Thursday, June 30, 2016

Yadier Molina To Sell Clothing Line At Busch Stadium

Five years after Yadier Molina and his wife, Wanda, brainstormed the idea of beginning a business that could connect with the Cardinals fan base, Molina is ready to begin selling items from his M4 clothing apparel line in the Cardinals' Busch Stadium team store.

St. Louis Official Site

Video: Mike Matheny "Overall, Saw A Lot Of Fight, Saw A Lot Of Positives, But The Negatives Seemed To Cost"

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Swollen Ankle For Stephen Piscotty; Carlos Martinez Monitored

It took Stephen Piscotty longer than usual to walk across the clubhouse to locker following the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 loss in 12 innings to Kansas City on Wednesday night. Not so much because of the loss, but rather his swollen left ankle.

STL Baseball Weekly

Video: Stephen Piscotty On Whether He'll Be Able To Play Series Finale "We'll See"

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Video: Carlos Martinez Said Mike Matheny Taking Him Out Of Game When He Did Was A "Really Good" Idea

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Aledmys Diaz Looking To Return Behind Mike Leake In Finale With Kansas City

When Cardinals rookie shortstop Aledmys Diaz took a foul ball off his right eye on Monday against the Royals, an extended stint on the disabled list seemed a possibility. Three days later, the nature of the injury isn't as serious as it initially looked and Diaz could return to the lineup against the Royals on Thursday night in the I-70 Series finale.

St. Louis Official Site

Poor Base Running Is Hindering Cardinals

These aren’t the Runnin’ Redbirds of ’86; these runnin’ Redbirds are often 86’d.

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Aledmys Diaz Gets Positive Diagnosis From Eye Doctor; Buster Posey Ahead At Catcher; Kendrys Morales Makes Rare Start; Extra Bases

From head to toe, mask to mitt, Cardinals shortstop Aledmys Diaz armored himself in catcher’s gear before sitting in the dugout minutes before the first pitch of Wednesday’s game.

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Former Cardinals Playing In The Mexican League 6-29-16: Niko Vasquez Singles, Doubles, & Drives In One Run; Richy Pedroza Singles Twice & Knocks In One Run; Maikel Cleto Strikes Out One Over One Scoreless Inning For The Hold



Richy Pedroza (former Peoria-Aguascalientes) started at shortstop and batted leadoff.  2-for-3 with one RBI and one walk.

Aguascalientes beat Carmen 3-2

Daric Barton (former Peoria-Puebla) started at first base and batted sixth.  0-for-2 with one strikeout and assisted in one double play.

Puebla beat Monterrey 5-3

Ivan Bellazetin (former MiLB tryout-Tabasco) started at second base and moved to centerfield, batting eighth.  1-for-3 with one double, one sacrifice, one caught stealing, and assisted in one double play.

Eugenio Velez (former Memphis-Monclova) started in left field and batted leadoff.  1-for-3 with one run, two walks, and one strikeout.
Ramon Delgado (former Memphis-Monclova) started and pitched 4.1 innings.  He allowed eight hits, four earned runs, one home run, three walks, and struck one out.  (p-s:75-43)(g/f:7-1)

Tabasco beat Monclova 8-6

Jose Martinez (former Springfield-Veracruz) started at second base batted seventh.  3-for-4 with one home run, one two-out RBI, one run, and one walk.

Niko Vasquez (former Springfield-Laguna) started at shortstop and batted seventh.  2-for-4 with one double, one two-out RBI, and one run.
Maikel Cleto (former St. Louis-Laguna) entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, one walk, and struck one out for the hold (5).  (p-s:19-11)(g/f:0-2)

Laguna beat Veracruz 6-5

Iker Franco (former Springfield-Quintana Roo) started at catcher and batted seventh.  0-for-1 with one walk and one sacrifice.

Quintana Roo beat Tijuana 3-1 in 10 innings

Eliezer Alfonzo (former Peoria-Mexico) started as designated hitter and batted sixth.  0-for-4 with one strikeout.

Luis Garcia (former New Haven-Yucatan) started as designated hitter and batted fifth.  0-for-4 at the plate.
Pedro Rodriguez (former MiLB signing-Yucatan) entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck one out for the save (9).  (p-s:10-8)(g/f:1-1)

Yucatan beat Mexico 2-1

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Former Cardinals Playing In MLB 6-29-16: Brett Wallace Hits A Three-Run Homer; Daniel Descalso Collects Three Singles & Two RBIs; Max Scherzer Strikes Out Ten Over Seven & A Third Scoreless Innings For The Win



Mark Reynolds (former St. Louis-Colorado) started at first base and batted fifth.  2-for-4 with one double, one RBI, one run, and assisted in one double play.
Daniel Descalso (former St. Louis-Colorado) started at second base and batted sixth.  3-for-3 with two RBIs (one w/two-outs), one walk, and assisted in one double play.

Toronto beat Colorado 5-3

Luke Gregerson (former Springfield-Houston) entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed two hits, one earned run,  and struck one out.  (p-s:12-10)(g/f:2-0)

Albert Pujols (former St. Louis-Anaheim) started as designated hitter and batted fourth.  2-for-4 with one double, one RBI, and one walk.
Shane Robinson (former St. Louis-Anaheim) started in left field and batted ninth.  0-for-4 at the plate.
Fernando Salas (former St. Louis-Anaheim) entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, one earned run, one home run, and struck one out.  (p-s:16-11)(g/f:1-0)

Houston beat Anaheim 10-4

Brett Wallace (former Memphis-San Diego) started at third base and batted fifth.  1-for-4 with one home run, three two-out RBIs, one run, one strikeout, and grounded into one double play.

Baltimore beat San Diego 12-6

Peter Bourjos (former St. Louis-Philadelphia) started in right field and batted second.  2-for-5 with one home run, two RBIs, two runs, one walk, and one strikeout.
Edubray Ramos (former VSL-Philadelphia) entered in the seventh and pitched to three batters.  He allowed two hits and one earned run.  (p-s:11-5)(ir-s:2-2)

Philadelphia beat Arizona 9-8 in 10innings

Max Scherzer (former 2003 draft selection-Washington) started and pitched 7.1 innings.  He allowed two hits, no runs, one walk, and struck ten out for the winning decision (9-5).  0-for-2 with one sacrifice and one strikeout.  (p-s:108-75)(g/f:3-4)

Washington beat New York-N 4-2

Michael Blazek (former St. Louis-Milwaukee) entered in the in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out.  (p-s:12-8)(g/f:0-2)

Milwaukee beat Los Angeles 7-0

Ruben Tejada (former St. Louis-San Francisco) started at third base and moved to second, batting ninth.  0-for-4, one fielding error, and assisted in one double play.

Coco Crisp (former New Haven-Oakland) started in left field and batted leadoff.  2-for-4 with one triple, one RBI, and one run.
John Axford (former St. Louis-Oakland) entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, one earned run, one walk, threw one wild pitch, and struck one out.  (p-s:14-9)

Oakland beat San Francisco 7-1

David Freese (former St. Louis-Pittsburgh) started started at first base and batted fourth.  2-for-5 with one home run, one RBI, two runs, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.

