball League

Few know it, only a small group of close friends, but the once-stellar second baseman of the Santiago de Cuba team and the national team Hรฉctor Olivera would be on the island with the intention of playing in the upcoming National Baseball Series , which will begin in August.  (Translated)

Diario de Cuba

Cardinals Starting Lineup 5-24-19

Trouble In St. Louis? Five Problems With The Cardinals

A lot can happen in baseball in three weeks.

KSDK

Blue Jays Recalled Lourdes Gurriel, Jr From Triple-A Buffalo

Toronto Official Twitter

Dodgers Placed Joe Kelly On The Bereavement List

Los Angeles Official Twitter

Audio: Mike Shildt "Based On Where He's Been & Where He Is, & What We Know, It's Probably Best That Carlos Martinez Stay In The Bullpen For Now"

Mets Signed Ervin Santana To Minors Deal

New York-N Official Twitter

Memphis Homestand Highlights May 25 - June 2, 2019

The Memphis Redbirds return to AutoZone Park tomorrow for 10 games in nine days through Sunday, June 2, welcoming the San Antonio Missions (Brewers) and Oklahoma City Dodgers (Dodgers) to Downtown Memphis.

Memphis Official Site

The Cardinals Need To Trade For Jacob DeGrom Or Noah Syndergaard

I can speculate why the St. Louis Cardinals fell from the best record in the National League to ninth place in the National League during the past three weeks.

Cheap Seats

The Team-By-Team Draft Cost Of Signined Dallas Keuchel Or Craig Kimbrel

We don’t know exactly why Dallas Keuchel and Craig Kimbrel didn’t sign with teams during the winter and early spring like the other prominent free agents did. It’s possible that early posturing around large contract demands pushed some teams away and caused them to explore other options.

Fangraphs

Memphis Players Listed On 2019 Triple-A All-Star Game Ballot

The baseball season thus far has been highlighted by a slew of high-profile promotions like Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Mike Soroka. But there are still loads of top talent at the Minors' highest level.

MiLB Official Site

Former Cardinals Playing In CPBL 5-24-19: Nick Additon Strikes Out Five & Allows Two Runs Over Six Innings



Nick Additon (former Memphis-Chinatrust) started and pitched six innings.  He allowed five hits, two earned runs, one walk, and struck five out.

Chinatrust beat 7-Eleven 5-2

Cubs Optioned Rowan Wick To Triple-A Iowa

Chicago-N Official Twitter

Reds Recalled Matthew Bowman From Triple-A Louisville

Cincinnati Official Twitter

Pirates Assigned Corey Dickerson To Triple-A Indianapolis To Begin Rehab Assignment

Bill Brink Twitter

Former Cardinals Playing In KBO 5-24-19: Jamie Romak Singles, Walks, & Hits A Solo Home Run



Jamie Romak
(former Memphis-SK) started at first base and batted fourth.  2-for-3 with one home run, one RBI, one run, and one walk.

Bryan Dobzanski, Angel Rondon, Julio Rodriguez & Justin Toerner Named To 2019 Florida State League South All-Star Team

Twins top prospect Royce Lewis and Reds No. 4 prospect Jonathan India headline the list of players headed to Jupiter this summer for the 2019 Florida State League All-Star Game.

MiLB Official Site

Kim Kwang-Hyun Has Only Got Four Special Passes Left

It’s been two years since SK Wyverns pitcher Kim Kwang-hyun returned to the mound after undergoing surgery, but the coaches still seem to be worried about his elbow.

Korea Joongang Daily

As Cardinals Evaluate Rotation, Alex Reyes Blazes Into View With Powerful Start With Palm Beach

The rethinking and reclaiming of Alex Reyes’ role with the big-league Cardinals began, in earnest, with a 99-mph fastball Thursday night on the Gulf Coast of Florida.

