Thursday, April 24, 2014

Cardinals Starting Lineup 4-24-14

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After a 9-for-21 stretch that finally boosted his average above the Mendoza Line, Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta has reverted to his early-season ways.
Cardinal Beat

Derek Lilliquist Discusses Pine Tar & Michael Wacha On First Pitch 4-24-14

Cardinals pitching coach Derek Lilliquist discusses pine tar, Michael Wacha, and Adam Wainwright on First Pitch - SiriusXM

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Former Cardinals Playing In NPB 4-24-14: Brian Falkenborg Strikes Out Three Of Four Batters Over One Scoreless Inning; Rainel Rosario Singles, Walks, & Scores One Run; Hector Luna Walks

Brian Falkenborg (former St. Louis-Rakuten) entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck three out.

Rakuten beat Seibu 6-1


Hector Luna (former St. Louis-Chunichi) started at third base and batted third.  0-for-3 with one walk.

Hanshin beat Chunichi 3-0


Rainel Rosario (former Springfield-Hiroshima) started in left field and batted sixth.  1-for-2 with one run and one walk.

Hiroshima beat Yakult 9-2

Gustavo Martinez Helps Pitch Dantos To 5-4 Win

Pending Ofilio Castro and Gustavo Martinez, Dantos found the formula to put him two sets to Carazo yesterday, and so did Leon and Granada with Chontales the San Fernando, to maintain tension in the most glowing Group A National Championship Top Baseball.  (translated)

La Prensa

Adam Wainwright Tests Knee, Readies For Sunday Start; Applauding Albert Pujols; Biting The Big Apple; Matt Holliday's Aggressiveness

Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright did not have any hesitation or increased pain as he put his injured right knee through the usual paces Wednesday, and the righty intends to be ready for his next scheduled start, Sunday against Pittsburgh.
Post-Dispatch

There is one reason Matt Holliday can think of why Cardinals manager Mike Matheny believes Holliday is playing a more aggressive brand of defense in left field.
Post-Dispatch

Did You Hear The One About Jerry Reuss & Tommy Lasorda In A Whirlpool?

On the cover of the new book Jerry Reuss finally got around to writing is a picture of him standing on the pitcher’s mound looking mostly irritated, and of Tommy Lasorda, looking mostly blurry, in the foreground. Blurry Lasorda, it can be assumed, is about to remove irritated Reuss from the ballgame.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Mets To Enjoy Veteran Presence In Finale With Cardinals

Forty-year-old outfielder Bobby Abreu is tentatively scheduled to make his first start of the season on Thursday afternoon against the Cardinals, but he'll only be the second-oldest player on the field.

St. Louis Official Site

Former Cardinals Playing In MLB Action 4-23-14: Albert Pujols Singles, Doubles, & Drives In One Run; Kyle Lohse Strikes Out Five & Allows Two Runs Over Seven Innings For The Win; David Carpenter Holds Two Runners On For The Win

Gerald Laird (former St. Louis-Atlanta) started at catcher and batted eighth.  1-for-4 with two strikeouts and threw one base runner out.
David Carpenter (former Palm Beach-Atlanta) entered in the eighth and pitched to one batter.  He allowed no hits or runs runs for the winning decision (1-0).  (p-s:8-5)(ir-s:2-0)

Atlanta beat Miami 3-1


Nick Punto (former St. Louis-Oakland) started at second base and batted eighth.  0-for-3, one fielding error, and assisted in two double plays.
Daric Barton (former Peoria-Oakland) started at first base and batted ninth.  0-for-3 with one strikeout and assisted in two double plays.

Texas beat Oakland 3-0


Raul Valdes (former St. Louis-Houston) entered in the seventh and pitched to one batter.  He allowed no hits or runs. (p-s:2-2)(g/f:0-1)

Seattle beat Houston 5-3


Marc Rzepczynski (former St. Louis-Cleveland) entered in the seventh and pitched to one batter.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out. (p-s:6-4)(ir-s:2-0)
John Axford (former St. Louis-Cleveland) entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit and no runs for the save (8).  (p-s:14-10)(g/f:2-0)

Cleveland beat Kansas City 5-3


Albert Pujols (former St. Louis-Anaheim) started at first base and batted third.  2-for-4 with one double, one RBI, one run, one walk, and one fielding error.
David Freese (former St. Louis-Anaheim) started at third base and batted seventh.  1-for-3 with one double, one run, one walk, and one strikeout.
Fernando Salas (former St. Louis-Anaheim) entered in the ninth and pitched to one batter.  He allowed one hit and no runs.  (p-s:1-1)(ir-s:1-1)

Washington beat Anaheim 5-4


Colby Ramsus (former St. Louis-Toronto) started in centerfield and batted seventh.  1-for-5 with one run and two strikeouts.

Toronto beat Baltimore 10-8


Carlos Beltran (former St. Louis-New York-A) started as designated hitter and batted third.  2-for-4 with one run and one strikeout.

Boston beat New York-A 5-1


Xavier Nady (former 1997 draft selection-San Diego) entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and took over in right field, batting third.  0-for-1 with one strikeout.

Kyle Lohse (former St. Louis-Milwaukee) started and pitched seven innings.  He allowed five hits, two runs (one earned), and struck five out for the winning decision (4-1).  0-for-3 at the plate.  (p-s:103-71)(g/f:9-5)

Milwaukee beat San Diego 5-2

Mike Matheny's First Challenge Of The Season Goes Mets' Way

Needing a boost in the ninth inning on Wednesday, the Cardinals did not find one in the instant replay booth.

