Saturday, June 24, 2017

Mike Leake Looks To Defeat Chad Kuhl, Pirates Again

Sunday's start will not only be a chance for Mike Leake to defeat Chad Kuhl and the Pirates for the second time this season, but it will also provide the Cardinals right-hander an opportunity to get back in the win column and continue his career dominance against the Pirates, who will be seeking a sweep of the three-game series in St. Louis.

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Memphis Beat Omaha 3-1: Marco Gonzales Strikes Out Eight & Allows One Run Over Seven Innings For The Win; Randal Grichuk Singles & Hits A Two-Run Homer; Harrison Bader Singles & Knocks In One Run

Individual Highlights:
Randal Grichuk started in left field and batted second.  2-for-5 with one home run, two two-out RBIs, one run, and two strikeouts.
Rangel Ravelo started at first base and batted fourth.  1-for-4 with one double, one run, and one strikeout.
Carson Kelly started at catcher and batted fifth. 2-for-4 at the plate.
Harrison Bader started in centerfield and batted sixth.  1-for-3 with one two-out RBI, one hit by pitch, and one strikeout.
Patrick Wisdom started at third base and batted seventh.  0-for-2 with two walks and one strikeout.
Marco Gonzales started and pitched seven innings.  He allowed seven hits, one earned run, hit two batters, and struck eight out for the winning decision (3-3). (p-s:94-66)(g/f:6-5)
Mark Montgomery entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck one out for the hold (7).  (p-s:10-10)(g/f:0-2)
Josh Lucas entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck one out for the save (5).  (p-s:14-9)(g/f:2-0)

Rough Outing:
Luke Voit started as designated hitter and batted third.  0-for-3 with one walk.
Alex Mejia started at shortstop and batted eighth.  0-for-4 at the plate.
Breyvic Valera started at second base and batted ninth.  0-for-4 at the plate.

Former Cardinals:
Dean Anna started at third base and batted seventh.  0-for-3 with one hit by pitch and one strikeout.
Brayan Pena started at catcher and batted eighth.  2-for-4 with one double and one run.

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Pirates Beat Cardinals 7-3: Stephen Piscotty Singles & Drives In Two Runs; Matt Carpenter Hits A Solo Home Run; Sam Tuivailala Strikes Out Three Over Two Hitless/Scoreless Innings

Individual Highlights:
Matt Carpenter started at first base and batted leadoff.  1-for-3 with one home run, one RBI, one run, and one strikeout.
Jedd Gyorko started at third base and batted fourth.  1-for-3 with one walk and grounded into one double play.
Jose Martinez started in right field and batted fifth.  1-for-3 with one run, one walk, and two strikeouts.
Stephen Piscotty entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted ninth.  1-for-1 with two two-out RBIs.
Sam Tuivailala entered in the eighth and pitched two innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck three out.  (p-s:24-16)(g/f:1-2)

Rough Outing:
Dexter Fowler started in centerfield and batted second.  0-for-4 at the plate.
Greg Garcia at second base and moved to third, batting seventh.  0-for-3 with one walk and one strikeout.
Chad Huffman entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted ninth.  0-for-1 with one strikeout.
Lance Lynn started and pitched 5.2 innings.  He allowed six hits, seven earned runs, two home runs, three walks (one intentional), hit one batter, and struck three out for the losing decision (5-5).  1-for-2 with one double.  (p-s:97-58)(g/f:11-2)
John Brebbia entered in the sixth and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, and hit two batters.  (p-s:24-15)(g/f:0-2)(ir-s:3-2)

Former Cardinals:
David Freese started at third base and batted fourth. 0-for-2 with one run, one walk, one hit by pitch, and assisted in one double play.

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Aledmys Diaz Testing Out Special Glasses During Drills; Medical Report; Minor Matters

In an effort to help himself gain an edge defensively, Aledmys Diaz, for about the last month, has been testing out wearable technology that has previously helped NBA player Stephen Curry with his shooting and Bryce Harper with his hitting.

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Memphis Starting Lineup 6-24-17

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State College Starting Lineup 6-24-17

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Yadier Molina Out Again; Michael Wacha Starts Monday

As expected Dexter Fowler is back starting in centerfield tonight for the St. Louis Cardinals, however the team will again be without Yadier Molina, who is continuing to deal with tightness caused by a foul ball off his knee.

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Peoria Starting Lineup 6-24-17

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Cardinals Starting Lineup 6-24-17: Yadier Molina Scratched, Eric Fryer Starts

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Palm Beach Starting Lineup 6-24-17

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Springfield Starting Lineup 6-24-17

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Cardinals Starting Lineup 6-24-17

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DSL: Cardinals Beat Yankees 8-7 In 10 Innings: Raffy Ozuna Singles, Walks, & Hits A Two-Run Homer; Cristhian Longa Singles & Drives In Two Runs; Dionis Zamora Strikes Out Three Over Two Scoreless Innings

Individual Highlights:
Diomedes Del Rio started in left field and batted leadoff.  1-for-2 with one RBI, one run, one walk, one sacrifice, one sac fly, and one hit by pitch.
William Jimenez started as designated hitter and batted third.  1-for-4 with one double, one run, one walk, and two strikeouts.
Cristhian Longa started at first base and batted fourth.  1-for-5 with two RBIs, one stolen base, and one strikeout.
Luis Montano started in right field and batted fifth.  1-for-4 with two runs, one walk, and two strikeouts.
Raffy Ozuna started at shortstop and batted sixth.  2-for-4 with one home run, two two-out RBIs, two runs, one walk, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.
Carlos Soler started in centerfield and batted seventh.  1-for-3 with one triple, one walk, and one hit by pitch.
Joyser Garcia started at catcher and batted eighth.  0-for-3 with one RBI, one walk, one throwing error, and allowed three stolen bases.
Yowelfy Rosario started at third base and batted ninth.  0-for-4 with two runs, one walk, and one strikeout.
Cristoffer Zapata entered in the seventh and pitched 1.2 innings.  He allowed three hits, no runs, threw one wild pitch, and struck two out.  (g/f:2-0)(ir-s:1-0)
Dionis Zamora entered in the ninth and pitched two innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, one walk, and struck three out for the winning decision (2-2).

Rough Outing:
Allinson Benitez started and pitched three innings.  He allowed two hits, three earned runs, two walks, threw one wild pitch, and struck four out.  (g/f:2-3)
Hector Mendoza entered in the fourth and pitched two innings.  He allowed one hit, two runs (one earned), two walks, threw one wild pitch, struck two out, and picked one runner off.  (g/f:3-1)
Anthony Trompiz entered in the sixth and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed two hits, two earned runs, two home runs, two walks, one throwing error, and struck three out.  (g/f:1-0)

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Cardinals Released Chris Rivera

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What's Wrong With Aledmys Diaz?

The 2016 breakout star hasn’t been able to produce at the same level in 2017. What’s behind his slump, and how likely is a rebound?

Beyond The Boxscore

Orioles Out On Adeiny Hechavarria, But Cardinals & Rays Still In

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Angel Rondon Reassigned From Short-Season Rookie-Level Johnson City To Short-Season Rookie-Level Gulf Coast League; Austin Warner Was Assigned To Gulf Coast League

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Royals Released Chris Young

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Former Cardinals Playing In NPB 6-24-17: Carlos Peguero Hits A Solo Home Run



Carlos Peguero (former Memphis-Rakuten) started in right field and batted second.  2-for-5 with one home run, one RBI, one run, and one strikeout.

Rakuten beat Nippon Ham 2-1

Bruce Sutter Captains All-Undrafted Team

The draft came to its conclusion on June 14 with the selections in the final 30 rounds of what is now a 40-round process every spring.

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Former Cardinals Playing In KBO 6-24-17: Jamie Romak Doubles



Jamie Romak (former Memphis-SK) started at first base and moved to right field, batting sixth.  1-for-4 with one double.

SK beat KT 2-1

Nippon Ham Feels Shohei Otani Is About 90% After Latest Bullpen Session

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NPB Teams Might Be Interested In Chris Carter

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Paul DeJong Showing He Belongs With Continued Power Surge

Hours before Paul DeJong's solo homer in the seventh inning gave the Cardinals the lead over the Pirates on Friday – a lead the team would ultimately squander – the man DeJong is replacing gave the team good news.

Post-Dispatch

Gerrit Cole, Lance Lynn Set To Square Off In St. Louis

Following a troubling four-game stretch, Gerrit Cole has rebounded his past two starts and appears to be back in form. The Pirates right-hander (5-6, 4.28 ERA) will look to maintain his success and extend his winning streak to three games Saturday against Lance Lynn and the Cardinals at Busch Stadium.
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It wasn’t exactly a long national nightmare or even a regional one. But the Pittsburgh Pirates did remove a seven-game losing streak at Busch Stadium from their shoulders on Friday night.
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Diamondbacks Optioned Jeremy Hazelbaker To Triple-A Reno

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Former Cardinals Playing In MLB 6-23-17: Shane Peterson Walks, Homers, & Drives In Four Runs; Luis Perdomo Strikes Out Six Over Six Scoreless Innings For The Win; Pat Neshek Strikes Out Three Over One Scoreless Inning



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

New York-A beat Texas 2-1 in 10 innings

Ruben Tejada (former St. Louis-Baltimore) started at shortstop and moved to second base and batted ninth.  0-for-3 with one walk, one strikeout, and one throwing error.

