Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Free Food On All-Inclusive Night On Wednesday, May 2, 2018 At AutoZone Park

Memphis Official Site

Cardinals & Community Coffee Announce $5 Ticket Offer

The St. Louis Cardinals and Community Coffee are teaming up once again to present fans with a special discount ticket offer. On sale now, fans can purchase tickets for just $5 to watch the Cardinals take on the Chicago White Sox on May 1-2 or the Minnesota Twins on May 7-8.

St. Louis Official Site

Former Cardinals Playing In KBO 4-24-18: Jamie Romak Doubles & Drives In One Run



Xavier Scruggs (former St. Louis-NC) started at first base and batted fourth.  0-for-4 with one strikeout and one error.

Samsung beat NC 7-2

Jamie Romak (former Memphis-SK) started at first base and batted fourth.  1-for-3 with one double, one RBI, and one run.

Doosan beat SK 10-9

Dillon Gee Returning To U.S. To Be Checked Out

NPB On Reddit Twitter

Former Cardinals Playing In MLB 4-23-18: Albert Pujols Walks



Sam Freeman (former St. Louis-Atlanta) entered in the fifth and pitched to four batters.  He allowed one hit, three earned runs, two walks, and struck one out for the losing decision (0-1).  (p-s:22-10)(ir-s:1-0)
Miguel Socolovich (former St. Louis-Atlanta) entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed three hits, three earned runs, one walk, and struck one out.  (p-s:37-22)(g/f:1-1)

Cincinnati beat Atlanta 10-4

Stephen Piscotty (former St. Louis-Oakland) started in right field and batted second.  0-for-4 with one run, one walk, and one strikeout.

Oakland beat Texas 9-4

Albert Pujols (former St. Louis-Anaheim) started at first base and batted fourth.  0-for-3 with one walk and one strikeout.

Anaheim beat Houston 2-0

Mike Leake (former St. Louis-Seattle) started and pitched 3.1 innings.  He allowed 12 hits, eight earned runs, two home runs, threw one wild pitch, and struck one out for the losing decision (2-2).  (p-s:65-45)(g/f:5-3)

Chicago-A beat Seattle 10-4

Kyle Barraclough (former Springfield-Miami) entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed two hits, one earned run, and struck one out for the losing decision (0-1).  (p-s:24-15)

Los Angeles beat Miami 2-1

Matt Adams (former St. Louis-Washington) started in left field and batted fifth.  0-for-4 with two strikeouts.

San Francisco beat Washington 4-2

Remember When Albert Pujols Broke Astros Hearts?

Almost 13 years later, Albert Pujols still hears the boos when he steps into the batter's box at Minute Maid Park.

Anaheim Official Site

Monday, April 23, 2018

Tommy Pham To Return After Brief Absence; What Happens To Harrison Bader?; Paul DeJong Rebounds; Greg Garcia Knew About Jose Martinez; Austin Gomber Fans 16 For Memphis

Center fielder Tommy Pham, the Cardinals’ best overall player so far, said he wasn’t at 100 percent to play Sunday as he missed his second game in succession with a groin injury. “I’d rather wait until Tuesday,” said Pham, who expects to be in the lineup against the New York Mets.

Post-Dispatch

Series Preview: Mets @ Cardinals April 24-26, 2018

Before the first month is over, the Cardinals and New York Mets will be done with their head-to-heads for the season. The Cardinals lost two of three in New York in the first series of the year, and three games here between division leaders will finish them until 2019.

Post-Dispatch

Kolten Wong Isn't Worried About Slow Start At The Plate

The home run Kolten Wong hit Sunday was one small step for him, but at 5-feet-9, it could be said he takes many small steps.

Post-Dispatch

Cardinals' Rotation Conundrum Is One Every Team Would Love To Have

Sometimes the lack of a reaction says more than one.

Ben Fred

Jordan Hicks Has Flexibility To Give Cardinals What They Need

He didn’t want to say too much, until, in just a few words, he said everything.

Hochman

Cardinals Face A Stiffer Test As Mets Come To Town

The MLB welcome wagon, aka the Cincinnati Reds, has left town.

Fox Sports Midwest

Beloit Beat Peoria 2-1 In 10 Innings: Winston Nicasio Strikes Out Four Over Five & Two-Thirds Scoreless Innings; Dylan Carlson Singles & Drives In One Run; Juan Yepez Singles & Walks

Individual Highlights:
Juan Yepez started at first base and batted fourth.  1-for-4 with one walk and one strikeout.
Dylan Carlson started in right field and batted fifth.  1-for-4 with one two-out RBI and one outfield assist.
Winston Nicasio started and pitched 5.2 innings.  He allowed five hits, no runs, four walks, one pickoff error, and struck four out.  (p-s:98-58)(g/f:1-8)

Rough Outing:
Nick Plummer started in left field and batted seventh.  0-for-4 with one strikeout.
Dennis Ortega started at catcher and batted eighth.  0-for-3 with one walk and threw out one of two base runners.
Thomas St. Clair entered in the sixth and pitched 1.2 innings.  He allowed no hits, one earned run, one walk, and struck three out for the hold (1).  (p-s:28-16)(g/f:1-1)(ir-s:1-0)
Fabian Blanco entered in the eighth and pitched to four batters.  He allowed two hits, no runs, and struck one out for the blown save (2).  (p-s:21-13)(g/f:0-1)(ir-s:1-1)

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Peoria Official Site Post Game

Adam Eaton Testing Ankle But Return To Nationals Unclear

Each day during the West Coast portion of this road trip, Nationals left fielder Adam Eaton has gone out to the outfield, often accompanied by a team trainer, for baseball activities and to further test the bone bruise on his left ankle. Initially, when the team placed him on the disabled list, he was hopeful he could return shortly after the 10 days were complete.

