Saturday, May 27, 2017

Alfredo Despaigne Has Hit A Homer In Four Consecutive Games

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Former Cardinals Playing In NPB 5-27-17: Carlos Peguero Singles, Walks, & Hits A Grand Slam



Carlos Peguero (former Memphis-Rakuten) started in right field and batted second.  2-for-3 with one home run, four RBIs, one run, and one walk.

Rakuten beat Seibu 6-1

Harry Glenn Died Serving In World War I

Harry Glenn was 28 and deep into a professional baseball career that included a stint with the Cardinals when he enlisted in the United States Army Air Forces during World War I. Soon after being assigned to the Aviation Mechanic Training School in St. Paul, Minn., Glenn contracted pneumonia and died, a month before the war ended.

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Carlos Peguero's Grand Slam Helps Rakuten Soar Above Seibu

Carlos Peguero hit a grand slam and Manabu Mima worked six innings as the Pacific League-leading Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles came from behind to beat the Seibu Lions 6-1 on Saturday afternoon.

Japan Times

Former Cardinals Playing In KBO 5-27-17: Xavier Scruggs Singles & Doubles



Xavier Scruggs (former St. Louis-NC) started at first base and batted fourth.  2-for-4 with one double and one strikeout.

Hanwha beat NC 6-1

Jamie Romak (former Memphis-SK) started at first base and batted fifth.  0-for-4 with two strikeouts.

SK beat LG 4-3

Adam Wainwright Looks To Continue Dominance Of Rockies Saturday

Adam Wainwright will try to continue his domination over the Colorado Rockies and his success at Coors Field when the St. Louis Cardinals try to even their series on Saturday.

Fox Sports Midwest

Former Cardinals Draft Selections Playing In College 5-26-17: Ryan Merrill Singles Twice & Drives In Two Runs



Cadyn Grenier (former 2015 draft selection-Oregon St) started at shortstop and batted eighth.  0-for-3 with one strikeout.

Oregon St beat Abilene Christian 5-4 in 11 innings

Tristan Hildebrandt (former 2014 draft selection-Cal St Fullerton) started at shortstop and batted seventh.  0-for-3 with one strikeout and grounded into one double play.

Long Beach St beat Cal St Fullerton 2-1

Pat Krall (former 2015 draft selection-Clemson) started and pitched to six batters.  He allowed six hits and six earned runs for the losing decision (8-3).

Virginia beat Clemson 10-2

Ryan Merrill (former 2015 draft selection-Texas Christian) started at shortstop and batted seventh.  2-for-4 with two RBIs and one stolen base.

Texas Christian beat Kansas 6-0

Carlos Martinez Sees W Elusive For Second Straight Start

For starting pitcher Carlos Martinez, Friday night looked a lot worse than it was. In his mind, it was one of his best outings of the season, and it came on the heels of what was arguably his best start of his career. But at the end of the game, the scoreboard read 10-0 in a frustrating loss to the Rockies.

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Friday, May 26, 2017

Former Cardinals Playing In MLB 5-26-17: Max Scherzer Strikes Out 13 & Allows One Run Over Eight & Two-Thirds Innings For The Win; Brandon Moss Hits A Three-Run Homer; Mark Reynolds Singles, Homers, & Drives In Three Runs



Ty Kelly (former Memphis-Philadelphia) entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted ninth.  0-for-1 at the plate.

Cincinnati beat Philadelphia 5-2

Fernando Salas (former St. Louis-New York-N) entered in the ninth and pitched to two batters.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out.  (p-s:5-4)(ir-s:1-0)

David Freese (former St. Louis-Pittsburgh) started at third base and batted fifth.  0-for-4 with four strikeouts.

New York-A beat Pittsburgh 8-1

Matt Holliday (former St. Louis-New York-A) started as designated hitter and batted third.  0-for-4 with three strikeouts.

Oakland beat New York-A 4-1

Allen Cordoba (former Johnson City-San Diego) started in centerfield and batted leadoff.  1-for-4 with two strikeouts.
Luis Perdomo (former Palm Beach-San Diego) started and pitched six innings.  He allowed six hits, three earned runs, two home runs, two walks (one intentional), and struck six out for the losing decision (0-2).  0-for-2 with two strikeouts.  (p-s:100-61)(g/f:8-2)

Max Scherzer (former 2003 draft selection-Washington) started and pitched 8.2 innings.  He allowed three hits, one earned run, one home run, two walks, hit one batter, and struck 13 out for the winning decision (5-3).  0-for-4 with three strikeouts.  (p-s:108-81)(g/f:7-3)

Washington beat San Diego 5-1

Brandon Moss (former St. Louis-Kansas City) started as designated hitter and batted seventh.  1-for-4 with one home run, three two-out RBIs, one run, and one strikeout.
Ian Kennedy (former 2003 draft selection-Kansas City) started and pitched five innings.  He allowed three hits, four earned runs, one home run, two walks, and struck four out.  (p-s:88-50)(g/f:4-4)

Kansas City beat Cleveland 6-4

Albert Pujols (former St. Louis-Anaheim) started at first base and batted fourth.  2-for-4 with one double, one run, and one pickoff error.

Kyle Barraclough (former Springfield-Miami) entered in the ninth and pitched to five batters.  He allowed two hits, two runs (one earned), and one home run.  (p-s:20-12)(g/f:3-0)

Miami beat Anaheim 8-5

Steve Cishek (former St. Louis-Seattle) entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit and no runs.  (p-s:18-15)(g/f:2-0)

Boston beat Seattle 3-0

David Peralta (former Johnson City-Arizona) started in right field and batted second.  0-for-5 with one strikeout.
Daniel Descalso (former St. Louis-Arizona) entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted ninth.  0-for-1 at the plate.

Arizona beat Milwaukee 4-2 in 10 innings

Carlos Beltran (former St. Louis-Houston) started as designated hitter and batted sixth.  1-for-4 with one home run, one two-out RBI, and one run.

Houston beat Baltimore 2-0

Matt Belisle (former St. Louis-Minnesota) entered in the eighth and pitched to two batters.  He allowed one hit, one earned run, and one home run.  (p-s:10-5)(g/f:0-1)

Tampa Bay beat Minnesota 5-2

Mark Reynolds (former St. Louis-Colorado) started at first batted fifth.  2-for-4 with one home run, three RBIs (two w/two-outs, one run, and one strikeout.

Colorado beat St. Louis 10-0

Jason Heyward (former St. Louis-Chicago-N) started in right field and batted sixth.  1-for-3 with one strikeout.
Jon Jay (former St. Louis-Chicago-N) entered late in the game in left field and batted ninth.  0-for-1 at the plate.