Birdland

You'll Get Free Cardinals Tickets For Donating To The Team's Food Drive This Weekend

The St. Louis Cardinals are teaming up with Missouri Farm Bureau Insurance and Feeding Missouri to host the Home Run Against Hunger Food Drive before the Cardinals take on the Atlanta Braves this Sunday.

KMOX

Video: Erica Weston & Jim Edmonds Preview Cardinals-Braves Game 5-24-19

The Curious Case Of Michael Wacha: Why The Cardinals Haven't Extended The Former Phenom

Why haven't the St. Louis Cardinals ever extended Michael Wacha?

KSDK

Former Cardinals Playing In The Mexican League 5-23-19: Fernando Salas Strikes Out Four Over Two Scoreless Innings; Niko Vasquez Singles, Walks, & Drives In Two Runs; Cedric Hunter Singles & Knocks In One Run



Richy Pedroza (former Peoria-Aguascalientes) started at shortstop and batted second.  0-for-3 with one walk.

Puebla beat Aguascalientes 9-2

Pedro Rodriguez (former MiLB signing-Oaxaca) entered in the eighth and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed four hits, three earned runs, and one walk.  (p-s:45-23)(g/f:1-3)

Francisco Rivera (former Palm Beach-Laguna) started as designated hitter and batted fifth.  0-for-3 with one RBI, one sac fly, and two strikeouts.

Oaxaca beat Laguna 8-3

Kevin Medrano (former 2011 draft selection-Mexico) entered late in the game in left field.

Rainel Rosario (former Springfield-Saltillo) started in right field and batted fourth.  1-for-4 with one strikeout.

Mexico beat Saltillo 4-1

Cedric Hunter (former Memphis-Leon) started as designated hitter and batted sixth.  1-for-6 with one RBI and one strikeout.

Leon beat Durango 14-8

Niko Vasquez (former Springfield-Tijuana) started at third base and moved to shortstop, batting eighth.  1-for-2 with two RBIs, two runs, one walk, and one sac fly.

Tijuana beat Quintana Roo 10-4

Alex Mejia (former St. Louis-Monclova) started at shortstop and batted ninth.  3-for-5 with one two-out RBI, one stolen base, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.
Fernando Salas (former St. Louis-Monclova) entered in the eighth and pitched two innings.  He allowed two hits, no runs, and struck four out.  (p-s:33-22)(g/f:2-0)

Tabasco beat Monclova 4-3 in 11 innings

Former Cardinals Draft Selections Playing In College 5-23-19: Kep Brown & Saul Garza Each Single Twice

Kep Brown (former 2015 draft selection-UNC Wilmington) started in right field and batted third.  2-for-5 with one run and one strikeout.

UNC Wilmington beat Elon 8-3

Cade Cabbiness (former 2016 draft selection-Oklahoma St) started in right field and batted ninth.  0-for-4 with four strikeouts.

Oklahoma St beat Baylor 5-0

Saul Garza (former 2017 draft selection-LSU) started at catcher and batted seventh.  2-for-4 with one strikeout.

LSU beat Auburn 4-3

Jeremy Ydens (former 2016 draft selection-UCLA) started in right field and batted sixth.  0-for-3 with one run, one walk, and one strikeout.

UCLA beat Oregon 4-2

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Cardinals Prioritizing Patience Over Action Despite Struggles

Give the Cardinals credit.

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Former Cardinals Playing In MLB 5-23-19: Tommy Pham Singles Twice, Homers, & Drives In Two Runs; Albert Pujols Doubles, Walks, & Knocks In One Run; Donovan Solano Collects One Walk & One RBI

Matt Adams (former St. Louis-Washington) entered late in the game at first base and batted fourth.  0-for-1 with one strikeout.

New York-N beat Washington 6-4

Mark Reynolds (former St. Louis-Colorado) entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted ninth.  0-for-1 at the plate.

Pittsburgh beat Colorado 14-6

Luke Voit (former St. Louis-New York-A) started as designated hitter and batted third.  2-for-5 with one double, one RBI, two runs, and grounded into one double play.

