Monday, September 1, 2014

Adam Wainwright Looks To Extend Cardinals' Edge Over Pirates

In a division race as tight as the National League Central this season, every game seems to have a magnifying glass on it.

St. Louis Official Site

Cardinals Beat Pirates 5-4: Matt Holliday Singles, Doubles, & Drives In Three Runs; Kolten Wong Hits A Two-Run Homer; Trevor Rosenthal Strikes Out Two Over One Scoreless Inning For The Save

Individual Highlights:
Jon Jay 2-for-3 with one triple, one run, one walk, and one caught stealing.
Oscar Taveras 0-for-2 with one run, two walks, and grounded into one double play.
Matt Holliday 2-for-4 with one double, three RBIs, and one strikeout.
Daniel Descalso 2-for-4 with one strikeout.
Kolten Wong 1-for-1 with one home run, two RBIs, and one run.
Seth Maness entered in the seventh and pitched to one batter.  He allowed no hits or runs for the winnign decision (6-3).  (p-s:3-3)(g/f:1-0)(ir-s:1-0)
Carlos Martinez entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, one walk, and struck one out for the hold (13).  (p-s:19-12)
Trevor Rosenthal entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck two out for the save (41).  (p-s:17-12)(g/f:1-1)

Rough Outing:
Matt Adams 0-for-4 with one strikeout.
Jhonny Peralta 0-for-3 with one walk.
Lance Lynn started and pitched six innings.  He allowed eight hits, three earned runs, three walks, and struck three out.  1-for-2 with one run.  (p-s:114-69)(g/f:5-8)
Kevin Siegrist entered in the seventh and pitched to three batters.  He allowed one hit, one earned run, one home run, one walk, and struck one out.  (p-s:14-6)

Former Cardinals:
John Axford entered in the seventh and pitched to two batters.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and one walk.  (p-s:10-3)(ir-s:1-1)

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St. Louis Official Site Post Game

Springfield Beat Tulsa 9-8: Patrick Wisdom Singles & Hits A Three-Run Homer; Nick Martini Collects Three Singles, One Double, & One RBI; Jeremy Berg Strikes Out All Three Batters Faced

Individual Highlights:
Breyvic Valera 2-for-5 with one two-out RBI and one stolen base.
Cody Stanley 1-for-4 with one double, one run, one walk, two strikeouts, and allowed two stolen bases.
Jonathan Rodriguez 2-for-5 with one double, one run, one strikeout, and one fielding error.
David Popkins 1-for-4 with one double, one RBI, three runs, one walk, one strikeout, and one outfield assist.
Nick Martini 4-for-5 with one double, one RBI, two runs, and one strikeout.
Patrick Wisdom 2-for-4 with one home run, three two-out RBIs, two runs, and one walk.
Matt Williams 0-for-2 with one RBI, one walk, one hit by pitch, and one stolen base.
Jeremy Berg entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck three out for the hold (6).  (p-s:15-9)
Joseph Donofrio entered in the eighth and pitched 1.2 innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out for the save (16).  (p-s:22-17)(g/f:3-1)(ir-s:2-0)

Rough Outing:
Alex Mejia 0-for-5 with one strikeout, grounded into one double play, and one fielding error.
Nick Petree started and pitched 4.2 innings.  He allowed ten hits, seven runs (five earned), one walk, threw one wild pitch, and struck two out.  0-for-2 with two strikeouts.  (p-s:93-58)(g/f:6-5)
Corey Baker entered in the fifth and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed two hits, one earned run, one home run, one walk, and struck two out for the winning decision (1-0).  0-for-1 with one strikeouts.  (p-s:18-11)(g/f:2-0)(ir-s:1-0)

Former Cardinals:
Richard Castillo started and pitched six innings.  He allowed eight hits, five earned runs, two walks, threw one wild pitch, and struck seven out.  0-for-2 with one sacrifice.  (p-s:89-60)(g/f:7-1)

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Antone DeJesus Named 2014 Can-Am League Postseason All-Star & Defensive Player Of The Year

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Justin Masterson Making Move To Cardinals' Bullpen; Cardinals Mull Next Steps For Michael Wacha, Jason Motte; Kolten Wong Cleared, But Cautious Cardinals Sit Infielder; Worth Noting

The Cardinals have not yet announced a starter for Thursday's series opener in Milwaukee, but manager Mike Matheny did reveal on Monday that right-hander Justin Masterson is no longer in the mix for that assignment.

St. Louis Official Site

State College Beat Williamsport 6-0: Austin Gomber Strikes Out Four Over Seven Scoreless Innings For The Win; Alex DeLeon Collects Three Singles, One Home Run, & Three RBIs; Danny Diekroeger Doubles Twice & Drives In One Run

Individual Highlights:
Darren Seferina 2-for-4 with one two-out RBI, one walk, and one caught stealing.
Danny Diekroeger 2-for-4 with two doubles, one two-out RBI, and two runs.
Alex DeLeon 4-for-5 with one home run, three RBIs, one run, and assisted in one double play.
Brett Wiley 1-for-4 with one walk, one stolen base, and assisted in one double play.
Robelys Reyes 0-for-4 with one RBI, one stolen base, and one strikeout.
Chase Raffield 2-for-4 with two runs and one stolen base.
Austin Gomber started and pitched seven innings.  He allowed five hits, no runs, struck four out, and assisted in one double play for the winning decision (2-2).  (g/f:6-8)
Dylan Hawkins entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, one walk, and struck one out.  (g/f:0-1)
Joseph Scanio entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out.  (g/f:1-0)

Rough Outing:
Edmundo Sosa 0-for-1 with one strikeout.
Kenneth Peoples-Walls 0-for-1 with one strikeout.
Luis Cruz 0-for-4 with one strikeout.

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Memphis Starting Lineup 9-1-14

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Nick Petree & Nick Martini Promoted From A-Advanced Palm Beach To Double-A Springfield

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State College Starting Lineup 9-1-14

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State College Official Twitter

Athletics Purchase The Contract Of Bryan Anderson From Triple-A Sacramento

Eric Link Twitter

Justin Masterson Moved To Bullpen

Jenifer Langosch Twitter

Peoria Starting Lineup 9-1-14

Peoria Official Twitter

Cardinals Activated Mark Ellis From The Disabled List

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Cardinals Starting Lineup 9-1-14

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Matt Carpenter gets the day off, which leads to all sorts of changes in the Cardinals lineup for today's 1:15 p.m. game against Pittsburgh.
Cardinal Beat

September has arrived, the it finds the Cardinals tied for the division lead for the first time in six weeks.
KMOV

The 30: For The Orioles, Cardinals, Blue Jays, & Rangers, Timing Is Eveything

Consider the huge importance of timing in baseball.

Grantland

Cardinals Eye Division Lead In Opener With Pirates

After putting together an impressive weekend, Matt Holliday will try to lead the St. Louis Cardinals into first place in the National League Central on Monday afternoon in the opener of a three-game set with the Pittsburgh Pirates.

