Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Southpaws Remain An Issue For Matt Adams At The Plate

The sample size remains small and the opportunities scarce, but the early returns on Matt Adams' chances to hit left-handed pitchers haven't generated any evidence that results this year will be different than last.

St. Louis Official Site

Jason Heyward Bounces Back Quickly; Universal DH Discussion; Extra Bases

Cardinals right fielder Jason Heyward returned to the field Monday and planned to go through pregame workouts at full speed, uninhibited by the leg injury that forced him out of Sunday’s game. That didn’t mean he was back in the lineup.

Post-Dispatch

Former Cardinals Playing In MLB 4-27-15: Colby Rasmus Singles, Homers, & Drives In Three Runs; Blaine Boyer Strikes Out One & Holds Two Inherited Runners On Base Over Three Scoreless Innings; A.J. Pierzynski Singles & Knocks In Two Runs

Marc Rzepczynski (former St. Louis-Cleveland) entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed two hits, no runs, and struck two out.  (p-s:15-10)(g/f:1-0)

Kansas City beat Cleveland 6-2

Allen Craig (former St. Louis-Boston) entered late in the game at first base and batted fifth.  0-for-2 with one strikeout.
Joe Kelly (former St. Louis-Boston) started and pitched six innings.  He allowed five hits, five earned runs, one home run, three walks, and struck ten out.  (p-s:104-68)(g/f:4-2)

Boston beat Toronto 6-5

Carlos Beltran (former St. Louis-New York-A) started as designated hitter and batted sixth.  1-for-4 with one double, one run, and two strikeouts.
David Carpenter (former Palm Beach-New York-A) entered in the seventh and pitched to two batters.  He allowed no hits or runs, and one walk for the hold (1).  (p-s:8-4)(g/f:1-0)

New York-A beat Tampa Bay 4-1

Jason Marquis (former St. Louis-Cincinnati) started and pitched eight innings.  He allowed seven hits, two earned runs, two walks, threw one wild pitch, and struck three out for the winning decision (2-1).  1-for-3 with one RBI, one sacrifice, and one strikeout.  (p-s:113-71)(g/f:11-5)

Cincinnati beat Milwaukee 9-6

A.J. Pierzynski (former St. Louis-Atlanta) started at catcher and batted fourth.  1-for-3 with two RBIs, one run, and two sac flies.

Atlanta beat Washington 8-4

Shane Robinson (former St. Louis-Minnesota) started in left field and batted seventh.  0-for-2 with one walk, one strikeout, one outfield assist, and assisted in one double play.
Blaine Boyer (former St. Louis-Minnesota) entered in the seventh and pitched three innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, one walk, and struck one out.  (p-s:29-20)(g/f:2-2)(ir-s:2-0)

Detroit beat Minnesota 5-4

Daniel Descalso (former St. Louis-Colorado) entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted ninth.  0-for-1 at the plate.
John Axford (former St. Louis-Colorado) entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed two hits, no runs, and struck one out for the save (3).  (p-s:24-17)(g/f:2-0)

David Peralta (former Johnson City-Arizona) entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted ninth.  0-for-1 at the plate.

Colorado beat Arizona 5-4

Colby Rasmus (former St. Louis-Houston) started in left field and batted fifth.  2-for-5 with one home run, three RBIs (two w/two-outs), two runs, and three strikeouts.
Pat Neshek (former St. Louis-Houston) entered in the seventh and pitched to two batters.  He allowed no hits or runs for the winning decision (1-0).  (p-s:6-6)(g/f:2-0)(ir-s:2-0)

Houston beat San Diego 9-4

Cardinals Look At How To Fill Adam Wainwright Void

Before the exams of Adam Wainwright’s torn left Achilles tendon confirmed what the Cardinals had expected, they already had considered answers to the question that will now define the starting rotation and their season.

Post-Dispatch

Cole Hamels Mum On Idea Of Being A Cardinal

Cole Hamels was pitching for the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday, or was he auditioning for the St. Louis Cardinals?

Post-Dispatch

Monday, April 27, 2015

Off To 3-0 Start, Michael Wacha Takes On Phillies

Phillies right-hander Severino Gonzalez makes his big league debut Tuesday night against the Cardinals at Busch Stadium.

St. Louis Official Site

Caracas Interested In Acquiring Rafael Ortega From La Guaira

In that sense, there has been talk for a change with the Eagles involving Ender Inciarte or interests the Caracas secure the services of Rafael "Balita" Ortega, gardener, however, if it was offered by the Sharks as bait to acquire another player, without the desire to wake hairy.  (translated)

El Emergente

NW Arkansas Beat Springfield 5-3: Heath Wyatt Strikes Out Two & Holds Three Inherited Runners On Base Over Two & Two-Thirds Scoreless Innings; Jacob Wilson Singles, Walks, & Drives In One Run; Iden Nazario Strikes Out Three Over Two Scoreless Innings

Individual Highlights:
Charlie Tilson 2-for-4 with two runs, one walk, and two stolen bases.
Nick Martini 3-for-5 with one double, one strikeout, and two caught stealing.
Jacob Wilson 1-for-4 with one two-out RBI, one walk, three strikeouts, and assisted in one double play.
Anthony Garcia 1-for-2 with one run, one walk, one hit by pitch, and one stolen base.
Heath Wyatt entered in the fourth and pitched 2.2 innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, one walk, and struck two out.  (p-s:36-27)(g/f:3-2)(ir-s:3-0)
Iden Nazario entered in the seventh and pitched two innings.  He allowed two hits, no runs, and struck three out.  (p-s:38-27)(g/f:1-2)