New York-A beat Baltimore 6-5

Sam Gaviglio (former Springfield-Toronto) entered in the fifth and pitched two innings.  He allowed four hits, two earned runs, and struck one out for the losing decision (3-1).  (p-s:36-23)(g/f:2-1)

Boston beat Toronto 8-2

Pat Neshek (former St. Louis-Philadelphia) entered in the seventh and pitched to five batters.  He allowed three hits, three earned runs, two home runs, and struck two out.  (p-s:19-14)

Jason Heyward (former St. Louis-Chicago-N) started in right field and moved to center, batting fifth.  0-for-1 with four walks, one strikeout, and was picked off.
Daniel Descalso (former St. Louis-Chicago-N) started at second base and batted seventh.  0-for-2 at the plate.
Rowan Wick (former Memphis-Chicago-N) entered in the fifth and pitched one inning.  He allowed two hits, one earned run, and struck one out.  (p-s:26-17)(g/f:1-1)

Philadelphia beat Chicago-N 9-7

Donovan Solano (former Memphis-San Francisco) started at shortstop and batted eighth.  0-for-4 with one RBI, one walk, one sac fly, and assisted in one double play.

Atlanta beat San Francisco 5-4 in 13 innings

Albert Pujols (former St. Louis-Anaheim) started at first base and batted third.  1-for-3 with one double, one RBI, and one walk.

Minnesota beat Anaheim 16-7

Tommy Pham (former St. Louis-Tampa Bay) started in left field and batted second.  3-for-4 with one home run, two RBIs (one w/two-outs), one run, and one hit by pitch.

Oscar Mercado (former Memphis-Cleveland) started in left field and batted ninth.  1-for-2 at the plate.

Tampa Bay beat Cleveland 7-2

Charlie Tilson (former Memphis-Chicago-A) started in right field and batted ninth.  1-for-3 with one run, one walk, and one strikeout.

Aledmys Diaz (former St. Louis-Houston) started at first base and batted sixth.  0-for-3 with one strikeout.

Chicago-A beat Houston 4-0

Arkansas Beat Springfield 4-1: Angel Rondon Strikes Out Nine & Allows One Run Over Six Innings; Conner Capel Singles & Drives In One Run; Hector Mendoza Pitched One Scoreless Inning

Individual Highlights:
Evan Mendoza started at first base and batted fifth.  1-for-3 with one run and one strikeout.
Conner Capel started in left field and batted seventh.  1-for-3 with one two-out RBI and one outfield assist.
Jose Godoy started at catcher and batted eighth.  1-for-3 with one strikeout.
Angel Rondon started and pitched six innings.  He allowed five hits, one earned run, one home run, one walk, threw one wild pitch, and sturck nine out.  (p-s:103-64)(g/f:3-0)
Hector Mendoza entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit and no runs.  (p-s:13-9)(g/f:2-0)

Rough Outing:
Rest Of The Team

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Springfield Official Site Post Game

A Season Of Life: Ben Johnson Here For More Than Baseball

The father has set up several rows behind home plate at AutoZone Park. The better to see the balls and strikes, to be dialed in on every pitch.

Daily Memphis

Nashville Beat Memphis 8-5: Drew Robinson Singles, Doubles, Homers, & Drives In Two Runs; Tommy Edman Singles & Hits A Solo Home Run; Jose Adolis Garcia Collects One Double & One RBI

