Friday, June 22, 2018

Phillies Signed Danny Espinoza To Minors Deal

Philadelphia Official Twitter

DSL: Cardinals Red Beat Phillies White 4-0: Martin Cordova Strikes Out Four Over Six Scoreless Innings For The Win; Luis Andujar Singles & Drives In Two Runs; Wilman Madera Strikes Out Two Over Three Scoreless Innings For The Save

Individual Highlights:
Elvin DeJesus started at second base and batted leadoff.  1-for-4 with one triple, one two-out RBI, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.
Luis Montano started in right field and batted fourth.  0-for-3 with one walk.
Adanson Cruz started in centerfield and batted fifth.  1-for-4 with one run, one stolen base, one strikeout, and grounded into one double play.
Cristhian Longa started at first base and batted sixth.  1-for-1 with one home run, one RBI, two runs, one walk, one hit by pitch, one fielding error, and assisted in one double play.
Claudio Ramirez started in left field and batted seventh.  0-for-2 with one walk.
Luis Andujar started at third base and batted ninth.  1-for-3 with two two-out RBIs, one run, one stolen base, one strikeout, and one throwing error.
Martin Cordova started and pitched six innings.  He allowed three hits, no runs, and struck four out for the winning decision (1-0).  (g/f:9-3)
Wilman Madera entered in the seventh and pitched three innings.  He allowed two hits, no runs, one walk, and struck two out for the save (1).  (g/f:9-3)

Rough Outing:
Rest Of The Team

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The Cardinals Are Beating Themselves

Yes, last night really happened. It was every bit of ugly as you remember. This June has been the proverbial kick in the head for the fanbase and the natives are getting understandably restless. The club's playoff probability has gone from as high as 63% on June 5th and has sunk to 37% as of today.

Birds On The Black

Trade Candidate: Zach Britton

As the non-waiver trade deadline draws nearer, Zach Britton will be among the most oft-speculated and oft-rumored players to be on the move. It’s difficult to fathom a scenario in which the Orioles don’t trade their longtime closer, given that the alternatives are losing him for nothing or issuing a qualifying offer worth more than $18MM to a player who has currently thrown 41 2/3 innings dating back to Opening Day 2017.

MLB Trade Rumors

Why Aren't The Cardinals Hitting More Doubles?

It's a statistical oddity that continues to confound the Cardinals, even as their season nears its halfway point: How can a club on pace to eclipse 200 home runs for just the fifth time in franchise history be having so much trouble tallying extra-base hits on balls that don't clear the wall?

St. Louis Official Site

Have Mechanical Adjustments Finally Brought The Old Matt Harvey Back?

We saw that 97 mph fastball make a cameo on Thursday, which could mean the Dark Knight is rising once again.

Beyond The Boxscore

Cardinals Look Like A Team Coming Apart At The Seams

"Even though it wasn't going well, we got to a spot in the last part of the game where we are five runs away," Mike Matheny said after it was over. "In this park, that happens quick."

BenFred

Cardinals Homestand Highlights: Monday, June 25 - Sunday, July 1, 2018

The Cardinals are back at Busch Stadium after a seven-game road trip through Philadelphia and Milwaukee. The six-game homestand kicks off with a three-game interleague series against the Cleveland Indians (June 25-27) and concludes with three games versus the Atlanta Braves (June 29-July 1). The seventh homestand of the season is highlighted by Bob Costas Night and an all-over print button up shirt gate giveaway. Additionally, fans are encouraged to continue voting online for Cardinals players for the 2018 All-Star Game in Washington D.C. at cardinals.com/vote. #VoteSTL

St. Louis Official Site

White Sox Activated Avisail Garcia From The Disabled List

Chicago-A Official Twitter

The Cardinals Are Terrible. These Are The People To Blame.

The St. Louis Cardinals have been playing a lot of bad baseball lately.

Cheap Seats

Wang Po-Jung Named 2018 CPBL All-Star

As expected, the CPBL billboard star, 17-season Chinatrust Brothers/ Brother Elephants veteran 彭政閔 (Peng Cheng-Min) once again received the most votes in the 2018 CPBL All-Star Game.

CPBL Stats

Former Cardinals Playing In KBO 6-22-18: Jamie Romak Singles, Walks, & Hits A Solo Home Run



Xavier Scruggs (former St. Louis-NC) started at first base and batted fourth.  0-for-3 at the plate.

Hanwha beat NC 5-0

Jamie Romak (former Memphis-SK) started at third base and moved to first, batting third.  2-for-5 with one home run, one RBI, two runs, one walk, one stolen base, and one strikeout.

SK beat KT 13-9

Audio: Steve Phillips Believes Cardinals Have A Lot To Worry About

Video: Scott Warmann & Al Hrabosky Preview Cardinals-Brewers Game 6-22-18

Mailbag: What Happens If The Cardinals Miss The Playoffs Again?

It’s time again for the weekly Baseball STL mailbag, found each Friday at KMOV.com and on the Baseball STL app. Got questions about the Cardinals (or anything else, really) that you’d like to see answered by KMOV’s baseball writers, JJ Bailey and Brenden Schaeffer? Send a tweet with #BaseballSTLmailbag and your question could be featured in a future edition of the mailbag!

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Citing 'Corruption' & 'Fraud,' MLB Bans Transactions With Mexican League

Major League Baseball banned teams from signing players affiliated with the Mexican League on Tuesday, alleging that “corruption” and “fraud” have plagued its transactions with the league and that it wants “a fair, organized and transparent system” before resuming its relationship, sources familiar with the policy told Yahoo Sports.

Yahoo

Former Cardinals Playing In MLB 6-21-18: Jon Jay Singles, Doubles, & Drives In Two Runs; Colby Rasmus, Randal Grichuk, & Aledmys Diaz Each Hit Solo Home Runs; Max Scherzer Strikes Out Nine & Allows Two Runs Over Seven Innings

Matt Belisle (former St. Louis-Minnesota) entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed four hits, three earned runs, one home run, and struck one out.  (p-s:23-16)

Boston beat Minnesota 9-2

Jon Jay (former St. Louis-Arizona) started in right field and batted leadoff.  2-for-4 with two doubles, two RBIs, two runs, and one hit by pitch.
David Peralta (former Johnson City-Arizona) started in left field and batted third.  1-for-4 with one run, one walk, and one strikeout.
Daniel Descalso (former St. Louis-Arizona) started at third base and batted fourth.  0-for-3 with one RBI, one walk, one sac fly.
Fernando Salas (former St. Louis-Arizona) entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs.  (p-s:8-7)

Arizona beat Pittsburgh 9-3

Colby Rasmus (former St. Louis-Baltimore) started in right field and batted sixth.  1-for-3 with one home run, one RBI, one run, one strikeout, one outfield assist, and assisted in one double play.

Mark Reynolds (former St. Louis-Washington) started at first base and batted fifth.  0-for-4 with one strikeout and grounded into one double play.
Max Scherzer (former 2003 draft selection-Washington) started  and pitched seven innings.  He allowed five hits, two earned runs, two home runs, one walk, threw one wild pitch, and struck nine out.  0-for-2 with two strikeouts.  (p-s:102-72)(g/f:5-4)

Washington beat Baltimore 4-2

Jason Heyward (former St. Louis-Chicago-N) started in right field and batted second.  4-for-5 with one double and one run.