KSDK

Breaking Down A Wild NL Pennant Race

With a six-game lead in the National League East, the Washington Nationals are sitting pretty – at least compared to other NL hopefuls. Six teams are gunning for four spots, which will make for a fun and fluid September, except, perhaps, for the managers involved. USA TODAY Sports' Jorge L. Ortiz breaks down how it may unfold:

KSDK

Brewers Purchase The Contract Of Matt Paganozzi From Triple-A Nashville

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Pete Kozma Sparks Cardinals' Win

Perhaps as improbable as the Cardinals reclaiming a share of first place in the National League Central Division on Sunday despite not winning any of their last three series was that Pete Kozma was one of the offensive heroes.

Post-Dispatch

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Michael Wacha Has Succesful Outing At Double-A Springfield; Cardinals Cautious With Kolten Wong; Extra Bases

The Cardinals will use Monday and how righty Michael Wacha recovers from his first game appearance in more than two months to determine if the starter needs another rehab appearance or can leap straight to the majors after Sunday’s outing.

Post-Dispatch

Tulsa Beat Springfield 4-3 In 10 Innings: Travis Tartamella Singles & Drives In One Run; Michael Wacha Strikes Out One Over Two Scoreless Innings; Jason Motte Pitches One Hitless/Scoreless Inning

Individual Highlights:
Travis Tartamella 1-for-3 with one two-out RBI and assisted in two double plays.
Jonathan Rodriguez 2-for-5 with one run, one strikeout, grounded into one double play, and assisted in two double plays.
Curt Smith 0-for-3 with one run, two walks, one stolen base, one strikeout, one outfield assist, and assisted in one double play.
Matt Williams 0-for-3 with one RBI and two walks (one intentional).
Michael Wacha started and pitched two innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, one walk, and struck one out.  One walk at the plate.  (p-s:34-24)(g/f:4-1)
Jason Motte entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs.  (p-s:12-7)(g/f:2-1)

Rough Outing:
Tony Cruz 0-for-2 with two strikeouts and allowed one stolen base.
Patrick Wisdom 0-for-5 with one strikeout, one throwing error, and assisted in one double play.
David Popkins 0-for-4 with one walk and one strikeout.
Sam Gavilgio entered in the third and pitched five innings.  He allowed six hits, three earned runs, one walk, and struck four out.  0-for-2 with one RBI.  (p-s:59-40)(g/f:5-4)(ir-s:2-0)

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Springfield Official Site Post Game

Michael Wacha Strong For Springfield

St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Michael Wacha took the next step forward in making his return from the disabled list as he pitched 2+ strong innings for Springfield (AA) on Sunday night.

STL Baseball Weekly

Kane County Beat Peoria 9-2: Luis Perez Hits A Solo Home Run; Carson Kelly Singles & Drives In One Run; Jacob Booden Pitches One Hitless/Scoreless Inning

Individual Highlights:
C.J. McElroy 0-for-2 with two walks and one strikeout.
Ronald Castillo 1-for-4 with one double and one strikeout.
Rowan Wick 0-for-2 witch two walks and two strikeouts.
Carson Kelly 1-for-4 with one RBI, one strikeout, grounded into one double play, and allowed two stolen bases.
Luis Perez 1-for-4 with one home run, one two-out RBI, one run, and two strikeouts.
Jacob Booden entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs.  (g/f:1-2)

Rough Outing:
Vaughn Bryan 0-for-3 with one walk and two strikeouts.
Rafael Medina 0-for-3 with one strikeout.
Richy Pedroza 0-for-3 with one strikeout, one throwing error, and assisted in one double play.
Luis Perdomo started and pitched 3.1 innings.  He allowed eight hits, four runs (three earned), one walk, hit one batter, and struck four out for the losing decision (3-6).  (g/f:1-1)
Tyler Bray entered in the fouth and pitched 2.2 innings.  He allowed two hits, one earned run, one home run, one walk, and and struck four out.  (g/f:3-0)(ir-s:2-1)
Blake McKnight entered in the seventh and pitched to six batters.  He allowed two hits, four runs (two earned), and two walks (one intentional).  (g/f:1-1)
Robert Stock entered in the seventh and pitched to three batters.  He allowed one hit and no runs.  (g/f:0-2)(ir-s:2-1)

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Peoria Journal Star Post Game

Jonathan Cornelius Reassigned From Triple-A Memphis To Double-A Springfield

MiLB Official Site

Mike Mayers & Mitch Harris Promoted From Double-A Springfield To Triple-A Memphis

Brian Walton Twitter

New Orleans Beat Memphis 4-1: Audry Perez Hits A Solo Home Run

Individual Highlights:
Rafael Ortega 1-for-4 at the plate.
Jermaine Curtis 0-for-2 with one walk.
Xavier Scruggs 1-for-2 with one walk and one caught stealing.
Audry Perez 1-for-3 with one home run, one RBI, one run, and two strikeouts.
Mike O'Neill 2-for-3 with one caught stealing.
Greg Miclat 0-for-2 with one walk and one stolen base.
Luis Mateo 1-for-1 at the plate.
Sam Tuivailala entered in the sixth and pitched to two batters.  He allowed no hits or runs, hit one batter, threw one wild pitch, and struck one out.  (p-s:9-3)(ir-s:2-0)

Rough Outing:
Rest Of The Team

Former Cardinals:
Zack Cox 2-for-3 with one triple and two RBIs (one w/two-outs).

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Memphis Official Site Post Game
Memphis Commercial Appeal Post Game

Mike Matheny & Matt Holliday Postgame Press Conference 8-31-14

STL Sports Page

Playoffs: Elizabethton Beat Johnson City 7-6 In 13 Innings: Jose Godoy Singles, Doubles, & Drives In One Run; Dailyn Martinez Strikes Out Two, Pickes One Runner Off, Induces 12 Ground Outs, & Allows Two Runs over Six Innings; Jonathan Escudero Strikes Out Two & Holds Two Runners On Over Three & Two-Thirds Scoreless Innings

Individual Highlights:
Cole Lankford 0-for-6 with one RBI and three strikeouts.
Casey Grayson 4-for-6 with one double, one run, and assisted in two double plays.
Jesus Ustariz 2-for-4 with one run.
Jose Godoy 2-for-6 with one double, one RBI, and one strikeout.
Carlos Torres 1-for-4 with one triple, one run, and one strikeout.
Dailyn Martinez started and pitched six innings.  He allowed seven hits, two runs (one earned), one walk, threw two wild pitches, stuck two out, and picked one runner off.  (g/f:12-2)
Jonathan Escudero entered in the eighth and pitched 3.2 innings.  He allowed two hits, no runs, hit one batter, and struck two out.  (g/f:4-3)(ir-s:2-0)

Rough Outing:
Chris Rivera 0-for-6 with three strikeouts.
Juan Caballero entered in the seventh and pitched to four batters.  He allowed three hits and three earned runs for the hold (1).  (g/f:0-1)
Kender Villegas entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed three hits, one earned run, hit one batter, and struck one out for the blown save (1).  (g/f:0-1)(ir-s:2-2)
Kevin Carlow entered in the 12th and pitched two innings.  He allowed four hits, one earned run, one intentional walk, and struck one out for the losing decision (0-1).  (g/f:1-2)

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Johnson City Official Site Post Game
Johnson City Press Post Game

David Popkins, Springfield Motivated By Fans

Outfielder David Popkins made it to the finish line. That's an accomplishment for a player who wasn't drafted out of college and yet in March found his way to Double-A baseball, the cut-throat level of the minor leagues.