Peter Bourjos (former St. Louis-Tampa Bay) entered late in the game in right field and batted fifth.  1-for-1 with one double.
Shane Peterson (former Springfield-Tampa Bay) started in left field and batted sixth.  1-for-3 with on home run, four RBIs, one run, one walk, and one sac fly.

Tampa Bay beat Baltimore 15-5

Jon Jay (former St. Louis-Chicago-N) started in left field and batted ninth.  0-for-3 at the plate.
John Lackey (former St. Louis-Chicago-N) started and pitched six innings.  He allowed three hits, two runs (one earned), one home run, two walks, hit one batter, and struck four out for the losing decision (5-8).  0-for-2 at the plate.  (p-s:91-64)(g/f:6-2)

Kyle Barraclough (former Springfield-Miami) entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck two out for the hold (8).  (p-s:13-8)(g/f:1-0)

Miami beat Chicago-N 2-0

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

Joe Kelly (former St. Louis-Boston) entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck one out for the hold (9).  (p-s:14-8)(g/f:1-0)
Blaine Boyer (former St. Louis-Boston) entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out.  (p-s:13-9)(g/f:1-0)

Boston beat Anaheim 9-4

Matt Adams (former St. Louis-Atlanta) started at first base and batted fourth.  1-for-3 with one walk, two strikeouts, and assisted in one double play.
Jason Motte (former St. Louis-Atlanta) entered in the sixth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out for the hold (4).  (p-s:13-8)(g/f:2-0)
Sam Freeman (former St. Louis-Atlanta) entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, one earned run, hit one batter, and struck two out for the hold (1).  (p-s:18-12)(g/f:1-0)

Atlanta beat Milwaukee 5-4

David Freese (former St. Louis-Pittsburgh) started at third base and batted fourth.  1-for-3 with one two-out RBI, one run, and one walk.

Pittsburgh beat St. Louis 4-3

Brandon Moss (former St. Louis-Kansas City) started as designated hitter and batted seventh.  1-for-3 with one run, one walk, and two strikeouts.

Kansas City beat Toronto 5-4

Pat Neshek (former St. Louis-Philadelphia) entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck three out for the hold (9).  (p-s:16-12)

Daniel Descalso (former St. Louis-Arizona) started in left field and batted leadoff.  1-for-4 with one RBI and one strikeout.
David Peralta (former Johnson City-Arizona) started in right field and batted second.  1-for-4 at the plate.
Jeremy Hazelbaker (former St. Louis-Arizona) entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted ninth.  0-for-1 with one strikeout.

Philadelphia beat Arizona 6-1

Mark Reynolds (former St. Louis-Colorado) started at first base and batted fourth.  0-for-3 with one walk and two strikeouts.

Los Angeles beat Colorado 6-1

Luis Perdomo (former Palm Beach-San Diego) started and pitched six innings.  He allowed two hits, no runs, five walks, threw one wild pitch, and struck six out for the winning decision (2-4).  0-for-2 at the plate.  (p-s:98-54)(g/f:8-0)

San Diego beat Detroit 1-0

Carlos Beltran (former St. Louis-Houston) started as designated hitter and batted sixth.  2-for-4 with two doubles.

Seattle beat Houston 13-3

Mike Matheny Is A Skeptic About Switch; Kolten Wong Looks Forward To Rehab; Pride Night; Yadier Molina, Dexter Fowler Out; Randal Grichuk Homers But...

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny had been adamant about never having a position player bat ninth in a National League game because he had been that player.

Post-Dispatch

A Little Self-Reflection Gets Adam Wainwright Back On Track

With only a brief detour to cue up video that he hoped would reveal the source of his struggles, Adam Wainwright went from the mound to the mirror last Saturday in Baltimore. And after hours of repetition, he eventually discovered his old self staring back.
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After his last outing marked the shortest start of his career, Adam Wainwright did a lot of looking in the mirror, first to think and then to improve.
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Yankees Designated Chris Carter For An Assignment

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Friday, June 23, 2017

Current & Former Cardinals Draft Selections Playing In Summer Collegiate Leagues 6-23-17: Updates On Kep Brown, Cade Cabbiness, Parker Kelly, Shane McCarthy, & Matt Vierling



Cape Cod:

Josh Rolette (former 2015 draft selection-Cotuit) has played in one game going 1-for-1 (1.000) with one double and one run.
Matt Vierling (former 2015 draft selection-Harwich) has played in seven games going 3-for-26 (.115) with six RBIs, two runs, three walks, one sac fly, 12 strikeouts, one caught stealing, and grounded into one double play.

Parker Kelly (former 2015 draft selection-Orleans) has made two relief appearances posting a 0-0 record and 9.00 ERA.  He's allowed four hits, five runs (four earned), three walks, and struck three out over four innings.

Shane McCarthy (2017 draft selection) was scheduled to pitch for Harwich.

Coastal Plain:

Kep Brown (former 2015 draft selection-Wilmington) has played in 13 games going 11-for-28 (.393) with one double, one home run, four RBIs, 15 total bases, six runs, four walks, one hit by pitch, one sacrifice, one stolen base, six strikeouts, .485 OBP, and .536 SLG.

New England:

Cade Cabbiness (former 2016 draft selection-Newport) has played in nine games going 6-for-39 (.one double, one triple, two RBIs, three runs, one walk, one hit by pitch, one stolen base, and 17 strikeouts.

Zach Kirtley Delivers In Pro Baseball Debut

Zach Kirtley — who was drafted less than two weeks ago — didn’t have to wait long to get involved in his first pro baseball game.

Centre Daily Times

Former Cardinals Playing In Puerto Rican Double-A League 6-23-17: Luis Mateo Collects Three Singles, One RBI, & Scores Two Runs; Juan Diaz Singles Twice & Scores Two Runs



Luis Mateo (former Memphis-Fajardo) 3-for-6 with one RBI and two runs.

Fajardo beat Las Piedras 12-0

Juan Diaz (former Palm Beach-Cidra) 2-for-3 with two runs.

Cidra beat Cayey 5-1

Former Cardinals Playing In The Mexican League 6-23-17: Dan Johnson Singles & Walks; Richy Pedroza Singles



Dan Johnson (former St. Louis-Puebla) started as designated hitter and batted fifth.  1-for-3 with one walk and one strikeout.

Durango beat Puebla 2-1

Francisco Rivera (former Palm Beach-Campeche) entered lated in the game in left field.

Monclova Beat Campeche 21-9

Ramon Delgado (former Memphis-Veracruz) entered in the ninth and pitched to four batters.  He allowed two hits and no runs.  (p-s:13-9)

Tijuana beat Veracruz 3-2

Niko Vasquez (former Springfield-Leon) started at shortstop and batted eighth.  0-for-2 with one strikeout and one throwing error.

Laguna beat Leon 15-0

Richy Pedroza (former Peoria-Aguascalientes) started at shortstop and batted ninth.  1-for-3 with one run, one strikeout, two fielding errors, and assisted in one double play.

Quintana Roo beat Aguascalientes 5-4

Rainel Rosario (former Springfield-Saltillo) started at first base and batted fourth,  0-for-4 with one strikeout and assisted in one double play.

Yucatan beat Saltillo 12-1

Former Cardinals Playing In Nicaragua 6-23-17: Jem Argenal Collects Three Singles & Scores Two Runs



Jem Argenal (former GCL-Chinandega) 3-for-5 with two runs.

Chinandega beat Dantos 9-5

Video: Adam Wainwright "That's The Most Comfortable I've Been On The Mound All Year"

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Current & Former Cardinals Draft Selections Playing In College 6-23-17: Ryan Merrill Singles & Walks; Cadyn Grenier Walks



Kramer Robertson (2017 draft selection-LSU) started at shortstop and batted leadoff.  0-for-5 with one strikeout.

Cadyn Grenier (former 2015 draft selection-Oregon St) started at shortstop and batted ninth.  0-for-2 with one walk and one strikeout.