Cincinnati beat Chicago-N 6-2

Randal Grichuk (former St. Louis-Toronto) started in right field and batted sixth.  1-for-4 with one home run, one RBI, one run, and one strikeout.
Aledmys Diaz (former St. Louis-Toronto) started at shortstop and batted seventh.  1-for-3 with one home run, one two-out RBI, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.
John Axford (former St. Louis-Toronto) entered in the fourth and pitched two innings.  He allowed three hits, four earned runs, two home runs, two walks, and struck two out for the losing decision (1-1).  (p-s:40-20)(g/f:2-1)
Preston Guilmet (former St. Louis-Toronto) entered in the seventh and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed one hit, one earned run, one home run, and struck one out.  (p-s:20-16)(g/f:1-0)(ir-s:3-0)
Seung-Hwan Oh (former St. Louis-Toronto) entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck three out.  (p-s:13-9)

Albert Pujols (former St. Louis-Anaheim) started at first base and batted fourth.  1-for-4 with one RBI, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.

Anaheim beat Toronto 8-5

What To Do Without Michael Wacha?

As the Cardinals learned late Thursday that Michael Wacha had a strained muscle along his ribcage that will sideline him for “a good little bit,” they lined up their three options for Monday’s vacated start and acknowledged a lengthy absence could mean looking beyond their depth chart.

Post-Dispatch

Thursday, June 21, 2018

John Gant Could Be In Running To Start For Cardinals On Monday

Joe Trezza Twitter

Video: Carlos Martinez After Cardinals Lose To Brewers

Video: Mike Matheny's Postgame Press Conference 6-21-18

Arkansas Beat Springfield 7-3: Andrew Knizner Singles Twice, Homers, & Drives In Two Runs; Evan Mendoza Singles & Knocks In One Run; Yeison Medina Holds Two Inherited Runners On Base Over Two & A Third Scoreless Innings

Individual Highlights:
Tommy Edman started at shortstop and batted leadoff.  2-for-5 with one run and assisted in one double play.
Evan Mendoza started at third base and batted fourth.  1-for-3 with one RBI, one sac fly, and one strikeout.
Andrew Knizner started at catcher and batted fifth.  3-for-4 with one home run, two two-out RBIs, and one run.
Luke Dykstra started at second base and batted ninth.  2-for-4 with one strikeout and assisted in one double play.
Yeison Medina entered in the seventh and pitched 2.1 innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and one walk.  (p-s:25-17)(g/f:6-0)(ir-s:2-0)

Rough Outing:
Edmundo Sosa started as designated hitter and batted second.  0-for-3 with one ground into double play.
Victor Roache started in left field and batted sixth.  0-for-4 with one strikeout.
Blake Drake started in right field and batted eighth.  0-for-4 with three strikeouts.
Mike O'Reilly started and pitched 5.2 innings.  He allowed two hits, three earned runs, three walks, and struck six out.  (p-s:100-58)(g/f:2-8)
Ian McKinney entered in the sixth and pitched to six batters.  He allowed three hits, three earned runs, and one walk for the losing decision (2-2).  (p-s:25-10)(g/f:0-2)(ir-s:1-1)
Colton Thomson entered in the seventh and pitched to four batters.  He allowed one hit, one earned run, and two walks.  (p-s:16-5)(ir-s:3-3)

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Springfield Official Site Post Game

New Orleans Beat Memphis 2-1 In 10 Innings: Jose Adolis Garcia Singles & Drives In One Run; Daniel Poncedeleon Strikes Out Three Over Three Hitless/Scoreless Innings; Sean Gilmartin Strikes Out One & Holds Two Inherited Runners On Base Over Two & A Third Scoreless Innings

Individual Highlights:
Tyler O'Neill started in left field and batted second.  1-for-5 with one double and three strikeouts.
Luke Voit started at first base and batted third.  1-for-4 with one run, one walk, one strikeout, and assisted in two double plays.
Patrick Wisdom started at third base and batted fourth.  0-for-3 with one walk.
Carson Kelly started at catcher and batted fifth.  0-for-3 with one walk and one strikeout.
Jose Adolis Garcia started in right field and batted sixth.  1-for-4 with one two-out RBI.
Max Schrock started at second base and batted seventh.  1-for-4 with one strikeout.
Daniel Poncedeleon started and pitched three innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, one walk, and struck three out.  0-for-1 at the plate.  (p-s:45-31)(g/f:0-2)
Landon Beck entered in the fourth and pitched 1.2 innings.  He allowed three hits, no runs, one walk, and struck one out.  (p-s:23-14)(g/f:2-0)
Sean Gilmartin entered in the fifth and pitched 2.1 innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, one walk, and struck one out.  0-for-1 at the plate.  (p-s:34-22)(g/f:2-3)(ir-s:2-0)
Edward Mujica entered in the tenth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out.  (p-s:6-5)(ir-s:3-0)

Rough Outing:
Rest Of The Team

Former Cardinals:
Magnueris Sierra started in centerfield and batted second.  1-for-4 with one sacrifice.
Peter Mooney entered late in the game at shortstop and batted ninth.  One walk at the plate.

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Memphis Official Site Post Game

Charlotte Beat Palm Beach 10-1: J.B. Woodman Singles, Walks, & Drives In One Run; Eric Carter Strikes Out Two & Holds One Inherited Runner On Base Over One & Two-Thirds Hitless/Scoreless Innings; Thomas St. Clair Strikes Out Two Over One Scoreless Inning

Individual Highlights:
Chase Pinder started as designated hitter and batted leadoff.  1-for-4 with one double and two strikeouts.
Dylan Carlson started in left field and batted third.  2-for-4 with one run and one strikeout.
J.B. Woodman started in right field and batted fifth.  1-for-2 with one RBI, one walk, one sac fly, and one fielding error.
Eric Carter entered in the fifth and pitched 1.2 innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck two out.  (p-s:16-12)(g/f:1-0)(ir-s:1-0)
Thomas St. Clair entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck two out.  (p-s:24-14)

Rough Outing:
Andy Young started at second base and batted fourth.  0-for-3 with one hit by pitch, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.
Danny Hudzina started at third base and batted sixth.  0-for-4 with four strikeouts.
Juan Yepez started at first base and batted eighth.  0-for-4 with two strikeouts and assisted in one double play.
Kramer Robertson started at shortstop and batted ninth.  0-for-3 and assisted in one double play.
Sam Tewes started and pitched 4,1 innings.  He allowed 12 hits, eight earned runs, two home runs, and struck two out for the losing decision (1-1).  (p-s:62-46)(g/f:5-1)
Robbie Gordon entered in the seventh and pitched two innings.  He allowed three hits, two runs (one earned), and struck four out.  (p-s:39-26)(g/f:0-1)

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Palm Beach Official Site Post Game

Brewers Beat Cardinals 11-3: Yairo Munoz Singles Twice, Doubles, & Drives In Two Runs; Matt Carpenter Walks & Hits A Solo Home Run; Greg Garcia Singles & Pitched One Scoreless Inning

Individual Highlights:
Matt Carpenter started at third base and batted leadoff.  1-for-3 with one home run, one RBI, one run, one walk, one strikeout, one fielding error, and assisted in one double play.
Yadier Molina started at catcher and batted fifth.  0-for-1 with one run, one walk, one hit by pitch, and one stolen base.
Jedd Gyorko started at second base and batted sixth.  1-for-4 with one double, one run, one fielding error, one throwing error, and assisted in one double play.
Harrison Bader started in right field and batted seventh.  1-for-4 with one run.
Yairo Munoz started at shortstop and batted eighth.  3-for-4 with one double and two two-out RBIs.
Greg Garcia entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and took over as pitcher.  1-for-2 at the plate.  Pitched the eighth inning and allowed one hit and no runs.  (p-s:10-7)(g/f:1-1)
Brett Cecil entered in the fifth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and two walks.  (p-s:27-13)(g/f:1-0)

Rough Outing:
Rest Of The Team

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

Video: Greg Garcia Comes In To Pitch (Professional Debut On Mound)