Los Angeles beat Chicago-N 4-0

Matt Adams (former St. Louis-Atlanta) started at first base and batted fifth.  1-for-3 with one intentional walk.
Jaime Garcia started and pitched 6.2 innings.  He allowed four hits, no runs, two walks, and struck five out for the winning decision (2-3).  1-for-3 with one RBI.  (p-s:83-59)(g/f:10-5)

Atlanta beat San Francisco 2-0

Memphis Beat Sacramento 13-3: Nick Martini Doubles, Walks, & Drives In Three Runs; Carson Kelly Singles Twice, Walks, Homers, & Knocks In Two Runs; Paul DeJong Collects One Single, One Home Run, & Two RBIs

Individual Highlights:
Nick Martini started in left field and batted leadoff.  1-for-5 with one double, three two-out RBIs, one walk, two strikeouts, and one outfield assist.
Breyvic Valera started at second base and batted second.  0-for-4 with one run, two walks, and one strikeout.
Chad Huffman started at first base and batted third.  1-for-4 with one triple, one run, and two hit by pitches.
Carson Kelly started at catcher and batted fourth.  3-for-5 with one home run, two RBIs (one w./-outs), three runs, one walk, and grounded into one double play.
Paul DeJong started at shortstop and batted fifth.  2-for-6 with one home run, two RBIs, two runs, and two strikeouts.
Harrison Bader started in centerfield and batted sixth.  3-for-4 with one home run, one RBI, four runs, and one walk.
Patrick Wisdom started at third base and batted seventh.  2-for-5 with two RBIs, one run, and one strikeout.
Todd Cunningham started in right field and batted eighth.  2-for-3 with two RBIs, one run, two hut by pitches, and one strikeout.
Wilfredo Tovar entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted ninth.  0-for-1 with one RBI.
Trey Nielsen entered in the fifth and three innings.  He allowed four hits, one earned run, and struck two out for the winning decision (1-0).  0-for-1 with one strikeout.  (p-s:35-22)(g/f:3-2)
Ryan Sherriff entered in the eighth and pitched two innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out.  (p-s:19-13)(g/f:3-2)

Rough Outing:
Josh Zeid started and pitched four innings.  He allowed five hits, two earned runs, one home run, two walks, and struck seven out.  0-for-1 with one sacrifice.  (p-s:75-50)(g/f:2-1)

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Stephen Piscotty Leaves The Cardinals To Attend To Private Matter; Jose Martinez Starts Rehab; Mark Montgomery Burns In Triple-A Memphis; Mike Matheny's Mile High Memory

Cardinals right fielder Stephen Piscotty left the team late Friday afternoon to attend to a private family matter at his home in California, the team confirmed.

Post-Dispatch

Former Cardinals Playing In Puerto Rican Double-A League 5-26-17: Randy Ruiz Singles, Walks, Homers, & Drives In Two Runs; Ruben Gotay Singles Twice & Walks



Ruiz (former MiLB signing-Gurabo) 2-for-4 with one home run, two RBIs, one run, and one walk.

Gurabo beat Las Piedras 5-3

Ruben Gotay (former Memphis-Dorado) 2-for-4 with one run and one walk.

Dorado beat Vega Alta 9-4

Former Cardinals Playing In The Mexican League 5-26-17: Dan Johnson Doubles, Walks, Homers Twice, & Drives In Three Runs; Rainel Rosario Knocks In One Run; Maikel Cleto Strikes Out One Over One Hitless/Scoreless Inning



Dan Johnson (former St. Louis-Puebla) started as designated hitter and batted fourth.  3-for-4 with one double, two home runs, three RBIs, four runs, and one walk.

Puebla beat Monclova 8-4

Ivan Bellazetin (former MiLB tryout-Tabasco) entered late in the game as shortstop and batted second.  0-for-1 with one walk.

Durango beat Tabasco 23-5

Niko Vasquez (former Springfield-Leon) started at shortstop and batted fifth.  1-for-1 with one double, two walks, one hit by pitch, one stolen base, and assisted in one double play.

Monterrey beat Leon 9-3

Rainel Rosario (former Springfield-Saltillo) started in right field and batted third.  0-for-3 with one RBI and one sac fly.

Saltillo beat Oaxaca 3-1

Ramon Delgado (former Memphis-Veracruz) entered in the eighth and pitched to five batters.  He allowed four hits and four earned runs.  (p-s:14-12)

Richy Pedroza (former Peoria-Aguascalientes) started at shortstop and batted ninth.  1-for-4 with one run, one fielding error, and assisted in one double play.

Aguascalientes beat Veracruz 7-4

Maikel Cleto (former St. Louis-Laguna) entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out.  (p-s:14-9)(g/f:1-0)

Laguna beat Campeche 15-11

Adam Wainwright Seeks More Success Vs. Rockies

The first-place Rockies will send the second of three consecutive rookie starting pitchers against the Cardinals for Saturday's middle game in their three-game set, with Denver native Kyle Freeland (5-2, 3.31) climbing the hill for Colorado opposite veteran Adam Wainwright.

St. Louis Official Site

Video: Carlos Martinez Says He Felt Good In Start Against Rockies

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

Video: Matthew Bowman Won't Blame The Altitude For His Rough Outing

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

Video: Mike Matheny's Postgame Press Conference 5-26-17

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

Rockies Beat Cardinals 10-0: Carlos Martinez Strikes Out Nine & Allows Three Runs Over Seven & A Third Innings; Randal Grichuk Doubles

Individual Highlights:
Dexter Fowler started in centerfield and batted leadoff.  1-for-3 at the plate.
Matt Carpenter started at first base and batted third.  1-for-3 with one strikeout and assisted in two double plays.
Yadier Molina started at catcher and batted fifth.  1-for-3 and one passed ball.
Tommy Pham started in left field and batted sixth.  1-for-3 with one ground into double play.
Randal Grichuk started in right field and batted seventh.  1-for-3 with one double, one strikeout, and grounded into one double play.
Carlos Martinez started and pitched 7.1 innings.  He allowed six hits, three earned runs, one home run, two walks, and struck nine out for the losing decision (3-4).  0-for-2 with one strikeout.  (p-s:96-66)(g/f:6-2)

Rough Outing:
Rest Of The Team

Former Cardinals:
Mark Reynolds started at first base and batted fifth.  2-for-4 with one home run, three RBIs (two w/two-outs), one run, one strikeout, and assisted in four double plays.

