Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Cardinals Starting Lineup 5-24-17

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Memphis Beat Sacramento 9-5: Carson Kelly Walks & Hits A Two-Run Homer; Harrison Bader & Chad Huffman Each Hit Two-Run Homers; Todd Cunningham Collects Two Singles, Two Doubles, & One RBI

Individual Highlights:
Nick Martini started in left field and batted leadoff.  0-for-3 with two walks.
Luke Voit started at first base and batted third.  2-for-5 with one double, one run, and assisted in one double play.
Carson Kelly started at catcher and batted fifth.  1-for-3 with one home run, two two-out RBIs, two runs, one walk, and allowed one stolen base.
Harrison Bader started in centerfield and batted sixth.  1-for-4 with one home run, two RBIs, one run, and one strikeout.
Todd Cunningham started in right field and batted eighth.  4-for-4 with two doubles, one RBI, one run, and one stolen base.
Wilfredo Tovar entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted ninth.  1-for-1 with one RBI and one caught stealing.
Chad Huffman entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted ninth.  1-for-1 with one home run, two RBIs, and one run.
Luke Weaver started and pitched five innings.  He allowed six hits, two earned runs, three walks, and struck four out for the winning decision (4-1).  0-for-2 at the plate.  (p-s:95-58)(g/f:3-4)
Mark Montgomery entered in the sixth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out for the hold (4).  (p-s:7-7)(g/f:1-1)

Rough Outing:
Paul DeJong started at shortstop and batted fourth.  0-for-4 at the plate.
Josh Lucas entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed four hits, two earned runs, and struck three out for the hold (2).  (p-s:28-21)(g/f:2-1)
Sam Tuivailala entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed two hits, one earned run, one walk, and struck one out.  (p-s:23-13)(g/f:1-0)

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Peoria Starting Lineup 5-24-17

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Robert Stock Promoted From A-Advanced Daytona To Double-A Pensacola

Doug Gray Twitter

Memphis Starting Lineup 5-24-17

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Game Preview 5-24-17: Memphis @ Sacramento, Ryan Sherriff Interview

Blogging In Memphis

Cardinals & Fabick Cat Announce $5 Ticket Offer

To celebrate the company's 100-year anniversary, Fabick Cat is partnering with the St. Louis Cardinals to present fans with a special discount ticket offer for the upcoming division matchup with the Milwaukee Brewers. On sale now, fans can purchase specially priced tickets for just $5 each to watch the Redbirds take on the Brew Crew on June 13-15.

St. Louis Official Site

Lara Traded Richard Castillo To Zulia

Lara Cardinals received via change from the Eagles of Zulia to prospect Anthony Jimenez (OF), utility Eric Salcedo (Inf) and pitcher Marcos Tábata. In turn the raptors take Jairo Pérez , Richard Castillo (PD), Pablo López (PD), Luis Álvarez (C) and Wilyer Abreu (OF). The transaction was informed by Carlos Miguel Oropeza, general manager of the team.  (Translated)

Meridiano

Vicente Padilla Unanimously Elected To Nicaraguan Sports Hall Of Fame

On June 11, like every year, the Nicaraguan Sports Hall of Fame will open wide its doors to welcome ten new members, eight of whom are athletes and two personalities.  (Translated)

La Prensa

Former Cardinals Playing In KBO 5-24-17: Xavier Scruggs Collects Three Singles, One RBI, & Scores Two Runs

Xavier Scruggs (former St. Louis-NC) started at first base and batted fourth.  3-for-5 with one RBI and two runs.

NC beat Nexen 5-4

Jamie Romak (former Memphis-SK) started at first base and batted fifth.  0-for-4 with two strikeouts.

Lotte beat SK 7-5

Lance Lynn The Latest Starter To Have Gem Wasted

Three days after squandering nine shutout innings from Carlos Martinez, the Cardinals wasted yet another spectacular starting performance on Tuesday, this one by Lance Lynn, who rose to the challenge presented by Clayton Kershaw.

St. Louis Official Site

Mike Leake On Hot Streak For Tilt With Rich Hill, Dodgers

Mike Leake had a front-row seat to watch Clayton Kershaw supplant him as the National League's ERA leader on Tuesday. Now, Leake gets his chance to counter.

St. Louis Official Site

Video: Brad Thompson On Lance Lynn's Outing

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Video: Lance Lynn After Cardinals Lose To Dodgers

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

Video: Mike Matheny Postgame Press Conference 5-23-17

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Former Cardinals Draft Selections Playing In College 5-23-17: Jackson Lamb Named To All-Big Ten First Team; Cade Cabbiness Named To Big 12 All-Freshman Team; Cadyn Grenier Invited To Team USA Training Camp



Cade Cabbiness (former 2016 draft selection-Oklahoma St) was named to Big 12 All-Freshman  Team: Oklahoma St Official Site

Cadyn Grenier (former 2015 draft selection-Oregon St) was invited to Team USA training camp: Oregon St Official Site

Jackson Lamb (former 2016 draft selection-Michigan) was named to All-Big Ten First Team: Michigan Official Site

Jeremy Ydens (former 2016 selection-UCLA) started as designated hitter and batted sixth.  1-for-3 with one strikeout.