Individual Highlights:
Tommy Edman started at second base and batted leadoff.  2-for-5 with one home run, one RBI, one run, and assisted in three double plays.
Drew Robinson started in centerfield and batted second.  3-for-5 with one double, one home run, two RBIs, and two runs.
Andrew Knizner started at catcher and batted third.  1-for-5 with one RBI and one strikeout.
Rangel Ravelo started in left field and moved to first base, batting fifth.  1-for-3 with one double, one run, one hit by pitch, and one strikeout.
Jose Adolis Garcia started in right field and batted sixth.  1-for-4 with one double, one RBI, and one strikeout.
John Nogowski started at first base and batted seventh.  1-for-3 with one double, one walk, and assisted in three double plays.
Dominic Leone entered in the sixth and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and three walks.  (p-s:32-16)(g/f:1-1)(ir-s:1-0)
Tommy Layne entered in the eighth and pitched to one batter.  He allowed no hits or runs.  (p-s:1-1)(g/f:1-0)(ir-s:1-0)

Rough Outing:
Ramon Urias started at third base and batted eighth.  0-for-4 with one strikeout.
Evan Kruczynski started and pitched 5.2 innings.  He allowed six hits, four earned runs, one home run, one walk, threw one wild pitch, one balk, and struck three out.  (p-s:92-55)(g/f:6-6)
Jesus Cruz entered in the eighth and pitched to seven batters.  He allowed two hits, four earned runs, one home run, two walks, hit one batter, and struck one out for the losing decision (1-5).  (p-s:22-10)(g/f:0-1)

Former Cardinals:
Patrick Wisdom started at third base and batted fourth.  1-for-4 at the plate.
Seth Maness started and pitched six innings.  He allowed eight hits, four earned runs, one home run, one walk, and struck three out.  (p-s:89-62)(g/f:4-4)
David Carpenter entered in the nineth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, one earned run, one home run, and struck two out.  (p-s:16-11)(g/f:0-1)

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Memphis Official Site Post Game

Kolten Wong Learned To Make Second Base His Home With Cardinals

KMOX

Palm Beach Beat Charlotte 5-4 In 10 Innings; Alex Reyes Strikes Out Six & Allows One Run Over Five Innings; Nick Dunn Singles Twice, Doubles, & Drives In Two Runs; Julio Rodriguez Hits A Solo Home Run

Individual Highlights:
Justin Toerner started in right field and batted leadoff.  1-for-5 with one RBI, one walk, and two strikeouts.
Scott Hurst started in centerfield and batted third.  1-for-5 with one two-out RBI and one strikeout.
Julio Rodriguez started at catcher and batted fourth.  1-for-5 with one home run, one RBI, and two runs.
Luken Baker started as designated hitter and batted fifth.  3-for-5 with one run.
Lars Nootbaar started in left field and batted sixth.  2-for-5 with one strikeout.
Yariel Gonzalez started at third base and batted seventh.  2-for-4 with one run and one walk.
Nick Dunn started at second base and batted eighth.  3-for-5 with one double, two RBIs, and one run.
Alex Reyes started and pitched five innings.  He allowed two hits, one earned run, two walks, and struck six out.  (p-s:70-40)(g/f:7-1)

Rough Outing:
Zach Kirtley started at first base and batted second.  0-for-4 with one walk, three strikeouts, and grounded into one double play.
Zach Prendergast entered in the seventh and pitched two innings.  He allowed one hit, one earned run, and struck four out for the hold (4).  (p-s:24-20)(g/f:1-1)
Ramon Santos entered in the ninth and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed one hit, two earned runs, one walk, and struck one out for the hold (3).  (p-s:20-11)(g/f:2-1)
Bryan Dobzanski entered in the ninth and pitched 1.2 innings.  He allowed two hits, no runs, and struck two out for the blown save (1) and winning decision (1-0).  (p-s:34-21)(g/f:3-0)(ir-s:2-2)

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Oscar Mercado Left Thursday's Game With Right Hip Contusion

Mandy Bell Twitter

Jon Jay Is Playing In Extended Spring Training

Daryl Van Schouwen Twitter

Memphis Starting Lineup 5-23-19

Corey Kluber Has Cast Removed After X-Rays Results

Just three weeks after fracturing the ulna bone in his right forearm, Corey Kluber had his cast removed on Thursday.

