Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Cardinals Look To Go 6-0 In Carlos Martinez's Starts Vs. Cubs

The Cubs came out swinging on Tuesday, busting out of their offensive slump by scoring six runs in the first inning off Michael Wacha to snap a three-game losing streak with a 12-3 romp over the Cardinals, who had taken the first game of the series with a walk-off home run, 4-3, on Monday.

St. Louis Official Site

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Aledmys Diaz Delivers Highlight-Reel-Worthy Catch

The troubles of Cardinals rookie shortstop Aledmys Diaz in the field this season are well documented. He is tied with the Reds' Eugenio Suarez for the Major League lead in errors, with 10.

St. Louis Official Site

Michael Wacha Describes Arm As 'Dragging' After Loss

Memories of Michael Wacha's solid start to the season have faded, replaced by questions about whether an already struggling rotation can afford to keep sending the searching right-hander to the mound every five days.
St. Louis Official Site

Michael Wacha is in a long, deep slump.
ESPN 

Physically, both Michael Wacha and the St. Louis Cardinals have clearly stated the right-hander is healthy. But mechanical issues again came into play as ten batters came to the plate for Chicago in the 1st inning, which resulted in the Cubs plating 6 runs en route to a 12-3 win on Tuesday.
STL Baseball Weekly

Don't Raise Strike Zone, Adam Wainwright Says; The Jason Heyward Effect; Jake Matheny Honored; Cubs Walk-Off Club; Extra Bases

As one of several Cardinals pitchers who have made quite a living with pitches in the lowest reaches of the strike zone, Adam Wainwright’s three-word description of baseball’s reported plans to raise the strike zone was not a surprise.

Post-Dispatch

Shelby Miller Searching For Answers After Rough Outing

Shelby Miller’s fits of wildness seemingly behind him, Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale said on Tuesday afternoon it was time for Miller to begin pitching like the No. 2 starter the club thought it was acquiring in December.

Arizona Central

Salt Lake Beat Memphis 7-5: Patrick Wisdom Doubles Twice & Drives In Two Runs; Nick Martini Doubles, Walks Twice, & Knocks In One Run; Corey Littrell Strikes Out Three Of Four Batters Faced

Individual Highlights:
Greg Garcia 2-for-5 with one triple, one run, and one throwing error.
Tommy Pham 1-for-4 with one run, one walk, and two strikeouts.
David Washington 1-for-4 with one double, one RBI, one walk, one strikeout, grounded into one double play, and assisted in two double plays.
Nick Martini 1-for-2 with one double, one RBI, two runs, two walks, and one sac fly.
Dean Anna 2-for-5 with one RBI, one run, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play
Patrick Wisdom 2-for-4 with two doubles, two RBIs, one missed catch error and assisted in one double play.
Michael Ohlman 0-for-2 with two walks, one strikeout, and allowed three stolen bases.
Corey Littrell entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck three out.  (p-s:19-13)(g/f:1-0)

Rough Outing:
Charlie Tilson 0-for-5 at the plate.
Jonathan Rodriguez 0-for-4 with one strikeout.
Jeremy Hefner started and pitched six innings.  He allowed 11 hits, six earned runs, two walks, threw one wild pitch, and struck five out for the losing decision (2-3).  (p-s:98-63)(g/f:6-2)
Sam Tuivailala entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, one earned run, one walk, and struck two out.  (p-s:20-14)(g/f:0-1)

Former Cardinals:
Ryan Jackson 1-for-3 with one RBI, one run, one sac fly, one one stolen base, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.

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Memphis Official Site Post Game

Video: Michael Wacha Has Rough Outing In Cardinals' 12-3 Loss To Cubs

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

Video: Mike Matheny Addresses Cardinals' Struggling Starting Rotation, Defense

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

Midland Beat Springfield 3-2 In 10 Innings: Andrew Morales Strikes Out Eight & Allows One Run Over Seven Innings; Bruce Caldwell Singles, Walks, & Hits A Solo Home Run; Chris Perry Strikes Out Two Over Two Hitless/Scoreless Innings

Individual Highlights:
Bruce Caldwell 2-for-3 with one home run, one RBI, one run, one walk, and assisted in one double play.
Luke Voit 1-for-4 with one walk and assisted in one double play.
Carson Kelly 0-for-4 with one RBI, one sac fly, grounded into two double plays, and allowed two stolen bases.
Paul DeJong 2-for-5 with one stolen base and one strikeout.
Alex Mejia 2-for-4 and assisted in one double play.
C.J. McElroy 0-for-2 with one walk and one hit by pitch.
Andrew Morales started and pitched seven innings.  He allowed six hits, two runs (one earned), threw one wild pitch, committed one throwing error, and struck eight out.  (p-s:95-64)(g/f:8-2)
Chris Perry entered in the eighth and pitched two innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck two out.  (p-s:26-18)(g/f:1-3)