UC Irvine beat UCLA 12-4

Dodgers Beat Cardinals 2-1 In 13 Innings: Lance Lynn Strikes Out Ten & Allows One Run Over Eight Innings; Seung-Hwan Oh Strikes Out Four Of Five Batters Faced; Matthew Bowman Strikes Out Three Over One & Two-Thirds Scoreless Innings

Individual Highlights:
Stephen Piscotty started in right field and batted second.  1-for-5 with one strikeout.
Aledmys Diaz started at shortstop and batted seventh.  1-for-4 with one double and one strikeout.
Randal Grichuk started in left field and batted eighth.  1-for-5 with one run and one strikeout.
Lance Lynn started and pitched eight innings.  He allowed two hits, one earned run, one home run, two walks, and struck ten out.  0-for-2 with one strikeout.  (p-s:123-76)(g/f:7-4)
Trevor Rosenthal entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out.  (p-s:14-8)(g/f:1-0)
Matthew Bowman entered in the tenth and pitched 1.2 innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, one walk, and struck three out.  (p-s:27-15)(g/f:1-0)
Seung-Hwan Oh entered in the tenth and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, one walk, and struck four out.  (p-s:35-25)

Rough Outing:
Rest Of The Team

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Former Cardinals Playing In MLB 5-23-17: Matt Adams Singles, Doubles, Homers, & Drives In Two Runs; Jason Heyward Hits A Solo Home Run; Fernando Salas Strikes Out Two & Holds On Inherited Runner On Base Over One & A Third Scoreless Innings



Ty Kelly (former Memphis-Philadelphia) started in left field and batted seventh.  0-for-4 with one strikeout.

Colorado beat Philadelphia 8-2

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

Kansas City beat New York-A 6-2

Jason Heyward (former St. Louis-Chicago-N) started in right field and batted sixth.  1-for-3 with one home run, one RBI, one run, and one strikeout.

Chicago-N beat San Francisco 4-1

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

Colby Rasmus (former St. Louis-Tampa Bay) started in left field and batted sixth.  1-for-3 with two strikeouts, one outfield assist, and assisted in one double play.

Anaheim beat Tampa Bay 4-0

Allen Cordoba (former Johnson City-San Diego) entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted ninth.  0-for-1 at the plate.

Fernando Salas (former St. Louis-New York-N) entered in the eighth and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck two out.  (p-s:18-12)(g/f:0-1)(ir-s:1-0)

New York-N beat San Diego 9-3

David Freese (former St. Louis-Pittsburgh) entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted seventh.  One walk at the plate.

Matt Adams (former St. Louis-Atlanta) started at first base and batted fifth.  3-for-5 with one double, one home run, two RBIs (one w/two-outs), two runs, and assisted in two double plays.
Sam Freeman (former St. Louis-Atlanta) entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit and no runs.  (p-s:10-7)(g/f:2-1)

Atlanta beat Pittsburgh 6-5

Carlos Beltran (former St. Louis-Houston) started as designated hitter and batted fourth.  0-for-4 with one strikeout.
Luke Gregerson (former Springfield-Houston) entered in the seventh and pitched to two batters.  He allowed one hit and no runs for the hold (8).  (p-s:7-6)(g/f:1-0)

Houston beat Detroit 6-2

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

Arizona beat Chicago-A 5-4

Kyle Barraclough (former Springfield-Miami) entered in the seventh and pitched two innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, three walks, and struck one out.  (p-s:34-17)(g/f:1-0)

John Axford (former St. Louis-Oakland) entered in the fifth and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed four hits, one earned rum, and struck one out.  (p-s:37-27)(g/f:2-0)

Miami beat Oakland 11-9

Tyler Lyons Is Back, Could Get Bigger Role; Matt Carpenter On Baserunning; C.J. Cherre's Anniversary; Kolten Wong's Right; Extra Bases

Back from the disabled list Tuesday and ready to join a bullpen in flux, Cardinals lefty Tyler Lyons could find himself in a more prominent role than ever before, if he’s given the opportunity described by the manager.

Post-Dispatch

Matt Carpenter Sends Wrong Message After Mistake

If you’re looking for reasons to be optimistic about the Cardinals, the average play that defined their first quarter of the season has to give you hope because Mike Matheny’s club has much more to give.

Post-Dispatch

Dennis Martinez Motivates Students From Granada

Denis Martinez returned to the city where he was born, where he grew up and lived his childhood. Granada received the most important player in national baseball history yesterday, the man who forged a perfect game and is the top Latino winner in Major League history with 245 successes. "El Chirizo" gave two motivational talks in the Diocesan College "Immaculate Conception" and the San Antonio School.  (Translated)

El Nuevo Dia

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Sacramento Beat Memphis 6-2: Luke Voit Doubles & Drives In One Run; Nick Martini Singles & Knocks In One Run; Trey Nielsen Strikes Out One Over One Scoreless Inning

