Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Rick Hummel Talks Cardinals' 10-3 Win Over Phillies; Says Adam Wainwright "Getting Close" To Form

Hall of Fame baseball writer Rick Hummel of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch joined The Ryan Kelley Morning After on Tuesday to talk some Cardinals topics following a 10-3 opening-series win over the Philadelphia Phillies Monday night.

Inside STL

Bill DeWitt III Talks Ballpark Village Expansion

The St. Louis Cardinals have annually invited writers from around the internet to the stadium near the beginning of each season for the last six years. The event begins with an address from the team and an opportunity to talk with General Manager John Mozeliak and team president Bill Dewitt III.

I70 Baseball

Cardsblog At 2016 Cardinals Blogger Day

This past Sunday, the Cardsblog team was invited to the 2016 St. Louis Cardinals Blogger Day

KSDK

Cardinals Will Try To Keep Offense Pumping Against Phillies

The St. Louis Cardinals found some offense in time to end their longest slide of the young season and halt the Philadelphia Phillies' sizzling stretch.

Fox Sports Midwest

Redbirds Reverb 5-3-16: Cardinals Drop Bombs On A Good Pitching Staff

Overview: the Cardinals stirred from a hitting funk to slam five homers and score 10 or more runs in a game for the seventh time this season. And this time the fireworks were launched against a top-15 pitching staff, with two homers coming off Phillies starter Jeremy Hellickson. The win disposed of a four-game losing streak and leveled the Cards’ record at 13-13. The Cardinals are 2-8 against teams with a winning record.

101 ESPN

Santurce Will Talk To Carlos Beltran About Playing This Fall/Winter

Sosa, who enters his third season as manager Cangrejeros not rule out the possibility that the manatieño Yankees outfielder New York, Carlos Beltran, also join the team.

"Another player in the list would Beltran. I have not talked to him, but I would like to come and play with us as part of their preparation for the Classic. It would be a nice opportunity for the fans now that he has spoken could say goodbye, "Sosa, who said he will make a formal approach to the coming weeks Beltran said.  (Translated)

Primera Hora

Former Cardinals Playing In NPB 5-3-16: Brandon Dickson Strikes Out Five & Allows Two Runs Over Eight Innings For The Win



Brandon Dickson (former St. Louis-Orix) started and pitched eight innings.  He allowed eight hits, two earned runs, one home run, two walks, and struck five out for the winning decision (3-2).

Orix beat Seibu 7-6

Adam Wainwright On His Big Home Run, The Cardinals Win, & Throwing The Curve Ball

MLB Network Radio Twitter

Cardinals Must Keep Finding Ways To Win At Home

Mike Matheny serves as the Cardinals’ manager and eternal, unapologetic optimist. He’s also the bouncer, blocking negative thoughts from entering the clubhouse doors.

BenFred

Adam Wainwright Goes Deep, Four Others Add Home Runs

Adam Wainwright never welcomed being the example for the universal designated hitter advocates, who quickly pointed to the Achilles injury he suffered breaking from the batters' box last April as another reason why pitchers didn't need to hit.
St. Louis Official Site

Adam Wainwright picked up his second win of the season Monday, and by the time the Cardinals wrapped up their 10-3 pummeling of the Phillies, his monster home run in the fourth inning was just another face in the crowd. But that didn’t stop him from reveling.
KMOV

In the course of conversation during Monday night’s game, Randal Grichuk mentioned to a teammate that he had never seen a St. Louis Cardinals pitcher hit a home run. Adam Wainwright may have been listening.
STL Baseball Weekly (Audio)

Until Adam Wainwright gets his pitches sharpened to the point that he can use them to dominate hitters as he did for all those years, he has taken a simpler approach to each of his outings. His fastball may not be dialed in, for now, and his curveball may not have the same bite as it has in the past, but his focus seems to have found the mark.
ESPN

Former Cardinals Playing In MLB 5-2-16: Steve Cishek Strikes Out All Three Batters Faced For The Save;Albert Pujols Singles, Doubles, Walks, & Drives In One Run; A.J. Pierzynski Doubles

David Freese (former St. Louis-Pittsburgh) started at third base and batted third.  1-for-3 with one strikeout.

Chicago-N beat Pittsburgh 7-2

A.J. Pierzynski (former St. Louis-Atlanta) started at catcher and batted fifth.  1-for-4 with one double, one strikeout, and allowed one stolen base.

New York-N beat Atlanta 4-1

Rafael Ortega (former Memphis-Anaheim) started in left field and batted second.  1-for-3 with one run, one walk, and one sacrifice.
Albert Pujols (former St. Louis-Anaheim) started at first base and batted fourth.  2-for-4 with one double, one RBI, one run, one walk, and assisted in one double play.

Colin Walsh (former Springfield-Milwaukee) entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted ninth.  1-for-1 at the plate.
Michael Blazek (former St. Louis-Milwaukee) entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed four hits and two earned runs.  (p-s:27-18)(g/f:1-1)

Milwaukee beat Anaheim 8-5

Colby Rasmus (former St. Louis-Houston) started in centerfield and batted fourth.  0-for-4 with four strikeouts.

Minnesota beat Houston 6-2

Peter Bourjos (former St. Louis-Philadelphia) started in right field and batted ninth.  1-for-4 with one run and one fielding error.

St. Louis beat Philadelphia 10-3

Steve Cishek (former St. Louis-Seattle) entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, one walk, and struck three out for the save (7).  (p-s:22-13)

Coco Crisp (former New Haven-Oakland) started as designated hitter and batted second.  0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
Marc Rzepczynski (former St. Louis-Oakland) entered in the seventh and pitched to two batters.  He allowed one hit and no runs.  (p-s:8-4)(g/f:1-0)(ir-s:1-1)

Seattle beat Oakland 4-3

Jon Jay (former St. Louis-San Diego) started in centerfield and batted leadoff.  2-for-4 with one run and one run.
Brett Wallace (former Memphis-San Diego) starred at third base and batted fourth.  0-for-2 with one walk and one strikeout.