Washington Official Site

Springfield Beat NW Arkansas 6-5: John Nogowski Singles Twice, Homers, & Drives In Three Runs; Chris Ellis Strikes Out Three & Allows One Run Over Six Innings For The Win; Ramon Urias & Victor Roache Each Single & Hit Solo Homers

Individual Highlights:
Ramon Urias started at second base and batted second.  2-for-4 with one home run, one RBI, two runs, and assisted in one double play.
Lane Thomas started in centerfield and batted third.  1-for-4 with one double and one run.
Andrew Knizner started at catcher and batted fourth.  2-for-4 at the plate.
John Nogowski started at first base and batted fifth.  3-for-4 with one home run, three RBIs (two w/two-outs), one run, and assisted in one double play.
Victor Roache started in right field and batted seventh.  2-for-4 with one home run, one RBI, one run, and one strikeout.
Thomas Spitz started in left field and batted ninth.  1-for-4 with one two-out RBI and one strikeout.
Chris Ellis started and pitched six innings.  He allowed four hits, one earned run, one home run, threw one wild pitch, and struck three out for the winning decision (1-0).  (p-s:76-58)(g/f:5-5)
Hector Mendoza entered in the ninth and pitched to one batter.  He allowed no hits or runs for the save (1).  (p-s:3-2)(g/f:1-0)(ir-s:2-0)

Rough Outing:
Tommy Edman started at third base and batted leadoff.  0-for-3 with one walk and two strikeouts.
Chris Chinea started as designated hitter and batted eighth.  0-for-3 with one walk and two strikeouts.
Estarlin Arias entered in the seventh and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed three hits, three earned runs, and one home run for the hold (1).  (p-s:22-16)(g/f:1-0)
Andrew Morales entered in the eighth and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed three hits, one earned run, two walks, struck one out, and assisted in one double play for the hold (1).  (p-s:32-18)(g/f:2-0)

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Indians Signed Melky Cabrera To Minors Deal

Tenchy Rodriguez Twitter

Blue Jays Placed John Axford On The Bereavement List

Toronto PR Official Twitter

Doug Fister's Return Gives Rangers Good Problem

The Rangers are in the process of trying to figure out what to do with six healthy starting pitchers. That's what they are looking at when Doug Fister comes off the disabled list and starts Wednesday against the Athletics.

Texas Official Site

Lorenzo Cain Looking Forward To Kansas City Homecoming

There were so many memories packed into his six years in Kansas City that Lorenzo Cain has trouble picking just one.

Milwaukee Official Site

Rich Hill Scheduled For Simulated Game On Tuesday

Ken Gurnick Twitter

Jupiter @ Palm Beach Postponed For Monday; Doubleheader Set For 4-24-18

Palm Beach Official Twitter

Cardinals, Cubs Partner With Yadier Molina To Help Puerto Rico Hurricane Victims

Before the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs meet for a three-game series at Busch Stadium in June, they will gather in downtown St. Louis to support a charity dinner hosted by Yadier Molina and Foundation 4.

KMOX

19 Years Ago, Fernando Tatis Made Baseball History

Nineteen years ago, former St. Louis Cardinals third baseman Fernando Tatis made history. On April 23, 1999, he hit not one, but two grand slams in the same inning off the same pitcher at Dodger Stadium. Both came the third inning off of pitcher Chan Ho Park. Tatis is still the only player to do it.

Fox2Now

Peoria Starting Lineup 4-23-18

Peoria Official Twitter

Jose Bautitsta Will Be Braves Starting Third Baseman

Jose Bautista will be the Braves’ starting third baseman whenever he joins the big league club.

Atlanta Journal Constitution

Jason Motte Talks About Foundation

Dan McLaughlin Twitter

Colby Rasmus Could Begin Swinging Bat At End Of Week

Eduardo A Encina Twitter

UCB Weekend Periscope Party

Kyle, Tara and Zach spent Sunday afternoon at Busch Stadium along with a host of other bloggers for UCB Weekend at the annual Blogger Day.

Birds On The Black

Dan McLaughlin On Albert Pujols: 'Unfortunate His Milestones Won't Come As A Cardinal'

Cardinal Nation’s reaction was one of sadness and acceptance when Albert Pujols signed a 10-year, $254 million contract with the Los Angeles Angels. Sad, because it felt like the best player in a generation cared more about money than the career he built here; and finally accepted because we knew that’d be a lot of cheddar down the road for a player entering his twilight years.