Rough Outing:
Jonathan Rodriguez 0-for-5 with two strikeouts and assisted in two double plays.
David Washington 0-for-4 with one walk and one strikeout.
Alex Mejia 0-for-4 with two strikeouts, one fielding error, and assisted in one double play.
Mike Mayers started and pitched 3.1 innings.  He allowed seven hits, five runs (four earned), two walks, hit two batters, and struck one out for the losing decision (0-3).  (p-s:74-46)(g/f:5-2)

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Springfield Official Site Post Game

Round Rock Beat Memphis 8-3: Xavier Scruggs Singles, Walks Twice, & Drives In One Run; Scott Moore & Ty Kelly Each Knock In One Run; Miguel Socolovich Allows Three Walks & Holds One Inherited Runner On Base Over Two & Two-Thirds Scoreless Innings

Individual Highlights:
Dean Anna 0-for-3 with one run, two walks, one strikeout, and assisted in two double plays.
Ed Easley 1-for-4 with one walk, one strikeout, and allowed one stolen base.
Scott Moore 0-for-3 with one RBI, one sac fly, and two strikeouts.
Xavier Scruggs 1-for-2 with one two-out RBI, one run, two walks, and assisted in three double plays.
Greg Garcia 1-for-3 with one walk, one strikeout, one fielding error, and assisted in three double plays.
Ty Kelly 0-for-3 with one RBI, one sac fly, and one missed catch error.
Mike O'Neill 0-for-2 with two walks.
Miguel Socolovich entered in the third and pitched 2.2 innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, three walks, and assisted in one double play.  (p-s:50-28)(g/f:6-1)(ir-s:1-0)

Rough Outing:
Rafael Ortega 0-for-4 with one strikeout.
Nick Greenwood started and pitched 2.1 innings.  He allowed five hits, five runs (four earned), three walks (one intentional), and threw one wild pitch for the losing decision (2-1).  (p-s:51-30)(g/f:4-1)
Keith Butler entered in the sixth and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed two hits, three earned runs, hit two batters, and threw one wild pitch.  (p-s:28-18)(g/f:0-2)
Marcus Hatley entered in the seventh and pitched 2.2 innings.  He allowed three hits, no runs, and struck two out.  (p-s:31-21)(g/f:3-1)(ir-s:3-1)

Former Cardinals:
Sam Freemen entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, one walk, and struck one out.  (p-s:17-10)(g/f:1-1)

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Memphis Official Site Post Game

Phillies Beat Cardinals 4-1: Matt Holliday Singles, Walks Twice, & Drives In One Run; John Lackey Strikes Out One, Induces 13 Ground Outs, & Allows Three Runs Over Seven Innings; Kevin Siegrist Strikes Out One Over One Scoreless Inning

Individual Highlights:
Matt Carpenter 2-for-4 with one double and one run.
Jhonny Peralta 1-for-4 with two strikeouts.
Matt Holliday 1-for-2 with one two-out RBI, two walks, and one strikeout.
Matt Adams 0-for-3 with one walk, three strikeouts, and assisted in one double play.
Kolten Wong 1-for-4 with one double and one strikeout.
Jon Jay 0-for-2 with one walk, one hit by pitch, one caught stealing, and one outfield assist.
John Lackey started and pitched seven innings.  He allowed nine hits, three earned runs, one walk, and struck one out for the losing decision (1-1).  0-for-2 with one strikeout.  (p-s:82-64)(g/f:13-3)
Kevin Siegrist entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck two out.  (p-s:15-10)(g/f:0-1)

Rough Outing:
Rest Of The Team

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St. Louis Official Site Post Game
Cardinal Beat Post Game
Post-Dispatch Post Game

Fort Myers Beat Palm Beach 5-4 In 11 Innings: Alex Reyes Strikes Out Eight Over Five & A Third Scoreless Innings; Josh Lucas Strikes Out One & Holds Two Inherited Runners On Base Over Two Scoreless Innings; Mason Katz Collects Two Singles & One RBI

Individual Highlights:
C.J. McElroy 1-for-4 with one triple, one run, and one sacrifice.
Mason Katz 2-for-4 with one RBI and one run.
Bruce Caldwell 1-for-3 with one run and two walks.
Luke Voit 2-for-5 with one run and grounded into one double play.
Jose Gonzalez 0-for-4 with one RBI, one walk, two strikeouts, grounded into one double play, and threw out one of three base runners.
Ronald Castillo 0-for-5 with one RBI.
Robelys Reyes 1-for-2 with one RBI, one walk, one sac fly, and one stolen base.
Alex Reyes started and pitched 5.1 innings.  He allowed three hits, no runs, two walks, and struck eight out.  (g/f:2-3)
Josh Lucas entered in the seventh and pitched two innings.  He allowed two hits, no runs, two walks (one intentional), and struck one out.  (g/f:1-1)(ir-s:2-0)

Rough Outing:
Juan Herrera 0-for-4 with one strikeout and grounded into one double play.
Kevin Herget entered in the sixth and pitched one inning.  He allowed three hits, four earned runs, one walk, and struck one out.  (ir-s:1-0)
Steven Sabatino entered in the seventh and pitched to three batters.  He allowed two hits, no runs, and threw one wild pitch for the blown save (1).  (g/f:1-0)(ir-s:3-2)
Chris Perry entered in the ninth and pitched 1.2 innings.  He allowed two hits, one earned run, three walks, hit one batter, and struck three out for the losing decision (1-2).  (g/f:1-1)(ir-s:3-0)

Former Cardinals:
Alex Swim 3-for-5 with one two-out RBI, one intentional walk, one strikeout, and allowed one stolen base.