Rough Outing:
Harrison Bader 0-for-5 with one strikeout and one caught stealing.
Josh Lucas entered in the tenth and pitched one inning.  He allowed two hits, one earned run, and one intentional walk for the losing decision (1-2).  (p-s:18-12)(g/f:2-0)

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Springfield Official Site Post Game

Cubs Beat Cardinals 12-3: Tyler Lyons Strikes Out Four Over Three Scoreless Innings; Randal Grichuk Singles, Doubles, & Drives In One Run; Brandon Moss Doubles & Knocks In One Run

Individual Highlights:
Jedd Gyorko 1-for-1 with one run.
Matt Adams 2-for-3 with one double, one walk, one fielding error., and assisted in two double plays.
Ruben Tejada 0-for-1 with one RBI, one sac fly, and one throwing error.
Randal Grichuk 2-for-4 with one double, one RBI, one run, and grounded into one double play.
Brandon Moss 1-for-1 with one double, one RBI, and one hit by pitch.
Tyler Lyons entered in the fifth and pitched three innings.  He allowed three hits, no runs, two walks, and struck four out.  0-for-1 with one strikeout.  (p-s:65-36)(g/f:2-1)

Rough Outing:
Matt Carpenter 0-for-2 with one strikeout.
Aledmys Diaz 0-for-4 with one ground into double play and assisted in one double play.
Matt Holliday 0-for-2 at the plate.
Stephen Piscotty 0-for-3 with one strikeout.
Kolten Wong 0-for-3 with one walk.
Michael Wacha started and pitched four innings.  He allowed eight hits, eight earned runs, one home run, four walks, and struck four out for the losing decision (2-5).  0-for-1 with one strikeout.  (p-s:94-55)(g/f:5-0)
Dean Kiekhefer entered in the eighth and pitched two innings.  He allowed four hits, four earned runs, hit one batter, and struck two out.  (p-s:44-28)(g/f:3-1)

Former Cardinals:
Jason Heyward 0-for-5 with one walk, one stolen base, and two strikeouts.

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

Peoria Beat Kane County 4-0: Jake Woodford Strikes Out Five Over Eight Scoreless Innings For The Win; Magneuris Sierra Singles, Doubles, & Drives In Two Runs; Brian O'Keefe Doubles, Walks, & Knocks In One Run

Individual Highlights:
Magneuris Sierra 2-for-5 with one double, two RBIs (one w/two-outs), and one strikeout.
Jhonny Peralta 2-for-3 with one run.
Eliezer Alvarez 1-for-3 with one walk and assisted in one double play.
Thomas Spitz 2-for-3 with one two-out RBI, two runs, and one walk.
Brian O'Keefe 1-for-3 with one double, one two-out RBI, and one walk.
Jake Woodford started and pitched eight innings.  He allowed four hits, no runs, hit one batter, and struck five out for the winning decision (3-3).  (p-s:94-59)(g/f:10-4)
Jorge Rodriguez entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out for the save (1).  (p-s:6-4)(g/f:1-0)

Rough Outing:
Edmundo Sosa 0-for-3 with one walk and one strikeout.
R.J. Dennard 0-for-4 with two strikeouts and assisted in one double play.
Dylan Becker 0-for-3 with one hit by pitch and one strikeout.

Former Cardinals:
Robelys Reyes 1-for-4 at the plate.

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Peoria Official Site Post Game
Peoria Journal Star Post Game

Palm Beach Beat Fort Myers 3-1: Allen Staton Collects Two Singles & One RBI; Matt Pearce Strikes Out Two & Allows One Run Over Five Innings For The Win; Rowan Wick Strikes Out Two Over One Scoreless Inning For The Save

Individual Highlights:
Casey Grayson 1-for-3 with one walk, two strikeouts, and assisted in one double play.
Allen Staton 2-for-4 with one RBI, one run, and one strikeout.
Jesse Jenner 1-for-4 with one RBI and one strikeout.
Michael Pritchard 1-for-4 with one two-out RBI and one strikeout.
Matt Pearce started and pitched five innings.  He allowed five hits, one unearned run, one walk, hit one batter, and struck two out for the winning decision (5-1).  (p-s:82-62)(g/f:8-2)
Kyle Grana entered in the sixth and pitched 1.2 innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck one out for the hold (3).  (p-s:29-18)(g/f:2-1)
Landon Beck entered in the seventh and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, one walk, and hit one batter for the hold (2).  (p-s:16-9)(g/f:1-2)(ir-s:1-0)
Rowan Wick entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck two out for the save (2).  (p-s:20-13)(g/f:0-1)

Rough Outing:
Casey Turgeon 0-for-4 with one walk and two strikeouts.
Orlando Olivera 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.

