Thursday, March 23, 2017

Raisel Iglesias Injured After Fall In Shower

Zach Buchanan Twitter

Rays Released David Carpenter

Marc Topkin Twitter

Chris Carpenter Expected To Join Cardinals' Spring Camp For Final Days

Jenifer Langosch Twitter

Cardinals Spring Training Starting Lineup 3-23-17

St. Louis Official (Spanish) Twitter

Adam Wainwright, bypassed for the Cardinals' opening day assignment for the first time since 2012, is slated to make his next-to-last spring training start Thursday with Alberto Rosario taking his first start of the spring behind the plate against the Miami Marlins.
Cardinal Beat

Lee Tunnell Found Path To World Series With Cardinals

With his big-league career in rapid freefall, Lee Tunnell got an unexpected boost from a veteran scout and grabbed hold of an opportunity presented by the Cardinals. Six months later, Tunnell was pitching in the World Series.

RetroSimba

Jim Leyland Adds Final Line To Hall Of Fame Resume

Jim Leyland is old and tired, he said on Wednesday before managing Team USA to its first World Baseball Classic title with a decisive 8-0 thumping of Puerto Rico in front of 51,565 rollicking fans at Dodger Stadium.

WBC Official Site

Luis Roberto Clemente Participated In Dennis Martinez's Perfect Game League Opening Day

Visit. Luis Roberto Clemente, the second son of legendary Roberto Clemente, arrived yesterday in the country invited by Denis Martínez and Jorge Luis Ayestas to participate in the inauguration of the Perfect Game League, an event that will be held today at 2:00 pm at the American University (UAM).  (Translated)

El Nuevo Diario

Yadier Molina, Carlos Beltran, & Josh Zeid Named To 2017 All-World Baseball Classic Team



WBSC Twitter

Following a thrilling World Baseball Classic that culminated in the United States winning its first title thanks to Wednesday's 8-0 win over Puerto Rico, World Baseball Classic, Inc. (WBCI) announced the All-World Baseball Classic Team.
WBC Official Site

Yadier Molina's Neighborhood Watched World Baseball Classic Championship

Hundreds of fans were up until this morning watching the final game in Kuilan, a sector of the neighborhood Espinosa de Dorado.  (Translated)

Primera Hora

Former Cardinals Draft Selections Playing In College 3-22-17: Aaron Bond Singles Twice, Walks, & Drives In Two Runs In Three Games



Aaron Bond (former 2016 draft selection-San Jacinto) entered late in the game in left field and batted sixth.  0-for-2 at the plate.

San Jacinto beat Galveston 6-1 (3/9/17)

Aaron Bond (former 2016 draft selection-San Jacinto) entered late in the game as a pinch runner and scored one run.

San Jacinto beat Blinn 4-3 (3/16/17)

Aaron Bond (former 2016 draft selection-San Jacinto) entered late in the game in right field and batted leadoff.  2-for-3 with two RBIs, two runs, one walk, one stolen base, one strikeout, and committed two errors.

McClennan beat San Jacinto 16-11 (3/20/17)

Josh Burgmann (former 2016 draft selection-Washington) started and pitched 2.2 innings.  He allowed five hits, four earned runs, two walks, hit one batter, and struck one out.  (g/.f:3-3)

Gonzaga beat Washington 8-7

Jackson Lamb (former 2016 draft selection-Michigan) entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed three hits and one unearned run.  (p-s:17-13)

Michigan beat Western Michigan 6-4

Jim Leyland Makes History Winning Both The World Series & World Baseball Classic

The United States coronation in the World Baseball Classic has a very special flavor for the American manager Jim Leyland , who can now boast of having won two of the most important trophies in the discipline: this Classic and the World Series in 1997 With the Florida Marlins.  (Translated)

Meridiano

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Current & Former Cardinals Playing In World Baseball Classic 3-22-17: Pat Neshek Strikes Out One Over One Scoreless Inning; Yadier Molina Singles; Carlos Beltran Walks



Pat Neshek (former St. Louis-USA) entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, one walk, and struck one out.  (p-s:18-13)(g/f:1-0)

Carlos Beltran (former St. Louis-Puerto Rico) started as designated hitter and batted fourth.  0-for-2 with one walk and one strikeout.
Yadier Molina (St. Louis-Puerto Rico) started at catcher and batted fifth.  1-for-3 with one ground into double play.
J.C. Romero (former St. Louis-Puerto Rico) entered in the eighth and pitched to one batter.  He allowed one hit and no runs.  (p-s:7-4)(ir-s:3-2)

USA beat Puerto Rico 8-0

Carlos Martinez Gets Nod For Opener

Carlos Martinez received the news Wednesday morning during a meeting with Mike Matheny in the manager’s office. He heard the words, delivered by Matheny in Spanish. Their meaning took a moment to register.

Post-Dispatch

Greg Garcia Stands Out In Field, At Plate; Four RBIs For Matt Carpenter; Dakota Hudson Strong In Debut; Extra Bases

Greg Garcia and Kolten Wong, a shortstop-second base combination that has played together at the University of Hawaii and for several years in the Cardinals’ system, had combined on spectacular double plays before. But Garcia said that Wednesday’s fourth-inning twin killing on a ball hit by Washington’s Adam Lind might be his favorite.
Post-Dispatch

Cardinals first baseman Matt Carpenter, batting third this year, had three runs batted in for his first 12 at-bats this spring. But he totaled four in Wednesday's 6-1 win over the Washington Nationals — two on a triple, one each on a sacrifice fly and a single.
Post-Dispatch

Former Cardinals Playing In Nicaraguan Spring/Summer League 3-22-17: Edgard Montiel Singles Twice & Drives In Three Runs



Fidencio Flores (former GCL-Leon) started and pitched two innings.  He allowed five earned runs for the losing decision (3-2).