Springfield News-Leader

Dan Haren To Have Next Start Pushed Back

The Dodgers plan to use rookie Carlos Frias as a sixth starter for Wednesday's game against Washington and push back Dan Haren to Friday night against Arizona.

Los Angeles Official Site

Yadier Molina, Eric Hinske Peacemakers In Misunderstanding

John Lackey understands Spanish well enough to know what Starlin Castro was saying, but didn't grasp that the Cubs' shortstop was mad at himself, not at the Cardinals pitcher.

St. Louis Official Site

Sam Tuivailala Promoted From Double-A Springfield To Triple-A Memphis

Cardinal Tales Twitter

Trevor Rosenthal Joins Elite Cardinals Club With 40th Save; Kevin Siegrist Returns To Cardinals In Flurry Of Roster Moves; Cardinals Recall Pete Kozma To Boost Infield Depth; Mike Matheny Mum On Justin Masterson's Next Turn; Cardinals Fit In Rehab Outing For Jason Motte; Worth Noting

On the heels of a doubleheader and with roster expansion on the horizon, the Cardinals manipulated their 25-man roster in order to add a fresh arm to the bullpen and a body to the bench before additional reinforcements come later in the week.

St. Louis Official Site

Matt Holliday's Homer, Four RBI Propels Cardinals To Win

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny joked with the media after Sunday’s game about Matt Holliday’s contributions at the plate in their 9-6 win.

KMOV

Former Cardinals Playing In MLB Action 8-31-14: Albert Pujols Drives In One Run; Donovan Solano Collects Two Singles; Ryan Ludwick Singles & Walks

Carlos Beltran (former St. Louis-New York-A) started in right field and batted fifth.  0-for-4 with two strikeouts.

Colby Rasmus (former St. Louis-Toronto) started in centerfield and batted seventh.  0-for-3 with three strikeouts.

Toronto beat New York-A 4-3


Ryan Ludwick (former St. Louis-Cincinnati) started in left field and batted sixth.  1-for-3 with one run, one walk, and one strikeout.

Cincinnati beat Pittsburgh 3-2


Albert Pujols (former St. Louis-Anaheim) started at first base and batted third.  0-for-4 with one RBI.
David Freese (former St. Louis-Anaheim) started as designated hitter and batted sixth.  0-for-4 with one strikeout.

Anaheim beat Oakland 8-1


David Peralta (former Johnson City-Arizona) started in right field and batted sixth.  1-for-4 at the plate.

Arizona beat Colorado 6-2


Blaine Boyer (former St. Louis-San Diego) entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed two hits, two earned runs, and struck one out.  (p-s:26-15)(g/f:1-0)

Los Angeles beat San Diego 7-1


Donovan Solano (former Memphis-Miami) started at second base and batted second.  2-for-4 with one strikeout.

Atlanta beat Miami 1-0

Derek Gibson Gets The Game Ball

It was a big night for former SEMO All-American outfielder Derek Gibson on Saturday.

Toledo News

Lance Lynn, Gerrit Cole Set To Clash In Key Division Series

As the calendar turns to September, the National League Central is shaping up to be a three-team race, and the Pirates and Cardinals will get the competition started right away with a three-game series at Busch Stadium.

St. Louis Official Site

State College Beat Williamsport 5-1: Luis Cruz Singles Twice, Homers, & Drives In Four Runs; Danny Diekroeger Collects Two Singles, One Triple, & One RBI; Tyler Dunnington Strikes Out Three Over Three Scoreless Inning For The Win

Individual Highlights:
Darren Seferina 1-for-4 with one run, one walk, one stolen base, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.
Danny Diekroeger 3-for-5 with one double, one two-out RBI, one run, and one strikeout.
Alex DeLeon 3-for-5 with one run, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.
Brett Wiley 2-for-5 with two doubles, one run, and two strikeouts.
Luis Cruz 3-for-4 with one home run, four RBIs (one w/two-outs), one run, one strikeout, and allowed one stolen base.
Trey Nielsen started and pitched five innings.  He allowed three hits, one earned run, one home run, one walk,committed one thrrowing error, and struck seven out.  (g/f:4-2)
Tyler Dunnington entered in the sixth and pitched three innings.  He allowed two hits, no runs, one walk, and struck three out for the winning decision (1-0).  (g/f:2-3)
Kevin Alexander entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck three out.

Rough Outing:
Chase Raffield 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
Collin Radack 0-for-3 with one walk and one strikeout.

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State College Official Site Post Game

Memphis Starting Lineup 8-31-14

Memphis Official Twitter

Jhonny Peralta Signing Looking More & More Genius Everyday

Recently, I wrote how GM John Mozeliak flat out swung and missed on the trade for Indians starter Justin Masterson. It was a waste of trade asset James Ramsey, who was blocked in AA-Springfield.

KMOV

New Orleans Beat Memphis 5-4 In Completion Of 8/30/14 Game: Ed Easley Singles, Doubles, & Drives In Two Runs; Tommy Pham Singles & Knocks In Two Runs; Rafael Ortega Singles & Doubles

Individual Highlights:
Tommy Pham 1-for-4 with two RBIs (one w/two-outs), one run, one hit by pitch, two stolen bases, and one strikeout.
Ed Easley 2-for-5 with one double, two RBIs (one w/two-outs), one caught stealing, one passed ball, and allowed one stolen base.
Xavier Scruggs 1-for-4 with one double and grounded into one double play.
Rafael Ortega 2-for-4 with one double, two runs, and one strikeout.
Greg Miclat 1-for-3 with one run and one walk.
Greg Garcia 1-for-1 at the plate.

Rough Outing:
Scott Moore 0-for-4 at the plate.
Zach Petrick started and pitched four innings.  He allowed five hits, three runs (two earned), one home run, one walk, and struck six out.  1-for-2 with one strikeout.  (p-s:83-56)(g/f:4-2)
Dean Kiekhefer entered in the fifth and pitched two innings.  He allowed two hits, no runs, one walk, and struck one out.  (p-s:32-24)(g/f:1-2)(ir-s:1-1)
David Aardsma entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed two hits, one earned run, one walk, and struck one out for the blown save (1).  (p-s:23-13)(g/f:1-1)
Eric Fornataro entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, one earned run, one home run, and struck one out for the losing decision (4-5).  (p-s:12-11)(g/f:2-0)

Former Cardinals:
Zack Cox 1-for-1 with one home run, one two-out RBI, and one run.