LSU beat Oregon St. 3-1

Ryan Merrill (former 2015 draft selection-Texas Christian) started at shortstop and batted ninth.  1-for-3 with one run, one walk, and committed one error.
Mitchell Traver (former 2015 draft selection-Texas Christian) started and pitched 3.2 innings.  He allowed two hits, two earned runs, three walks, and struck five out.  (p-s:82-49)(g/f:1-4)

Texas Christian beat Florida 9-2

Video: Mike Matheny's Postgame Press Conference 6-23-17

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State College Beat Batavia 13-7: Edwin Figuera Singles, Doubles, Walks Twice & Drived In Three Runs; Joshua Lopez Collects Three Singles, One Home Run, & Two Runs

Individual Highlights:
Mick Fennell started in centerfield and batted leadoff.  1-for-4 with one double, one RBI, one walk, one hit, and one strikeout.
Zach Kirtley started at second base and batted second.  1-for-5 with one run, one walk, two strikeouts, and assisted in one double play.
Evan Mendoza started at third base and batted third.  1-for-5 with one run, one walk, one stolen base,, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.
Joshua Lopez started at catcher and batted fourth.  4-for-5 with one home run, two RBIs (one w/two-outs), two runs, grounded into one double play, and one throwing error.
Brandon Benson started in left field and batted fifth.  0-for-3 with two runs, one walk, two strikeouts, and one outfield assist.
Bryce Denton started in right field and batted sixth. 3-for-4 with one home run, two RBIs, three runs, one walk, and one stolen base.
Erik Garcia started as designated hitter and batted eighth.  2-for-4 with one double, two RBIs, three runs, one walk, one strikeout.and assisted in one double play.
Edwin Figuera started at shortstop and batted ninth.  2-for-3 with one double, three RBIs (one w/two-outs), one run, two walks, one hit by pitch, one strikeout, and one throwing error.

Rough Outing:
Levi MaVorhis started and pitched 3.1 innings.  He allowed five hits, four earned runs, three walks, threw one wild pitch for the winning decision (1-0).  (p-s:73-42)(g/f:6-0)
Spencer Trayner entered in the fourth and pitched 1.2 innings.  He allowed two hits, no runs, and struck two out for the winning decision (1-0).  (p-s:26-16)(g/f:1-0)(Ir-s::1-1)
Steven Farinaro entered in the sixth and pitched three innings.  He allowed one hit, two earned runs, six walks, threw one wild pitch, and stuck two for the hold (1).  (p-s:70-31)(1-0)g/f:5-1)
Colton Thomson entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed two hits, one earned run, and struck out.  (p-s:25-17)(g/f:1-0)

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Springfield Beat Arkansas 6-4: Gabriel Lino Doubles Twice & Drives In Four Runs; Jose Adolis Garcia Singles, Doubles Twice, & Knocks In One Run; Matt Pearce Strikes Out Five & Allows Two Runs Over Seven Innings For The Win

Individual Highlights:
Magneuris Sierra started in left field and batted leadoff.  2-for-4 with one double, one two-out RBI,, one strikeout, and one caught stealing.
Oscar Mercado started in centerfield and batted third.  1-for-4 with one double, one run, and one strikeout.
Jose Adolis Garcia started in right field and batted fifth. 3-for-4 with two doubles, one RBI, and one caught stealing.
Jacob Wilson started at first base and batted seventh.  1-for-4 with one double, one run, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.
Casey Turgeon started at third base and batted eighth.  1-for-2 with one triple, two runs, one walk, and one strikeout.
Gabriel Lino started started at catcher and batted ninth. 2-for-2 with two doubles, four RBIs (three w/two-outs), one run, and one sac fly.
Matt Pearce started and pitched seven innings.  He allowed five hits, two earned runs, two walks, and struck five out for the winning decision (7-5).  (p-s:102-72)(g/f:5-6)
Corey Baker entered in the ninth and pitched to two batters.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out for the save (3).  (p-s:9-6)(ir-s:2-0)

Rough Outing:
Tommy Edman started at shortstop and batted second.  0-for-4 with two strikeouts and assisted in one double play.
Bruce Caldwell started at second base and batted fourth.  0-for-4 with two strikeouts and assisted in one double play.
Ian McKinney entered in the eighth and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed four hits, two earned runs, one home run, and struck one out for the hold (1).  (p-s:21-17)(g/f:-1)

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Pirates Beat Cardinals 4-3: Jose Martinez Singles & Hits A Two-Run Homer; Adam Wainwright Strikes Out Five & Allows Two Runs Over Seven Innings; Paul DeJong Hits A Solo Home Run

Individual Highlights:
Jedd Gyorko started at third base and batted fourth.  0-for-2 with one run, two walks, and one strikeout.
Jose Martinez started in left field and batted fifth.  2-for-4 with one home run, two RBIs, one run, and one strikeout.
Paul DeJong started at second base and batted sixth.  1-for-4 with one home run, one RBI, one run, one strikeout, and one throwing error.
Eric Fryer started at catcher and batted eighth.  0-for-1 with three walks.
Adam Wainwright started and pitched seven innings.  He allowed two hits, two runs (one earned), one home run, two walks, and struck five out.  0-for-1 with one sacrifice and one strikeout.  (p-s:97-66)(g/f:9-2)
Brett Cecil entered in the eighth and pitched to one batter.  He allowed no hits or runs.  (p-s:4-1)(ir-s:2-0)

Rough Outing:
Matt Carpenter started at first base and batted leadoff.  0-for-4 with one walk and one strikeout.
Chad Huffman entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted ninth.  0-for-1 with one strikeout.
Trevor Rosenthal entered in the eighth and pitched to five batters.  He allowed two hits, one earned run, one walk and struck one out for the blown save (2).  (p-s:23-13)(g/f:1-0)
Seung-Hwan Oh entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, one earned run, and one home run for the losing decision (1-4). (p-s:19-13)(g/f:0-1)

Former Cardinals:
David Freese started at third base and batted fourth.  1-for-3 with one two-out RBI, one run, and one walk.

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Memphis Beat Omaha 8-4: Patrick Wisdom Singles, Homers, & Drives In Four Runs; Nick Martini Collects Two Singles & Two RBIs; Luke Weaver Strikes Out Three Over Three & Two-Thirds Scoreless Innings

Individual Highlights:
Todd Cunningham started in centerfield and batted leadoff.  0-for-3 with one run, one walk, and one hit by pitch.
Randal Grichuk started in left field and batted second.  1-for-5 with one double, one run, and one strikeout.
Luke Voit started at first base and batted third.  3-for-3 with two doubles, one RBI, one run, and two walks.
Nick Martini started in right field and batted fourth.  2-for-4 with two RBIs, one run, one sac fly, and one strikeout.
Carson Kelly started at catcher and batted fifth.  1-for-4 with one run, one walk, and allowed two stolen bases.
Patrick Wisdom stared as designated hitter and batted sixth.  2-for-5 with one home run, four RBIs (one w/two-outs), one run, and two strikeouts.
Alex Mejia started at shortstop and batted seventh.  1-for-3 with one run, two walks, and one strikeout.
Luke Weaver started and pitched 3.2 innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, two walks, and struck three out.  (p-s:75-49)(g/f:3-4)

Rough Outing:
Wilfredo Tovar started at third base and batted eighth.  0-for-5 at the plate.
Josh Zeid entered in the fourth and pitched 2.1 innings.  He allowed four hits, two earned runs, one intentional walk, and struck two out for the winning decision (4-2).  (p-s:47-29)(g/f:1-3)
Ryan Sherriff entered in the seventh and pitched two innings.  He allowed two hits, one earned run, one walk, and struck two out.  (p-s:33-18)(g/f:3-0)
Josh Lucas entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed two hits, one earned run, and stuck one out.  (p-s:21-15)(g/f:1-0)

Former Cardinals:
Brayan Pena started at catcher and batted eighth.  0-for-4 at the plate.
Seth Maness entered in the sixth and three innings.  He allowed six hits, four earned runs, and one home run.  (p-s:48-35)(g/f:4-3)

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Phillies Released Michael Saunders

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Bristol Beat Johnson City 4-3: J.D. Murders Singles Twice, Walks, & Drives In One Run; Walker Robbins Doubles & Knocks In One Run; Jacob Schlesener Strikes Out Three Over Two Scoreless Innings

Individual Highlights:
Walker Robbins started in left field and batted second.  1-for-5 with one double, one RBI, one run, one strikeout, and grounded into one double play.
Carlos Rodriguez started at first base and batted fifth.  2-for-3 with one two-out RBI, one run, one walk, and one strikeout.
Jonathan Rivera started in right field and batted sixth.  2-for-3 with one double, one walk, grounded into one double play, and one throwing error.
J.D. Murders started at second base and batted seventh.  2-for-3 with one RBI, one walk, and one strikeout.
Irving Wilson started at catcher and batted ninth.  1-for-3 with one hit by pitch, one throwing error, one missed catch error, and threw out two of three base runners.
Jacob Schlesener entered in the fifth and pitched two innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, two walks, hit one batter, and struck three out.  (p-s:35-20)(g/f:1-0)
Franyel Casadilla entered in the seventh and pitched three innings.  He allowed four hits, one earned run, and struck one out for the losing decision (0-1).  (p-s:44-30)(g/f:2-5)