St. Louis Official Site

Mets Beat Cardinals 3-2: Yadier Molina Collects Two Singles, One Double, One Walk, & One RBI; Matt Carpenter Singles Three Times & Doubles; Michael Wacha Strikes Out Ten & Allows Two Runs Over Four Innings

Individual Highlights:
Matt Carpenter 4-for-5 with one double and one run.
Daniel Descalso 1-for-1 with one double and one RBI.
Yadier Molina 3-for-3 with one double, one two-out RBI, and one walk.
Randy Choate entered in the sixth and pitched to two batters.  He allowed no hits or runs, and one walk.  (p-s:19-12)(g/f:1-0)(ir-s:1-0)
Pat Neshek entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out.  (p-s:15-11)(g/f:1-0)(ir-s:1-0)
Eric Fornataro entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out.  (p-s:17-10)(g/f:0-1)

Rough Outing:
Mark Ellis 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
Matt Holliday 0-for-4 with one walk.
Jhonny Peralta 0-for-4 and one throwing error.
Peter Boujos 0-for-3 at the plate.
Kolten Wong 0-for-1 with one strikeout.
Michael Wacha started and pitched four innings.  He allowed three hits, two earned runs, five walks, and struck ten out for the losing decision (2-2).  0-for-1 with one strikeout at the plate.  (p-s:93-54)(g/f:1-0)
Seth Maness entered in the fifth and pitched 1.2 innings.  He allowed one hit, one earned run, one home run, one balk, and struck two out.  (p-s:26-13)(g/f:3-1)

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Michael Wacha K's Career-Best, Posts Career-Shortest Start After Ugly Fourth

It was a tale of two games for Michael Wacha. For three innings, he was in absolute control.

KMOV

Palm Beach Beat St. Lucie 3-1: Mike Mayers Strikes Out Six & Allows One Run Over Six Innings For The Win; Iden Nazario Strikes Out One Over Three Scoreless Innings For The Save; David Washington Singles, Triples, & Drives In One Run

Individual Highlights:
Starlin Rodriguez 2-for-4 with one run and one strikeout.
Breyvic Valera 1-for-2 with one walk, one sacrifice, one stolen base, one strikeout, and assisted in two double plays.
Jacob Wilson 0-for-4 with one one RBI and one strikeout.
Nick Martini 1-for-3 with one walk.
David Washington 2-for-3 with one triple, one RBI, one run, one strikeout, and assisted in two double plays.
Matt Williams 1-for-3 with one RBI and one strikeout.
Mike Mayers started and pitched six innings.  He allowed four hits, one earned run, and struck six out for the winning decision (2-2).  (g/f:4-3)
Iden Nazario entered in the seventh and pitched three innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck one out for the save (2).  (g/f:1-4)

Rough Outing:
Charlie Tilson 0-for-4 at the plate.
Casey Rasmus 0-for-4 with one strikeout and one passed ball.

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Michael Pineda Ejected For Having Illegal Substance On Neck

Yankees right-hander Michael Pineda faces a likely suspension after he was ejected in the bottom of the second inning on Wednesday for having an illegal substance, believed to be pine tar, on the right side of his neck during his start against the Red Sox.

New York-A Official Site

Adam Dunn Appreciates 500 HRs, Albert Pujols' Legacy

Adam Dunn has a suggestion for those who don't appreciate the true magnitude of Albert Pujols reaching 500 career home runs.

Chicago-A Official Site

Adam Wainwright Optimistic About Making Next Start; Mark Ellis Gets Another Start With Lineup Leaning Right; Worth Noting

Manager Mike Matheny wasn't quite as optimistic as Adam Wainwright that the right-hander will be able to make his next scheduled start, on Sunday against the Pirates, but both are equally relieved that the injury Wainwright sustained to his right knee in lunging for Chris Young's bloop on Tuesday night is not nearly as bad as it first looked.

St. Louis Official Site

Albert Pujols: 500 Milestone Hasn't Quite Sunk In Yet

Albert Pujols typically isn't a very good sleeper, and he had no chance of getting a good night's rest on Tuesday.

Anaheim Official Site

Skip Schumaker Set For Action At Spring Complex

Reds infielder/outfielder Skip Schumaker is scheduled to travel to Goodyear, Ariz., on Thursday to begin playing in extended spring games at the team's complex. Schumaker dislocated his left shoulder during a March 21 exhibition game.

Cincinnati Official Site

Adam Wainwright Completes Normal Workout, Says Knee Is Fine; Matt Adams Experiencing Some Soreness

Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright attacked the weight room as planned as if Tuesday was just another one of the 34 starts he intends to make this season. He did work with his legs. He pulled a sled loaded with weights. He did one-legged squats.

Cardinal Beat

Tony LaRussa Calls Albert Pujols The Best Player He Has Ever Managed 4-23-14

Why is Albert Pujols the best player Tony La Russa ever managed? The Hall of Famer explains and talks about No. 5′s big feat.

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The John Mozeliak Show 4-23-14

Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak talks about Adam Wainwright, Michael Wacha, and the team’s offense.

KMOX

Charlie Tilson Has Reached Base Safely In 18 Straight Games

CF Charlie Tilson went 2-for-5 with a double and a run scored against the Mets last night and has now reached base safely in 18 straight games - the longest active streak in the FSL. Tilson has also recorded a hit in five straight games and is batting .348 (8-for-23) with five runs over the stretch.