Pittsburgh beat Seattle 8-1

Royals Beat Cardinals 3-2 In 12 Innings: Carlos Martinez Strikes Out Three Over Six Scoreless Innings; Stephen Piscotty Singles & Hits A Solo Home Run; Jhonny Peralta Singles Twice & Drives In One Run

Individual Highlights:
Matt Carpenter 1-for-5 with one walk, two strikeouts, and one fielding error.
Jhonny Peralta 2-for-6 with one two-out RBI.
Stephen Piscotty 2-for-6 with one home run, one RBI, one run, and one strikeout.
Kolten Wong 1-for-3 with two walks.
Brandon Moss 1-for-1 at the plate.
Jedd Gyorko 1-for-1 at the plate.
Carlos Martinez started and pitched six innings.  He allowed eight hits, no runs, one walk, and struck three out.  1-for-2 at the plate.  (p-s:89-62)(g/f:13-1)
Kevin Siegrist entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, one walk, and threw one wild pitch.  (p-s:18-8)(g/f:0-1)
Tyler Lyons entered in the eighth and pitched to one batter.  He allowed no hits or runs.  (p-s:2-1)(g/f:0-1)(ir-s:2-0)
Matthew Bowman entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out.  (p-s:11-6)(g/f:1-1)
Trevor Rosenthal entered in the 11th and pitched one inning.  He allowed two hits, no runs, and struck two out.  (p-s:20-14)(g/f:0-1)

Rough Outing:
Matt Holliday 0-for-3 with one walk.
Tommy Pham 0-for-2 with one strikeout.
Matt Adams 0-for-6 with three strikeouts.
Jonathan Broxton entered in the eighth and pitched to five batters.  He allowed two hits, one earned run, and one walk.  (p-s:29-19)
Seth Maness entered in the 12th and pitched one inning.  He allowed two hits, one earned run, one walk, threw one wild pitch, and struck one out for the losing decision (0-2).  (p-s:24-15)(g/f:1-1)

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State College Beat Brooklyn 9-8 In 11 Innings: Dylan Tice Homers & Drives In Three Runs; Vincent Jackson Singles, Doubles Twice, & Knocks In Two Runs; Brady Bowen Strikes Out Four Over Two & Two-Thirds Scoreless Inbnings

Individual Highlights:
Tommy Edman 1-for-6 with two runs and one walk.
Dylan Tice 1-for-5 with one home run, three RBIs, one run, one sacrifice, and one hit by pitch.
Vincent Jackson 3-for-6 with two doubles, two two-out RBIs, one run, one stolen base, and two strikeouts.
Ryan McCarvel 1-for-5 with one two-out RBI, one walk, three strikeouts, and assisted in three double plays.
Jeremy Martinez 1-for-3 with one run, three walks, one stolen base, one strikeout, and threw out two base runners.
Ricardo Bautista 1-for-5 with one RBI, one run, one walk, four strikeouts, and one outfield assist.
Josh Swirchak 2-for-6 and assisted in four double plays.
Danny Hudzina 2-for-4 with one two-out RBI, two runs, one walk, one sacrifice, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.
Anthony Ray 1-for-3 with one run, two walks, and one sacrifice.
Spencer Trayner entered in the fifth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, one walk, threw one wild pitch, and struck two out.  (p-s:27-16)(g/f:1-0)
Brady Bowen entered in the seventh and pitched 2.2 innings.  He allowed two hits, no runs, one walk, and struck four out.  (p-s:38-22)(g/f:3-0)
Bobby Wheatley entered in the tenth and pitched two innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, one walk, and struck two out for the winning decision (1-0).  (p-s:28-17)(g/f:1-1)

Rough Outing:
Steven Farinaro started and pitched four innings.  He allowed six hits, two earned runs, three walks, and struck two out.  (p-s:84-50)(g/f:2-1)
Max Almonte entered in the sixth and pitched to four batters.  He allowed one hit, two earned runs, three walks, and threw one wild pitch.  (p-s:18-5)
Greg Tomchik entered in the sixth and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed three hits, four earned runs, one home run, one walk, and struck one out for the blown save (1),  (p-s:23-16)(g/f:0-1)(ir-s:1-0)

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Beloit Beat Peoria 9-4: Brian O'Keefe Doubles, Walks, & Drives In Two Runs; Leobaldo Pina Singles, Doubles, & Knocks In One Run; Tyler Bray Strikes Out Two Over Two Scoreless Innings

Individual Highlights:
Craig Aikin 3-for-5 with one run and one strikeout.
Edmundo Sosa 1-for-4 with one RBI, one sacrifice, and assisted in one double play.
Eliezer Alvarez 0-for-3 with one run, two walks, and assisted in one double play.
Brian O'Keefe 1-for-4 with one double, two two-out RBIs, one walk, and grounded into one double play.
Thomas Spitz 1-for-4 with one double and one strikeout.
R.J. Dennard 1-for-4 with one double, one run, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.
Leobaldo Pina 2-for-4 with one double, one two-out RBI, and one strikeout.
Vaughn Bryan 1-for-3 with one run, one walk, one strikeout, and one fielding error.
Tyler Bray entered in the seventh and pitched two innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, one walk, and struck two out.  (p-s:25-13)(g/f:3-0)

Rough Outing:
Brennan Leitao started and pitched six innings.  He allowed 12 hits, nine runs (eight earned), three walks, and struck six out for the losing decision (4-7).  (p-s:108-75)(g/f:4-5)

Johnson City Beat Danville 5-3: David Oca Strikes Out Four & Allows One Run Over Six Innings For The Win; Andrew Knizner Singles, Doubles, & Drives In One Run; Bryce Denton Singles, Walks Twice, & Knocks In One Run

Individual Highlights:
Allen Cordoba 3-for-4 with one double, two runs, one walk, and assisted in one double play.
Bryce Denton 1-for-3 with one RBI, two runs, two walks, and two strikeouts.
Andrew Knizner 2-for-4 with one double and one RBI.
Luis Bandes 0-for-4 with one RBI, one strikeout, grounded into one double play, and assisted in one double play.
Matt Fiedler 1-for-4 with one double and one strikeout.
DeAndre Asbury-Heath 1-for-3 with one run, one walk, and one strikeout.
David Oca started and pitched six innings.  He allowed four hits, one earned run, two walks, hit two batters, and struck four out for the winning decision (1-0).  (g/f:10-3)
Estarlin Arias entered in the ninth and pitched to three batters.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and hit one batter for the save (1).  (g/f:1-0)(ir-s:1-0)

Rough Outing:
Andrew Brodbeck 0-for-4 with one walk, one caught stealing, and assisted in one double play.
Julio Mateo entered in the seventh and pitched 2.2 innings.  He allowed three hits, two earned runs, hit one batter, and struck two out for the hold (1).  (g/f:4-1)(ir-s:2-0)

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Sweep To The Max! Scherzer K's 10 To Erase Mets

Max Scherzer delivered a dominant performance, holding the Mets to two hits across 7 1/3 shutout innings, and Daniel Murphy hit two home runs to guide the Nationals to a 4-2 victory Wednesday night at Nationals Park to complete a three-game sweep.

Washington Official Site

Gorgeous: Peter Bourjos Is 'MVP' On Phillies' Road Trip

Phillies outfielder Peter Bourjos returned to Arizona and hit like he owned the place.

Philadelphia Official Site

Audio: Same Seung-Hwan Oh Same

Over his last 11 seasons, Seung Hwan Oh recorded 357 saves as he pitched for the Hashin Tigers in Japan (’14-1’5) and Samsung Lions in Korea. And though the right-hander is now back in familiar territory, there’s no difference as he pitches in the 9th inning instead of earlier in the game.