West Virginia Beat State College 4-3: Edwin Figuera & Wadye Ynfante Each Single Twice & Double; Gabe Gentner Pitched One Hitless/Scoreless Inning; Nick Dunn Singles & Triples

Individual Highlights:
Edwin Figuera started at third base and batted leadoff.  3-for-5 with one double and one strikeout.
Lars Nootbaar started in left field and batted third.  0-for-3 with one run, one walk, one hit by pitch, one strikeout, and one throwing error.
Nick Dunn started at second base and batted fourth.  2-for-4 with one triple and one run.
Wadye Ynfante started in centerfield and batted seventh.  3-for-3 with one double and one stolen base.
Gabe Gentner entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and one walk.  (p-s:20-9)(g/f:2-1)

Rough Outing:
Justin Toerner started in right field and batted second.  0-for-5 with one ground into double play and one outfield assist.
Matt Duce started at catcher and batted fifth.  0-for-3 with one walk and two strikeouts.
Stanley Espinal started at first base and batted eighth.  0-for-3 with one walk and one strikeout.
Winston Nicasio started and pitched 5.1 innings.  He allowed four hits, three earned runs, four walks, threw two wild pitches, and struck four out for the losing decision (0-1).  (p-s:94-59)(g/f:3-8)
Brett Seeburger entered in the sixth and pitched to two batters.  He allowed no hits, one unearned run, and two walks for the blown save (1).  (p-s:12-4)(ir-s:3-2)
Edgar Gonzalez entered in the sixth and pitched 1.2 innings.  He allowed three hits, no runs, and struck one out.  (p-s:22-13)(g/f:1-0)(ir-s:3-2)

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State College Official Site Post Game

Bluefield Beat Johnson City 11-10: Carlos Soto Hits A Three-Run Homer; Dariel Gomez Singles & Drives Two Runs; Michael Perri Hits A Solo Home Run

Individual Highlights:
Donivan Williams started at second base and batted leadoff.  1-for-3 with one two-out RBI, two runs, two walks, one strikeout, and assisted in two double plays.
Jonathan Machado started in centerfield and batted second.  2-for-4 with one RBI, two runs, one walk, and one strikeout.
Carlos Soto entered late in game as designated hitter and batted third.  1-for-2 with one home run, three RBIs, one run, and one strikeout.
Sanel Rosendo started in left field and batted fourth.  1-for-4 with one home run, one RBI, one run, one walk, and one fielding error.
Dariel Gomez entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted fifth.  1-for-1 with two two-out RBIs.
Zach Jackson started at catcher and batted seventh.  2-for-4 with two doubles, one strikeout, and one passed ball.
Michael Perri started at shortstop and batted eighth.  1-for-3 with one home run, one RBI, one stolen base, three runs, and one hit by pitch.

Rough Outing:
Leandro Cedeno started as designated hitter and batted third.  0-for-3 with three strikeouts.
Kevin Woodall started at first base and batted fifth.  0-for-4 with one strikeout and assisted in two double plays.
Brian Sanchez started in right field and batted sixth.  0-for-5 with three strikeouts.
Junior Gonzalez started and pitched 3.2 innings.  He allowed 11 hits, seven earned runs, and struck four out for the losing decision (0-1).  (p-s:76-54)(g/f:4-0)
Juan Alavarez entered in the fourth and pitched 4.1 innings.  He allowed ten hits, four earned runs, one home run, threw one wild pitch, and struck two out.  (p-s:72-55)(g/f:7-1)(ir-s:1-1)

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Johnson City Official Site Post Game
Johnson City Press Post Game

Patrick Dayton Promoted From Short-Season Single-A State College To Single-A Peoria & Andrew Summerville Was Activated From The Temporary Inactive List

The Chiefs added LHP Patrick Dayton from State College and assigned him No.19. Also, LHP Andrew Summerville was activated from the temporary inactive list. The roster is at 25 players.

Peoria Journal Star

Colby Rasmus Returns In Big Way, But Orioles Fall Late

Colby Rasmus chortled before Thursday's game when asked how it's felt watching the Orioles' current struggles.

Baltimore Official Site

There's No Man-Eating Tarp Involved But The Cardinals Are Getting Chewed Up By Injuries

Blow​ by​ damaging blow, the​ 2018 Cardinals​ are​ being​ hollowed​ out by​ injuries.​ If​ we​ believe​ bad luck​ is​​ more than superstition, then we have to wonder what’s really going on to cause so many players to disappear and resurface on the disabled list.

The Athletic

Matt Carpenter Homers On First Pitch Vs. Brewers

A big part of the Cardinals' recent slide has been how they continued to find themselves in early deficits. St. Louis played from behind in each of the past three games in Philadelphia, surrendering first-inning runs in each contest.

St. Louis Official Site

Daisuke Matsuzaka Dealing With Mild Back Sprain

NPB On Reddit Twitter

Video: Matt Carpenter Hits A Home Run 6-21-18

Blue Jays Might Move Jaime Garcia To Bullpen

Shi Davidi Twitter

Daniel Poncedeleon Will Start For Triple-A Memphis On Thursday, But Could Be Recalled For Cardinals On Monday

Derrick Goold Twitter

Videos: Mike Mayers On Coming Out Of The Bullpen, Pitching Harder Than Usual, & Fashion Choices



Memphis Starting Lineup 6-21-18

Memphis Official Twitter

Video: Andrew Knizner On Switching To Catcher

Video: John Gant On Getting The Call Back Up

Video: Michael Girsch On Michael Wacha's Oblique Injury

Springfield Starting Lineup 6-21-18

Springfield Official Twitter

Padres Placed Phil Hughes On The Ten-Day Disabled List, Activated Wil Myers, & Optioned Franmil Reyes To Triple-A El Paso

San Diego Official Twitter

Mike Trout Dealing With Strained Right Index Finger

Jeff Fletcher Twitter

Burlington @ Peoria Postponed For Thursday, Doubleheader Set For 6-22-18

The First Half Western Division Wild Card Champion Peoria Chiefs and Burlington Bees were rained out on Thursday night at Dozer Park, postponing the second half opener. The teams will attempt to play a double header on Friday at 6:00 p.m. with both games scheduled for seven innings.
Peoria Official Site

Rain forced a postponement of the Peoria Chiefs’ scheduled second-half opener Thursday night against Burlington at Dozer Park.
Peoria Journal Star

State College Starting Lineup 6-21-18

State College Official Twitter

Advice From Big Leaguers: Cardinals Share The Tip That Helped Them The Most

It takes talent, hard work and a lot of help to make it to the bigs, the Cardinals share the advice that was given to them along the way.

KMOX

Bob Costas' Appearance At Busch Stadium To Be A Real Head-Shaker

Bob Costas is about five weeks away from being bestowed with the Ford C. Frick Award, which is presented by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum for excellence in broadcasting the sport.

Post-Dispatch

Darren Seferina Reassigned From Double-A Biloxi To Single-A Wisconsin

Wisconsin Review Twitter

Peoria Starting Lineup 6-21-18

Peoria Official Twitter

Cardinals Starting Lineup 6-21-18

St. Louis Official Twitter

Cardinal Beat

Shelby Miller Will Start For Diamondbacks On Monday

Steve Gilbert Twitter

Malik Collymore Promoted From Short-Season Rookie-Level Greenville To Single-A Dayton

Doug Gray Twitter

Orioles Activated Colby Rasmus From The Disabled List

Baltimore Official Twitter

Cardinals Lose Michael Wacha, Gain Greg Holland: How Will It Affect The Pitching Staff?

"This is a huge blow for this team, going into a stretch where they need Michael Wacha and they need this starting rotation."