Palm Beach Official Site

Mixed Feelings About Albert Pujols Among Cardinals Fans

I've been at home nursing a sinus infection for a couple of days, but the illness had a plus: I was able to burrow in and watch even more baseball than usual.

Bernie Bytes

Tommy Herr On STL Baseball Weekly 4-23-14

Inside STL

Inching Closer, Rafael Furcal Gets Day Off

Rafael Furcal received a day off in his rehab assignment with Double-A Jacksonville on Wednesday. The veteran infielder, whom the Marlins signed to a one-year deal in December, is working his way back from a left hamstring strain.

Miami Official Site

Michael Wacha Looks To Reprise First Career Win, Cardinals Look To Gets Bats In Gear

On the back of another dominant Adam Wainwright performance, the Cardinals notched their 12th win of the season Tuesday.

KMOV

Tommy Herr Wants To Manage Affiliated Ball Team

Tommy Herr interested in managing with an affiliated team: Brian Stull Twitter

Herr has reached out to Cardinals & Mike Matheny, help with Kolten Wong: Brian Stull Twitter

Cardinals Starting Lineup 4-23-14

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One way to present the Cardinals' lineup for tonight's game at Citi Field against the New York Mets would be to list it by handedness. That's about as telling as you can get with tonight's starters.
Cardinal Beat

The Cardinals loaded up with right handers for Wednesday’s matchup with left-hander Jonathon Niese.
KMOV

NW Arkansas Beat Springfield 6-5: Aledmys Diaz Singles, Homers, & Drives In Two Runs; Jonathan Rodriguez Singles, Doubles, Triples, & Knocks In One Run; Anthony Ferrara Strikes Out One Over Two & Two-Thirds Scoreless Innings

Individual Highlights:
Aledmys Diaz 2-for-5 with one home run, two RBIs (one w/two-outs), two runs, one stolen base, and one strikeout.
Jonathan Rodriguez 3-for-4 with one double, one triple, one two-out RBI, one run, one walk, and assisted in one double play.
Cody Stanley 0-for-3 with one RBI, one sac fly, one strikeout, one throwing error, and allowed four stolen bases.
David Popkins 0-for-1 with two walks, one hit by pitch, and one strikeout.
Anthony Ferrara entered in the sixth and pitched 2.2 innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, one walk, and struck one out.  (p-s:38-24)(g/f:5-1)
Danny Miranda entered in the eighth and pitched to one batter.  He allowed no hits or runs.  (p-s:2-1)(g/f:1-0)(ir-s:2-0)

Rough Outing:
Rafael Ortega 0-for-5 with one strikeout.
Curt Smith 0-for-4 and one throwing error.
Luis Mateo 0-for-4 and assisted in one double play.
Sam Gaviglio started and pitched five innings.  He allowed five hits, six runs (two earned), one home run, three walks, and struck four out for the losing decision (1-3).  (p-s:81-49)(g/f:10-0)

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Terry Collins On The Jim Edmonds & Tim McKernan Show 4-23-14

Hello to the manager of the New York Mets, much different from the old days when Terry and Jim were in California, Mets certainly developing a lot of young talent, his thoughts on what he sees from the Cardinals, the value of taking time away from the game, how Mike Matheny has been doing as a manager & a young Jim Edmonds back in the day playing for the Angels.

Inside STL

Peoria Beat Cedar Rapids 2-0: Arturo Reyes Strikes Out Two Over Five Scoreless Innings; Blake McKnight Strikes Out One Over Two Scoreless Innings For The Win; Steve Bean Drives In One Run

Individual Highlights:
Ronald Castillo 2-for-4 one double, one run, and one strikeout.
Steve Bean 0-for-3 with one RBI, one strikeout, one passed ball, assisted in one double play, and threw out two of three base runners.
Cesar Valera 1-for-1 with one double, one run, two walks, two stolen bases, and assisted in three double plays.
Arturo Reyes started and pitched five innings.  He allowed three hits, no runs, two walks, committed one fielding error, and struck two out.  (p-s:69-44)(g/f:7-4
Blake McKnight entered in the sixth and pitched two innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, one walk, threw one wild pitch, and struck one out for the winning decision (1-0).  (p-s:22-12)(g/f:2-1)(ir-s:2-0)
Kyle Barraclough entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck two out for the hold (2).  (p-s:14-12)(g/f:1-0)
Christopher Thomas entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs for the save (3).  (p-s:13-9)(g/f:2-1)

Rough Outing:
C.J. McElroy 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
Jimmy Bosco 0-for-3 with one walk and one strikeout.
Kenneth Peoples-Walls 0-for-3 with one walk and one strikeout.
Mason Katz 0-for-3 with two strikeouts and assisted in two double plays.
Jake Stone 0-for-3 with one strikeout and assisted in two double plays.
Michael Schulze 0-for-3 at the plate.

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Chris Narveson Could Make Next Start On April 27th; Rainel Rosario Called Up By Hiroshima

Chris Narveson's next start could come on the 27th against Chunichi at Jingu on four days of rest.
Yakyubaka


Rainel Rosario was called up to take Ka'aihue spot on the roster.
Yakyubaka

Mike O'Neill A Little Banged Up, Listed As Day-To-Day

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Jon Jay & Shelby Miller Appear On BravoTV With Andy Cohen In Segment 'Unpack The Ball Sack!'