101 ESPN

Joliet Traded Edwin Gomez To Road Warriors

Frontier League Official Site

Springfield Starting Lineup 4-23-18

Springfield Official Twitter

Memphis Beat Iowa 3-0: Austin Gomber Strikes Out 16 Over Eight Scoreless Innings For The Win; Yairo Munoz Singles & Hits A Two-Run Homer; Max Schrock Singles Twice, Walks, & Drives In One Run

Individual Highlights:
Oscar Mercado started in centerfield and batted leadoff.  1-for-4 with one double and one run.
Max Schrock started at second base and batted second.  2-for-3 with one RBI and one walk.
Yairo Munoz started at shortstop and batted fifth.  2-for-4 with one home run, two two-out RBIs, and one run.
Austin Gomber started and pitched eight innings.  He allowed six hits, no runs, hit one batter, struck 16 out, and assisted in one double play for the winning decision (2-0).  0-for-3 with one strikeout.  (p-s:112-85)(g/f:4-1)
Mike Mayers entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out fro the save (2).  (p-s:6-6)(g/f:2-0)

Rough Outing:
Luke Voit started at first base and batted third.  0-for-4 and assisted in one double play.
Alex Mejia started at third base and batted eighth.  0-for-3 with one ground into double play.

Former Cardinals:
Efren Navarro started at first base and batted third.  1-for-4 with two strikeouts and assisted in one double play.

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Memphis Official Site Post Game
Post-Dispatch Post Game
KMOV Post Game

Jordan Hicks Throws 100 MPH, So Where Are The Strikeouts?

Let’s explore the increasingly mysterious case of Cardinals’ rookie reliever Jordan Hicks.

101 ESPN

Naya Fowler Checks Out Her New Bobblehead: "It's My Daddy"

What would you do if your dad had his own bobblehead? You'd probably react a little bit like Naya Fowler did when she saw her dad's bobblehead.

KMOX

This Is How The Cardinals Found Jose Martinez

If you're looking for numbers to explain what Jose Martinez is doing, why he's doing it here and just how big of a grain of salt his white-hot start should be taken with, one in particular stands out.

St. Louis Official Site

Palm Beach Starting Lineup 4-23-18

Palm Beach Official Twitter

Yadier Molina Asks Not To Close The Baseball School In Comerio

The receiver of the San Luis Cardinals and the Puerto Rico National Team, Yadier Molina , joined the chorus of voices on Monday asking that the Manuel Cruz Maceira de ComerĂ­o school not be closed, the only public school that specializes in training players. in the country.  (Translated)

El Nuevo Dia

Red Sox Traded Roenis Elias To Mariners

Boston Official Twitter

Bruce Chen Says Donald Trump's Policies Have Not Affected Latino Players

The policies and sayings about the immigrants of the US president, Donald Trump, "have not affected" the Latin Americans in the Major Leagues, said the ex-Panamanian leagues Bruce Chen, who calculates that soon 50% of the players in the big leagues Tent will be Latin.  (translated)

Listin Diario

Memphis Starting Lineup 4-23-18

Memphis Official Twitter

White Sox Placed Miguel Gonzalez On The Ten-Day Disabled List

Chicago-A Official Twitter

Q&A With Evan Mendoza

On Saturday April 21st, I was fortunate enough to talk to Cardinals' third base prospect Evan Mendoza. Mendoza was the Cardinals 11th round pick in the 2017 draft out of NC State. Mendoza is my personal #20 prospect in the organization and he is also prospect #23 on our "Dirty 30" list.

Birds On The Black

Complain All You Want About Cardinals Ownership, But Things Could Be A Lot Worse

Another weekend of sweeping the Cincinnati Reds has the Cardinals in first place in the National League Central, and there’s a reason for that. For all the criticism Bill DeWitt Jr. takes — the nickname “DeWallet” comes to mind — the Cardinals are a team that hasn’t bailed out during his ownership tenure.

101 ESPN

Yadier Molina Climbs Cardinals All-Time Lists In Memorable Weekend At Busch

It was another wildly successful weekend for the St. Louis Cardinals, who are likely sad to see the battered Cincinnati Reds leave town. St. Louis completed another sweep of the Reds this season as Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina had a weekend to remember.

KMOX

Shintaro Fujinami At Crossroads

The Hanshin Tigers have a Shintaro Fujinami problem. They just don’t seem to know what to do about it.

Japan Times

How Concerning Is Logan Morrison's Slow Start?

In many ways, the Minnesota Twins have had an up and down start to the 2018 season. For instance, the new-look bullpen that drew so much attention prior to the season has been both lights out at times and very inconsistent at others.

ISportsWeb

Manny Machado Homers Twice In Orioles Loss To Indians

Manny Machado is on a tear. The rest of the Orioles' lineup? Not so much.

Baltimore Official Site

Adam Wainwright's Reliability Again A Question

The St. Louis Cardinals have a sticky situation on their hands in the form of Adam Wainwright. Prior to Sunday’s matchup against the Cincinnati Reds, the Cardinals announced that the 36-year-old veteran had been placed on the 10-day disabled list with inflammation and soreness in his right elbow.

ISportsWeb

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Adam Wainwright Goes On Disabled List, Has Lesson Reinforced; Jason Motte 'I'm 100% Content'; Injury Updates, Etc...

When Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright began toying with various arm slots all spring to give hitters new looks and his pitches different movements, gaining a competitive edge appeared to be the motivation.