Individual Highlights:
Nick Martini started in left field and batted leadoff.  1-for-4 with one two-out RBI and one strikeout.
Breyvic Valera started in right field and batted second.  1-for-3 with one run and one walk.
Luke Voit started at first base and batted third.  1-for-4 with one double and one two-out RBI.
Patrick Wisdom started at third base and batted seventh.  2-for-4 with one double and one strikeout.
Wilfredo Tovar started at second base and batted eighth.  1-for-3 with one run, one walk, and one strikeout.
Trey Nielsen entered in the sixth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, two walks, and struck one out.  (p-s:25-12)(g/f:1-0)

Rough Outing:
Paul DeJong started at shortstop and batted fourth.  0-for-3 with one walk.
Carson Kelly started at catcher and batted fifth.  0-for-4 with one ground into double play and allowed one stolen base.
Mike Mayers started and pitched five innings.  He allowed nine hit, five earned runs, one home run, three walks, and struck three out for the losing decision (3-5).  0-for-1 with one sacrifice.  (p-s:86-59)(g/f:5-3)
Zach Phillips entered in the seventh and pitched two innings.  He allowed two hits, one earned run, and struck six out.  (p-s:34-23)

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Memphis Commercial Appeal Post Game

Former Cardinals Playing In The Mexican League 5-23-17: Rainel Rosario Singles Twice & Hits A Solo Home Run; Maikel Cleto Strikes Out One Over One Hitless/Scoreless Inning; Niko Vasquez Singles & Doubles



Dan Johnson (former St. Louis-Puebla) started as designated hitter and batted fifth.  0-for-2 with two walks and one strikeout.

Monterrey beat Puebla 9-6

Niko Vasquez (former Springfield-Leon) started at shortstop and batted sixth.  2-for-4 with one double, one run, two strikeouts, and assisted in one double play.

Monclova beat Leon 3-2

Richy Pedroza (former Peoria-Aguascalientes) started at shortstop and batted ninth.  1-for-3 with one walk.

Oaxaca beat Aguascalientes 6-1

Rainel Rosario (former Springfield-Saltillo) started in right field and batted third.  3-for-4 with one home run, one RBI, and one run.

Veracruz beat Saltillo 11-4

Ivan Bellazetin (former MiLB tryout-Tabasco) started at second base and batted ninth.  0-for-3 with one sacrifice, two strikeouts, and one fielding error.

Maikel Cleto (former St. Louis-Laguna) entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out.  (p-s:9-5)(g/f:1-0)

Tabasco beat Laguna 7-4

Quad Cities Beat Peoria 11-1: Andy Young Doubles & Drives In One Run; Stefan Trosclair Doubles & Walks; Dylan Carlson Singles & Walks

Individual Highlights:
Stefan Trosclair started at first base and batted second.  1-for-3 with one double, one run, one walk, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.
Andy Young started at second base and batted third.  1-for-4 with one double, one RBI, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.
Brian O'Keefe started at catcher and batted fifth.  0-for-3 with one walk, one strikeout, and allowed one stolen base.
Juan Yepez started at third base and batted sixth.  1-for-4, one throwing error, and one fielding error.
Dylan Carlson started in right field and batted seventh.  1-for-3 with one walk, two strikeouts, and one outfield assist.
Nick Plummer started in left field and batted eighth.  0-for-2 with one hit by pitch and one strikeout.

Rough Outing:
Rest Of The Game

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Peoria Official Site Post Game
Peoria Journal Star Post Game

Springfield @ Corpus Christi Postponed For Tuesday, Doubleheader Set For 5-24-17

Springfield Official Twitter

With the Springfield Cardinals leading, 4-0, in the bottom of the fourth in Corpus Christi, Tuesday night's game was forced into a rain delay and ultimately called due to thunderstorms and wet grounds at Whataburger Field.
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Video: Scott Boras Takes In Cardinals-Dodgers Game On Tuesday

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

Video: Tyler Lyons Returns From DL

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Video: Kolten Wong On His Injury Scare

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

Video: Randal Grichuk On Facing Clayton Kershaw

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

Clint Hurdle Ejected For Second Straight Game

For the second time in as many games, Pirates manager Clint Hurdle was ejected Tuesday night at SunTrust Park.

Pittsburgh Official Site

Shohei Otani May Start Playing In Farm Team Games This Week

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Memphis Starting Lineup 5-23-17

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Palm Beach Beat Lakeland 9-5: Darren Seferina Singles & Hits A Three-Run Homer; Dailyn Martinez Strikes Out One Over Three Scoreless Innings For The Win; Randy Arozarena Singles Twice, Doubles Twice, & Drives In Two Runs