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Springfield Beat San Antonio 4-0: Matt Pearce Strikes Out Six & Induces 11 Ground Outs Over Nine Inning Complete Game Win; Casey Grayson Singles, Doubles, & Drives In One Run; Jesse Jenner Singles Twice, Walks, & Knocks In One Run

Individual Highlights:
Oscar Mercado started in centerfield and batted leadoff.  2-for-5 with one two-out RBI, one stolen base, and one strikeout.
Magneuris Sierra started in left field and batted second.  1-for-5 with one double.
Jose Adolis Garcia started in right field and batted third.  1-for-4 with one double, one run, and two strikeouts.
Casey Grayson started at first base and batted sixth.  2-for-4 with one double, one two-out RBI, two runs, one strikeout, and assisted in two double plays.
Jesse Jenner started at catcher and batted seventh.  2-for-3 with one two-out RBI, one run, one walk, and one strikeout.
Matt Pearce started and pitched nine innings.  He allowed four hits, no runs, and struck six out for the winning decision (5-2).  1-for-4 with one strikeout.  (p-s:107-76)(g/f:11-5)

Rough Outing:
Jacob Wilson started at second base and batted fourth.  0-for-4 with one strikeout.
Alex Mejia started at shortstop and batted fifth.  0-for-3 with one walk and one caught stealing/pickoff.
Danny Diekroeger started at third base and batted eighth.  0-for-4 at the plate.

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Palm Beach Beat Florida 10-1: Connor Jones Strikes Out Two & Induces 13 Ground Outs Over Six Scoreless Innings For The Win; Jose Martinez Singles, Doubles, & Drives In Two Runs; Leobaldo Pina Doubles & Knocks In Two Runs

Individual Highlights:
Darren Seferina started at second base and batted leadoff.  2-for-5 with one RBI, two runs, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.
Randy Arozarena started in centerfield and batted second.  2-for-4 with two RBIs, one run, and one sac fly.
Jose Martinez started in right field and batted third.  2-for-5 with one double, two RBIs, one run, and one stolen base.
Chris Chinea started at first base and batted fourth.  1-for-5 with one double, one run, one strikeout, grounded into one double play, and assisted in one double play.
Casey Turgeon started in left field and batted fifth.  0-for-2 with one run and three walks.
Edmundo Sosa started at shortstop and batted sixth.  3-for-5 with two RBIs and one run.
Leobaldo Pina started at third base and batted seventh.  1-for-5 with one double, two RBIs, one run, one strikeout, grounded into one double play, and assisted in one double play.
Jose Godoy started at catcher and batted eighth.  1-for-3 with one double, one run, one walk, and one strikeout.
Connor Jones started and pitched six innings.  He allowed four hits, no runs, two walks, and struck two out for the winning decision (3-3).  (p-s:77-49)(g/f:13-3)
Juan Perez entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out.  (p-s:8-6)(g/f:2-0)
Brennan Leitao entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and one walk.  (p-s:15-7)(g/f:1-1)

Rough Outing:
Ross Vance entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, one earned run, one walk, and struck two out.  (p-s:15-10)(g/f:1-0)

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Peoria Beat Burlington 2-1: Mike O'Reilly Strikes Out Six & Allows One Run Over Seven Innings For The Win; Vincent Jackson Singles, Doubles, & Drives In One Run; Andy Young Doubles & Knocks In One Run

Individual Highlights:
Stefan Trosclair started at first base and batted second.  2-for-4 with one run, one stolen base, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.
Andy Young started at shortstop and batted third.  1-for-4 with one double, one two-out RBI, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.
Vincent Jackson started in left field and batted seventh.  2-for-4 with one double, one RBI, and one strikeout.
Mike O'Reilly started and pitched seven innings.  He allowed seven hits, one earned run, one home run, hit one batter, and struck six out for the winning decision (2-1).  (p-s:96-62)(g/f:5-6)
Austin Sexton entered in the eighth and pitched 1.2 innings.  He allowed three hits, no runs, one walk, and struck one out for the hold (1).  (p-s:27-16)(g/f:2-1)
Brady Bowen entered in the ninth and pitched to one batter.  He allowed no hits or runs for the save (2).  (p-s:5-2)(g/f:0-1)(ir-s:2-0)

Rough Outing:
J.R. Davis started at second base and batted leadoff. 0-for-4 with one walk, two strikeouts, and assisted in one double play.
Brian O'Keefe started at catcher and batted fourth.  0-for-4 with three strikeouts.
Shane Billings started in right field and batted eighth.  0-for-3 with one sacrifice and one outfield assist.

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Max Scherzer K's 13, Bryce Harper Homers In Nationals Win Over Padres

As Max Scherzer stepped into the batter's box in the eighth inning, the crowd of 28,606 at Nationals Park gave him a standing ovation, an appreciation of his outstanding effort so far and a sign that he was going to get a chance to finish what he started.

Washington Official Site

Does Carlos Gonzalez's Bat Heat Up With Weather?

Rockies right fielder Carlos Gonzalez has become known for slow starts -- often in the cold, wet and unpredictable early-season weather.

Colorado Official Site

Stephen Piscotty Leaves Cardinals For Personal Matter; Familiarity For Dexter Fowler; Jose Martinez On Road To Recovery

Outfielder Stephen Piscotty left the Cardinals Friday before the start of a three-game set in Colorado to attend to a personal matter.

St. Louis Official Site

Memphis Starting Lineup 5-26-17

Memphis Official Twitter

Allen Cordoba Surpassing Expectations Early

Whatever the Padres envisioned as the best-case scenario for Allen Cordoba in his rookie season, he's already surpassed it. And then some.

San Diego Official Site

Video: Tommy Pham On Colorado Altitude & His Favorite Ballpark

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

Orioles Bump Ubaldo Jimenez To Bullpen

Orioles manager Buck Showalter figures Ubaldo Jimenez will find a beneficial chance to recalibrate pitching success from the bullpen.

Baltimore Official Site

Chris Owings A Unique Blend Of Versatility & Productivity

With the skill set to shift seamlessly between the outfield and middle infield spots, Ben Zobrist has become the poster guy for highly functioning roster flexibility. He has been an ideal fit for lineup whisperer Joe Maddon in Tampa and Chicago, and he is not alone in the major leagues.

FanRags

Lorenzo Cain Focuses On Turning Around Season

Center fielder Lorenzo Cain is not afraid to point out his shortcomings on the baseball field. After a 3-0 loss to the Yankees recently, Cain said he is not playing up to expectations for the Royals, who are in fifth place in the American League Central.