Post-Dispatch

Albert Pujols On Verge Of Hitting Milestone

Albert Pujols has been gone seven years now, but as he closes in on 3,000 hits, a plateau he should reach in the next week, it is proper to offer some perspective on the former Cardinals star’s career.

Post-Dispatch

Yadier Molina Is Having A Good Time, & It Shows

Yadi is happy.

Hochman

Former Cardinals Playing In The Mexican League 4-22-18: Nestor Molina Strikes Out Six Over Six Scoreless Innings For The Win; Daric Barton Singles Twice, Doubles, Walks, & Drives In One Run In Doubleheader; Cedric Hunter Singles & Knocks In One Run



Daric Barton (former Peoria-Puebla) started at first base and batted third.  0-for-2 with one run, one walk, and assisted in two double plays.

Puebla beat Tabasco 5-2 in game one of doubleheader

Daric Barton (former Peoria-Puebla) started as designated hitter and batted third.  3-for-4 with one double, one RBI, and one run.

Tabasco beat Puebla 7-4 in game two of doubleheader

Luis Garcia (former New Haven-Oaxaca) started at first base and batted fifth.  0-for-3 and assisted in one double play.

Campeche beat Oaxaca 8-6 in game one of doubleheader

Pedro Rodriguez (former MiLB signing-Campeche) entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out for the save (7).  (p-s:12-8)(g/f:2-0)

Luis Garcia (former New Haven-Oaxaca) entered late in the game at first base and assisted in one double play.

Campeche beat Oaxaca 3-2 in game two of doubleheader

Cedric Hunter (former Memphis-Leon) started in right field and batted fifth.  1-for-5 with one RBI and two strikeouts.
Niko Vasquez (former Springfield-Leon) started at second base and batted sixth.  1-for-3 with one double, one walk, and assisted in one double play.

Yucatan beat Leon 8-3

Richy Pedroza (former Peoria-Aguascalientes) started at shortstop and batted ninth.  2-for-3 at the plate.

Aguascalientes beat Monterrey 5-3

Ivan Bellazetin (former MiLB tryout-Dos Laredos) entered late in the game at shortstop and batted ninth.  0-for-1 with one strikeout and assisted in one double play.
Nestor Molina (former MiLB signing-Dos Laredos) started and pitched six innings.  He allowed three hits, no runs, two walks, and struck six out for the winning decision (3-1).  (p-s:81-56)(g/f:7-2)

Francisco Rivera (former Palm Beach-Laguna) entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted sixth.  0-for-1 at the plate.

Dos Laredos beat Laguna 23-6

Rainel Rosario (former Springfield-Saltillo) started in right field and batted fifth.  1-for-4 at the plate.

Yefri Perez (former MiLB signing-Monclova) started in centerfield and batted leadoff.  1-for-3 with one run, one hit by pitch, and two strikeouts.

Monclova beat Saltillo 3-2

Greg Holland Shows Lots Of Progress

It’s the situation that closers, and the managers of closers, hope for: taking the mound in the ninth inning and getting a 1-2-3 inning. A minimal amount of drama, a maximum amount of satisfaction.

Post-Dispatch

How Tommy Kramer Inspired Tommy Pham

Tommy Pham is a guy who's not afraid to be real. That rubs some fans the wrong way, but for Pham, there was only one fan's opinion that truly mattered.

KSDK

Former Cardinals Playing In MLB 4-22-18: Jason Heyward Singles Twice, Walks, & Drives In Two Runs; Adam Ottavino Strikes Out Two Of Three Batters Faced; John Axford Pitched One Hitless/Scoreless Inning


Jaime Garcia (former St. Louis-Toronto) started and pitched 5.1 innings.  He allowed six hits, four earned runs, one home run, three walks, and struck six out for the losing decision (2-1).  (p-s:95-57)(g/f:5-1)
Seung-Hwan Oh (former St. Louis-Toronto) entered in the sixth and pitched to three batters.  He allowed one hit and no runs.  (p-s:17-11)(g/f:0-1)(ir-s:2-1)
John Axford (former St. Louis-Toronto) entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit and no runs.  (p-s:12-8)(g/f:1-2)

New York-A beat Toronto 5-1

David Freese (former St. Louis-Pittsburgh) started at first base and batted fifth.  1-for-5 with one strikeout.

Edubray Ramos (former VSL-Philadelphia) entered in the seventh and pitched to two batters.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out.  (p-s:10-6)(ir-s:1-0)

Philadelphia beat Pittsburgh 3-2 in 11 innings

Jason Heyward (former St. Louis-Chicago-N) started in right field and batted eighth.  2-for-4 with two RBIs, one run, one walk, and one strikeout.
Steve Cishek (former St. Louis-Chicago-N) entered in the sixth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, three runs (two earned), two walks, and struck one out for the hold (2).  (p-s:25-15)(g/f:2-0)(ir-s:1-0)

Adam Ottavino (former St. Louis-Colorado) entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, one walk, and struck two out.  (p-s:21-12)(g/f:1-0)

Chicago-N beat Colorado 9-7

Stephen Piscotty (former St. Louis-Oakland) started in right field and batted second.  2-for-4 with one run.