San Diego beat Colorado 2-1

Monday, May 2, 2016

Tommy Pham Hopes To Start Rehab Stint Soon; Stephen Piscotty To Center, Randal Grichuk To Bench; 137 To Go; Translator On Hand; Extra Bases

Cardinals outfielder Tommy Pham, disabled since his first at-bat in the first game of the season by a strained left side, has begun taking batting practice with the hope of taking on an injury rehabilitation option in the minor leagues before the week is over.

Post-Dispatch

Cardinals Postgame Audio 5-2-16: Mike Matheny & Adam Wainwright

STL Sports Page

Video: Randal Grichuk Says He & Kolten Wong Have A "Little Home Run Battle" Going: "I've Got To Step Up My Game"

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

Video: Adam Wainwright Discusses His Three-Run Homer In Cardinals' Win Over Phillies

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

Video: Mike Matheny Shares His Thoughts On Yadier Molina's Pushups During One Of His At-Bats In The Cardinals' 10-3 Win Over Phillies

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

Video: Kolten Wong Hits First Home Run Of Season In Cardinals' 10-3 Win Over Phillies

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

Video: Kolten Wong Hits First Home Run Of Season In Cardinals' 10-3 Win Over Phillies

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

Aaron Nola, Michael Wacha Set To Square Off As Series Continues

The Cardinals will look to end their recent woes against the upstart Phillies in game two of their four-game series Tuesday night.

St. Louis Official Site

Cardinals Beat Phillies 10-3: Adam Wainwright Doubles & Hits A Three-Run Homer; Kolten Wong Hits A Two-Run Homer; Randal Grichuk Singles & Hits A Solo Home Run

Individual Highlights:
Matt Carpenter 0-for-3 with two walks and one strikeout.
Stephen Piscotty 2-for-5 with one double, one two-out RBI, and one run.
Brandon Moss 1-for-5 with one RBI and two strikeouts.
Yadier Molina 2-for-5 with one run.
Matt Adams 2-for-4 with one home run, one RBI, two runs, one walk, and one strikeout.
Aledmys Diaz 1-for-3 with one home run, one RBI, two runs, and one walk.
Kolten Wong 1-for-4 with one home run, two two-out RBIs, one run, and two strikeouts.
Randal Grichuk 2-for-2 with one home run, one two-out RBI, and two runs.
Adam Wainwright started and pitched six innings.  He allowed five hits, three earned runs, one walk, and struck four out for the winning decision (2-3).  2-for-2 with one double, one home run, three RBIs,  and one run.  (p-s:96-66)(g/f:8-3)
Seung-Hwan Oh entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs for the hold (4).  (p-s:11-9)(g/f:2-1)
Kevin Siegrist entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, threw one wild pitch, and struck one out.  (p-s:15-9)
Seth Maness entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed two hits, no runs, and struck one out.  (p-s:19-14)(g/f:1-1)

Former Cardinals:
Peter Bourjos 1-for-4 with one run and one fielding error.

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

Brewers Designated Sam Freeman For An Assignment

Milwaukee Official Twitter

Omaha Beat Memphis 4-3: Patrick Wisdom Doubles & Drives In Two Runs; Dean Anna Singles & Knocks In One Run; Sam Tuivailala Strikes Out Two of Three Batters Faced

Individual Highlights:
Charlie Tilson 1-for-5 with one double and one strikeout.
Jacob Wilson 1-for-4 with one double and one strikeout.
Carlos Peguero 2-for-3 with one double, two runs, one walk, and one strikeout.
Jonathan Rodriguez 2-for-4 at the plate.
Dean Anna 1-for-3 with one RBI, one sac fly, one strikeout, and grounded into one double play.
Michael Ohlman 0-for-2 with one run, two walks, one strikeout, and one throwing error.
Patrick Wisdom 1-for-1 with one double and two two-out RBIs.
Heath Wyatt entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out.  (p-s:10-7)(g/f:1-1)
Juan Gonzalez entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out.  (p-s:11-8)(g/f:2-0)
Sam Tuivailala entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck two out.  (p-s:10-7)(g/f:0-1)

Rough Outing:
Greg Garcia 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
Anthony Garcia 0-for-4 at the plate.
J.C. Sulbaran started and pitched six innings.  He allowed seven hits, four earned runs, one home run, two walks, and struck four out for the losing decision (2-2).  (p-s:93-56)(g/f:1-10)

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Memphis Official Site Post Game

Peoria Beat Bowling Green 5-4: Magneuris Sierra Triples & Drives In One Run; Landon Beck Strikes Out Four Of Six Batters Faced For The Save; Nicholas Frey Pitched Two Scoreless Innings For The Win

Individual Highlights:
Eliezer Alvarez 1-for-4 with one double and one run.
Edmundo Sosa 1-for-4 with one double and one run.
Magneuris Sierra 1-for-4 with one triple, one RBI, one run, and one strikeout.
Chris Chinea 2-for-3 with one double, one two-out RBI, one walk, and one strikeout.
R.J. Dennard 0-for-3 with one RBI and one sac fly.
Dylan Becker 1-for-3 with one triple, one run, and one hit by pitch.
Vaughn Bryan 2-for-4 with one triple, one run, and one strikeout.
Craig Aikin 0-for-3 with one RBI, one strikeout, and one caught stealing.
Nicholas Frey entered in the sixth and pitched two innings.  He allowed two hits and no runs for the winning decision (1-1).  (p-s:20-16)(g/f:3-2)
Landon Beck entered in the eighth and pitched two innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck four out for the save (2).  (p-s:31-20)(g/f:0-1)

