Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Former Cardinals Playing In MLB 9-19-17: Mike Leake Strikes Out Five & Allows One Run Over Six & Two-Thirds Innings; Max Scherzer Strikes Out Seven & Allows Two Runs Over Seven Innings For The Win; Joe Kelly Strikes Out All Three Batters Faced For The Win



Joe Kelly (former St. Louis-Boston) entered in the tenth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck three out for the winning decision (4-1).  (p-s:18-15)

Boston beat Baltimore 1-0 in 11 innings

Brandon Moss (former St. Louis-Kansas City) started as designated hitter and batted seventh.  0-for-3 with one strikeout.
Ian Kennedy (former 2003 draft selection-Kansas City) started and pitched five innings.  He allowed three hits, two earned runs, one home run, and stuck two out for the losing decision (4-12).  (p-s:63-46)(g/f:6-3)

Toronto beat Kansas City 5-2

Jon Jay (former St. Louis-Chicago-N) started in centerfield and batted leadoff.  0-for-4 with one strikeout.
Jason Heyward (former St. Louis-Chicago-N) started in right field and batted seventh.  1-for-2 with one walk.

Chicago-N beat Tampa Bay 2-1

Kyle Barraclough (former Springfield-Miami) entered in the tenth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck one out for the winning decision (6-2).  (p-s:17-11)(g/f:1-1)

Miami beat New York-N 5-4 in 10 innings

Efren Navarro (former Memphis-Detroit) started at first base and batted sixth.  1-for-3 with one double, two runs, two walks (one intentional), and two strikeouts.

Oakland beat Detroit 9-8

Max Scherzer (former 2003 draft selection-Washington) started and pitched seven innings.  He allowed five hits, two earned runs, one walk, and struck seven out for the winning decision (15-6).  0-for-2 with one sacrifice.  (p-s:112-83)(g/f:7-5)

Jason Motte (former St. Louis-Atlanta) entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, one walk, and struck one out.  (p-s:19-10)(g/f:1-1)

Washington beat Atlanta 4-2

Carlos Beltran (former St. Louis-Houston) started as designated hitter and batted seventh.  0-for-3 at the plate.
Luke Gregerson (former Springfield-Houston) entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck two out for the hold (17).  (p-s:9-7)(g/f:1-0)

Houston beat Chicago-A 3-1

Shane Robinson (former St. Louis-Anaheim) entered late in the game as a pinch runner.
Albert Pujols (former St. Louis-Anaheim) started as designated hitter and batted fourth.  0-for-4 with one strikeout.
Fernando Salas (former St. Louis-Anaheim) entered in the ninth and pitched to one batter.  He allowed no hits or runs.  (p-s:1-1)(ir-s:2-0)

Cleveland beat Anaheim 6-3

Ildemaro Vargas (former Springfield-Arizona) entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted ninth.  0-for-1 at the plate.

San Diego beat Arizona 6-2

Mike Leake (former St. Louis-Seattle) started and pitched 6.2 innings.  He allowed six hits, one earned run, and struck five out.  (p-s:93-65)(g/f:9-1)
Marc Rzepczynski (former St. Louis-Seattle) entered in the seventh and pitched to one batter.  He allowed no hits or runs.  (p-s:3-2)(g/f:1-0)

Texas beat Seattle 3-1

Mark Reynolds (former St. Louis-Colorado) entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted ninth.  1-for-1 at the plate.
Pat Neshek (former St. Louis-Colorado) entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck one out.  (p-s:14-12)(g/f:1-1)

San Francisco beat Colorado 4-3

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Cardinals Turn To Luke Weaver To Stay Alive In Wild Card Race

The Cardinals will start red-hot rookie Luke Weaver on Wednesday against the Reds at Great American Ball Park as they try to keep their postseason hopes alive. St. Louis trails the Cubs by six games in the NL Central and the Rockies by 3 1/2 games in the NL Wild Card race.

St. Louis Official Site

Matt Carpenter's Shoulder Is Still An Issue; Carlos Martinez On The Mend; Adam Wainwright Is Back; Taking The Third; Seung-Hwan Oh, Etc...