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Fort Myers Beat Palm Beach 5-3: Andrew Sohn Singles Twice, Walks, & Drives In Two Runs; Allen Staton Singles & Knocks In One Run; Michael Heesch Strikes Out One Over Two Hitless/Scoreless Innings

Individual Highlights:
Darren Seferina 2-for-5 with one strikeout, one caught stealing/pickoff, and assisted in one double play.
Casey Grayson 1-for-3 with one run, one walk, and assisted in one double play.
Cole Lankford 1-for-3 with one walk and two strikeouts.
Allen Staton 1-for-4 with one two-out RBI, two strikeouts, and assisted in one double play.
Steve Bean 1-for-4 with one double, one run, and one strikeout.
Andrew Sohn 2-for-3 with two RBIs, one walk, one stolen base, and one strikeout.
Michael Heesch entered in the eighth and pitched two innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out.  (p-s:26-19)(g/f:0-3)

Rough Outing:
Collin Radack 0-for-4 with one walk, one stolen base, three strikeouts, and one outfield assist.
Austin Gomber started and pitched five innings.  He allowed eight hits, three earned runs, one walk, threw one wild pitch, and struck five out for the losing decision (5-6).  (p-s:90-54)(g/f:1-5)
Davis Ward entered in the sixth and pitched two innings.  He allowed five hits and two earned runs.  (p-s:36-24)(g/f:2-3)

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Aledmys Diaz Taking Extra Precaution

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The past few have been rough on Cardinals rookie shortstop Aledmys Diaz.
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Yadier Molina Needs Late Push To Start All-Star Game

If Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina is to earn his fifth career fan-elected All-Star Game selection, he's going to need a late boost of support.

St. Louis Official Site

Video: John Mozeliak Discusses The Return Of Brayan Pena & Giving Yadier Molina Rest

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Brett Wallace Homers In Padres Loss To Orioles

Mark Trumbo made Baltimore's impressive June at the plate historic, launching the club's 55th homer of the month, as the Orioles completed a two-game sweep of the Padres with a 12-6 victory Wednesday afternoon at Petco Park.

San Diego Official Site

Luke VoitWins Home Run Derby; Carson Kelly Selected For Futures Games

BaseballStL recently profiled the Cards’ slugger Luke Voit, originally drafted as a catcher in the 22nd round out of Missouri State, said in that article that two changes spurred his power surge; he switched from catching to first base and changed his stance and hand position.

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Joe Girardi Not Sure When Carlos Beltran Will Return

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Carlos Beltran's health is improving after he experienced tightness in his right hamstring Tuesday, but Girardi couldn't provide a timetable for his best hitter's return to the lineup.

New York-A Official Site

Giants Purchased The Contract Of Ruben Tejada From Triple-A Sacramento

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Aledmys Diaz Could Be Available To Pinch Hit For 6-29-16

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Jenifer Langosch Defends Some Of The Votes For The Sporting News Top 50 Players

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Peoria Starting Lineup 6-29-16

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Cardinals Starting Lineup 6-29-16

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State College Starting Lineup 6-29-16

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Aledmys Diaz Takes Grounders With David Bell

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Johnson City Starting Lineup 6-29-16

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Palm Beach Starting Lineup 6-29-16

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DSL: Cardinals Beat Brewers 11-4 In Game Two Of Doubleheader: Hector Linares Singles Twice, Homers, & Drives In Five Runs; Angel Rondon Strikes Out Four Over Three Scoreless Innings; William Jimenez Singles Twice & Knocks In Two Runs

Individual Highlights:
Julio Rodriguez 2-for-3 with one RBI, two runs, and one sac fly.
Brian Sanchez 0-for-2 with one run, two walks, and two strikeouts.
Carlos Luis 1-for-4 with one triple, one RBI, and two runs.
Hector Linares 3-for-4 with one home run, five two-out RBIs, two runs, and one strikeout.
Dariel Gomez 1-for-3 with one run, one walk, and one strikeout.
Moises Castillo 1-for-4 with one double, one RBI, one run, one strikeout, and one fielding error.
William Jimenez 2-for-4 with two RBIs, and one run.
Angel Rondon started and pitched three innings.  He allowed four hits, no runs, one walk, and struck four out.  (g/f:2-2)
Cristhian Lugo entered in the seventh and pitched to one batter.  He allowed no hits or runs.  (ir-s:1-0)

Rough Outing:
Brian Pirela entered in the fourth and pitched two innings.  He allowed two hits, one earned run, one walk, and struck two out for the winning decision (2-1).  (g/f:3-1)
Jesus Garcia entered in the sixth and pitched 1.2 innings.  He allowed three hits, three runs (two earned), two walks, and struck one out.  (g/f:2-2)

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GCL: Cardinals Beat Marlins 12-11: Stefan Trosclair Singles, Doubles, & Drives In Three Runs; Andy Young Singles, Doubles, Triples, Walks, & Knocks In Two Runs; Robbie Gordon Strikes Out Three Over Two Scoreless Innings

Individual Highlights:
Edwin Figuera 1-for-4 with one double, one RBI, one walk, one caught stealing, and one throwing error.
Dylan Carlson 0-for-4 with one RBI, two runs, one walk, and one strikeout.
Stefan Trosclair 2-for-5 with one double, three RBIs (two w/two-outs), and one strikeout.
Dennis Ortega 2-for-4 with two runs, one walk, threw out one of two base runners, and picked one base runner off.
Sanel Rosendo 2-for-4 with one double, one RBI, one run, and one walk.
Andy Young 3-for-4 with one double, one triple, two RBIs, three runs, and one walk.
Brady Whalen 0-for-2 with two RBIs, one run, one walk, one sac fly, and one fielding error.
Irving Wilson 1-for-1 with one RBI.
Anthony Ciavarella entered in the third and pitched two innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, one walk, and struck two out.  (g/f:1-2)
Robbie Gordon entered in the seventh and pitched two innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, one walk, threw one wild pitch, and struck three out.  (g/f:1-2)

Rough Outing:
Starlin Balbuena 0-for-4 with one walk, one strikeout, and was picked off.
Mike O'Reilly started and pitched two innings.  He allowed one hit, one earned run, one walk, and struck one out.  (g/f:3-3)
Paul Salazar entered in the fifth and pitched to five batters.  He allowed two hits, five runs (four earned), and three walks.
Colton Thomson entered in the fifth and pitched two innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, one walk, and struck one out for the blown save (1).  (g/f:1-1)(ir-s:3-3)
Silas Bohannan entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed six hits, five earned runs, and one walk for the winning decision (1-0).  (g/f:1-2)

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Cardinals Could Dangle Randal Grichuk & Kolten Wong As Trade Bait

Speaking of the Cardinals, it would appear that they could dangle players such as Randal Grichuk and Kolten Wong, considering their relative surplus of position players.

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Video: Jim Hayes & Brad Thompson Preview Tonight's Royals-Cardinals Game

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Matt Carpenter Stakes Claim To The Leadoff Crown

Way back during the spring of 2007, near one of the Cardinals’ practice fields at Roger Dean Stadium, a small group of reporters, team officials, and other talent evaluators had a discussion that began with a simple question. If they were to start a team at that moment, what player — considering age, contract status, position, all the necessary ingredients — would they pick?

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Cardinals Homestand Highlights: Wednesday, June 29 - Thursday, July 7, 2016

After completing another winning road trip (5-3), which included a sweep of the Chicago Cubs, the Cardinals return to Busch Stadium for a nine game homestand. The homestand starts with a two game series versus the defending World Series Champion Kansas City Royals (June 29-30), continues with three games against the Milwaukee Brewers (July 1-3) and concludes with four games versus the Pittsburgh Pirates (July 4-7). The last homestand before the All-Star Break is highlighted by Independence Day, a 1926 World Series Championship Ring giveaway and John Goodman Night. Additionally, fans are encouraged to #VoteMolina for the 2016 All-Star Game in San Diego at cardinals.com/vote through the end of the voting period on Thursday, June 30.