Rough Outing:
Derian Gonzalez started and pitched five innings.  He allowed three hits, four runs (two earned), four walks, committed one throwing error, and struck one out.  (p-s:88-51)(g/f:8-5)

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Peoria Official Site Post Game

David Schmidt Reassigned From Double-A Corpus Christi To Short-Season Single-A Tri-City

Astros Transactions Twitter

Fort Myers Beat Palm Beach 8-3: Oscar Mercado Collects Two Singles & One RBI; Danny Diekroeger Singles & Drives In One Run; Pedro Echemendia Strikes Out Two Over Two Scoreless Innings

Individual Highlights:
Mikey Reynolds 2-for-4 with one triple, one run, one throwing error, one fielding error, and assisted in one double play.
Oscar Mercado 2-for-4 with one RBI, one run, one throwing error, and assisted in one double play.
Blake Drake 1-for-3 with one double, one walk, and one strikeout.
Danny Diekroeger 1-for-4 with one two-out RBI and one strikeout.
Andrew Sohn 1-for-3 with one run, one walk, and one stolen base.
Pedro Echemendia entered in the seventh and pitched two innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck two out.  (p-s:19-14)(g/f:3-0)

Rough Outing:
Casey Grayson 0-for-3 with one walk, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.
Orlando Olivera 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
Jesse Jenner 0-for-4 with one strikeout and allowed one stolen base.
Nick Thompson 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
Austin Gomber started and pitched six innings.  He allowed four hits, six runs (four earned), one home run, one walk, hit two batters, and struck four out for the losing decision (3-2).  (p-s:88-66)(g/f:13-3)

Former Cardinals:
Alex Swim 1-for-4 with one RBI and allowed one stolen base.

Boxscore

Cardinals Still Waiting On Randal Grichuk's Bat

A season that began with Randal Grichuk set as the team's everyday center fielder has evolved into a series of growing pains through which the 24-year-old is continuing to navigate. And while he does, the Cardinals are looking for other options.

St. Louis Official Site

Video: Mike Matheny Explains His Approach For Randal Grichuk, Who's Getting The Night Off

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

Video: Matt Adams Says He's Feeling Pretty Comfortable In Box Right Now "The Work's Starting To Pay Off"

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

Mike Matheny: 'We're Even Better Than Maybe A Lot Of Us Anticipated'

Having dropped below .500 after being swept by Washington, Mike Matheny opted for the glass half full approach before the Cardinals faced surging Philadelphia at Busch Stadium on Monday.
Cardinal Beat

St. Louis Cardinals Manager Mike Matheny has a Twitter account, but he likely isn’t spending much time on social media these days. After a 12-13 start–in particular with just one win combined against the Chicago Cubs, Pittsburgh Pirates, and Washington Nationals, he’s not getting caught up in the firestorm and hopes that his players also avoid the trap.
STL Baseball Weekly (Audio)

How Doug Clarey Became Cinderella Man Of Cardinals

Though he appeared in only nine games for the Cardinals, Doug Clarey is a part of franchise lore because of an improbable home run.

RetroSimba

Memphis Starting Lineup 5-2-16

Memphis Official Twitter

MLB Won't Investigate Carlos Martinez

Major League Baseball will not investigate St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez under its domestic violence policy, according to a source, who said that Martinez's case falls outside the policy's jurisdiction because the allegations arose in a civil suit.

ESPN

Dodgers' Josh Ravin Suspended 80 Games For Failed PED Test

Jeff Passan Twitter

Angels Will Scout Tim Lincecum

Alden Gonzalez Twitter

Double-A Springfield Activated Alex Mejia From The Disabled List, Sent Mikey Reynolds To A-Advanced Palm Beach; Michael Pritchard Placed On Seven-Day Disabled List By Palm Beach

Jrocke217 Twitter

Jrocke217 Twitter

Peoria Starting Lineup 5-2-16

Peoria Official Twitter

Jason Heyward Dealing With Sore Right Wrist

Jesse Rogers Twitter

Former Cardinals Playing In Spain 5-2-16: Jesus Ustariz Doubles Twice, Walks Three Times, & Drives In Two Runs In Two Games; Jonny Kaplan Singles Twice, Doubles, Walks, & Knocks In One Run



Jonny Kaplan (former Palm Beach-CB Barcelona) started at third base and batted third.  1-for-4 with one walk.

CB Barcelona beat CD Pamplona 3-2 in game one of doubleheader

Jonny Kaplan (former Palm Beach-CB Barcelona) started in centerfield and batted third.  2-for-3 with one double, one RBI, three runs, one walk, one hit by pitch, and one stolen base.

CB barcelona beat CB Pamplona 11-4 in game two of doubleheader

Jesus Ustariz (former Johnson City-Tenerife) started in right field and batted third.  2-for-3 with two doubles, two RBIs, two runs, one walk, one hit by pitch, and one strikeout.

Tenerife beat Sant Boi 6-0 in game one of doubleheader

Jesus Ustariz (former Johnson City-Tenerife) started in right field and batted third.  0-for-2 with one run and two walks.