Kansas City Official Site

Video: Mike Matheny Talks About Rockies' Success

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

Video: Mark Reynolds On His Great Start To The 2017 Season

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

Adrian Beltre Inching Closer To Making Return With Rangers

Adrian Beltre continued his rehab process on Friday in Surprise, Ariz., playing six innings in the field and taking six at-bats. Beltre tallied four hits, including a double, and made a pair of defensive plays at third.

Texas Official Site

Albert Pujols Returns To Angels' Lineup

Cameron Maybin was not in Friday's starting lineup for the series opener against the Marlins, but the good news is Albert Pujols was. Maybin left Thursday's game with a sore left knee, and manager Mike Scioscia held him out to rest it one more day.

Anaheim Official Site

Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Activated Donovan Solano From The Disabled List

Donnie Collins Twitter

Cuban Shortstop Jose Israel Garcia To Showcase For Astros, Reds, & Padres

Free agent Cuban shortstop Jose Israel Garcia, 19, is showcasing for teams in Mexico this week, with the Houston Astros, Cincinnati Reds and San Diego Padres among teams showing early interest.

FanRags

Tyler Kepner On The Bernie Miklasz Show 5-26-17

Every pro sports club’s fanbase complains, no matter how good the team is. It’s science.

101 ESPN

Aragua Traded Gleyber Torres To Caracas

El Emergente

It's Time For The Cardinals To Shake Up Their Bullpen

The Cardinals can contend in 2017. The starting rotation has been the best in the major leagues by a considerable margin, and the offense–while arguably inconsistent–has provided ample production for the Cardinals to stick around in the playoff mix.

KMOV

Five Ways The Cardinals Can Fix Their Bullpen Problems

The Cardinals bullpen is becoming a serious problem. Aside from three guys who risk being overworked – Oh, Trevor Rosenthal and Matt Bowman – nobody is getting the job done. In fairness to Lyons, he hasn’t really had a chance yet. The other four guys have been all kinds of bad.

101 ESPN

Series Preview: Peoria @ Burlington May 26-29, 2017

The Chiefs head to Burlington with a 17–28 record, dropping six of their last 10. Peoria went 1–3 in Quad Cities, with their lone win on Wednesday to avoid a three-game losing streak. The Chiefs are 2–1 against the Bees this season, but the two teams haven’t played each other since playing all three games in the first three days of the season.

Playing In Peoria

Cardinals Starting Lineup 5-26-17

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Cardinals Beat

Mets Sent Yoenis Cespedes On Rehab Assignment To A-Advanced St. Lucie

Mike Puma Twitter

Double-A Springfield Placed Austin Gomber On The Seven-Day Disabled List & Received Chris Ellis From Triple-A Memphis

Derek Shore Twitter

Sugar Land Signed Ryan Jackson For 2017 Season

Suger Land Official Site

2017 MLB Draft Profile: Nick Allen, SS, San Diego, CA

California prep infielder Nick Allen features an outstanding glove and a chance to hit

Minor League Ball

Derrick Goold On The Midday Grind 5-26-17

Inside STL

Baseball Hall Of Fame, Ozzie Smith, To Honor "The Simpsons"

Steve Sax won two World Series rings, was a five-time All-Star and got nearly 2,000 hits in the big leagues.

KMOX

White Sox Traded Ryan Raburn To Nationals

Chelsea Janes Twitter

2017 MLB Draft Profile: Jeter Downs, SS, Miami, Florida

Fast-rising shortstop Jeter Downs has more than just a terrific baseball name

Minor League Ball

Triple-A Charlotte Activated Yoan Moncada From The Disabled List

Charlotte Official Twitter

Kansas City Traded Brett Wiley To Fargo-Moorhead

American Association Official Twitter

Should Orioles Move Manny Machado Back To Shortstop?

It might be time for Baltimore to move Manny back.

FanRags

Brewers Placed Ryan Braun On The Ten-Day Disabled List

Milwaukee Official Twitter

Rob Rains On The Press Box 5-26-17

Inside STL

Cardinals Sent Jose Martinez To A-Advanced Palm Beach To Begin Rehab Assignment, Released Juan Herrera, Tommy Edman Promoted From Single-A Peoria To Palm Beach, & Peoria Activated J.R. Davis From The Disabled List

MiLB Official Site

Peoria Official Twitter

Video: Sara Dayley & Brad Thompson Preview Tonight's Cardinals-Rockies Game 5-26-17

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

Blue Jays Activated Troy Tulowitzki From The Disabled List

MLB Network Radio Twitter

Mike Matheny May Demote Dexter Fowler From The Leadoff Spot. Welcome To St. Louis, Dexter

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny keeps talking about removing Dexter Fowler from the leadoff spot. Wow.

101 ESPN

Cubs Back In First Place; Cardinals Back To Undermining Themselves

The Cardinals’ road trip is off to an uneasy start, with the erratic birds losing two of three in Los Angeles. And now it’s onto Colorado to confront a 31-18 Rockies team that has the best winning percentage in the NL.

101 ESPN

Former Cardinals Playing In KBO 5-26-17: Nick Additon Strikes Out Seven & Allows One Run Over Seven & A Third Innings For The Win; Jamie Romak Doubles & Walks Twice



Xavier Scruggs (former St. Louis-NC) started at first base and batted fourth.  0-for-4 with one walk, one strikeout, and grounded into one double play.

NC beat Hanwha 5-3

Jamie Romak (former Memphis-SK) started at first base and batted fifth.  1-for-2 with one double, one run, two walks, and one strikeout.

SK beat LG 6-1

Nick Additon (former Memphis-Lotte) started and pitched seven and a third innings.  He allowed two hits, one earned run, two walks, and struck seven out for the winning decision.

Lotte beat Kia 8-2

Jim Bowden On The Morning After 5-26-17

Inside STL

Alfredo Despaigne Hits Home Run In Three Consecutive Games For First Time In NPB Career

NPB On Reddit Twitter

Gio Brusa Ranked #4, Jose Adolis Garcia #16 In Baseball America's Prospect Hot Sheet 5-26-17

Baseball America

Former Cardinals Playing In NPB 5-25-17: Carlos Peguero Strikes Out Once In Four At-Bats



Carlos Peguero (former Memphis-Rakuten) started in right field and batted second.  0-for-4 with one strikeout.

Seibu beat Rakuten 5-1

Matt Cain Is A Sinkerballer Now & It's Having Weird Effects

After a prolonged period of struggle, Matt Cain is trying to transform and stick around.