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Dodgers Had Big Crew At Jose Miguel Fernandez & Lazaro Armenteros Showcase

Ben Badler Twitter

Matt Belisle Begins Rehab Assignment

Nationals reliever Matt Belisle began his Minor League rehab assignment with a scoreless inning for Class A Advanced Potomac on Monday.

Washington Official Site

Video: How Many Looks Did Randal Grichuk Get At His Walk-Off Homer From Last Night To Beat The Cubs?

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

After A Few Steps Back, Kolten Wong Moving Forward; Worth Noting

With Jhonny Peralta's return looming, the Cardinals are already working through various solutions to make what will soon be an overcrowded infield more manageable. A recent surge by second baseman Kolten Wong may only complicate things further.

St. Louis Official Site

Video: Matt Adams Says What The Cardinals' Pinch-Hitters Have Been Able To Do So Far This Season Is "Pretty Special"

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

Matheny Family Continues Run Of Baseball Achievements

The Matheny family name is in the headlines once again. Jake Matheny, Cardinal manager Mike’s second second youngest son, has been named the Gatorade State Baseball Player of the Year for Missouri.

KMOV

David Peralta Began Taking Swings, Could Play In Extended Spring Training Soon

Nick Piecoro Twitter

Kansas City Placed Starlin Rodriguez On The Disabled List

American Association Official Site

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

Ray Mileur Twitter

White Sox Released Travis Ishikawa

Dan Hayes Twitter

Ask A Cardinal: Get To Know Dean Kiekhefer

Earlier this month, the Cardinals called up left-handed pitcher, Dean Kiekhefer, from the Memphis Redbirds (AAA). On May 14, Kiekhefer made his Major League debut against the Los Angeles Dodgers, striking out four of the six batters he faced. In this week’s “Ask a Cardinal” we get to know the 26-year-old Louisville, Kentucky native.

#CardsInsider

Jenifer Langosch On Where Matt Adams & Randal Grichuk Fit & Why Adam Wainwright Is Feeling Good

101 ESPN

Turn Back The Clock: Cardinals Are Bashing Homers Like It's 1989

You wanted more power from the Cardinals?

101 ESPN

Cardinals Starting Lineup 5-24-16

St. Louis Official Twitter

Jason Heyward will return to the Cubs' lineup tonight, batting second, and face Michael Wacha in the second game of a three-game series at Busch Stadium.
Cardinal Beat

Seth Maness Will begin Throwing On Saturday

Jenifer Langosch Twitter

John Mozeliak On The Writer's Block 5-24-16

Cardinals General Manager John Mozeliak joined The Writers’ Block on Tuesday to discuss a variety of Redbirds topics.

Inside STL

Daily Bernie 5-24-16: Redbirds Reverb; Cardinals Have An Extra Jolt When Needed, But Need To Take Advantage Of Homers; Rick Sutcliffe Interview

The Cardinals’ unexpected 2016 power has been a welcome surprise, with Monday’s walk-off win over the Cubs being the latest reminder.

101 ESPN

Redbirds Reverb 5-24-16: Matt Adams & Cardinals Pinch-Hitters Are Ridiculously Good

The overview: Cardinals starter pitcher Adam Wainwright pitched himself into trouble a few times but limited the damage, holding the Cubs to three runs in six innings and giving his hitters a chance to swing away at a 3-1 deficit.

101 ESPN

Peoria Starting Lineup 5-24-16

Peoria Official Twitter

A-Advanced Brevard County Placed George Iskenderian On The Seven-Day Disabled List

Brewers Player Dev Twitter

Jason Heyward Returned To Cubs' Lineup 5-24-16

Carrie Muskrat Twitter

Jason Heyward still has some soreness on his right side, but he was good enough to play on Tuesday and was back in the Cubs' lineup for the first time since he crashed into the center-field wall in San Francisco's AT&T Park on Friday.
Chicago-N Official Site

Jesse Rogers Says Things Aren't Going Well Right Now For Cubs

Jesse Rogers of ESPN Chicago joined The Kevin Wheeler Show to discuss the Cardinals' walk-off win versus the Cubs.

101 ESPN

Derrick Goold On The Press Box 5-24-16

Cardinals beat writer Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and The Writers’ Block joins the show to discuss some Redbirds topics.x

Inside STL

A-Advanced Palm Beach Activated Michael Pritchard From The Disabled List, Sent Vaughn Bryan To Single-A Peoria

Palm Beach Official Twitter

Video: Adam Wainwright Is Pretty Impressed With The Cardinals ' Bench

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

Three Potential Suitors If Yankees Trade Carlos Beltan

Alex Rodriguez returns to the New York Yankees' lineup Tuesday to serve as the designated hitter, and Carlos Beltran spoke the other day about how much he's looking forward to returning to the outfield.