Tenerife beat Sant Boi 4-2 in game two o doubleheader

Mister Baseball

Single-A Kane County Placed Robelys Reyes On The Seven-Day Disabled List, Retroactive To April 30, 2016

MiLB Official Site

Adam Wainwright Isn't Missing Enough Bats For Cardinals

Adam Wainwright starts Monday night for the St. Louis Cardinals, taking his 7.16 ERA to the mound against the red-hot Philadelphia Phillies, winners of nine of their past 10 games. Wainwright's strikeout-to-walk ratio has plummeted during his early struggles:

ESPN

Jose Miguel Fernandez Working To Get In Shape For Upcoming Showcase

José Miguel Fernández has no shame to admit it: when he left Cuba he was fat.  (Translated)

El Nuevo Herald

Tommy Pham To Take Batting Practice With Team On 5-2-16

Jenifer Langosch Twitter

Corey Baker Named Texas League Pitcher Of The Week For Period April 25-May 1, 2016

MiLB Official Site

Cardinals Released Sasha Kuebel; Single-A Peoria Sent Luke Harrison To Extended Spring Training, Received Jorge Rodriguez & Juan Perez From Short-Season Single-A State College

Peoria Official Twitter

Tim Lincecum, Already Throwing 91 MPH, Will Pitch For 20 Teams Friday

The Freak is finally ready to start his comeback bid.

Fox Sports

Daily Bernie 5-2-16: Redbirds Reverb; Cardinals Are Struggling With MLB's Top Teams; Jenifer Langosch Interview

Troubling trends abound in St. Louis sports of late, as the Cardinals can’t beat a good team to save their lives and the Blues can’t maintain a two-goal lead despite winning one of two in Dallas.

101 ESPN

Springfield Beat Arkansas 7-1: Trey Nielsen Strikes Out Four Over Six Scoreless Innings For The Win; David Washington Walks & Hits A Three-Run Homer; Harrison Bader Singles, Doubles, & Drives In One Run

Individual Highlights:
Harrison Bader 2-for-4 with one double, one RBI, one run, and one walk.
C.J. McElroy one hit by pitch and left game.
Alex Mejia 0-for-2 with one run, two walks, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.
Bruce Caldwell 2-for-4 with one double, one two-out RBI, one run, one walk, and assisted in one double play.
Luke Voit 1-for-5 with one RBI, one run, one strikeout, one fielding error, and assisted in one double play.
David Washington 1-for-4 with one home run, three RBIs, one run, one walk, and one strikeout.
Paul DeJong 1-for-2 with one run, three walks, one stolen base, and one caught stealing.
Collin Radack 1-for-4 with one walk and two strikeouts.
Carson Kelly 1-for-4 with one double, one run, and one walk.
Trey Nielsen started and pitched six innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, hit one batter, and struck four out for the winning decision (2-2).  (p-s:95-64)(g/f:9-1)
Corey Littrell entered in the seventh and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck two out for the hold (3).  (p-s:19-13)(g/f:2-0)(ir-s:1-0)

Rough Outing:
Breyvic Valera 0-for-3 with one walk and one strikeout.
Ronnie Shaban entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed two hits, one earned run, and struck one out.  (p-s:16-11)(g/f:0-1)

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Springfield Official Site Post Game

Cardinals Starting Lineup 5-2-16: Stephen Piscotty Starts In Centerfield As Randal Grichuk (0-for-20) Sits

St. Louis Official Twitter

Randal Grichuk, who is nothing for his last 20, will sit Monday night as normal right fielder Stephen Piscotty moves to center to replace Grichuk in the Cardinals' lineup against Philadelphia Phillies righthander Jeremy Hellickson. Piscotty made one previous start in center field last week in Arizona.
Cardinal  Beat

St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny was asked what Randal Grichuk is struggling with during this latest batting slump.
ESPN

J.J. Hardy To Miss Four-Six Weeks With Small Fracture In Left Foot

Rich Dubroff Twitter

Winning Teams Make Cardinals Look Like Also-Rans

The most-discussed record among citizens of Cardinal Nation today: 1-8.

BenFred

Bob Nightengale Says The Cardinals Need More Out Of Randal Grichuk

101 ESPN

Harrison Bader Named To MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Team Of The Week

MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Team of the Week honors the best performances from the previous seven days. Any player currently on an organization Top 30 Prospects list on our Prospect Watch is eligible, including big leaguers.

St. Louis Official Site

La Guaira Traded Rafael Ortega To Caribes In The LVBP

Los Caribes de Anzoátegui ended their third change of players in less than a week, agreeing with the Tiburones de La Guaira an agreement involving four players, including outfielder grandeliga Rafael Ortega and veteran Jose Castillo, confirmed Monday both teams.  (Translated)

El Emergente

Fired Megachurch Preacher Darrin Patrick In St. Louis Illustrates Familiar Journey

Shepherding a megachurch is tied in many ways to America’s celebrity culture. There’s a push for big-stage events and around-the-clock access through social media to a pastor’s life and thoughts.

Post-Dispatch

Athletics Will Scout Tim Lincecum

John Hickey Twitter

Video: Jeremy Hazelbaker - "Hate" Is A Bit Strong Of A Word For Jim Hayes' Tie Knot

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

Dave Stewart Says Shelby Miller Feeling Pressure To Live Up To Trade

Shelby Miller is still without a win a month into his time with the Arizona Diamondbacks. The team's general manager thinks the right-hander is putting too much pressure on himself after being the centerpiece of a major December trade.

ESPN

Andy Benes Sits Down With Frank Cusumano On The Press Box 5-2-16

Former Cardinals pitcher Andy Benes joined The Hollywood Casino Press Box on Monday to discuss several topics, including his involvement with the local club baseball scene and his son, Shane, who currently plays at Mizzou.

Inside STL

Derrick Goold: Cardinals "Not As Good" As NL's Top Teams; Talks Adam Wainwright's Work To Improve

Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch joined The Ryan Kelley Morning After on Monday to discuss several Cardinals topics as the team comes off a weekend-series sweep at the hands of the Washington Nationals.