Rough Outing:
Wadye Ynfante started in centerfield and batted third.  0-for-5 and one outfield assist.
Brady Whalen started at third base and batted fourth.  0-for-3 with one walk.
Starlin Balbuena started as designated hitter and batted eighth.  0-for-3 with two strikeouts.
Angel Rondon started and pitched four innings.  He allowed six hits, three earned runs, two home runs, three walks, hit one batter, threw one wild pitch, and struck five out.  (p-s:68-39)(g/f:2-2)

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Johnson City Official Site Post Game
Johnson City Press Post Game

Peoria Beat Burlington 3-2: Juan Perez Strikes Out Seven & Allows One Run Over Five Innings For The Win; J.R. Davis & Ryan McCarvel Each Double & Drive In One Run; Bryan Dobzanski Strikes Out One Over Two Scoreless Innings For The Hold

Individual Highlights:
J.R. Davis started at second base and batted second.  1-for-4 with one double, one RBI, and two strikeouts.
Matt Fiedler started as designated hitter and batted third.  0-for-2 with two walks and one strikeout.
Ryan McCarvel started at first base and batted fourth.  1-for-3 with one double, one RBI, one sac fly, one strikeout, and one caught stealing/pickoff.
Brian O'Keefe started at catcher and batted fifth.  0-for-2 with one run and two walks.
Nick Plummer started in centerfield and batted eighth.  0-for-2 with one run, two walks, and two strikeouts.
Jose Martinez started at shortstop and batted ninth.  2-for-4 with two ground into double plays.
Juan Perez started and pitched five innings.  He allowed three hits, one unearned run, and struck seven out for the winning decision (1-0).  (p-s:77-54)(g/f:5-3)
Bryan Dobzanski entered in the sixth and pitched two innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out for the hold (1).  (p-s:20-13)(g/f:3-1)
Ronnie Williams entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, one walk, and struck two out for the hold (3).  (p-s:21-12)

Rough Outing:
Danny Hudzina started at third base and batted sixth.  0-for-4 with two strikeouts and one throwing error.
Yeison Medina entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed two hits, one earned run, and hit two batters for the save (5).  (p-s:16-11)(g/f:0-1)

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Peoria Official Site Post Game
Peoria Journal Star Post Game

John Lackey, Cubs Fall Despite Three-Hitting Marlins

When the season started, the Marlins used Jose Urena in a long-relief role. The 25-year-old has since become a stopper of sorts, especially in recent weeks.

Chicago-N Official Site

Pete Mackanin, Pat Neshek Clear The Air

Pete Mackanin and Pat Neshek have had a strange week.

Philadelphia Official Site

Cardinals Signed 2017 15th Round Selection Terry Fuller For $200K

Jim Callis Twitter

Jupiter Beat Palm Beach 4-1: Andy Young Knocks In One Run; Ross Vance Strikes Out One & Allows One Run Over Three & Two-Thirds Innings; Blake Drake Singles & Doubles

Individual Highlights:
Blake Drake started in centerfield and batted second.  2-for-4 with one double and one run.
Darren Seferina started at third base and batted third.  1-for-2 with two walks (one intentional), one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.
Andy Young started at shortstop and batted fifth.  0-for-3 with one RBI, one sac fly, and two strikeouts.
Ross Vance started and pitched 3.2 innings.  He allowed three hits, one earned run, three walks, and struck one out.  (p-s:57-37)(g/f:5-3)

Rough Outing:
Thomas Spitz started in right field and batted sixth.  0-for-4 with two strikeouts, one outfield assist, and assisted in one double play.
Luke Dykstra started at second base and batted eighth.  0-for-4 at the plate.
Jeremy Martinez started at catcher and batted ninth.  0-for-3 with two strikeouts.
Brady Bowen entered in the fourth and pitched 2.1 innings.  He allowed three hits, one earned run, two walks, hit one batter, threw one wild pitch, and struck three out for the losing decision (0-1).  (p-s:49-30)(g/f:3-1)(ir-s:3-0)
Dailyn Martinez entered in the seventh and pitched two innings.  He allowed two hits, two earned runs, one walk, and struck one out.  (p-s:49-30)(g/f:5-3)

Rehab:
Adeiny Hechavarria started at shortstop and batted leadoff.  1-for-3 with one hit by pitch.

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Palm Beach Official Site Post Game

Kolten Wong Hoping To Return Before All-Star Break; Medical Report On Dexter Fowler & Yadier Molina; Worth Noting

Kolten Wong, who has been on the disabled list with a right triceps strain since June 15, remains optimistic that he'll be ready to rejoin the Cardinals sometime in the week leading into the All-Star break, the second baseman said on Friday.

St. Louis Official Site

Video: Jim Hayes Catches Up With Oliver Marmol

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

'Consistent' Mark Buehrle Set For Jersey Retirement

Those wondering if Mark Buehrle misses the Major Leagues after amassing 214 wins and 3,283 1/3 innings pitched over 16 Major League seasons can take solace in the fact he's still playing.

Chicago-A Official Site

Video: Brad Thompson On Cardinals' Infield Training Glasses

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

Video: Mike Matheny On Yadier Molina's Injury

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

Freddie Freeman Eyes Return Before All-Star Break

Freddie Freeman's accelerated return from a fractured left wrist had another positive development Friday when he was cleared to begin taking dry swings. If everything continues to go accordingly, Freeman will return to Atlanta's lineup before the All-Star break as a third baseman.

Atlanta Official Site

Video: Kolten Wong Talks About His Injury Rehab

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

Video: Mike Matheny "Dexter Fowler Is Making Good Strides"

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

Cardinals Not In The Mix For Adeiny Hechavarria

Jerry Crasnick Twitter

Memphis Starting Lineup 6-23-17: George Greer Interview

Memphis Official Twitter

Memphis Official Twitter (Interview)

Kyle Grana Reassigned From Double-A Tulsa To Single-A Great Lakes

MiLB Official Site

Yadier Molina Needs To Be Benched

The St. Louis Cardinals will be battling for their playoff lives this summer. They cannot succeed with a slumping Yadier Molina playing every day.

Redbird Rants

Brad Thompson Teams Up With Hefty For Flip Cup Challenge

The event will take place this Saturday, June 24, on the Busch II infield, located at Ballpark Village.

STL Baseball Weekly

Peoria Starting Lineup 6-23-17

Peoria Official Twitter

Johnson City Starting Lineup 6-23-17

Johnson City Official Twitter

Cardinals Starting Lineup 6-23-17: Yadier Molina Scratched With Sore Knee

St. Louis Official Twitter

Cardinal Beat

STL Baseball Weekly

Junior Gonzalez & Enrique Perez Were Reassigned From Short-Season Rookie-Level Johnson City To Short-Season Rookie-Level Gulf Coast League; Chase Pinder Assigned To Johnson City

MiLB Official Site

Tigers Released Francisco Rodriguez

Detroit Official Twitter

Astros Optioned Dayan Diaz To Triple-A Fresno

Houston Official Twitter

Kolten Wong Updates Triceps Rehab

St. Louis Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong is just a couple of days from being eligible to return from the 10-day disabled list, but shares he will likely need more time.

STL Baseball Weekly

Dan Shulman On The Bernie Miklasz Show 6-23-17

Adam Wainwright will go down in history one of the great Cardinal starting pitchers of all time, no matter how the man’s career ends.

101 ESPN

Red Sox Signed Jhonny Peralta To Minors Deal & Send To Triple-A Pawtucket

Alex Speier Twitter

The Red Sox added depth at two positions on Friday, acquiring right-hander Doug Fister off waivers from the Angels and signing veteran infielder Jhonny Peralta to a Minor League deal.
Boston Official Site

Palm Beach Starting Lineup 6-23-17

Palm Beach Official Twitter

Rays Placed Colby Rasmus On The Ten-Day Disabled List & Purchased The Contract Of Shane Peterson From Triple-A Durham

Tampa Bay Official Twitter

The Rays have placed Colby Rasmus on the 10-day disabled list (retroactive to Monday) with left hip tendinitis.
Tampa Bay Official Site

Royals Designated Chris Young For An Assignment

Kansas City Official Twitter

Derrick Goold & Bill DeWitt On The Midday Grind 6-23-17

Inside STL

Inside STL

Springfield: Take Selfies Behind Home Plate This Sunday

In an ongoing effort to provide the best fan experience possible, the Springfield Cardinals are excited to announce the first Selfie Sunday at Hammons Field this Sunday, June 25. The Cardinals host the Arkansas Travelers at 2:10pm on Sunday, with gates opening at 1:10pm.

Springfield Official Site

Marlins Activated Martin Prado From The Disabled List

Miami Official Twitter

The Cardinals Announce Their First Pride Night & You Know What Happened Next

As they promised they would, the St. Louis Cardinals announced on Friday plans for their first ever Pride Night at Busch Stadium. The Cardinals had been embattled in a little bit of controversy recently because they picked Lance Berkman to be their speaker at Christianity Day and Berkman’s views on the LGBTQ community aren’t exactly sympathetic. Feeling some pressure there, the Cardinals promised they’d create a Pride Night too, eventually.