Beyond The Boxscore

Rob Rains Induction Into Missouri Sports Hall Of Fame; It Was A Wonderful Day

It was a day full of memories for Rob Rains and the other inductees into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mo. on Thurs. May 25, 2017.

STL Sports Page

Carlos Martinez Credits Yadier Molina With His Resurgence

Not surprisingly, nobody is talking about Carlos Martinez’s hair now that the Cardinals’ young ace is on a roll. The bleached extensions were merely an accessory that proved to be more of a distraction to his detractors.

Post-Dispatch

Jedd Gyorko Continues To Exceed Expectations

Two months after the Cardinals announced plans to open the season with Jhonny Peralta at third base, the player bumped to the bench by that decision has distinguished himself as the offense's most potent piece.

St. Louis Official Site

Dodgers Scouting Shohei Otani

NPB On Reddit Twitter

Carlos Martinez Tries To Tame Hot-Hitting Rockies

The National League West-leading Rockies are coming off a road trip full of power and run production. But when they return home Friday night to face the Cardinals in the opener of a three-game set, right-hander Carlos Martinez will test the Rockies' discipline.
St. Louis Official Site

The St. Louis Cardinals move from Los Angeles to Denver, where they will take on a Colorado Rockies team that returns home after going 7-3 on its longest road trip of the season.
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Former Cardinals Draft Selections Playing In College 5-25-17: Matt Vierling Singles Twice, Doubles, & Drives In Two Runs; Parker Kelly Strikes Out One Over One Scoreless Inning; Cade Cabbiness Singles



Cade Cabbiness (former 2016 draft selection-Oklahoma St) started as designated hitter and batted fifth.  1-for-5 with two strikeouts.

Oklahoma St beat West Virginia 8-4

Derek Casey (former 2014 draft selection-Virginia) started and pitched 5.1 innings.  He allowed six hits, four runs (two earned), two walks, and struck four out for the losing decision (4-2).  (g/f:2-9)

Duke beat Virginia 4-3

Cadyn Grenier (former 2015 draft selection-Oregon St) started at shortstop and batted sixth.  0-for-2 with one run, two walks, and one strikeout.

Oregon St beat Abilene Christian 9-0

Parker Kelly (former 2015 draft selection-Oregon) entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, one walk, and struck one out.  (g/f:0-1)

UCLA beat Oregon 6-0

Ryan Merrill (former 2015 draft selection-Texas Christian) started at shortstop and batted seventh.  0-for-3 with one run, one walk, and one stolen base.

Texas Christian beat Oklahoma 9-4

Matt Vierling (former 2015 draft selection-Notre Dame) started in centerfield and moved to pitcher, batting third.  3-for-5 with one double, two RBIs, one run, and one stolen base.  He allowed two hits, three earned runs, two walks, and threw one wild pitch facing five batters.  (p-s:26-12)(g/f:0-1)

Louisville beat Notre Dame 10-3

Video: Mike Matheny's Postgame Press Conference 5-25-17

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Dexter Fowler Is Going Through A Slump; Matt Carpenter Defies Shift; Magneuris Sierra Still Surging; Extra Bases

Right about the time the Cardinals believe they saw Dexter Fowler find the trigger at the plate that could ignite their offense, he may have lost it trying to make a play on defense.

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Carlos Martinez Has Renewed Confidence

Not surprisingly, nobody is talking about Carlos Martinez’s hair now that the Cardinals’ young ace is on a roll. The bleached extensions were merely an accessory that proved to be more of a distraction to his detractors.

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Dodgers Beat Cardinals 7-3: Jedd Gyorko Singles, Doubles, & Drives In Two Runs; Yadier Molina Collects Two Singles & One RBI; Jonathan Broxton Strikes Out Two Of Three Batters Faced

Individual Highlights:
Tommy Pham started in left field and batted second.  2-for-3 with one run, one walk, one strikeout, and one outfield assist.
Jedd Gyorko started at third base and batted fourth.  2-for-4 with one double, two RBIs, one run, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.
Yadier Molina started at catcher and batted fifth.  2-for-4 with one RBI, grounded into one double play, and allowed one stolen base.
Aledmys Diaz started at shortstop and batted seventh.  1-for-4 with one double and two strikeouts.
Kolten Wong started at second base and batted eighth.  1-for-2 with two walks (one intentional) and assisted in one double play.
Kevin Siegrist entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck one out. (p-s:12-9)(g/f:1-0)
Jonathan Broxton entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck two out.  (p-s:12-8)(g/f:0-1)

Rough Outing:
Matt Carpenter started at first base and batted third.  0-for-3 with one hut by pitch, two strikeouts, and assisted in one double play.
Stephen Piscotty started in right field and batted sixth.  0-for-4 at the plate.
Michael Wacha started and pitched four innings.  He allowed seven hits, six earned runs, one home run, two walks, and struck five out for the losing decision (2-2).  0-for-2 at the plate.  (p-s:100-69)(g/f:5-0)
Brett Cecil entered in the fifth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and threw two wild pitches.  (p-s:10-6)(g/f:1-1)(ir-s:2-2)
Miguel Socolovich entered in the sixth and pitched one inning.  He allowed two hits, one earned run, and struck two out.  (p-s:20-11)(g/f:1-0)

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Series Preview: Cardinals @ Rockies May 26-28, 2017

The Cardinals continue their road trip out west this weekend with a three-game series against the Colorado Rockies. Cardinals starting pitching continues to dominate, as the rotation ranks second in the major leagues entering Thursday with a 3.44 ERA.

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Sacramento Beat Memphis 5-3: Breyvic Valera Singles Twice, Walks, & Drives In One Run; John Brebbia Strikes Out Two Of Three Batters Faced; Rowan Wick Strikes Out One Over One Scoreless Inning

Individual Highlights:
Breyvic Valera started at second base and batted leadoff.  2-for-4 with one RBI, one walk, and assisted in one double play.
Paul DeJong started at shortstop and batted fourth.  1-for-3 with one run, one walk, and one strikeout.
Wilfredo Tovar started at third base and batted sixth.  2-for-4 with one strikeout and assisted in one double play.
Todd Cunningham started in left field and batted seventh.  1-for-3 with one double, one run, and one hit by pitch.
Rowan Wick entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck one out.  (p-s:16-12)(g/f:2-0)
John Brebbia entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck two out.  (p-s:16-11)(g/f:0-1)

Rough Outing:
Luke Voit started at first base and batted third.  0-for-5 with three strikeouts and assisted in one double play.
Harrison Bader started in centerfield and batted fifth.  0-for-4 with one strikeout.
Nick Martini entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted ninth.  0-for-1 with one strikeout.
Marco Gonzales stare and pitched 5.1 innings.  He allowed ten hits, five earned runs, one home run, four walks, and struck five out for the losing decision (1-1).  0-for-1 with one sacrifice.  (p-s:96-60)(g/f:8-0)
Mark Montgomery entered in the sixth and pitched to three batters.  He allowed one hit and no runs.  (p-s:9-7)(g/f:1-0)(ir-s:3-1)
MGR Stubby Clapp was ejected in the third inning.

