Saturday, August 19, 2017

David Freese: 'We're Fighting, But You've Got To Win'

David Freese figured the ball wouldn't get out. But as he ran down the first-base line after launching Seung Hwan Oh's fastball to deep center field, the ball kept carrying toward the wall in front of the Cardinals' bullpen. It landed just shy, in the glove of Tommy Pham, for a sacrifice fly that pulled the Pirates within a run.

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Friday, August 18, 2017

Cardinals Piecing Together Bullpen Without Trevor Rosenthal

The Cardinals have picked a path of patience en route to determining what's next for Trevor Rosenthal, their closer now sidelined by an elbow injury. The club isn't afforded the similar luxury of time, however, when it comes to finding a way to replace him in the bullpen.

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Albert Pujols Ties Ties Home Run Record For Foreign-Born Player

The postgame storyline seemed set: The Angels outslug the Orioles for a needed win over a fellow American League Wild Card contender behind five home runs, including a historic fastball shot from Albert Pujols. Then manager Mike Scioscia threw a curve with a change in his bullpen order.

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Seung-Hwan Oh Earns 19th Save Of Season

Oh was the Cards' third pitcher to appear in the ninth. With the Cards leading 11-8, Matt Bowman got Jose Osuna on a fly ball to right field, but walked two batters straight and hit another to load the bases. Zack Duke replaced Bowman, but the left-handed pitcher also gave up a walk to Josh Bell and let the Pirates cut the deficit to 11-9.

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Trevor Rosenthal, Adam Wainwright Having Elbows Evaluated; Kolten Wong Scratched; Extra Bases

Before determining whether surgery is necessary to address an injury inside his right elbow, Cardinals closer Trevor Rosenthal will seek a second opinion with a specialist as early as next week.

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Ex-Cardinals Power Cubs

While the 2017 Cardinals seemingly have alternated daily between contention and pretension, two former Cardinals, tried and true postseason veterans, have come alive with their neighbors to the north.

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Peoria Postgame Interview 8-18-17: Anthony Shew

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State College Beat West Virginia 5-2 In 15 Innings: Scott Hurst Singles & Hits A Three-Run Homer; Joshua Lopez & Zach Kirtley Each Hit Solo Home Runs; Noel Gonzalez Strikes Out Six Over Three Scoreless Innings

Individual Highlights:
Scott Hurst started in centerfield and batted second.  2-for-7 with one home run, three RBIs (one w/two-outs), one run, and three strikeouts.
Yariel Gonzalez started at third base and moved to first, batting third.  1-for-6 with one double and one walk.
Joshua Lopez started at catcher and batted fourth.  1-for-6 with one home run, one two-out RBI, one run, one strikeout, and allowed one stolen base.
Brandon Benson started in right field and batted fifth.  1-for-5 with one walk and two strikeouts.
Bryce Denton started in left field and batted sixth.  3-for-6 with one strikeout.
Zach Kirtley started at second base and batted seventh.  1-for-6 with one home run, one RBI, one run, one strikeout, and grounded into one double play.
Matt Davis started at first base and batted eighth.  1-for-3 with one double and one strikeout.
Daniel Castano started and pitched seven innings.  He allowed eight hits, two earned runs, and struck five out.  (p-s:94-58)(g/f:10-3)
Levi MaVorhis entered in the eighth and pitched three innings.  He allowed three hits, no runs, one walk, and struck four out.  (p-s:43-28)(g/f:2-2)
Noel Gonzalez entered in the 11th and pitched three innings.  He allowed five hits, no runs, one intentional walk, and struck six out.  (p-s:48-34)(g/f:2-1)
Robbie Gordon entered in the 14th and pitched two innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, two walks, and struck four out for the winning decision (1-5).  (p-s:36-22)(g/f:1-1)

Rough Outing:
Caleb Lopes started as designated hitter and batted ninth.  0-for-6 with two strikeouts.

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Video: Matt Carpenter Happy Cardinals' Defensive'

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Nashville Beat Peoria 8-7: Rangel Ravelo Singles Twice & Hits A Two-Run Homer; Alex Mejia Singles & Hits A Two-Run Homer; Patrick Wisdom Hits A Two-Run Homer

Individual Highlights:
Breyvic Valera started as designated hitter and batted leadoff.  2-for-5 with one double, one two-out RBI, one run, and two strikeouts.
Rangel Ravelo started at first base and batted third.  3-for-5 with one home run, two RBIs, two runs, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.
Alex Mejia started at second base and batted fourth.  2-for-5 with one home run, two two-out RBIs, one run, two strikeouts, and assisted in one double play.
Patrick Wisdom started at third base and batted sixth.  1-for-3 with one home run, two RBIs, one run, one hit by pitch, and assisted in one double play.
Harrison Bader started in centerfield and batted eighth.  1-for-3 with one run, one walk, and one fielding error.
Josh Zeid entered in the eighth and pitched two innings.  He allowed two hits, no runs, one walk, and struck four out.  (p-s:34-22)(g/f:1-0)

Rough Outing:
Stephen Piscotty started in right field and batted second.  0-for-4 with one walk.
Alberto Rosario started at catcher and batted ninth.  0-for-4 with one strikeout.
Matt Pearce started and pitched seven innings.  He allowed 12 hits, eight earned runs, three home runs, hit two batters, and struck six out for the losing decision (3-2).  (p-s:103-74)(g/f:2-8)

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Video: Carlos Martinez Wants To Focus On Improving In The First Inning

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Michael Wacha Eyes More August Success Vs. Pirated

When the month of August comes rolling around, Michael Wacha's level usually rises with the heat index.

St. Louis Official Site

Kolten Wong's Journey Shines Light On Hilo Baseball

Kolten Wong may have put Hilo, Hawaii, on the baseball map with his ascension to the Majors in 2013, but the largest city on what is commonly referred to as the Big Island is making its mark on the youth baseball circuit, as well.
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Video: Mike Matheny's Postgame Press Conference 8-18-17

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Corpus Christi Beat Springfield 7-4: Jose Adolis Garcia Walks & Hits A Two-Run Homer; Magneuris Sierra Doubles & Drives In One Run; Rowan Wick Strikes Out One Over One Scoreless Inning

Individual Highlights:
Magneuris Sierra started in centerfield and batted leadoff.  1-for-3 with one double, one RBI, one run, and one hit by pitch.
Tommy Edman started at shortstop and batted second.  1-for-4 with one RBI, one stolen base, and two strikeouts.
Darren Seferina started at third base and batted third.  1-for-3 with one run, one walk, and one stolen base.
Jose Adolis Garcia started in right field and batted fourth.  1-for-3 with one home run, two RBIs, one run, one walk, one stolen base, and one strikeout.
Rowan Wick entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck one out.  (p-s:17-12)(g/f:0-1)

