Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Former Cardinals Playing In MLB 4-24-17: Jason Heyward Homers & Drives In Four Runs; Mark Reynolds SIngles & Hits A Two-Run Homer; Shane Peterson Collects One Single & Two RBis



Jason Heyward (former St. Louis-Chicago-N) started in centerfield and batted sixth.  1-for-4 with one home run, four RBIs (three w/two-outs), and one run.
Jon Jay (former St. Louis-Chicago-N) entered late in the game in left field and batted eighth.  1-for-1 at the plate.

David Freese (former St. Louis-Pittsburgh) started at third base and batted fifth.  1-for-2 with one two-out RBI.

Chicago-N beat Pittsburgh 14-3

Shane Peterson (former Springfield-Tampa Bay) started in left field and batted eighth.  1-for-2 with two RBIs.
Peter Bourjos (former St. Louis-Tampa Bay) entered late in the game in left field and batted eighth.  0-for-2 with one strikeout.

Baltimore beat Tampa Bay 6-3

Matt Belisle (former St. Louis-Minnesota) entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out for the hold (3).  (p-s:14-9)(g/f:1-0)

Minnesota beat Texas 3-2

Brandon Moss (former St. Louis-Kansas City) started as designated hitter and batted eighth.  0-for-3 with three strikeouts.

Chicago-A beat Kansas City 12-1

Mark Reynolds (former St. Louis-Colorado) started at first base and batted fifth.  2-for-4 with one home run, two two-out RBIs, two runs, and assisted in one double play.
Adam Ottavino (former St. Louis-Colorado) entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit and no runs for the hold (9).  (p-s:15-8)(g/f:2-0)

Colorado beat Washington 8-4

David Peralta (former Johnson City-Arizona) started in right field and batted second.  3-for-4 with one home run, one RBI, and two runs.
Jeremy Hazelbaker (former St. Louis-Arizona) entered late in the game in left field.
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 San Diego 7-6

Albert Pujols (former St. Louis-Anaheim) started as designated hitter and batted fourth.  1-for-4 with one RBI.

Anaheim beat Toronto 2-1

Monday, April 24, 2017

Series Preview: Blue Jays @ Cardinals April 25-27, 2017

The Cardinals will look to return to .500 or better in their three-game series against Toronto. They’ve won three in a row and six of their last seven after a 3-9 start.

Post-Dispatch

Greg Garcia Is Finding His Way Onto The Field; Four Is Enough

Infielder Greg Garcia has done a little of everything for the Cardinals this year. He’s started at third base, shortstop and second base. He’s been two for five as a pinch hitter, raising his lifetime pinch hitting mark to .345.

Post-Dispatch

Cardinals' Bullpen 'Is Coming Together'

The three-week progress report for the Cardinals:

Post-Dispatch

Appreciate The Jose Martinez Uprising While It Lasts

Since late August last season, St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Jose Martinez has done nothing but hit. He collects hits like I collect cups of coffee before noon; with a ferocity that only some can appreciate. It turns out that Martinez's bat plays and not so much Matt Adams, who is hitting .185 with 11 strikeouts in the early action of the 2017 season.

KSDK

Springfield Beat NW Arkansas 6-4: Gabriel Lino Singles Twice & Hits A Three-Run Homer; Trey Nielsen Strikes Out One Over Two Scoreless Innings; Oscar Mercado Triples & Drives In One Run

Individual Highlights:
Oscar Mercado started in centerfield and batted leadoff.  1-for-5 with one triple, one two-out RBI, one run, and one strikeout.
Nick Martini started in left field and batted second.  2-for-4 with one two-out RBI, one run, one walk, and one strikeout.
Jose Adolis Garcia started in right field and batted third.  1-for-4 with one double, one RBI, one caught stealing/pickoff, and one throwing error.
Bruce Caldwell started at third base and batted fourth.  1-for-3 with one run, one walk, and one strikeout.
Jacob Wilson started at shortstop and batted fifth.  1-for-3 with one run, one walk, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.
Gabriel Lino started at catcher and batted seventh.  3-for-4 with one home run, three RBIs, and one run.
Casey Grayson started at first base and batted eighth.  2-for-3 with one run, one walk, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.
Trey Nielsen entered in the seventh and pitched two innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out for the winning decision (1-0).  (p-s:24-17)(g/f:3-1)
Pedro Echemendia entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck two out for the save (2).  (p-s:8-7)