Inside STL

La Guaira Is Discussing Rafael Ortega With Caribes

The grandeliga Rafael Ortega veteran Jose Castillo and Lopez still young pitcher Yorfrank have been involved in the rumor of negotiations between the Caribbean and the Sharks by catcher Jose Gil. According to information handled this reporter, the parties are very close to closing a deal and the eastern Ortega who is willing to play with the tribe, if given cambalache said.  (Translated)

El Emergente

John Mozeliak Dishes On Player Statuses

When St. Louis Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak sat down in front of a room full of bloggers Sunday afternoon, he could feel the buzzsaw was approaching and got out in front of the tide as usual.

KSDK

Jeremy Hazelbaker, Cardinals Are Match Made In Perseverance Heaven

Ears. You know something? Over seven or eight seasons of bouncing around the country’s bumpy roads on rattletrap minor league buses, a guy’s ears become pretty finely tuned.

Bleacher Report

Former Cardinals Draft Selections Playing In College 5-1-16: Cadyn Grenier Singles, Walks, & Drives In One Run; Gio Brusa Singles & Knocks In One Run; Kyle Molnar Strikes Out Eight & Allows Three Runs Over Six & Two-Thirds Innings For The Win



Justin Bellinger (former 2014 draft selection-Duke) started at first base and batted fourth.  1-for-3 with one walk and one strikeout.

Duke beat NC State 2-1

Gio Brusa (former 2015 draft selection-Pacific) started in right field and batted fourth.  1-for-5 with one RBI and committed one error.

UC Davis beat Pacific 9-5

Cadyn Grenier (former 2015 draft selection-Oregon St) started at third base and batted ninth.  1-for-3 with one RBI, one run, and one walk.

Oregon St beat Stanford 11-4

Tristan Hildebrandt (former 2014 draft selection-Cal St Fullerton) entered late in the game at second base and batted ninth.  0-for-1 at the plate.

Cal St Fullerton beat UC Irvine 7-2

A.J. Kruzel (former 2013 draft selection-Henderson St) started at shortstop and batted sixth.  0-for-3 with one run and one walk.

Henderson St beat Ouachita Baptist 9-2 in game one of doubleheader

A.J. Kruzel (former 2013 draft selection-Henderson St) started at shortstop and batted sixth.  0-for-3 with one strikeout.

Henderson St beat Ouachita Baptist 5-4 in game two of doubleheader

Ryan Merrill (former 2015 draft selection-Texas Christian) entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted ninth.  1-for-1 with one double.

Texas Tech beat Texas Christian 3-1

Kyle Molnar (former 2015 draft selection-UCLA) started and pitched 6.2 innings.  He allowed eight hits, three runs (one earned), one walk, and struck eight out for the winning decision (4-4).  (p-s:118-77)

UCLA beat Utah 10-3

Josh Rolette (former 2015 draft selection-Kansas St) started as designated hitter and batted third.  0-for-4 with two strikeouts.

Iowa beat Kansas St 2-1 in game one of doubleheader

Josh Rolette (former 2015 draft selection-Kansas St) started as designated hitter and batted third.  0-for-3 with one RBI and one strikeout.

Kansas St beat Iowa 4-2 in game two of doubleheader

Matt Vierling (former 2015 draft selection-Notre Dame) started in right field and batted fourth.  1-for-5 with one RBI.

Ohio beat Notre Dame 8-5 in game one of doubleheader

Matt Vierling (former 2015 draft selection-Notre Dame) started in right field and batted fourth.  3-for-3 with one walk.

Ohio beat Notre Dame 9-1 in game two of doubleheader

Series Preview: Phillies @ Cardinals May 2-5, 2016

Lafayette High and Missouri State product Ryan Howard probably is making his last regular-season appearance here for the Phillies, cause for celebration for Cardinals pitchers and fans. The 36-year-old first baseman, on the last year of his contract with the Phils, is hitting .195 overall, but, for his career, he has batted .343 at Busch III with 11 homers and 39 runs batted in over 34 games. His on-base percentage here is .468 and his OPS is a staggering 1.111.

Post-Dispatch

Jhonny Peralta Is Ahead Of Schedule; Randal Grichuk Wallowing Again; Extra Bases

Jhonny Peralta has not hit yet but the Cardinals shortstop, sidelined since early March by a ligament tear in his left thumb that required surgery, took his first ground balls Sunday before the game and said he felt no pain.

Post-Dispatch

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Streaking Phillies Head To Busch To Face Struggling Cardinals

The Philadelphia Phillies are in position to match their longest win streak since 2012, and facing a pitcher with one of baseball's worst ERAs could help their cause.

Fox Sports Midwest

Family Support, Faith In Himself Sustained Jeremy Hazelbaker On Long Journey To Majors

On April 3, Jeremy Hazelbaker became the 18,656th person to play professional baseball. He was 28 years old and had spent most of the past seven years in the low minors for three different organizations.

KMOV

Former Cardinals Playing In MLB 5-1-16: Max Scherzer Strikes Out Nine Over Seven Scoreless Inning For The Win; Shane Robinson Singles Twice, Walks, & Drives In One Run; Fernando Salas Strikes Out Two & Holds One Inherited Runner On Base Over One & Two-Thirds Scoreless Innings For The Hold

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

Cincinnati beat Pittsburgh 6-5 in 11 innings

Colin Walsh (former Springfield-Milwaukee) started at third base and batted sixth.  0-for-2 with one run, one walk, and one hit by pitch.
Blaine Boyer (former St. Louis-Milwaukee) entered in the sixth and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed two hits and no runs.  (p-s:22-16)(g/f:2-1)(ir-s:2-0)

Milwaukee beat Miami 14-5

Max Scherzer (former 2003 draft selection-Washington) started and pitched seven innings.  He allowed four hits, no runs, and struck nine out for the winning decision (3-1).  2-for-2 with one sacrifice.  (p-s:105-73)(g/f:4-5)

Washington beat St. Louis 6-1

Jason Heyward (former St. Louis-Chicago-N) started in right field and batted second.  0-for-5 with one RBI and one strikeout.
John Lackey (former St. Louis-Chicago-N) started and pitched eight innings.  He allowed three hits, three runs (two earned), three walks (one intentional), and struck two out.  0-for-2 with two strikeouts.  (p-s:99-66)(g/f:12-3)

Atlanta beat Chicago-N 4-3 in 10 innings

Peter Bourjos (former St. Louis-Philadelphia) started in right field and batted ninth.  1-for-3 with one run.