Rough Outing:
Bruce Caldwell started as designated hitter and batted fifth.  0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
Andrew Knizner started at catcher and batted sixth.  0-for-4 at the plate.
Eliezer Alvarez started at second base and batted seventh.  0-for-4 with one strikeout and assisted in one double play.
Chris Ellis started and pitched 5.2 innings.  He allowed seven hits, six earned runs, one intentional walk, and struck six out for the losing decision (5-7).  (p-s:82-55)(g/f:3-4)
Andrew Morales entered in the sixth and pitched 2.1 innings.  He allowed three hits, one earned run, one home run, one walk, threw one wild pitch, and struck four out.  (p-s:42-26)(g/f:1-2)

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Johnson City Beat Bluefield 10-5: Alexis Wilson Collects Two Doubles, One Walk, & Four RBIs; Irving Lopez Singles, Doubles, & Drives In One Run; Brett Seeburger Strikes Out One Over One Scoreless Inning

Individual Highlights:
Irving Lopez started at second base and batted leadoff.  2-for-4 with one double, one two-out RBI, two runs, one hit by pitch, one strikeout, and one throwing error.
Chase Pinder started in centerfield and batted second.  1-for-3 with two runs and two strikeouts.
Brady Whalen started at third base and batted third.  0-for-6 with one two-out RBI, one run, two strikeouts, and one throwing error.
Alexis Wilson started at catcher and batted fourth.  2-for-4 with two doubles, four RBIs (three w/two-outs), one walk, and one sac fly.
Carlos Rodriguez started at first base and batted sixth.  2-for-5 with one run and two strikeouts.
Walker Robbins started in left field and batted seventh.  2-for-4 with one run, one walk, and one strikeout.
Starlin Balbuena started at shortstop and moved to second base, batting eighth.  1-for-5 with two runs and three strikeouts.
Carlos Talavera started in right field and moved to center, batting ninth.  1-for-4 with one run, one walk, one stolen base, and one strikeout.
Brett Seeburger entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck one out.  (p-s:10-8)(g/f:1-1)

Rough Outing:
Stanley Espinal entered late in the game as designated hitter and batted fifth.  0-for-3 with one hit by pitch.
Zach Prendergast started and pitched five innings.  He allowed seven hits, three earned runs, one home run, one walk, and struck six out for the winning decision (3-0).  (p-s:87-62)(g/f:5-0)
Paul Salazar entered in the sixth and pitched two innings.  He allowed one hit, one unearned run, hit one batter, threw one wild pitch, and struck three out.  (p-s:38-24)(g/f:3-0)
Will Changarotty entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed two hits, one earned run, threw one wild pitch, and struck two out.  (p-s:19-14)

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Mike Mayers Gets Time With Chris Carpenter, Headed Back To Triple-A Memphis

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Peoria Beat Clinton 2-1: Anthony Shew Strikes Out 11 & Allows One Run Over Seven & A Third Innings For The Win; Dylan Carlson Doubles, Walks, & Drives In One Run; Leland Tilley Strikes Out Two & Holds One Inherited Runner One Base Over One & Two-Thirds Scoreless Innings For The Save

Individual Highlights:
Mick Fennell started in left field and batted leadoff.  1-for-3 with one walk.
Kramer Robertson started at shortstop and batted second.  1-for-3 with one double and one walk.
Ryan McCarvel started at catcher and batted fourth.  1-for-4 with one double and two strikeouts.
Juan Yepez started at first base and batted sixth.  0-for-2 with one run, two walks, and one strikeout.
Dylan Carlson started in right field and batted seventh.  1-for-3 with one double, one RBI, one run, and one walk.
Anthony Shew started and pitched 7.1 innings.  He allowed four hits, one earned run, one home run, and struck 11 out for the winning decision (2-0).  (p-s:83-64)(g/f:8-2)
Leland Tilley entered in the eighth and pitched 1.2 innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, one walk, hit one batter, and struck two out for the save (1).  (p-s:20-12)(g/f:2-1)(ir-s:1-0)

Rough Outing:
Stefan Trosclair started at second base and batted third.  0-for-3 with one hit by pitch, one strikeout, and one caught stealing.
Nick Plummer started in centerfield and batted ninth.  0-for-3 with three strikeouts.

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Video: Greg Garcia On Lite Addiction To Lineup "That's My Role On This Team"

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Cardinals Beat Pirates 11-10: Matt Carpenter Walks & Hits A Three-Run Homer; Paul DeJong Singles Twice, Homers, & Drives In Two Runs; Tommy Pham Walks, Homers, & Knocks In Two Runs

Individual Highlights:
Matt Carpenter started at first base and batted leadoff. 1-for-3 with one home run, three two-out RBIs, one run, one walk, and one strikeout.
Tommy Pham started in left field and moved to center, batting second.  1-for-4 with one home run, two RBIs, two runs, and one walk.
Paul DeJong started at shortstop and batted third.  3-for-5 with one home run, two RBIs (one w/two-outs), two runs, and one strikeout.
Dexter Fowler started in centerfield and batted fourth.  1-for-3 with one two-out RBI and one walk.
Yadier Molina started at catcher and batted fifth.  1-for-5 with one double, one run, one strikeout, and grounded into one double play.
Jose Martinez entered late in the game in left field and batted fourth.  1-for-1 with one two-out RBI and one fielding error.
Randal Grichuk started in right field and batted seventh.  2-for-4 with two runs, one walk, and one outfield assist.
Greg Garcia started at second base and batted eighth.  2-for-5 with one RBI, two runs, and assisted in one double play.
Carlos Martinez started and pitched seven innings.  He allowed six hits, three earned runs, two home runs, one walk, struck four out, and assisted in one double play for the winning decision (10-9).  1-for-2 with one double, one RBI, one run, one sacrifice, and one strikeout.  (p-s:99-62)(g/f:11-2)

Rough Outing:
Luke Voit entered late in the game at first base and batted leadoff. 0-for-1 with one strikeout.
Jedd Gyorko started at third base and batted sixth.  0-for-5 with one strikeout.
Mike Mayers entered in the eighth and pitched to seven batters.  He allowed four hits, five runs (four earned), one home run, one walk, and struck one out.  (p-s:33-21)(g/f:0-1)
Matthew Bowman entered in the ninth and pitched to four batters.  He allowed no hits, two earned runs, and two walks for the hold (21).  (p-s:24-14)(g/f:0-1)
Zach Duke entered in the ninth and pitched to one batter.  He allowed no hits or runs, and one walk.  (p-s:8-4)(ir-s:3-1)
Seung-Hwan Oh entered in the ninth and pitched to three batters.  He allowed no hits or runs, one walk, and struck one out for the save (19).  (p-s:9-5)(g/f:0-1)(ir-s:3-1)

Former Cardinals:
David Freese started at third base and batted fifth.  1-for-4 with one home run, two RBIs, one run, one sac fly, two strikeouts, and assisted in one double play.