Rough Outing:
Eliezer Alvarez started at second base and batted sixth.  0-for-4 with two strikeouts and assisted in one double play.
Blake Drake started as designated hitter and batted ninth.  0-for-4 with two ground into double plays.
Sandy Alcantara started and pitched six innings.  He allowed 12 hits, four earned runs, one home run, threw one wild pitch, and struck four out.  (p-s:82-51)(g/f:9-2)

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Springfield Official Site Post Game

Quad Cities Beat Peoria 14-4: Stefan Trosclair Homers & Drives In Two Runs; Tommy Edman Singles & Hits A Solo Home Run; J.R. Davis Knocks In One Run

Individual Highlights:
Tommy Edman started at shortstop and batted leadoff.  2-for-5 with one home run, one RBI, one run, and two strikeouts.
J.R. Davis started at second base and batted second.  0-for-5 with one RBI and one strikeout.
Stefan Trosclair started at first base and batted third.  1-for-4 with one home run, two RBIs, one run, one sac fly, one strikeout, and one throwing error.
Brian O'Keefe started as designated hitter and batted fourth.  1-for-3 with one double, one walk, and one strikeout.
Dylan Carlson started in left field and batted eighth.  0-for-2 with one run, two walks, and one strikeout.
Shane Billings started in centerfield and batted ninth.  2-for-4 with one run.
Matt Davis entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and one walk.  (p-s:16-9)(g/f:3-0)

Rough Outing:
Bryce Denton started in right field and batted sixth.  0-for-3 with one walk and one strikeout.
Bryan Dobzanski started and pitched 2.1 innings.  He allowed six hits, eight earned runs, two home runs, two walks, threw one wild pitch, and struck two out for the losing decision (0-2).  (p-s:71-41)(g/f:5-0)
Greg Tomchick entered in the third and pitched 2.1 innings.  He allowed two hits, two earned runs, one home run, three walks, hit one batter, and struck one out.  (p-s:51-22)(g/f:1-4)(ir-s:1-1)
Spencer Trayner entered in the fifth and pitched one inning.  He allowed two hits, four earned runs, two walks, and struck two out.  (p-s:36-21)(g/f:0-1)(ir-s:3-0)
Brady Bowen entered in the sixth and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed two hits, no runs, hit one batter, and struck two out.  (p-s:26-16)(g/f:0-1)(ir-s:2-2)

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Peoria Official Site Post Game
Peoria Journal Star Post Game

Oklahoma City Beat Memphis 3-0: Ryan Sherriff Strikes Out One Over One & A Third Scoreless; Chad Huffman Doubles; Tommy Pham Single & Walks

Individual Highlights:
Chad Huffman started in left field and batted second.  1-for-4 with one double and one strikeout.
Tommy Pham started in right field and batted third.  1-for-3 with one walk and one stolen base.
Ryan Sherriff entered in the seventh and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed two hits, no runs, and struck one out.  (p-s:25-16)(g/f:2-1)

Rough Outing:
Rest Of The Team

Former Cardinals:
Justin Masterson started and pitched seven innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, one walk, and struck five out for the winning decision (2-1).  1-for-1 with one sacrifice.  (p-s:81-60)(g/f:8-6)

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Memphis Official Site Post Game

Richard Justice Tells Why He Never Counted Out The Cardinals Despite All The Troubles To Start

101 ESPN

Memphis Starting Lineup 4-24-17

Memphis Official Twitter

Anthony Garcia Cleared Waivers & Was Outrighted To Triple-A Memphis; Double-A Springfield Activated Daniel Bard From The Temporarily Inactive List; Cardinals Released Josh Wirsu

MLB Official Site

MiLB Official Site

MiLB Official Site

Angels Activated Vicente Campos From The Disabled List & Optioned To Triple-A Salt Lake

Anaheim Official Twitter

Inbox: Will Cardinals Be Buyers At Deadline?

The difference a week makes, huh? The public panic from a 3-9 start has largely dissolved after a week in which the Cardinals won six of seven. Certainly there are still areas to clean up -- what's with all the baserunning blunders? -- but there is also plenty to like.