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En Route To 500, Albert Pujols Put Up Absolutely Stunning Numbers As A Cardinal

On the day that David Freese was traded last winter, he said he already was looking forward to the time he would return to Busch Stadium and throw out the ceremonial first pitch. "When I'm 60," he added, but you definitely could see such a time and what a special moment it would make.

Fox Sports Midwest

Chris Costantino Reassigned From Short-Season Rookie-Level Danville To Single-A Rome

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James Franklin Bobblehead Night Tops 2014 Giveaway Slate

The State College Spikes have announced the team's 2014 fan giveaway schedule, which will be headlined by Coach James Franklin Bobblehead Doll Night on Thursday, August 28 at 7:05 p.m. against Williamsport.

State College Official Site

Former Cardinals Playing In NPB Action 4-23-14: Hector Luna Singles

Hector Luna (former St. Louis-Chunichi) started at third base and batted third.  1-for-4 with one run and two strikeouts.

Chunichi beat Hanshin 4-1

Albert Pujols Cranks Out Two In Angels Win, Joins 500 Club

Angels first baseman, and former Chiefs third baseman, Albert Pujols came into Tuesday’s game against the Nationals just two homers shy of the illustrious 500 club. Fans in the ballpark weren’t expecting the feat to be accomplished that night, as no player has had a multi-homerun game in order to reach 500; there is a first time for everything.

Playing In Peoria

Marco Gonzales Learning As He Goes

Palm Beach pitcher Marco Gonzales knew the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs were rivals, but he didn't know how deep the feelings ran among fans until the Draft last June.

MiLB Official Site

Jorge Sosa Removed From Active Roster With Tightness In Left Leg

The Bay Stars were going to let Jorge Sosa travel with the team until he showed up at the airport on Monday with a slight limp (tightness in his left thigh/leg). Sosa was taken off the active roster and sent down to Ni-gun.

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Royals Release Cory Wade

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Peoria Starting Lineup 4-23-14

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Home Run Vs. Cardinals Put Hank Aaron On Road To Record

In a 1954 series against the Cardinals, Hank Aaron hit his first and second big-league home runs, solidifying his status with the Braves and launching him on a path toward breaking Babe Ruth’s most storied record.

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Mike Matheny: Stay In Your Lane

One of my favorite players to watch over the years just recently retired and is now working in the White Sox front office. Jim Thome may be one of the most respected players to have ever played the game, as well as one of the most talented. The first time you meet Big Jim, you may say there is no way he is for real, and there is no way a Major League Baseball player could be that nice and genuine. If you have met Jim and believe it is an act, you are wrong. As a baseball player, Jim was an incredibly fierce competitor, but the person you meet will impact how you should treat people: with class and respect. Congrats on a great career Jim, on and off the field.

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Eric Fornataro Gets Latest Crack Providing Relief; Oscar Taveras 'Day To Day;' Tyler Lyons Sticks

After four days of waiting and more waiting in Washington for a debut that didn’t happen, Cardinals reliever Eric Fornataro saw Monday the anticipation he had been trying to ignore replaced with something else entirely.
Post-Dispatch

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny criticized himself before Tuesday’s game for not applauding the performance of lefty Tyler Lyons more in his post-game comments the night before.
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Adam Wainwright Says 'All Is Good' After Injury Abbreviates Start

The awkwardness of how Adam Wainwright’s knee bent when trying to field the ball in the seventh inning was not in the eye of the beholder but in the report from the Cardinals medical staff.

Post-Dispatch

Former Cardinals Playing In MLB Action 4-22-14: Albert Pujols Hits A Three-Run & Two-Run Homer; Carlos Beltran Singles, Homers, & Drives In Two Runs; Ian Kennedy Strikes Out Five & Allowed One Run Over Six Innings

Ryan Ludwick (former St. Louis-Cincinnati) started in left field and batted sixth.  0-for-3 with one strikeout.



Albert Pujols (former St. Louis-Anaheim) started at first base and batted third.  2-for-4 with two home runs, five RBIs, two runs, one strikeout, and assisted in two double plays.
David Freese (former St. Louis-Anaheim) started at third base and batted seventh.  0-for-2 with one RBI, one sac fly, one hit by pitch, one strikeout., and assisted in one double play.



Colby Rasmus (former St. Louis-Toronto) started in centerfield and batted sixth.  0-for-2 with one run, two walks, and two strikeouts.



Maikel Cleto (former St. Louis-Chicago-A) entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit and no runs.  (p-s:16-9)(g/f:3-1)



Donovan Solano (former Memphis-Miami) started at second base and batted eighth.  0-for-3 with one strikeout and assisted in one double play.

David Carpenter (former Palm Beach-Atlanta) entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck two out.  (p-s:12-11)(g/f:0-1)



Carlos Beltran (former St. Louis-New York-A) started as designated hitter and batted third.  2-for-5 with one home run, two RBIs, one run, one strikeout, and grounded into one double play.
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Edward Mujica (former St. Louis-Boston) entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, one earned run, one home run, and struck one out.  (p-s:16-12)(g/f:2-0)



Ian Kennedy (former 2003 draft selection-San Diego) started and pitched six innings.  He allowed four hits, one earned run, one home run, three walks, and struck five out.  0-for-1 with one RBI, one sacrifice, and one strikeout.  (p-s:100-64)(g/f:6-6)



Adam Ottavino (former St. Louis-Colorado) entered in the eighth and pitched to three batters.  He allowed two hits and no runs for the hold (5).  (p-s:14-11)



Coco Crisp (former New Haven-Oakland) started in centerfield and batted leadoff.  1-for-4 with one double, one two-out RBI, one walk, one strikeout, and grounded into one double play.
Daric Barton (former Peoria-Oakland) entered late in the game at first base.
Luke Gregerson (former Springfield-Oakland) entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed three hits and two earned runs  for the blown save (3) and losing decision (0-1).  (p-s:15-8)(g/f:3-0)

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The Sports Hub 4-22-14: Dan McLaughlin

Tonight on the show, Chris talks with the TV voice of the Cardinals Dan McLaughlin in New York, Scott Warman in Chicago, as well as taking your phone calls.