Yahoo

Red Sox Claimed Doug Fister Off Waivers From Angels

Chris Cotillo Twitter

DSL: Rockies Beat Cardinals 4-2: William Jimenez Singles, Walks, & Drives In One Run; Luis Montano Singles & Knocks In One Run; Oneiver Diaz Strikes Out One Over Two Scoreless Innings

Individual Highlights:
Pablo Gomez started at shortstop and batted second.  1-for-5 with two runs, one strikeout, and one throwing error.
William Jimenez started in left field and moved to right, batting third.  2-for-4 with one double, one two-out RBI, one walk, and one throwing error.
Victor Garcia started in right field and batted fourth.  One walk and one outfield assist.
Ivan Herrera stated at catcher and batted fifth.  1-for-3 with one hit by pitch, one strikeout, and threw out two of four base runners.
Luis Montano started as designated hitter and batted sixth.  1-for-4 with one two-out RBI and one strikeout.
Freddy DeJesus started at first base and batted seventh.  1-for-2 with two walks and one strikeout.
Wilman Madera entered in the sixth and pitched one inning.  He allowed two hits, no runs, and struck one out.
Larimel Solano entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs.  (g/f:0-3)
Oneiver Diaz entered in the eighth and pitched two innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck one out.  (g/f:3-0)

Rough Outing:
Carlos Soler started in centerfield and batted leadoff.  0-for-5 with three strikeouts.
Alexander Samuel entered late in the game in left field and batted fourth.  0-for-4 with three strikeouts.
Yowelfy Rosario started at third base and batted eighth.  0-for-4 at the plate.
Erik Pena started at second base and batted ninth.  0-for-4 with one strikeout.
Francis Ventura started and pitched three innings.  He allowed six hits, three earned runs, one walk, and struck two out for the losing decision (0-2).  (g/f:3-4)
Roy Garcia entered in the fourth and pitched two innings.  He allowed one hit, one earned run, two walks, one balk, and struck one out.  (g/f:3-2)

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Twins Optioned Nik Turley To Triple-A Rochester

Minnesota Official Twitter

Part III: Yadier Molina, Carson Kelly, & Awkwardness Of Change

Let’s get this out of the way, up front: I’m not suggesting a changing of the guard at catcher. I’m not saying it’s time for Yadier Molina to take naps in a rocking chair.

101 ESPN

John Mozeliak On Power Alley 6-23-17

MLB Network Radio Twitter

Nick Derba Named Maine Baseball Coach

The “interim” has been dropped from Nick Derba’s title.

Bangor Daily News

Cardinals To Host First 'Pride Night' At Busch Stadium

Ahead of Pride Weekend in St. Louis, the Cardinals along with Pride St. Louis announced they will be hosting the first ‘Pride Night’ at Busch Stadium on August 25
KSDK

The St. Louis Cardinals will host their first ever Pride Night later this summer.
KMOV

Today the St. Louis Cardinals announced the addition of Pride Night to the 2017 Theme Ticket schedule. The Cardinals will host a Pride Night for the first time at Busch Pride LogoStadium when the Cardinals take on the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday, August 25 at 7:15 p.m.
St. Louis Official Site

Rick Ankiel On The Morning After 6-23-17

Inside STL

Paul DeJong Is Audition For A Trade

The St. Louis Cardinals have a gluttony of middle infielders and soon must make decisions on whether to option, DFA, or trade at least one of these gluttonous names.

Redbird Rants

Memphis Homestand Highlights: June 26-July 3, 2017

The Memphis Redbirds return to AutoZone Park for eight games, running this Monday through Monday, July 3, featuring the highly-anticipated Independence Day Celebration, as well as Chicks Night on June 30 headlined by 2017 Baseball Hall of Fame inductee and former Chick, Tim Raines.

Memphis Official Site

Tim Kurkjian Believes Cardinals Will Be Buyers

Ahead of Sunday Night’s ESPN Cardinals telecast, Tim Kurkjian talked about the Cardinals standing and whether Mike Matheny should feel safe.

Viva El Birdos

Dakota Hudson Ranked #12, Magneuris Sierra #14 In Baseball America's Prospect Hot Sheet 6-23-17

Baseball America

Former Cardinals Playing In NPB 6-23-17: Raul Valdes Strikes Out SIx Over Eight Scoreless Innings For The Win; Carlos Peguero Singles Twice



Raul Valdes (former St. Louis-Chunichi) started and pitched eight innings.  He allowed three hits, no runs, three walks, and struck six out for the winning decision (4-4).  0-for-2 at the plate.  (p-s:116-72)

Chunichi beat Yomiuri 1-0
Japan Times Post Game

Carlos Peguero (former Memphis-Rakuten) started in right field and batted second.  2-for-4 with two strikeouts.

Nippon Ham beat Rakuten7-3

Former Cardinals Playing In KBO 6-23-17: Zach Petrick Strikes Out Five & Allows Three Runs Over Six & Two-Thirds Innings For The Win



Carlos Villanueva (former St. Louis-Hanwha) started and pitched seven innings.  He allowed eight hits, five earned runs, three walks, and struck three out for the losing decision.

Zach Petrick (former Memphis-Samsung) started and pitched 6.2 innings.  He allowed five hits, three earned runs, four walks, threw one wild pitch, and struck five out for the winning decision.

Samsung beat Hanwha 5-3

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

SK beat KT 4-2

Marty Marion, Joe Medwick & Battle At Brooklyn

During the 1940s, no baseball rivalry was more intense than the one between the Dodgers and Cardinals. The player who perhaps best exemplified that fervor was Joe Medwick.

RetroSimba

Cardinals Searching For Success Over Division Foe Pirates

If the Pittsburgh Pirates or St. Louis Cardinals were in any other division but the National League Central, they might already be cast in the role of seller at next month’s trading deadline.

Fox Sports Midwest

Fubon May Call Up Scott McGregor

With Guardians part way with Seddon, farm team back up foreign pitcher Scott McGregor is expect to be call up to the top team. McGregor pitched 2 games in the farm league with the result of 8.10 ERA, 1.60 WHIP over 10 innings. However, it is worth noting that McGregor posted K9 of 9.9, BB9 of 0.9 and FIP of 1.30.

CPBL Stats

Cardinals Must Approach Trade Season With Boldness

A series win over the Phillies feels like a loss since it wasn't a sweep—yeah, the Phillies are that bad.

KMOV

Former Cardinals Playing In MLB 6-22-17: Matt Adams Singles, Homers, & Drives In Two Runs; Albert Pujols Collects Two Singles & Two RBIs; Fernando Salas Strikes Out Two & Holds Three Inherited Runners On Base Over One & A Third Scoreless Innings



Pat Neshek (former St. Louis-Philadelphia) entered in the eighth and pitched to one batter.  He allowed no hits or runs for the hold (8).  (p-s:5-2)(g/f:1-0)(ir-s:1-0)

Philadelphia beat St. Louis 5-1

Matt Belisle (former St. Louis-Minnesota) entered in the third and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed no hits or runs.  (p-s:22-16)(g/f:3-1)(ir-s:2-0)

Chicago-A beat Minnesota 9-0

Pete Kozma (former St. Louis-Texas) entered late in the game at third base.

Texas beat Toronto 11-4

Jeremy Hazelbaker (former St. Louis-Arizona) started in right field and batted leadoff.  1-for-3 with two runs, two walks, and one strikeout.

Arizona beat Colorado 10-3

Carlos Beltran (former St. Louis-Houston) started as designated hitter and batted fourth.  0-for-4 with one RBI, one run, and two strikeouts.

John Axford (former St. Louis-Oakland) entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed two hits, no runs, and struck one out.  (p-s:16-10)(g/f:1-0)

Houston beat Oakland 12-9

Ruben Tejada (former St. Louis-Baltimore) started at shortstop and batted eighth.  0-for-2 with one run, one hit by pitch, one strikeout, and assisted in two double plays.

Cleveland beat Baltimore 6-3

Albert Pujols (former St. Louis-Anaheim) started as designated hitter and batted third.  2-for-5 with two RBIs (one w/two-outs), one run, and one strikeout.

Matt Holliday (former St. Louis-New York-A) started as designated hitter and batted fourth.  0-for-3 with one walk and one strikeout.

Anaheim beat New York-A 10-5

Jon Jay (former St. Louis-Chicago-N) entered late in the game in left field and batted eighth.  1-for-1 with one double.

Chicago-N beat Miami 11-1

Matt Adams (former St. Louis-Atlanta) started at first base and batted fifth.  2-for-5 with one home run, two RBIs, two runs, and one strikeout.
Jaime Garcia (former St. Louis-Atlanta) started and pitched 4.1 innings.  He allowed seven hits, six earned runs, two home runs, three walks, and struck three out.  0-for-2 at the plate.