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Nationals Placed Max Scherzer On The Ten-Day Disabled List

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Palm Beach Beat Bradenton 2-1: Jake Woodford Strikes Out Five & Allows One Run Over Eight Innings For The Win; Blake Drake Collects Three Singles & One RBI; Leobaldo Pina Singles & Drives In One Run

Individual Highlights:
Chris Chinea started as designated hitter and batted fourth.  2-for-4 with one run.
Leobaldo Pina started at third base and batted fifth.  1-for-3 with one RBI, one sacrifice, one stolen base, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.
Blake Drake started in centerfield and batted sixth.  3-for-4 with one two-out RBI and one stolen base.
Jake Woodford started and pitched eight innings.  He allowed four hits, one earned run, two walks, and struck five out for the winning decision (7-6).  (p-s:95-68)(g/f:9-5)
Dailyn Martinez entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed two hits, no runs, and one walk. for the save (4).  (p-s:24-14)(g/f:2-0)

Rough Outing:
Jose Martinez started at shortstop and batted leadoff.  0-for-3 with one walk and one strikeout.
Shane Billings started in left field and batted ninth.  0-for-3 with two strikeouts.

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Luis Bandes Leaves Game After Bad Swing In Third Inning Of Johnson City-Bluefield Contest

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Memphis Starting Lineup 8-18-17

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Peoria Pregame Interview 8-18-17: Austin Warner

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Videos: Chris Carpenter On Returning To The Dugout

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Videos: John Mozeliak On Trevor Rosenthal & Adam Wainwright Injuries

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Pirates Placed Wade LeBlanc On The Ten-Day Disabled List

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Indians Activated Andrew Miller From The Disabled List

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Triple-A Lehigh Valley Placed Matt Williams On The Temporarily Inactive List

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Triple-A Memphis Activated Sean Gilmartin From The Disabled List

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Trevor Rosenthal Seeking Second Opinion On Elbow

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Trevor Rosenthal will seek a second opinion on his ailing right elbow from Dr. Neal ElAttrache next week before the Cardinals determine whether the right-handed reliever will require surgery to repair a compromised ligament.
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Kolten Wong Scratched With Hip Issues, Greg Garcia Set To Start Second Base On 8-18-17

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Johnson City Starting Lineup 8-18-17

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Palm Beach Starting Lineup 8-18-17

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Peoria Starting Lineup 8-18-17

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Cardinals Placed Adam Wainwright On The Ten-Day Disabled List & Recalled Mike Mayers From Triple-A Memphis

The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have placed right-handed pitcher Adam Wainwright on the 10-day disabled list with a right elbow impingement. Right-handed pitcher Mike Mayers (pronounced MY-ers) has been recalled from Memphis (AAA) and will be in uniform for tonight's game.
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Unable to will his arm to loosen enough to allow the pitches to come freely and the velocity to rise, Adam Wainwright endured another early exit in Thursday's 11-7 win over the Pirates and was placed on the 10-day DL on Friday with a right elbow impingement.
St. Louis Official Site

Adam Wainwright said after Thursday night’s rocky start against the Pirates that he was in pain. The St. Louis Cardinals responded Friday by placing him on the 10-day disabled list with a right elbow impingement.
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The St. Louis Cardinals have placed Adam Wainwright on the 10-day disabled list with right elbow impingement.
KMOV

After returning to St. Louis for examination by team medical staff, Adam Wainwright has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with a right elbow impingement.
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Tyler Lancaster Suspended 76 Games For Positive PED Test

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Cardinals Starting Lineup 8-18-17

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GCL: Nationals Beat Cardinals 9-3: Dariel Gomez Singles, Walks, & Hits A Solo Home Run; Edmundo Sosa Singles & Hits A Solo Home Run; Kodi Whitley Strikes Out One & Holds One Inherited Runner On base Over One & A Third Scoreless Innings

Individual Highlights:
Edmundo Sosa started as designated hitter and batted third.  2-for-3 with one home run, one two-out RBI, one run, and one strikeout.
Elehuris Montero started at third base and batted fourth.  2-for-3 with one walk, one strikeout, and one throwing error.
Dariel Gomez started at first base and batted seventh.  2-for-3 with one home run, one RBI, one run, one walk, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.
Moises Castillo started at shortstop and batted ninth.  1-for-4 with one double, one RBI, two strikeouts, grounded into one double play, and assisted in one double play.
Kodi Whitley entered in the seventh and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out.  (g/f:1-2)(ir-s:1-0)
Gabriel Gentner entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, one walk.  (g/f:2-0)

Rough Outing:
Jordan Schafer started in centerfield and batted leadoff.  0-for-3 with one strikeout.
Luis Flores started at second base and batted second.  0-for-5, one fielding error, and assisted in one double play.
Sanel Rosendo entered late in the game as designated hitter and batted third.  One walk and one caught stealing.
Andres Luna started in left field and batted sixth.  0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
Derian Gonzalez started and pitched one inning.  He allowed three hits, one earned run, and struck two out.  (g/f:0-1)
Brian Pirela entered in the second and pitched three innings.  He allowed four hits, six runs (two earned), one home run, three walks, and struck three out for the losing decision (3-4).  (g/f:2-4)
Patrick Dayton entered in the fifth and pitched 2.2 innings.  He allowed three hits, two runs (one earned), two walks, and struck two out.  (g/f:3-2)

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Royals Placed Joakim Soria On The Ten-Day Disabled List

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Video: Sara Dayley & Jim Edmonds Preview Friday's Cardinals-Pirates Game 8-18-17

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Yankees Assign Matt Holliday To A-Advanced Tampa To Begin Rehab Assignment

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Tyler Lyons As The Cardinals' Closer? Here's My Closing Arument

No, the Cardinals don’t need to have an embedded closer.

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Bob Nightengale On The Press Box 8-18-17

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Cubs Placed Jon Lester On The Ten-Day Disabled List

Jon Lester has some fatigue in his left shoulder and simply needs a rest, so the Cubs placed the left-hander on the 10-day disabled list on Friday.