Facing what may have been the Cardinals’ last gasp at slowing the Cubs and raising their chances, Cubs manager Joe Maddon chose to load the bases and send a lefty against leadoff hitter Matt Carpenter late in Sunday’s game. The reason, known only to Maddon, could have been Carpenter’s numbers against lefties this season or how he looked playing Sunday through persisting soreness in his right shoulder.

Post-Dispatch

Yadier Molina Ignites Cardinals' Sluggish Offense With Key Home Run

No matter how bleak things may look for the Cardinals, they have Yadier Molina -- which means there's always a chance.

St. Louis Official Site

Cardinals' Season Is No Surprise

In many regards, the Cardinals are who we thought they were at the start of the season. They’re a slightly above average team likely to miss the playoffs for the second consecutive season.

Post-Dispatch

Video: Dexter Fowler After Cardinals Beat Reds

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

Video: Kolten Wong After Cardinals Beat Reds

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

Video: Mike Matheny's Postgame Press Conference 9-19-17

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

Cardinals Beat Reds 8-7 In 10 Innings: Yadier Molina Walks & Hits A Three-Run Homer; Dexter Fowler Singles, Doubles, Homers, & Drives In Two Runs; Paul DeJong Singles, Homers, & Knocks In Two Runs

Individual Highlights:
Dexter Fowler started in centerfield and batted third.  3-for-4 with one double, one home run, two RBIs, three runs, and one walk.
Jose Martinez started at first base and batted fourth.  1-for-4 with one RBI, one run, one walk, and assisted in two double plays.
Yadier Molina started at catcher and batted fifth.  1-for-4 with one home run, three RBIs, one run, one walk, and allowed one stolen base.
Paul DeJong started at shortstop and batted sixth.  2-for-5 with one home run, two RBIs (one w.two-outs), one run, one strikeout, and assisted in two double plays.
Ryan Sherriff entered in the seventh and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, one walk, hit one batter, and struck one out.  (p-s:18-11)(g/f:2-0)(ir-s:2-0)
Matthew Bowman entered in the eighth and pitched to two batters.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out.  (p-s:11-8)(g/f:1-0)(ir-s:2-0)

Rough Outing:
Jedd Gyorko started at third base and batted seventh.  0-for-4 at the plate.
Stephen Piscotty started in right field and batted eighth.  0-for-3 with one walk and two strikeouts.
Jack Flaherty started and pitched two innings.  He allowed three hits, two earned runs, one walk, and struck two out.  (p-s:34-22)(g/f:2-0)
John Gant entered in the third and pitched one inning.  He allowed two hits, two earned runs, one home run, one walk, and struck one out.  (p-s:21-11)(g/f:1-0)
Brett Cecil entered in the fourth and pitched three innings.  He allowed one hit, two earned runs, one walk, and stuck four out.  (p-s:37-29)(g/f:2-2)
John Brebbia entered in the seventh and pitched to two batters.  He allowed no hits or runs, one walk, and hit one batter.  (p-s:13-7)
Juan Nicasio entered in the ninth and pitched 1.1 innings.  He allowed two hits, one earned run, one home run, and struck one out for the winning decision (4-5).  (p-s:29-20)(g/f:0-1)

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Cardinal Beat Post Game
Post-Dispatch Post Game
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Triple-A Championship: Durham Beat Memphis 5-3: Jacob Wilson Doubles & Drives In Two Runs; Jeremy Martinez Walks & Knocks In One Run; Dakota Hudson Strikes Out Five & Allows One Run Over Three Innings

Individual Highlights:
Nick Martini started in left field and batted leadoff.  0-for-3 with two walks and two strikeouts.
Tyler O'Neill started in centerfield and batted second.  2-for-5 with one run and grounded into one double play.
Jacob Wilson started at first base and batted fourth.  1-for-4 with one double, two RBIs, and one strikeout.
Wilfredo Tovar started at shortstop and batted eighth.  2-for-4 at the plate.
Jeremy Martinez started at catcher and batted ninth.  0-for-1 with one RBI, one walk, and one sac fly.
Gabriel Lino entered late in the game at catcher and batted ninth.  One walk at the plate.
Dakota Hudson started and pitched three innings.  He allowed four hits, one earned run, two walks, and struck five out.  (p-s:58-36)(g/f:3-0)
Rowan Wick entered in the fifth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, one walk, and struck three out.  (p-s:19-13)
Mark Montgomery entered in the sixth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out.  (p-s:13-9)(g/f:2-0)
Miguel Socolovich entered in the seventh and pitched one inning.  He no hits or runs, and struck two out.  (p-s:16-10)
Mike Mayers entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, one walk, and struck one out.  (p-s:14-8)(g/f:1-1)