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Cole Hamels' Value Increased With Injuries To Adam Wainwright, Brandon McCarthy

Bob Nightengale Twitter

Michael Blazek Notches First Big League Win Vs. Cardinals

Maybe it's time for Michael Blazek to settle down and get a nice house with a "man cave" or a trophy room, or at least a mantle.

Milwaukee Official Site

Brandon McCarthy Likey To Have Tommy John Surgery

Bill Shaikin Twitter

Cardinals, Dodgers Could Look Into Scott Kazmir

Jim Bowden Twitter

Derrick Goold & Kyle McClellan On The Pat Imig, Dre Montez, & T.J. Moe Show 4-27-15

Inside STL

Palm Beach Starting Lineup 4-27-15

Palm Beach  Official Twitter

Tim Cooney Pulled From Monday Night Start For Memphis, Nick Greenwood Gets Nod

Ari Alexander Twitter

Chris Carpenter Turns 40

Isn't there a certain irony to Adam Wainwright finding out the full extent of his Achilles' injury Monday, which is Chris Carpenter's 40th birthday?

KSDK

Rockies Place Adam Ottavino On 15-Day Disabled List, Recall Jorge Rondon From Triple-A Albuquqerue

Colorado Official Twitter

The Rockies placed Adam Ottavino on the disabled list on Monday and replaced him for the time being with veteran John Axford in the closer's role, manager Walt Weiss said prior to his club's game against the D-backs at Chase Field.
Colorado Official Site

Adam Wainwright Has Achilles Tear, Will Miss Nine-Twelve Months

Jenifer Langosch Twitter

The Cardinals will be without their ace for the rest of the season.
St. Louis Official Site

Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright tore his Achilles tendon and will undergo surgery this week, General Manager John Mozeliak said Monday afternoon.
Cardinal Beat

Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak confirmed to reporters at Busch Stadium Monday that ace Adam Wainwright is out for the season with a torn Achilles
KMOV

Speaking before Monday’s game, St. Louis Cardinals General Manager John Mozeliak confirmed the worst regarding Adam Wainwright’s injury. “Obviously, he had his MRI this morning and it was determined that he did tear his Achilles,” said Mozeliak. “Unfortunate news, but not unexpected after what we saw on Saturday night. He will ultimately have surgery–likely Thursday of this week. We’ll go from there.”
STL Baseball Weekly

Ace Adam Wainwright won't pitch again this season, an MRI on Monday morning confirmed.
Fox Sports Midwest

Pitchers Will Be The Focus In Puerto Rican Tournament Of Excellence

The annual event allows prospective expose their talent in front of scouts from major league organizations.  (Translated)

Primera Hora

Marco Gonzales To Begin Throwing In Four-Five Days, Take Adam Wainwright's Spot In Rotation

KSDK Sports Twitter

Max Scherzer's Start Pushed Back A Few More Days

Mark Zuckerman Twitter

Yadier Molina Returns To Cardinals' Lineup; Jason Heyward Out; Cody Stanley Sticking With Club; Randal Grichuk Takes Swings Off Tee; Fun With Mark Reynolds

After missing two games while nursing soreness in his right knee, Yadier Molina returned behind the plate for the Cardinals on Monday. Right fielder Jason Heyward, who suffered a left groin strain on Sunday, did not join him on the field, though Heyward's absence is also expected to be brief.
St. Louis Official Site

Miller Park was not kind to the St. Louis Cardinals over the weekend, and the team has several new aches and pains to prove it.
Fox Sports Midwest

Sifting Through Cardinals Options To Replace Adam Wainwright

Losing Adam Wainwright for an extended period of time – which is what we're all anticipating the Cardinals will say – is far from ideal. However, if there is an organization in baseball better equipped to handle the loss of someone so good, it's the Redbirds.
KMOV

The biggest question about how the Cardinals will replace their ace, Adam Wainwright, in the starting rotation for the rest of the season is not merely about who takes his place on the pitching mound every fifth day.
STL Sports Page

As the Cardinals are forced to face the reality of playing out the rest of the 2015 season without Adam Wainwright, attention now turns to filling his vacant spot in the rotation.
St. Louis Official Site

Jess Todd Promoted From Short-Season Single-A Lowell To Triple-A Pawtucket

Pawtucket Official Twitter

Cardinals Starting Lineup 4-27-15

St. Louis Official Twitter

Yadier Molina is back in the lineup Monday night for the Cardinals, but right fielder Jason Heyward is not.
Cardinal Beat

Though he is not in today’s starting lineup for the St. Louis Cardinals, outfielder Jason Heyward assured he is available if called upon. “I’m good–“I’m going to go do everything normal as if I were playing today,” said Heyward before warm-ups.
STL Baseball Weekly

Former Arkansas Executive Bill Valentine Dies At 82

He was the larger-than-life figure who greeted generations of Arkansas Travelers fans at the gates of Ray Winder Field wearing suspenders and handing out scorecards. He was the umpire who ejected Earl Weaver and Mickey Mantle. He was the man who brought Rosco Stidman, Captain Dynamite, midget wrestlers and Clunker Car Night to Little Rock.