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With Adam Wainwright, Cardinals Bosses Are Thinking With Their Hearts Instead Of Being Smart

In the olden days of baseball, old pitchers could stay young.

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A-Advanced Palm Beach Sent Derian Gonzalez To Short-Season Rookie-Level Gulf Coast League To Begin Rehab Assignment

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Phillies' 1989 Trade For Sal Agostinelli Still Reaping Rewards

It was a transaction not worth mentioning in the newspapers at the time, a minor-league deal between the Phillies and St. Louis Cardinals that did not even create a blip on baseball’s radar screen. The Phillies got a 27-year-old catcher who barely had a triple-A resume. The Cardinals received a 24-year-old infielder who had been a fifth-round pick, but would never get higher than the triple-A level.

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Tim Kurkjian Talks MLB Little League Classic & Cardinals Playoff Chances

Ahead of Sunday’s unique Cardinals game, Tim Kurkjian talks about the event, Giancarlo Stanton, and how the Cardinals have surprised him.

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Former Cardinals Playing In NPB 8-18-17: Brandon Dickson Strikes Out Four & Allows Three Runs Over Seven Innings; Carlos Peguero Singles



Carlos Peguero (former Memphis-Rakuten) started in right field and batted third.  1-for-4 with one strikeout.

Softbank beat Rakuten 4-1

Brandon Dickson (former St. Louis-Orix) started and pitched seven innings.  He allowed five hits, three runs (one earned), and struck four out for the losing decision (8-7).   (p-s:117-74)

Chiba Lotte beat Orix 5-2

Former Cardinals Playing In KBO 8-18-17: Xavier Scruggs Singles, Walks Twice, & Drives In One Run



Xavier Scruggs (former St. Louis-NC) started at first base and batted fourth.  1-for-3 with one RBI, two runs, and two walks.

Hanwha beat NC 14-9

Jamie Romak (former Memphis-SK) started in right field and batted third.  0-for-4 with three strikeouts.

SK beat LG 8-2

Dodgers Transferred Andre Ethier's Rehab Assignment From A-Advanced Rancho Cucamonga To Double-A Tulsa

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Getting Off Too Good Start Key For Carlos Martinez At PNC

The Cardinals and Pirates will continue jostling for improved positioning in the National League Central on Friday, when they meet at PNC Park for the second game of a four-game series.
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Coming out of the opener of an important four-game National League Central series, the St. Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates are upbeat going into the Friday rematch.
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Umpires Are Out Line Lately In MLB

The World Umpires Association has not had a good month, and that’s putting it mildly. The last week has been particularly bad for the men in blue, prompting one to wonder if technology has evolved enough to ease some of the burden on the men who often carry their own personal strike zones behind the plate.

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Former Cardinals Playing In MLB 8-17-17: David Freese Doubles Twice & Drives In Two Runs; Matt Adams Doubles & Knocks In Two Runs; Edwin Jackson Strikes Out Four & Allows One Run Over Seven Innings For The Win



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

Carlos Beltran (former St. Louis-Houston) started as designated hitter and batted sixth.  0-for-3 with one strikeout.

Arizona beat Houston 4-0

Jon Jay (former St. Louis-Chicago-N) started in centerfield and batted leadoff.  0-for-4 with one walk and one strikeout.

Cincinnati beat Chicago-N 13-10

Matt Adams (former St. Louis-Atlanta) entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted sixth.  1-for-1 with one double, two two-out RBIs, and one run.
Sam Freeman (former St. Louis-Atlanta) entered in the sixth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs for the hold (5).  (p-s:10-7)(g/f:1-1)
Jason Motte (former St. Louis-Atlanta) entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, one walk, and struck one out.  (p-s:20-12)(g/f:1-1)

Mark Reynolds (former St. Louis-Colorado) entered late in the game at first base and batted third.  One RBI, one walk, and one sac fly.
Adam Ottavino (former St. Louis-Colorado) entered in the seventh and pitched to six batters.  He allowed four hits and three earned runs.  (p-s:20-14)(g/f:1-1)(ir-s:2-2)

Atlanta beat Colorado 10-4

Peter Bourjos (former St. Louis-Tampa Bay) entered late in the game in centerfield and batted ninth.  1-for-1 with one run.

Toronto beat Tampa Bay 5-3

David Freese (former St. Louis-Pittsburgh) started at third base and batted fifth.  2-for-5 with one double, two RBIs (one w/two-outs), one strikeout, grounded into one double play, and assisted in one double play.

St. Louis beat Pittsburgh 11-7

Matt Belisle (former St. Louis-Minnesota) entered in the ninth and pitched to two batters.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck two out for the save (3).  (p-s:11-9)(ir-s:1-0)

Minnesota beat Cleveland 4-2 in game two of doubleheader

Edwin Jackson (former St. Louis-Washington) started and pitched seven innings.  He allowed eight hits, one earned run, one walk, and struck four out for the winning decision (4-2).  0-fro-3 with two strikeouts.  (p-s:83-57)(g/f:8-2)

Allen Cordoba (former Johnson City-San Diego) entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted ninth.  One walk and one stolen base.

Washington beat San Diego 2-1

Edubray Ramos (former VSL-Philadelphia) entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck two out.  (p-s:10-8)(g/f:1-0)

San Francisco beat Philadelphia 5-4

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Video: Dexter Fowler After Cardinals Beat Pirates

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Former Cardinals Playing In The Mexican League 8-17-17: Pedro Rodriguez Strikes Out One Over One Hitless/Scoreless Inning For The Hold; Niko Vasquez Doubles & Walks; Richy Pedroza Singles



Pedro Rodriguez (former MiLB signing-Yucatan) entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out for the hold (1).  (p-s:9-6)(g/f:2-0)

Dan Johnson (former St. Louis-Leon) started as designated hitter and batted fifth.  0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
Niko Vasquez (former Springfield-Leon) started a shortstop and batted sixth.  1-for-2 with one double, one run, and one walk.

Yucatan beat Leon 5-1

Zach Phillips (former Memphis-Monclova) entered in the seventh and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed three hits, no runs, one walk, and struck one out.  (p-s:31-18)(g/f:1-0)(ir-s:1-1)

Monterrey beat Monclova 6-3

Richy Pedroza (former Peoria-Aguascalientes) started at shortstop and batted second.  1-for-3 with one sacrifice and assisted in one double play.