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

Boer beat Leon 13-6
La Prensa Post Game

Former Cardinals Playing In MLB Spring Training 3-22-17: Colby Rasmus Singles, Homers, & Drives In Three Runs; Ruben Tejada & Brandon Moss Each Doubles & Knocks In One Run; Marc Rzepczynski Strikes Out One Over One Scoreless Inning



Donovan Solano (former St. Louis-New York-A) entered late in the game at second base and batted fourth.  0-for-1 with one strikeout.
Pete Kozma (former St. Louis-New York-A) entered late in the game at third base and batted sixth.  0-for-1 with one strikeout.
Ruben Tejada (former St. Louis-New York-A) entered late in the game at shortstop and batted seventh.  1-for-1 with one double and one RBI.

New York-A beat Philadelphia 7-3

Max Scherzer (former 2003 draft selection-Washington) started and pitched 4.2 innings.  He allowed five hits, two earned runs, one walk, and struck four out for the losing decision (0-1).  (g/f:3-3)

St. Louis beat Washington 6-1

Efren Navarro (former Memphis-Detroit) started at first base and batted fifth.  0-for-3 with one strikeout, grounded into one double play, and assisted in three double plays.
Brendan Ryan (former St. Louis-Detroit) started at shortstop and batted ninth.  0-for-2 and assisted in two double plays.

Michael Ohlman (former Memphis-Toronto) entered late in the game as designated hitter and batted fourth.  1-for-1 with one run.

Toronto beat Detroit 5-4

Ryan Jackson (former St. Louis-Miami) started at second base and batted eighth.  1-for-3 with one RBI, one run, and assisted in one double play.

Ty Kelly (former Memphis New York-N) entered late in the game in left field and batted third.  0-for-1 with one strikeout.
Fernando Salas (former St. Louis-New York-N) entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed three hits, three earned runs, and one home run.  (g/f:3-0)

Miami beat New York-N 15-9

Tony Cruz (former St. Louis-San Diego) entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted fourth.  0-for-1 with one strikeout.
Jamie Romak (former Memphis-San Diego) entered late in the game at third base and batted fifth.  0-for-1 and assisted in one double play.
Brett Wallace (former Memphis-San Diego) started at first base and batted seventh.  0-for-3 with one strikeout and assisted in one double play.
Allen Cordoba (former Johnson City-San Diego) started in left field and batted eighth.  1-for-3 with one run and two strikeouts.

Brandon Moss (former St. Louis-Kansas City) started in left field and batted fifth.  1-for-3 with one double, one RBI, one run, and two strikeouts.
Brayan Pena (former St. Louis-Kansas City) entered late in the game at first base.

Kansas City beat San Diego 6-2

Mark Reynolds (former St. Louis-Colorado) started at first base and batted fifth.  1-for-4 with one RBI and one strikeout.
Jason Motte (former St. Louis-Colorado) entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and one walk.  (p-s:20-11)(g/f:1-1)

Colorado beat Cleveland 10-2

Shane Robinson (former St. Louis-Anaheim) started in right field and batted ninth.  0-for-3 with one run and one walk.

James Ramsey (former Memphis-Seattle) entered late in the game in left field and batted ninth.  0-for-1 at the plate.
Marc Rzepczynski (former St. Louis-Seattle) entered in the sixth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck one out.  (p-s:18-10)(g/f:1-0)

Anaheim beat Seattle 9-8

Albert Pujols (former St. Louis-Anaheim) started as designated hitter and batted fourth.  0-for-3 with one strikeout.
Matt Williams (former Memphis-Anaheim) entered late in the game at third base and batted seventh.  0-for-1 at the plate.

Texas beat Anaheim 7-4

Colby Rasmus (former St. Louis-Tampa Bay) started as designated hitter and batted fifth.  2-for-3 with one home run, three RBIs, one run, and one strikeout.
Shane Peterson (former Springfield-Tampa Bay) entered late in the game in right field and batted seventh.  0-for-1 at the plate.

Baltimore beat Tampa Bay 7-4

Jason Heyward (former St. Louis-Chicago-N) started in right field and batted fifth.  0-for-2 at the plate.
Jon Jay (former St. Louis-Chicago-N) started in centerfield and batted ninth.  0-for-2 at the plate.

Cincinnati beat Chicago-N 5-2

Cardinals Minor League Spring Training Notebook 3-22-17: Matt Davis Singles, Doubles, & Drives In Three Runs; Sandy Alcantara Strikes Out Three Over Two Hitless/Scoreless Innings; Zach Phillips, Estarlin Arias, & Yeison Medina Each Strike Out Two Over One Hitless/Scoreless Inning



Triple-A: Syracuse (Washington) Beat Memphis 8-5:

Blake Drake (Springfield) manned centerfield and went 2-for-4 with one triple, one run, and one strikeout.
Anthony Garcia (Memphis) manned left field and went 1-for-3 with one double, one run, one walk, and one strikeout.
Luke Weaver (St. Louis) pitched 2.2 innings and allowed one hit, one earned run, and struck four out.
Zach Phillips (Pittsburgh) pitched one inning and allowed no hits or runs, and struck two out.


Double-A: Springfield Beat Harrisburg (Washington) 3-2:

Danny Diekroeger (Palm Beach) covered third base and went 1-for-2 with one double and one run.
Sandy Alcantara (Palm Beach) pitched two innings and allowed no hits or runs, and struck three out.