Cleveland Official Site

Royals Assigned Drew Storen To Double-A NW Arkansas To Begin Rehab Assignment

Paul Boyd Twitter

Charlie Blackmon Exits With Right Calf Injury

Right fielder Charlie Blackmon, one of the National League’s most consistent hitters this season, left Thursday’s 14-6 loss to the Pirates after four innings with a right calf injury. It’s not clear if he’ll be available for Friday night’s game against the Orioles.

Colorado Official Site

Palm Beach Starting Lineup 5-23-19

Ian Kennedy, The Reliever, Is Interesting

When the Royals moved Ian Kennedy to the bullpen, it seemed to mark a rock-bottom moment for the right-hander’s value. Kennedy was owed a total of $33MM from 2019-20 after a two-year stretch in which he logged a 5.06 ERA and 5.17 FIP. He was being taken out of a rebuilding team’s rotation in favor of Homer Bailey, another veteran whose underperforming contract was being paid off by another team.

MLB Trade Rumors

Video: Chief Sheet 5-23-19

Brandon Riley: From Batboy To Ballplayer

What would you do if you had an opportunity to sit in a dugout with professional baseball players? For Brandon Riley, it was his friend who gave him the idea to volunteer as a batboy for his hometown Burlington Royals.

Chiefs Blog

Jason Isringhausen To Represent Cardinals At Draft

Eighteen former Major League All-Stars — including three Hall of Famers, two Most Valuable Players, two batting champions and two Cy Young Award winners — are among the baseball luminaries scheduled to represent the 30 clubs at Major League Baseball’s 2019 Draft, it was announced Thursday. Amateur players who will attend the 2019 Draft will be forthcoming.

MLB Official Site

Yoenis Cespedes Has Season-Ending Surgery

Joel Sherman Twitter

Memphis Set For Mid-South Heroes Weekend Presented By Ford

The Memphis Redbirds have once again partnered with Ford to honor firefighter, EMS, law enforcement, and military heroes this Memorial Day Weekend at AutoZone Park as part of Mid-South Heroes Weekend presented by Ford.

Memphis Official Site

Peoria Beat Wisconsin 6-5: Ivan Herrera Singles Twice, Doubles, & Drives In Two Runs; Nolan Gorman Singles Twice, Walks, & Knocks In Two Runs; Cole Aker Strikes Out Three Over Two Scoreless Innings For The Hold

Individual Highlights:
Brendan Donovan started at second base and batted leadoff.  1-for-4 with one run and one walk.
Delvin Perez started at shortstop and batted second.  1-for-5 with two runs and two strikeouts.
Nolan Gorman started as designated hitter and batted third.  2-for-3 with two RBIs (one w/two-outs), two runs, one walk, one hit by pitch, and one strikeout.
Ivan Herrera started at catcher and batted fourth.  3-for-5 with one double, two RBIs, one run, one passed ball, and allowed one stolen base.
Josh Shaw started at first base and batted fifth.  1-for-4 with one double, one RBI, one walk, and one strikeout.
Cole Aker entered in the sixth and pitched two innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, one walk, and struck three out for the hold (1).  (p-s:37-22)(g/f:4-0)

Rough Outing:
Brandon Riley started in left field and batted seventh.  0-for-4 with one strikeout and one fielding error.
Jhon Torres started in right field and batted eighth.  0-for-4 with three strikeouts.
Wadye Ynfante started in centerfield and batted ninth.  0-for-3 with one walk and one strikeout.

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Peoria Official Site Post Game
Peoria Journal Star Post Game

Bernie's Daily Redbird Review 5-23-19: Cardinals Lose More Ground, Must Fix Starting Rotation

Good morning/afternoon.

101 ESPN

Paul Goldschmidt Had No Reservations About Signing Contract Extension With Cardinals

Pretty much nothing seems to bother Paul Goldschmidt. By his own account, the St. Louis Cardinals' first baseman likes to keep things simple.