St. Louis Official Site

Marlins Released Ryan Jackson

Bees Gal Twitter

Diamondbacks Placed Shelby Miller On The Ten-Day Disabled List

Arizona Official Twitter

Shelby Miller will visit Dr. Neal ElAttrache on Tuesday in Los Angeles to receive a second opinion on his elbow, which landed him on the 10-day disabled list Monday.
Arizona Official Site

Carlos Beltran Turns 40, Still Impacting Games In 20th MLB Season

Carlos Beltran chuckled at the suggestion he somehow is defying “father time.”

Canada

Nationals Purchase The Contract Of Jacob Turner From Triple-A Syracuse

Chelsea Janes Twitter

Peoria Starting Lineup 4-24-17

Peoria Official Twitter

Indians' Steve Delabar Suspended 80 Games For Failed PED Test

Bob Nightengale Twitter

Jack Flaherty Named Texas League Pitcher Of The Week & Junior Fernandez Named Florida St League Pitcher Of The Week For Period April 17-23, 2017

Tyler Mahle accomplished something only one other pitcher had ever done in the Southern League -- a nine-inning perfect game.

MiLB Official Site

Jamie Romak Named Pacific Coast League Player Of The Week For April 17-23, 2017

On Opening Day, Michael Chavis made a jump-throw from third base when he felt soreness in his elbow; four days later, he was on the disabled list. The DL trip was nothing new for the 21-year-old, who had two stints there last season that limited him to 81 games. But after playing most of 2016 with a broken middle finger, the fact that he told anyone about an injury that could've seemed small was an important development.

MiLB Official Site

Mariners' Jonathan Aro Suspended 50 Games & Jeffrey Hernandez For 80 Games For Failed Drug Tests

Chris Cotillo Twitter

Brewers Activated Matt Garza From The Disabled List

Milwaukee Official Twitter

Base Path Problems Still Plague The Cardinals

YIPPIE! The St. Louis Cardinals are just short of .500 ball with their 9-10 record but not all things are to be celebrated as they continue to make blunders on the base paths.

Redbird Rants

Rick Horton On The Midday Grind 4-24-17

Inside STL

David Price Threw 45-Pitch Bullpen Session

Alex Speier Twitter

Braves Could Call Up Jason Motte Soon

David O'Brien Twitter

Bob Nightengale & Rick Hummel On The Press Box 4-24-17

Inside STL

Inside STL

What Exactly Is Jonathan Broxton's Role In Cardinals' Bullpen?

Five topics from columnist Ben Frederickson that St. Louis sports fans will be discussing:

BenFred

Single-A Peoria Activated Bryce Denton From The Disabled List & Sent Vincent Jackson To Short-Season Single-A State College

Peoria Official Twitter

Justin Masterson Assigned To Triple-A Oklahoma City From Extended Spring Training

Jacob Unruh Twitter

Bird Bytes 4-24-17: It Hasn't Always Been Pretty, But The Cardinals Are Recovering & Getting Wins

Over the last week, covering seven games, the Cardinals have had multiple runners picked off base. They’ve been charged with five errors and could have been slapped with more. Their hitters abandoned too many runners on base, batting only .189 with runners in scoring position. And starting pitcher Carlos Martinez is struggling to rediscover way his dazzling opening-night performance.

101 ESPN

Tyler Parson Promoted To Vice President/GM

Boyd Sports, LLC has announced that they have promoted Johnson City Cardinals General Manager Tyler Parsons to Vice President/General Manager with the organization.

Johnson City Official Site

For Kevin Siegrist, It's Not Just A Velocity Problem

Compounding issues are plaguing Kevin Siegrist in 2017.

Viva El Birdos

Richard Justice On The Morning After 4-24-17

Inside STL

Cardinals To Host Home Run Against Hunger Food Drive On April 30, 2017

The St. Louis Cardinals are teaming up with Missouri Farm Bureau Insurance and Feeding Missouri to host the Home Run Against Hunger Food Drive before the Cardinals take on the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday, April 30, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Ballpark Village parking lot.

St. Louis Official Site

Five Early Cardinals Insights Using Statcast Data

ou don't need to run a bunch of complicated equations to tell you that Matt Carpenter is the best hitter on the Cardinals. Luckily, the complicated equations that are run confirm this fact. Carpenter's average exit velocity of 92 mph is easily tops on the team, and ranks him 26th best in the MLB.

KSDK

It Hasn't Been Pretty, But The Cardinals Are Trending Upward

The St. Louis Cardinals over the last week have come up with as many weird ways to win ballgames as they came up with odd ways to lose them over the previous week and a half.