Individual Highlights:
Darren Seferina started as designated hitter and batted leadoff.  2-for-5 with one home run, three RBIs, two runs, and one strikeout.
Randy Arozarena started in left field and moved to center, batting second.  4-for-5 with two doubles, two two-out RBIs, and one run.
Casey Turgeon started at third base and moved to left field, batting third.  2-for-4 with one home run, two RBIs, one run, one walk, one stolen base, one strikeout, and two throwing errors.
Chris Chinea started at catcher and moved to first base, batting fourth.  1-for-5 with one RBI, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.
Leobaldo Pina started at first base and moved to third, batting sixth.  1-for-4 with one home run, one RBI, one run, one walk, one strikeout, one fielding error, one throwing error, and assisted in two double plays.
Luke Dykstra started at second base and batted seventh.  1-for-4 with one walk, two strikeouts, and assisted in three double plays.
Austin Wilson started in right field and batted eighth.  2-for-3 with two runs and grounded into one double play.
Juan Herrera started at shortstop and batted ninth.  1-for-3 with two runs, one walk, one throwing error, and assisted in three double plays.
Dailyn Martinez entered in the sixth and pitched three innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck one out for the winning decision (1-0).  (p-s:16-15)(g/f:6-2)
Ramon Santos entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs,  (p-s:13-9)(g/f:2-1)

Rough Outing:
Thomas Spitz started in centerfield and moved to right, batting fifth.  0-for-5 with four strikeouts.
Zac Gallen started and pitched four innings.  He allowed eight hits, four runs (two earned), two walks, and struck two out.  (p-s:86-59)(g/f:4-5)
Estarlin Arias entered in the fifth and pitched one inning.  He allowed two hits, one earned run, and struck one out.  (p-s:26-21)(g/f:2-1)

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Shelby Miller 'Feels Good' After Tommy John Surgery

D-backs right-hander Shelby Miller spoke with the media on Tuesday, the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery May 11, and he said he feels better than expected.

Arizona Official Site

Springfield Leads Corpus Christi 4-0, Delayed In Bottom Of Fourth Inning

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Randal Grichuk Seeing Results

The sample size of the last few days may be small, but for Randal Grichuk there are some tangible results his work is paying off at the plate.

STL Baseball Weekly

Michael Ohlman Cleared Waivers & Was Outrighted To Triple-A Buffalo

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Ian Kennedy Likely To Start Friday Against Indians

Royals manager Ned Yost said he now is leaning toward keeping right-hander Ian Kennedy on his regular schedule, meaning Kennedy would start on Friday in the opener of a three-game set in Cleveland.

Kansas City Official Site

Jason Heyward Takes Charge With Rookie In Center

Usually, the center fielder is the field general during a game, but right fielder Jason Heyward is the boss in the Cubs outfield.

Chicago-N Official Site

Mexican Pacific League Approves Schedule For Playoffs

The monthly assembly of the Mexican League of the Pacific was held in Culiacan, Sinaloa. One of the central points, speaking of the sport was the approval of the calendar of play offs for next January, in addition made adjustments in the celebration of the Dinner of Champions and the award to the best of the previous season.  (Translated)

Mexican Pacific League Official Site

Adrian Beltre Could Rejoin Rangers By Early June

Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre, who has been on the disabled list since the beginning of the season with a strained right calf muscle, could be sent to extended spring training as early as Friday to start getting at-bats in games.

Texas Official Site

External Bullpen Trade Options

St. Louis Cardinals fans have had to hold their breath when Matheny goes to the bullpen quite a bit this season. A few moves could go a long way to easing their worry and winning more games.

Redbird Rants

Cardinals Starting Lineup 5-23-17

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Cardinal Beat

Peoria starting Lineup 5-23-17

Peoria Official Twitter

Series Preview May 23-26, 2017: Memphis @ Sacramento

Blogging In Memphis

Mark Saxon & Joe Sheehan On The Bernie Miklasz Show 5-23-17

The 2017 Cardinals had more questions than usual entering the season, namely how their top acquisition, Dexter Fowler would perform without a championship lineup behind him.

101 ESPN

Orioles Recalled Jayson Aquino From Triple-A Norfolk

Baltimore Official Twitter

David Pratt Lists Clayton Condo For $7.25M

David Pratt, former chairman and CEO of St. Paul, Minnesota-based Gander Mountain Co., has put his condo in Clayton up for sale with an asking price of $7.25 million.

Biz Journal

2017 MLB Draft Profile: Hans Crouse, RHP, Dana Point, California

One of the best arms in the 2017 MLB draft class belongs to California prep Hans Crouse

Minor League Ball

Bob Nightengale On The Midday Grind 5-23-17

Inside STL

Proof Of The Cardinals Owning Clayton Kershaw

The St. Louis Cardinals must know something about Clayton Kershaw that the rest of Major League Baseball can’t figure out.

KMOX

Video: Scott Warmann & Brad Thompson Preview Tuesday's Cardinals-Dodgers Games 5-23-17

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Kolten Wong Is Making Big Strides (& Pitchers Are Noticing)

KOLTEN WONG MADE MAJOR IMPROVEMENTS. THE RESULTS SHOW BOTH IN HIS NUMBERS FOR THE CARDINALS, AND IN HOW OPPOSING PITCHERS ATTACK HIM.

Cardsblog

Matthew Leach On The Press Box 5-23-17

Inside STL

Future Is Looking Bright For Dylan Carlson

Dylan Carlson does not need to look at a calendar to realize how much his life has changed in the last year.

STL Sports Page

As Thew Schedule Turns: An Intense Grind Begins For The Cardinals, & Their Starters Can't Weaken

I was planning to say that the Cardinals’ schedule is daunting, but really it’s just baseball. All 30 teams go through long stretches when they’re beaten down by a merciless daily grind of games. Days off are rare. Sleep is heaven. Frequent flier miles are for tourists. For MLB players, it’s always on to the next series, the next town, the next test of endurance.