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Two Congress Members Introduced An Act To Limit Minor-League Salaries

Here's your feel-good story of the day: Kentucky congressman Brett Guthrie and Illinois congresswoman Cheri Bustos have introduced a new piece of legislation to the House of Representatives -- and yes, it's relevant to baseball.

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Padres Hire Skip Schumaker As Special Assistant For Baseball Operations

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Sioux Falls Traded Dayner Moreira To Lincoln

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Video: Brayan Pena Has Incredible Respect For Yadier Molina

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Yulieski Gourriel Worked Out For The Astros

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DSL: Cardinals Beat Brewers 7-6 In Game One Of Doubleheader: Elehuris Montero Singles, Doubles, Triples, & Drives In Two Runs; William Jimenez Collects Two Singles & Two RBIs; Fabian Blanco Strikes Out Two & Holds Three Inherited Runners On Base Over One & Two-Thirds Scoreless Innings For The Win

Individual Highlights:
William Jimenez 2-for-2 with two two-out RBIs, one run, and one sacrifice.
Elehuris Montero 3-for-5 with one double, one triple, two RBIs (one w/two-outs), one run, one strikeout, one throwing error, and one fielding error.
Brian Sanchez 0-for-2 with two walks and one strikeout.
Carlos Luis 1-for-3 with one two-out RBI, one run, one hit by pitch, one strikeout, and one fielding error.
Oscar Cotes 2-for-4 with two runs and assisted in one double play.
Moises Castillo 2-for-3 with one two-out RBI and one sacrifice.
Fabian Blanco entered in the seventh and pitched 1.2 innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, two walks, and struck two out for the winning decision (2-0).  (g/f:2-0)(ir-s:3-0)

Rough Outing:
Raffy Ozuna 0-for-5 with one strikeout.
Dariel Gomez 0-for-4 with one strikeout, one missed catch error, and assisted in one double play.
Winston Nicacio started and pitched 4.2 innings.  He allowed six hits, five runs (three earned), two walks, hit one batter, struck three out, and assisted in one double play.  (g/f:8-4)

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Go Fishing With Kyle McClellan At Wednesday's Cardinals Game; Here's How

Two of America’s favorite pastimes come together for an event encouraging kids and families to put down their cell phones and discover the great outdoors. There will be a free catch-and-release pond featured at the Cardinals game as they welcome the Kansas City Royals, Wednesday June 29

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Video: Rex Hudler Once Bloodied His Arms, Then Saluted The Troops

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Video: Matt Carpenter - Daddy Power

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Craig Edwards Says Matt Carpenter Is On Historic Pace

Craig Edwards of Fangraphs.com joined The Kevin Wheeler Show to discuss Matt Carpenter's historic pace to start the season.

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Time For Cardinals To Get Started On Their Home Improvement Project

It’s an enduring mystery: why are the Cardinals so dreadful at home this season?

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Bill DeWitt Jr. Is Perplexed By The Cardinals Current Home Failures, Hopes Current Homestand Changes It

Bill DeWitt Jr. joined Bernie Miklasz to talk about a number of topics including his take on the current team, the inconsistency of the team, surprising offensive output, the 2 rookie stars (Oh and Diaz) performances, the approach to the trade deadline, the player development crew and this year's draft, Trevor Rosenthal's struggles, the idea of Rosey becoming a starter, and the perplexing home record.

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Who Will Be The Heir Of Yadier Molina?

Yadier Molina, at almost 34 years old, has continued to perform on both offense and defense. Sure he’s not the same Yadi as five or six years ago, but he has yet to show he needs a replacement. However, in a few more years things may change. The Cardinals should start to explore all the options they have in front of them. As part of the Mozeliak faithful, I’m certain that this is an issue that has been on Mo’s mind.

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Rick Hummel On The Morning After 6-29-16

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Dustin Beggs Promoted From Short-Season Rookie-Level Gulf Coast League To Short-Season Single-A Batavia

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Yadier Molina Passing Best Defensive Catcher Crown Across State To Salvador Perez

Each time Salvador Perez goes to the plate when Yadier Molina is behind it, they have the same conversation.

ESPN

Carlos Martinez To Make First Career Start Vs. Royals

While the Kansas City Royals headed for St. Louis after an 8-4 loss to the Cardinals on Tuesday night, center fielder Lorenzo Cain was going for an MRI.

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Here's The Cardinals' Checklist Of Things To Do

With the Cardinals 76 games into the schedule and closing in on the halfway mark to the 2016 season, I wanted to jump ahead and take a look at some areas that need to be addressed and fixed for this team to maximize its potential. A National League wild card spot is easily available for a talented but enigmatic team that’s capable of improving internally. Their power-driven offense won’t be enough.

101 ESPN

Gun-Storage Truck Coming To Busch After All-Star Break

Personal firearm storage at home Cardinals games is just a couple of weeks away.
KMOX

Former Army reservist Justin Hulsey’s goal of opening an armored truck to store guns and other valuables for people heading to downtown sporting events is nearly ready to launch, but questions about licensing could prove to be a barrier.
Post-Dispatch

Former Cardinals Playing In MLB 6-28-16: Coco Crisp Doubles, Walks, & Drives In One Run; Albert Pujols Collects Two Singles & One RBI; Steve Cishek Pitches One Scoreless Inning For The Save



Carlos Beltran (former St. Louis-New York-A) started in right field and batted second.  1-for-1 at the plate.

Texas beat New York-A 7-1

Jason Heyward (former St. Louis-Chicago-N) started in right field and batted second.  1-for-6 with one walk and three strikeouts.

Chicago-N beat Cincinnati 7-2 in 15 innings

A.J. Pierzynski (former St. Louis-Atlanta) started at catcher and batted sixth.  0-for-3 and allowed four stolen bases.

Cleveland beat Atlanta 5-3

Blaine Boyer (former St. Louis-Milwaukee) entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed two hits, no runs, and struck one out.  (p-s:19-13)(g/f:1-0)

Los Angeles beat Milwaukee 6-5

Peter Bourjos (former St. Louis-Philadelphia) started in right field and batted second.  1-for-4 with one walk, one strikeout, and one caught stealing.

Philadelphia beat Arizona 4-3

Colby Rasmus (former St. Louis-Houston) started in left field and batted fifth.  2-for-5 with one strikeout.
Pat Neshek (former St. Louis-Houston) entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed two hits and no runs.  (p-s:16-12)(g/f:1-1)

Albert Pujols (former St. Louis-Anaheim) started as designated hitter and batted third.  2-for-4 with one two-out RBI, one stolen base, and one strikeout.

Houston beat Anaheim 7-1

Carlos Villanueva (former St. Louis-San Diego) entered in the sixth and pitched to nine batters.  He allowed six hits, seven earned runs, one home run, one walk, and struck two out.  (p-s:36-25)

Baltimore beat San Diego 11-7

David Freese (former St. Louis-Pittsburgh) started at third base and batted sixth.  1-for-4 with one two-out RBI.