Rough Outing:
Aledmys Diaz started at third base and batted fifth.  0-for-4 with one strikeout.
Patrick Wisdom started as designated hitter and batted sixth.  0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
Josh Zeid entered in the fourth and pitched one inning.  He allowed two hits, four earned runs, one home run, one walk, and struck three out for the losing decision (9-5).  (p-s:24-14)

Former Cardinals:
Shane Peterson started as designated hitter and batted sixth.  0-for-3 with one run, one walk, and one hit by pitch.

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Memphis Official Site Post Game
BenFred Post Game
Memphis Commercial Appeal Post Game

Max Scherzer Fourth Ever With Four Straight 250-K Seasons

Max Scherzer has continued to rack up the strikeouts this season. With a third-inning strikeout of Braves pitcher Luiz Gohara, Scherzer reached 250 strikeouts for the fourth straight season.

Washington Official Site

Yoenis Cespedes' Offseason Will Focus On Running

Earlier this season, while rehabbing from yet another leg injury, Yoenis Cespedes reflected on his career since coming from the United States. During his first two years in Oakland, Cespedes struggled to stay healthy, battling leg injuries that cost him a chunk of each season. After re-signing with the Mets in 2016, Cespedes again fell victim to a two-year string of muscle pulls.

New York-N Official Site

Hisashi Iwakuma Admitted There Is Something Structurally Wrong With Shoulder

Ryan Divish Twitter

Videos: Harrison Bader On Getting Opportunities & Baserunning

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

Video: Luke Weaver, Paul DeJong On Memphis

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

Video: Adam Wainwright "I'm Somewhat Of A Mascot..."

Fox Sports Midwest Twitter

Billy Hamilton Frustrated He's Still Inactive

Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton has shed the brace that immobilized his fractured left thumb, but not the disappointment over not being activated from the disabled list.

Cincinnati Official Site

Michael Girsch Says Cardinals Will Try To 'Turn What We Have Into What We Need' This Offseason

The proof will always be in the pudding when speaking of the Cardinals’ front office, but all signs point to the team being active members in this offseason’s transactions.

101 ESPN

Authors To Hold Special Event For St. Louis' 'Beloved' Browns

They weren't the Cardinals, but they were the next best thing.

KSDK

Cardinals Activated Adam Wainwright From The Disabled List

St. Louis Official Twitter

Adam Wainwright is ready for action, albeit from the bullpen.
Fox Sports Midwest

It's all-hands-on-deck time for the Cardinals, who moved closer to full strength on Tuesday.
St. Louis Official Site

Memphis Starting Lineup 9-19-17

Memphis Official Twitter

Cardinals Starting Lineup 9-19-17

St. Louis Official Twitter

Cardinal Beat

Never Really Felt Like The Cardinals Were In The Race, Did It?

The question surfaced during a Tuesday morning conversation among St. Louis sports followers.

BenFred

Billy Joel Concert Still On At Busch Stadium

As of Tuesday afternoon, all signs point to Billy Joel taking the stage at Busch Stadium as scheduled Thursday night.

KMOV

Bernie Miklasz: My List Of 25 Things I've Learned About The Cardinals In 2017

I’ve learned a lot about the Cardinals in 2017.

101 ESPN

J.D. Martinez's Incredible Season Hidden In Plain Sight

Maybe this statistic will blow you mind like it did mine: Giancarlo Stanton does not lead the Major Leagues in slugging percentage. Well, technically he does, because the two players ahead of him don't quite have the plate appearances to qualify.