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Memphis Official Site Post Game

Peoria Starting Lineup 8-31-14

Peoria Official Twitter

Trevor Rosenthal Becomes Fifth Cardinals Pitcher To Reach 40 Saves

St. Louis Official Twitter

Cardinals closer Trevor Rosenthal joined closers Jason Isringhausen, Bruce Sutter, Jason Motte and Lee Smith as the fifth player to reach 40 saves in a season.
KMOV

For just the seventh time in franchise history, the St. Louis Cardinals have a reliever that has recorded at least 40 saves in a season as Trevor Rosenthal reached the milestone in closing out Sunday’s 9-6 victory over the Chicago Cubs.
STL Baseball Weekly (Audio)

Cardinals Beat Cubs 9-6: Matt Holliday Singles, Doubles, Homers, & Drives In Four Runs; Jhonny Peralta Collects Three Singles, One Walk, & Two RBIs; Matt Carpenter Doubles, Walks Three Times, & Knocks In One Run

Individual Highlights:
Matt Carpenter 1-for-2 with one double, one RBI, three runs, three walks (one intentional), and one fielding error.
Matt Holliday 3-for-4 with one double, one home run, four RBIs (three w/two-outs), two runs, one hit by pitch, and grounded into one double play.
Jhonny Peralta 3-for-4 with two two-out RBIs, one walk, and assisted in one double play.
Yadier Molina 2-for-5 with one two-out RBI, grounded into one double play, and allowed one stolen base.
Kolten Wong 1-for-3 with one home run, one RBI, one run, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.
Pete Kozma 1-for-1 with one double and one run.
Daniel Descalso 1-for-3 with one run, one walk, and assisted in one double play.
Pat Neshek entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and one intentional walk for the winning decision (7-1).  (p-s:18-9)(g/f:1-2)
Trevor Rosenthal entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and one walk for the save (40).  (p-s:14-8)(g/f:0-1)

Rough Outing:
Randal Grichuk 0-for-5 with two strikeouts.
Matt Adams 0-for-1 with one strikeout.
John Lackey started and pitched 6.1 innings.  He allowed nine hit, five runs (two earned), one home run, one walk, hit one batter, committed one throwing error, and struck six out.  0-for-1 with one sacrifice and one strikeout.  (p-s:95-73)(g/f:8-4)
Randy Choate entered in the seventh and pitched to three batters.  He allowed one hit, one earned run, one home run, and struck two out.  (p-s:15-11)

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Bartolo Colon Expected To Stick With Mets After Trade Deadline

Matt Ehalt Twitter

David Freese Seeing Time As DH With Gordon Beckham At 3B

Angels manager Mike Scioscia has gone from subbing David Freese out for defense late in games to removing him from the field entirely. Sunday marked the third time in four days that Scioscia has opted to go with Gordon Beckham at third and thus insert Freese -- a longtime National League player -- at designated hitter.

Anaheim Official Site

Kolten Wong Exits After Tumbling On Catch Attempt

Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong exited Sunday's game in the eighth after taking a backward tumble while pursuing a popup to shallow right-center.
St. Louis Official Site

With the scored tied 6-6 in the top of the 8th inning on Saturday, Kolten Wong fought the sun as he charged out to shallow right center to go for a flare off the bat of Chicago’s Chris Valiaka. Wong nearly made the catch, but wound up tumbling to the ground and hitting the back of his head. He stayed down for a few moments as trainers rushed out before Wong slowly walked off the field under his own power.
STL Baseball Weekly

State College Starting Lineup 8-31-14

State College Official Twitter

State College Official Twitter

Adam Dunn Will Retire After The 2014 Season

Bruce Levine Twitter

Mike Matheny Weighing Options For Starter In Milwaukee Opener Tuesday

With exactly one month left until the end of the season, the Cardinals face the Milwaukee Brewers in a pivotal September series next week. However, who the Cardinals will opt to throw in the series opener Thursday is still unclear.

KMOV

Bridgeport Reinstated Joe Mather To Active List; Sugar Land Placed Brian Barton On The Inactive List

Atlantic League Official Site

Tyler Dunnington, Kevin Alexander, & Dylan Hawkins Promoted From Short-Season Rookie-Level Gulf Coast League To Short-Season Single-A State College

Brian Walton Twitter

Lincoln Exercised 2014 Option On Kevin Howard

American Association Official Site

Jacob Turner Appreciates Mike Matheny's Help Through Career; Edwin Jackson Throws Light Bullpen Session

Jacob Turner had hoped to say hello to Cardinals manager Mike Matheny during the Cubs' weekend series, but didn't connect until an awkward moment on Friday. Turner was leaving Busch Stadium at the same time as Matheny, a few hours after the Cubs beat the Cardinals, 7-2.

Chicago-N Official Site

C.J. Beatty Named 2014 Frontier League Postseason All-Star

The Frontier League announced its 2014 postseason awards on Sunday, with Evansville third baseman Shayne Houck and Southern Illinois pitcher Matt Bywater leading the way. The Gateway Grizzlies were named Organization of the Year.

Frontier League Official Site

Coco Crisp Expected To Miss A Few Games

Jane Lee Twitter

A's outfielder Coco Crisp was missing from Sunday's lineup for a second consecutive game because of a neck strain and will remain out "a few days," according to manager Bob Melvin.
Oakland Official Site

Brett McMillan's Redbird Report 8-31-14: Home Squad Rides Two Matt Holliday Homers To Doubleheader Split

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St. Lucie Beat Palm Beach 4-2: Mason Katz Hits A Solo Home Run; Cesar Valera Collects Two Singles & One RBI; Steven Sabatino Strikes Out One over One Hitless/Scoreless Inning

Individual Highlights:
Derek Gibson 2-for-4 with one double, grounded into one double play, one outfield assist, and assisted in one double play.
Anthony Garcia 2-for-4 with one double and two strikeouts.
Mason Katz 1-for-4 with one home run, one two-out RBI, one run, one strikeout, and assisted in two double plays.
David Washington 1-for-3 with one double, one run, one walk, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.
Cesar Valera 2-for-4 with one RBI.
Steven Sabatino entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out.  (g/f:0-2)

Rough Outing:
Luke Voit 0-for-4 with one strikeout.
Juan Herrera 0-for-4 and assisted in two double plays.
Tyrell Jenkins started and pitched seven innings.  He allowed nine hits, four earned runs, two walks, and struck five out for the losing decision (6-5).  (g/f:9-2)

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Greg Garcia Promoted From Double-A Springfield To Triple-A Memphis

Derrick Goold Twitter

Dan McLaughlin & John Mozeliak On Sports On A Sunday 8-31-13

St. Louis Cardinals broadcaster Dan McLaughlin joined Mike Kelly on Sports On a Sunday talking about the Cardinals series finale with Chicago.

KMOX

Palm Beach Top Five Of 2014

Another exciting Florida State League season is in the books and the Palm Beach Cardinals had one of the best seasons in club history. There were monster home runs, dominant pitching performances and plenty of walk-off thrillers. Here are some of the top highlights from the season:

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Derian Gonzalez Invited To 2014 Advanced Instructional League

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Cardinals Recall Kevin Siegrist & Pete Kozma From Triple-A Memphis, Option Marco Gonzales, Nick Greenwood, & Tyler Lyons; Send Michael Wacha & Jason Motte On Rehab Assignments To Double-A Springfield

The St. Louis Cardinals announced a number of roster moves prior to this afternoon's series finale against the Cubs.
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The St. Louis Cardinals recalled left-handed reliever Kevin Siegrist and infielder Pete Kozma from AAA Memphis on Sunday and optioned three left-handed pitchers Marco Gonzales, Nick Greenwood and Tyler Lyons to Double-A Springfield.
KMOX

The Cardinals recalled shortstop Pete Kozma and lefty reliever Kevin Siegrist from Triple-A Memphis while optioning Tyler Lyons, Nick Greenwood and Marco Gonzales to Double-A Springfield Sunday.
KMOV

The St. Louis Cardinals announced several roster moves on Sunday morning–including the recall of Pete Kozma and Kevin Siegrist from Memphis.
STL Baseball Weekly

Cardinals Starting Lineup 8-31-14

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Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams, who is four for his last 32, will sit against Chicago Cubs lefthander Travis Wood today in the finale of a four-game series at Busch Stadium.
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White Sox Trade Adam Dunn To Athletics

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Phillies Release Jason Marquis

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The Phillies announced Sunday morning that they released veteran right-hander Jason Marquis from the organization after signing him in early June.
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Former Cardinals Playing In NPB Action 8-31-14: Hector Luna Hits A Three-Run Homer

Hector Luna (former St. Louis-Chunichi) started at first base and batted fifth.  1-for-4 with one home run, three RBIs, one run, one strikeout, and assisted in two double plays.