ESPN

Video: Matt Adams On His Pinch-Hit, Game-Tying Homer off John Lackey

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

Single-A Peoria Sent Jhohan Acevedo To Extended Spring Training

Peoria Official Twitter

Daric Barton & Eliezer Alfonzo Named To 2016 Mexican League All-Star Teams

MiLB Official Site

Jason Heyward Who? Stephen Piscotty Has Been Cardinals' MVP

When Jason Heyward made his decision to leave the Cardinals and sign with the sexier Chicago Cubs, he also kept the Cardinals from having to make one.


Bird Land

Cardinals Will Try To Keep Cubs In Their Recent Funk

Joe Maddon remains baseball's ultimate optimist and refuses to pander to those worrying about the Chicago Cubs' long-term success during their slump.

Fox Sports Midwest

Kolten Wong Q&A: 'I Have A Deep Passion' For Helping Fight Cancer

Kolten Wong is one of a young group of St. Louis Cardinals players the team is hoping can take over as the championship core when the careers of Matt Holliday, Adam Wainwright and Yadier Molina wane in the coming years. He got off to a rough start, admitting the pressure of a new five-year, $25.5 million contract was affecting him, but has steadied his game lately and returned to being the team’s everyday second baseman.

ESPN

Former Cardinals Playing In NPB 5-24-16: Brandon Dickson Strikes Out One & Allows Seven Runs Over Two & A Third Innings



Brandon Dickson (former St. Louis-Orix) started and pitched 2.1 innings.  He allowed five hits, seven earned runs, one home run, four walks, and struck one out for the losing decision (4-4).

Softbank beat Orix 22-6

Tom Ricketts Among Growing Number Of Chicago Fans At Game

The Chicago Cubs and their followers are starting to feel downright comfortable in St. Louis.

BenFred

Matt Adams The Latest To Come Through Off The Bench

Matt Adams sat on the bench for 6 2/3 innings of Monday night's series opener against the Cubs. Then, after Kolten Wong struck out for the second out of the seventh, Adams approached the plate to pinch-hit for reliever Seung Hwan Oh.

St. Louis Official Site

Albert Pujols Producing More At 1B Than DH

Albert Pujols homered for the fourth time in his 13th start at first base on Monday, which is one fewer than the amount of home runs he has managed in 32 starts at designated hitter. His slash line on the days he starts at first base is .313/.400/.604, but only .195/.270/.333 at DH.

Anaheim Official Site

Rich Hill Continues To Carry Snakebit Athletics

It's a good thing the A's have Rich Hill.

Oakland Official Site

Eventful Ninth Swings Game Cardinals' Way

Randal Grichuk spent several minutes before Monday's series opener against the Cubs trying to convince a horde of media members that the tightness in his back that forced him out of a game late last week had been appropriately addressed. Whomever his words might not have convinced would see for themselves a few hours later that all is, indeed, just fine.

St. Louis Official Site

Cardinals Postgame Audio 5-23-16: Adam Wainwright, Matt Adams, & Randal Grichuk

STL Sports Page

Monday, May 23, 2016

Former Cardinals Playing In MLB 5-23-16: Rich Hill Strikes Out Six Over Eight Scoreless Innings For The Win; Albert Pujols Hits A Two-Run Homer; Fernando Salas Strikes Out One Over One Scoreless Inning For The Hold



Mark Reynolds (former St. Louis-Colorado) started at first base and batted fifth.  1-for-4, one throwing error, and assisted in one double play.

David Freese (former St. Louis-Pittsburgh) started at third base and batted fifth.  0-for-3 with one run, one walk, and one strikeout.

Pittsburgh beat Colorado 6-3

Peter Bourjos (former St. Louis-Philadelphia) started in right field and moved to center, batting ninth.  0-for-3 with one strikeout.

Detroit beat Philadelphia 5-4

Kyle Barracough (former Springfield-Miami) entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, one earned run, one walk, and struck two out.  (p-s:18-11)

Miami beat Tampa Bay 7-6

Albert Pujols (former St. Louis-Anaheim) started at first base and batted third.  1-for-4 with one home run, two two-out RBIs, one run, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.
Brendan Ryan (former St. Louis-Anaheim) entered late in the game at shortstop.
Rafael Ortega (former Memphis-Anaheim) started in right field and batted eighth.  1-for-3 with one caught stealing.
Shane Robinson (former St. Louis-Anaheim) started in left field and batted ninth.  0-for-3 with one strikeout.
Fernando Salas (former St. Louis-Anaheim) entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed two hits, no runs, and struck one out for the hold (8).  (p-s:20-12)

Anaheim beat Texas 2-0

Ian Kennedy (former 2003 draft selection-Kansas City) started and pitched 3.1 innings.  He allowed five hits, two earned runs, one home run, one walk, hit one batter, and struck three out.  (p-s:73-49)(g/f:3-0)