Aguascalientes beat Tijuana 3-2

Video: Adam Wainwright After Cardinals Beat Pirates

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Former Cardinals Playing In Nicaragua 8-17-17: Fidencio Flores Strikes Out Five & Allows Two Runs Over Five & Two-Thirds Innings; Edgard Montiel Singles & Drives In One Run



Fidencio Flores (former GCL-Leon) pitched 5.2 innings of relief.  He allowed four hits, two runs (one earned), three walks, and struck five out.

Edgard Montiel (former DSL-Boer) 1-for-3 with one RBI.

Leon beat Boer 7-4

Video: Mike Matheny's Postgame Press Conference 8-17-17

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

Cardinals Await Trevor Rosenthal's Elbow Exams, Brace For Closer's Absence; Cardinals Await MLB; Chris Carpenter Comes Back

The Cardinals braced themselves Thursday for the absence of closer Trevor Rosenthal due to an elbow injury that could force an extended stretch on the disabled list.

Post-Dispatch

Video: Tommy Pham After Cardinals Beat Pirates

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

Adam Wainwright Headed Back To St. Louis To Get Arm Checked Out

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Unable to will his arm to loosen enough to allow the pitches to come freely and the velocity to rise, Adam Wainwright endured another early exit in Thursday's 11-7 win over the Pirates and now awaits a coming exam that will determine when he may throw his next meaningful pitch.
St. Louis Official Site

Something is wrong with Adam Wainwright.
KMOV

Cardinals Beat Pirates 11-7: Dexter Fowler Singles, Triples, & Drives In Three Runs; Randal Grichuk Singles, Triples, & Knocks In Two Runs; Kolten Wong Collects Two Singles & Two RBIs

Individual Highlights:
Matt Carpenter started at first base and batted leadoff.  1-for-5 with one run, one walk, one strikeout, and assisted in three double plays.
Tommy Pham started in left field and batted second.  2-for-4 with one home run, one RBI, three runs, one walk, and two strikeouts.
Paul DeJong started at shortstop and batted third.  1-for-4 with one RBI, one run, one hit by pitch, one strikeout, grounded into one double play, and assisted in three double plays.
Dexter Fowler started in centerfield and batted fourth.  2-for-3 with one triple, three RBIs (one w/two-outs), three runs, and two walks.
Yadier Molina started at catcher and batted fifth.  2-for-5 with one RBI and one strikeout.
Jedd Gyorko started at third base and batted sixth.  3-for-5 with one home run, one two-out RBI, two runs, and two strikeouts.
Kolten Wong started at second base and batted seventh.  2-for-5 with two two-out RBIs, one run, one strikeout, and assisted in four double plays.
Randal Grichuk started in right field and batted eighth.  2-for-5 with one triple, two two-out RBIs, and one strikeout.
Greg Garcia entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted ninth.  One walk at the plate.
Luke Weaver entered in the fourth and pitched two innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, two walks, struck one out, and assisted in one double play.  0-for-1 with one strikeout.  (p-s:28-17)(g/f:2-0)
Sam Tuivailala entered in the sixth and pitched one inning.  He allowed three hits, no runs, two walks, and struck two out for the winning decision (3-1).  (p-s:33-17)(g/f:0-1)
Matthew Bowman entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out for the hold (20).  (p-s:10-7)(g/f:2-0)(ir-s:2-0)
Tyler Lyons entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit and no runs for the hold (11).  (p-s:14-11)(g/f:1-0)

Rough Outing:
Luke Voit entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted ninth.  0-for-1 with one strikeout.
Adam Wainwright started and pitched three innings.  He allowed seven hits, five earned runs, one home run, and one walk.  One sacrifice at the plate.  (p-s:55-27)(g/f:4-3)
Seung-Hwan Oh entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed three hits and two earned runs.  (p-s:28-21)(g/f:1-1)

Former Cardinals:
David Freese started at third base and batted fifth.  2-for-5 with one double, two RBIs (one w/two-outs), one strikeout, grounded into one double play, and assisted in one double play.

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Tommy Pham Hit An Absolute Moonshot To The Top Of PNC Park's Left Field Rotunda

The Cardinals and Pirates endured an hour-long rain delay in the middle of their game on Thursday night. When they returned, though, Tommy Pham made it a memorable contest with one of the most jaw-dropping home runs in PNC Park history.

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Nashville Beat Memphis 11-8: Wilfredo Tovar Singles Twice & Hits A Grand Slam; Breyvic Valera Singles & Hits A Solo Home Run; Tyler O'Neill Hits A Solo Home Run;

Individual Highlights:
Breyvic Valera started in left field and batted leadoff.  2-for-5 with one home run, one RBI, and one run.
Stephen Piscotty started in right field and batted second.  3-for-5 with one double, two runs, and one strikeout.
Rangel Ravelo started at first base and batted third.  3-for-4 with one triple, one two-out RBI, one run, one walk, and assisted in one double play.
Tyler O'Neill started in centerfield and batted fourth.  1-for-5 with one home run, one RBI, one run, two strikeouts, and was ejected in the ninth inning.
Patrick Wisdom started at third base and batted sixth.  2-for-5 with one double, one run, and two strikeouts.
Wilfredo Tovar started at shortstop and batted seventh.  3-for-5 with one home run, four two-out RBIs, one run, one stolen base, and one strikeout.
Harrison Bader started as designated hitter and batted eighth.  0-for-5 with one RBI and two strikeouts.
Kevin Herget started and pitched four innings.  He allowed two hits, one earned run, one walk, and struck five out.  (p-s:58-40)(g/f:3-4)

Rough Outing:
Gabriel Lino started at catcher and batted ninth.  0-for-4 with one strikeout and threw out one base runner.
Arturo Reyes entered in the fifth and pitched 1.2 innings.  He allowed eight hits, five earned runs, two walks (one intentional), and struck one out for the losing decision (5-3).  (p-s:48-30)(g/f:2-1)
Miguel Socolovich entered in the sixth and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed three hits, three earned runs, one home run, and struck two out.  (p-s:27-19)(g/f:1-1)(ir-s:3-0)
Mark Montgomery entered in the eighth and pitched two innings.  He allowed three hits, two earned runs, one walk, hit one batter, and struck three out.  (p-s:29-22)(g/f:2-1)

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Memphis Official Site Post Game

Cardinals, Pirates Set For Little League Classic

The home of the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa., will host its first MLB regular-season game when the Pirates take on the Cardinals on Sunday at Historic Bowman Field.