Hiroshima beat Chunichi 6-4

Jery Then, Eliezer Alvarez, Magneuris Sierra, & Michael Pritchard Promoted From Short-Season Rookie-Level Gulf Coast League To Short-Season Rookie-Level Johnson City

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Athletics Closing In On Deal For Adam Dunn

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Athletics Frontrunners To Land Adam Dunn

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Giants, Athletics, & Another Team Pursuing Adam Dunn

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What's Happened To Justin Masterson?

Justin Masterson went from an All-Star and a contract extension candidate, to a struggling below-average pitcher.

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Joe Cunningham Had Powerful Start To Cardinals Career

Joe Cunningham usually hit for average, not for power. So the three home runs he produced in his first two big-league games with the Cardinals were surprising.

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Cardinals Look To John Lackey As They Eye Division Lead

The Cardinals will attempt to maintain their grasp on one of the National League's precious two Wild Card spots when they wrap up their four-game series with the Cubs at Busch Stadium on Sunday.

St. Louis Official Site

Tyler Lyons Bright Spot In Loss To Cubs; John Lackey Helps At Bat; Matt Adams Slumping; Cubs Win Umpires' Review

Not only did lefthander Tyler Lyons enable the Cardinals’ bullpen to remain intact for the second game of Saturday’s doubleheader but he may have injected himself into conversation as a possible starter for Thursday night’s series opener in Milwaukee, a start that Justin Masterson, ineffective again Saturday, isn’t likely to make.

Post-Dispatch

Marco Gonzales Gets First MLB Win During Heated Pennant

With September rapidly approaching, the Cardinals had lost the past four games, including two to division rival Chicago Cubs. And with a day-night double header, the Cardinals called upon their 26th man, Marco Gonzales to plug a stop and the 21-year-old delivered to pull his team within a game of first.

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Marco Gonzales Tames Cubs For First Big League Win

The ball rested on the ledge of Marco Gonzales' locker, serving as a backdrop as the rookie left-hander detailed his start to the throng of media after the Cardinals' 13-2 victory over the Cubs.

St. Louis Official Site

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Two Double-A Springfield Cardinals Pitchers Are On The Rise

Already this season, the Class AA Springfield Cardinals, their careers perched two rungs below the majors, have gathered in the clubhouse to hear Chris Carpenter talk about leadership and embracing the uncomfortable, and Willie McGee describe how to read opponents for an edge. On a recent Sunday, manager Mike Shildt brought the team together to hear from one of their own.

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Audio: Marco Gonzales Talks First Win; Matt Holliday On His Two Home Run, Five RBI Performance

After losing four games in a row, the St. Louis Cardinals needed something to change their tide and Marco Gonzales rose to the occasion as the rookie allowed just one run on three hits in six innings to pick up his first big league victory as the team won 13-2 on Saturday night.

STL Baseball Weekly

Johnson City, Elizabethton Ready For Playoffs

Johnson City Cardinals manager Johnny Rodriguez says he’s putting little stock in the fact that his team has more or less owned the Elizabethton Twins this season.

Johnson City Press

Triple-A Memphis Earns Spot In Pacific Coast League Playoffs

The Cardinals' Triple-A affiliate saw its Saturday game against New Orleans suspended due to rain, but that did not stop Memphis from securing one of four berths in the Pacific Coast League playoffs.

St. Louis Official Site

State College Beat Batavia 12-11 In 15 Innings: Brett Wiley Collects Three Singles & Four RBIs; Jhohan Acevedo Singles, Doubles, & Drives In Two Runs; Brandon Lee Strikes Out Five Over Three Scoreless Innings

Individual Highlights:
Robelys Reyes 2-for-7 with one double, one two-out RBI, one sacrifice, one stolen base, and one throwing error.
Danny Diekroeger 1-for-6 with one run, two walks (one intentional), and one strikeout.
Nick Thompson 0-for-3 with one run, one walk, and one hit by pitch.
Chase Raffield 2-for-3 with one RBI and one run.
Alex DeLeon 3-for-7 with two doubles, one RBI, two runs, one hit by pitch, and assisted in one double play.
Brian O'Keefe 1-for-5 with one RBI, two walks, three strikeouts, assisted in one double play, and threw out two of three base runners.
Luis Cruz 1-for-1 with one run.
Brett Wiley 3-for-8 with four RBIs (one w/two-outs), one run, one strikeout, grounded into one double play, and assisted in two double plays.
Collin Radack 3-for-7 with one RBI, two runs, one hit by pitch, and one strikeout.
Jhohan Acevedo 1-for-6 with one double, two two-out RBIs, one run, one hit by pitch, and two strikeouts.
Brandon Lee entered in the tenth and pitched three innings.  He allowed two hits, no runs, and struck five out.  (g/f:5-0)
Josh Lucas entered in the 13th and pitched two innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck four out.  (g/f:2-0)
Kenneth Peoples-Walls entered in the 15th and pitched to two batters.  He allowed no hits or runs, and one walk  for the winning decision (1-0).  1-for-1 with one run.  (ir-s:2-0)

Rough Outing:
Fernando Baez started and pitched four innings.  He allowed four hits, two earned runs, four walks, threw one wild pitch, and struck four out.  (g/f:3-2)
Jeff Rauh entered in the fifth and pitched one inning.  He allowed three hits, three earned runs, and one walk.  (g/f:1-2)
Nick Lomascolo entered in the sixth and pitched 1.2 innings.  He allowed three hits, three earned runs, hit one batter, threw one wild pitch, and struck two out for the blown save (1).  (g/f:1-2)
Jake Stone 1-for-6 with one run, one walk, and three strikeouts.  Took over as pitched in the 15th and faced six batters.  He allowed four hits and two earned runs.  (g/f:0-1)

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Kenneth Peoples-Walls Makes His Professional Pitching Debut

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Former Cardinals Playing In MLB Action 8-30-14: Donovan Solano Collects Two Singles, One Home Run, & Two RBIs; Ian Kennedy Strikes Out Eight, Allows One Run, & Doubles In One Run Over Seven Innings; Fernando Salas Pitches One Hitless/Scoreless Inning

Carlos Beltran (former St. Louis-New York-A) started as designated hitter and batted third.  0-for-2 with one walk, one hit by pitch, and one strikeout.