A-Advanced: Potomac (Washington) Beat Palm Beach 12-3:

Luke Dykstra (Rome) was designated hitter and went 2-for-4 at the plate.


Single-A: Peoria Beat Hagerstown (Washington) 6-2:

Matt Davis (Peoria) manned left field and went 2-for-3 with one double, three RBIs, and one strikeout.
Shane Billings (Johnson City) manned centerfield and went 3-for-4 with one run.
Estarlin Arias (Johnson City) pitched two innings and allowed no hits or runs, and struck two out.
Yeison Medina (Johnson City) pitched one inning and allowed no hits or runs, and struck two out.


Thursday's Games:
Memphis and Springfield host Houston affiliates and A-Advanced and Peoria go on the road in West Palm.

When Marc Rzepczynski Wrote His Name In Kindergarten, His Teacher Thought It Was Gibberish

At this point, it's pretty evident that Mariners reliever Marc Rzepczynski's last name is a bit difficult to spell. It has 11 letters, twisting and turning through the bottom of the alphabet with two "z"s, a "y," "n"s and "p"s. Many people have tried spelling it and failed horribly.

Cut4

Shelby Miller Looking Sharp For Year Two With Diamondbacks

It was a Triple-A game -- the kind of game Shelby Miller surprisingly wound up pitching in eight times last season. This time, on a cloudy Wednesday in the Cactus League, it was not demotion to the farm but devotion to the schedule that prompted Miller's appearance here, at the Minor League complex of the rival Giants, facing a squad of unproven players. Miller took his turn on the D-backs' off-day to keep the rotation in order.

Arizona Official Site

Matt Adams Plays Outfield For First Time Since Little League; Sam Tuivailala Optioned Out; Josh Zeid Finds New Home; New Ticket Option; Odds & Ends

After weeks of shagging fly balls to familiarize himself with the outfield, Matt Adams took the experiment into live action on Wednesday during the Cardinals' 6-1 victory over the Nationals.

St. Louis Official Site

Tijuana Holds Showcase At Cubs' Spring Training Complex

Academy of Tijuana Toros sent to eleven prospects who showed their qualities against major league scouts in the showcase held in the spring complex of Chicago Cubs in Mesa, Arizona. (Translated)

MiLB Official Site

Peoria's New Food Lineup Is A Winner At Dozer Park

The Peoria Chiefs won't be able to fill out their lineup on the field for a couple more weeks.

Peoria Journal Star

Dakota Hudson Among Top Prospect Performers

J.D. Davis is heating up at the perfect time. As the season draws near, hits are coming in bunches for the Astros' No. 13 prospect.

St. Louis Official Site

With Max Scherzer Back In Action, Nationals Even Mightier

OK, that's one less item on manager Dusty Baker's worry list, and another brick in the wall for the Nationals.

Washington Official Site

Max Scherzer: Injury 'Behind Me Now'

After weeks of uncertainty marked by the possibility of a stint on the disabled list, an experiment with a three-finger fastball grip and slow signs of progress, Max Scherzer finally took the mound for his Grapefruit League debut in the National's 6-1 loss to the Cardinals on Wednesday afternoon.

Washington Official Site

Ivan Rodriguez, Orlando Cepeda Explain Yadier Molina's Importance To Puerto Rico's World Baseball Classic Team

Two years ago he started contacting players and guided the younger players and the pitching group.  (Translated)

Primera Hora

Paul Molitor Making Most Out Of Long Bus Trips

With the Twins playing at West Palm Beach on Wednesday, Clearwater on Thursday, and Sarasota in a couple of days, it's a challenge for Twins manager Paul Molitor to get all he can from these Spring Training games.

Minnesota Official Site

Cardinals Optioned Sam Tuivailala To Triple-A Memphis

Following their win this afternoon, the St. Louis Cardinals announced that they had optioned right-handed pitcher Sam Tuivailala to the Memphis Redbirds (AAA) roster.
St. Louis Official Site

Following the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1 victory over Washington this afternoon the team announced pitcher Sam Tuivailala had been optioned to Memphis (AAA).
STL Baseball Weekly

Adam Wainwright: Carlos Martinez Starting Opener 'Easy Decision'

Insisting that he wouldn't "want anything I haven't earned," Adam Wainwright graciously congratulated Carlos Martinez on being named the team's Opening Night starter, a title that had belonged to Wainwright for the past four seasons. Martinez pitched five shutout innings Wednesday in the Cardinals' 6-1 win over the Nationals, his first start since returning from the World Baseball Classic.

St. Louis Official Site

Yadier Molina's Declining Caught Stealing Percentage

Plenty has been written this offseason about whether the St. Louis Cardinals should sign Yadier Molina to a contract extension. I don’t get the sense that many people, if anyone, want to see Yadi go. I certainly don’t want to see him go, but one thing that has been bugging me about his 2016 season is his caught stealing percentage.

Redbird Daily

Max Scherzer Tosses Four & Two-Thirds In Spring Debut

Max Scherzer finished 4 2/3 innings in his Grapefruit League debut, but Cardinals infielder Greg Garcia stole the spotlight to help St. Louis to a 6-1 victory over Washington at Roger Dean Stadium on Wednesday.

Washington Official Site

The 2017 Cardinals: In Only 650 Words, Here Are 30 Things That Can't Happen

We know that the 2016 Cardinals won 86 games, a drop of 14 victories from 2015. We know that their five-season streak of making the playoffs came to an end. We know that it was awfully weird around the village last fall, depressed and feeling left out as other teams engaged in the clash to own October. We know it was unsettling to see the Chicago Cubs win 103 games, take ownership of the NL Central, and celebrate their first World Series title since 1908.