Forbes

Cardinals Optioned Ryan Helsley To Triple-A Memphis, Alex Reyes' Optioned Was Transferred From Memphis To A-Advanced Palm Beach, Double-A Springfield Placed Justin Williams On The Seven-Day Injured List

St. Louis Official Twitter

Peoria Starting Lineup 5-23-19

State College: Josiah Vera Night To Take Place On Opening Night

The State College Spikes will celebrate the enduring spirit of one of the most inspirational individuals the world of baseball has ever known on Saturday, June 15 with Josiah Viera Night at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park.

State College Official Site

Nippon Ham Expected To Call Up Kotaro Kiyomiya

NPB On Reddit Twitter

Former Cardinals Playing In KBO 5-22-19: Jamie Romak Walks



Jamie Romak (former Memphis-SK) started at first base and batted designated hitter and batted fourth.  0-for-3 with one walk and one strikeout.

LG beat SK 2-1

Former Cardinals Draft Selections Playing In College 5-22-19: Kep Brown Singles, Doubles, Walks Twice, Homers, & Drives In Two Runs; Adam Kerner Collects Three Singles; Saul Garza Singles Twice

Kep Brown (former 2015 draft selection-UNC Wilmington) started in right field and batted 3-for-4 with one double, one home run, two RBIs, two runs, and two walks.

UNC Wilmington beat Northeastern 8-6 in 11 innings

Cade Cabbiness (former 2016 draft selection-Oklahoma St) started in right field and batted ninth.  1-for-3 with one run and two strikeouts.

Oklahoma St beat TCU 5-2

Saul Garza (former 2017 draft selection-LSU) started at catcher and batted seventh.  2-for-5 with one run, one walk, and one strikeout.

Mississippi St beat LSU 6-5 in 17 innings

Adam Kerner (former 2017 draft selection-San Diego) started at catcher and batted second.  3-for-5 with one run and one stolen base.

San Diego beat California Baptist 5-4

Former Cardinals Playing In The Mexican League 5-22-19: Alex Mejia Singles, Doubles, & Drives In Two Runs; Cedric Hunter Singles Twice & Hits A Solo Home Run; Kevin Medrano Singles & Doubles

Richy Pedroza (former Peoria-Aguascalientes) started at shortstop and batted second.  0-for-4 with one run, one walk, and one stolen base.

Aguascalientes beat Puebla 7-2

Francisco Rivera (former Palm Beach-Laguna) starte as designated hitter and batted fifth.  0-for-2 with one run, two walks, and one strikeout.

Oaxaca beat Laguna 12-4

Kevin Medrano (former 2011 draft selection-Mexico) entered late in the game at shortstop and batted ninth.  2-for-2 with one double, one run, and assisted in one double play.

Rainel Rosario (former Springfield-Saltillo) started in right field and batted fourth.  1-for-4 with one run and one walk.

Saltillo beat Mexico 9-7

Cedric Hunter (former Memphis-Leon) started in right field and batted sixth.  3-for-6 with one home run, one RBI, one run, and one strikeout.

Leon beat Durango 18-9

Alex Mejia (former St. Louis-Monclova) started at shortstop and batted ninth.  2-for-3 with one double, two two-out RBIs, one run, and one strikeout.
Zach Phillips (former Memphis-Monclova) entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed two hits and no runs.  (p-s:16-9)(g/f:3-0)

Tabasco beat Monclova 11-10

Mike Shildt Says He Has To 'Lead Better'; Hard Contact, Little Reward; Luke Gregerson Granted Release; Mike Mayers Begins Throwing; Giovanny Gallegos Contiues To Shine; Lane Thomas Is 26th Man; Extra Bases

Cardinals manager Mike Shildt, after his team’s game was rained out Tuesday, said, “I spent a lot of time trying to take an inventory of where we are and where we need to go.”

Post-Dispatch Post Game