Kansas City beat Minnesota 10-4

John Lackey (former St. Louis-Chicago-N) started and pitched seven innings.  He allowed four hits, three earned runs, one home run, one walk, hit two batters, and struck nine out.  0-for-3 with two strikeouts.  (p-s:87-58)(g/f:6-2)

St. Louis beat Chicago-N 4-3

Coco Crisp (former New Haven-Oakland) started in left field and batted leadoff.  2-for-5 with one run and one stolen base.
Rich Hill (former Memphis-Oakland) started and pitched eight innings.  He allowed eight hits, no runs, and struck six out for the winning decision (7-3).  (p-s:107-81)(g/f:7-3)

Oakland beat Seattle 5-0

Jon Jay (former St. Louis-San Diego) started in centerfield and batted leadoff.  0-for-4 at the plate.
Brett Wallace (former Memphis-San Diego) started at third base and batted 0-for-3 with one strikeout.

San Francisco beat San Diego 1-0

Video: John Lackey On His Outing Against The Cardinals

Cubs starting pitcher John Lackey reacts to his outing against the Cardinals on Monday night.

Chicago Tribune

Matt Holliday Is In Midst Of Slump; Jhonny Peralta Gets First Hit; Extra Bases

In the constant lineup jockeying employed by Cardinals manager Mike Matheny, owing in large part to the Cardinals’ offensive depth, there has been only one constant. Matt Holliday has started 39 games. He has batted third in all 39. No other player has hit in the same spot every game he’s started.

Post-Dispatch

Audio: Randal Grichuk & Matt Adams Power Up

It was the bottom of the 9th inning, two out, two strikes, and the score tied 3-3 between the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs. No, it wasn’t a playoff matchup, but with the storied history and recently renewed competition in the NL Central there was a big game feel to the night. And Randal Grichuk provided a big hit–his first-ever walk off home run.

STL Baseball Weekly

Video: Mike Matheny Talked About The Vibe In The Cardinals Dugout Tonight "Not Every Team Has That Sort Of Fight To Them"

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

Yadier Molina Took A Tumble Corralling A Pitch In The Dirt But Recovered Like A Champ

You don't get a reputation as one of the finest backstops in the game without a bit of flair behind the dish, and Yadier Molina has it in spades.

Cut4

Matt Belisle Feeling Good After First Rehab Outing

Chase Hughes Twitter

Video: Randal Grichuk Delivered Walk-Off Home Run To Give Cardinals A 4-3 Win Over The Cubs

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

Salt Lake Beat Memphis 14-3: Jonathan Rodriguez Doubles & Hits A Solo Home Run; Nick Martini Hits A Solo Home Run; Miguel Socolovich Strikes Out Three Of Four Batters & Holds One Inherited Runner On Base

Individual Highlights:
Jonathan Rodriguez 2-for-4 with one double, one home run, one RBI, and two runs.
Anthony Garcia 1-for-3 with one RBI, one walk, and one strikeout.
Nick Martini 1-for-4 with one home run, one RBI, and one run.
Miguel Socolovich entered in the seventh and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck three out.  (p-s:21-14)(g/f:1-0)(ir-s:1-0)

Rough Outing:
Charlie Tilson 1-for-4 with one strikeout and one caught stealing.
Patrick Wisdom 0-for-3 with one walk and one strikeout.
Tommy Pham 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
Matt Williams 1-for-3 with one caught stealing.
J.C. Sulbaran started and pitched two innings.  He allowed 13 hits, 11 runs (ten earned), committed one fielding error, struck three out, and picked one runner off for the losing decision (2-5).  (p-s:54-41)(g/f:2-1)
Kurt Heyer entered in the third and pitched 4.2 innings.  He allowed eight hits, three earned runs, and struck one out.  (p-s:63-47)(g/f:9-1)(ir-s:1-1)

Former Cardinals:
Ryan Jackson 1-for-5 with one double, one RBI, one run, and three strikeouts.

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Memphis Official Site Post Game

Cardinals Beat Cubs 4-3: Matt Adams Hits A Two-Run Homer; Randal Grichuk Singles & Hits A Solo Home Run; Seung-Hwan Oh Strikes Out One Over One Hitless/Scoreless Inning

Individual Highlights:
Matt Carpenter 0-for-3 with one walk, one strikeout, and one unassisted double play.
Aledmys Diaz 0-for-3 with one RBI, one sac fly, and one strikeout.
Matt Holliday 1-for-4 with two strikeouts.
Stephen Piscotty 0-for-3 with one hit by pitch and two strikeouts.
Yadier Molina 1-for-4 with one run, one strikeout, and allowed one stolen base.
Randal Grichuk 2-for-4 with one home run, one two-out RBI, two runs, and one strikeout.
Kolten Wong 0-for-2 with one hit by pitch and one strikeout.
Matt Adams 1-for-1 with one home run, two two-out RBIs, and one run.
Seung-Hwan Oh entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out.  (p-s:13-9)(g/f:1-0)
Kevin Siegrist entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and one walk.  (p-s:12-7)(g/f:1-2)
Trevor Rosenthal entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed two hits, no runs, and struck one out  for the winning decision (2-1).  (p-s:20-13)