Baseball America

Matt Holliday Talks Adam Wainwright On Inside Pitch 4-27-15

MLB Network Radio Twitter

MLB Network Radio Twitter

Rick Horton On The Big Show 4-27-15

Inside STL

Phil Rogers On The Press Box 4-27-15

Inside STL

State College: 2015 Promos Celebrate Tenth Season, New York-Penn League Title

The defending New York-Penn League champion State College Spikes will commemorate both their 2014 New York-Penn League championship team and their 10th Season in Central PA with an array of activities featured on the 2015 promotional schedule.

State College Official Site

Cardinals Should Make A Strong Play For Cole Hamels

There is little doubt that St. Louis Cardinals GM John Mozeliak picked up the phone and called his Philadelphia Phillies counterpart Ruben Amaro Jr. to inquire about the services of Cole Hamels in the offseason, but those talks never led anywhere. Now that Adam Wainwright is likely out for the season, however, it is time for Mozeliak to get serious about Hamels.

Rant Sports

Adam Wainwright's Injury Ignites Universal DH Discussion

Regardless of the outcome of Monday’s scan of Adam Wainwright’s left ankle –the Cardinals are braced for the worse – the injury to the Cardinals’ ace has already amplified the inevitable and increasing call for change around baseball.

Bird Land

So, How's Shelby Miller Doing?

When a team loses a crucial piece of its starting rotation, it's human nature to start thinking "What If?" about certain things. These looking-back sessions aren't fair, they accomplish nothing and aren't necessarily rooted in reality. But the "What If" game is inevitable.

Bernie Bytes

RIck Hummel On The Morning After 4-27-15

Inside STL

Chris Perez Opts Out Of Minor League Deal With Brewers

Milwaukee Official Twitter

Homestand Highlights For Monday, April 27-Thursday, May 7, 2015

The Cardinals are back at Busch for the longest homestand of the season - an 11-game stretch which kicks off with a four-game series with the Philadelphia Phillies and continues with a three-game series with the Pittsburgh Pirates and a four-game series with the Chicago Cubs. The homestand is highlighted by annual Green Week festivities, the Ozzie Smith and Jack Clark Budweiser Bash Theme Nights, and the Matt Carpenter adult replica batting practice jersey giveaway.

St. Louis Official Site

Phillies Trying To Sell Jonathan Papelbon Back To Red Sox

Right now, and it may change, we’re not sure the Red Sox have a closer they can depend on. Koji Uehara’s velocity is down about 3 miles per hour across the board with his splitter and fastball. The Phillies are trying to hook the Red Sox on bringing back Jonathan Papelbon.

Boston Globe

The Story Of How The Cardinals Acquired Lee Smith

Unwilling to bend on principle, Cardinals general manager Dal Maxvill reluctantly traded a slugger he wanted to keep. In a stroke of good fortune, he got in exchange a closer who would rank among the franchise’s all-time best.

RetroSimba

Nicaragua Amateur League: Red Beat Blue 5-4

The pitcher Darvon Lopez stopped the team's offense and said Blue Red 5-4 set victory in the second game of the Amateur League Prospects, organized by Major League Baseball (MLB for its acronym in English), which took place on Saturday at Jackie Robinson Stadium.  (Translated)

La Prensa

Cody Stanley's Debut Follows Long Road & A Few Tears

On Sunday, Cody Stanley played on his ninth different team as a member of the St. Louis Cardinals organization.

KMOV

Matt Carpenter's Hitting Streak Stopped; Extra Bases

Matt Carpenter’s hitting streak was stopped at 12 games Sunday, but Jon Jay, Cody Stanley and Peter Bourjos now have streaks of two games, one and one, with Jay getting three singles after coming on for outfielder Jason Heyward, who had to exit with a strained left groin.

Post-Dispatch

Adam Wainwright's Season Probably Is Finished

As Cardinals staff ace Adam Wainwright heads for a diagnosis of his injured left ankle and Achilles tendon on Monday, which almost certainly will end his season, general manager John Mozeliak said the first move in replacing Wainwright would be to look internally.

Post-Dispatch

Cardinals Might Have To Look Elsewhere For Pitching Help

Inevitability forced itself on the Cardinals much sooner than the organization would have preferred.

Post-Dispatch

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Without Adam Wainwright, Cardinals Lack A True Ace

The news the St. Louis Cardinals will be without Adam Wainwright for the remainder of the 2015 season with an injury to his left Achilles is a huge setback in the way any team losing a No. 1 starter automatically has to be. But paradoxically, it’s also something that perhaps no team is as well prepared, on paper, to endure as this one organization.

ESPN

Former Cardinals Playing In The Mexican League 4-26-15: Justin Christian & Iker Franco Each Collect Two Singles & One RBI; Luis Garcia Singles

Victor Marte (former St. Louis-Veracruz) entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowd one hit, one unearned run, one walk, and struck three out.  (p-s:22-13)(g/f:1-0)

Saltillo beat Veracruz 12-4

Randy Ruiz (former MiLB signing-Reynosa) started at first base and batted fourth.  0-for-3 with one strikeout and assisted in two double plays.