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Cardinals Activated Tyler Lyons From The Disabled List

The St. Louis Cardinals announced prior to tonight's game in Los Angeles that they have activated left-handed pitcher Tyler Lyons (right intercostal strain) from the 10-day disabled list. The team optioned right-handed pitcher Sam Tuivailala to Memphis (AAA) following Sunday's win.
St. Louis Official Site

The St. Louis Cardinals will have pitcher Tyler Lyons at their disposal when they open a three-game series in Los Angeles on Tuesday night.
Fox Sports Midwest

The St. Louis Cardinals have announced the activation of pitcher Tyler Lyons from the 10-day disabled list. In the corresponding roster move, pitcher Sam Tuivailala has been optioned to Memphis (AAA).
STL Baseball Weekly

Derrick Goold On The Morning After 5-23-17

Inside STL

Lance Lynn Vs. Clayton Kershaw: A Strong Matchup To Kick Off Cardinals' Series In LA

Familiarity will become a trend when the St. Louis Cardinals and the Los Angeles Dodgers begin a three-game series Tuesday at Dodger Stadium.

Fox Sports Midwest

Former Cardinals Playing In KBO 5-23-17: Xavier Scruggs Doubles, Homers, & Drives In Five Runs; Jamie Romak Doubles



Zach Petrick (former Memphis-Samsung) started and pitched 3.2 innings.  He allowed seven hits, six earned runs, four walks, hit one batter, and struck four out for the losing decision.

KT beat Samsung 12-3

Xavier Scruggs (former St. Louis-NC) started at first base and batted fourth.  2-for-5 with one double, one home run, five RBIs, two runs, and two strikeouts.

NC beat Nexen 15-4

Jamie Romak (former Memphis-SK) started in right field and moved to first base, batting fifth.  1-for-5 with one double and two strikeouts.

Lotte beat SK 7-6 in 10 innings

Tomoyuki Sugano Avenges Lone Loss Of Season Against Hanshin

Tomoyuki Sugano paid Hanshin back for his only loss of the season with seven scoreless innings as the Yomiuri Giants held off the Tigers 1-0 in the Central League on Tuesday.

Japan Times

Former Cardinals Playing In NPB 5-23-17: Carlos Peguero Hits A Three-Run Homer



Raul Valdes (former St. Louis-Chunichi) started and pitched 5.2 innings.  He allowed eight hits, five earned runs, one home run, one walk, and struck one out for the losing decision (1-3).  0-for-3 with one strikeout. (p-s:101-69)

Yokohama beat Chunichi 9-4

Carlos Peguero (former Memphis-Rakuten) started in right field and batted second.  1-for-4 with one home run, three RBIs, one run, and two strikeouts.

Rakuten beat Orix 10-6

Zack Greinke Dazzles Again, Delivers Fourth Straight Win

As soon as he popped out of the dugout and started toward the pitcher's mound, the boos began to rain down on D-backs manager Torey Lovullo.

Arizona Official Site

Matt Adams Already Fitting In With New Club

Given a chance to digest the significant change he experienced this past weekend and unwind after having Stephen Strasburg serve as his first challenge in Atlanta, a refreshed Matt Adams returned to SunTrust Park on Monday and gave the Braves further reason to believe they were quite fortunate to find him as a temporary replacement for Freddie Freeman.

Atlanta Official Site

Cardinals First-Quarter 2017 Report Card

Columnist hands out grades for what's been an up-and-down Cardinals season.

Post-Dispatch

Monday, May 22, 2017

Three Iconic Cardinals To Headline Springfield News-Leader Sports Awards

Three legendary St. Louis Cardinals headline the 2017 News-Leader Sports Awards, a celebration of achievement on and off the playing field.

Springfield News-Leader

Carlos Villanueva Injures Hand & Is Suspended Six Games, Zach Petrick Fined After KBO Brawl

Four players and two coaches from two clubs in the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) were disciplined Tuesday for their roles in a bench-clearing brawl this past weekend.

Yonhap News Agency

Series Preview: Cardinals @ Dodgers May 23-25, 2017

The Cardinals begin a road trip out West starting with a series at the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday. Having dropped two out of three to the visiting San Francisco Giants over this past weekend, the Cardinals still sit in second place, 1½ games behind the Milwaukee Brewers. The Cardinals are even in the loss column.

Post-Dispatch

Former Cardinals Playing In MLB 5-22-17: Daniel Descalso Walks & Hits A Three-Run Homer; Matt Adams Singles & Hits A Two-Run Homer; Jason Motte Strikes Out Two Of Three Batters Faced For The Hold



Mark Reynolds (former St. Louis-Colorado) started at first base and batted fifth.  1-for-5 with two strikeouts.