Rough Outing:
Rest Of The Team

Former Cardinals:
John Lackey started and pitched seven innings.  He allowed four hits, three earned runs, one home run, one walk, hit two batters, and struck nine out.  0-for-3 with two strikeouts.  (p-s:87-58)(g/f:6-2)

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

Springfield Beat Arkansas 8-3: Bruce Caldwell Singles Twice, Doubles, & Drives In Two Runs; Luke Voit Triples & Knocks In Two Runs; Breyvic Valera Collects One Single & One RBI

Individual Highlights:
Breyvic Valera 1-for-3 with two RBIs, one run, two sac flies, and one strikeout.
Alex Mejia 2-for-5 with one RBI, two strikeouts, one throwing error, and assisted in one double play.
Bruce Caldwell 3-for-5 with one double, two RBIs, one run, grounded into one double play, one throwing error, and assisted in one double play.
Luke Voit 1-for-5 with one triple, two RBIs, one run, one fielding error, and assisted in two double plays.
Paul DeJong 0-for-4 with one RBI, one sac fly, and one strikeout.
Carson Kelly 3-for-4 with one double and two runs.
Chris Jacobs 2-for-4 with two runs and two strikeouts.
C.J. McElroy 2-for-3 with one run, one hit by pitch, one caught stealing, and one outfield assist.
Trey Nielsen started and pitched six innings.  He allowed eight hits, three runs (one earned), two walks, and struck two out fro the winning decision (5-3).  (p-s:90-55)(g/f:10-5)
Ronnie Shaban entered in the seventh and pitched two innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, one walk, and struck one out.  (p-s:23-16)(g/f:3-2)
Joey Donofrio entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, one walk, and struck two out.  (p-s:20-11)

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Springfield Official Site Post Game

Jason Motte Most Likely Made Final Rehab Appearance With Two Strikeouts

Josh Suchon Twitter

Clearwater Beat Palm Beach 9-3: Casey Grayson Singles, Walks, & Drives In Three Runs; Nicholas Frey Pitches One Hitless/Scoreless Inning; Casey Turgeon Singles & Walks Twice

Individual Highlights:
Casey Turgeon 1-for-3 with two walks and one strikeout.
Darren Seferina 1-for-2 with one run, two walks, one sacrifice, one stolen base, and one strikeout.
Casey Grayson 1-for-2 with three RBIs (two w/two-outs), one walk, one sac fly, and one fielding error.
Vaughn Bryan 1-for-3 with one run, one walk, one strikeout, one outfield assist, and assisted in one double play.
Nicholas Frey entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs.  (p-s:7-5)(g/f:2-0)

Rough Outing:
Orlando Olivera 0-for-5 with three strikeouts.
Blake Drake 0-for-3 with one strikeout.
Oscar Mercado 0-for-3 with one walk, one strikeout, one caught stealing/pickoff, and assisted in one double play.
Allen Staton 0-for-3 with one walk, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.
Jacob Evans started and pitched 5.2 innings.  He allowed 13 hits, nine runs (eight earned), five home runs, hit one batter, and struck four out for the losing decision (2-4).  (p-s:91-67)(g/f:5-5)
Michael Heesch entered in the sixth and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and committed one throwing error.  (p-s:17-11)(g/f:1-3)(ir-s:2-1)

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Clint Barmes Explains Why He Retired During The Eighth Inning Of Triple-A Omaha Game

It was in the town of Reno, Nevada where Clint Barmes made the decision it would be the last game he’d play. In front of a crowd of over 5,700 at Greater Nevada Field, Barmes walked into the dugout during the eighth inning to a sea of teammates sending him best wishes and congratulations.

Fanduel

Video: Leslee & Matt Holliday Talks Homers For Health Game Shows

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

Memphis Starting Lineup 5-23-16

Memphis Official Twitter

Randy Flores Getting Ready For First Draft With Cardinals; Worth Noting

With the days dwindling until the MLB Draft on June 9-11, the Cardinals' new scouting director, Randy Flores, will spend one more week on the road before returning to St. Louis to meet with his staff and make final preparations for the three-day, 40-round event.