Philadelphia beat Cleveland 2-1

Albert Pujols (former St. Louis-Anaheim) started as designated hitter and batted fourth.  1-for-4 with one walk and grounded into one double play.
Shane Robinson (former St. Louis-Anaheim) started in left field and batted eighth.  2-for-4 with one RBI, three runs, one walk, and one strikeout.
Fernando Salas (former St. Louis-Anaheim) entered in the seventh and pitched 1.2 innings.  He allowed two hits, no runs, and struck two out for the hold (5).  (p-s:27-19)(g/f:1-1)(ir-s:1-0)

Anaheim beat Texas 9-6

Colby Rasmus (former St. Louis-Houston) started in centerfield and bated fourth.  0-for-3 with one RBI and one sac fly.
Luke Gregerson (former Springfield-Houston) entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out for the save (5).  (p-s:14-9)(g/f:2-0)

Coco Crisp (former New Haven-Oakland) started as designated hitter and batted sixth.  1-for-4 at the plate.
Rich Hill (former Memphis-Oakland) started and pitched six innings.  He allowed two hits, two earned runs, one home run, four walks, and struck four out for the losing decision (3-3).  (p-s:106-61)(g/f:7-2)
Marc Rzepczynski (former St. Louis-Oakland) entered in the ninth and pitched to three batters.  He allowed no hits or runs, one walk, and struck two out.  (p-s:15-7)(ir-s:1-0)

Houston beat Oakland 2-1

David Peralta (former Johnson City-Arizona) started in right field and batted fifth.  1-for-4 with one run and two strikeouts.
Shelby Miller (former St. Louis-Arizona) started and pitched 3.2 innings.  He allowed four hits, three earned runs, four walks, and struck three out for the losing decision (0-3).  0-for-1 with one strikeout.  (p-s:79-44)(g/f:4-2)

Colorado beat Arizona 6-3

Ian Kennedy (former 2003 draft selection-Kansas City) started and pitched five innings.  He allowed four hits, one earned run, two walks, hit one batter, and struck six out for the winning decision (3-2).  (p-s:104-70)(g/f:2-3)

Kansas City beat Seattle 4-1

Jon Jay (former St. Louis-San Diego) started in centerfield and batted leadoff.  0-for-4 with four strikeouts.
Brett Wallace (former Memphis-San Diego) entered late in the game at third base and batted ninth.  0-for-1 with one strikeout.

Los Angeles beat San Diego 1-0

Carlos Beltran (former St. Louis-New York-A) entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted eighth.  0-for-1 with one strikeout.

Boston beat New York-A 8-7

Cardinals Postgame Audio 5-1-16: Mike Matheny, Randal Grichuk, & Stephen Piscotty

STL Sports Page

Former Cardinals Playing In The Mexican League 5-1-16: Richy Pedroza, Iker Franco, & Luis Garcia Each Single & Drive In One Run; Daric Barton Doubles; Niko Vasquez Walks Twice



Niko Vasquez (former Springfield-Laguna) started at shortstop and batted third.  0-for-2 with two walks, two strikeouts, and one fielding error.

Laguna beat Mexico 5-3 in 10 innings

Richy Pedroza (former Peoria-Aguascalientes) started at shortstop and batted leadoff.  1-for-5 with one RBI, one run, and one strikeout.

Monterrey beat Aguascalientes 9-8

Iker Franco (former Springfield-Quintana Roo) started at catcher and batted seventh.  1-for-4 with one RBI and one strikeout.

Quintana Roo beat Oaxaca 7-1

Ivan Bellazetin (former MiLB tryout-Tabasco) started at second base and batted eighth.  1-for-3 at the plate.

Campeche beat Tabasco 7-1

Daric Barton (former Peoria-Puebla) started at first base and batted fourth.  1-for-5 with one double, two strikeouts, and grounded into one double play.

Luis Garcia (former New Haven-Yucatan) started as designated hitter and batted sixth.  1-for-3 with one RBI, one run, one hit by pitch, and one stolen base.

Puebla beat Yucatan 5-4

Shelby Miller Seeks Answers After Scuffling Again

After another poor start by D-backs right-hander Shelby Miller on Sunday afternoon, there were more questions than answers when it came to how to get him back on track.

Arizona Official Site

Redbirds Reverb 5-1-16: Cardinals Swept In A Lost Weekend At Busch Stadium

It was a depressing three-game weekend series at Busch Stadium, with the Cardinals getting swept by the Washington Nationals. The home team was outscored 12-2 in the final two games. The Cardinals’ fourth straight loss pushed them to a 12-13 record on the season.

101 ESPN

Rich Hill Battles Past Early Bumps To Limit Damage

On the one hand, A's starter Rich Hill gave up a solo home run on his third pitch Sunday against the Astros and matched his season high in walks with two outs in the third inning.

Oakland Official Site

Adam Wainwright Looks For First Home Win

Cardinals right-hander Adam Wainwright said he loved the way he threw the ball last week in Arizona.

St. Louis Official Site

John Lackey Rebounds With Eight Strong Innings

Cubs manager Joe Maddon saw John Lackey having a discussion with Braves catcher Tyler Flowers in the bottom of the fifth inning of Sunday's 4-3, 10-inning loss and didn't feel the need to intervene. Maddon knows Lackey can handle things himself.