Steve Cishek (former St. Louis-Seattle) entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit and  no runs for the save (18).  (p-s:22-16)(g/f:3-0)

Seattle beat Pittsburgh 5-2

Coco Crisp (former New Haven-Oakland) started in centerfield and batted leadoff.  2-for-5 with one double, one two-out RBI, one run, and one walk.
John Axford (former St. Louis-Oakland) entered in the sixth and pitched to three batters.  He allowed two hits, three earned runs, and one walk for the blown save (4).  (p-s:15-6)
Marc Rzepczynski (former St. Louis-Oakland) entered in the sixth and pitched to five batters.  He allowed one hit, one earned run, one international walk, and hit one batter.  (p-s:13-5)(g/f:1-1)(ir-s:2-2)

Oakland beat San Francisco 13-11

Mark Reynolds (former St. Louis-Colorado) started at first base and batted sixth.  1-for-5 with one strikeout and assisted in one double play.
Daniel Descalso (former St. Louis-Colorado) entered late in the game at second base and batted ninth.  0-for-1 with one walk and one strikeout.
Jason Motte (former St. Louis-Colorado) entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed two hits, one unearned run, and struck one out.  (p-s:19-15)(g/f:2-0)

Toronto beat Colorado 14-9

Former Cardinals Draft Selections Playing In Summer Collegiate Leagues 6-28-16: Joe Gillette Singles, Walks, & Drives In Two Runs; Cadyn Grenier Singles, Walks, & Knocks In One Run; Parker Kelly Strikes Out One Over One & A Third Scoreless Innings For The Win



Alaska Baseball League:

Joe Gillette (former 2014 draft selection-Anchorage) started in right field and batted third.  1-for-4 with two RBIs, one walk, one stolen base, and one strikeout.

Anchorage beat Peninsula 7-3

Cape Cod League:

Cadyn Grenier (former 2015 draft selection-Falmouth) started at third base and batted eighth.  1-for-3 with one RBI, one run, one walk, and two stolen bases.

Hyannis beat Falmouth 6-3

Great West League:

Parker Kelly (former 2015 draft selection-Medford) entered in the eighth and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed two hits, no runs, and struck one out for the winning decision.  (p-s:29-16)

Medford beat Lodi 5-4

Northwoods League:

Matt Vierling (former 2015 draft selection-Madison) started in centerfield and batted sixth.  0-for-4 with one RBI and one walk.

Madison beat Lakeshore 7-5

Matt Carpenter Plays All-Star-Like Role Against Royals

Matt Carpenter's first-half production should make him a shoo-in to be a part of next month's All-Star Game presented by MasterCard festivities. But even though he's been among the game's most dangerous offensive players since the start of 2013, it's debatable whether due notoriety has followed.

St. Louis Official Site

Brayan Pena's Return Must Mean More Rest For Yadier Molina

Welcome back, Brayan Pena.

BenFred

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Aledmys Diaz Is OK But Will Miss Some Time; Brayan Pena Back, Eric Fryer Designated; Matt Carpenter Streak Snapped; Two In 'Futures' Game; Fracas At Memphis

Aledmys Diaz’s partially closed, swollen right eye looked as if he might be behind on points late in a prize fight, but the Cardinals’ rookie shortstop is optimistic that he will be back in the lineup in a couple of days.

Post-Dispatch

Seung-Hwan Oh Is Logical Choice In Relief Of Trevor Rosenthal

There wasn’t enough data for Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak to truly know what to expect from reliever Seung Hwan Oh when he signed the Korean righthander in January. He concedes as much.

Post-Dispatch

Video: Despite The Cardinals' Win, Seung-Hwan Oh Admits He Wasn't Too Satisfied With His Outing In Ninth

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Beloit Beat Peoria 4-3 In 12 Innings: Chris Chinea Singles, Doubles Twice, & Drives In One Run; Nick Frey Strikes Out Three & Holds One Inherited Runner On Base Over Two Scoreless Innings; Gerwuins Velazco Strikes Out One & Holds One Inherited Runner On Base Over Two & A Third Scoreless Innings

Individual Highlights:
Magneuris Sierra 2-for-6 with one run, one strikeout, two caught stealing, and one outfield assist.
Edmundo Sosa 3-for-4 with one run, one sacrifice, and one strikeout.
Eliezer Alvarez 1-for-4 with one double, one intentional walk, one strikeout, and one caught stealing.
Brian O'Keefe 0-for-4 with one RBI, one run, one walk, and two strikeouts.
Chris Chinea 3-for-5 with two doubles and one two-out RBI.
Jose Godoy 0-for-5 with one RBI and allowed one stolen base.
Gerwuins Velazco entered in the fifth and pitched 2.1 innings.  He allowed two hits, no runs, one walk, and struck one out.  (p-s:49-30)(g/f:1-3)(ir-s:1-0)
Nick Frey entered in the seventh and pitched two innings.  He allowed three hits, no runs, and struck three out.  (p-s:38-28)(g/f:1-0)(ir-s:1-0)

Rough Outing:
Vaughn Bryan 0-for-5 with four strikeouts.
Dylan Becker 0-for-4 with one walk.
Thomas Spitz 0-for-5 with two strikeouts.
Juan Perez started and pitched 4.1 innings.  He allowed three hits, two earned runs, six walks, threw one wild pitch, one balk, and struck four out.  (p-s:94-51)(g/f:3-5)
Steven De La Cruz entered in the ninth and pitched 2.1 innings.  He allowed two hits, one earned run, one intentional walk, and struck three out.  (p-s:39-23)(g/f:2-1)(ir-s:1-0)
Jorge Rodriguez entered in the 12th and pitched to five batters.  He allowed two hits, one earned run, one intentional walk, and struck one out for the losing decision (1-1).  (p-s:18-7)

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Peoria Journal Star Post Game

Video: Mike Matheny On Cardinals Finishing Current Road Trip 5-3

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Former Cardinals Playing In The Mexican League 6-28-16: Daric Barton & Luis Garcia Each Hit Solo Home Runs; Eugenio Velez Doubles Twice & Walks; Maikel Cleto Strikes Out One Over One Hitless/Scoreless Inning For The Hold

Daric Barton (former Peoria-Puebla) started at first base and batted sixth.  1-for-5 with one home run, one RBI, one run, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.

Puebla beat Monterrey 5-3 in 12 innings

Eugenio Velez (former Memphis-Monclova) started in left field and batted leadoff.  2-for-4 with two doubles, two runs, and one walk.

Monclova beat Tabasco 7-1

Jose Martinez (former Springfield-Veracruz) started at second base and batted sixth.  0-for-3 with one walk and one fielding error.

Niko Vasquez (former Sprignfield-Laguna) started at shortstop and batted eighth.  1-for-2 with one double, three runs, two walks, and assisted in three double plays.
Maikel Cleto (former St. Louis-Laguna) entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out for the hold (4).  (p-s:11-6)(g/f:1-0)

Laguna beat Veracruz 10-3

Iker Franco (former Springfield-Quintana Roo) started at catcher and batted seventh.  1-for-3 at the plate.

Quintana Roo beat Tijuana 5-2

Eliezer Alfonzo (former Peoria-Mexico) started as designated hitter and batted seventh.  1-for-3 at the plate.

Luis Garcia (former New Haven-Yucatan) started as designated hitter and batted fifth.  1-for-4 with one home run, one RBI, and one run.

Yucatan beat Mexico 7-0

Carlos Martinez Eyes Continued Success Against Royals

As the I-70 Series shifts to St. Louis, Royals right-hander Edinson Volquez (7-7, 5.15 ERA) will have a chance for redemption as he squares off against Cardinals righty Carlos Martinez (7-5, 3.02) on Wednesday in the opener of a two-game set at Busch Stadium.