101 ESPN

Cardinals Beat Nationals 6-2: Carlos Martinez Strikes Out Three Over Five Scoreless Innings For The Win; Matt Carpenter Singles, Triples, & Drives In Four Runs; Greg Garcia Doubles Twice, Triples, & Knocks In One Run

Individual Highlights:
Dexter Fowler started in centerfield and batted leadoff.  1-for-3 with one two-out RBI, one run, and one strikeout.
Greg Garcia started at shortstop and batted second.  3-for-4 with two doubles, one triple, one two-out RBI, two runs, one strikeout, and assisted in three double plays.
Matt Carpenter started at first base and batted third.  2-for-3 with one triple, four RBIs (three w/two-outs), one sac fly, and assisted in three double plays.
Jhonny Peralta started at third base and batted fourth.  1-for-3 with one double and one strikeout.
Kolten Wong started at second base and batted seventh.  1-for-3 with one double, one run, one walk, one stolen base, one strikeout, one caught stealing/pickoff, and assisted in three double plays.
Carlos Martinez started and pitched five innings.  He allowed three hits, no runs, hit two batters, and struck three out for the winning decision (2-0).  0-for-1 at the plate.  (g/f:7-3)
Jonathan Broxton entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs for the hold (2).  (g/f:2-0)
Dakota Hudson entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit and no runs.  (g/f:3-0)
John Gant entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck two out.  (g/f:0-1)

Rough Outing:
Tommy Pham entered late in the game as pinch hitter and batted fourth.  0-for-1 with one strikeout.
Randal Grichuk started in left field and moved to center, batting sixth.  0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
Matt Adams entered late in the game in left field and batted ninth.  0-for-2 with one strikeout.
Brett Cecil entered in the sixth and pitched one inning.  He allowed two hits and one earned run.  (g/f:2-0)

Former Cardinals:
Max Scherzer started and pitched 4.2 innings.  He allowed five hits, two earned runs, one walk, and struck four out for the losing decision (0-1).  (g/f:3-3)

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

Sioux City Signed Bryan Radziewski For 2017 Season

American AssociationOfficial Twitter

Dakota Hudson Added To Cardinals' Bullpen For Wednesday's Game

Derrick Goold Twitter

Could Magneuris Sierra Make The Jump?

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny was so fond of what he saw from outfielder Magneuris Sierra during spring training that he told the story a few times about how a coach with another team was even more impressed.

Baseball America

Greg Garcia Is Better Than Kolten Wong

The St. Louis Cardinals have a decision to make when it comes to Greg Garcia at the end of spring: he makes the MLB team or must be released.

Redbird Rants

Yadier Molina Says Team Is Very Enthusiastic About World Baseball Classic Championship

Within hours of the final, the receiver said the team is very enthusiastic about the important commitment in Los Angeles  (Translated)

Primera Hora

Endy Chavez Is Thinking About Retirement

For no one is a secret that Endy Chavez has time thinking about his retirement. In fact, he expressed it openly during his participation in the final of the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League, when he was reinforcing Aguilas del Zulia, but without giving much importance to the matter.  (Translated)

LVBP Official Site

Brewers Released Joba Chamberlain

Milwaukee Official Twitter

Steve Cishek Scheduled To Throw Bullpen Session Thursday

Greg Johns Twitter

Contract Negotiations & Carson Kelly

WhAfter reading Ryan Massey’s excellent piece on what a possible Yadier Molina extension could look like. I began to think of another talented Cardinals catcher, and what impact the extension would have on him. I am, of course, talking about the number one catching prospect in baseball according to MLB.com, Carson Kelly

Redbird Daily

Cardinals Launch Ballpark Ticket Subscription Service

The St. Louis Cardinals announced the launch of the Cardinals Ballpark Pass, a new ticket subscription service that gives fans the opportunity to attend as many Cardinals home games as they want each month, for a monthly fee of $29.99. On sale now at cardinals.com/pass, the Cardinals Ballpark Pass covers all Cardinals home games except Opening Day (April 2) and will be utilized in conjunction with the MLB.com Ballpark mobile app.
St. Louis Official Site

For around $30, baseball fans will now be able to attend as many St. Louis Cardinals home games as they like.
KMOV

New Britain Signed Joe Beimel For 2017 Season

New Britain Official Twitter

Brewers Optioned Michael Blazek To Triple-A Colorado Springs

Todd Rosiak Twitter

Kolten Wong Heads To Back Fields To 'Jump Start' His Swing

With manager Mike Matheny and other Cardinals officials watching, the second baseman they want to see seize the job bopped from field to field Monday, seeking and taking at-bats wherever he could find them.

Bird Land

Carlos Martinez To Start 2017 Opening Night

A pitching pairing worthy of Opening Day was going to be the feature of Wednesday’s Cardinals exhibition with the Washington Nationals. But, a couple of hours before game time, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny was more specific about Carlos Martinez, who will oppose Max Scherzer Wednesday.
Cardinal Beat

When the St. Louis Cardinals play host to the Chicago Cubs on Opening Night, Carlos Martinez will be standing on the mound to start the game.
KMOV

It will be the first such assignment of Martinez's career, and, at age 25, he'll be the youngest pitcher to draw an Opening Day start for the Cardinals since Joe Magrane in 1989. Martinez will be opposed by Jon Lester in the nationally-televised game against the Cubs at Busch Stadium.
St. Louis Official Site

Adron Chambers On The Morning After 3-22-17

Inside STL

Matt Adams Could Play Some Outfield In Wednesday's Game

Jenifer Langosch Twitter

Cardinals Should Pass On Derek Norris

One of the most underrated positions in baseball is the role of backup catcher. This role is growing ever more important in the MLB as fewer and fewer catchers start more than 120 games season.