Campeche beat Reynosa 4-1

Justin Christian (former Memphis-Quintana Roo) started in centerfield and batted leadoff.  2-for-5 with one RBI, one run, and one stolen base.
Iker Franco (former Springfield-Quintana Roo) started at catcher and batted eighth.  2-for-3 with one two-out RBI, one run, one run, one stolen base, assisted in one double play, and threw out two base runners.

Quintana Roo beat Laguna 11-3

Luis Garcia (former New Haven-Yucatan) started s designated hitter and batted fourth.  1-for-4 with one run.

Yucatan beat Monclova 6-1

Hugo Castellanos (former Memphis-Puebla) entered in the seventh and pitched to two batters.  He allowed no hits or runs, and two walks.  (p-s:9-2)

Puebla beat Tijuana 7-3

Larry Walker A Fan Of 2015 Rockies

Blake Street Bombers alumnus Larry Walker, 48, lives in Florida now, but he still keeps a close eye on the Rockies. He spent a week as a team consultant during spring training.

Daily Camera

Former Cardinals Playing In MLB 4-26-15: Michael Blazek Strikes Out One Over Two Scoreless Innings; Colby Rasmus Collects Two Singles & One RBI; Luke Gregerson Pitches One Hitless/Scoreless Inning For The Save

Marc Rzepczynski (former St. Louis-Cleveland) entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out.  (p-s:14-9)(g/f:1-0)

Detroit beat Cleveland 8-6

Dan Haren (former St. Louis-Miami) started and pitched five innings.  He allowed three hits, two earned runs, one home run, three walks, and struck three out for the winning decision (2-1).  0-for-2 with two strikeouts.  (p-s:91-51)(g/f:6-3)

Miami beat Washington 6-2

Allen Craig (former St. Louis-Boston) started in right field and batted seventh.  0-for-5 at the plate.
Edward Mujica (former St. Louis-Boston) entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit and no runs.  (p-s:17-11)(g/f:1-1)

Baltimore beat Boston 18-7

Michael Blazek (former St. Louis-Milwaukee) entered in the fifth and pitched two innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, one walk, and struck one out for the winning decision (1-0).  (p-s:24-16)(g/f:2-2)

Milwaukee beat St. Louis 6-3

Albert Pujols (former St. Louis-Anaheim) started as designated hitter and batted third.  2-for-5 with one run, one hit by pitch, and two strikeouts.
David Freese (former St. Louis-Anaheim) started at third base and batted fourth.  0-for-6 at the plate.

Texas beat Anaheim 5-4 in 11 innings

Colby Rasmus (former St. Louis-Houston) started in left field and batted sixth.  2-for-5 with one two-out RBI and one strikeout.
Luke Gregerson (former Springfield-Houston) entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs for the save (4).  (p-s:6-4)(g/f:2-0)

Houston beat Oakland 7-6

Shane Robinson (former St. Louis-Minnesota) started in centerfield and moved to right, bating second.  1-for-5 with two runs, one walk, and two strikeouts.

Minnesota beat Seattle 4-2 in 11 innings

Carlos Beltran (former St. Louis-New York-A) started in right field and batted fifth.  0-for-4 with two strikeouts, grounded into one double play, and one outfield assist.

New York-A beat New York-N 6-4

Lineup's Myriad Of Missed Chances Stand Out In Loss

The Cardinals matched their season high with 13 hits against the Brewers on Sunday, yet, just as they did the last time they reached that mark, they were unable to parlay the parade of baserunners into a win.

St. Louis Official Site

With Adam Wainwright Out, John Danks A Trade Fit For Cardinals

With apologies to John Mozeliak and Rick Hahn, there's a possible trade sitting on the tee like a brand new Titleist.

St. Louis Official Site

Former Cardinals Draft Selections Playing In College 4-26-15: Dominic Moreno Strikes Out Two & Holds Three Inherited Runners On Base Over Three & Two-Thirds Scoreless Innings; George Iskenderian Collects Three Singles, One Double, & Two RBIs; Matt Ditman Strikes Out All Three Batters Faced For The Save

Justin Bellinger (former 2014 draft selection-Duke) entered late in the game at first base and batted sixth.  0-for-1 at the plate.

Virginia Tech beat Duke 11-3 in  game two of doubleheader
Duke Official Site Post Game

Chris Shaw (former 2014 draft selection-Oklahoma) entered late in the game at catcher and batted fourth.  0-for-3 with one strikeout.

Sam Houston St beat Oklahoma 8-5
Oklahoma Official Site Post Game

Matt Ditman (former 2014 draft selection-Rice) entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck three out or the save (6).

Rice beat W. Kentucky 3-2
Rice Official SIte Post Game

Anthony Herron (former 2014 draft selection-Jefferson) started and pitched seven innings.  He allowed seven hits, three earned runs, two walks, and struck seven out for the winning decision.

Jefferson beat St. Charles 7-3 in game two of doubleheader

Dominic Moreno (former 2014 draft selection-Texas Tech) entered in the sixth and pitched 3.2 innings.  He allowed two hits, no runs, and struck two out.  (p-s:53-34)(g/f:5-3)(ir-s:3-0)

Oklahoma St beat Texas Tech 6-3

George Iskenderian (former 2014 draft selection-Miami FL) started at second base and batted third.  4-for-4 with one double, two RBIs, and three runs.