KMOX

Luis Garcia Helps Break The Tie As Monterrey Beat Tabasco 6-5

Unstoppable producer Luis Alfonso Garcia sends Chris Roberson to the plate to break a tie to five, and Olmec Sultans 6-5 wins first series in 8000 Sultan Palace with 535 attendees.  (translated)

MiLB Official Site

David Peralta's Perseverance Paying Off For Mobile

Seven years ago, David Peralta was pitching in the Cardinals organization. A year ago, he was playing the outfield in independent ball. On Tuesday night, he showed that the ceiling on his big league potential remains high.

MiLB Official Site

Air Force Serviceman Returns 500th HR Ball To Albert Pujols

Tom Sherrill brought no scouting reports or spray charts with him to Nationals Park for Tuesday night's Nationals-Angels game. All he had was his intuition, but that turned out to be enough to put the longtime Angels fan in position to grab Albert Pujols' milestone 500th home run.

Anaheim Official Site

Albert Pujols' Greatness Once Again On Display Fro All To See

Tuesday night at Nationals Park, Albert Pujols left an unmistakable impression on baseball history. It was not the impression of a man in the twilight of his career.

Anaheim Official Site

Albert Pujols' Milestone Homer Brings Smiles To Cardinals

The Cardinals saw the first 445 of Albert Pujols' home runs live.

Anaheim Official Site

NW Arkansas Beat Springfield 3-2: Jonathan Rodriguez Singles & Hits A Solo Home Run; Aldemys Diaz Doubles & Drives In One Run; Joseph Donofrio Pitches One & A Third Hitless/Scoreless Innings

Individual Highlights:
Rafael Ortega 1-for-2 with one run, three walks, two stolen bases, one outfield assist, and assisted in one double play.
James Ramsey 0-for-3 with two walks (one intentional), one stolen base, and one strikeout.
Aledmys Diaz 1-for-5 with one double, one two-out RBI, and two strikeouts.
Jonathan Rodriguez 2-for-4 with one home run, one RBI, one run, one walk, one strikeout, and assisted in three double plays.
David Popkins 1-for-4 with one walk and three strikeouts.
Patrick Wisdom 1-for-4 with one double, three strikeouts, and one throwing error.
Greg Miclat 2-for-4 with one stolen base, two strikeouts, one caught stealing, and assisted in two double plays.
Travis Tartamella 1-for-4 with one double, one strikeout, and allowed one stolen base.
Seth Blair started and pitched 6.2 innings.  He allowed five hits, two earned runs, one home run, four walks (one intentional), threw one wild pitch, and struck three out.  (p-s:100-54)(g/f:(ir-s:7-6)
Joseph Donofrio entered in the seventh and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed no hits or runs.  (p-s:17-12)(g/f:0-4)(ir-s:1-0)

Rough Outing:
Luis Mateo 1-for-4 with two strikeouts, two caught stealing, and assisted in two double plays.
Ronnie Shaban entered in the ninth and pitched to three batters.  He allowed one hit, one earned run, one home run, and struck one out for the losing decision (0-1).  (p-s:15-11)(g/f:1-0)

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St. Lucie Beat Palm Beach 6-5 In 12 Innings: Marco Gonzales Strikes Out Seven & Allows One Run Over Six Innings; Jacob Wilson Collects Two Doubles & Two RBIs; Nick Martini Singles Twice, Triples, & Drives In One Run

Individual Highlights:
Charlie Tilson 2-for-5 with one double, one run, one intentional walk, and one stolen base.
Starlin Rodriguez 1-for-5 with one run, one walk, and two strikeouts.
Nick Martini 3-for-6 with one triple, one RBI, and one run.
Jacob Wilson 2-for-6 with two doubles, two RBIs, one run, and three strikeouts.
Anthony Garcia 0-for-4 with one run, two walks, one stolen base, and one strikeout.
Casey Rasmus 3-for-5 with one double, one two-out RBI, one walk, one strikeout, one caught stealing, and allowed three stolen bases.
Ildemaro Vargas 0-for-4 with one RBI, one sacrifice, and one sac fly.
Marco Gonzales started and pitched six innings.  He allowed three hits, one earned run, one home run, one walk, and struck seven out.  (g/f:4-2)
Dixon Llorens entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck two out.  (g/f:1-0)

Rough Outing:
David Washington 0-for-5 with one walk and two strikeouts.
Alex Mejia 0-for-4 with one sacrifice and one strikeout.
Corey Baker entered in the 1.2 innings.  He allowed four hits, three earned runs, one home run, one walk, threw one wild pitch, and struck three out.  (g/f:1-1)
Sam Tuivailala entered in the ninth and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed two hits, one earned run, two walks, hit one batter, and struck two out for the blown save (1).  (g/f:1-0)(ir-s:1-1)
Mitch Harris entered in the 11th and pitched 1.2 innings.  He allowed two hits, one earned run, and one walk for the losing decision (0-1).  (g/f:2-0)