Cheap Seats

Cardinals Benefitted From Many Talents Of Bob Tewksbury

Given a pair of assignments that took him outside his customary role, Bob Tewksbury delivered on both and produced an intriguing victory for the Cardinals.

RetroSimba

Did Yankees Goof Passing On Tyler Wade For New Twitter Villain Pete Kozma?

The game was on the line and the Yankees were stuck.

NJ Advance Media

MLB All-Star Team Mulling Exhibition Game In South Korea

Major League Baseball (MLB) has proposed sending its All-Star team to South Korea for an offseason exhibition game, a domestic league official said Monday.

Yonhap News Agency

CPBL To Host MLB All-Star Taiwan TourIn November

MLB fans in Taiwan are in luck, now they have the opportunity to see MLB stars playing in Taiwan without flying half way across the world. Jim Small, the Vice President of MLB Asia was in Taiwan last week and had a meeting with with 馮勝賢 (Feng Sheng-Xian) the secretary general of CPBL to discuss the plan of having MLB All-Star Taiwan tour in November 2017

CPBL Stories

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Miller Park Is Still Good To Mike Matheny; Lineup Adjustments; Extra Bases

Miller Park is Mike Matheny’s kind of park. Not only have his teams compiled a 34-14 record there since he took over as Cardinals manager in 2012, but he also hit .313 there, the highest average of his career at any park where he had more than 100 at-bats.

Post-Dispatch

Video: Kenny Wallace Talks NASCAR, Cardinals, & Blues

Fox 2 Sports Director Martin Kilcoyne talks it over with former Nascar driver and Arnold, MO native Kenny Wallace. They talk Nascar, where Kenny is a race commentator for Fox. They also talk about the Wallace family racing tree, where his father, Russ and brothers Rusty and Mike all were race car drivers. Kenny also talked about his passion for the St. Louis professional sports teams, the Cardinals and the Blues.

Fox2Now

Former Cardinals Playing In The Mexican League 4-23-17: Rainel Rosario Singles, Walks, & Hits A Three-Run Homer



Daric Barton (former Peoria-Monclova) started at first base and batted sixth.  0-for-3 and assisted in two double plays.

Iker Franco (former Springfield-Quintana Roo) started at catcher and batted seventh.  0-for-4 with two strikeouts and threw out one base runner.

Quintana Roo beat Monclova 3-0

Ivan Bellazetin (former MiLB tryout-Tabasco) entered late in the game as a pinch runner.

Rainel Rosario (former Springfield-Saltillo) started in right field and batted third.  2-for-5 with one home run, three RBIs, two runs, one walk, and one stolen base.

Tabasco beat Saltillo 9-8 in 13 innings

Francisco Rivera (former Palm Beach-Campeche) entered late in the game as first base and batted eighth.  0-for-1 with one walk.

Richy Pedroza (former Peoria-Aguascalientes) started at shortstop and batted ninth.  0-for-1 with one walk, one sacrifice, and one strikeout.

Campeche beat Aguascalientes 8-6

Former Cardinals Playing In MLB 4-23-17: Jason Heyward Singles & Drives In Two Runs; Albert Pujols Singles Twice, Doubles, & Knocks In One Run; Marc Rzepczynski Strikes Out Two Of Three Batters Faced



Jason Heyward (former St. Louis-Chicago-N) started in right field and batted sixth.  1-for-4 with two RBIs and one strikeout.
John Lackey (former St. Louis-Chicago-N) started and pitched six innings.  He allowed six hits, seven runs (five earned), one home run, two walks, and struck seven out for the losing decision (1-3).  (p-s:104-66)(g/f:8-1)

Cincinnati beat Chicago-N 7-5

Carlos Beltran (former St. Louis-Houston) started as designated hitter and moved to left field and batted second.  1-for-4 with two runs, one walk, and one strikeout.
Luke Gregerson (former Springfield-Houston) entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck two out for the winning decision (1-1).  (p-s:19-13)

Shane Peterson (former Springfield-Tampa Bay) started in right field and batted sixth.  1-for-3 with one run and one strikeout.
Peter Bourjos (former St. Louis-Tampa Bay) entered late in the game in centerfield and moved to left, batting sixth.  0-for-2 with one strikeout and one outfield assist.