Miami FL beat Florida St 12-0
Miami Fl Official Site Post Game

A.J. Kruzel (former 2013 draft selection-Henderson St) entered late in the game at second base and batted ninth.  One sacrifice at the plate.

Henderson St beat Ouachita Baptist 8-5
Henderson St Official Site Post Game

Casey Schroeder (former 2012 draft selection-Coastal Carolina) started at catcher and batted sixth.  0-for-4 with two strikeouts and committed one error.

Coastal Carolina beat Presbyterian 10-7 in game one of doubleheader

Casey Schroeder (former 2012 draft selection-Coastal Carolina) started at catcher and batted sixth.  0-for-2 with three walks.

Coastal Carolina beat Presbyterian 9-2 in game two of doubleheader
Coastal Carolina Official Site Post Game

Tate Matheny (former 2012 draft selection-Missouri St) started in centerfield and batted third.  1-for-2 with two runs, one walk, and one hit by pitch.

Missouri St beat Illinois St 7-4
Missouri St Official Site Post Game

Ian Rice (former 2012 draft selection-Houston) started at catcher and batted eighth.  2-for-4 with two runs and two strikeouts.

Houston beat USF 6-2
Houston Official Site Post Game

Cardinals Hope To Leave Injury Bug Behind After Painful Series

The Cardinals' bus pulled out of Miller Park on Sunday night and headed to the airport, where players and staff were to board a plane bound for St. Louis.

St. Louis Official Site

Palm Beach Beat Fort Myers 4-2: Jimmy Reed Strikes Out Four, Induces 14 Ground Outs, & Allows Two Runs Over Nine-Inning Complete-Game Win; Carons Kelly Collects Two Singles, One Walk, & Two RBIs; C.J. McElroy Collects Four Singles

Individual Highlights:
C.J. McElroy 4-for-4 with two runs, one sacrifice, and two stolen bases.
Mason Katz 3-for-5 with one run, one stolen base, and assisted in two double plays.
Bruce Caldwell 1-for-4 with one RBI, one run, one walk, and assisted in one double play.
Luke Voit 1-for-4 with one two-out RBI, one walk, and assisted in two double plays.
Carson Kelly 2-for-4 with two two-out RBIs and one walk.
Jimmy Reed started and pitched nine innings.  He allowed seven hits, two earned runs, one walk, hit one batter, and struck four out for the winning decision (2-0).  (g/f:14-4)

Rough Outing:
Rowan Wick 0-for-5 with three strikeouts.

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John Mozeliak Says Cardinals Will Try To Fill Adam Wainwright Loss From Within

Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak, while not wanting to speculate too much, acknowledged that injured righthander Adam Wainwright has an Achilles injury.

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Arkansas Beat Springfield 8-6: Jonathan Rodriguez Singles Twice, DOubles, & Drives In Three Runs; Jacob Wilson Collects Three Singles & One RBI; Joey Donofrio Strikes Out Two Over Two Scoreless Innings

Individual Highlights:
Charlie Tilson 1-for-4 with two runs, one walk, two stolen bases, and one strikeout.
Jacob Wilson 3-for-5 with one double, one RBI, two runs, and two strikeouts.
Jonathan Rodriguez 3-for-5 with one double, three RBIs, one run, one strikeout, and grounded into one double play.
Alberto Rosario 0-for-2 with two walks, one strikeout, and threw out one of three base runners.
Joey Donofrio entered in the eighth and pitched two innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, one walk, and struck two out.  (p-s:30-17)(g/f:2-1)

Rough Outing:
David Washington 1-for-4 with one caught stealing and assisted in one double play.
Starlin Rodriguez 0-for-1 with one strikeout and one fielding error.
Nick Petree started and pitched 5.2 innings.  He allowed nine hit, six runs (four earned), one home run, two walks, and struck six out for the losing decision (0-2).  (p-s:90-61)(g/f:6-2)

Former Cardinals:
Charles Cutler 0-for-5 with three strikeouts, one throwing error, and threw out one of five base runners.

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With Rotation In Flux, Cardinals Call On John Lackey For Opener

It is not lost on many that Phillies ace Cole Hamels opens a four-game series Monday night against the Cardinals at Busch Stadium, the same day Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright is slated to have an MRI on his left ankle.

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Max Scherzer Could Miss Start With Thumb Injury

Max Scherzer played catch on Sunday at Marlins Park, and the Nationals right-hander said his right thumb is still sore. After Sunday's 6-2 loss to the Marlins, manager Matt Williams indicated that Scherzer would not take his next turn in the rotation Tuesday.

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Former Cardinals Playing In Puerto Rican Double-A League 4-26-15: Juan Diaz Singles & Drives In Two Runs

Juan Diaz (former Memphis-Cidra) 1-for-4 with two RBIs.

Barranquitas beat Cidra 9-4

Former Cardinals Playing In Nicaraguan Spring/Summer League 4-26-15: Gustavo Martinez Strikes Out One Over One Hitless/Scoreless Inning For The Save; Edgard Montiel Collects Two Singles & Scores One Run

Edgard Montiel (former DSL-Boer) 2-for-4 with one run.

Boer beat Leon 4-3 in game one of doubleheader

Gustavo Martinez (former GCL-Dantos) pitched one inning allowing no hits or runs, and striking one out for the save (1).