KMOX

Cardinals Placed Michael Wacha On The Ten-Day Disabled List & Recalled John Gant From Triple-A Memphis

The St. Louis Cardinals announced prior to tonight's series opener in Milwaukee that they have placed right-handed pitcher Michael Wacha on the 10-day disabled list (left oblique strain) and have recalled right-handed pitcher John Gant from Memphis (AAA).
St. Louis Official Site

The Cardinals placed right-handed pitcher Michael Wacha on the 10-day disabled list (left oblique strain) and recalled right-handed pitcher John Gant from Triple-A Memphis on Thursday.
St. Louis Official Site

Michael Wacha, an anchor of the St. Louis Cardinals’ rotation the first 2 1/2 months of the season, will be out for a while after suffering a left oblique strain Wednesday. The team made it official Thursday, placing him on the 10-day disabled list.
Fox Sports Midwest

Cardinals' starter Michael Wacha was placed on the 10-day disabled list Thursday due to a left oblique strain.
KMOV

St. Paul Released Dan Johnson

American Association Official Twitter

Reds Released Tony Cruz

Cincinnati Official Twitter

GCL: Cardinals Beat Nationals 8-5: John Nogowski Collects Four Singles & Two RBIs; Victor Garcia Singles & Drives In Two Runs; Cole Aker Strikes Out One Over Two Scoreless Innings

Individual Highlights:
Mateo Gil started at shortstop and batted leadoff.  1-for-3 with one two-out RBI, one run, one hit by pitch, and assisted in one double play.
Kevin Vargas entered late in the game at shortstop and batted leadoff.  1-for-1 and assisted in one double play.
Raffy Ozuna started at third base and batted second.  2-for-4 with two runs, one walk, two strikeouts, one fielding error, and assisted in one double play.
Brandon Benson started as designated hitter and batted third.  2-for-4 with one double, two runs, one walk, and one caught stealing.
John Nogowski started at first base and batted fourth.  4-for-5 with two RBIs, one run, and assisted in two double plays.
Victor Garcia started in right field and batted fifth.  1-for-5 with two RBIs, one run, and one strikeout.
Josh Shaw started at second base and batted seventh.  1-for-4 with one RBI, one run, and assisted in three double plays.
William Jimenez started in centerfield and batted eighth.  1-for-4 with one RBI and one strikeout.
Enmanuel Solano started and pitched six innings.  He allowed six hits, two earned runs, one walk, and struck three out for the winning decision (1-0).  (g/f:8-4)
Cole Aker entered in the seventh and pitched two innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, one walk, and struck one out.  (g/f:2-2)
Jose Geronimo entered in the ninth and pitched to one batter.  He allowed no hits or runs for the save (1).  (g/f:0-1)(ir-s:1-0)

Rough Outing:
Andrew Warner started in left field and batted sixth.  0-for-5 with two strikeouts.
Wilberto Rivera entered in the ninth and pitched to six batters.  He allowed two hits, three earned runs, two walks, and threw one wild pitch.  (g/f:2-0)

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DSL: Cardinals Blue Beat Phillies Red 8-6: Diomedes Del Rio Collects Two Doubles, One Triple, One Home Run; & Five RBIs; Josue Ramirez Strikes Out Three Over Three Scoreless Innings For The Win; Freddy DeJesus Singles, Doubles, & Drives In One Run

Individual Highlights:
Diomedes Del Rio started in centerfield and batted leadoff.  4-for-4 with two doubles, one triple, one home run, five RBIs (one w/two-outs), one run, and one sac fly.
Jean Selmo started in left field and batted third.  1-for-4 with one RBI, one walk, one stolen base, and one strikeout.
Freddy DeJesus started at first base and batted fourth.  2-for-4 with one double, one RBI, one run, one walk, and assisted in one double play.
Diowill Burgos started in right field and batted fifth.  3-for-5 with one strikeout.
Yowlefy Rosario started at third base and batted sixth.  0-for-5 with one RBI and one strikeout.
Ramon Mendoza started at second base and batted ninth.  2-for-3 with three runs and one walk.
Josue Ramirez entered in the fourth and pitched three innings.  He allowed two hits, one earned run, hit one batter, threw one wild pitch, and struck three out for the win (1-0).  (g/f:1-3)

Rough Outing:
Miguel Yedis entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed three hits, three earned runs, one walk, hit one batter, and struck one out for the hold (1).
Freddy Pacheco entered in the eighth and pitched two innings.  He allowed two hits, no runs, and struck three out for the save (3).  (g/f:1-1)(ir-s:2-1)

Boxscore

DSL: Cardinals Red Beat Phillies White 13-8: Alexander Samuel Walks Twice & Hits A Grand Slam; Franklin Soto Singles Twice, Triples, Walks, & Drives In Three Runs; Miguel Maiz Strikes Out Four & Holds Three Inherited Runners On Base Over Two & A Third Scoreless Innings For The Win

Individual Highlights:
Joerlin De Los Santos started in centerfield and batted leadoff.  2-for-6 with one double, one RBI, two runs, one stolen base, and one strikeout.
Sander Mora started at shortstop and batted second.  3-for-5 with one run, one walk, and one hit by pitch.
Franklin Soto started at second base and batted third.  3-for-5 with one triple, three RBIs (one w/two-outs), one run, and one walk.
Francisco Hernandez started at third base and batted fifth.  0-for-3 with two runs, two walks, and one strikeout.
Cristhian Longa started as designated hitter and batted sixth.  2-for-5 with one double, one two-out RBI, and two runs.
Claudio Ramirez started at first base and moved to left field, batting seventh.  0-for-2 with two runs, two walks, one hit by pitch, one fielding error, and assisted in one double play.
Alexander Samuel started in left field and batted eighth.  1-for-2 with one home run, four two-out RBIs, three runs, two walks, and one stolen base.
Joyser Garcia started at catcher and batted ninth.  1-for-4 with one RBI, one hit by pitch, and one strikeout.
Miguel Maiz entered in the fourth and pitched 2.1 innings.  He allowed two hits, no runs, and struck four out for the winning decision (2-0).  (g/f:3-0)(ir-s:3-0)
Dionys Rodriguez entered in the seventh and pitched 2.1 innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck one out.  (g/f:2-2)(ir-s:2-0)

Rough Outing:
Luis Montano started in right field and batted fourth.  0-for-6 with two strikeouts.
Ludwin Jimenez started and pitched 3.2 innings.  He allowed five hits, three earned runs, two walks, and struck four out.  (g/f:3-1)
Rodard Avelino entered in the seventh and pitched to four batters.  He allowed no hits, three earned runs, and four walks.
Gabriel Contreras entered in the seventh and pitched to five batters.  He allowed no hits, two earned runs, three walks, and threw three wild pitches.(ir-s:3-2)

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White Sox Released Michael Saunders

Future Sox Twitter

Eloy Jimenez Promoted From Double-A Birmingham To Triple-A Charlotte

Daryl Van Schouwen Twitter

The Most Pressing Question Facing Cardinals

In a bunched-up National League Central, a crossroads is coming.

St. Louis Official Site

Rick Ankiel Recalls His 'Greatest Outfield Throws' & Unexpected Reaction By Tony LaRussa

The former Cardinals pitcher and outfielder was the featured guest of Inside Cardinals Nation on KMOX.

KMOX

Could Padres Be Surprise Entrant In Manny Machado Derby?

The San Diego Padres are a surprise entry in the Manny Machado sweepstakes, sources tell FRS Baseball.

FanRags

What Makes The Brewers Dangerous? They Excel Where The Cardinals Can't

During the Cubs' recent visit to Busch Stadium, a conversation between scribes who cover both teams assessed the state of the National League Central.

BenFred

Five Managerial Alternatives To This Clown Show

The St. Louis Cardinals need a new manager. Period. Need we say more?