Houston beat Tampa Bay 6-4 in 10 innings

Pat Neshek (former St. Louis-Philadelphia) entered in the eighth and pitched to two batters.  He allowed one hit and no runs.  (p-s:8-5)(g/f:1-0)

Philadelphia beat Atlanta 5-2

Joe Kelly (former St. Louis-Boston) entered in the eighth and pitched to four batters.  He allowed one hit, no runs, one walk, and struck one out.  (p-s:12-7)(ir-s:1-1)

Boston beat Baltimore 6-2

Matt Holliday (former St. Louis-New York-A) entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted sixth.  One walk at the plate.
Pete Kozma (former St. Louis-New York-A) entered late in the game at shortstop and batted ninth.  0-for-1 at the plate.

David Freese (former St. Louis-Pittsburgh) started at first base and moved to third, batting fifth.  0-for-3 with one RBI, one sac fly, two strikeouts, and assisted in one double play.

Pittsburgh beat New York-A 2-1

Brandon Moss (former St. Louis-Kansas City) started in right field and batted eighth.  0-for-3 with two strikeouts.

Texas beat Kansas City 5-2

Mark Reynolds (former St. Louis-Colorado) started at first base and batted fifth.  0-for-4 with two strikeouts and assisted in one double play.

Colorado beat San Francisco 8-0

Albert Pujols (former St. Louis-Anaheim) started as designated hitter and batted third.  3-for-4 with one double, one two-out RBI, one run, and one strikeout.

Toronto beat Anaheim 6-2

Marc Rzepczynski (former St. Louis-Seattle) entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck two out.  (p-s:11-9)(g/f:1-0)

Seattle beat Oakland 11-1

Jeremy Hazelbaker (former St. Louis-Arizona) started in centerfield and batted leadoff.  0-for-4 at the plate.
David Peralta (former Johnson City-Arizona) started in right field and batted second.  2-for-4 with one run and one strikeout.
Daniel Descalso (former St. Louis-Arizona) started in left field and batted sixth.  0-for-2 at the plate.
Shelby Miller (former St. Louis-Arizona) started and pitched four innings.  He allowed four hits, three earned runs, five walks, and struck three out for the losing decision (2-2).  0-for-1 with one strikeout.  (p-s:79-43)(g/f:3-3)

Los Angeles beat Arizona 6-2

Allen Cordoba (former Johnson City-San Diego) started in left field and batted seventh.  1-for-4 at the plate.
Luis Perdomo (former Palm Beach-San Diego) started and pitched five innings.  He allowed four hits, three earned runs, three walks, and struck five out.  0-for-2 with one strikeout.  (p-s:83-49)(g/f:6-3)

Miami beat San Diego 7-3

Max Scherzer (former 2003 draft selection-Washington) started and pitched eight innings.  He allowed five hits, three earned runs, two home runs, one walk, and struck nine out for the winning decision (3-1).  0-for-3 at the plate. (p-s:110-77)(g/f:5-4)

Washington beat New York-N 6-3

Former Cardinals Draft Selections Playing In College 4-23-17: Josh Rolette Walks Twice & Hits Two Solo Home Run; Ryan Merrill Walks & Knocks In One Run; Calvin Munson Football Scouting Profile



Justin Bellinger (former 2014 draft selection-Duke) entered late in the game at first base and batted eighth.  0-for-1 at the plate.

Louisville beat Duke 10-0

Cade Cabbiness (former 2016 draft selection-Oklahoma St) started in right field and batted fifth.  0-for-2 with one strikeout.

Oklahoma St beat Texas Tech 3-1 in 11 innings

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

Jeremy Ydens (former 2016 draft selection-UCLA) entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted ninth.  0-for-1 with one strikeout.

Oregon St beat UCLA 2-1

Jackson Lamb (former 2016 draft selection-Michigan) entered in the eighth and pitched to three batters.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck three out.  (p-s:16-12)

Michigan beat Indiana 12-5

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

Texas Christian beat Baylor 8-5

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Josh Rolette (former 2015 draft selection-Kansas St) started at catcher and batted sixth.  2-for-3 with two home runs, two RBIs, two runs, two walks, and threw out one base runner.

Kansas St beat West Virginia 11-4

Seung-Hwan Oh Picks Up Save In Fifth Straight Game

Oh Seung-hwan of the St. Louis Cardinals has saved his fifth consecutive game.