Oakland beat Boston 4-1

Matt Adams (former St. Louis-Washington) entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted seventh.  1-for-1 at the plate.

Los Angeles beat Washington 4-3

Former Cardinals Playing In Puerto Rican Double-A League 4-22-18: Luis Mateo Singles Twice & Drives In Three Runs; Juan Diaz Collects Three Singles & One RBI



Javier Machuca (former GCL-Penuelas) started and pitched four innings.  He allowed six hits, four earned runs, one walk, and struck two out.

Mayaguez beat Penuelas 7-4 in game two of doubleheader

Luis Mateo (former Memphis-Fajardo) 2-for-4 with three RBIs, one run, and one strikeout.

Fajardo beat Juncos 6-2 in game two of doubleheader

Juan Diaz (former Palm Beach-Cidra) 3-for-5 with one RBI and one run.

Cidra beat Salinas 5-1 in game one of doubleheader

Former Cardinals Playing In Nicaragua 4-22-18: Jem Argenal Singles

Jem Argenal (former GCL-Nueva Segovia) 1-for-4 at the plate.

Chinandega beat Nueva Segovia 14-7

MLB Can Mean Major League Food Waste, But Busch Stadium Wins EPA Award

With some fixes at the plate, the St. Louis Cardinals are now batting .400 — not in the batter’s box, but off the field, where 40 percent of Busch Stadium’s prolific waste stream is now diverted from landfills.

Metro

With Reds Off Schedule Until June, Cardinals Need To Find More Teams To Pick On

OK, so how good are these St. Louis Cardinals?

Belleville News Democrat

Peoria Beat Wisconsin 6-3: Alvaro Seijas Strikes Out Six & Allows One Run Over Five & Two-Thirds Innings; Taylor Bryant Singles, Doubles, Walks, & Drives In One Run; Juan Yepez Singles, Doubles, & Knocks In One Run

Individual Highlights:
Jonathan Machado started in left field and batted leadoff.  1-for-4 with one RBI and one run.
Taylor Bryant started at shortstop and batted second.  2-for-2 with one double, one RBI, one run, one walk, and one hit by pitch.
Eleheuris Montero started at third base and batted fourth.  1-for-4 with one RBI, two strikeouts, and assisted in one double play.
Juan Yepez started at first base and batted fifth.  2-for-4 with one double, one two-out RBI, one run, and assisted in one double play.
Bryce Denton started in right field and batted sixth.  1-for-4 with one RBI, one run, one strikeout, and one outfield assist.
Julio Rodriguez started at catcher and batted eighth.  1-for-4 with one RBI and one run.
Irving Lopez started at second base and batted ninth.  2-for-4 with one run, one caught stealing, and assisted in one double play.
Alvaro Seijas started and pitched 5.2 innings.  He allowed two hits, one earned run, three walks, threw one wild pitch, and struck six out.  (p-s:89-51)(g/f:3-3)
Fabian Blanco entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs for the save (1).  (p-s:7-6)(g/f:1-2)

Rough Outing:
Nick Plummer started in centerfield and batted seventh.  0-for-3 with one walk.
Kevin Hamann entered in the sixth and pitched one inning.  He allowed two hits, one earned run, two walks, and struck two out for the blown save (1).  (p-s:32-18)(g/f:1-0)(ir-s:2-1)
Levi MaVorhis entered in the seventh and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed three hits and one earned run for the winning decision (1-0).  (p-s:18-12)(g/f:2-0)

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Peoria Official Site Post Game

Johnny Cueto Lowers ERA To 0.35 As Giants Top Angels

It took three-plus weeks, a determined outing from Johnny Cueto and an epic day from Brandon Belt, but the Giants finally won their first series this season.

San Francisco Official Site

Andrelton Simmons Day-To-Day With Forearm Contusion

Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons left Sunday's 4-2 loss to the Giants with a right forearm contusion after being hit by a Johnny Cueto fastball. He is listed as day-to-day. X-rays were negative.

Anaheim Official Site

Mike Trout Slugs MLB-Best Ninth Home Run

Mike Trout homered for the third consecutive game on Sunday, crushing a two-run blast off reliever Cory Gearrin to put the Angels on the board in the eighth inning of their 4-2 loss in their series finale against the Giants at Angel Stadium.

Anaheim Official Site

Former Cardinals Draft Selections Playing In College 4-22-18: Josh Burgmann Strikes Out Five Over Five Scoreless Innings For The Win; Saul Garza Collects Two Walks, One Home Run, & Five RBIs In Three Games; Matt Vierling Hits A Two-Run Homer

Kep Brown (former 2015 draft selection-UNC Wilmington) started in right field and batted sixth.  1-for-4 with one run and one strikeout.

UNC Wilmington beat Towson 5-1

Josh Burgmann (former 2016 draft selection-Washington) entered in the sixth and pitched five innings.  He allowed four hits, no runs, two intentional walks, and struck five out for the winning decision (1-1).  (g/f:4-4)

Washington beat California 4-3 in 10 innings

Cade Cabbiness (former 2016 draft selection-Oklahoma St) entered late in the game in right field.

Oklahoma St beat Kansas 4-3

Saul Garza (former 2017 draft selection-Howard) started at catcher and went 1-for-2 with one home run, four RBIs, two runs, one walk, one stolen base, one strikeout, and allowed one stolen base.