Toronto beat New York-A 2-0


Max Scherzer (former 2003 draft selection-Detroit) started and pitched 6.2 innings.  He allowed nine hits, six runs (five earned), two home runs, committed one pickoff error, and struck eleven out for the losing decision (15-5).  (p-s:113-84)(g/f:6-1)

Chicago-A beat Detroit 6-3 in game one of doubleheader


Maikel Cleto (former St. Louis-Chicago-A) entered in the ninth and pitched to three batters.  He allowed two hits and two earned runs.  (p-s:9-7)(g/f:0-1)

Detroit beat Chicago-A 8-4 in game two of doubleheader


Skip Schumaker (former St. Louis-Cincinnati) started in left field and batted eighth.  0-for-3 with two strikeouts.

Pittsburgh beat Cincinnati 3-2


Allen Craig (former St. Louis-Boston) started at first base and batted sixth.  0-for-2 with one walk. one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.

Tampa Bay beat Boston 7-0


Marc Rzepczynski (former St. Louis-Cleveland) entered in the eighth and pitched to one batter.  He allowed no hits or runs.  (p-s:5-3)(g/f:1-0)(ir-s:2-0)

Cleveland beat Kansas City 3-2 in 11 innings


Donovan Solano (former Memphis-Miami) started at second base and batted second.  3-for-5 with one home run, two RBIs (one w/two-outs), one run, and assisted in three double plays.

Miami beat Atlanta 4-0


Adam Ottavino (former St. Louis-Colorado) entered in the eighth and pitched to one batter.  He allowed no hits or runs for the hold (18).  (p-s:1-1)(g/f:1-0)(ir-s:2-0)

David Peralta (former Johnson City-Arizona) started in right field and batted third.  1-for-4 with one strikeout and grounded into one double play.

Colorado beat Arizona 2-0


Jamey Wright (former St. Louis-Los Angeles) entered in the tenth and pitched to three batters.  He allowed two hits, one earned run, and struck one out for the losing decision (4-4).  (p-s:11-7)

Ian Kennedy (former 2003 draft selection-San Diego) started and pitched seven innings.  He allowed four hits, one earned run, one home run, three walks, and struck eigth out.  1-for-2 with one double, one RBI, and one strikeout.  (p-s:106-73)(g/f:5-5)

San Diego beat Los Angeles 2-1 in 10 innings


Albert Pujols (former St. Louis-Anaheim) started at first base and batted third.  1-for-3 with one run and assisted in one double play.
David Freese (former St. Louis-Anaheim) started at third base and batted seventh.  0-for-3 with two strikeouts.
Fernando Salas (former St. Louis-Anaheim) entered in the fifth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs.  (p-s:11-9)(g/f:1-1)

Anaheim beat Oakland 2-0

Cardinals Beat Cubs 13-2 In Game Two Of Doubleheader: Matt Holliday Singles, Homers, Walks, & Drives In Five Runs; Yadier Molina Collects Three Singles & One RBI; Marco Gonzales Strikes Out Five & Allows One Run Over Six Innings For The Win

Individual Highlights:
Matt Carpenter 0-for-1 with one RBI, three runs, three walks, and one sacrifice.
Kolten Wong 1-for-5 with one RBI, one run, and one strikeout.
Matt Holliday 2-for-3 with two home runs, five RBIs (three w/two-outs) two runs, one walk, and one hit by pitch.
Matt Adams 1-for-4 with one RBI, one run, one sac fly, one strikeout, and one missed catch error.
Yadier Molina 3-for-5 with one RBI, one run, one strikeout, and threw out one base runner.
Oscar Taveras 1-for-5 with one RBI, one run, one strikeout, and one grounded into one double play.
Peter Bourjos 1-for-3 with one run and one strikeout.
Daniel Descalso 2-for-4 with one RBI and two runs.
Jhonny Peralta one RBI, one run, and one walk.
Marco Gonzales started and pitched six innings.  He allowed three hits, one earned run, two walks, hit one batter, and struck five out for the winning decision (1-2).  1-for-1 with one sacrifice.  (p-s:99-60)(g/f:1-4)
Seth Maness entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck two out for the hold (6).  (p-s:11-9)(g/f:1-0)
Pat Neshek entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck one out.  (p-s:13-11)(g/f:0-2)

Rough Outing:
Randal Grichuk 1-for-1 with one caught stealing.
Nick Greenwood entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed three hits and one earned run.  (p-s:19-15)(g/f:3-0)

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Palm Beach Beat St. Lucie 11-5 In 12 Innings: Derek Gibson Singles, Doubles, Homers, Walks Twice, & Drives In Three Runs; Luke Voit Singles, Doubles, Walks, & Knocks In Two Runs; Dixon Llorens Strikes Out Six Over Three Scoreless Innings

Individual Highlights:
Nick Martini 1-for-7 with two two-out RBIs and three strikeouts.
Derek Gibson 3-for-4 with one double, one home run, three two-out RBIs, three runs, two walks, and one hit by pitch.
Jimmy Bosco 1-for-5 with one triple, one RBI, one run, and two strikeouts.
Luke Voit 2-for-4 with one double, two RBIs, one run, one walk, one sac fly, and one strikeout.
David Washington 1-for-4 with one double, two runs, two walks (one intentional), one stolen base, and assisted in four double plays.
Adam Ehrlich 1-for-6 with one two-out RBI, one run, and one fielding error.
Juan Herrera 1-for-5 with two runs, one walk, one strikeout, one missed catch error, and assisted in one double play.
Dixon Llorens entered in the sixth and pitched three innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck six out.  (g/f:1-1)
Kevin Herget entered in the ninth and pitched three innings.  He allowed four hits, one unearned run, one walk, and struck two out for the blown save (2) and winning decision (2-0).  (g/f:4-2)
Ronnie Shaban entered in the 12th and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck one out.  (g/f:1-0)

Rough Outing:
Bruce Caldwell 0-for-5 with one intentional walk, three strikeouts, one throwing error, and assisted in one double play.
Corey Littrell started and pitched five innings.  He allowed nine hits, four runs (three earned), one walk, and struck two out.  (g/f:7-4)

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Cardinals Wasted James Ramsey

The first move the Cardinals made of the trade deadline – the precursor to the big deal with Boston for John Lackey – was to get Justin Masterson from Cleveland in exchange for talented prospect James Ramsey.

KMOV

Red Sox Trade Kelly Johnson To Orioles

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Peoria Beat Kane County 4-2: Justin Ringo Singles, Homers, & Drives In Three Runs; Rafael Medina Singles & Knocks In One Run; Alex Reyes Strikes Out Eight & Allows One Run Over Six & Two-Thirds Innings For The Win

Individual Highlights:
Justin Ringo 2-for-5 with one home run, three RBIs (two w/two-outs), and one run.
Rowan Wick 1-for-3 with one double, one walk, one strikeout, and one outfield assist.
Steve Bean 1-for-3 with one walk, one strikeout, one catcher interference error, one passed ball, and threw out one of two base runners.
Rafael Medina 1-for-3 with one RBI, one run, and one sac fly.
Richy Pedroza 2-for-4 at the plate.
Alex Reyes started and pitched 6.2 innings.  He allowed seven hits, one earned run, three walks, and struck eight out for the winning decision (7-7).  (g/f:5-3)
Jhonny Polanco entered in the seventh and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck three out for the hold (6).  (g/f:1-0)(ir-s:1-0)

Rough Outing:
C.J. McElroy 0-for-4 with one hit by pitch.
Luis Perez 0-fro-4 with two strikeouts.