Korea Herald

Shelby Miller Has Forearm Tightness, Will Get MRI

The Diamondbacks clubhouse was quiet Sunday afternoon, in stark contrast to the night before when Arizona was celebrating another offensive explosion and another victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

AZ Central

Kolten Wong's Bat Comes Alive In Milwaukee

Kolten Wong has provided enough flashes his all-around game that the Cardinals have continued to give him chances to put it all together.

St. Louis Official Site

Video: Kolten Wong After Cardinals Win Over Brewers

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

Springfield Beat Arkansas 8-1: Jack Flaherty Strikes Out Five Over Six Scoreless Innings For The Win; Oscar Mercado Walks & Hits A Solo Home Run; Nick Martini Singles, Doubles, & Drives In One Run

Individual Highlights:
Oscar Mercado started in centerfield and batted leadoff.  1-for-4 with one home run, one RBI, two runs, one walk, one sacrifice, one stolen base, and one strikeout.
Nick Martini started in left field and batted second.  2-for-5 with one double, one RBI, one run, one stolen base, and three strikeouts.
Jose Adolis Garcia started in right field and batted third.  3-for-5 with one two-out RBI, two runs, and two strikeouts.
Bruce Caldwell started as designated hitter and batted fourth.  0-for-2 with one RBI, two runs, and three walks.
Jacob Wilson started at third base and batted fifth.  1-for-5 with one RBI, one strikeout, and grounded into one double play.
Eliezer Alvarez started at second base and batted sixth.  1-for-5 with one double, one RBI, one strikeout, and assisted in one double play.
Alex Mejia started at shortstop and batted seventh.  3-for-5 with one strikeout, one fielding error, and assisted in one double play.
Casey Grayson started at first base and batted eighth.  2-for-5 with two strikeouts and assisted in one double play.
Luis Cruz started at catcher and batted ninth.  1-for-5 with one double, one run, two strikeouts, and one passed ball.
Jack Flaherty started and pitched six innings.  He allowed six hits, no runs, one walk, and struck five out for the winning decision (4-0).  (p-s:82-54)(g/f:5-4)
Chandler Hawkins entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs.  (p-s:15-8)(g/f:1-2)

Rough Outing:
Blake McKnight entered in the seventh and pitched two innings.  He allowed three hits, one earned run, and threw one wild pitch.  (p-s:29-16)(g/f:5-0)

Former Cardinals:
Steve Cishek entered in the seventh and pitched to six batters.  He allowed three hits, two earned runs, one walk, and struck two out.  (p-s:20-11)

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Springfield Official Site Post Game

Video: Mike Leake After Cardinals Win Over Brewers

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

Memphis Beat Oklahoma City 4-3: Luke Voit Singles Twice, Triples, & Drives In Two Runs; Sam Tuivailala Strikes Out Four Over Two Scoreless Innings For The Save; Todd Cunningham Triples, Walks, & Knocks In One Run

Individual Highlights:
Breyvic Valera started at second base and batted leadoff.  3-for-4 with two runs, one walk, one caught stealing/pickoff, and assisted in one double play.
Todd Cunningham started in right field and batted second.  1-for-4 with one triple, one RBI, two runs, one walk, and one strikeout.
Tommy Pham started in left field and batted third.  0-for-5 with one RBI and two strikeouts.
Luke Voit started at first base and batted fourth.  3-for-4 with one triple, two RBIs, and assisted in one double play.
Arturo Reyes started and pitched four innings.  He allowed four hits, one earned run, four walks, and struck one out.  0-for-2 with two strikeouts.  (p-s:71-41)(g/f:3-3)
Sam Tuivailala entered in the eighth and pitched two innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, one walk, and struck four out for the save (1).  (p-s:30-20)

Rough Outing:
Chad Huffman entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted ninth.  0-for-1 with one strikeout.
Patrick Wisdom entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted ninth.  0-fr-1 with one strikeout.
Mark Montgomery entered in the fifth and pitched one inning.  He allowed two hits and one earned run.  (p-s:16-9)(g/f:1-2)

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Memphis Official Site Post Game
Memphis Commercial Appeal Post Game

Video: Mike Matheny Postgame Press Conference 4-23-17

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

Albert Pujols Now At No.1 On RBI List For Dominicans

Albert Pujols achieved several statistical milestones in Sunday's 6-2 loss to the Blue Jays, climbing MLB's all-time lists for RBIs and doubles.