Howard beat Odessa 9-4 in game one of doubleheader (4/21/18)

Saul Garza (former 2017 draft selection-Howard) started as designated hitter and went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.

Odessa beat Howard 10-9 in game two of doubleheader (4/21/18)

Saul Garza (former 2017 draft selection-Howard) started at catcher and went 0-for-3 with one RBI, one run, one walk, and assisted in one double play.

Howard beat Odessa in game one of doubleheader (4/22/18)

Adam Kerner (former 2017 draft selection-San Diego) started at catcher and batted ninth.  0-for-3 with one RBI and one sac fly.

Pepperdine beat San Diego 7-4

Matt Vierling (former 2015 draft selection-Notre Dame) started at third base and batted fourth.  2-for-4 with one home run, two RBIs, and one run.

Notre Dame beat Virginia Tech 6-5

Jeremy Ydens (former 2016 draft selection-UCLA) started in left field and batted leadoff.  2-for-5  with one double and one strikeout.

UCLA beat USC 7-3

David Price Tagged For Home Run In Eighth In Red Sox's Loss To Athletics

Well, the Red Sox weren't going to win 90 percent of their games forever.

Boston Official Site

Khris Davis Crushes Three-Run Homer To Lift Athletics Over Red Sox

Khris Davis wasn't going to let David Price get ahead of him. The A's DH went to the plate in the eighth inning of a tie game and hit a first-pitch three-run homer that carried the Athletics to a 4-1 win over the Boston Red Sox at the Coliseum on Sunday.

Oakland Official Site

Audio: Paul DeJong Discusses The Cardinal Win On Sunday & How Cold Weather Has Impacted Them

MLB Network Radio Twitter

Seung-Hwan Oh Allows Inherited Runner To Score In Relief

Toronto Blue Jays' South Korean reliever Oh Seung-hwan has allowed an inherited runner to score in the team's loss on the road.

Yonhap News Agency

Martin Prado Nears Return After Lengthly Absence

The Marlins may be three and a half weeks into the regular season, but it's essentially Spring Training for third baseman Martin Prado.

Miami Official Site

Arkansas Beat Springfield 9-3: John Nogowski Singles & Drives In Two Runs; Victor Roache & Knocks In One Run; Ramon Urias Collects Two Singles & Two Doubles

Individual Highlights:
Darren Seferina started as designated hitter and batted second.  2-for-4 with one walk and one strikeout.
Andrew Knizner started at catcher and batted fourth.  2-for-4 with two doubles and two runs.
John Nogowski started at first base and batted fifth.  1-for-4 with two RBIs and assisted in two double plays.
Victor Roache started in left field and batted seventh.  1-for-4 with one two-out RBI and one strikeout.
Ramon Urias started at second base and batted ninth.  4-for-4 with two doubles and assisted in one double play.

Rough Outing:
Edmundo Sosa started at shortstop and batted sixth.  0-for-4 with one strikeout and assisted in one double play.
Jake Woodford started and pitched 4.1 innings.  He allowed eight hits, six earned runs, one home run, four walks, and struck three out for the losing decision (1-2).  (p-s:89-50)(g/f:5-2)
Jacob Evans entered in the sixth and pitched to six batters.  He allowed three hits, three earned runs, and two walks.  (p-s:25-12)
Tyler Bray entered in the sixth and pitched 2.2 innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck two out.  (p-s:28-20)(g/f:3-2)(ir-s:3-1)

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Springfield Official Site Post Game

Memphis Beat Iowa 8-6 In 12 Innings: Rangel Ravelo Collects Three SIngles & Two RBIs; Oscar Mercado Walks Twice & Hits A Solo Home Run; Derian Gonzalez Strikes Out Six & Holds Two Inherited Runners On Base Over Two & Two-Thirds Scoreless Innings For The Hold

Individual Highlights:
Oscar Mercado started in centerfield and batted leadoff.  1-for-4 with one home run, one RBI, two runs, two walks, two stolen bases, and one outfield assist.
Luke Voit started at first base and batted third.  0-for-4 with one RBI, one run, two walks, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.
Rangel Ravelo started in left field and batted fourth.  3-for-5 with two RBIs, one run, one sac fly, and one strikeout.
Carson Kelly started at catcher and batted fifth.  1-for-5 with one double, one two-out RBI, one run, one intentional walk, and two strikeouts.
Jose Adolis Garcia started in right field and batted sixth.  1-for-5 with one two-out RBI, one run, one sacrifice, one stolen base, and three strikeouts.
Patrick Wisdom started at third base and batted seventh.  1-for-4 with one RBI, two walks, and one strikeout.
Wilfredo Tovar started at shortstop and batted eighth.  2-for-5 with one two-out RBI, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.
Derian Gonzalez entered in the sixth and pitched 2.2 innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, one walk, threw one wild pitch, and struck six out for the hold (4).  (p-s:45-28)(g/f:0-1)(ir-s:2-0)

Rough Outing:
Yairo Munoz entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted ninth.  0-for-1 with one strikeout.
Dakota Hudson started and pitched 5.1 innings.  He allowed eight hits, three earned runs, one walk, hit two batters, and struck six out.  0-for-3 with one strikeout.  (p-s:103-66)(g/f:6-2)
Preston Guilmet entered in the ninth and pitched two innings.  He allowed three hits, two runs (one earned), one home run, one intentional walk, and struck three out for the blown save (1).  (p-s:21-18)(g/f:2-0)
Edward Mujica entered in the 11th and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck three out for the blown save (1) and winning decision (2-0).  One run and one stolen base.  (p-s:21-17)(g/f:0-1)(ir-s:1-1)

Former Cardinals:
Efren Navarro started at first base and batted third.  2-for-4 with one walk, one strikeout, and grounded into one double play.