Dantos beat Frente Sur Rivas 5-4 in game two of doubleheader

Round Rock Beat Memphis 5-4: Rafael Ortega Hits A Three-Run Homer; Ed Easley Singles & Drives In One Run; Tyler Waldron Strikes Out One Over Two Scoreless Innings

Individual Highlights:
Ed Easley 1-for-3 with one two-out RBI, one hit by pitch, and threw out two base runners.
Greg Garcia 2-for-3 with one run, one walk, and one strikeout.
Rafael Ortega 1-for-4 with one home run, three RBIs, one run, and one strikeout.
Mike O'Neill 2-for-4 with one run and one strikeout.
Tyler Waldron entered in the seventh and pitched two innings.  He allowed three hits, no runs, and struck one out.  (p-s:32-22)(g/f:2-2)
Dean Kiekhefer entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed two hits, no runs, and struck one out.  (p-s:20-15)(g/f:1-1)

Rough Outing:
Stephen Piscotty 0-for-4 with one strikeout.
Scott Moore 0-for-3 with one walk, one strikeout, and one caught stealing/pickoff.
Ty Kelly 0-for-3 with one walk and one strikeout.
Zach Petrick started and pitched six innings.  He allowed eight hits, five runs (four earned), two walks, and struck four out for the losing decision (0-3).  (p-s:10-70)(g/f:8-4)

Former Cardinals:
Jon Edwards entered in the ninth and pitched to two batters.  He allowed one hit and no runs for the save (5).  (p-s:6-5)(g/f:0-1)

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Brewers Beat Cardinals 6-3: Mark Reynolds Walks & Hits A Solo Home Run; Jhonny Peralta Collects Two Singles, Two Walks, & One RBI; Carlos Villanueva Pitches Two Hitless/Scoreless Innings

Individual Highlights:
Jon Jay 3-for-3 with one run.
Jhonny Peralta 2-for-3 with one two-out RBI and two walks.
Matt Adams 2-for-5 with one RBI.
Mark Reynolds 1-for-5 with one home run, one RBI, one run, and one walk.
Peter Bourjos 1-for-4 with one walk and two strikeouts.
Cody Stanley 1-for-1 with one run.
Carlos Villanueva entered in the sixth and pitched two innings.  He allowed no hits or runs.  (p-s:18-14)(g/f:2-3)
Mitch Harris entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out.  (p-s:10-7)

Rough Outing:
Matt Carpenter 0-for-4 with on walk and one strikeout.
Jason Heyward 0-for-2 at the plate.
Lance Lynn started and pitched five innings.  He allowed ten hits, six earned runs, one home run, one walk, and struck six out for the losing decision (1-2).  1-for-3 with one double and two strikeouts.  (p-s:106-67)(g/f:3-3)

Former Cardinals:
Michael Blazek entered in the fifth and pitched two innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, one walk, and struck one out for the winning decision (1-0).  (p-s:24-16)(g/f:2-2)

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Jason Heyward Exits Game With Left Groin Tightness

Having already watched Yadier Molina and Adam Wainwright suffer midgame injuries in Milwaukee, the Cardinals lost right fielder Jason Heyward, too, in the third inning of Sunday's series finale.
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Add Jason Heyward to the injury tally for the Cardinals in Milwaukee.
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Jason Heyward joined the growing list of Cardinals who are missing playing time, leaving Sunday's game in the third inning.
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Wisconsin Beat Peoria 5-1: Danny Diekroeger Singles & Drives In One Run; Jhonny Polanco Strikes Out Two Of Three Batters Faced; Andrew Sohn Doubles

Individual Highlights:
Andrew Sohn 1-for-4 with one double, one run, two strikeouts, and grounded into one double play.
Danny Diekroeger 1-for-4 with one RBI.
Luis Cruz 2-for-3, picked one runner off, and allowed two stolen bases.
Jhonny Polanco entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck two out.  (p-s:7-7)

Rough Outing:
Collin Radack 0-for-4 with one strikeout.
Justin Ringo 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
Blake Drake 0-for-3 with one strikeout.
Matt Pearce started and pitched 5.2 innings.  He allowed eight hits, four runs (three earned), one walk, hit one batter, committed one pickoff error, and struck three out for the losing decision (1-2).  (p-s:83-60)(g/f:6-5)
Nick Lomascolo entered in the sixth and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed two hits, one earned run, one home run, one walk, and struck one out.  (p-s:32-21)(g/f:0-1)(ir-s:1-0)
MGR Joe Kruzel was ejected in the seventh inning.

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Palm Beach Starting Lineup 4-26-15

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Shane Robinson Continues To Impress Paul Molitor

Facing a string of three straight left-handed starters, the Twins are giving center fielder Shane Robinson a sustained look amid a hot start.

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Cardinals Don't Have Pieces To Get Cole Hamels Trade Done

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Adam Wainwright Injury: Reaction From Around The NL Central

A day after Adam Wainwright suffered a left Achilles injury, the baseball world began to react to the growing expectation that an MRI scheduled for Monday will confirm that Wainwright is going to miss the rest of the 2015 season.