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Tulsa Beat Springfield 1-0 In Game Two Of Doubleheader: Ryan Sherriff Strikes Out Three & Allows One Run Over Four & Two-Thirds Innings; Alex Mejia Singles & One Walk; Jeremy Berg Strikes Out Two Over One Scoreless Inning

Individual Highlights:
Breyvic Valera 1-for-3 with one strikeout.
Alex Mejia 1-for-2 with one walk and one stolen base.
Curt Smith one walk.
Ryan Sherriff started and pitched 4.2 innings.  He allowed six hits, one earned run, one walk, committed one pickoff error, and struck three out for the losing decision (2-7).  1-for-1 at the plate. (p-s:67-44)(g/f:8-2)
Jeremy Berg entered in the fifth and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck two out.  (p-s:15-11)(g/f:1-0)(ir-s:1-0)

Rough Outing:
Rest Of The Team

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Springfield Official Site Post Game

Delivering Awards For Peoria

The Peoria Chiefs coaching staff chose the winners for the team’s annual awards, which were presented on the field between games, and storms, of Friday’s home finale at Dozer Park.

Peoria Journal Star

Memphis @ New Orleans To Resume 8-30-14 Game On Sunday @ 4:30 PM, Play Regular Scheduled Game After

New Orleans Official Twitter

New Orleans Official Twitter

Eyes On Yadier Molina, Then Perhaps This Prospect

So, everybody survived Yadi-palooza, right? Good. Now, name the minor league starting pitcher that he caught on Wednesday night.

Springfield News-Leader

Coco Crisp Sits Out Game After Wall-Crashing Effort

As expected, after crashing into the wall on a sacrificial effort to rob a homer in Friday's loss, the A's Coco Crisp was held out of Saturday's game against the Halos and remains day to day with a strained neck.

Oakland Official Site

Memphis & New Orleans Tied 2-2, Suspended Mid-Fifth: Ed Easley Doubles & Drives In One Run; Tommy Pham Knocks In One Run; Zach Petrick Strikes Out Six & Allows Two Runs Over Four Innings

Individual Highlights:
Tommy Pham 0-for-2 with one RBI, one run, one hit by pitch, and two stolen bases.
Ed Easley 1-for-3 with one double and one RBI.
Luis Mateo 1-for-2 at the plate.
Rafael Ortega 1-for-2 with one double, one run, and one stolen base.
Zach Petrick started and pitched four innings.  He allowed five hits, two earned runs, one home run, one walk, and struck six out.  1-for-2 with one strikeout.  (p-s:83-56)(g/f:4-2)

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Tyler Lyons Makes Starting Case With Four Two-Thirds Shutout Frames; Michael Wacha Set For First Game Action At Double-A Springfield; Worth Noting

For the first time in 74 days, right-hander Michael Wacha will take the mound on Sunday ready to compete.

St. Louis Official Site

Springfield Beat Tulsa 5-2 In Game One Of Doubleheader: Breyvic Valera Singles & Drives In Two Runs; Matt Williams Singles, Walks, & Knocks In One Run; Kyle Hald Strikes Out Four, Picks Two Runners Off, & Allows Two Runs Over Six Innings For The Win

Individual Highlights:
Greg Garcia 1-for-3 with one RBI, one sac fly, one stolen base, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.
Breyvic Valera 1-for-4 with two two-out RBIs and assisted in one double play.
Jonathan Rodriguez 1-for-2 with two runs.
Matt Williams 1-for-2 with one two-out RBI, one run, one walk, and one stolen base.
Alex Mejia 1-for-1 with one RBI and one run.
Kyle Hald started and pitched six innings.  He allowed ten hits, two earned runs, two walks, committed one throwing error, struck four out, and picked two runner off for the winning decision (11-4).  0-for-2 at the plate.  (p-s:91-60)(g/f:7-2)
Joseph Donofrio entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed two hits, no runs, and struck one out for the save (15).  (p-s:23-15)(g/f:2-0)

Rough Outing:
Curt Smith 0-for-3 with one strikeout.
Patrick Wisdom 0-for-3 at the plate.
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Penciled In As Fifth Starter, Brad Penny To Pitch Tuesday

It remains subject to change, but for now, Brad Penny is getting the nod as Miami's fifth starter.

Miami Official Site

Cardinals Starting Lineup For Game Two Of Doubleheader 8-30-14

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Cardinal Beat Post Game

By Gosh, It's Langosch

Marco Gonzales gets the call in the second game of a day-night double header between the Cardinals and Cubs in his fourth MLB start.
KMOV

Danny Diekroeger Named 2014 State College MVP, Will Anderson Pitcher Of The Year, & Nick Thompson Leadership & Communit Service

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Audio: What's Next For Justin Masterson??

Saying only that it was “too early to make that statement” or “we’ll see”, St. Louis Cardinals Manager Mike Matheny was non-committal about what was next for both Justin Masterson and Tyler Lyons following the team’s 5-1 loss to Chicago on Saturday. Masterson allowed five runs–including 3 home runs, in 4.1 innings pitched. Lyons finished the game allowing only one hit and striking out a career best eight hitters in his 4.2 innings of work.

STL Baseball Weekly

Max Scherzer Roughed Up As Tigers Drop Matinee

Chris Sale and Max Scherzer eventually had their pitching duel on Saturday afternoon at U.S. Cellular Field. It just took some damage during the early innings to get them there. Difference was, the White Sox did more with their big inning off Scherzer than the Tigers did off Sale.

Detroit Official Site

State College Starting Lineup 8-30-14

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Memphis Starting Lineup 8-30-14

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Brett McMillan's Redbird Report 8-30-14: Cardinals Crumble In Yadier Molina's Return

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Derek Gibson Promoted From Short-Season Rookie-Level Gulf Coast League To A-Advanced Palm Beach

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Cubs Beat Cardinals 5-1 In Game One Of Doubleheader: Tyler Lyons Strikes Out Eight Over Four & Two-Thirds Scoreless Innings; Jhonny Peralta Doubles & Walks; Matt Carpenter Singles & Walks

Individual Highlights:
Matt Carpenter 1-for-3 with one walk.
Jhonny Peralta 1-for-3 with one double, one run, one walk, and one strikeout.
Tyler Lyons entered in the fifth and pitched 4.2 innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, struck eight out, and picked one runner off.  0-for-1 with one strikeout.  (p-s:52-41)(g/f:2-1)

Rough Outing:
Matt Holliday 0-fro-4 at the plate.
Matt Adams 0-for-4 with one strikeout.
Justin Masterson started and pitched 4.1 innings.  He allowed six hits, five earned runs, three home runs, one walk, hit one batter, threw one wild pitch, and struck five out for the losing decision (6-9).  0-for-1 at the plate.  (p-s:82-51)(g/f:4-2)

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Overturned Call Gives Run Vs. Cardinals

Umpires reviewed a potential violation of Rule 7.13, which resulted in the Cubs getting a run in the first game of a twin bill against the Cardinals at Busch Stadium on Saturday.
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The second inning of Saturday’s first game between the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs presented a new application of MLB Replay Review for fans to witness. The play in question occurred when Chris Coghlan singled into right field and Randal Grichuk made a strong throw to nab Logan Watkins at home.
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Double-A San Antonio Activated Jake Lemmerman From The Disabled List

MiLB Official Site

Jon Jay Continues To Power Cardinals Through Second Half

The Cardinals have fought for consistency going into the stretch, locked in what feels like an eternal struggle with the Brewers for the NL Central title.