Pat Neshek (former St. Louis-Philadelphia) entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck two out.  (p-s:22-15)(g/f:0-1)

Colorado beat Philadelphia 8-1

Brandon Moss (former St. Louis-Kansas City) started as designated hitter and batted sixth.  0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
Seth Maness (former St. Louis-Kansas City) entered in the seventh and pitched two innings.  He allowed two hits, one earned run, one home run, and struck two out.  (p-s:21-14)(g/f:2-0)

Matt Holliday (former St. Louis-New York-A) started as designated hitter and batted third.  2-for-3 with one double, one walk, and one strikeout.

New York-A beat Kansas City 4-2

Albert Pujols (former St. Louis-Anaheim) started as designated hitter and batted third.  0-for-3 with one intentional walk, one strikeout, and grounded into one double play.

Colby Rasmus (former St. Louis-Tampa Bay) started in right field and batted sixth.  0-for-4 with two strikeouts and grounded into one double play.

Anaheim beat Tampa Bay 3-2

David Freese (former St. Louis-Pittsburgh) started at third base and batted fifth.  0-for-2 with two strikeouts and was ejected in the fourth inning.
Clint Hurdle (former St. Louis-Pittsburgh MGR) was ejected in the fourth inning.

Matt Adams (former St. Louis-Atlanta) started at first base and batted fifth.  2-for-4 with one home run, two two-out RBIs, one run, and assisted in one double play.
Jason Motte (former St. Louis-Atlanta) entered in the sixth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck two out for the hold (2).  (p-s:19-11)(g/f:1-0)

Atlanta beat Pittsburgh 5-2

Jon Jay (former St. Louis-Chicago-N) entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted second.  1-for-1 at the plate.
Jason Heyward (former St. Louis-Chicago-N) started in right field and batted seventh.  1-for-4 with one run.
John Lackey (former St. Louis-Chicago-N) started and pitched five innings.  He allowed seven hits, five earned runs, two home runs, two walks, hit two batters, and struck six out for the losing decision (4-4).  0-for-1 at the plate.  (p-s:99-66)(g/f:6-2)

San Francisco beat Chicago-N 6-4

Carlos Beltran (former St. Louis-Houston) started as designated hitter and batted fifth.  1-for-4 with one double and one strikeout.

Houston beat Detroit 1-0

David Peralta (former Johnson City-Arizona) started in right field and batted second.  0-for-4 with one grounded into double play.
Daniel Descalso (former St. Louis-Arizona) started at second base and batted sixth.  1-for-3 with one home run, three two-out RBIs, one run, one walk, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.

Arizona beat Chicago-A 5-1

Jedd Gyorko Is Doing More Of Everything

Through the first seven weeks of the season, there is little question that Jedd Gyorko, the Cardinals’ leader last season with 30 homers, 23 after the All-Star break, has been their best player. With one-fourth of the season gone, the utility infielder who has turned into a regular third baseman is on pace for that same home run total with eight so far this year.

Post-Dispatch

Cardinals Entering A Tough Stretch Of Games; Lefthanders On The Move; First Basemen Of The Future?

The Cardinals, after four off days in the last 13 days, embark on a grinding, pre-All Star break schedule of 47 games in 48 days beginning Tuesday night in Los Angeles. The next 13 games, nine on the road, will be against potential playoff contenders Los Angeles, Colorado and Chicago, and standing at the front of the line Tuesday is premier Dodgers lefthander Clayton Kershaw.

Post-Dispatch

Quad Cities Beat Peoria 5-1: Ian Oxnevad Strikes Out Six & Allows Three Runs Over Seven & Two-Thirds Innings; Andy Young Singles & Drives In One Run; Stefan Trosclair Singles

Individual Highlights:
Shane Billings started in left field and batted second.  0-for-3 with one run and one walk.
Andy Young started at second base and batted third.  1-for-4 with one two-out RBI, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.
Stefan Trosclair started at first base and batted fifth.  1-for-3 and assisted in one double play.
Jose Martinez started started at shortstop and batted ninth.  0-for-2 with one walk, two strikeouts, and assisted in one double play.
Ian Oxnevad started and pitched 7.2 innings.  He allowed six hits, three runs (two earned), one home run, two walks, struck six out, and picked two runners off for the losing decision (0-4).  (p-s:104-67)(g/f:10-3)

Rough Outing:
Rest Of The Team

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Peoria Official Site Post Game
Peoria Journal Star Post Game

Palm Beach Beat Lakeland 6-1: Junior Fernandez Strikes Out One & Allows One Run Over Seven & A Third Innings For The Win; Randy Arozarena Singles Twice, Doubles, Homers, & Drives In Two Runs; Jose Godoy Walks & Knocks In One Run

Individual Highlights:
Randy Arozarena started in left field and batted second.  4-for-5 with one double, one home run, two RBIs, and one run.
Edmundo Sosa started at shortstop and batted third.  1-for-3 with one double, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.
Casey Turgeon started at third base and batted fifth.  1-for-4 with one double, two runs, one strikeout, and assisted in two double plays.
Thomas Spitz started in centerfield and batted sixth.  1-for-3 with one walk, one strikeout, and one outfield assist.
Jose Godoy started at catcher and batted seventh.  0-for-2 with one RBI, one walk, and one sac fly.
Junior Fernandez started and pitched 7.1 innings.  He allowed nine hits, one earned run, one home run, two walks, hit one batter, and struck one out for the winning decision (3-1).  (g/f:6-7)
Sam Tewes entered in the eighth and pitched 1.2 innings.  He allowed two hits, no runs, and struck four out for the save (1).  (g/f:1-0)(ir-s:2-0)

Rough Outing:
Austin Wilson started in right field and batted eighth.  0-for-4 with three strikeouts.