St. Louis Official Site

Video: Randal Grichuk Discusses The Upcoming Matchup Between Cardinals & Cubs, Facing John Lackey

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

Nationals Assign Matt Belisle To A-Advanced Potomac To Begin Rehab Assignment

Potomac Official Twitter

Clint Barmes Opts Out With Royals

Mike Swanson Twitter

Jason Heyward Could Play For Cubs In Series Against Cardinals

Carrie Muskat Twitter

Cubs outfielder Jason Heyward took batting practice on Monday for the first time since crashing into the center-field wall at San Francisco's AT&T Park, and said he would like to play sometime during the three-game series against the Cardinals.
Chicago-N Official Site

Kurt Heyer Promoted From Double-A Springfield To Triple-A Memphis; Jesse Jenner Reassigned From Memphis To A-Advanced Palm Beach; Chris Rivera Reassigned From Palm Beach To Short-Season Single-A State College

MiLB Official Site

Randal Grichuk Not Concerned About Recent Back Issue

Randal Grichuk is in the Cardinals' lineup for the third consecutive day, alleviating concerns that the back tightness he felt last week was somehow connected to the problem he endured early during the 2015 season.
Cardinal Beat

Just to set the record straight, the back issues St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Randal Grichuk recently dealt with were not similar to those he experienced last season.
STL Baseball Weekly

Alex Gordon Breaks Bone, Cheslor Cuthbert Recalled By Royals

Rustin Dodd Twitter

Kansas City Traded Richard Castillo To Gary Southshore

American Association Official Site

Casey Grayson Named Florida State League Player Of The Week For Period May 16-22, 2016

MiLB Official Site

Ryan Ludwick To Represent Cardinals For 2016 Draft, Jamie Moyer For Mariners

Twenty-three former All-Stars. The winningest pitcher in postseason history. Three pitchers who tossed perfect games. A Most Valuable Player, a Rookie of the Year, a Hall of Fame manager and a Hall of Fame broadcaster.

St. Louis Official Site

Cardinals & Community Coffee Announce $7 Ticket Offer

The St. Louis Cardinals are proud to partner with Community Coffee to present fans with a special discount ticket offer. Starting tomorrow, fans can purchase $7 Loge, Pavilion and Terrace level seats to watch the Cardinals take on the Houston Astros in an Interleague matchup between former division rivals on June 14-15.

St. Louis Official Site

Lake Erie Activated Juan Caballero From The Injured List

Frontier League Official Site

Video: Joe Garagiola Memory Still Lives On "The Hill"

Todd Walsh pays a visit to the St. Louis neighborhood where Joe Garagiola and Yogi Berra grew up.

Fox Sports Midwest

Cardinals Starting Lineup 5-23-16

St. Louis Official Twitter

The first-base baton will be handed to Brandon Moss on Monday night when the Cardinals open a three-game series against the Cubs at Busch Stadium.
Cardinal Beat

Daily Bernie 5-23-16: Redbirds Reverb; Cardinals Still Need To Focus On Themselves With Cubs In Town; Jenifer Langosch Interview

The Blues and Cardinals both welcome enemies to downtown St. Louis Monday, as the Note attempts to put a stranglehold on San Jose and the Redbirds try and stay afloat in the standings.

101 ESPN

Jhonny Peralta's Return Will Tighten Cardinals' Defense, Memorial Day Should Tighten Rotation

The Cardinals have been the definition of average, of mediocrity, just past the 2016 season’s quarter pole. They’ve played like a .500 team. Their record is 23-21.

101 ESPN

Beloit Beat Peoria 5-4: Sandy Alcantara Strikes Out 14 & Allows Four Runs Over Six Innings; Eliezer Alvarez Triples, Walks, & Drives In One Run; Dylan Becker Singles & Knocks In One Run

Individual Highlights:
Magneuris Sierra 2-for-5 with one double.
Jhonny Peralta 1-for-3 with one double, one run, and one strikeout.
Dylan Becker 1-for-1 with one two-out RBI, one walk, and assisted in one double play.
Edmundo Sosa 2-for-5 with one run and assisted in one double play.
Eliezer Alvarez 1-for-4 with one triple, one RBI, one walk, and one strikeout.
Chris Chinea 2-for-4 with one run and one hit by pitch.
Thomas Spitz 1-for-3 with one international walk, one hit by pitch, and one strikeout.
Juan Perez entered in the seventh and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed three hits, no runs, and two walks.  (p-s:20-11)(g/f:1-2)

Rough Outing:
R.J. Dennard 0-for-5 and assisted in one double play.
Brian O'Keefe 0-for-1 with one strikeout.
Jhohan Acevedo 0-for-2 with one walk.
Sandy Alcantara started and pitched six innings.  He allowed seven hits, four earned runs, one walk, hit one batter, and struck 14 out.  (p-s:98-70)(g/f:2-2)
Luke Harrison entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, one earned run, one home run, and struck three out for the losing decision (1-1).  (p-s:18-15)(g/f:1-0)(ir-s:3-0)

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Peoria Official Site Post Game

Tigers Released Nate Schierholtz

John Wagner Twitter

Marlins, Diamondbacks, Brewers, & Rockies All Linked To Yadiel Hernandez

Yadiel Hernandez, a 28-year-old Cuban outfielder, had a private workout with the Marlins at Marlins Park on Saturday, with president of baseball operations Michael Hill among those in attendance.