St. Louis Official Site

San Antonio Beat Springfield 4-2: Bruce Caldwell Doubles & Drives In One Run; Sandy Alcantara Strikes Out Seven & Allows Two Runs Over Five Innings; Tyler Bray Pitched One Scoreless Inning

Individual Highlights:
Randy Arozarena started in centerfield and batted leadoff.  1-for-4 with one strikeout.
Tommy Edman started at shortstop and batted second.  1-for-4 with one triple and one run.
Andrew Knizner started at catcher and batted seventh.  2-for-3 with one double and one run.
Bruce Caldwell started at second base and batted eighth.  1-for-3 with one double, one RBI, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.
Sandy Alcantara started and pitched five innings.  He allowed two hits, two earned runs, one home run, one walk, threw on wild pitch, and struck seven out.  0-for-1 at the plate.  (p-s:72-45)(g/f:4-2)
Tyler Bray entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, one intentional walk, and threw one wild pitch.  (p-s:11-8)(g/f:1-1)

Rough Outing:
Rest Of The Team

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Peoria Beat Quad Cities 5-4: Brian O'Keefe Doubles Twice & Drives In Two Runs; Stefan Trosclair Doubles & Hits A Solo Home Run; Austin Warner Strikes Out Five Over Six Innings

Individual Highlights:
Kramer Robertson started at shortstop and batted second.  1-for-4 with one hit by pitch, one stolen base, one strikeout, one throwing error, and assisted in one double play.
Stefan Trosclair started at second base and batted third.  2-for-5 with one double, one home run, one two-out RBI, two runs, two strikeouts, and assisted in one double play.
Ryan McCarvel started at first base and moved to catcher, batting fourth.  0-for-3 with one intentional walk, one hit by pitch, one strikeout, assisted in one double play, and allowed one stolen base.
Danny Hudzina started at third base and batted fifth.  1-for-3 with one two-out RBI and two walks (one intentional).
Matt Fiedler started in left field and batted sixth.  0-for-4 with one RBI, one sac fly, three strikeouts, one throwing error, and one outfield assist.
Dylan Carlson started in centerfield and batted seventh.  2-for-2 with two runs and two walks.
Brian O'Keefe started at catcher and batted eighth.  2-for-2 with two doubles and two two-out RBIs.
Austin Warner started and pitched six innings.  He allowed two hits, no runs, two walks, and struck five out.  (p-s:101-65)(g/f:8-5)
Austin Sexton entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs for the save (1).  (p-s:11-7)(g/f:2-0)

Rough Outing:
Juan Yepez started at first base and batted eighth.  0-for-2 at the plate.
Nick Plummer started as designated hitter and batted ninth.  0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
Bryan Dobzanski entered in the seventh and pitched to five batters.  He allowed three hits, one earned run, one walk, and struck one out for the hold (4).  (p-s:15-9)
Yeison Medina entered in the seventh and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed three hits, three runs (two earned), and struck three out for the blown save (3) and winning decision (5-0).  (p-s:30-19)(g/f:1-0)(ir-s:2-0)

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Peoria Official Site Post Game
Peoria Journal Star Post Game

Johnson City Beat Bluefield 3-2: Luis Bandes Singles, Doubles, & Drives On One Run; Chase Pinder Singles, Walks, & Knocks In One Run; Jake Walsh Strikes Out Four Over Two Scoreless Innings For The Win

Individual Highlights:
Chase Pinder started in centerfield and batted second.  1-for-4 with one walk and two strikeouts.
Julio Rodriguez started at catcher and moved to first base and batted fourth.  1-for-3 with one run and one walk.
Luis Bandes started at first base and batted fifth.  2-for-4 with one double, one RBI, and one fielding error.
Starlin Balbuena started as designated hitter and batted eighth.  1-for-3 with one double and one strikeout.
Alvaro Seijas started and pitched six innings.  He allowed five hits, two runs (one earned), one walk, hit two batters, threw two wild pitches, and struck three out.  (p-s:91-54)(g/f:6-3)
Jake Walsh entered in the seventh and pitched two innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, one walk, threw one wild pitch, and struck four out for the winning decision (5-0).  (p-s:36-23)(g/f:3-0)
Jacob Patterson entered in the ninth and pitched to one batter.  He allowed no hits or runs for the save (9).  (p-s:3-2)(g/f:1-0)(ir-s:3-0)

Rough Outing:
Jonathan Rivera started in right field and batted sixth.  0-for-3 with one strikeout and one fielding error.
J.D. Murders started at second base and batted seventh.  0-for-4 at the plate.
Thomas St. Clair entered in the ninth and pitched to four batters.  He allowed no hits or runs, three walks, and struck one out for the hold (2).  (p-s:25-12)

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West Virginia Beat State College 3-0: J.D. Crowe Triples; Jason Zgardowski Strikes Out One Over One Hitless/Scoreless Inning; Edwin Figuera Doubles

Individual Highlights:
Edwin Figuera started at third base and moved to shortstop and batted leadoff.  1-for-4 with one double and one strikeout.
Yariel Gonzalez started at first base and batted third.  1-for-4 and one pickoff error.
Caleb Lopes started at second base and batted fifth.  2-for-4 at the plate.
Brandon Benson started in right field and batted sixth.  1-for-3 with one walk.
J.D. Crowe started in left field and batted seventh.  1-for-4 with one triple and grounded into one double play.
Wood Myers started at shortstop and batted ninth.  0-for-2 with one walk and was ejected in the eighth inning.
Jason Zgardowski entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out.  (p-s:15-10)(g/f:2-0)

Rough Outing:
Rest Of The Team

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State College Official Site Post Game
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Palm Beach Beat Dunedin 19-4: Jose Martinez Singles Three Times, Homers, & Drives In Four Runs; Jose Godoy Singles Twice, Homers, & Knocks In Four Runs; Chris Chinea Collects Two Singles, One Home Run; & Three RBIs

Individual Highlights:
Jose Martinez started at shortstop and batted leadoff.  4-for-6 with one home run, four RBIs (two w/two-outs), three runs, one sac fly, two strikeouts, and assisted in two double plays.
Thomas Spitz started in right field and batted second.  4-for-6 with one double, one RBI, three runs, one sac fly, and one strikeout.
Casey Grayson started as designated hitter and batted third.  1-for-5 with two RBIs, one run, two walks, and two strikeouts.
Chris Chinea started at first base and batted fourth.  3-for-7 with one home run, three RBIs (one w/two-outs), two runs, three strikeouts, and assisted in two double plays.
Jose Godoy started at catcher and batted fifth.  3-for-7 with one home run, four RBIs (three w/two-outs), two runs, and one strikeout.
Blake Drake started in centerfield and batted sixth.  2-for-6 with one run and one walk.
Andy Young started at third base and batted seventh.  0-for-1 with one RBI, one hit by pitch, and one strikeout.
Leobaldo Pina entered late in the game at third base and batted seventh.  3-for-4 with one double, two runs, and one strikeout.
Luke Dykstra started at second base and batted eighth.  2-for-4 with two RBIs, three runs, one walk, one hit by pitch, and assisted in one double play.
Vincent Jackson started in left field and batted ninth.  2-for-5 with one RBI, two runs, one walk, and one strikeout.
Brady Bowen entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, one walk, and struck two out.  (p-s:22-12)(g/f:1-0)

Rough Outing:
Sam Tewes started and pitched eight innings.  He allowed five hits, four earned runs, one home run, four walks, and struck three out for the winning decision (1-1).  (p-s:92-62)(g/f:10-5)

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Chris Archer Tosses 1,000th Career Strikeout, 200th Of Season

Like he's done countless times in his six years with Tampa Bay, Chris Archer provided a bright spot in an otherwise frustrating night for the Rays.