Anaheim Official Site

Video: Eric Fryer After Cardinals Win Over Brewers

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

Cardinals Beat Brewers 6-4: Mike Leake Strikes Out Six, Allows Two Runs, Singles, & Drives In Two Runs Over Six Innings For The Win; Kolten Wong Singles, Doubles, Walks Twice, & Knocks In One Run; Eric Fryer Collects One Single, One Walk, & One RBI

Individual Highlights:
Aledmys Diaz started at shortstop and batted second.  1-for-4 with one two-out RBI, one walk, was picked off, and one throwing error.
Randal Grichuk started in left field and batted fifth.  1-for-3 with one double, two runs, one walk, and one strikeout.
Kolten Wong started at second base and batted seventh.  2-for-2 with one double, one RBI, two runs, two walks (one intentional), one stolen base, was picked off, and one fielding error.
Eric Fryer started and catcher and batted eighth.  1-for-3 with one two-out RBI and one walk.
Matt Adams entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted ninth.  1-for-1 with one two-out RBI.
Mike Leake started and pitched six innings.  He allowed three hits, two earned runs, three walks, and struck six out for the winning decision (3-1).  1-for-3 with two RBIs and one run.  (p-s:97-59)(g/f:9-2)
Matthew Bowman entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out for the hold (6).  (p-s:11-7)(g/f:2-0)
Trevor Rosenthal entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck two out.  (p-s:18-11)(g/f:0-1)

Rough Outing:
Dexter Fowler started in centerfield and batted leadoff.  0-for-4 with one walk and two strikeouts.
Matt Carpenter started at first base and batted third.  0-for-3 with one walk, three strikeouts, and was ejected in the seventh inning.
Jose Martinez entered late in the game at first base and batted third.  0-for-1 with one strikeout.
Greg Garcia started at third base and batted sixth.  0-for-4 with one strikeout.
Jonathan Broxton entered in the ninth and pitched to two batters.  He allowed one hit, two runs (one earned), and one home run.  (p-s:10-8)(g/f:1-0)
Seung-Hwan Oh entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, one walk, and struck two out for the save (5).  (p-s:20-13)(g/f:0-1)(ir-s:1-1)
Mike Matheny was ejected in the seventh inning.

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Peoria Beat Wisconsin 6-5: Brian O'Keefe Walks & Hits A Solo Home Run; Ramon Santos Strikes Out Two Over Two Scoreless Innings For The Win; Eric Carter Strikes Out Two Over Two Scoreless Innings For The Save

Individual Highlights:
J.R. Davis started at second base and batted second.  3-for-4 with one two-out RBI, two runs, one hit by pitch, one stolen base, and assisted in two double plays.
Stefan Trosclair started at first base and batted third.  2-for-4 with one double, one two-out RBI, one run, one walk, and assisted in one double play.
Andrew Knizner started as designated hitter and batted fourth.  0-for-4 with one RBI and one walk.
Brian O'Keefe started at catcher and batted fifth.  1-for-4 with one home run, one RBI, one run, one, and one walk, one strikeout, grounded into one double play, and assisted in one double play.
Ryan McCarvel started in left field and batted sixth.  1-for-4 with one RBI, one sac fly, two strikeouts, and one throwing error.
Andy Young started at third base and batted seventh.  2-for-5 with one triple, one run, and one strikeout.
Shane Billings started in centerfield and batted eighth.  1-for-4 with one RBI, one run, one stolen base, and one strikeout.
Matt Davis started in right field and batted ninth.  0-for-2 with two walks and one strikeout.
Ramon Santos entered in the sixth and pitched two innings.  He allowed two hits, no runs, two walks, and struck two out for the winning decision (1-1).  (p-s:31-15)(g/f:3-0)
Eric Carter entered in the eighth and pitched two innings.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck two out for the save (1).  (p-s:21-13)(g/f:1-1)

Rough Outing:
Tommy Edman started at shortstop and batted leadoff.  0-for-4 with one walk, one stolen base, and assisted in one double play.
John Kilichowski started and pitched five innings.  He allowed seven hits, five runs (four earned), threw one wild pitch, and struck four out.  (p-s:76-51)(g/f:4-6)

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Michael Wacha Aims To Continue Solid 2017 Start

The Cardinals have not faced the Blue Jays since 2014, but they will see a familiar face opposing them when Toronto and St. Louis begin an Interleague series Tuesday at 7:15 p.m. CT.