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Adam Wainwright Dodges Serious Injury, Cruises To 4-1

Adam Wainwright’s scoreless innings streak hit 17 Tuesday night.
KMOV

A couple of weeks ago, Adam Wainwright shared that he was on the verge of locking in to where he wanted to be on the mound. Since then, the St. Louis Cardinals ace has rattled off sixteen scoreless innings and added two wins (4-1).
STL Baseball Weekly

Adam Wainwright pitched seven shutout innings, gave up only four hits, didn't walk a batter and used only 79 pitches in the Cardinals' 3-0 victory over the New York Mets on Tuesday night.
Fox Sports Midwest

Dominant Michael Wacha Leads Cardinals Against Mets

The Mets spent most of last season looking forward to every one of Matt Harvey's outings, eager to see what their budding ace could do in his first full big league season.

St. Louis Official Site

Adam Wainwright Passes Strength Tests

Derrick Goold Twitter

Peoria Beat Cedar Rapids 4-1: Nick Petree Strikes Out Eight Over Six Scoreless Innings For The Win; Kenneth Peoples-Walls Collects Two Singles, Two Stolen Bases, & Two RBIs; Carson Kelly Knocks In One Run

Individual Highlights:
C.J. McElroy 2-for-4 with two runs, one stolen base, and one strikeout.
Juan Herrera 2-for-4 with one double, one run, one strikeout, one caught stealing/pickoff, and assisted in one double play.
Carson Kelly 0-for-3 with one RBI, one sac fly, one strikeout, and allowed one stolen base.
Kenneth Peoples-Walls 2-for-4 with two two-out RBIs, two stolen bases, and two strikeouts.
Mason Katz 1-for-3 with one run, one walk, and assisted in one double play.
Nick Petree started and pitched six innings.  He allowed three hits, no runs, two walks, threw one wild pitch, and struck eight out for the winning decision (2-0).  (p-s:91-63)(g/f:6-3)
Chase Brookshire entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit and no runs for the hold (1).  (p-s:12-8)(g/f:2-0)

Rough Outing:
Matthew Young 0-for-3 with one walk and one strikeout.
Jake Stone 0-for-4 and assisted in one double play.
Zach Loraine entered in the eighth and pitched two innings.  He allowed two hits, one earned run, threw one wild pitch, and struck three out.  (p-s:37-27)(g/f:1-1)

Boxscore
Peoria Journal Star Post Game

Cardinals Beat Mets 3-0: Adam Wainwright Strikes Out Three Over Seven Scoreless Innings For The Win; Jon Jay Collects Two Singles & Two RBIs; Matt Holliday Collects Three Singles & One RBI

Individual Highlights:
Matt Holliday 3-for-4 with one RBI, one run, and one walk.
Matt Adams 2-for-4 with one run, one strikeout, one caught stealing, and assisted in one double play.
Jon Jay 2-for-4 with two RBIs.
Jhonny Peralta 0-for-2 with two walks and assisted in two double plays.
Daniel Descalso one run, one walk, and one stolen base.
Adam Wainwright started and pitched seven innings.  He allowed four hits, no runs, and struck three out for the winning decision (4-1).  1-for-3 with one strikeout.  (p-s:79-54)(g/f:7-4)
Kevin Siegrist entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs for the hold (6).  (p-s:13-9)(g/f:0-2)
Trevor Rosenthal entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, two walks, and struck one out for the save (6).  (p-s:18-8)(g/f:1-1)

Rough Outing:
Allen Craig 0-for-5 with two strikeouts.
Kolten Wong 0-for-4 and assisted in one double play.

Boxscore
St. Louis Official Site Post Game
Cardinal Beat Post Game
KMOV Post Game
STL Sports Page Post Game

Adam Wainwright Leaves Game With Hyperextended Right Knee

Derrick Goold Twitter

Albert Pujols Continues To Be A Man Among Men

The Machine is a man now. But moments like this remind you of what he once was. And what he still can be.

Anaheim Official Site

Albert Pujols Hits Home Run #500

Anaheim Official Twitter

Albert Pujols joined the rarest of clubs on Tuesday, and accomplished some unprecedented history in the process.
Anaheim Official Site

St. Louis Cardinals fans still have feelings for Albert Pujols. The kinds of feelings, however, remain very much mixed.
Fox Sports Midwest

Healthy Albert Pujols Again Flashing Leather At First

Albert Pujols said it late Monday night, after the 4-2 victory his defense helped make possible, as if he has to remind people every so often these days.

Anaheim Official Site

College Baseball Weekend Roundup (April 18-20, 2014)

Easter weekend of college baseball is in the books as we approach the month of May.

Minor League Ball

Former Cardinals Draft Selections Playing In College 4-22-14: Ian Rice Walks & Scores One Run; A.J. Kruzel Doubles

Monday's Results:

Ian Rice (former 2012 draft selection-Chipola) started at catcher and batted fourth.  0-for-3 with one run and one walk.

Pensacola St beat Chipola 2-1


Tuesday's Results:

A.J. Kruzel (former 2013 draft selection-Henderson St) started at third base and batted third.  0-for-3 and committed one error.

Delta St beat Henderson St 5-1

A.J. Kruzel (former 2013 draft selection-Henderson St) started at third base and batted fifth.  1-for-3 with one double and one strikeout.