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Former Cardinals Playing In The Mexican League 5-25-17: Dan Johnson Hits A Three-Run Homer; Niko Vasquez Singles, Homers, & Drives In Two Runs; Maikel Cleto Strikes Out One & Holds Two Inherited Runners On Base Over One & A Third Scoreless Innings For The Save



Francisco Rivera (former Palm Beach-Campeche) entered late in the game at first base and batted ninth.  1-for-1 at the plate.

Durango beat Campeche 6-5

Dan Johnson (former St. Louis-Puebla) started as designated hitter and batted third.  1-for-4 with one home run, three two-out RBIs, and one run.

Puebla beat Monterrey 12-3

Niko Vasquez (former Springfield-Leon) started at shortstop and batted fifth.  2-for-4 with one home run, two RBIs (one w/two-outs), one run, and assisted in one double play.

Monclova beat Leon 7-4

Richy Pedroza (former Peoria-Aguascalientes) started at shortstop and batted ninth.  1-for-3 with one strikeout.

Oaxaca beat Aguascalientes 3-0

Ramon Delgado (former Memphis-Veracruz) entered in the eighth and pitched to one batter.  He allowed no hits or runs.  (p-s:1-1)(ir-s:1-0)

Rainel Rosario (former Springfield-Saltillo) started in right field and batted third.  0-for-4 with one strikeout.

Saltillo beat Veracruz 4-3

Maikel Cleto (former St. Louis-Laguna) entered in the eighth and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and and struck one out for the save (2).  (p-s:19-12)(g/f:1-2)(ir-s:2-0)

Laguna beat Tabasco 4-1

Corpus Christi Beat Springfield 4-3 In 10 Innings: Dakota Hudson Strikes Out One & Allows One Run Over Six Innings; Oscar Mercado & Bruce Caldwell Each Single & Drive In One Run

Individual Highlights:
Oscar Mercado started in centerfield and batted leadoff.  1-for-5 with one RBI, one stolen base, and one strikeout.
Magneuris Sierra started in left field and batted second.  1-for-5 with one double, one run, and one strikeout.
Jose Adolis Garcia started in right field and batted third.  1-for-5 with one double, three strikeouts, one outfield assist, and assisted in one double play.
Bruce Caldwell started at second base and batted fourth.  1-for-4 with one two-out RBI, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.
Alex Mejia started at shortstop and batted sixth.  1-for-2 with one walk, one hit by pitch, and assisted in one double play.
Jacob Wilson started at third base and batted eighth.  1-for-3 with one walk, two strikeouts, and assisted in one double play.
Dakota Hudson started and pitched six innings.  He allowed seven hits, one earned run, five walks, hit one batter, and struck one out.  (p-s:96-51)(g/f:8-3)

Rough Outing:
Danny Diekroeger started at first base and batted seventh.  0-for-3 with one sacrifice, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.
Gabriel Lino started at catcher and batted ninth.  0-for-3 with two strikeouts.
Chandler Hawkins entered in the seventh and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed two hits, one earned run, one walk, hit two batters, and stuck one out.  (p-s:34-187)(g/f:1-1)
Tyler Bray entered in the eighth and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed one hit, one earned run, three walks (one intentional), committed one pickoff error, and struck two out.  (p-s:25-14)(g/f:1-0)(ir-s:1-0)
Kevin Herget entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed two hits, one earned run, one walk, and struck two out for the losing decision.  (p-s:27-17)(g/f:0-1)(ir-s:3-0)

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Former Cardinals Playing In MLB 5-25-17: Colby Rasmus Singles, Doubles, & Drives In Four Runs; Jason Heyward Hits A Solo Home Run; David Peralta Doubles & Knocks In One Run



Marc Rzepczynski (former St. Louis-Seattle) entered in the eighth and pitched to one batter.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out for the hold (5).  (p-s:4-3)(ir-s:1-0)

Seattle beat Washington 4-2

David Freese (former St. Louis-Pittsburgh) started at third base and batted fourth.  1-for-4 with one intentional walk.

Matt Adams (former St. Louis-Atlanta) started at first base and batted fifth.  1-for-4 with one double, one run, grounded into one double play, and assisted in one double play.
Sam Freeman (former St. Louis-Atlanta) entered in the eighth and pitched two innings.  He allowed three hits, two earned runs, one intentional walk, and struck four out.  (p-s:29-19)(g/f:2-0)

Pittsburgh beat Atlanta 9-4

Mark Reynolds (former St. Louis-Colorado) started at first base and batted fifth.  0-for-4 and assisted in one double play.
Adam Ottavino (former St. Louis-Colorado) entered in the eighth and pitched to three batters.  He allowed no hits or runs, one walk, and struck two out.  (p-s:17-8)(ir-s:1-0)

Ty Kelly (former Memphis-Philadelphia) entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted ninth.  0-for-1 at the plate.
Edubray Ramos (former VSL-Philadelphia) entered in the sixth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs.  (p-s:9-5)(g/f:1-1)
Pat Neshek (former St. Louis-Philadelphia) entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, struck one out, and assisted in one double play.  (p-s:8-7)

Philadelphia beat Colorado 2-1 in 11 innings

Colby Rasmus (former St. Louis-Tampa Bay) stared as designated hitter and batted sixth.  2-for-4 with one double and four two-out RBIs.

Tampa Bay beat Anaheim 4-0

Jason Heyward (former St. Louis-Chicago-N) started in right field and batted sixth.  1-for-4 with one home run, one RBI, one run, and one strikeout.

Chicago-N beat San Francisco 5-1

Allen Cordoba (former Johnson City-San Diego) started in left field and batted leadoff.  2-for-5 with one double, one run, and one outfield assist.

San Diego beat New York-N 4-3

Pete Kozma (former St. Louis-Texas) started at second base and batted leadoff.  0-for-3 with three strikeouts and assisted in two double plays.

Boston beat Texas 6-2

David Peralta (former Johnson City-Arizona) started in right field and batted second.  1-for-4 with one double, one RBI, one strikeout, and grounded into one double play.