Redbird Daily

Cardinals Spring Training Starting Lineup 3-22-17

St. Louis Official Twitter

The St. Louis Cardinals will have a familiar face back on the mound this afternoon as Carlos Martinez makes his first start for the team since returning from World Baseball Classic action.
STL Baseball Weekly

Budweiser To Celebrate Major League Baseball With Limited Edition Cans

Budweiser is producing limited edition baseball team cans, scheduled to arrive on store shelves on Monday.

Post-Dispatch

Luke Gregerson Represents USA, Late Dad With Pride

With a one-run elimination game on the line in the ninth inning, Team USA turned to Luke Gregerson to deliver the final three outs against Japan. Gregerson did just that, retiring the side on seven pitches and securing the United States' place in its first World Baseball Classic championship game in a 2-1 victory on Tuesday.

WBC Official Site

Former Cardinals Playing In MLB Spring Training 3-21-17: Matt Holliday Hits A Two-Run Homer; Matt Williams, Jamie Romak, & David Peralta Each Single & Drive In One Run; Kyle Barraclough Strikes Out One Over One Hitless/Scoreless Inning



Colin Walsh (former Springfield-Atlanta) entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted seventh.  0-for-1 with one strikeout.
Blaine Boyer (former St. Louis-Atlanta) entered late in the game eighth and pitched to two batters.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out.  (g/f:1-0)

Washington beat Atlanta 3-1

Peter Mooney (former 2010 draft selection-Miami) entered late in the game at shortstop and batted second.  One walk at the plate.
Ryan Jackson (former St. Louis-Miami) started at shortstop and batted eighth.  2-for-3 with one triple and one run.
Kyle Barraclough (former Springfield-Miami) entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out.  (g/f:0-2)

Houston beat Miami 2-1

Michael McKenry (former St. Louis-Tampa Bay) entered late in the game at catcher and batted seventh.  0-for-1 with one strikeout and allowed one stolen base.

Pittsburgh beat Tampa Bay 5-4

Michael Ohlman (former Memphis-Toronto) entered late in the game at catcher and batted fifth.  0-for-1 at the plate.

Alex Castellanos (former Springfield-Baltimore) entered late in the game at third base and committed one throwing error.
Audry Perez (former St. Louis-Baltimore) entered late in the game at catcher and batted sixth.  0-for-1 at the plate.

Toronto beat Baltimore 5-2

Matt Williams (former Memphis-Anaheim) entered late in the game at shortstop and batted ninth.  1-for-1 with one RBI and one run.

Anaheim beat Cincinnati 9-1

Jamie Romak (former Memphis-San Diego) entered late in the game at third base and batted second.  1-for-2 with one two-out RBI.
Allen Cordoba (former Johnson City-San Diego) started in centerfield and moved to left, batting eighth.  1-for-4 with one run and two strikeouts.
Tony Cruz (former St. Louis-San Diego) entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted ninth.  0-for-1 at the plate.

Aramis Garcia (former 2011 draft selection-San Francisco) entered late in the game at catcher and batted seventh.  0-for-1 at the plate.

San Francisco beat San Diego 5-3

Brayan Pena (former St. Louis-Kansas City) entered late in the game at catcher.

David Peralta (former Johnson City-Arizona) started in right field and batted second.  1-for-3 with one RBI, one run, and one stolen base.
Kevin Medrano (former 2011 draft selection-Arizona) entered late in the game at second base and moved to shortstop, batting third.  0-for-1 and assisted in one double play.
Daniel Descalso (former St. Louis-Arizona) started at first base and batted fifth.  0-for-3 with two strikeouts and assisted in one double play.
Jeremy Hazelbaker (former St. Louis-Arizona) entered late in the game in left field and moved to center, batting fifth.  0-for-1 at the plate.

Arizona beat Kansas City 4-2

Joe Kelly (former St. Louis-Boston) entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out for the hold (1).  (g/f:1-1)

Pete Kozma (former St. Louis-New York-A) entered late in the game at second base and batted third.  0-for-1 with one run, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.
Matt Holliday (former St. Louis-New York-A) started as designated hitter and batted fourth.  1-for-3 with one home run, two two-out RBIs, one run, and two strikeouts.
Donovan Solano (former Memphis-New York-A) entered late in the game as designated hitter and batted fourth.  One walk at the plate.
Ruben Tejada (former St. Louis-New York-A) started at third base and batted ninth.  0-for-2 with one strikeout.

Boston beat New York-A 4-2

Peter Bourjos (former St. Louis-Chicago-A) started in centerfield and batted leadoff.  0-for-4 with one run, one strikeout, and grounded into one double play.

Texas beat Chicago-A 4-3

James Ramsey (former Memphis-Seattle) entered late in the game as designated hitter and batted fourth.  0-for-2 with one strikeout.

Oakland beat Seattle 8-5

Former Cardinals Draft Selections Playing In College 3-21-17: Matt Vierling Collects Two Singles, Two Walks, & Three RBIs; Derek Casey Strikes Out Five & Allows One Run Over Six Innings For The Win; Cade Cabbiness Singles Twice & Drives In One Run



Cade Cabbiness (former 2016 draft selection-Oklahoma St) entered late in the game as designated hitter and batted eighth.  2-for-3 with one RBI, one run, and one strikeout.