Chicago-N Official Site

Max Scherzer Makes Minor Switch In Return To Form

After his first few pitches Sunday afternoon at Busch Stadium, Max Scherzer could tell he was back to his old self. A mechanical adjustment that was hindering his fastball command had been corrected and Scherzer came out firing the ball down in the strike zone, locating where he wanted and flummoxing the Cardinals offense.

Washington Official Site

Carlos Martinez Battles Flu, Off-Field Issues Vs. Nationals

Before leaving the ballpark on Saturday, right-hander Carlos Martinez encouraged manager Mike Matheny to start formulating a Plan B. Stricken with the same respiratory illness that had sidelined by Kevin Siegrist and Kolten Wong on the team's road trip, Martinez was pretty certain he'd be too weak to make his scheduled start.
St. Louis Official Site

In between the sniffs and the coughs caused by the bug he’d been battling for four days, Cardinals starter Carlos Martinez chose the direct approach when addressing his first loss of the season — and the unpleasant legal allegation against him that surfaced earlier.
BenFred

Carlos Martinez looked exhausted.
ESPN

Prior to leaving the ballpark on Saturday, Carlos Martinez told Mike Matheny he wasn’t sure he would be able to pitch today as the flu bug going around the St. Louis Cardinals clubhouse had struck the right-hander. But after the night’s sleep, Martinez arrived today and not only took the ball, but struck out eight batters before back to back home runs led to his exit with two outs in the 7th inning of Washington’s 6-1 win.
STL Baseball Weekly (Audio)

Arkansas Beat Springfield 6-1 in Game Two Of Doubleheader: Collin Radack Drives In One Run; Breyvic Valera Singles; Luke Voit Walks & Scores One Run

Individual Highlights:
Breyvic Valera 1-for-3 with one stolen base and assisted in two double plays.
Luke Voit 0-for-2 with one run, one walk, and two strikeouts.
David Washington 0-for-2 with one walk.
Chris Jacobs 0-for-2 with one walk, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.
Collin Radack 0-for-2 with one RBI, one sac fly, and one strikeout.
Luis Cruz 0-for-2 with one walk and two strikeouts.

Rough Outing:
Rest Of The Team

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Springfield Official Site Post Game

Quintana Roo Placed Eugenio Velez On The Reserve List

Bambino Sedano Twitter

Cardinals Two Games Under .500, At Home, For First Time Since 2011

Bob Nightengale Twitter

Tim Lincecum To Showcase For Teams On Friday

Jon Heyman Twiter

Springfield Beat Arkansas 9-8 In Game One Of Doubleheader: Luke Voit Singles, Homers, & Drives In Three Runs; Paul DeJong Singles, Doubles, & Hits A Solo Home Run; C.J. McElroy & David Washington Each Walk & Hit Solo Home Runs

Individual Highlights:
Harrison Bader 2-for-4 with one RBI, one run, one stolen base, and one strikeout.
C.J. McElroy 1-for-3 with one home run, one RBI, one run, one walk, and one strikeout.
Bruce Caldwell 1-for-2 with one RBI, one run, one walk, and one sac fly.
Luke Voit 2-for-4 with one home run, three two-out RBIs, one run, and grounded into one double play.
David Washington 1-for-3 with one home run, one two-out RBI, one run, one walk, and one fielding error.
Paul DeJong 3-for-4 with one double, one home run, one RBI, and two runs.
Chris Jacobs 1-for-4 with one double, one RBI, and one strikeout.
Carson Kelly 1-for-2 with one run, one walk, and allowed two stolen bases.

Rough Outing:
Daniel Poncedeleon started and pitched three innings.  He allowed four hits, five runs (two earned), three walks, hit one batter, committed one fielding error, and struck four out. (p-s:72-44)(g/f:1-5)
Joey Donofrio entered in the fourth and pitched two innings.  He allowed five hits, two earned runs, two walks, and struck one out for the winning decision (1-1).  (p-s:42-23)(g/f:2-1)
Corey Littrell entered in the sixth and pitched two innings.  He allowed one hit, one earned run, one home run, and struck three out for the save (1).  (p-s:26-17)(g/f:2-1)

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Video: Max Scherzer After Beating Cardinals For First Time In Career

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

Growing up in St. Louis, Max Scherzer would come to Busch Stadium to cheer on the home team. Later today, he will take the mound and do everything in his power to prevent them from winning.
STL Baseball Weekly (Audio)

Video: Randal Grichuk On Cardinals' 6-1 Loss To Washington

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

Video: Mike Matheny - Carlos Martinez Looked Great Until The Seventh

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

Lake County Beat Peoria 4-0 In Game Two of Doubleheader: Eliezer Alvarez, Casey Turgeon, & Vaughn Bryan Each Single

Individual Highlights:
Eliezer Alvarez 1-for-3 at the plate.
Casey Turgeon 1-for-2 with one double.
Vaughn Bryan 1-for-2 at the plate.

Rough Outing:
Rest Of The Team

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Former Cardinals Playing In Nicaragua 5-1-16: Jem Argenal Collects Four Hits In Two Games



Jem Argenal (former GCL-Chinandega) 2-for-3 with one run.

Granada beat Chinandega 5-4 in game one of doubleheader

Jem Argenal (former GCL-Chinandega) 2-for-3 at the plate.