Tampa Bay Official Site

Video: Chris Carpenter In Cardinals Dugout & Lance Lynn On Little League World Series Experience

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

Cardinals' Game On Minor-League Field A Major ESPN Deal, But John Rooney Not Impressed

Some fans have griped that the Cardinals have looked like a minor-league team at times this season, what with bone-headed baserunning and mental mistakes in the field.

Media Views

Mets Placed Jose Reyes On The Ten-Day Disabled List

Jose Reyes stood near his locker, as he has so many times throughout his career, discussing an injury that he hopes is only minor. Tweaking his left oblique Tuesday at Yankee Stadium, Reyes landed on the 10-day disabled list two days later with what the Mets called a "sore left rib cage." The team recalled infielders Gavin Cecchini and Matt Reynolds, also optioning reliever Kevin McGowan to Triple-A Las Vegas in a corresponding move.

New York-N Official Site

Memphis Starting Lineup 8-17-17

Memphis Official Twitter

Baserunning Statistics Not In Matt Carpenter's Favor

Matt Carpenter has no shortage of critics.

BenFred

Nationals Placed Ryan Madson On The Ten-Day Disabled List

District On Deck Twitter

Daniel Descalso Hits Diamondbacks' Third Inside-The-Parker

It's the Year of the Inside-The-Park Homer for the D-backs.

Arizona Official Site

Videos: Bill Mueller On Facing Mariano Rivera & Growing Up In St. Louis

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Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

Videos: John Mozeliak On Trevor Rosenthal & Stephen Piscotty

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Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

Twins Recalled Nik Turley From Triple-A Rochester

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St. Louis Cat Outreach Claims Cardinals Staff Using 'Bullying Tactics' Over Rally Cat

It’s been a dramatic few days for one kitten, but the twists and turns for Rally Cat only continued Thursday.

Metro

Inside Pitch 8-17-17: Cardinals Advice To Parents 'Let Your Kids Choose'

No one knows your kids better than you, parents. But sometimes parents of young athletes find it tough to take a step back and think about if what you are doing is helping or hurting your kids.

KMOX

Cardinals Insider 8-17-17: David Bell

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Johnson City Starting Lineup 8-17-17

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Cardinals Placed Trevor Rosenthal On The Ten-Day Disabled List & Recalled Luke Weaver From Triple-A Memphis

The St. Louis Cardinals announced this afternoon that they have placed right-handed pitcher Trevor Rosenthal on the 10-day disabled list with right posterior elbow irritation. Right-handed pitcher Luke Weaver was recalled from Memphis (AAA) and will be eligible for tonight's game in Pittsburgh.
St. Louis Official Site

Cardinals closer Trevor Rosenthal's right elbow is bothering him enough that he was placed on the 10-day disabled list with right posterior elbow irritation, the club announced Thursday.
St. Louis Official Site

The Cardinals placed closer Trevor Rosenthal on the 10-day disabled list because of right elbow irritation. The club also recalled righthander Luke Weaver from its Class AAA Memphis team -- the third promotion since early July for Weaver, who will be in uniform for tonight's game against the Pirates.
Bird Land

It might be time to press the panic button on the Cardinals bullpen.
KMOV

Rally Cat To Return To Cardinals After Quarantine

Rally Cat may be coming back to Busch Stadium.

101 ESPN

Peoria Starting Lineup 8-17-17

Peoria Official Twitter

Chris Carpenter Receives Permission To Join The Cardinals In The Dugout

Jenifer Langosch Twitter

With Cardinals gear back on, Chris Carpenter seemingly blended in as he walked around the visitors' clubhouse and accompanied pitchers onto the field for pregame work at PNC Park on Thursday.
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Cardinals Starting Lineup 8-17-17

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Jon Lester Left Start Early Due To Left Lat Tightness

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GCL: Mets Beat Cardinals 10-5: Taylor Bryan Collects Two Singles & Two RBIs; Carlos Soto Singles & Drives In Two Runs; Elehuris Montero Walks Twice & Knocks In One Run

Individual Highlights:
Edmundo Sosa started at shortstop and batted second.  1-for-3 with two runs and one walk.
Jordan Schafer started as designated hitter and batted third.  1-for-3 with two runs, one walk, and one strikeout.
Elehuris Montero started at third base and batted fourth.  0-for-3 with one RBI, one run, two walks, one strikeout, one fielding error, and one throwing error.
Carlos Soto started at catcher and batted fifth.  1-for-5 with two RBIs (one w/two-outs), one strikeout, one passed ball, and allowed one stolen base.
Taylor Bryant started at first base and batted sixth.  2-for-4 with two RBIs, one stolen base, and two strikeouts.
Moises Castillo started at second base and batted ninth.  2-for-4 with one strikeout.

Rough Outing:
Michael Brdar entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted second.  0-for-1 with one strikeout.
Terry Fuller started in left field and batted seventh.  0-for-2 at the plate.
Donivan Williams entered late in the game in left field and batted seventh.  0-for-2 with one strikeout.
Sanel Rosendo started in right field and batted eighth.  0-for-3 with one walk and one outfield assist.
Angel Rondon started and pitched 2.2 innings.  He allowed two hits, one earned run, and one walk.  (g/f:6-1)
Chris Hunt entered in the third and pitched 3.1 innings.  He allowed seven hits, three earned runs, one throwing error, and struck two out for the losing decision (2-1).  (g/f:4-2)
Enrique Perez entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed two hits, five runs (four earned), three walks, and one throwing error.  (g/f:1-1)
Gabriel Gentner entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, one earned run, one home run, and struck two out.