St. Louis Official Site

2016 Texas League All-Star Game: South Beat North 8-5: Bruce Caldwell Hits A Three-Run Homer; Harrison Bader Singles Three Times & Doubles; Luke Voit Singles & Doubles

North:
Harrison Bader started in centerfield and batted leadoff.  4-for-5 with one double, one run, and one strikeout.
Bruce Caldwell entered late in the game at second base and batted second.  1-for-2 with one home run, three RBIs, and one run.
Luke Voit started as designated hitter and batted third.  2-for-5 with one double and one strikeout.
Paul DeJong entered late in the game at third base and batted fifth.  0-for-3 with two strikeouts.
Carson Kelly started at catcher and batted seventh.  1-for-2 and allowed two stolen bases.
Daniel Poncedeleon entered in the fifth and pitched two innings.  He allowed five hits, four earned runs, one home run, two walks, and struck one out.  (p-s:45-26)(g/f:2-1)
Josh Lucas entered in the eighth and pitched to one batter.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out.  (p-s:5-3)

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Springfield News-Leader Post Game

Video: Kolten Wong Jokes Of The Tag That Accidentally Hit Him In The Face

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New Orleans Beat Memphis 8-7: Randal Grichuk Doubles & Drives In Two Runs; Jose Martinez Singles & Knocks In Two Runs; Charlie Tilson Singles Twice & Hits A Solo Home Run

Individual Highlights:
Charlie Tilson 3-for-5 with one home run, one RBI, three runs, and one stolen base.
Michael McKenry 1-for-2 with one home run, one RBI, three runs, three walks, one stolen base, and allowed two stolen bases.
Randal Grichuk 1-for-5 with one double, two RBIs, and one strikeout.
Jose Martinez 1-for-5 with two two-out RBIs, one strikeout, and one fielding error.
Dean Anna 1-for-4 with one RBI, one sac fly, and assisted in one double play.
Carlos Peguero 1-for-1 at the plate.
Breyvic Valera one run, one walk, and one sacrifice.
Corey Littrell entered in the seventh and pitched 1.2 innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out.  (p-s:15-10)(g/f:3-1)(ir-s:1-0)
Juan Gonzalez entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs.  (p-s:13-10)(g/f:2-1)

Rough Outing:
David Washington 0-for-4 with one walk, two strikeouts, and one fielding error.
Alex Reyes started and pitched 3.2 innings.  He allowed six hits, six runs (four earned), one home run, one walk, threw one wild pitch, and struck four out for the losing decision (2-1).  0-for-1 with one strikeout.  (p-s:85-53)(g/f:5-2)
Kurt Heyer entered in the fourth and pitched 2.2 innings.  He allowed two hits, two earned runs, five walks, threw one wild pitch, and struck four out.  1-for-1 at the plate.  (p-s:72-40)(g/f:2-2)(ir-s:1-0)

Former Cardinals:
Xavier Scruggs 0-for-5 with three strikeouts.

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Memphis Official Site Post Game

Cardinals Beat Royals 8-4: Matt Carpenter Doubles, Walks Twice, Homers, & Drives In Two Runs; Brandon Moss Doubles & Knocks In One Run; Jonathan Broxton Strikes Out One Over One Hitless/Scoreless Inning

Individual Highlights:
Matt Carpenter 2-for-3 with one double, one home run, two RBIs, two runs, two walks, and one strikeout.
Brandon Moss 1-for-5 with one double, one RBI, one run, and two strikeouts.
Matt Holliday 1-for-5 with one RBI.
Stephen Piscotty 1-for-4 with one double, one run, one hit by pitch, one stolen base, grounded into one double play, and one fielding error.
Matt Adams 2-for-3 with one RBI and one sac fly.
Yadier Molina 0-for-4 with one RBI and one run.
Kolten Wong 1-for-3 with one RBI, one run, and one walk.
Greg Garcia 1-for-4 with one RBI, one run, and one strikeout.
Jonathan Broxton entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out.  (p-s:9-7)(g/f:1-0)
Kevin Siegrist entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out.  (p-s:11-8)(g/f:1-0)
Seung-Hwan Oh entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed two hits, no runs, and one walk.  (p-s:25-16)(g/f:1-1)

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Johnson City Beat Elizabethton 3-1 In Game Two Of Doubleheader: Ian Oxnevad Strikes Out Four & Allows One Run Over Six Innings For The Win; Joshua Lopez Singles Twice & Drives In Two Runs; Yeison Medina Strikes Out One Over One Scoreless Inning For The Save

Individual Highlights:
Stephen Zavala 0-for-2 with two walks and one strikeout.
Yariel Gonzalez 2-for-4 with two runs.
Joshua Lopez 2-for-3 with two RBIs (one w/two-outs).
Matt Fiedler 1-for-2 with one walk.
Ian Oxnevad started and pitched six innings.  He allowed five hits, one earned run, one home run, and struck four out for the winning decision (1-0).  (g/f:6-6)
Yeison Medina entered in the sixth and pitched one inning.  He allowed two hits, no runs, and struck one out for the save (2).  (g/f:1-0)

Rough Outing:
Joey Hawkins 0-for-2 with one walk, one strikeout, was picked off, and assisted in one double play.
Carlos Torres 0-for-3 with two strikeouts.

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Brooklyn Beat State College 6-2: Greg Tomchik Strikes Out One & Holds Three Inherited Runners On Base Over One & A Third Hitless/Scoreless Innings; Ricardo Bautista Singles & Drives In One Run; Eric Carter Strikes Out One Over One Scoreless Inning

Individual Highlights:
Bladimil Franco 1-for-3 with one run, one walk, and one strikeout.
Ricardo Bautista 1-for-4 with one RBI and one strikeout.
Carson Cross started and pitched five innings.  He allowed eight hits, three runs (two earned), one walk, threw one wild pitch, and struck six out for the losing decision (1-1).  (p-s:83-55)(g/f:6-3)
Eric Carter entered in the sixth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck one out.  (p-s:16-10)
Greg Tomchik entered in the eighth and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out.  (p-s:16-11)(g/f:1-1)(ir-s:3-0)

Rough Outing:
Tommy Edman 0-for-4 with one strikeout.
Jose Martinez 1-for-4 with one strikeout, one throwing error, and one fielding error.
Elier Rodriguez 0-for-4 with one strikeout.
Chris Rivera 0-for-2 with one walk and threw out one of three base runners.
Dewin Perez entered in the seventh and pitched 1.2 innings.  He allowed three hits, three runs (one earned), two walks, and struck two out.  (p-s:42-25)(g/f:3-0)

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State College Official Site Post Game

Carlos Beltran Listed As Day-To-Day With Hamstring Cramp

Mark Feinsand Twitter

Less than a week after the Yankees returned to full strength for the first time in a month, the health of their best hitter is now in jeopardy.
New York-A Official Site

Video: Brayan Pena On Being Back "I Was Waiting For This Moment"

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

Aledmys Diaz Hit In Side/Back By Foul Ball

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Fort Myers Beat Palm Beach 3-2: Cody Schumacher Strikes Out Two & Holds Two Inherited Runners On Base Over Two & A Third Scoreless Innings; Casey Grayson Doubles & Drives In One Run; Blake Drake Singles & Knocks In One Run

Individual Highlights:
Darren Seferina 1-for-4 with one triple, one run, and one strikeout.
Blake Drake 1-for-4 with one RBI, one run, and one strikeout.
Collin Radack 0-for-3 with one hit by pitch and one strikeout.
Casey Grayson 1-for-4 with one double, one RBI, and one strikeout.
Jhohan Acevedo 1-for-3 at the plate.
Cody Schumacher entered in the sixth and pitched 2.1 innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, one walk, and struck two out.  (p-s:42-26)(g/f:2-1)(ir-s:2-0)
Kyle Grana entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed two hits and no runs.  (p-s:17-12)(g/f:1-1)

Rough Outing:
Rest Of The Team

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Luke Voit Wins 2016 Texas League Home Run Derby

Springfield Official Twitter

Luke Voit received a hometown hero’s ovation.Voit hit a total of 30 home runs to pull off a win in the Home Run Derby that preceded the 2016 Texas League All-Star Game at Hammons Field Tuesday night.“
Springfield News-Leader
Video

Carlos Beltran Leaves Game With Tight Right Hamstring

Sweeny Murti Twitter

Rich Hill Will Return To Athletics Rotation On Saturday

Jane Lee Twitter

An A's team ravaged by injuries this season is finally on the mend, with plans to activate left-hander Rich Hill from the disabled list Saturday for a home start against the Pirates.
Oakland Official Site

Jeremy Ydens Is Metro Baseball Player Of The Year

Jeremy Ydens went into his senior season expected to produce after hitting better than .400 and posting a 1.69 ERA in his junior season.