Oklahoma St beat Oklahoma 4-3

Derek Casey (former 2014 draft selection-Virginia) started and pitched six innings.  He allowed five hits, one earned run, and struck five out for the winning decision (2-0).  (g/f:8-5)

Virginia beat Towson 3-2

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

Cal St Fullerton beat San Diego 9-2

Matt Vierling (former 2015 draft selection-Notre Dame) started in centerfield and batted fourth.  2-for-3 with three RBIs, one run, and two walks.

Notre Dame beat Northern Illinois 12-1

Roger Marin & Fidencio Flores Duel On Wednesday In Nicaragua

Boer against Leon. Róger Marín, who has gotten between his eyebrows and winning 20 games this season, against Fidencio Flores, considered the best shooter in the league. There is no excuse to miss today (6:00 pm) at the Denis Martínez National Stadium.  (Translated)

La Prensa

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Former Cardinals Playing In World Baseball Classic 3-21-17: Luke Gregerson Strikes Out One Over One Scoreless Inning For The Save; Pat Neshek Sits One Batter & Holds Two Inherited Runners On Base For The Hold



Pat Neshek (former St. Louis-USA) entered in the eighth and pitched to one batter.  He allowed no hits or runs for the hold (1).  (p-s:4-3)(ir-s:2-0)
Luke Gregerson (former Springfield-USA) entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out for the save (1).  (p-s:7-6)(g/f:2-0)

USA beat Japan 2-1

Matt Holliday Rooting For Yadier Molina To Stay With Cardinals

As he leaned against the team bus and considered questions about his new team, new league, and new position, former Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday ran his fingers over the shaved head and bald chin that are now a part of his new, Yankees-approved look.

Post-Dispatch

Carlos Beltran's Capacity In Outfield Would Give Astros Options

Beltran's ability to play the garden would help Hinch define his order at bat, which could be very powerful  (Translated)

El Vocero

Audio: More Strides For Paul DeJong

For those the St. Louis Cardinals fans that were unsure or just needed a reminder, Paul DeJong is giving them plenty of opportunity to learn the correct pronunciation of his name this spring (De-Young).

STL Baseball Weekly

Former Cardinals Playing In Panama 3-21-17: Hector Corpas Allows Five Runs



Hector Corpas (former Quad Cities-Panama Metro) entered in the seventh and pitched six batters.  He allowed six hits, five earned runs, and one home run.

Cocle beat Panama Metro 11-4

Five Cardinals Making Final Push For Roster Spots

Who will nail down the fourth outfielder spot and one of the remaining bullpen assignments?

BenFred

Yankees Optioned Gleyber Torres To Double-A Trenton

OwnersBox MLB Twitter

Trade Talk: White Sox Patiently Dangling Jose Quintana

Around this time of year, the best scouts start taking little mental notes about the counterparts they see in their travels from camp to spring camp. The back fields, where minor league players ply their trade in front of friends, family and guys in Under Armour polos holding radar guns, are as good a predictor as any of future trade talks.

Yahoo

Nick Ahmed Drawing Interest On Trade Market

Nick Ahmed’s potential availability via trade has sparked interest from at least a handful of teams, with the San Diego Padres, Tampa Bay Rays and New York Yankees all believed to have varying degrees of interest in the Diamondbacks shortstop.

AZ Central

There Will Be A Plane For Puerto Rican World Baseball Classic Team

Yadier Molina and the Puerto Rican Novena will have their plane to go to Puerto Rico to celebrate.  (Translated)

El Nuevo Dia

Dodgers Reassigned Jose Miguel Fernandez To Minors Camp

OwnersBox MLB Twitter

What Does A Yadier Molina Extension Look Like?

Yadier Molina isn't slowing down anytime soon, but what kind of price tag can you put on that?

KSDK

David Price Gaining Strength; Throwing Program On Horizon

A Tuesday examination on David Price's left elbow revealed added strength, but not enough for the five-time All-Star to start a full-blown throwing program.

Boston Official Site

Kyle Barraclough Working The Back Of The Game For The Marlins

How the back end of the Marlins' bullpen may shape up was on display Tuesday in their 2-1 loss to the Astros at Roger Dean Stadium.

Miami Official Site

Yadier Molina, Puerto Rico's Heart & Soul In The World Baseball Classic

Catcher Yadier Molina, the last player to walk out of the Puerto Rico clubhouse, slowly walked down the corridor, turned right, walked down another hallway, and finally reached the elevator.

KSDK

City, SC STL Announce Community Benefits As Part Of MLS2STL Plans

The City of St. Louis and the SC STL ownership group working to bring a Major League Soccer expansion team to St. Louis today jointly announced an unprecedented agreement to invest millions of dollars in our children and community as part of the proposed stadium ordinance and financing agreement that will be decided by voters in the April 4 City election.

KMOX

Tyler Lyons Spring Training Debut, & What It Means

St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Tyler Lyons made his debut in the Grapefruit League against the Braves.

Redbird Rants

Orioles Reassigned Audry Perez To Minors Camp

OwnersBox MLB Twitter

White Sox Optioned Yoan Moncada To Triple-A Charlotte

OwnersBox MLB Twitter

After Thunderous Spring, Jose Martinez Appears To Have Roster Spot Locked Up

Monday night at the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches, Jose Martinez hit a ball so hard and so far, the fans in the grass beyond the left field wall barely had time for evasive maneuvers.