Arizona beat Milwaukee 4-0

Luke Gregerson (former Springfield-Houston) entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, one earned run, and two walks for the blown save (2) and winning decision (2-1).  (p-s:20-12)(g/f:0-2)

Houston beat Detroit 7-6

Ryan Braun Headed Back To Disabled List

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Video: Jim Hayes Takes A Look At The New Jackie Robinson Statue

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Quad Cities Beat Peoria 4-0: Ronnie Williams Strikes Out One Over Three Scoreless Innings; Brady Bowen Strikes Out One Over One Hitless/Scoreless Inning; Tommy Edman Singles Twice

Individual Highlights:
Tommy Edman started at shortstop and batted second.  2-for-4 at the plate.
Andy Young started at third base and batted third.  1-for-3 with one walk and one strikeout.
Ryan McCarvel started at catcher and batted fifth.  1-for-4 with one strikeout, one catcher interference error, and threw out one batter.
Vincent Jackson started as designated hitter and batted sixth.  1-for-4 with three strikeouts.
Shane Billings started in left field and batted ninth.  1-for-3 with one stolen base.
Ronnie Williams entered in the fifth and pitched three innings.  He allowed four hits, no runs, and struck one out.  (p-s:39-27)(g/f:6-1)
Brady Bowen entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out.  (p-s:9-70(g/f:1-0)

Rough Outing:
Rest Of The Team

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Video: Mike Leake On His Stellar Season

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Matt Carpenter Bunts To Exploit The Shift

Despite objections others might have about a three-hole hitter settling for a bunt, Matt Carpenter insisted again on Thursday that he will continue to exploit defensive shifts by trying to push a bunt down the third-base line.

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Video: Mike Matheny On Dexter Fowler's Struggles

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Takashi Toritani Plays Day After 90 MPH Pitch Breaks Nose

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Mariners Signed Panamanian Melquiades Escobar

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Memphis Starting Lineup 5-25-17

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Palm Beach Beat Lakeland 1-0 In Game Two Of Doubleheader: Ryan Helsley Strikes Out 11 Over Seven Inning Complete Game Win; Chris Chinea Singles & Drives In One Run; Darren Seferina & Casey Turgeon Each Single

Individual Highlights:
Darren Seferina started at third base and batted leadoff.  1-for-3 with one run and assisted in one double play.
Edmundo Sosa started at shortstop and batted third.  0-for-2 with one walk, two strikeouts, and assisted in one double play.
Chris Chinea started at first base and batted fourth.  1-for-3 with one two-out RBI and assisted in one double play.
Casey Turgeon started in left field and batted fifth.  1-for-3 with one strikeout.
Austin Wilson started as designated hitter and batted eighth.  0-for-2 with one walk.
Ryan Helsley started and pitched seven innings.  He allowed four hits, no runs, and struck 11 out for the winning decision (4-2).  (p-s:88-61)(g/f:3-2)

Rough Outing:
Rest Of The Team

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Triple-A Salt Lake Placed Vicente Campos On The Seven-Day Disabled List

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Jason Heyward's Offseason Swing Work Paying Off

The Cubs' Jason Heyward knew all the work he did on his swing this offseason paid off in the eighth inning Wednesday night. The Giants had called on lefty Steven Okert to face Heyward, who fouled off the first pitch, then tripled to right. That good feeling continued Thursday when Heyward hit a solo homer in Chicago's 5-1 win over San Francisco.

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Game Preview 5-25-17: Memphis @ Sacramento

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Cardinals Starting Lineup 5-25-17

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Cardinal Beat

Giants Released Kyle Banks

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Palm Beach Beat Lakeland 1-0 In Game One Of Doubleheader: Derian Gonzalez Strikes Out Six Over Seven Inning Complete Game Win; Casey Turgeon Walks Twice & Hits A Solo Home Run; Chris Chinea Singles

Individual Highlights:
Darren Seferina started at second base and batted leadoff.  0-for-2 with one walk and assisted in one double play.
Chris Chinea started at first base and batted fourth.  1-for-3 with one strikeout and assisted in two double plays.
Casey Turgeon started at third base and batted fifth.  1-for-1 with one home run, one RBI, one run, two walks, and assisted in one double play.
Derian Gonzalez started and pitched seven innings.  He allowed two hits, no runs, two walks, and struck six out for the winning decision (2-5).  (p-s:89-58)(g/f:7-2)

Rough Outing:
Rest Of The Team

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Dodgers Activated Kenta Maeda From The Disabled List

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Colby Rasmus Comes Through In Clutch For Rays

Colby Rasmus didn't rush things while making his return from offseason surgeries. The veteran knew his body needed time to heal.

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Colby Rasmus Comes Through In Clutch For Rays

Colby Rasmus didn't rush things while making his return from offseason surgeries. The veteran knew his body needed time to heal.

Tampa Bay Official Site

Video: Joe Buck Answers Questions From KMOX Listeners

KMOX gave our Facebook followers the chance to ask Fox broadcaster and St. Louis-native Joe Buck a few questions, while he joined the Charlie Brennan Show, Thursday.

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Richard Justice On The Bernie Miklasz Show 5-25-17

The Cardinals outfield caught the injury bug in early May and Tommy Pham gave the club a shot in the arm upon arriving on the scene.

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Peoria Starting Lineup 5-25-17

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Britt Reames & Chris Swauger May Be Considered For Open MGR Job At Citadel

Over the next few weeks, Citadel athletic director Jim Senter will endeavor to do what only two men before him have done since 1965: Hire a head baseball coach for the Bulldogs.

Post & Courier

Luke Voit Hitting His Stride A Step Away From St. Louis

Luke Voit has not had the conventional prospect path leading him to his present point as one of the top hitters in the Pacific Coast League. Instead, the Redbirds’ first baseman has experienced his fair share of dreamlike events, all culminating in being just a step away from achieving a childhood dream of playing for his favorite Major League team.

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David Price Scheduled To Make 2017 For Red Sox On Monday

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Why Is Jonathan Broxton Still On The Cardinals?

Life produces plenty of interesting conundrums. Why can't drivers properly execute a four way stop? Why do people wear sweatpants in the summer? Why drink diet coke with a triple cheeseburger?

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Mets Activated Asdrubal Cabrera From The Disabled List

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Cardinals, Metro Offer Discounted Tickets For Transit Riders

The Cardinals and Metro transit are teaming up for Metro Days at Busch Stadium.