Redbird Rants

Offer Harrison Bader For Brad Hand, Add To The Bullpen

The St. Louis Cardinals need help in the bullpen. Plain and simple. The San Diego Padres’ closer Brad Hand is on the market and the Cardinals should offer Harrison Bader.

Redbird Rants

Manny Machado The Prize, But Plenty Of Third Base Intrigue

How intriguing is the trade market for third basemen right now?

MLB Official Site

Chuck Taylor Used Slider To Earn Spot With Cardinals

Chuck Taylor patiently persevered in the minor leagues for most of a decade before getting a chance to pitch for the Cardinals. Joining Cardinals staffs featuring Bob Gibson and Steve Carlton, Taylor emerged as a versatile contributor.

RetroSimba

Former Cardinals Playing In KBO 6-21-18: Xavier Scruggs Doubles & Hits A Grand Slam; Jamie Romak Singles & Walks



Xavier Scruggs (former St. Louis-NC) started at first base and batted fourth.  2-for-4 with one double, one home run, four RBIs, two runs, and one strikeout.

NC beat Kia 7-4

Jamie Romak (former Memphis-SK) started at third base and batted third.  1-for-3 with one run, one walk, and one strikeout.

SK beat Samsung 5-1

Video: Scott Warmann & Jim Edmonds Preview Cardinals-Brewers 6-21-18

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

Carlos Martinez Searches For Consistency As Cardinals Need Wins Against Brewers

Ryan Braun is expected to be back in Milwaukee and available Thursday night when the Brewers open a four-game series with the St. Louis Cardinals at Miller Park.

Fox Sports Midwest

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Series Preview: Cardinals @ Brewers June 21-24, 2018

The Brewers stand at 43-30 after being rained out in their series finale Wednesday in Pittsburgh. They are 5-5 in their past 10 games and percentage points behind the Chicago Cubs for first in the NL Central.

Post-Dispatch

Jose Martinez's Sore Shoulder Added To Long List Of Injured Cardinals; Greg Holland Delivers; Adam Wainwright's Role; First-Rounders Make Debuts; Extra Bases

By taking the brunt of the collision with his shoulder, first baseman Jose Martinez may have dodged damaging his wrist. Now he waits to see how the shoulder recovers.

Post-Dispatch

Former Cardinals Playing In MLB 6-20-18: Peter Bourjos Hits A Solo Home Run; Randal Grichuk Doubles & Drives In One Run; Lance Lynn Strikes Out Two & Allows One Run Over Five Innings For The Win

Peter Bourjos (former St. Louis-Atlanta) started in right field and batted ninth.  1-for-3 with one home run, one RBI, one run, and two strikeouts.

Randal Grichuk (former St. Louis-Toronto) started in right field and batted seventh.  1-for-4 with one double, one RBI, and one strikeout.
Aledmys Diaz (former St. Louis-Toronto) started at shortstop and batted eighth.  2-for-3 with one RBI and one sac fly.

Toronto beat Atlanta 5-4

Edubray Ramos (former VSL-Philadelphia) entered in the seventh and pitched 1.2 innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, one walk, and struck two out for the winning decision (2-0).  (p-s:32-18)(g/f:1-1)(ir-s:1-0)

Philadelphia beat St. Louis 4-3

Charlie Tilson (former Memphis-Chicago-A) started in left field and batted eighth.  0-for-1 with two walks, one strikeout, and one caught stealing.

Cleveland beat Chicago-A 12-0

Jason Heyward (former St. Louis-Chicago-N) started in right field and batted second.  2-for-4 with one double, one run, one outfield assist, and assisted in one double play.

Chicago-N beat Los Angeles 4-0

Stephen Piscotty (former St. Louis-Oakland) started in right field and batted sixth.  1-for-3 with two runs and two walks.
Josh Lucas (former St. Louis-Oakland) entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed three hits, three (two earned), one home run, and struck two out.  (p-s:21-14)(g/f:2-0)

Oakland beat San Diego 12-4

Mark Reynolds (former St. Louis-Washington) entered late in the game at first base and batted ninth.  0-for-2 with two strikeouts.

Baltimore beat Washington 3-0

Juan Nicasio (former St. Louis-Seattle) entered in the sixth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, hit two batters, and struck one out for the hold (15).  (p-s:12-6)(g/f:0-2)

New York-A beat Seattle 7-5

Lance Lynn (former St. Louis-Minnesota) started and pitched five innings.  He allowed three hits, one unearned run, five walks, and struck two out for the winning decision (5-5).  (p-s:97-50)(g/f:9-1)

Minnesota beat Boston 4-1

Adam Ottavino (former St. Louis-Colorado) entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck one out for the hold (16).  (p-s:13-11)(g/f:0-1)

Colorado beat New York-N 10-8

Cardinals' Pitching Strength Is Being Tested Again

First the Cardinals will face the Brewers. Then they could face the booers.

Hochman

While Going Through Old Facebook Messages, Pat Neshek Discovered A Contract Offer For 2014

If you've ever found yourself sorting through old mail, you've probably discovered that you've missed out on some opportunities. Maybe it was a great coupon for discounted chicken wings, or maybe it was a free car wash. Chances are that none of us have ever stumbled upon a professional baseball contract offer, though.

Cut4

Current & Former Cardinals Draft Selections Playing In College 6-20-18: Cadyn Grenier Singles, Walks, & Hits A Solo Home Run; Brandon Riley Doubles & Drives In One Run

Cadyn Grenier (former 2015 draft selection-Oregon St) started at shortstop and batted second.  2-for-3 with one home run, one RBI, three runs, one walk, and one sacrifice.

Brandon Riley (2018 draft selection-North Carolina) started in centerfield and batted fourth.  1-for-5 with one double, two RBIs and two strikeouts.
Zack Gahagan (2018 draft selection-North Carolina) started at second base and batted seventh.  0-for-4 with one strikeout.

Oregon St beat North Carolina 11-6

Ryan Braun Undergoes Cryotherapy On Thumb In LA

Ryan Braun on Wednesday underwent cryotherapy on his troublesome right thumb in Los Angeles, a procedure he's occasionally undergone since 2014 to relieve nerve pain. He didn't miss any action, as the Brewers' finale with the Pirates was postponed by rain.

Milwaukee Official Site

Johnson City Beat Bluefield 2-0: Noel DeJesus Strikes Out Four Over Seven Scoreless Innings For The Win; Kyle Leahy Pitched Two Scoreless Innings For The Save; Dariel Gomez Walks & Hits A Solo Home Run

Individual Highlights:
Dariel Gomez started at first base and batted fourth.  1-for-3 with one home run, one RBI, one run, one walk, one strikeout, and assisted in two double plays.
Sanel Rosendo started in right field and batted fifth.  1-for-2 with one run and two walks.
Donivan Williams started at second base and batted seventh.  1-for-4 with one RBI, one stolen base, two strikeouts, and assisted in two double plays.
Benito Santiago started at catcher and batted eighth.  0-for-3 with one walk, two strikeouts, and one passed ball.
Noel DeJesus started and pitched seven innings.  He allowed four hits, no runs, one walk, hit one batter, threw one wild pitch, and struck four out for the winning decision (1-0).  (g/f:91-55)(g/f:12-3)
Kyle Leahy entered in the eighth and pitched two innings.  He allowed three hits and no runs for the save (1).  (p-s:27-18)(g/f:3-2)

Rough Outing:
Rest Of The Team

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Johnson City Press Post Game

Is Jake Diekman Dealing His Way Right Into The Middle Of Rangers Trade Talks?

Jake Diekman is dealing right now, which could be good news for the Rangers when they are ready to deal, too.