Delta St beat Henderson St 11-0
Henderson St Official Site Post Game

Tyler Lyons To Continue Filling In For Injured Joe Kelly; Scuffling Peter Bourjos Out Of Lineup In Favor Of Jon Jay; Oscar Taveras Sits Out Memphis Game As Precaution; Worth Noting

Tyler Lyons' first start of the season was good enough to earn him a second one.

St. Louis Official Site

Ned Yost Recalls Hitless Season In High School

Royals manager Ned Yost, doing a little reminiscing, recalled how slow his baseball career was to take off.

Kansas City Official Site

Marc Rzepczynski Versatile, Reliable Lefty Option In Bullpen

Marc Rzepczynski is the resident squirrel expert in the Indians' bullpen. More importantly for Cleveland, he has turned into a reliable left-handed option since being acquired in a trade with St. Louis last summer.

Cleveland Official Site

Michael Wacha: Playing For Cardinals Like having '24 Other Best Friends'

Michael Wacha became a star for the St. Louis Cardinals in last year's playoffs, and the 22-year-old right-hander out of Texas A&M is showing early this season that his October performance was no fluke, with a 1.73 ERA and 25 strikeouts in 26 innings through his first four starts. He sat down with Sporting News for the inaugural installment of the Best Q&A series, talking about things that are, well, the best.

Sporting News

Astros To Outright Lucas Harrell To Triple-A Oklahoma City

Brian McTaggart Twitter

Braves Trade Tyler Greene To Padres, Assigned To Triple-A El Paso

David O'Brien Twitter

The Padres traded for infielder Tyler Greene on Tuesday, plucking him from the Braves' Triple-A affiliate in Gwinnett for a player to be named.
San Diego Official Site

The Mike Matheny Show 4-22-14

Tom Ackerman chats with Cardinals manager Mike Matheny about the current series with the New York Mets, the injury to Joe Kelly, and his respect for the St. Louis Blues.

KMOX

Adam Wainwright Takes The Hill, Cardinal Bats Look To Rally Behind Ace

Looking to build off his sterling complete-game outing against the Nationals, Adam Wainwright takes the ball for St. Louis in Tuesday’s rematch with the Mets.

KMOV

Peoria Starting Lineup 4-22-14

Peoria Official Twitter

A Resurgent Albert Pujols, Kind Of

As Albert Pujols chases career home run 500, he's shown signs of improvement over his disastrous 2013

Beyond The Boxscore

Jon Jay On The Jim Edmonds & Tim McKernan Show 4-22-14

Hello from Gateway Buick GMC, some trouble with "The Precinct", don't know or care much about Jeff Ruby who may or may not be related to the infamous Jack Ruby, hello Jon Jay, a day in New York before a night game with the wife tagging along, tough pitching from Mets last night, his season thus far, Jon on always adjusting and focusing on his approach to the game every day, the addition of Peter Bourjos who is still the best ping pong player, the upcoming Jay-Craig (Allen Craig) Celebrity Bowl on May 18 at Flamingo Bowl to benefit Great Circle, Jon's bowling skills not great but better than Allen's, someone looking for Willie & Joe finds it funny after they gave him a nickname.

Inside STL

Cardinals Starting Lineup 4-22-14

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

The pitcher who has proclaimed this is the season that he'll win a Silver Slugger award will take the mound tonight with a chance to boost the flagging Cardinals offense.
Cardinal Beat

Oklahoma City Beat Memphis 8-3: Stephen Piscotty Collects Two Singles, One Double, & Two RBIs; Joey Butler Singles, Doubles, & Drives In One Run; Audry Perez Singles Twice & Throws One base Runner Out

Individual Highlights:
Joey Butler 2-for-3 with one double, one two-out RBI, two runs, and one walk.
Stephen Piscotty 3-for-4 with one double and two two-out RBIs.
Audry Perez 2-for-4 and threw one base runner out.

Rough Outing:
Randal Grichuk 0-for-4 at the plate.
Scott Moore 0-for-4 at the plate.
Xavier Scruggs 0-for-3 with one walk, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.
Tommy Pham 0-for-4 with one strikeout and grounded into one double play.
Scott McGregor started and pitched five innings.  He allowed five hits, four runs (three earned), two home runs, three walks, and struck three out for the losing decision (0-3).  (p-s:86-57)(g/f:4-5)
Heath Wyatt entered in the sixth and pitched two innings.  He allowed two hits, three earned runs, hit one batter, and threw one wild pitch.  (p-s:26-18)(g/f:3-1)
Nick Greenwood entered in the eighth and pitched two innings.  He allowed three hits, one earned run, one walk, and threw one wild pitch.  (p-s:35-22)(g/f:2-2)

Boxscore
Memphis Official Site Post Game
Memphis Commercial Appeal Post Game

Fun In The Big Apple

New York always provides a few different opportunities during a road trip and several St. Louis Cardinals are taking advantage during this four game series against the Mets.

STL Baseball Weekly

Campache Releases Luis Perdomo, Activates Alfredo Despaigne

Campache Official Twitter

Randal Grichuk Receives 2013 Gold Glove Award

Memphis Official Twitter

State College Unveils 2014 Fireworks, Daily Value Schedule

The State College Spikes are unveiling the club's 2014 promotional schedule in three parts between April 22-24. The first release will announce Fireworks Nights and the team's Daily Value Promotional Schedule. The team will also unveil its 2014 giveaway and appearance/special events schedule in separate announcements.