Atlanta beat San Francisco 12-11

Steve Cishek (former St. Louis-Seattle) entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out for the save (1).  (p-s:12-9)(g/f:1-0)

Seattle beat Detroit 9-6

Fernando Salas (former St. Louis-New York-N) entered in the seventh and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck two out.  (p-s:18-11)(g/f:1-0)(ir-s:3-0)

Los Angeles beat New York-N 6-3

Series Preview: Pirates @ Cardinals June 23-25, 2017

The Pirates started the season slowly but have won seven of their last 12 games to climb back into the thick of the National League Central. The Cardinals lead the Pirates by just a game going into this three-game series at Busch. The Cardinals have scored 308 runs on the season, the Pirates 309.

Post-Dispatch

Cardinals Face Tough Decisions On Rotation

It seems impossible to fathom that it hasn’t been four years since Cardinals righthander Michael Wacha was the 2013 National League Championship Series MVP. As he introduced himself to the baseball world, the big, hard-throwing righthander appeared destined for stardom.

Post-Dispatch

Cardinals Matching Up Tyler Lyons With Michael Wacha For Now; Dexter Fowler Sidelined; Darryl Kile's 'One-A-Day' Legacy; Cardinals Sign Terry Fuller; Extra Bases

The blend of an unforgiving schedule, shorter starts from the rotation and a thriving long reliever could lead the Cardinals to get creative with their pitching plans before next month’s All-Star break.

Post-Dispatch

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Former Cardinals Playing In The Mexican League 6-22-17: Niko Vasquez Collects Three Singles, One Double, & Five RBIs; Dan Johnson Doubles & Drives In One Run; Richy Pedroza Walks & Knocks In One Run



Rainel Rosario (former Springfield-Saltillo) started in right field and batted fourth.  0-for-2 with one walk.

Quintana Roo beat Saltillo 3-2 in game one of doubleheader

Rainel Rosario (former Springfield-Saltillo) started at first base and batted fourth.  0-for-3 with one RBI, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.

Saltillo beat Quintana Roo 4-2 in game two of doubleheader

Niko Vasquez (former Springfield-Leon) started at shortstop and batted seventh.  4-for-5 with one double, five RBIs (two w/two-outs), one run, one stolen base, one strikeout, one throwing error, and assisted in one double play.

Durango beat Leon 14-13

Francisco Rivera (former Palm Beach-Campeche) entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted ninth.  0-for-1 with one strikeout.

Angel Castro (former Memphis-Monterrey) started and pitched five innings.  He allowed nine hits, six runs (four earned), one walk, threw one wild pitch, and struck three out.  (p-s:80-50)(g/f:7-3)

Monterrey beat Campeche 8-6

Dan Johnson (former St. Louis-Puebla) started as designated hitter and batted fifth.  1-for-2 with one double, one two-out RBI, and two strikeouts.

Laguna beat Puebla 4-1

Richy Pedroza (former Peoria-Aguascalientes) started at shortstop and batted ninth.  0-for-3 with one RBI, one run, one walk, and one strikeout.

Aguascalientes beat Yucatan 12-1

Anthony Shew, Keaton Siomkin Turn In Solid Thursday Performances For State College

Anthony Shew and Keaton Siomkin grew up five minutes away from each other in Mission Viejo, Calif. — but the State College Spikes pitchers didn’t know each other until their first season of professional baseball last summer.

Centre Daily Times

Omaha Beat Memphis 11-3: Alex Mejia Collects Three Singles & Two RBIs; Randal Grichuk Hits A Solo Home Run; Patrick Wisdom Singles Twice, Doubles, & Walks

Individual Highlights:
Rangel Ravelo started in left field and batted second.  2-for-5 with one double, one strikeout, and grounded into one double play.
Randal Grichuk started as designated hitter and batted third.  1-for-4 with one home run, one two-out RBI, one run, one hit by pitch, and two strikeout.
Luke Voit started at first base and batted fourth.  1-for-3 with one run and one walk.
Patrick Wisdom started at third base and batted seventh.  3-for-3 with one double, one run, one walk, and one fielding error.
Alex Mejia started at shortstop and batted eighth.  3-for-4 with two RBIs (one w/two-outs).

Rough Outing:
Todd Cunningham started in right field and batted leadoff.  0-for-4 with one walk and one strikeout.
Carson Kelly started at catcher and batted fifth.  0-for-4 with four strikeouts and allowed one stolen base.
Harrison Bader started in centerfield and batted sixth.  1-for-4 with one strikeout and one caught stealing/pickoff.
Wilfredo Tovar started at second base and batted ninth.  0-for-4 with one strikeout and grounded into one double play.
John Gant started and pitched 3.1 innings.  He allowed nine hits, six runs (four earned), one home run, two walks, hit one batter, and struck three out for the losing decision (1-2).  (p-s:88-59)(g/f:4-4)
Trey Nielsen entered in the fourth and pitched 2.2 innings.  He allowed four hits, two earned runs, and one walk.  (p-s:49-28)(g/f:5-2)(ir-s:3-1)
Miguel Socolovich entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, one earned run, one walk, hit one batter, and struck one out.  (p-s:24-12)(g/f:1-1)
Mark Montgomery entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed two hits, two earned runs, one walk, and struck one out.  (p-s:21-11)(g/f:1-0)

Former Cardinals:
Dean Anna started at second base and batted seventh.  0-for-3 with one run, two walks, one stolen base, two strikeouts, and assisted in two double plays.

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Memphis Official Site Post Game

Former Cardinals Draft Selections Playing In College 6-22-17: Ryan Merrill Singles & Drives In Two Runs



Ryan Merrill (former 2015 draft selection-Texas Christian) started at shortstop and batted ninth.  1-for-3 with two RBIs, one run, and one strikeout.

Texas Christian beat Louisville 4-3

Springfield Beat Arkansas 4-2: Bruce Caldwell Walks Twice & Hits A Two-Run Homer; Dakota Hudson Strikes Out Five, Induces 16 Ground Outs, & Allows Two Runs Over Eight Innings For The Win; Jesse Jenner Singles & Hits A Solo Home Run

Individual Highlights:
Magneuris Sierra started in left field and batted leadoff.  1-for-4 with one double, one run, one stolen base, and one strikeout.
Oscar Mercado started in centerfield and batted third.  2-for-4 with one run, one stolen base, one strikeout, and one caught stealing.
Bruce Caldwell started at third base and batted fourth.  1-for-2 with one home run, two RBIs, one run, two walks, and one strikeout.
Jesse Jenner started at catcher and batted eighth.  2-for-4 with one home run, one RBI, one run, and one passed ball.
Dakota Hudson started and pitched eight innings.  He allowed eight hits, two unearned runs, one intentional walk, hit one batter, threw one wild pitch, two throwing errors, and struck five out for the winning decision (6-3).  (p-s:103-75)(g/f:16-1)
Landon Beck entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck two out for the save (1).  (p-s:19-11)(g/f:1-0)

Rough Outing:
Tommy Edman started at shortstop and batted second.  0-for-4 at the plate.
Anthony Garcia started as designated hitter and batted sixth.  0-for-4 with one strikeout.
Jacob Wilson started at first base and batted seventh.  0-for-3 with one strikeout and assisted in three double plays.
Dickie Joe Thon started at second base and batted ninth.  0-for-3 with one strikeout, one fielding error, and assisted in two double plays.

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Springfield Official Site Post Game

Johnson City Beat Bristol 6-5 In 13: Carlos Rodriguez Singles, Walks, Hits A Solo Home Run; Walker Robbins Walks & Hits A Solo Home Run; Robert Calvano Strikes Out Three Out; Ryan Calvano Strikes Out Three Over

Individual Highlights:
Wadye Ynfante started in centerfield and batted second.  1-for-4 with one two-out RBI, one run, two walks, two strikeouts, one caught stealing, two outfield assists, and assisted in two double plays.
Julio Rodriguez started at catcher and batted third.  2-for-6 with one double, one two-out RBI, one run, and one strikeout.
Brady Whalen started at third base and batted fourth.  1-for-5 with one double, one two-out RBI, one walk, and assisted in one double play.
Carlos Rodriguez started at first base and batted fifth.  2-for-5 with one home run, one RBI, one run, one walk, two strikeouts, and assisted in one double play.
Walker Robbins started in left field and batted sixth.  1-for-5 with one home run, one RBI, one run, one walk, and one strikeout.
Carlos Talavera started in right field and batted ninth.  1-for-4 with one triple, one run, and one sacrifice.
Robert Calvano entered in the eighth and pitched 1.2 innings.  He allowed two hits, no runs, one walk, and struck three out.  (p-s:34-22)(g/f:1-0)
Jacob Patterson entered in the ninth and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, struck two out, and pitched.  (p-s:12-8)(g/f:0-1)(ir-s:2-0)
Fabian Blanco entered in the 11th and pitched two innings.  He allowed two hits, no runs, and stuck three out.  (p-s:33-20)(g/f:1-0)
Will Changarotty entered in the 13th and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, hit one batter, struck one out for the winning decision (1-0).  (p-s:11-6)