Dallas News

Playoff-Bound Peoria Opens Second Half Of Midwest League Season With Homestand Thursday

The Peoria Chiefs open the second half of the Midwest League season when they host Burlington on Thursday at Dozer Park.

Peoria Journal Star

State College Beat Mahoning Valley 4-1: Franyel Casadilla Strikes Out Seven & Allows One Run Over Six Innings For The Win; Wood Myers Singles Twice, Doubles, & Drives In One Run; Eli Kraus Strikes Out Three Over Two Hitless/Scoreless Innings For The Save

Individual Highlights:
Brendan Donovan started at third base and batted leadoff.  1-for-4 with one double, one run, and two strikeouts.
Justin Toerner started in right field and batted second.  3-for-4 with one double, two runs, and one caught stealing.
Brady Whalen started at first base and batted third.  1-for-4 with one RBI.
Wood Myers started at second base and batted fourth.  3-for-4 with one double, one RBI, one run, and one strikeout.
Alexis Wilson started at catcher and batted fifth.  1-for-3 with one walk, one strikeout, and threw out one base runner.
Andres Luna started in centerfield and batted sixth.  1-for-4 with one two-out RBI, one stolen base, and two strikeouts.
Franyel Casadilla started and pitched six innings.  He allowed five hits, one earned run, two walks, and struck seven out for the winning decision (1-0).  (p-s:102-68)(g/f:4-5)
Eli Kraus entered in the eighth and pitched two innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck three out for the save (1).  (p-s:23-17)(g/f:1-1)

Rough Outing:
Imeldo Diaz started at shortstop and batted seventh.  0-for-4 at the plate.
Joe Gomez started as designated hitter and batted eighth.  0-for-4 with four strikeouts.
Will Changarotty entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, one walk, and struck one out for the hold (1).  (p-s:16-9)(g/f:1-0)(ir-s:1-1)

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State College Official Site Post Game

Jason Heyward Makes Case For Throw Of The Year

He ended up with a bloody nose, but Cubs catcher Willson Contreras still held on to the ball, completing a stellar double play in the third inning of Chicago's 4-0 win over the Dodgers on Wednesday.

Chicago-N Official Site

Cardinals Expected To Sign Cuban Third Baseman Malcom Nunez & Other Prospects Available

Sometimes in a timid way and in others more pronounced, the arrival of Cuban promises to farm systems becomes the hope of continuity of baseball of the island in the Major Leagues, in spite of the nullity of relations between both countries.  (Translated)

El Nuevo Herald

Shelby Miller Could Make Return From Tommy John Surgery On Monday

Nick Piecoro Twitter

Jung-Ho Kang Scratched With Left Wrist Injury

Pittsburgh Pirates' South Korean infielder Kang Jung-ho has run into a small bump in the road back to the majors, with a wrist injury keeping him out of the lineup in Triple-A ball.

Yonhap News Agency

Podcast: Panic Button Time?

Maurice, JJ and Producer Mike are back and they are talking about the lackluster week the Cardinals have endured. From the Cubs beating up on the Birds to a heartbreaking loss in Philadelphia, the guys break down the ups and downs of the 2018 Cardinals.

KMOV

Nationals Hopeful Bryce Harper Will Break Out Of Slump

As one of the worst slumps of Bryce Harper's career continues, the Nationals continue to have confidence their superstar slugger is on the verge of a breakout. Harper and Nationals hitting coach Kevin Long have been working diligently to get his swing back on the right track, introducing new hitting drills to focus on Harper's mechanics and shorten his swing.

Washington Official Site

Felix Perez Helps Lead Aguascalientes Offense In First Half Of Season

The multifaceted player of Rieleros de Aguascalientes, Felix Perez, fell with his right foot in the machine, although he started at a slow pace the season, his offensive awakening occurred in the core of the calendar and he shouldered the team to take him to the postseason, to finish as home run champion with a total of 15.  (Translated)

MiLB Official Site

Daric Barton The Highlight Of Puebla Offense For Second Half Of The Season

The Baseball Club Pericos de Puebla reported this Wednesday its eighth day of preseason ahead of the Fall 2018 campaign of the Mexican Baseball League (LMB).  (Translated)

MiLB Official Site

The Cardinals Should Pursue Mike Moustakas....NOW!

With Mike Moustakas value slipping during the early part of the season, the St. Louis Cardinals should pursue the power hitting third baseman now, not later.

Redbird Rants

Michael Wacha Strains Left Oblique, Set For MRI Thursday

Michael Wacha was off to the sort of start that was likely to garner serious All-Star consideration, but the right-hander must now await further testing to determine whether he'll even be back on the mound by the time that game takes place.

St. Louis Official Site

Orioles Have Until Friday To Either Activate Or Designate Colby Rasmus

Brittany Ghiroli Twitter

Video: Michael Wacha On His Left Oblique Injury

State College Starting Lineup 6-20-18

State College Official Twitter

Cardinals Sign Four More To Professional Contracts

The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have agreed to terms with four additional players with two from this month's amateur draft.

St. Louis Official Site

Michael Wacha's Injury Tests Cardinals' Organizational Depth

Well, it's a good thing the Cardinals have uncommon organizational pitching depth.

Gordo

Phillies Beat Cardinals 4-3: Yadier Molina Walks & Hits A Solo & Two-Run Homer; Mike Mayers Strikes Out Three & Holds One Inherited Runner On Base Over One & A Third Hitless/Scoreless Innings; Greg Holland Strikes Out Two Of Three Batters

Individual Highlights:
Matt Carpenter started at third base and batted leadoff.  0-for-2 with three walks (one intentional) and one throwing error.
Yadier Molina started at catcher and batted fifth.  2-for-3 with two home runs, three RBIs (two w/two-outs), two runs, and one hit by pitch.
Greg Garcia started at shortstop and batted seventh.  2-for-4 with one strikeout.
Jedd Gyorko entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted ninth.  1-for-1 with one double.
Mike Mayers entered in the fourth and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck three out.  0-for-1 with one strikeout.  (p-s:17-13)(ir-s:1-0)
Brett Cecil entered in the sixth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck two out.  (p-s:19-13)
Greg Holland entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck two out.  (p-s:12-9)(g/f:1-0)

Rough Outing:
Tommy Pham started in centerfield and batted second.  0-for-5 with one strikeout.
Dexter Fowler started in right field and batted sixth.  0-for-4 with one strikeout.
Kolten Wong started at second base and batted eighth.  0-for-4 with one strikeout.
Harrison Bader started as pinch hitter and batted ninth.  0-for-1 with one strikeout.
Michael Wacha started and pitched 3.2 innings.  He allowed six hits, three runs (one earned), one home run, two walks, and struck two out.  0-for-1 with one strikeout.  (p-s:75-49)(g/f:6-3)
Sam Tuivailala entered in the seventh and pitched two hits, one earned run, one home run, and struck one out for the losing decision (1-3).  (p-s:16-10)(g/f:1-0)

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Cardinal Beat Post Game
Post-Dispatch Post Game
STL Sports Page Post Game

Ken Rosenthal: 'If Mike Matheny Is Not Under Scrutiny From Ownership, He Should Be'

The paint won’t be dry on this Cardinals season for another few months, but current trends aren’t of the encouraging variety. Bullpen and offensive woes are well documented and the rotation has faltered a bit as well, as Bernie recently wrote.