SF Gate

Phil Hughes To Have Season-Ending Shoulder Surgery

Phil Miller Twitter

Video: Mike Matheny Praised Eric Fryer's Recent Stint With The Cardinals

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Rex Hudler Says The Royals Are No Fluke

101 ESPN

Memphis Starting Lineup 6-28-16

Memphis Official Twitter

Video: Aledmys Diaz Won't Play Tonight Against The Royals

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

Johnson City Beat Elizabethton 2-0 In Game One Of Doubleheader: Daniel Castano Strikes Out Two Over Three Scoreless Innings; Ramon Santos Strikes Out One Over Four Scoreless Innings For The Win; Allen Cordoba Doubles & Drives In One Run

Individual Highlights:
Allen Cordoba 1-for-3 with one double, one two-out RBI, two strikeouts, and assisted in one double play.
Luis Bandes 0-for-2 with one run, one hit by pitch, and assisted in one double play.
Andrew Knzner 0-for-2 with one hit by pitch and threw out one base runner.
Shane Billings 0-for-2 with one walk.
Matt Fiedler 0-for-1 with one walk.
Caleb Lopes 0-for-1 with one RBI and one walk.
DeAndre Asbury-Heath 1-for-2 with one double, one run, and grounded into one double play.
Daniel Castano started and pitched three innings.  He allowed two hits, no runs, and struck two out.  (g/f:5-1)
Ramon Santos entered in the fourth and pitched four innings.  He allowed two hits, no runs, one walk, hit one batter, and struck one out for the winning decision (1-0).  (g/f:3-5)

Rough Outing:
Rest Of The Team

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State College Starting Lineup 6-28-16

State College Official Twitter

Giants Assign Gio Brusa To Short-Season Single-A Salem-Keizer

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Aledmys Diaz Thinks He'll Be Back In A 'Couple Of Days'; Bench Clearing Brawl Between Memphis & New Orleans

Aledmys Diaz’s partially closed, swollen eye looked as if he might be behind on points late in a prize fight but the Cardinals’ rookie shortstop is optimistic that he will be back in the lineup in a few days.
Cardinal Beat

Though he has the look of someone who just ducked out of a boxing ring, Cardinals rookie shortstop Aledmys Diaz will avoid the disabled list and should be back in the lineup as soon as the swelling around his right eye subsides.
St. Louis Official Site

Mets Purchase The Contract Of Tyler Herron From Fargo-Moorhead

The contract of Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks RHP Tyler Herron has been purchased by the New York Mets organization, the American Association announced on Tuesday.

American Association Official Site

Peoria Starting Lineup 6-28-16

Peoria Official Twitter

Kevin Maitan Leads A Talented Group Of Venezuelan Prospects

each year the process of international firms, whose official date is July 2, the 30 major league teams try to ensure the best talents outside the territory of the United States to feed their farms and ensure a promising future in their organizations.  (Translated)

LVBP Official Site

Steve Physioc Discusses The Royals-Cardinals Series With The Turn 6-28-16

101 ESPN

Jenifer Langosch On Aledmys Diaz's Injury & If The Cardinals Will Have More Than One All-Star

101 ESPN

Palm Beach Starting Lineup 6-28-16

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Cardinals Starting Lineup 6-28-16

St. Louis Official Twitter

Yulieski Gourriel Would Like To Sign In Next Week Or Two

Marc Carig Twitter

River City Placed Joe Scanio On The Seven-Day Injured List

Frontier League Official Site

Southern Maryland Signed Ryde Rodriguez For 2016 Season

Atlantic League Official Site

Padres Placed Jon Jay On The 15-Day Disabled List With Broken Forearm & Transferred Jon Edwards From The 15-Day To 60-Day Disabled List

San Diego Official Twitter

Jon Jay, the Padres' most consistent offensive performer this season and one of their top trade chips, will likely miss at least a month with a fracture in his right forearm. He was placed on the disabled list Tuesday, and outfielder Alex Dickerson was recalled from Triple-A El Paso in his place.
San Diego Official Site

Carson Kelly & Alex Reyes To Represent Cardinals In 2016 Futures Game; Garry Templeton Named As Coach

The crystal ball that is the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game has been polished and is once again ready to predict the future stars of Major League Baseball.
MLB Official Site

A year ago, the Cardinals expected to send one of the best arms they had in the organization to the biggest stage baseball has for prospects.
Bird Land

Memphis Redbirds right-handed pitcher Alex Reyes, the top prospect in the St. Louis Cardinals organization and seventh-ranked in baseball, was selected to the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, which will be played in San Diego during All-Star festivities.
KMOV

Kyle McClellan Reviews Benjamin Hochman's Fantasy Camp Performance On The Writer's Block 6-28-16

Former Cardinals pitcher Kyle McClellan joined The Writers’ Block on Tuesday to discuss Benjamin Hochman’s performance at last weekend’s Cardinals Fantasy Camp, where McClellan served as a coach.

Inside STL

Video: Jim Hayes & Brad Thompson Preview Tonight's Cardinals-Royals Game

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Bud Norris Drawing Heaving Trade Interest With Recent Success

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GCL: Cardinals Beat Astros 5-1: Carlos Talavera Singles, Doubles, Walks, & Drives In Two Runs; Alvaro Seijas Strikes Out Three & Allows One Run Over Six Innings For The Win; Luis Flores Doubles & Knocks In One Run

Individual Highlights:
Edwin Figuera 1-for-4 with one two-out RBI, one sacrifice, and assisted in one double play.
Carlos Rodriguez 0-for-2 with two walks and two strikeouts.
Dylan Carlson 1-for-1 with one run.
Irving Wilson 1-for-3 with one walk, one hit by pitch, two strikeouts, assisted in one double play, and threw out three of four base runners.
Hunter Newman 1-for-5 with one two-out RBI and three strikeouts.
Sanel Rosendo 1-for-3 with one run, one walk, and one strikeout.
Luis Flores 1-for-4 with one double, one RBI, one run, and two strikeouts.
Carlos Talavera 2-for-3 with one double, two RBIs, one run, one walk, and was picked off.
Alvaro Seijas started and pitched six innings.  He allowed five hits, one earned runs, two walks, and struck three out for the winning decision (1-0).  (g/f:5-8)
Jonathon Mulford entered in the seventh and pitched two innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, one walk, and struck three out for the hold (2).  (g/f:1-1)
Josh Wirsu entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out.  (g/f;2-0)

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Cardinals Could Use Carlos Gonzalez

Carlos Gonzalez — The Colorado Rockies traded Troy Tulowitzki at last year’s deadline, so it’s not unreasonable they would trade a coveted left-handed hitting outfielder with power in an effort to add to their stock of young talent this year. The St. Louis Cardinals and Seattle Mariners could both use a big bat and Gonzalez would fit well into the lineup of both teams.