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Memphis Official Site Post Game

Video: Jose Martinez After Cardinals Sweep Reds "Everything Is Going Well For Us"

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

Video: Miles Mikolas Describes Himself As A "Mid-90's Thumber"

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

Peoria Pregame Interview 4-22-18: Zach Prendergast

Peoria Official Twitter

Video: Mike Matheny's Postgame Press Conference 4-22-18

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

Video: Kolten Wong Says Miles Mikolas Is "Coming Into His Own"

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

Christian Yelich Leads Brewers To Sixth Straight Win, Sweep

Christian Yelich put the exclamation point on the Brewers' first four-game sweep at home in almost a decade at the expense of his former team.

Milwaukee Official Site

Rich Hill Throws Bullpen Session At Full Throttle

Ken Gurnick Twitter

Early Reports On Jose Bautista Are Positive

Jose Bautista has made a strong impression since signing a Minor League deal with the Braves last week. The right-handed slugger will join Triple-A Gwinnett on Monday and could possibly join Atlanta's lineup at some point within the week.

Atlanta Official Site

Cardinals Beat Reds 9-2: Paul DeJong Singles & Hits A Three-Run Homer; Greg Garcia Doubles & Drives In Two Runs; Miles Mikolas Strikes Out Six & Allows Two Runs Over Seven Innings For The Win

Individual Highlights:
Jedd Gyorko entered late in the game at third base and batted leadoff.  1-for-1 at the plate.
Yadier Molina started at catcher and batted second.  3-for-4 with one double, one RBI, two runs, and one sac fly.
Jose Martinez started at first base and batted third.  1-for-5 with one double.
Dexter Fowler started in right field and batted fourth.  1-for-1 with one RBI, one run, four walks, and one stolen base.
Paul DeJong started at shortstop and batted fifth.  2-for-5 with one home run, three two-out RBIs, one run, and grounded into one double play.
Tyler O'Neill started in left field and batted sixth.  0-for-3 with one RBI, one sac fly, and one strikeout.
Kolten Wong started at second base and batted seventh.  1-for-3 with one home run, one RBI, two runs, one walk, and one strikeout.
Harrison Bader started in centerfield and batted eighth.  2-for-4 with one run and one strikeout.
Greg Garcia entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted ninth.  1-for-1 with one double, two RBIs, and one run.
Miles Mikolas started and pitched seven innings.  He allowed five hits, two runs (one earned), and struck six out for the winning decision (3-0).  0-for-2 with one walk and two strikeouts.  (p-s:85-67)(g/f:8-5)
Bud Norris entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out.  (p-s:8-6)(g/f:1-0)
Greg Holland entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out.  (p-s:11-7)(g/f:0-1)

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

Mike Moustakas Hits Go-Ahead Home Run In Win; Hit Streak At 14

Mike Moustakas, needing a hit to extend his hitting streak to 14 games, did so dramatically, blasting a go-ahead three-run home run in the seventh inning to propel the Royals to an 8-5 win over the Tigers on Sunday at Comerica Park.

Kansas City Official Site

Peoria Starting Lineup 4-22-18

Peoria Official Twitter

Charlotte Beat Palm Beach 10-8: Ryan McCarvel Collects Two Singles, One Walk, & Two RBIs; Jose Martinez & Brian O'Keefe Each Single & Drive In Two Runs; Jacob Patterson Strikes Out One Over Two Scoreless Innings

Individual Highlights:
Jose Martinez started at shortstop and batted leadoff.  1-for-6 with two RBIs and one fielding error.
Stefan Trosclair started as designated hitter and batted second.  1-for-3 with one double, one walk, and two hit by pitches.
Evan Mendoza started at third base and batted third.  2-for-6 with two strikeouts.
Andy Young started at second base and batted fourth.  1-for-5 with one home run, one RBI, one run, one walk, and three strikeouts.
Shane Billings started in right field and batted fifth.  3-for-5 with one double and two runs.
Chase Pinder started in centerfield and batted sixth.  1-for-4 with one double, one run, and one walk.
J.B. Woodman started in left field and batted seventh.  2-for-3 with two runs, one walk, and one hit by pitch.
Ryan McCarvel started at first base and batted eighth.  2-for-4 with two RBIs (one w/two-outs), one run, one walk, one strikeout, and grounded into one double play.
Brian O'Keefe started at catcher and batted ninth.  1-for-5 with two RBIs, one run, and allowed two stolen bases.
Jacob Patterson entered in the sixth and pitched two innings.  He allowed two hits, no runs, two walks, one pickoff error, and struck one out.  (p-s:38-22)(g/f:1-2)
Ronnie Williams entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck two out.  (p-s:20-12)(g/f:0-1)

Rough Outing:
Anthony Shew started and pitched 3.2 innings.  He allowed eight hits, six earned runs, one home run, threw one wild pitch, and struck one out for the losing decision (1-1).  (p-s:80-52)(g/f:5-2)

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Video: Paul DeJong Hits A Homer 4-22-18

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

Mark Trumbo To Restart Rehab At Double-A Bowie

Mark Trumbo is headed to Double-A Bowie to restart his injury rehab assignment.