Rough Outing:
Delvin Perez started at shortstop and batted leadoff.  0-for-6 with two strikeouts and assisted in one double play.
J.D. Murders started at second base and batted seventh.  0-for-4 with two strikeouts and grounded into one double play.
Junior Gonzalez started and pitched five innings.  He allowed four hits, three earned runs, two home runs, four walks, and struck four out.  (p-s:82-47)(g/f:5-3)
Enrique Perez entered in the sixth and pitched two innings.  He allowed one hi, two earned runs, two walks, and struck one out.  (p-s:29-15)(g/f:5-3)

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Johnson City Press Post Game

Peoria Beat Burlington 11-2: Matt Fiedler Singles, Doubles, & Hits A Two-Run Homer; Ryan McCarvel Walks & Hits A Two-Run Homer; Shane Billings Homers & Drives In Two Runs

Individual Highlights:
Shane Billings started in centerfield and batted leadoff.  1-for-4 with one home run, two RBIs, and one run.
Nick Plummer entered late in the game and batted leadoff. One walk at the plate.
Stefan Trosclair started at first base and batted second.  1-for-5 with one double, one run, and grounded into two double plays.
Matt Fiedler started in left field and moved to right, batting third.  3-for-5 with one double, one home run, two RBIs, three runs, and one outfield assist.
Ryan McCarvel started at catcher and batted fourth.  1-for-4 with one home run, two RBIs, one run, one walk, two strikeouts, and one throwing error.
J.R. Davis started at second base and batted fifth.  2-for-5 with one double, one run, and one strikeout.
Juan Yepez started as designated hitter and batted sixth.  1-for-4 with one two-out RBI, one run, one walk, one strikeout, and grounded into one double play.
Danny Hudzina started at third base and batted seventh.  4-for-5 with one home run, one RBI, and two runs.
Dylan Carlson started in right field and batted eighth.  2-for-3 with one double, two RBIs, and one run.
Jose Martinez started at shortstop and batted ninth.  1-for-3 with one RBI and one walk.
Austin Sexton started and pitched 5.2 innings.  He allowed six hits, one earned run, three walks, hit one batter, and struck three out for the winning decision (3-1).  (p-s:95-59)(g/f:5-7)
Max Almonte entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck one out.  (p-s:17-12)(g/f:1-1)
Eric Carter entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck two out.  (p-s:21-14)(g/f:0-1)

Rough Outing:
Vincent Jackson entered late in the game in left field and batted eighth.  0-for-1 with one strikeout.
Frederis Parra entered in the sixth and pitched 1.1 inning.  He allowed two hits, one earned run, one home run, hit one batter, and struck one out.  (p-s:24-16)(g/f:2-1)(ir-s:1-0)

State College Beat Batavia 9-1: Anthony Shew Strikes Out Seven Over Five Scoreless Innings For The Win; Dennis Ortega Collects Two Singles & Three RBIs; Joshua Lopez Singles Twice, Doubles, & Drives In Two Runs

Individual Highlights:
Caleb Lopes started at shortstop and batted leadoff.  1-for-3 with one two-out RBI, one run, one walk, one sacrifice, and assisted in one double play.
Brandon Benson started in centerfield and batted second.  1-for-4 with one run, one walk, and one strikeout.
Evan Mendoza started at third base and batted third.  2-for-4 with one double, two runs, one hit by pitch, and one strikeout.
Ricardo Bautista started in right field and batted fourth.  1-for-4 with two runs, one walk, and two strikeouts.
Yariel Gonzalez started at second base and batted fifth.  4-for-4 with one home run, one RBI, two runs, and assisted in one double play.
Edwin Figuera entered late in the game at second base and batted fifth.  0-for-1 with one RBI and assisted in one double play.
Dennis Ortega started at catcher and batted sixth.  2-for-5 with three RBIs, one strikeout, assisted in one double play, and threw out two base runners.
Joshua Lopez started as designated hitter and batted seventh.  3-for-5 with one double and two RBIs.
Hunter Newman started at first base and batted ninth.  1-for-4 with one double, one run, and assisted in one double play.
Anthony Shew started and pitched five innings.  He allowed three hits, no runs, and struck seven out for the winning decision (1-0).  (p-s:65-45)(g/f:4-2)
Keaton Siomkin entered in the sixth and pitched two innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck three out for the hold (1).  (p-s:29-22)(g/f:3-0)

Rough Outing:
Matt Davis started in left field and batted eighth.  0-for-5 with one strikeout.
Noel Gonzalez entered in the eighth and pitched two innings.  He allowed two hits, one earned run, one home run, one walk, and struck two out.  (p-s:37-23)(g/f:2-1)

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State College Official Site Post Game
Centre Daily Times Post Game

Hermosillo Signed Irving Lopez

The Naranjeros of Hermosillo have realized their first signatures of this 2017 selecting young talents that contribute their quality to the Orange Squad.  (Translated)

Hermosillo Official Site

Twins Optioned Nik Turley Triple-A Triple-A Rochester

Phil Miller Twitter

Palm Beach Beat Jupiter 8-1: Blake Drake Singles, Doubles, Homers, & Drives In Two Runs; Ryan Helsley Strikes Out Four & Allows One Run Over Six Innings For The Win; Luke Dykstra Walks & Knocks In Two Runs

Individual Highlights:
Randy Arozarena started in left field and batted leadoff.  3-for-4 with two doubles and two runs.
Blake Drake started in centerfield and batted second.  3-for-5 with one double, one home run, two RBIs, two runs, and one strikeout.
Chris Chinea started at first base and batted fourth.  2-for-5 with one RBI, one run, one strikeout, grounded into one double play, and assisted in one double play.
Thomas Spitz started in right field and batted fifth.  1-for-4 with one double, two runs, one walk, one stolen base, and one strikeout.
Leobaldo Pina started at third base and batted sixth.  2-for-5 with three strikeouts.
Luke Dykstra started at second base and batted eighth.  0-for-2 with two RBIs, one walk, one sac fly, one throwing error, and assisted in one double play.
Jeremy Martinez started at catcher and batted ninth.  1-for-4 with one two-out RBI and one strikeout.
Ryan Helsley started and pitched six innings.  He allowed six hits, one unearned run, and struck four out for the winning decision (7-2).  (p-s:88-59)(g/f:4-5)
Brennan Leitao entered in the seventh and pitched 1.2 innings.  He allowed two hits, no runs, and struck two out.  (p-s:24-18)(g/f:2-0)
Chandler Hawkins entered in the eighth and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed two hits, no runs, and struck two out.  (p-s:24-15)(g/f:0-2)(ir-s:2-0)

Rough Outing:
Austin Wilson started as designated hitter and batted seventh.  0-for-3 with one hit by pitch.

Rehab:
Adeiny Hechavarria started at shortstop and batted leadoff.  2-for-3 with one stolen base, grounded into one double play, and assisted in one double play.

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Palm Beach Official Site Post Game

Rich Hill Encouraged By Start Against Mets

For Dodgers starter Rich Hill, this season has been a rollercoaster.

Los Angeles Official Site

Inside Pitch 6-22-17: Cardinals Share Their 'Called Up To The League' Moment

It’s a moment that’s dreamed of by every player who signs a professional contract, when they are told they are going to the show.

KMOX

Memphis Starting Lineup 6-22-17

Memphis Official Twitter

Cardinals Cautious With Dexter Fowler's Tight Quad; More Draft Signings

Dexter Fowler was out of the lineup for Thursday's 5-1 loss in the series finale against the Phillies after he was removed late into Wednesday's extra-inning game with left quad tightness.

St. Louis Official Site

Adam Wainwright Looks To Come Back Strong Vs. Pirates

The Cardinals and Pirates will get another chance to make a push toward the National League Central lead when they meet to open in a three-game series at Busch Stadium on Friday.

St. Louis Official Site

Joe Sheehan On The Bernie Miklasz Show 6-22-17

Michael Wacha’s Wednesday start wasn’t great, as the righty failed to make it through five innings for the fifth time in six starts. Should it be his final start?

101 ESPN

Cardinals See A Lot To Be Excited About In Paul DeJong

Even before the Cardinals drafted Paul DeJong in the fourth round of the 2015 MLB Draft, he was already a Redbird -- an Illinois State Redbird, that is.

St. Louis Official Site

Monclova Released Kyle Banks

MiLB Official Site

Evan Kruczynski Assigned To Single-A Peoria

Dave Eminian Twitter

Nationals Interested In Pat Neshek

Ken Rosenthal Twitter

David Peralta In The Fight For The Batting Lead In The National League

David Peralta is going through his best moment of the season. After tying 5-4 and negotiating a ticket Wednesday night, he lifted .397 / .438 / .621 his offensive lineup, with three homers and 19 runs in 17 games so far this June.  (translated)

LVBP Official Site

Johnson City Starting Lineup 6-22-17

Johnson City Official Twitter

Palm Beach Starting Lineup 6-22-17

Palm Beach Official Twitter

Dan Schlereth Was Reassigned From Triple-A New Orleans To Double-A Jacksonville

MiLB Official Site

Hard To Justify More Starts For Current Vision Of Michael Wacha

The Cardinals taking a series against the Phillies tells us nothing. A club that is clawing to define itself -- Buyers? Sellers? -- should win more than it loses when it plays the worst team in baseball. If it can't, there wouldn't be much to debate.