Today's Knuckleball

Winnipeg Placed Adam Heisler On The Disabled List

American Association Official Twitter

DSL: Cardinals @ Brewers Postponed For 6-28-16

MiLB Official Site

Cardinals Activated Brayan Pena From The Disabled List & Designated Eric Fryer For An Assignment

The St. Louis Cardinals announced prior to tonight's game that they have activated switch-hitting catcher Brayan Pena (left knee surgery) from the 15-day disabled list and designated catcher Eric Fryer for assignment.
St. Louis Official Site

Yadier Molina has a new backup.
Fox Sports Midwest

Chris Thomas Had Tommy John Surgery

Jrocke217 Twitter

Video: Seth Maness Says His Command Was A Lot Better In Pitching Two Clean Innings Against The Royals

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

Derrick Goold On The Press Box 6-28-16

Inside STL

Video: Trevor Rosenthal Is Working To Make The Adjustments He Needs To Make To Get His Closer Job Back

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

A-Advanced Palm Beach Sent Josh Wirsu On Rehab Assignment At Short-Season Rookie-Level Gulf Coast League

Jrocke217 Twitter

Is This Really The End For Adam Wainwright?

It’s become painful to watch one of my baseball heroes play.

Belleville News-Democrat

Matt Carpenter & The Greatest Leadoff Seasons Of All-Time

In 1990, Rickey Henderson came to the plate in the leadoff spot 588 times (out of 594 total plate appearances). He hit 28 homers out of that slot, walking 95 times and striking out just 60, en route to a .326/.439/.579 line as Oakland’s No. 1 hitter. He also stole 65 bases and was caught on just 10 attempts. All told, he produced a 10.2-WAR season that has since been eclipsed by only three position players: Barry Bonds, Cal Ripken, and Mike Trout.

Fangraphs

The 2016 NL All-Star Roster & The Most Deserving Cardinals

Balloting for the 2016 MLB All-Star game closes Thursday night at 10:59 p.m. St. Louis time.

101 ESPN

Matt Holliday Pushing Back Father Time

St. Louis Cardinals left fielder and designated hitter Matt Holliday can't please everybody. After 13 straight seasons of recording an on base percentage of .370 or better, Holliday has taken a page out of the basher playbook this season and slugged a little. He enters tonight's game against the Kansas City Royals with 15 home runs, 14 doubles, and a slugging percentage of .500.

KSDK

Former Cardinals Playing In NPB 6-28-16: Hector Luna Singles



Hector Luna (former St. Louis-Hiroshima) started at third base and batted fourth.  1-for-4 with one run.

Hiroshima beat Yakult 3-2

Kevin Maitan Is Venezuela's Next Great Prospect

It’s been a long time since Venezuela has ever had an amateur prospect as good as Kevin Maitan.

Baseball America

The Story Of Jim Hickman & His Cardinals Connections

The Cardinals were a significant part of the baseball career of Jim Hickman. He signed his first professional contract with the Cardinals, played in their minor-league system for six seasons and ended his big-league playing career with them. Also, Hickman’s two best games in the major leagues came against the Cardinals.

RetroSimba

Former Cardinals Playing In MLB 6-27-16: Daniel Descalso Singles & Drives In Two Runs; Mark Reynolds Doubles & Knocks In One Run; Edubray Ramos Strikes Out Three Over Two Scoreless Innings For The Hold



David Freese (former St. Louis-Pittsburgh) started at first base and batted second.  0-for-4 with two strikeouts and assisted in one double play.

Los Angeles beat Pittsburgh 5-4

Jason Heyward (former St. Louis-Chicago-N) started in centerfield and moved to right, batting second.  2-for-5 with one two-out RBI and two runs.

Chicago-N beat Cincinnati 11-8

A.J. Pierzynski (former St. Louis-Atlanta) entered late in the game at a pinch hitter and batted ninth.  1-for-1 with one double and one RBI.
Tyrell Jenkins (former Palm Beach-Atlanta) entered in the third and pitched four innings.  He allowed six hits, four earned runs, one home run, one walk, and struck three out for the losing decision (0-1).  0-for-1 at the plate.  (p-s:54-34)(g/f:3-3)(ir-s:1-0)

Cleveland beat Atlanta 8-3

Mark Reynolds (former St. Louis-Colorado) started at first base and batted fifth.  1-for-3 with one double, one RBI, one run, one walk, and one strikeout.
Daniel Descalso (former St. Louis-Colorado) started at second base and batted sixth.  1-for-4 with two RBIs and two strikeouts.
Jason Motte (former St. Louis-Colorado) entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, one earned run, and one home run.  (p-s:15-10)(g/f:1-0)

Colorado beat Toronto 9-5

Peter Bourjos (former St. Louis-Philadelphia) started in right field and batted second.  3-for-5 with one double, two runs, and one strikeout.
Edubray Ramos (former VSL-Philadelphia) entered in the sixth and pitched two innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, one walk, and stuck three out for the hold (2).  (p-s:24-17)(g/f:2-0)

Philadelphia beat Arizona 8-0

Coco Crisp (former New Haven-Oakland) started in centerfield and batted leadoff.  1-for-3 with two runs and two walks.
Marc Rzepczynski (former St. Louis-Oakland) entered in the ninth and pitched to one batter.  He allowed no hits or runs.  (p-s:1-1)(g/f:1-0)(ir-s:1-0)

Oakland beat San Francisco 8-3

Colby Rasmus (former St. Louis-Houston) started in left field and batted fifth.  2-for-4 with one walk and one strikeout.
Luke Gregerson (former Springfield-Houston) entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck one out for the winning decision (3-1).  (p-s:12-10)(g/f:1-1)

Albert Pujols (former St. Louis-Anaheim) started as designated hitter and batted third.  1-for-3 with one walk.
Shane Robinson (former St. Louis-Anaheim) entered late in the game as a pinch runner.
Fernando Salas (former St. Louis-Anaheim) entered in the eighth and pitched to eighth batters.  He allowed two hits, two earned runs, and three walks for the losing decision (3-5).  (p-s:34-15)(g/f:1-2)(ir-s:1-0)

Houston beat Anaheim 4-2

Carlos Beltran (former St. Louis-New York-A) started as designated hitter and batted third.  3-for-4 with two runs and one walk.

Texas beat New York-A 9-6

Michael Wacha To Face Yordano Ventura In Finale At Kansas City

Yordano Ventura will be back Tuesday for the Kansas City Royals and Brayan Pena figures to be added to the St. Louis Cardinals' active roster.

Fox Sports Midwest

Former Cardinals Draft Selections Playing In Summer Collegiate Leagues 6-27-16: Joe Gillette Singles, Walks, & Drives In One Run; Josh Rolette Singles



Alaska Baseball League:

Joe Gillette (former 2014 draft selection-Anchorage) started in right field and batted third.  1-for-4 with one RBI, one walk, and one strikeout.

Peninsula beat Anchorage 7-6

Josh Rolette (former 2015 draft selection-Matsu) started as designated hitter and batted fifth.  1-for-4 with one strikeout.

Matsu beat Chugiak 4-3

Seth Maness, Trevor Rosenthal Look Sharp In Relief Roles

Monday night's outings by Seth Maness and Trevor Rosenthal may have been innocuous in the Cardinals' 6-2 loss to the Royals. But for two relievers trying to work their way back into more familiar high-leverage roles, their appearances represented encouraging steps forward.

St. Louis Official Site