KMOV

Cardinals Starting Lineup For Game One Of Doubleheader 8-30-14

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Cardinal Beat

After his last couple of starts, Justin Masterson has shared he’s been working on hitting his check points to “stay tall” on the mound. Without getting deep into his mechanics, the right-hander shared it was necessary for him to stay behind the ball and get the proper movement on his sinker.
STL Baseball Weekly

Former Cardinals Playing In NPB Action 8-30-14: Brandon Dickson Strikes Out Seven & Allows One Run Over Nine Innings For The Win

Brandon Dickson (former St. Louis-Orix) started and pitched nine innings.  He allowed seven hits, one earned run, one walk, and struck seven out for the winning decision (8-10).

Orix beat Seibu 15-1


Chad Huffman (former Memphis-Chiba Lotte) started as designated hitter and batted seventh.  0-for-3 with one strikeout.

Nippon Ham beat Chiba Lotte 4-3


Rainel Rosario (former Springfield-Hiroshima) started in left field and batted leadoff.  0-for-4 with two strikeouts.

Hector Luna (former St. Louis-Chunichi) started at first base and batted fifth.  0-for-4 and assisted in one double play.

Hiroshima beat Chunichi 2-0

Island League & BC League To Merge For Japan Independent Baseball League Organization

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Edmundo Sosa Promoted From Short-Season Rookie-Level Gulf Coast League To Short-Season Single-A State College

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Marco Gonzales Returns To Majors To Start Saturday

With a baseball double feature Saturday, the Cardinals turned to Marco Gonzales to fill in on the hill against the Cubs.

KMOV

Former Cardinals Playing In MLB Action 8-29-14: Albert Pujols Singles & Hits A Solo Home Run; Blaine Boyer Strikes Out Three Over Two Scoreless Innings; Marc Rzepczynski Pitches One Hitless/Scoreless Inning For The Hold

Skip Schumacher (former St. Louis-Cincinnati) started in left field and batted seventh.  0-for-2 with two walks.

Pittsburgh beat Cincinnati 2-1


Carlos Beltran (former St. Louis-New York-A) started as designated hitter and batted sixth.  0-for-2 with one run and two walks.

Colby Rasmus (former St. Louis-Toronto) started as designated hitter and batted eighth.  2-for-3 with one double, one run, one walk, and one strikeout.

New York-A beat Toronto 6-3


Edward Mujica (former St. Louis-Boston) entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed two hits, one earned run, and struck one out.  (p-s:16-12)(g/f:0-1)

Boston beat Tampa Bay 8-4


Donovan Solano (former St. Louis-Miami) started at second base and batted second.  0-for-3 with one walk, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.
Brad Penny (former St. Louis-Miami) entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and one walk.  (p-s:15-9)(g/f:1-1)

David Carpenter (former Palm Beach-Atlanta) entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, one earned run, one home run, and struck one out for the blown save (3) and winning decision (5-3).  (p-s:15-9)(g/f:2-0)

Atlanta beat Miami 5-2


Marc Rzepczynski (former St. Louis-Cleveland) entered in the seventh and pitched to one batter.  He allowed no hits or runs for the hold (12).  (p-s:1-1)(g/f:1-0)(ir-s:2-0)

Cleveland beat Kansas City 6-1


Maikel Cleto (former St. Louis-Chicago-A) entered in the ninth and pitched to two batters.  He allowed one hit and no runs.  (p-s:8-4)(g/f:1-0)(ir-s:1-0)

Detroit beart Chicago-A 7-1


Adam Ottavino (former St. Louis-Colorado) entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, one earned run, one home run, and struck two out for the blown save (5).  (p-s:18-13)(g/f:1-0)(ir-s:3-3)

David Peralta (former Johnson City-Arizona) started in right field and batted third.  1-for-3 with two runs and one walk.

Arizona beat Colorado 5-2


Coco Crisp (former New Haven-Oakland) started in centerfield and batted leadoff.  0-for-2 at the plate.

Albert Pujols (former St. Louis-Anaheim) started at first base and batted third.  2-for-4 with one home run, one two-out RBI, one run, and assisted in one double play.
David Freese (former St. Louis-Anaheim) started at third base and batted sixth.  0-for-4 with two strikeouts.

Anaheim beat Oakland 4-0


Dan Haren (former St. Louis-Los Angeles) started and pitched six innings.  He allowed five hits, two runs (one earned), one walk, and struck three out.  0-for-2 with two strikeouts.  (p-s:95-60)(g/f:8-3)
Jamey Wright (former St. Louis-Los Angeles) entered in the seventh and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, one walk, and struck one out.  (p-s:15-9)(g/f:3-0)

Blaine Boyer (former St. Louis-San Diego) entered in the tenth and pitched two innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, one walk, and struck three out.  (p-s:36-28)(g/f:2-1)

San Diego beat Los Angeles 3-2 in 12 innings

Calling Games Is Lifelong Passion For Dan McLaughlin

When someone asked me why I wanted to interview Dan McLaughlin, the voice of the St. Louis Cardinals for Fox Sports Midwest, the answer was simple. I have watched Dan grow in his 17 years of being the voice that Cardinal fans hear every night from the beginning.

KSDK

Beloit Beat Peoria 7-2 In Game Two Of Doubleheader: Ronnierd Garcia Doubles & Drives In Two Runs; Ronald Castillo Collects Two Singles; Luis Perez Singles

Individual Highlights:
Luis Perez 1-for-3 at the plate.
Ronald Castillo 2-for-3 with one run and one strikeout.
Rowan Wick 0-for-2 with one run, one walk, two strikeouts, and one fielding error.
Ronnierd Garcia 1-for-3 with one double, two two-out RBIs, and one throwing error.

Rough Outing:
Rest Of The Team

Boxscore
Peoria Official Site Post Game
Peoria Journal Star Post Game

Yadier Molina Looks Good In Return To Lineup

When Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak traveled to Springfield, Mo., this past week for front office meetings that happened to coincide with catcher Yadier Molina’s rehab assignment, he watched the fulcrum of his team for signs of health and readiness.

Post-Disaptch

Yadier Molina Thrilled To Make Long-Awaited Return

There was a standing ovation as he walked in from the bullpen alongside Shelby Miller and another as he stepped in for his first at-bat since July 9. There was even hearty applause for Yadier Molina as he returned to the dugout after striking out moments later.

St. Louis Official Site

Marco Gonzales To Be Here - Briefly; Shane Robinson Out For Year; Tony Cruz Goes Down - Briefly; Adam Wainwright & 'Dead Arm'; Michael Wacha To Be Limited; Zero For 16?

Lefthander Marco Gonzales, the 2013 top draft pick who made three starts for the Cardinals earlier in the season, officially was anointed as the Cardinals’ 26th man for Saturday’s second game of a split doubleheader with the Chicago Cubs.

Post-Dispatch

Randy Ruiz & Tyler Herron Are Expected To Play For Mayaguez This Winter Season

Some people think that when things are working well should not 'tinker' with them much. Los Indios de Mayag├╝ez seem to be in favor of this claim.  (translated)

El Nuevo Dia