Baseball America

Ten Reasons Why The Cubs Lead The Cardinals By Seven Games

As the Cardinals and Cubs resume their rivalry Monday night at Busch Stadium, I’ll go ahead and assume that the majority of St. Louis fans have come to realize that the Cubs are for real.

101 ESPN

Jason Heyward Made David Ross Cry With His Retirement Gift

Jason Heyward was quick to share the wealth after he signed an eight-year, $184 million contract with the Chicago Cubs in December. According to Bleacher Report, one of Heyward's first moves after locking up the new deal was to pay for teammate David Ross to get a hotel suite big enough for Ross's whole family for every road trip of Ross's final MLB season.

Fox Sports

White Sox Looking For Left-Handed Bat & Pitching

MLB Network Radio Twitter

Ty Kelly Joins Mets In Washington

Mike Puma Twitter

Time Could Be Ripe For Cardinals To Make Their Move, At Long Last

The St. Louis Cardinals continue to maintain that it’s early, that there’s no reason to get anxious about a deficit in the NL Central that has, at times, approached double digits already.

ESPN

Peoria Starting Lineup 5-23-16

Peoria Official Twitter

Jenifer Langosch Details The Continual "Maddening" Trend Of The Cardinals Inconsistent Starting Pitching

Jen Langosch joined Bernie Miklasz to assess the weekend, the starting pitching, Kolten Wong's hot stretch, Aledmys Diaz struggles, and Cubs/Cards starting a 3-game series.

101 ESPN

Memphis Reports Increased Attendance At AutoZone Park

It is the ever-present riddle of minor-league baseball: Does winning matter? I’ve sat in AutoZone Park for a Pacific Coast League playoff game — featuring a Redbirds team that obviously did its share of winning — with fewer than 3,000 fans in the stadium. On the other hand, I’ve been in the same ballpark on a Saturday night — fireworks! — in June, the team well out of contention, and more than 10,000 fans in attendance.

Memphis Flyer

David Aardsma Opts Out With Blue Jays

Steve Adams Twitter

Redbirds Reverb 5-23-16: Sorry, But Another Reminder...It's About Starting Pitching

The Cardinals lost two of three to the Arizona Diamondbacks over the weekend, failing to take advantage of an opportunity to win a series from a team that came into Busch Stadium with a 19-24 record.

101 ESPN

Former Cardinals Playing In Italy 5-23-16: Ronny Cedeno Collects Four Singles, Two Doubles, Two Walks, One Home Run, & One RBI In Three Games; Roberto Canache Strikes Out Six Over Three Hitless/Scoreless Innings; Danilo Sanchez Singles Twice In Three Games



Ronny Cedeno (former MLB signing-Bologna) started at shortstop and batted second.  3-for-4 with one home run, one RBI, three runs, and one walk.

Bologna beat Rimini 13-1 (5/21/16)

Ronny Cedeno (former MLB signing-Bologna) started at shortstop and batted second.  3-for-5 with one double, two runs, and one walk.

Bologna beat Rimini 9-1 (5/20/16)

Ronny Cedeno (former MLB signing-Bologna) started at shortstop and batted second.  1-for-3 with one double.

Bologna beat Rimini 9-2 (5/21/16)

Danilo Sanchez (former Springfield-Nettuno) started at catcher and batted third.  0-for-4 with one strikeout.

Roberto Canache (former Johnson City-Padova) entered in the seventh and pitched three innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck six out.

Nettuno beat Padova 3-0 (5/20/16)

Danilo Sanchez (former Springfield-Nettuno) started as designated hitter and batted fifth.  0-for-4 at the plate.

Padova beat Nettuno 9-4 (5/21/16)

Danilo Sanchez (former Springfield-Nettuno) started at catcher and batted third.  2-for-4 at the plate.

Padova beat Nettuno 12-2 (5/21/16)


Mister Baseball

Mike Matheny On Cubs Series: 'It Will Be Fun Playing Them'

Despite there being more than 100 games remaining, the St. Louis Cardinals need to approach series against the Chicago Cubs with urgency.

Fox Sports Midwest

2016 Cardinals Are A Frustrating Bunch

Are the 2016 St. Louis Cardinals a horse worth betting on this season?

KSDK

Book Details How Cardinals Were Segregated In Florida

In 1961, Bob Gibson, Curt Flood and Bill White would leave Al Lang Field in St. Petersburg, Fla., after a Cardinals home spring training game, walk across the street and get into an orange station wagon that would take them to another part of town where they stayed in a boarding house. The rest of their Cardinals teammates went nearby to their spring training accommodations at the swank Vinoy Hotel along the waterfront.

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