State College Official Site

Cardinals Giving Half-Price Tickets For Donated Electronics

The St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday are teaming up with Mers Goodwill to celebrate Earth Day, while also offering a great discount on tickets.

KMOV

Restaurateur Jeff Ruby Cries Foul Over Jim Edmonds' 'Precinct' Name

Former St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Jim Edmonds is fighting a trademark lawsuit over the name of a restaurant he co-owns in downtown St. Louis, The Precinct, which opened last fall.

Post-Dispatch

First Tennessee Bank Buys Naming Rights To New Nashville Sounds Stadium

First Tennessee Bank has bought the naming rights to the Nashville Sounds' new stadium in Sulphur Dell, the team announced today.

Biz Journal

Oscar Taveras Listed As Day-To-Day After Twisting Left Ankle

Jenifer Langosch Twitter

Oscar Taveras' first start of the season in center field for Class AAA Memphis ended when he got to first base in the seventh inning Monday night.
Cardinal Beat

Memphis Starting Lineup 4-22-14

Memphis Official Twitter

Former Cardinals Playing In NPB 4-22-14: Brian Falkenborg Pitches One Scoreless Inning For The Hold; Chris Narveson Strikes Out Four & Allows Three Runs Over Five Innings; Hector Luna Walks

Chad Huffman (former Memphis-Chiba Lotte) started in left field and batted seventh.  0-for-3 at the plate.

Orix beat Chiba Lotte 6-1


Brian Falkenborg (former St. Louis-Rakuten) entered in the tenth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, struck threw out for the hold.

Rakuten beat Seibu 2-1 in 12 innings


Hector Luna (former St. Louis-Chunichi) started at third base and batted third.  0-for-3 with one walk and assisted in one double play.

Hanshin beat Chunichi 10-4


Chris Narveson (former St. Louis-Yakult) started and pitched five innings.  He allowed seven hits, three earned runs, two walks, hit one batter, and struck four out.

Hiroshima beat Yakult 7-4

Oscar Taveras Leaves Monday's Game With Minor Ankle Injury

MLB Pipeline Twitter

About Peoria Last Night

First the game – The Chiefs beat Cedar Rapids last night 5-3. Here is the game recap from the Chiefs website plus the story from the Peoria Journal Star’s Dave Eminian with a few notes from the game but a lot on the Monday ring ceremony.

Playing In Peoria

Joe Torre Starred In Many Positions With Cardinals

Joe Torre and Major League Baseball have often been one and the same.

St. Louis Official Site

Brad Penny To Throw For Teams On Friday In Kansas City

Chris Cotillo Twitter

Bryce Harper Benching "A Mistake" Says Chris Duncan

Bryce Harper fell victim to an overzealous manager, who benched him for not hustling in a game versus the Cardinals. Nationals manager Matt Williams told reporters he benched the standout for “lack of hustle” after Harper jogged halfway down the first base line following grounding a pitch back to Lance Lynn. The play is below, decide for yourself.

101 ESPN

Former Cardinals Playing In MLB Action 4-21-14: Coco Crisp Collects Three Singles & Two RBIs; John Axford Pitches One Hitless/Scoreless Inning For The Save; Fernando Salas Strikes Out Two Over One Hitless/Scoreless Inning For The Win

Ryan Ludwick (former St. Louis-Cincinnati) started in left field and batted sixth.  0-for-3 with one intentional walk and one strikeout.

Pittsburgh beat Cincinnati 6-5


Marc Rzepczynski (former St. Louis-Cleveland) entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out for the hold (1).  (p-s:13-8)(g/f:1-0)
John Axford (former St. Louis-Cleveland) entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs for the save (7).  (p-s:7-5)(g/f:2-1)

Cleveland beat Kansas City 4-3


Albert Pujols (former St. Louis-Anaheim) started at first base and batted third.  0-for-5 with one run and one stolen base.
David Freese (former St. Louis-Anaheim) entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted ninth.  0-for-1 with one strikeout.
Fernando Salas (former St. Louis-Anaheim) entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, one walk, and struck two out for the winning decision (1-0).  (p-s:19-13)

Los Angeles beat Washington 4-2


Donovan Solano (former Memphis-Miami) started at second base and batted eighth.  1-for-3 with one strikeout and assisted in one double play.

Atlanta beat Miami 4-2 in 10 innings


Xavier Nady (former 1997 draft selection-San Diego) entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and took over in right field, batting second.  One walk at the plate.

Milwaukee beat San Diego 4-3


Adam Ottavino (former St. Louis-Colorado) entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs.  (p-s:11-7)(g/f:2-1)

Colorado beat San Francisco 8-2


Coco Crisp (former New Haven-Oakland) started in centerfield and batted leadoff.  3-for-4 with two two-out RBIs, one walk, and two stolen bases.
Daric Barton (former Peoria-Oakland) started at first base and batted eighth.  2-for-4 with one strikeout.
Nick Punto (former St. Louis-Oakland) entered late in the game as a pinch hitter  and took over at second base, batting ninth.  0-for-1 at the plate.

Texas beat Oakland 4-3

As Kolten Wong Tunes Swing, Cardinals Deploy 'Known Quantity'; Memphis Names Craig Unger As GM; Adam Wainwright, Other Pitchers On MTV2 Tonight

What manager Mike Matheny and his coaches have seen in Kolten Wong’s recent swings is only part of the reason the rookie has had a dip in playing time.

Post-Dispatch