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It's Too Early To Talk About Marco Gonzales But Let's Do It Anyway

Some players let you tell a fairly cohesive story about them. Marco Gonzales is not that player. The 25-year-old has never pitched more than 70 innings at one level as a pro, thanks to injuries and a fairly unconventional developmental path in the Cardinals‘ system that’s seen him jerked across levels for years.

Sports Media 101

It's Now Or Never For Cardinals

Now that the worst umpire performance since Don Denkinger is a thing of the past, it’s time for the Cardinals to refocus and concentrate on winning the National League Central.

KMOX

DSL: Mets One @ Cardinals Postponed For 8-17-17

MiLB Official Site

What The Cardinals Should Do About Lance Lynn

I am writing this just before Lance Lynn is about to face the dangerous Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. I have no idea how it's going to go. I do know that what happens in Boston will not affect my feelings on Lance.

KSDK

Tigers Released Dominic Moreno

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Ruben Tejada Cleared Waivers & Was Outrighted To Triple-A Norfolk

Baltimore Official Twitter

Video: Darren Serefina Looks Back On Little League World Series

Palm Beach Official Twitter

Red Sox Activated Roenis Elias From The Disabled List & Optioned To Triple-A Pawtucket

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James Shields Cleared Waivers & Is Eligible To Be Traded

Miguel Gonzalez, Derek Holland and James Shields are all said to have cleared waivers and are eligible to be traded anywhere. Gonzalez has been pretty good lately, so maybe the White Sox aren’t done dealing. While most teams don’t see him as playoff pitcher, he could help someone. There appears to be no market for Shields, however.

FanRags

Video: Sara Dayley & Jim Edmonds Preview Thursday's Cardinals-Pirates Game 8-17-17

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Scouting Top International Prospects For 2018, 2019 From The Dominican Prospect League

Scouts were able to see some of the top 2018 and 2019 international prospects from the Dominican Prospect League from July 30 through Aug. 3 at the DPL Elite Underclass International series, with several international scouting directors and other high-ranking clubs officials in attendance.

Baseball America

A Bad Night In Boston Stirred Memories Of Bad Cardinals' Baseball In 2017

Red Sox 5, Cardinals 4. Truly a bad loss, a painful loss, a frustrating loss. The acid reflux of losses.

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Diamondbacks Activated David Peralta From The Paternity List

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In Weird Year, Cardinals' Leadoff Man Bats Cleanup

He was supposed to be cleaned up, not be cleanup.

Hochman

Twins Activated Glen Perkins From The Disabled List

Minnesota Official Twitter

Tassandra Crush To Throw Ceremonial First Pitch At Cardinals 'Pride Night'

At the first official “Pride Night” for the St. Louis Cardinals, the ceremonial first pitch will be thrown by transgender entertainer Tassandra Crush, reports multiple LBGTQ media outlets. It is believed to be the first time a transgender individual will throw a first pitch at a Major League Baseball game.
KMOX

For the first time in St. Louis major league baseball history, a transgender individual will throw out the first pitch.
KMOV

Derrick Goold In The Morning After 8-17-17

Inside STL

Kolten Wong: New & Improved?

Man, I’m getting dizzy.

Cards Conclave

Trip To Williamsport Will Rekindle Fond Memories For Lance Lynn, Randal Grichuk

Lance Lynn and Randal Grichuk could both very well believe they have taken a trip back in time when the Cardinals arrive in Williamsport, Pa., on Sunday to participate in Major League Baseball’s salute to the Little League World Series.

STL Sports Page

Cardinals Head To Pittsburgh Hot (Under The Collar)

Two teams scrambling to make headway in the National League Central will clash when the St. Louis Cardinals open a four-game set Thursday against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Fox Sports Midwest

Former Cardinals Playing In NPB 8-17-17: Carlos Peguero Singles & Walks; Raul Valdes Strikes Out Two & Allows Four Runs Over Seven Innings



Raul Valdes (former St. Louis-Chunichi) started and pitched seven innings.  He allowed eight hits, four earned runs, one walk, and struck two out for the losing decision (6-8).  0-for-2 with two strikeouts.  (p-s:105-67)

Yokohama beat Chunichi 4-1

Carlos Peguero (former Memphis-Rakuten) started as designated hitter and batted second.  1-for-3 with one walk.

Seibu beat Rakuten 3-0

Andrew McCutchen Is Back

Andrew McCutchen is back, but the truth of the matter is, he never really left.

Beyond The Boxscore

How Seriously Should We Take Paul DeJong?

For the second consecutive season, the big breakout Cardinal is a rookie shortstop. Will this one keep it up?

Viva El Birdos

Former Cardinals Playing In KBO 8-17-17: Carlos Villanueva Strikes Out Five & Allows One Run Over Six Innings; Jamie Romak Singles



Carlos Villanueva (former St. Louis-Hanwha) started and pitched six innings.  He allowed two hits, one unearned run, one walk, and struck five out.

Xavier Scruggs (former St. Louis-NC) started as designated hitter and batted fourth.  0-for-3 with one run, one walk, and one strikeout.

NC beat Hanwha 3-1

Jamie Romak (former Memphis-SK) started in right field and batted third.  1-for-4 with one hit by pitch and one strikeout.

SK beat LG 6-1

I'm Sorry, But Umpire Chris Segal Didn't Lose The Game For The Cardinals

Chris Segal didn't have a good night Wednesday. The home plate umpire angered both benches with his erratic strike zone, time calls, and all together discombobulated home plate tactics. His game work will-and should-be reviewed by Major League Baseball if they value sharp umpiring.

KSDK

Cardinals History: Jose Jimenez Sent To The Minors

Back on June 25, 1999, St. Louis Cardinals rookie Jose Jimenez fired a no hitter. On this day, he became the second pitcher to be banished to the minors in the same season he threw that no no.

Call To The Pen

The Cardinals Are Really Going To Miss Lance Lynn

As has been the case in the majority of the 153 starts in his Cardinals career, Lance Lynn took the ball and gave his team a chance to win the game Wednesday night. A faulty bullpen, stagnant offense, and irritating ump show caused the Cardinals to fade down the stretch in the 5-4 loss to the Red Sox. That the team didn’t take advantage of Lynn’s effort is no reflection of his performance–he did what he always does.

KMOV

Frustrating Frame Includes Early Trevor Rosenthal Exit

A place that has haunted the Cardinals repeatedly over the past 13 years served as the setting for yet another heartbreaking finish on Wednesday, when over the course of the final half-inning that extended nearly 30 minutes, the Cardinals watched their closer leave injured, their manager be ejected and their catcher unable to handle a relay throw that could have pushed the game into extra innings.

St. Louis Official Site

Sho Nakata Earns Domestic Free Agency Option

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