101 ESPN

Tulsa Beat Springfield 7-1: Evan Mendoza Singles Twice, Doubles, & Drives In One Run; Austin Sexton Strikes Out Two Over Two Scoreless Innings; Tommy Edman Doubles

Individual Highlights:
Tommy Edman started at second base and batted leadoff.  1-for-4 with one double.
Edmundo Sosa started at shortstop and batted second.  0-for-4 with one run, one strikeout, one fielding error, and assisted in one double play.
Evan Mendoza started at third base and batted fourth.  3-for-4 with one double and one two-out RBI.
Granden Goetzman started in right field and batted fifth.  1-for-4 with one strikeout.
Stefan Trosclair started at first base and batted sixth.  1-for-4 with two strikeouts and assisted in one double play.
Luke Dykstra entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted ninth.  1-for-1 at the plate.
Austin Sexton entered in the seventh and pitched two innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, hit one batter, and struck two out.  (p-s:17-13)(g/f:2-1)

Rough Outing:
Rest Of The Team

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Video: Yadier Molina Hits Second Home Run 6-20-18

GCL: Cardinals Beat Marlins 9-6: Josh Shaw Triples, Homers, & Drives In Two Runs; William Jimenez Collects Two Singles, One Triple, & Two RBIs; Ivan Herrera Singles Twice & Knocks In Two Runs

Individual Highlights:
Mateo Gil started as designated hitter and batted leadoff.  2-for-3 with one run, one walk, and one caught stealing.
Raffy Ozuna started at shortstop and batted second.  4-for-5 with one double, one RBI, two runs, one strikeout, one fielding error, one throwing error, and assisted in one double play.
Ivan Herrera started at catcher and batted third.  2-for-5 with two RBIs and one passed ball.
John Nogowski started at first base and batted fourth.  0-for-2 with one RBI, two walks, one sac fly, and assisted in one double play.
Andrew Warner started in left field and batted sixth.  1-for-4 with one double, one run, one walk, and one strikeout.
Josh Shaw started at second base and batted seventh.  2-for-4 with one triple, one home run, two RBIs, two runs, grounded into one double play, and assisted in one double play.
William Jimenez started in centerfield and batted eighth.  3-for-4 with one triple, two RBIs (one w/two-outs), one run, and was picked off.
Kevin Vargas started at third base and batted ninth.  1-for-3 with one two-out RBI, one run, and one hit by pitch.
Dionis Zamora entered in the fifth and pitched four innings.  He allowed four hits, one earned run, and struck three out for the winning decision (1-0).  (g/f:3-3)
Edgar Escobar entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck two out for the save (1).  (g/f:1-0)

Rough Outing:
Brandon Benson entered late in the game as designated hitter and batted leadoff.  0-for-1 with one strikeout.
Brian Pirela started and pitched four innings.  He allowed nine hits, five runs (four earned), one walk, and threw two wild pitches.  (g/f:6-3)

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DSL: Cardinals Red Beat Cubs Two 8-6 In 11 Innings: Joerlin De Los Santos Singles & Drives In Two Runs; Sander Mora Singles Twice & Knocks In One Run; Roy Garcia Strikes Out Four Over Three Scoreless Innings

Individual Highlights:
Joerlin De Los Santos started in left field and batted leadoff.  1-for-4 with two two-out RBIs, one sacrifice, and one strikeout.
Sander Mora started as designated hitter and batted second.  2-for-3 with one RBI, one run, one walk, one sac fly, and one strikeout.
Franklin Soto started at shortstop and batted third.  1-for-3 with one RBI, two runs, two walks, one stolen base, one caught stealing/pickoff, two throwing errors, and assisted in one double play.
Luis Montano started in right field and batted fifth.  1-for-4 with one RBI, two runs, one walk, one strikeout, one outfield assist, and assisted in one double play.
Cristhian Longa started at catcher and batted seventh.  1-for-4 with one two-out RBI, one run, one walk, and one strikeout.
Elvin Jimenez started at second base and batted ninth.  1-for-4 with one double, one run, and one strikeout.
Jhon Victorino entered in the fifth and pitched two innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck one out.  (g/f:2-3)
Roy Garcia entered in the seventh and pitched three innings.  He allowed three hits, no runs, one walk, and struck four out.  (g/f:3-1)

Rough Outing:
Adanson Cruz started in centerfield and batted fourth.  0-for-5 with three strikeouts.
Claudio Ramirez started at first base and batted eighth.  0-for-5 with two strikeouts and assisted in one double play.

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Pedro Rodriguez To Help Lead Campeche In The Second Half Of LMB Season

"Our goal is the playoffs, the past that is left behind", mentioned in closer Pedro Rodríguez, on his first day of Pre-season heading to the second short tournament, the Summer 2018 of the LMB and which begins on Tuesday, July 3 when the filibusters receive the Olmecs of Tabasco.  (Translated)

MiLB Official Site

DSL: Twins Beat Cardinals Blue 13-4: Diomedes Del Rio Doubles, Triples, & Drives In Two Runs; Diowill Burgos Walks & Hits A Solo Home Run; Jose Zapata Walks & Knocks In One Run

Individual Highlights:
Diomedes Del Rio started in centerfield and batted leadoff.  2-for-5 with one double, one triple, two two-out RBIs, and one strikeout.
Jean Selmo started at first base and batted third.  1-for-4 with one triple, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.
Diowill Burgos started in right field and batted fifth.  1-for-3 with one home run, one RBI, one run, one walk, and one strikeout.
Yowelfy Rosario started at third base and batted sixth.  1-for-4 with one triple, one run, and one strikeout.
Leudy Pena started in left field and batted seventh.  1-for-3 with one double, one run, and one walk.
Jose Zapata started at catcher and batted eighth.  0-for-3 with one RBI, one run, one walk, one strikeout, and threw out one of three base runners.

Rough Outing:
Freddy DeJesus started as designated hitter and batted fourth.  0-for-3 with one walk and one strikeout.
Pablo Gomez started at second base and batted ninth.  0-for-3 with one walk, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.
Hector Soto started and pitched five innings.  He allowed ten hits, seven runs (six earned), one home run, one walk, hit two batters, threw one wild pitch, and struck two out for the losing decision (2-1).  (g/f:6-5)
Leonardo Taveras entered in the sixth and pitched two innings.  He allowed four hits, five earned runs, three walks, and struck two out.  (g/f:1-2)
Angel Ortega entered in the eighth and pitched two innings.  He allowed one hit, one earned run, two walks, and struck three out.  (g/f:1-2)

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Video: Yadier Molina Hits A Home Run 6-20-18

Rookie-Level DSL Blue Activated Ramon Mendoza From The Restricted List & Sent Martin Cordova To The Red Squad

Jrocke217 Twitter

Memphis Homestand Highlights June 21-24, 2018

The first-place Memphis Redbirds return to AutoZone Park tomorrow for a quick four-game homestand against the New Orleans Baby Cakes (Marlins) running through Sunday, with the set featuring fireworks on Saturday and plenty of summer fun at the ballpark.

Memphis Official Site

At Hazardous Stage Of 2018, The Cardinals Need Their Rotation To Rally

Bird Bytes…

101 ESPN

Jon Nunnally Removed As Hitting Coach By Zulia

Former shortstop Alvaro Espinoza will be the bench coach of Lipso Nava with the Águilas del Zulia, in a contract that will allow the raptors to cast Lino Connell and give him the role of batting instructor, instead of Jon Nunnally.  (Translated)

El Emergente

Videos: Michael Girsch On Greg Holland & Adam Wainwright

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Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

Videos: Matt Carpenter On Cardinals Never-Quit Attitude

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

Cardinals Can Fix Their Bullpen Before The MLB Trade Deadline, But Fixing The Infield Defense May Not Be As Easy

The St. Louis Cardinals avoided losing for the sixth time in their last seven games Tuesday night (STL 7, PHI 6), though it did not come easy. Rookie righty Jordan Hicks, who was pitching for the 34th time in the team's 71 games, allowed a game-tying two-run double to Rhys Hoskins in the eighth inning. Matt Carpenter rescued the Cardinals with a go-ahead solo homer in the ninth.