Granada beat Chinandega 1-0 in game two of doubleheader

Nationals Beat Cardinals 6-1: Brandon Moss Hits A Solo Home Run

Individual Highlights:
Matt Carpenter 2-for-4 with two strikeouts.
Matt Holliday 1-for-3 at the plate.
Brandon Moss 1-for-3 with one home run, one two-out RBI, one run, and one strikeout.
Matt Adams 1-for-1 at the plate.
Kolten Wong 1-for-3 at the plate.
Kevin Siegrist entered in the seventh and pitched to one batter.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out.  (p-s:6-3)(ir-s:1-0)

Rough Outing:
Rest Of The Team

Former Cardinals:
Max Scherzer started and pitched seven innings.  He allowed four hits, no runs, and struck nine out for the winning decision (3-1).  2-for-2 with one sacrifice.  (p-s:105-73)(g/f:4-5)

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

Joey Votto Says He Would Retire Rather Than Stick Around & Play Poorly

So far the 2016 season has not been too kind to the Reds. They came into Sunday with a 9-15 record, third worst in the NL. Cincinnati has also been outscored by 53 runs (!), the most in baseball. Woof.

CBS Sports

St. Lucie Beat Palm Beach 5-4: Andrew Sohn Collects Two Singles & One RBI; Oscar Mercado & Danny Diekroeger Each Single & Drive In One Run; Kyle Grana Strikes Out Three & Holds Two Inherited Runners On Base Over One & Two-Thirds Scoreless Innings

Individual Highlights:
Darren Seferina 0-for-2 with one run, three walks, one stolen base, and one strikeout.
Oscar Mercado 1-for-5 with one RBI.
Danny Diekroeger 1-for-5 with one RBI and one strikeout.
Brian O'Keefe 1-for-4 with one walk and three strikeouts.
Orlando Olivera 2-for-4 with one run and one strikeout.
Steve Bean 2-for-4 with one run and threw out one base runner.
Andrew Sohn 2-for-4 with one RBI, one run, one stolen base, and one strikeout.
Kyle Grana entered in the sixth and pitched 1.2 innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, one walk, threw one wild pitch, and struck three out.  (p-s:32-19)(g/f:1-1)(ir-s:2-0)
Pedro Echemendia entered in the eighth and pitched to two batters.  He allowed no hits or runs.  (p-s:5-4)(g/f:2-0)(ir-s:2-0)

Rough Outing:
Blake Drake 0-for-3 and one throwing error.
Nick Thompson 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
Jack Flaherty started and pitched 5.1 innings.  He allowed five hits, three earned runs, one home run, two walks, and struck eight out for the losing decision (0-2).  (p-s:97-58)(g/f:4-1)
Michael Heesch entered in the sixth and pitched to five batters.  He allowed four hits, two runs (one earned), and struck one out.  (p-s:23-15)

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Peoria Starting Lineup For Game Two Of Doubleheader 5-1-16

Peoria Official Twitter

Lake County Beat Peoria 6-2 In Game One Of Doubleheader: Leobaldo Pina Doubles & Drives In One Run; Magneuris Sierra SIngles & Knocks In One Run; Junio Fernandez Strikes Out Seven & Allows Three Runs Over Five Innings

Individual Highlights:
Eliezer Alvarez 1-for-2 with two walks, one caught stealing/pickoff, and assisted in one double play.
Edmundo Sosa 0-for-2 with two walks, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.
Magneuris Sierra 1-for-3 with one RBI and two strikeouts.
Leobaldo Pina 1-for-3 with one double, one two-out RBI, and one fielding error.
Craig Aikin 0-for-1 with one run and two walks.
Junior Fernandez started and pitched five innings.  He allowed four hits, three runs (two earned), one home run, two walks, threw one wild pitch, struck seven out, and pitched one runner off for the losing decision (2-2).  (p-s:91-53)(g/f:3-1)
Luke Harrison entered in the sixth and pitched to two batters.  He allowed no hits or runs, and one walk.  (p-s:5-1)(g/f:1-0)(ir-s:2-0)

Rough Outing:
Thomas Spitz 0-for-3 with two strikeouts.
Vaughn Bryan 0-for-2 with one walk.
Tyler Bray entered in the sixth and pitched to six batters.  He allowed four hits and three runs (two earned).  (p-s:6-6)(g/f:2-0)(ir-s:1-1)

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Jhonny Peralta Fields First Grounders Since Surgery

A Cardinals club that watched its fill-in shortstops commit nine errors in April got a glimpse on Sunday of the help that is on the way.
St. Louis Official Site

The best news the St. Louis Cardinals have received since the season began is that shortstop Jhonny Peralta is healing faster than expected and may return to the club earlier than expected.
KMOV

The rehab process for Jhonny Peralta took another step forward on Sunday as the St. Louis Cardinals shortstop fielded ground balls before the team’s afternoon contest against Washington.
STL Baseball Weekly

Memphis @ New Orleans Postponed For 5-1-16, DOubleheader Set For August 9, 2016

Games three and four of the series at New Orleans were postponed due to inclement weather.

Memphis Official Site

Ryan Braun Can Block Trade To Cardinals

Ken Rosenthal Twitter

2016 Cardinals Blogger Event

St. Louis Official Twitter

Mike Matheny Searches For Right Combination As He Shuffles Lineup To Keep Players Fresh

Constructing a major league lineup while trying to keep everyone engaged is a challenge every major league manager faces. More so, perhaps, for Mike Matheny as he juggles his lineup almost daily in search of the combination that gives his team the best chance to win.

KMOV

Angels Purchased The Contract Of Shane Robinson From Triple-A Salt Lake

Anaheim Official Twitter

Florida Woman Sues Carlos Martinez For $1.5M

A West Palm Beach, Fla. woman is seeking $1.5 million in a civil lawsuit against Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez.

KMOX

Cardinals Starting Lineup 5-1-16

St. Louis Official Twitter

The hometown kid with a Cy Young Award already on his resume attempts to pitch the Washington Nationals to a sweep of the Cardinals on Sunday afternoon.
Cardinal Beat

Peoria Starting Lineup For Game One Of Doubleheader 5-1-16

Peoria Official Twitter

Palm Beach Starting Lineup 5-1-16

Palm Beach Official Twitter