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Memphis Homestand Highlights: May 27-June 4, 2017

The Memphis Redbirds return to AutoZone Park for eight games in nine days starting with Star Wars Night and postgame fireworks Saturday night at 6:35, making the ballpark the place to be this Memorial Day weekend while kicking off summer in style.

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Alan Benes On The Midday Grind 5-25-17

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Bartolo Colon Struggles As Braves Drop Finale To Pirates

After languishing through Gerrit Cole's worst start of the season and the long rain delay that added to the frustration of Tuesday night's loss, the Pirates righted themselves with a ninth-inning comeback on Wednesday and then capped their four-day stay in Atlanta with Thursday's 9-4 win over the Braves at SunTrust Park.

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Bill Virdon Immortalized With Sature

Bill Virdon found himself at a loss for words when he came face-to-face with sports immortality.

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Video: Sara Dayley & Brad Thompson Preview Tonight's Cardinals Dodgers Game 5-25-17

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While The Cardinals May Still Need An Upgrade, Jedd Gyorko Is Showing It's Not At Third Base

Evan Longoria’s name hasn’t been mentioned on the St. Louis airwaves recently, and Jedd Gyorko might have a little bit to do with that.

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Sonny Randle Passes Away At 81

On Tuesday, Virginia Football lost an all-time great as former wide receiver and head coach Sonny Randle passed away. Randle had been in declining health for a period of time and was living in a hospice facility at the time of his death. He was 81.

Streaking The Lawn

July 2 Notebook: Top Prospects To Watch

While scouts in the United States are lamenting the quality of the 2017 draft, there’s a strong group of talent in Latin America this year that’s eligible to sign on July 2.

Baseball America

2017 MLB Draft Profile: Stuart Fairchild, OF, Wake Forest

Stuart Fairchild’s combination of speed, power, and defense should make him an early pick in the 2017 MLB Draft.

Minor League Ball

Wait A Minute: Wasn't The Cardinals' Outfield Supposed To Be Better In 2017?

During the Cardinals’ 6-1 victory at Dodger Stadium late Wednesday night, starting outfielders Randal Grichuk, Dexter Fowler and Stephen Piscotty collectively went 0 for 12 with three walks and six strikeouts.

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2017 MLB Draft Profile: Wil Crowe, RHP, South Carolina

Tommy John survivor Wil Crowe looks for an early spot in the 2017 MLB Draft.

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Derrick Goold On The Morning After 5-25-17

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Drone Crash During Padres Game Has MLB Security 'Monitoring' Situation

What’s that in the sky? A bird? A plane?

KSDK

Takahiro Norimoto Matches Hideo Nomo Strikeout Record Set In 1991

Takahiro Norimoto tied the NPB record for striking out 10 or more batters in six successive games Thursday as he steered the Pacific-League leading Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles to a 4-1 win over the Orix Buffaloes.

Japan Times

Seung-Hwan Oh Is Struggling To Miss Bats In 2017

The Cardinals closer has been of replacement level value through 23.0 innings pitched this season.

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Braves Designated Josh Collmenter For An Assignment

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Former Cardinals Playing In NPB 5-25-17: Carlos Peguero Singles Twice & Drives In One Run



Carlos Peguero (former Memphis-Rakuten) started in right field and batted second.  2-for-5 with on RBI, one run, and one strikeout.

Brandon Dickson (former St. Louis-Orix) started and pitched 5.2 innings.  He allowed nine hits, four earned runs, two walks, and struck four out for the losing decision (4-3).  (p-s:96-59)

Rakuten beat Orix 4-1

MLB Teams Will Avoid Sending Players To LVBP

The political, social and economic situation that Venezuela is going through continues to give headaches to the teams of the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League . In addition to the currency , now they come the obstacles put teams MLB to send their players to the country.  (Translated)

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Former Cardinals Playing In KBO 5-25-17: Xavier Scruggs Walks, Hits Two Homers, & Drives In Six Runs; Jamie Romak Singles, Walks, Hits Two Homers, & Knocks In Three Runs



Xavier Scruggs (former St. Louis-NC) started at first base and batted fourth.  2-for-4 with two home runs, six RBIs, two runs, and one walk.

NC beat Nexen 13-3

Jamie Romak (former Memphis-SK) started in right field and moved to third base, batting sixth.  3-for-3 with two home runs, three RBIs, three runs, and one walk.

Lotte beat SK 17-6

Failure To Sign Luis Robert Raises Questions About Cardinals' Approach

It has been five days since we found out the Cardinals failed to sign sensational Cuban outfield prospect Luis Robert.

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Athletics Scout Wang Po-Jung

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Mike Matheny Ponders Moving Dexter Fowler In Lineup

As Dexter Fowler's hitless skid extended to 20 at-bats on Wednesday in the Cardinals' 6-1 win over the Dodgers, dropping his averaged precariously close to the Mendoza line, manager Mike Matheny acknowledged the possibility of rethinking Fowler's place in the lineup as a way to try to spark his bat.

St. Louis Official Site

Rich Hill Laments 'Unacceptable' Seven Walks

If it's any consolation to the slice of Twitterverse that excoriated Rich Hill Wednesday night, he's not arguing with you.

Los Angeles Official Site

Rather Than Justifying It, Matt Carpenter Should Have Owned Baserunning Blunder

When Eduardo Nunez threw out Matt Carpenter trying to stretch a double into a triple for the first out in the ninth inning of a scoreless game Saturday at Busch Stadium, reaction to Carpenter’s terrible decision on the Fox broadcast was immediate.

KMOV

Michael Wacha, Kenta Maeda To Duel For Series Win

Dodgers right-hander Kenta Maeda is slated to come off the disabled list to start Thursday night's rubber match at Dodger Stadium against Michael Wacha and the Cardinals.

St. Louis Official Site

Video: Yadier Molina After Cardinals Beat Dodgers

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Video: Mike Leake After Cardinals Beat Dodgers

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Video: Mike Matheny's Postgame Press Conference 5-24-17

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Video: Brad Thompson On Mike Leake's Bounce Back Season

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Video: Jedd Gyorko After Cardinals Beat Dodgers

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Cardinals Are Bit Upside Down; Optimism For Daniel Poncedeleon; Concussion Concern; 'Korea Night' At The Ravine

There is an obvious elixir for any of the ailments that bubble up for the Cardinals with their bullpen, their defense, or their baserunning, and it has nothing to do with pitching or gloves or gambling on that extra base.

Post-Dispatch

Dennis Martinez & His Huge Legacy

Just when it was thought to personify the self-destructive star that does not finish developing its potential, Denis Martinez emerged from the shadows and became a pitcher of long breath that did not deviate from the route to success.  (Translated)

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