MASN Sports

Brian Dozier Sets Club Mark For Hit Streak To Open Year

Twins second baseman Brian Dozier set a club record for the longest hitting streak to start a season, extending to 16 straight games with a third-inning single in the Twins' 8-6 loss against the Rays on Sunday afternoon at Tropicana Field.

Minnesota Official Site

Video: Kolten Wong Hits A Homer 4-22-18

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

Video: Mike Matheny On Adam Wainwright Heading To The DL

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

Video: Tommy Pham "Pinch-Interviews" For Jim Hayes

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

Video: Joran Hicks On Being Fast-Tracked To The Majors

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

Video: Adam Wainwright On Heading To The DL With Elbow Inflammation

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

Video:Scott Warmann & Rick Horton React To Adam Wainwright Going On Ten-Day Disabled List

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

Memphis Starting Lineup 4-22-18

Memphis Official Twitter

Dee Gordon Dealing With Foot Issue

Shannon Drayer Twitter

Rockies Placed Carlos Gonzalez On The Ten-Day Disabled List

Colorado Official Twitter

Jack Flaherty May Start In Adam Wainwright's Place On Tuesday

Mark Saxon Twitter

Cardinals Placed Adam Wainwright On The Ten-Day Disabled List & Recalled John Brebbia; Tommy Pham Sits Again; Earth Day Initiatives

There is a two-inch window, between where Adam Wainwright has always released the baseball and where he must now, and therein lies the difference between prosperity and pain.
St. Louis Official Site

The Cardinals put Adam Wainwright on the 10-day disabled list on Sunday with right elbow inflammation. The team called up John Brebbia from Memphis.
Cardinal Beat

The Cardinals announced Sunday they have placed Adam Wainwright on the disabled list with right elbow inflammation. It’s an unfortunate blow for the veteran right-hander who seemed to have gotten back on track in his last two starts, across which he allowed three earned runs in 12 total innings (2.25 ERA). The move is retroactive to April 20th, and Mike Matheny said on MLB Network Radio Sunday that Wainwright has been dealing with the elbow issue for a little while now.
KMOV

Returning reliever John Brebbia greeted those walking into the St. Louis Cardinals clubhouse this morning, raising the question as to who’s roster spot he would be filling. The answer soon came as the team announced Adam Wainwright has been placed on the 10-day disabled list due to right elbow inflammation.
STL Baseball Weekly

Mariners Optioned Guillermo Heredia To Triple-A Tacoma

Seattle PR Official Twitter

Rangers Activated Delino DeShields & Placed Carlos Tocci On The Ten-Day Disabled List

John Blake Twitter

Cardinals Starting Lineup 4-22-18

St. Louis Official Twitter

Carlos Martinez Is Looking Cy Young Caliber Worthy

St. Louis Cardinals ace Carlos Martine has been flat out dominant in April, making himself a viable Cy Youn award candidate.

Call To The Pen

Yankees Recalled Gleyber Torres From Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

New York-A PR Official Twitter

Once On The Cusp Of Baseball Riches, Bud Norris 'Putting It All Back Together' In St. Louis

The season that changed everything for Bud Norris ended with two scoreless innings of relief at Dodger Stadium and a car packed for the long drive north, toward the Bay Area. The previous 12 months had taken him to Baltimore and San Diego, to a speedboat bouncing across the Andaman Sea, to an elephant sanctuary in Phuket, to the neon wonderland of Macau for a welterweight bout, and, finally, exhausted, to somewhere just as exotic: the bullpen.

Post-Dispatch

Cardinals Aim For Second Straight Weekend Sweep Of Reds

This is the way things go when you sport the worst record in the majors.

Fox Sports Midwest

Video: Scott Warmann & Rick Horton Preview Cardinals-Reds Game 4-22-18

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

Onelki Garcia Pitches Chunichi Past Hiroshima To Sweep Series

Onelki Garcia allowed two runs over seven innings Sunday as the Chunichi Dragons beat the Hiroshima Carp 3-2 to complete a three-game sweep of the two-time defending Central League champions.

Japan Times

Former Cardinals Playing In KBO 4-22-18: Xavier Scruggs Singles & Hits A Two-Run Homer



Xavier Scruggs (former St. Louis-NC) at first base and batted fourth.  2-for-5 with one home run, two RBIs, one run, and grounded into one double play.

LG beat NC 5-4

Clay Buchholz Promoted From Double-A NW Arkansas To Triple-A Omaha

With Kansas City catcher Salvador Perez and outfielder Alex Gordon currently on rehabilitation assignments, Omaha has had two former American League All-Stars in its lineup the past two nights.

Omaha