CBS Sports

Cubs Signed 2018, Ninth Round (278th Overall) Pick Derek Casey For $130K

Jim Callis Twitter

Springfield Starting Lineup 6-20-18

Springfield Official Twitter

Cardinals Starting Lineup 6-20-18

St. Louis Official Twitter

Cardinal Beat

Greg Holland Survives High-Leverage Situation In Return To Cardinals Bullpen

Greg Holland silenced the doubters, at least for one night, in the St. Louis Cardinals 7-6 win over the Philadelphia Phillies, Tuesday night. The free agent signee returned to the Cardinals roster yesterday and was immediately put in a high-leverage situation.

KMOX

The Cardinals Are So Bad, They're Downright Disgusting To Watch

I'm glad the St. Louis Cardinals managed to hang on to win a game Philadelphia Phillies.

Cheap Seats

Edubray Ramos A Possibility For Phillies Closer

The Philadelphia Phillies have one of the worst relays, not only of the National League, but of all the Major Leagues. However, there are some pitchers who have done a good job, as is the case with Edubray Ramos.  (Translated)

Lider

State College: Bring Your Pup To Bark In The Park Tonight

The State College Spikes are opening the doggy doors and the ballpark gates to four-legged friends tonight for this year's first edition of the team's popular Bark in the Park Night, presented by Metzger Animal Hospital and NEWSRADIO 103 WRSC!

State College Official Site

Palm Beach @ Daytona Cancelled For Wednesday Due To Field Conditions

Daytona Official Twitter

Paul DeJong Happy On Field & In Science Lab

A search through the Cardinals' clubhouse for certain superlatives would turn up two top candidates for consideration as the team's brainiest player: reliever Matt Bowman and shortstop Paul DeJong.

St. Louis Official Site

Former Cardinals Playing In KBO 6-20-18: Xavier Scruggs Singles Twice & Drives In Two Runs; Jamie Romak Singles



Xavier Scruggs (former St. Louis-NC) started at first base and batted fourth.  2-for-4 with two RBIs and one hit by pitch.

Kia beat NC 6-5

Jamie Romak (former Memphis-SK) started at third base and batted third.  1-for-5 with three strikeouts.

Samsung beat SK 6-4

Meghan King Edmonds' Daughter Aspen Dialed 911 Accidentally...And The Police Showed Up

If you thought Meghan King Edmonds' infant twins were keeping her up at night, don't forget about her 19-month-old daughter Aspen.

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Video: Scott Warmann & Jim Edmonds Preview Cardinals-Phillies Game 6-20-18

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Matthew Bowman Back On Disabled List With Blister Problems; Mike Mayers' Eureka Moment; Marcell Ozuna's Instincts

The blisters that have caused Cardinals reliever Matt Bowman such troubles this season are only the outward signs of a deeper, painful, and often numbing sensation that returned Monday, he acknowledged to the team late that night.

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Stephen Piscotty, Jed Lowrie Deliver Big Blasts As Athletics Win In Ten

The A's have trailed after eight innings in each of their last two games. They've won both of them.

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Mike Trout Extends Torrid Stretch As Angels Gain Split

There was no other player the Angels would have rather had up to bat in that situation.

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Former Cardinals Playing In MLB 6-19-18: Rich Hill Strikes Out Six Over Six Scoreless Innings; David Peralta Doubles & Drives In Two Runs; Stephen Piscotty Hits A Solo Home Run

Jason Heyward (former St. Louis-Chicago-N) started in right field and batted second.  1-for-4 with one run and one walk.
Steve Cishek (former St. Louis-Chicago-N) entered in the sixth and pitched to four batters.  He allowed two hits and one earned run for the hold (9).  (p-s:14-10)(g/f:2-0)

Los Angeles beat Chicago-N 4-3 in game one of doubleheader

Rich Hill (former Memphis-Los Angeles) started and pitched six innings.  He allowed three hits, no runs, two walks, and struck six out.  0-for-3 with two strikeouts.  (p-s:90-65)(g/f:6-2)

Steve Cishek (former St. Louis-Chicago-N) entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, one walk, and struck one out.  (p-s:23-15)(g/f:0-1)

Chicago-N beat Los Angeles 2-1 in 10 innings in game two of doubleheader

Marco Gonzales (former St. Louis-Seattle) started and pitched 6.1 innings.  He allowed eight hits, six earned runs, three home runs, one walk, and struck five out for the losing decision (7-4).    (p-s:90-66)(g/f:6-3)

New York-A beat Seattle 7-2

Sam Freeman (former St. Louis-Atlanta) entered in the sixth and pitched 2.1 innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck four out for the winning decision (2-3).  (p-s: 33-21)(g/f:1-2)

Randal Grichuk (former St. Louis-Toronto) started in right field and batted sixth.  1-for-3 with one double, one run, one walk, and one strikeout.
Aledmys Diaz (former St. Louis-Toronto) started at shortstop and batted seventh.  0-for-4 at the plate.
Jaime Garcia (former St. Louis-Toronto) started and pitched three innings.  He allowed five hits, five earned runs, two home runs, three walks, and struck two out for the losing decision (2-6).  (p-s:64-34)(g/f:5-0)
Preston Guilmet (former St. Louis-Toronto) entered in the seventh and pitched two innings.  He allowed two hits, one earned run, two walks, and struck two out.  (p-s:28-19)(g/f:2-1)

Atlanta beat Toronto 11-4

Charlie Tilson (former Memphis-Chicago-A) started in left field and batted eighth.  3-for-4 with one run and one strikeout.

Cleveland beat Chicago-A 6-3

Joe Kelly (former st. Louis-Boston) entered in the eighth and pitched to three batters.  He allowed two hits, two earned runs, and one walk.  (p-s:14-7)(ir-s:2-2)

Zach Duke (former St. Louis-Minnesota) entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed two hits and one earned run for the blown save (2) and winning decision (3-2).  (p-s:18-10)(g/f:2-1)

Minnesota beat Boston 6-2

Adam Ottavino (former St. Louis-Colorado) entered in the seventh and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck three out for the hold (15).  (p-s:18-13)(g/f:1-0)(ir-s:3-1)

Colorado beat New York-N 10-8

Jon Jay (former St. Louis-Arizona) started in right field and batted leadoff.  2-for-5 with two runs and one strikeout.
David Peralta (former Johnson City-Arizona) started in left field and batted fourth.  1-for-4 with one double, two RBIs (one w/two-outs), and one strikeout.
Daniel Descalso (former St. Louis-Arizona) started as designated hitter and batted fifth.  0-for-4 with four strikeouts.
Fernando Salas (former St. Louis-Arizona) entered in the sixth and pitched to three batters.  He allowed no hits or runs, one walk and struck one out.  (p-s:12-8)(ir-s:1-0)

Albert Pujols (former St. Louis-Anaheim) started at first base and batted fourth.  1-for-4 with one strikeout.

Anaheim beat Arizona 5-4

Stephen Piscotty (former St. Louis-Oakland) started in right field and batted seventh.  1-for-4 with one home run, one two-out RBI, one run, and one strikeout.

Oakland beat San Diego 4-2 in 10 innings

Michael Wacha & The Cardinals Go For Series Win Against Phillies

The Philadelphia Phillies and the St. Louis Cardinals will play the rubber match of their current series and their season series Wednesday afternoon.

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Jaime Garcia Wobbles As Blue Jays Can't Contain Braves

The Blue Jays had visions in Spring Training of Jaime Garcia being the final piece to a starting rotation that was supposed to be one of the best in the American League. Three months later, Garcia is barely holding onto a job.

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