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Cardinals Brace For Possibility Adam Wainwright Done For Season

With acknowledgement that right-hander Adam Wainwright suffered an injury to his left Achilles coming out of the batters' box on Saturday, the Cardinals have begun to brace for the strong possibility that they won't see Wainwright pitch again this year.
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The Cardinals will have to try and replace ace Adam Wainwright, who is likely done for the season with an Achilles injury. It's a terrible blow to Waino and the team.
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Cardinals Need To Prepare For Life Without Adam Wainwright

Talk about a body blow
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The last time the St. Louis Cardinals lost right-hander Adam Wainwright to a season-ending injury, they won the World Series. The difference was that in 2011, they had righty Chris Carpenter, another workhorse, another leader, another ace.
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In Adam Wainwright Wake, Max Scherzer Advocates For DH In Both Leagues

Nationals ace Max Scherzer cringed when he saw the replay of the Adam Wainwright injury that will likely sideline the Cardinals star pitcher for the season. And while Scherzer said he enjoys hitting, after seeing the Wainwright accident, Scherzer said it's probably time for both leagues to go to a DH system.

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Coco Crisp Could Take Batting Practice By End Of Week

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Brad Ausmus Reacts To Adam Wainwright Injury, Baseball's DH Debate

Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus spent a good chunk of his playing career in the National League, where pitchers are required to hit and spend more time preparing to hit.

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Jason Motte Sends Text Of Support To Injured Adam Wainwright

Cubs reliever Jason Motte sent Adam Wainwright a text message Saturday night as soon as he heard that his former teammate was injured. Wainwright was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday with an injury to his left Achilles and ankle that may be season-ending.

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Adam Wainwright's Possible Season-Ending Injury: Five Things To Know

The Cardinals on Sunday placed ace Adam Wainwright on the 15-day disabled list because of an injury to his lower left ankle/Achilles' -- an injury that he suffered while batting against the Brewers on Saturday. As our own Jon Heyman has confirmed, the Cardinals fear Wainwright will be lost for the remainder of the 2015 season. Presumably, we'll know for sure once Wainwright is further examined Monday.

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Athletics Sign Ryan Roberts To Minors Deal

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Rockies Recall Jorge Rondon From Triple-A Albuquerque

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John Mozeliak Discusses Adam Wainwright On Sports On A Sunday 4-26-15

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Springfield Starting Lineup 4-26-15

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Should Cardinals Check In On Kyle Lohse?

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Peoria Starting Lineup 4-26-15

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Cardinals Starting Lineup 4-26-15

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The music played loudly in the Cardinal clubhouse Sunday morning as players walked back and forth to the indoor batting cages, lounged on couches and ate in the clubhouse dining room.
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Cardinals Place Adam Wainwright On The 15-Day Disabled List, Recall Cody Stanley From Triple-A Memphis

The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that right-handed pitcher Adam Wainwright will be placed on the 15-day disabled list with an injury to his left Achilles and left ankle. Catcher Cody Stanley has been recalled from Memphis (AAA).
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Because they won't need a rotation replacement until Thursday, the Cardinals used Adam Wainwright's placement on the disabled list Sunday to fortify another area of the club.
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The Cardinals won't know until Monday exactly how long they'll be without ace Adam Wainwright, but the muted reaction to a 5-3 win over the Brewers on Saturday spoke louder than any preliminary diagnosis.
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With pitcher Adam Wainwright getting injured Saturday night while leaving the batter’s box in Milwaukee, the Cardinals wasted no time in making a roster move.
KMOX

Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright's chances of returning to the mound this season kept getting smaller Sunday morning.
Fox Sports Midwest

The St. Louis Cardinals announced pitcher Adam Wainwright has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with what now includes an injury to his left Achilles and left ankle. The right-hander suffered the injury while batting in the fifth inning of Saturday’s game and will undergo an MRI when the team returns to St. Louis on Monday.
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Cole Hamels' Consistent April Struggles

A look at Cole Hamels in 2015 without using words like “trade,” “surplus value,” or “Blake Swihart.” Why does the southpaw struggle in April. Pitch F/X data might be able to help us figure it out.

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Scouts Keeping Eye On Allen Craig; Phillies Say No Calls On Cole Hamels Since March; Increased Interest In Rafael Soriano

There are scouts watching Allen Craig and just waiting for him to do something well so they can provide a positive recommendation to their bosses. They haven’t seen much yet.

Boston Globe

Shohei Otani Wins Fifth Straight Start To Open 2015 NPB Season

Nippon Ham Shohei Otani pitcher (20) has achieved the intact five straight wins from the opening.  (Translated)

Yakyubaka

Former Cardinals Playing In KBO 4-26-15: Andrew Brown Collects Two Singles One Double, One Home Run, & Two RBIs

Andrew Brown (former St. Louis-SK) started in right field and batted fifth.  4-for-4 with one double, one home run, two RBIs, two runs, and committed one error.

Hanwha beat SK 5-4

Ian Kennedy Misses Mark In Return Against Dodgers

If there was an upshot to his worst start in nearly two seasons, it's that Padres right-hander Ian Kennedy left Petco Park on Saturday with a good understanding of where things exactly went awry for him against the Dodgers.

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Former Cardinals Playing In NPB 4-26-15: Rainel Rosario Singles

Rainel Rosario (former Springfield-Hiroshima) started in left field and batted fifth.  1-for-4 at the plate.

Hanshin beat Hiroshima 6-0

Lance Lynn Takes Mound Looking To Lead Cardinals To Sweep

While the Cardinals seek to end a six-game road trip with their second sweep of the season, the Brewers will take the field on Sunday looking to find some traction as they prepare to hit the road. Milwaukee will enter Sunday's 1:10 p.m. CT game at Miller Park having lost 10 of its last 11 games. The Cardinals, in contrast, have won nine of their last 10.

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