BenFred

Is 'Better Than Bad' Enough? Cardinals Need Wins Against Quality Teams

For a listing team, nothing can be more restorative than playing the Philadelphia Phillies. For a team in need of hope, losing to them can hurt twice as much.

KMOV

Cardinals, Rays, & Orioles Have Asked Marlins About Adeiny Hechavarria

Clark Spencer Twitter

Podcast: Interview With James Andrews

Baseball America

State College Starting Lineup 6-22-17

State College Official Twitter

Video: Paul DeJong After Cardinals Lost To Phillies

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

Video: Mike Matheny's Postgame Press Conference 6-22-17

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

Jose Adolis Garcia Named To 2017 Texas League All-Star Team

Springfield Official Twitter

Brewers Assigned Ryan Braun To Single-A Wisconsin To Begin Rehab Assignment

Wisconsin Official Twitter

Phillies Beat Cardinals 5-1: Paul DeJong Hits A Solo Home Run; Matthew Bowman Strikes Out One Over One Hitless/Scoreless Inning; Tommy Pham, Stephen Piscotty, & Yadier Molina Each Single

Individual Highlights:
Matt Carpenter started at first base and batted leadoff.  0-for-3 with one walk, two strikeouts, and assisted in two double plays.
Tommy Pham started in centerfield and batted second.  1-for-4 with one strikeout and one outfield assist.
Stephen Piscotty started in right field and batted third.  1-for-4 with two strikeouts.
Jedd Gyorko started at third base and batted fourth.  0-for-3 with one walk.
Yadier Molina started at catcher and batted fifth.  1-for-4 and picked one runner off.
Paul DeJong started at second base and batted eighth.  1-for-3 with one home run, one RBI, one run, one missed catch error, and assisted in two double plays.
Matthew Bowman entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out.  (p-s:8-6)(g/f:2-0)

Rough Outing:
Rest Of The Team

Former Cardinals:
Pat Neshek entered in the eighth and pitched to one batter.  He allowed no hits or runs for the hold (8).  (p-s:5-2)(g/f:1-0)(ir-s:1-0)

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

Marlins Could Make Kyle Barraclough Available For Trade

Jeff Passan Twitter

Malik Collymore Assigned To Single-A Dayton From Extended Spring Training

Dayton Official Twitter

Kyle Kendrick Cleared Waivers & Was Outrighted To Triple-A Pawtucket

Evan Drellich Twitter

DSL: Rockies Beat Cardinals 5-3: Victor Garcia Singles Twice, Walks, & Drives In One Run; Yowelfy Rosario Singles & Knocks In One Run; Jose Geronimo Strikes Out Two Of Three Batters Faced

Individual Highlights:
Cristhian Longa started at catcher and batted second.  1-for-3 with one run, one walk, two strikeouts, and threw out three base runners.
Victor Garcia started as designated hitter and batted fourth.  2-for-3 with one RBI, one run, and one walk.
Yowelfy Rosario started at third base and batted eighth.   1-for-4 with one two-out RBI.
Jose Geronimo entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck two.

Rough Outing:
Erik Pena started at second base and batted leadoff.  0-for-3 with one walk, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.
Luis Montano started in right field and batted third.  0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
Alexander Samuel started in left field and batted fifth.  0-for-4 with three strikeouts.
Raffy Ozuna started at shortstop and batted sixth.  0-for-4 with two strikeouts, one throwing error, one fielding error, and assisted in one double play.
Diego Cordero started and pitched five innings.  He allowed seven hits, three runs (one earned), one walk, threw one wild pitch, one throwing error, and struck five out for the losing decision (0-2).  (g/f:7-1)
Hector Soto entered in the sixth and pitched two innings.  He allowed four hit, two earned runs, threw one wild pitch, and struck one out.  (g/f:3-0)

Rob Rains On The Press Box 6-22-17

Inside STL

Josh Donaldson Dealing With Sore Knee

Hazel Mae Twitter

Video: Jim Hayes Investigates The Best Cheesesteaks In Philadelphia

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

Video: Rick Ankiel Remembers Darryl Kile

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

Video: Mike Matheny Remembers Darryl Kile

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

Thursday marked 15 years since the death of former Cardinals pitcher Darryl Kile. Cards manager Mike Matheny's first three years in St. Louis overlapped with Kile's only three seasons in the organization.
St. Louis Official Site

Video: Tommy Pham After Historic Night

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

Tommy Pham Is On Angry Bird, & The Cardinals Need More Angry Birds Like Him

If you don’t root for Tommy Pham, then I have to assume you are a bad person who is mean to puppies and kittens and you don’t even call your mama on Mother’s Day.

101 ESPN

Cubs Placed Jason Heyward On The Ten-Day Disabled List

Peter Mooney Twitter

The Cubs were hoping Jason Heyward's left hand would heal more quickly than it has, but ultimately the injury was too severe to avoid a disabled list stint.
Chicago-N Official Site

MLB Rookie Profile: John Brebbia

A former 30th round pick and independent ball alum, John Brebbia has performed well with the Cardinals.

Minor League Ball

Andrew Morales & Tommy Edman Were Promoted From A-Advanced Palm Beach To Double-A Springfield; Brady Bowen Was Promoted From Single-A Peoria To Palm Beach; Leobaldo Pina Was Reassigned From Springfield To Palm Beach; Peoria Activated Ian Oxnevad From The Inactive List

MiLB Official Site Post Game

Peoria Official Twitter

Cardinals Sign Six Additional Draft Picks From 2017 Class & One Undrafted Free Agent

The St. Louis Cardinals announced today the signing of six more players from the 2017 First-Year Player draft, as well as two non-drafted free agents who have agreed to terms with the organization. Five pitchers, two outfielders and a catcher are among the latest players who have signed and passed physicals with St. Louis.
St. Louis Official Site

The Cardinals talked Georgia high school slugger Terry Fuller out of playing in college by agreeing to pay a $200,000 bonus for their 15th-round pick in the 2017 draft.
Post-Dispatch

Thomas Spitz Stays Hot

On a night in which all three active Cardinals affiliates lost, the performance of High-A Palm Beach outfielder Thomas Spitz was one of the few highlights. Spitz hit two-for-four and scored two runs in his team's 6-4 loss Wednesday.

Cardinal Beat

The Cardinals Need A Legit 3-4 Hitter; Here Are 12 Potential Trade Partners

So many of us who cover/follow/root for the Cardinals have been talking about finding a legit 3-4 hole hitter for both the short and the long term, but finding one who is actually available will be a big challenge.

101 ESPN

Cardinals Starting Lineup 6-22-17

St. Louis Official Twitter

Cardinal Beat

Cardinals Signed 2017 Seventh Round Selection Chase Pinder For $300K

Jim Callis Twitter

Derrick Goold On The Morning After 6-22-17

Inside STL

Cardinals Interested In Todd Frazier, Josh Donaldson The Perfect Fit; Jhonny Peralta Out Of Shape

What the Cardinals really could use is a power-hitting third baseman who could hit third or fourth. There have been some Todd Frazier rumors, but Josh Donaldson is really the perfect fit – if there’s any way the Jays would even consider trading him. The Cardinals don’t have a true 3 or 4 hitter, and in fact, their top two home run hitters are their Nos. 1 and 2 hitters in the lineup – Matt Carpenter and Dexter Fowler (who now has tied last year’s total with 13). For what it’s worth, GM John Mozeliak always had good dealings with Mark Shapiro when he was with the Indians (but as stipulated, it’s a long shot).

Fan Rags

We Should Be Talking About Alex Avila More

He’s had a monster 2017 at the plate.

Beyond The Boxscore

Credit Where It's Due: Brett Cecil Appears Top Have Regained His Mojo

And the St. Louis Cardinals are very thankful that he has...

Viva El Birdos

Lorenzo Cain Is Exciting, & May Need A New Home

For all our sakes, the Royals outfielder needs to have this excellent season go on into October if possible.

Beyond The Boxscore

Former Cardinals Playing In KBO 6-22-17: Nick Additon Strikes Out Two & Allows Two Runs Over Four & Two-Thirds Innings



Nick Additon (former Memphis-Lotte) entered in the fifth and pitched 4.2 innings.  He allowed three hits, two runs (one earned), two walks, committed one error, and struck two out.

KT beat Lotte10-3

Jamie Romak (former Memphis-SK) started at first base and moved to third, batting fifth.  0-for-5 with three strikeouts.

SK beat NC 13-6