KMOV

Didi Gregorius Could Miss April With Shoulder Injury

Bryan Hoch Twitter

Kansas City Traded The Rights Of Mike O'Neill To Laredo

American Association Official Site

Jenifer Langosch On If Tommy Pham Is On His Last Go Around With The Cardinals

101 ESPN

Andre Either Doubtful For Opening Day With Back Injury

Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier has a "mild" disk herniation in his lower back and his status for Opening Day is doubtful.

Los Angeles Official Site

Jon Jay Anxiously Awaits Return To Cubs-Cardinals Rivalry

Jon Jay loved those moments at Wrigley Field. In the six seasons Jay wore St. Louis Cardinals red, the center fielder always looked forward to his team's trips up Interstate 55 to Chicago.

Chicago-N Official Site

'Comfortable' Byung-Ho Park Putting Past Behind Him

As a youngster trying to justify himself as a first-round pick of his hometown LG Twins in Seoul, ByungHo Park would often take batting practice until his hands bled, according to reporters who covered him in South Korea.

Minnesota Official Site

Cardinals Have High Hopes For Performance Department

A little more than a year ago, Dr. Robert Butler left his position as a clinical scientist and assistant professor at Duke University to accept the task of reshaping how the Cardinals organize their medical and strength/conditioning operations.

St. Louis Official Site

Cardinals & Adam Wainwright Announce "Waino's World" Shirt Available At Busch Stadium

The St. Louis Cardinals and pitcher Adam Wainwright, in cooperation with Wainwright's charitable organization, Big League Impact, announced today that the Official Cardinals Team Store at Busch Stadium will be the exclusive brick and mortar retailer of Adam's recently launched "Waino's World" t-shirt. The soft, stretchy, pre-shrunk shirt is being produced by St. Louis based baseball apparel company, 108 Stitches.
St. Louis Official Site

More than a few fans have noticed Adam Wainwright and several of his St. Louis Cardinals teammates wearing red, “Waino’s World” t-shirts around Spring Training this year. The shirts are now available for everyone in the official team store at Busch Stadium as part of an initiative to benefit Wainwright’s charity, Big League Impact, and Cardinals Care.
STL Baseball Weekly

Barry Bonds Rejoins Giants As Special Advisor To CEO

The last time Giants fans saw Barry Bonds, he was coasting by AT&T Park at FanFest on his bicycle and stopping to sign autographs.

Mercury News

Expect The Cardinals Baserunning Woes To Continue

The St. Louis Cardinals were the worst baserunning team in the National League last season, and manager Mike Matheny wants them to be more aggressive again this season.

Redbird Rants

Yadier Molina Throws Puerto Rico Into World Baseball Classic Championship

While Team Puerto Rico stacked two home runs and a sacrifice fly into a victory late Monday night, the reason the Blonde Brigade has advanced to the World Baseball Classic remains the story of the tournament – their flamboyant defense.

Bird Land

Joe Sheehan Says Fans Upset With Possibly Losing Yadier Molina Need To Look At Albert Pujols' Career With Angels

Joe Sheehan joined Bernie Miklasz to talk about NCAA Tournament and his favorite, the WBC, the Cardinals conundrum with Yadier Molina, Cubs batting Schwarber leadoff, and his thoughts on the Pirates.

101 ESPN

Five Japanese Hitters To Keep An Eye On

The WBC has reached its climax, with only three games of the semi-finals and finals left to be played. Japan — along with the mighty Puerto Rico — remains one of the only two undefeated countries in the tournament, despite the absence of their best player and most interesting man.

Beyond The Boxscore

Jose Adolis Garcia Shows Cardinals He Has 'Another Gear'

His work visa secured, Adolis Garcia returned to major league camp last Friday and saw action that same day, appearing in center field against the Mets after Tommy Pham cut his lip during a headfirst slide.
BenFred

Greg Garcia made history Monday in West Palm Beach. In the eighth inning, the St. Louis utility man shot a ball down the left field line that banana-ed away from the diving left fielder and went all the way to the wall. Garcia bolted around the stations, easily beating the throw home for the first inside-the-park home run in the new stadium’s history.
KMOV

Cardinals' Opening Day Starter: Adam Wainwright Or Carlos Martinez? Mike Matheny Has A Tough Decision

As Opening Days go, this one will be extra special, overloaded with prestige, history, rivalry and adrenaline. The Cubs vs. Cardinals, April 2, with a national TV audience watching on ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball.

101 ESPN

Cardinals Signed Josh Zeid To Minors Deal

Josh Zeid Twitter

Josh Zeid, the resilient 29-year-old right-hander who dominated out of the bullpen for Israel at the World Baseball Classic, has landed a minor-league contract with the St. Louis Cardinals, according to MLB.com's Jonathan Mayo.
The Score

Cardinals Rollout New Cardinals Nation Food Truck

The St. Louis Cardinals have announced the arrival of the Cardinals Nation Food Truck. Serving a combination of ballpark fare and unique culinary creations, the #CardsFoodTruck will be located at 8th and Walnut St. on game days, available for corporate and social events and catering and be a part of the Cardinals outreach throughout the St. Louis community.

St. Louis Official Site

Yadier Molina On World Baseball Classic: 'It Means Everything. This Is For Our Country.'

Javier Baez is turning the World Baseball Classic into a curtain call for the tour de force that was his 2016 postseason, while the incomparable Yadier Molina is burnishing his résumé that will someday take him to the Hall of Fame.

FanRags

Foreign Players Kick Off KBO Spring Training Strong

With one full week of spring training in the books, new imported arms in Korean baseball are off to a solid starts so far.