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Carlos Zambrano Plans To Pitch In Venezuelan League For 2017-18 Season

Bruce Levine Twitter

David Freese & Clint Hurdle Are Both Tossed From Monday's Pirates Game

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Stephen Nesbitt Twitter

Third baseman David Freese and manager Clint Hurdle were ejected during the fourth inning of the Pirates' game against the Braves on Monday night at SunTrust Park.
Pittsburgh Official Site

Peoria Starting Lineup 5-22-17

Peoria Official Twitter

Cardinals Can't Count On Pitching To Continue To Carry Them

The St. Louis Cardinals have gotten a lot of production out of their pitching lately, with eight consecutive quality starts coming from their staff. Lance Lynn, Michael Wacha and Mike Leake, the three biggest question marks in the Cardinals’ rotation coming into the season, are all off to impressive starts and are leading the way for St. Louis – currently just 1.5 games behind the Milwaukee Brewers in the NL Central.

FanRags

Austin Wilson Was Promoted From Short-Season Single-A State College To A-Advanced Palm Beach As Ricardo Bautista Heads In Opposite Direction

MiLB Official Site

Cardinals Optioned Sam Tuivailala To Triple-A Memphis; Memphis Placed Arturo Reyes On The Seven-Day Disabled LIst

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MiLB Official Site

Memphis Beat Fresno 9-0: Paul DeJong Singles Twice, Homers, & Drives In Two Runs; John Gant Strikes Out Two Over Four Scoreless Innings; Patrick Wisdom Hits A Two-Run Homer

Individual Highlights:
Nick Martini started in right field and batted leadoff.  2-for-4 with one RBI, one run, and one walk.
Todd Cunningham started in left field and batted second.  0-for-3 with two hit by pitches and grounded into one double play.
Luke Voit started at first base and batted third.  1-for-4 with one RBI, one run, one walk, two strikeouts, and assisted in one double play.
Rangel Ravelo started as designated hitter and batted fourth.  1-for-4 with one double, two two-out RBIs, one run, one hit by pitch, and grounded into one double play.
Paul DeJong started at second base and batted fifth.  3-for-5 with one home run, two two-out RBIs, two runs, one fielding error, and assisted in one double play.
Patrick Wisdom started at third base and batted sixth.  1-for-5 with one home run, two two-out RBIs, one run, and two strikeouts.
Harrison Bader started in centerfield and batted seventh.  4-for-5 with one double and two runs.
Alberto Rosario started at catcher and batted ninth.  1-for-4 with one RBI, one strikeout, picked one base runner off, and allowed one stolen base.
John Gant started and pitched four innings.  He allowed three hits, no runs, two walks, hit one batter, and struck two out.  (p-s:71-43)(g/f:3-2)
Josh Zeid entered in the fifth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out for the winning decision (2-1).  (p-s:6-5)(g/f:0-2)
Mark Montgomery entered in the sixth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out for the hold (3).  (p-s:15-11)(g/f:0-2)
John Brebbia entered in the seventh and pitched two innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, one walk, and struck two out for the hold (2).  (p-s:31-22)(g/f:0-1)
Ryan Sherriff entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck two out.  (p-s:11-9)(g/f:0-1)

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Memphis Official Site Post Game
Memphis Commercial Appeal Post Game

Chris Archer's 12-K Start Not Enough Vs. Yankees

Brett Gardner hit a two-run homer and Aaron Judge preserved the lead with a sensational diving catch as the Yankees withstood Chris Archer's season-high 12 strikeouts, snapping their three-game losing streak with a 3-2 victory over the Rays on Sunday at Tropicana Field.

Tampa Bay Official Site

2017 MLB Draft Profile: Corbin Martin, RHP, Texas A&M

Powerful Texas A&M right-hander Corbin Martin should interest many clubs in the 2017 MLB draft

Minor League Ball

Matt Adams Helps Braves Stick To Their Plan

Freddie Freeman’s broken wrist gave the Atlanta Braves an excuse if they wanted it.

FanRags

Sugar Land Placed Lance Zawadzki On The Seven-Day Disabled List

Atlantic League Official Site

2017 MLB Draft Profile: Blayne Enlow, RHP, St. Amant, Louisiana

Super-projectable high school right-hander Blayne Enlow from Louisiana looks for a spot at the top of the 2017 draft.