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Former Cardinals Playing In Nicaragua 4-23-17: Edgard Montiel Collects Two Singles, One Double, One Triple, & Three RBIs In Two Games



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

Dantos beat Boer 5-3 (4/22/17)

Jem Argenal (former GCL-Chinandega) 1-for-3 with one run.

Chinandega beat Rio San Juan 3-2 (4/22/17)

Jhonny Polanco (former Springfield-Boer) pitched two-thirds of an inning and allowed two hits, five runs, two walks, one balk, and struck two out.
Edgard Montiel (former DSL-Boer) 2-for-3 with one triple, one RBI, and one run.

Dantos beat Boer 13-3 (4/23/17)

Padres Activated Luis Perdomo From The Disabled List

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Video: Jim Edmonds On Dexter Fowler's Heel Injury

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Video: Mike Leake With Jim Hayes

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Memphis Starting Lineup 4-23-17

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Video: Derek Lilliquist On Cardinals Starters

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Video: Dexter Fowler Returns To The Starting Lineup

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Mariners Designated Leonys Martin For An Assignment

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Brett Cecil Finding Form

When the St. Louis Cardinals had a sudden need for left-handed relief help back in November, they wasted little time inking free agent Brett Cecil to a four-year contract. Citing his effectiveness against hitters from both sides of the plate, he was to be a “key person” in the strength of the bullpen moving forward.

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Peoria Starting Lineup 4-23-17

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Charlotte @ Palm Beach Postponed For Sunday; Doubleheader Set For June19, 2017

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Mike Matheny On The Front Office 4-23-16

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Former Cardinals Playing In Italy 4-23-17: Eduardo Sanchez Strikes Out One & Allows Two Runs Over Two Innings For The Save



Eduardo Sanchez (former St. Louis-Parma) entered in the seventh and pitched three innings.  He allowed three hits, two runs (one earned), and struck one out for the save.  (p-s:50-33)(g/f:5-3)

Parma beat Padule 6-2 (4/22/17)

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Cardinals Starting Lineup 4-23-17

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Center fielder Dexter Fowler and shortstop Aledmys Diaz, both of whom didn’t start Saturday night because of minor injuries, have returned to Sunday’s Cardinals lineup for the finale of a four-game series with Milwaukee.
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Former Cardinals Playing In NPB 4-23-17: Raul Valdes Strikes Out Two Over Eight Scoreless Innings For The Win; Carlos Peguero Doubles & Drives In One Run



Raul Valdes (former St. Louis-Chunichi) started and pitched eight innings.  He allowed four hits, no runs, hit one batter, threw one wild pitch, and struck two out for the winning decision (1-0).  0-for-3 with two strikeouts.  (p-s:122-83)

Chunichi beat Yokohama 1-0

Carlos Peguero (former Memphis-Rakuten) started in right field and batted second.  1-for-4 with one double, one RBI, one run, one walk, and two strikeouts.

Rakuten beat Softbank 2-1

How Brett Cecil Sped Up His April

The Cardinals signed Cecil to take the lefty workload off Kevin Siegrist, but he began the season as equally ineffective. After four rough outings, though, Cecil seems to have returned to form. What changed?

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Former Cardinals Playing In KBO 4-23-17: Xavier Scruggs Hits A Solo Home Run; Zach Petrick Strikes Out Five & Allows Two Runs Over Seven Innings



Xavier Scruggs (former St. Louis-NC) started at first base and batted fourth.  1-for-5 with one home run, one RBI, one run, and two strikeouts.

Zach Petrick (former Memphis-Samsung) started and pitched seven innings.  He allowed five hits, two earned runs, one home run, three walks, and struck five out.

NC beat Samsung 6-3

NL ERA Leader Mike Leake To Start Finale Vs. Brewers

Mike Leake will look to continue his strong start to the season when he faces the Brewers at Miller Park in the finale of a four-game series Sunday at 1:10 p.m. CT.
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It’s fair to say the St. Louis Cardinals’ offense is still a work in progress, but it’s been good enough this weekend to put them in a position to win their second consecutive series when they take on the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday afternoon at Miller Park.
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David Peralta Sets Diamondbacks Record With Four Doubles

When D-backs right fielder David Peralta motored around first base in the eighth inning of Saturday night's 11-5 drubbing of the Dodgers, he said there was no thought about setting a club record with his fourth double of the game.

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