Korea Joongang Daily

Jose Molina Is Proud Of His Brother, Yadier

The Angels. On the pitch, receiver Yadier Molina is the leader. It is the one who decides, who organizes the troops and executes the guidelines that come from the bank. He is like the general on the battlefield.  (Translated)

Primera Hora

Tony Pena Will Not Manage Magallanes

Although many rumors linked Tony Peña as one of the candidates to be the manager of the Magellan Navigators , the high command of the team has come out to disprove this information immediately.  (Translated)

Meridiano

Using Catch Probability To Evaluate The Cardinals New Look Outfield

A couple weeks ago, Statcast unveiled a new catch probability statistic. While this metric is currently only used for outfielders (it will be expanded to infielders soon), it gives us a new way to evaluate players defensively.

Redbird Daily

Current & Former Cardinals Playing In World Baseball Classic 3-20-17: Carlos Beltran Singles Twice; Curt Smith Singles & Walks; Yadier Molina Singles



Curt Smith (former Springfield-Netherlands) started at first base and batted eighth.  1-for-4 with one walk, one strikeout, and grounded into two double plays.

Carlos Beltran (former St. Louis-Puerto Rico) started as designated hitter and batted fourth.  2-for-4 with one strikeout.
Yadier Molina (St. Louis-Puerto Rico) started at catcher and batted fifth.  1-for-4 with one sacrifice, grounded into one double play, and picked one base runner off.

Puerto Rico beat Netherlands 4-3 in 11 innings

Former Cardinals Playing In MLB Spring Training 3-20-17: Matt Holliday Hits A Two-Run Homer; Brendan Ryan & Jeremy Hazelbaker Each Single & Drive In Two Runs; Jason Motte Pitched One Hitless/Scoreless Inning



Alex Castellanos (former Springfield-Baltimore) entered late in the game at third base and batted ninth.  0-for-1 with one strikeout.

Allen Craig (former St. Louis-Boston) started at first base and batted sixth.  1-for-4 with one run, two strikeouts, and assisted in one double play.

Boston beat Baltimore 7-4

Ryan Jackson (former St. Louis-Miami) entered late in the game at shortstop and batted second.  0-for-1 with one run and one walk.

Miami beat Atlanta 9-3

Fernando Salas (former St. Louis-New York-N) entered in the fifth and pitched to three batters.  He allowed one hit, no runs,threw one wild pitch, and struck one out.  (ir-s:1-0)

Brendan Ryan (former St. Louis-Detroit) started at second base and batted leadoff.  1-for-4 with two RBIs and assisted in one double play.

Detroit beat New York-N 5-1

Donovan Solano (former Memphis-New York-A) entered late in the game at first base and batted third.  1-for-2 at the plate.
Matt Holliday (former St. Louis-New York-A) started as designated hitter and batted fourth.  1-for-3 with one home run, two RBIs, one run, and grounded into one double play.
Pete Kozma (former St. Louis-New York-A) entered late in the game at third base and batted fifth.  0-for-2 with one strikeout.
Ruben Tejada (former St. Louis-New York-A) entered late in the game at second base and batted eighth.  1-for-1 with one run.

New York-A beat Washington 9-3

David Freese (former St. Louis-Pittsburgh) started at third base and batted fourth.  1-for-2 with one run, one hit by pitch, and assisted in one double play.

Michael McKenry (former St. Louis-Tampa Bay) entered late in the game at first base and batted leadoff.  0-for-2 with one strikeout and assisted in one double play.
Colby Rasmus (former St. Louis-Tampa Bay) started as designated hitter and batted fifth.  0-for-1 with one walk.
David Carpenter (former Palm Beach-Tampa Bay) entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed two hits and one earned run for the losing decision (0-2).  (g/f:2-0)

Pittsburgh beat Tampa Bay 5-4

Michael Ohlman (former Memphis-Toronto) entered late in the game at catcher and batted second.  0-for-1 at the plate.

Minnesota beat Toronto 8-2

Brandon Moss (former St. Louis-Kansas City) started in left field and batted fourth.  0-for-2 with one walk and one strikeout.
Brayan Pena (former St. Louis-Kansas City) started at catcher and batted eighth.  1-for-3 and allowed one stolen base.

Cincinnati beat Kansas City 10-6

Peter Bourjos (former St. Louis-Chicago-A) started in centerfield and batted leadoff.  1-for-2 with one triple, one run, and one walk.

San Francisco beat Chicago-A 3-2

Mark Reynolds (former St. Louis-Colorado) started at first base and batted fourth.  0-for-3 with one strikeout.
Jason Motte (former St. Louis-Colorado) entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs.  (p-s:15-10)(g/f:2-1)

Chicago-N beat Colorado 9-6

Daniel Descalso (former St. Louis-Arizona) started at third base and batted fourth.  0-for-3 at the plate.
Jeremy Hazelbaker (former St. Louis-Arizona) started in centerfield and batted seventh.  1-for-4 with two two-out RBIs, one run, and one strikeout.

Arizona beat Oakland 10-6

Brett Wallace (former Memphis-San Diego) entered late in the game at first base and batted second.  0-for-1 at the plate.
Tony Cruz (former St. Louis-San Diego) entered late in the game at catcher.
Allen Cordoba (former Johnson City-San Diego) entered late in the game at centerfield and batted ninth.  0-for-1 with one run and one strikeout.

San Diego beat Texas 3-2

HBO Sent To Profile Rick Ankiel Tonight

Rick Ankiel’s story is well-known among Cardinals fans and many others, and it enters the national spotlight Tuesday night as his extraordinary story is told on HBO.

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