Minor League Ball

Springfield Beat NW Arkansas 4-0: Jack Flaherty Strikes Out Three & Induces Ten Ground Outs Over Seven & Two-Thirds Scoreless Innings For The Win; Jose Adolis Garcia Singles Twice & Hits A Solo Home Run; Jacob Wilson Walks & Hits A Solo Home Run

Individual Highlights:
Oscar Mercado started in left field and batted leadoff.  1-for-4 with one two-out RBI.
Jose Adolis Garcia started in right field and batted third.  3-for-3 with one home run, one RBI, one run, one walk, and one caught stealing/pickoff.
Jacob Wilson started at third base and batted seventh.  1-for-3 with one home run, one RBI, one run, one walk, and one strikeout.
Danny Diekroeger started at first base and batted eighth.  1-for-3 with one run, one walk, one strikeout, and assisted in two double plays.
Gabriel Lino started 1-for-3 with one two-out RBI, grounded into one double play, and allowed one stolen base.
Jack Flaherty started and pitched 7.2 innings.  He allowed three hits, no runs, four walks, threw one wild pitch, and struck three out for the winning decision (7-1).  (p-s:106-68)(g/f:10-4)
Kevin Herget entered in the eighth and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and threw one wild pitch.  (p-s:22-10)(g/f:0-2)

Rough Outing:
Magneuris Sierra started in centerfield and batted second.  0-for-4 with two strikeouts.

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Springfield Official Site Post Game

Zach Duke Rehabs With Goal Of Returning This Season

A look at the past and present would suggest that by late July, the Cardinals will be in the market for pitching help. It's what they've acquired in six of the seven moves made within 10 days of the non-waiver Trade Deadline since Mike Matheny became manager, and concerns about the durability of some of their current relievers hint that holes may arise.

St. Louis Official Site

Matt Pearce Named Texas League Pitcher Of The Week For Period May 15-21, 2017

Wilmer Font was in "attack mode" last week, and it almost brought his pitching coach to tears.

MiLB Official Site

Anthony Garcia Named Texas League Player Of The Week For Period May 15-21, 2017

Many Minor Leaguers make a habit of checking in with their parents, especially during their first full season, when the daily grind can be most daunting. For Fernando Tatis Jr., he has an 11-year Major League veteran on the other side of the line.

MiLB Official Site

Dylan Tice's Big Start Leads To Can-Am League Player Of The Week Award

The official statistician of the Can-Am League, Pointstreak, has announced that Rockland Boulders INF Dylan Tice (pictured) has been named this week’s Pointstreak Player of the Week for the week ending May 21. Tice has started his 2017 campaign hitting a blistering .524 (11-for-21) over the course of a five-game series sweep against the Sussex County Miners. He notched three doubles, a home run, and six RBI in the set.

Can-Am League Official Site

Blue Jays Assigned Josh Donaldson To A-Advanced Dunedin To Begin Rehab Assignment

Toronto Official Twitter

Former Cardinals Draft Selections Playing In College 5-22-17: Pat Krall Named To All-ACC Second Team & Matt Vierling Named To All-ACC Third Team



Six Tigers earned First, Second or Third-Team All-ACC honors, announced Monday by the ACC. Junior outfielder Reed Rohlman was a First-Team All-ACC selection, while sophomore outfielder Seth Beer and junior lefthander Pat Krall received Second-Team All-ACC honors.
Clemson Official Site

After starting all 56 games and leading the Irish in batting average, home runs and RBI, centerfielder Matt Vierling has been named third team All-ACC.
Notre Dame Official Site

Rick Hummel & Mike Claiborne On The Press Box 5-22-17

Inside STL

Inside STL

Memphis Starting Lineup 5-22-16

Memphis Official Twitter

Cardinals Fail To Win Bidding For Luis Robert. In Other Stunning News: Water Is Wet

I’ve been saying this for weeks: I didn’t expect the Cardinals to prevail in the bidding for Luis Robert, the exciting 19-year-old outfield prospect described by one MLB team scouting director as “the best player on the planet” in a story by Jesse Sanchez at MLB.com

101 ESPN

Good, Not Great: Matt Adams Was Never What Cardinals Fans Wanted Him To Be

On May 20, 2012, Matt Adams made his Major League debut with the St. Louis Cardinals against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Chavez Ravine, collecting two hits in four at bats. Five years later to the day, Adams was traded to the Atlanta Braves along with cash for 19-year-old Juan Yepez.

KSDK

Game Preview 5-22-17: Memphis @ Fresno

Blogging In Memphis

John Mozeliak On The Morning After 5-22-17

Inside STL

Holding Matt Carpenter Accountable

And it goes beyond just his blunders on the base paths...

Viva El Birdos

Springfield Starting Lineup 5-22-17

Derek Shore Twitter

John Mozeliak Bolsters Braves, But Cardinals Needs Remain

Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak is doing his best help the once-proud Atlanta Braves franchise regain its luster.

Gordo

Venezuelan League Addresses Violence At The Stadiums

Juan Jose Avila said that they will be more severe in the violence and will put the eye to the clubhouses  (Translated)

Lider

Cardinals Trade Matt Adams To The Braves

The Braves get a cheap fill-in until Freddie Freeman comes back.

Beyond The Boxscore

The Cardinals' Decision To Trade Matt Adams Makes Some Sense, But I Raise A Mild Objection

Matt Adams wasn’t going to get get many swings for the Cardinals this season. And he didn’t figure to get many starts in future seasons, not with Matt Carpenter stationed at first base and doing his combination high OBP and power-blaster thing.

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Carlos Villanueva May Have Torn Ligament In Finger During Brawl

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