Arizona Official Site

Giancarlo Stanton Needs One Last Surge To Match Roger Maris

Giancarlo Stanton asked to sit out a game — not so much because he was tired of playing, but because he was tired of making outs.

USA Today

Joe Maddon Shifts Rotation, Lance Lynn A Target?

The Chicago Cubs shifter the rotation ahead of the Rays series, moving Mike Montgomery back in and sliding Jon Lester back a day. And could Lance Lynn be a free-agent target this offseason for the Cubs?

Cubbies Crib

Communication & Trust In Luis Urueta's Booklet

Now in his new role as leader of the Licey Tigers, Luis Urueta plans to take things from where they were last season in order to reissue the title of champion.  (Translated)

Listin Diario

Memphis Wins 2017 Pacific Coast League Championship

The Memphis Redbirds, the Triple-A affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals, are the 2017 Pacific Coast League champions, capping off a season in which they won 91 games during the regular season, a franchise record.

KSDK

Former Cardinals Playing In KBO 9-19-17: Jamie Romak Doubles, Walks, & Drives In One Run



Jamie Romak (former Memphis-SK) started at first base and batted fifth.  1-for-4 with one double, one RBI, and one walk.

SK beat Kia 7-4

Michael Girsch: Tommy Pham Has More Than Earned A Starting Role Next Season & Aledmys Diaz Expected To Join In A Couple Days

Bernie Miklasz Show Twitter

Bernie Miklasz Show Twitter

Shohei Otani Expected To Throw 100 Pitches In Next Start Against Softbank

Shohei Otani will make his fourth start of the season on Thursday, Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters manager Hideki Kuriyama revealed Tuesday.

Japan Times

Lino Rivera Says It Is A Great Challenge To Lead Cibaenas During 2017-18 LIDOM Season

Without ever frowning and showing a kind and warm smile, Lino Rivera confesses that he assumes one of his greatest challenges as a leader to take the reins of the Aguilas Cibaeñas team, who opened yesterday his training camp ahead of the coming tournament 2017-18 winter baseball.  (Translated)

Listin Diario

Former Cardinals Playing In MLB 9-18-17: Jaime Garcia Strikes Out Nine & Allows One Run Over Five & Two-Thirds Innings For The Win; David Peralta Singles, Walks, & Drives In Two Runs; Luis Perdomo Strikes Out Two & Allows Two Runs Over Five & A Third Innings For The Win



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

Boston beat Baltimore 10-8 in 11 innings

Ty Kelly (former Memphis-Philadelphia) entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and batted ninth.  One run and one walk.

Philadelphia beat Los Angeles 4-3

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

Milwaukee beat Pittsburgh 3-0

Jaime Garcia (former St. Louis-New York-A) started and pitched 5.2 innings.  He allowed four hits, one unearned run, and struck nine out.  (p-s:85-57)(g/f:6-0)

New York-A beat Minnesota 2-1

Efren Navarro (former Memphis-Detroit) started at first base and batted fifth.  1-for-3 with one walk and assisted in two double plays.

Oakland beat Detroit 8-3

David Peralta (former Johnson City-Arizona) started in left field and batted leadoff.  1-for-2 with one RBI and one walk.
Jeremy Hazelbaker (former St. Louis-Arizona) entered late in the game as a pinch runner.
Daniel Descalso (former St. Louis-Arizona) started at second base and batted fifth.  0-for-3 with one walk, one strikeout, and assisted in on double play.

Luis Perdomo (former Palm Beach-San Diego) started and pitched 5.1 innings.  He allowed four hits, two earned runs, six walks, and struck two out for the winning decision (8-10).  0-for-2 with one strikeout.  (p-s:89-49)(g/f:6-3)

San Diego beat Arizona 4-2

Monday, September 18, 2017

Series Preview: Cardinals @ Reds September 19-21, 2017

The Reds, who lead the season series 9-7, need just one win for their first season series victory over the Cardinals since 2011. ... After sweeping the Pittsburgh Pirates last weekend, the Reds improved to 25-21 since July 30, but they have been in last place in the NL Central Division for the past 99 days.

Post-Dispatch

Cardinals' Path To Playoffs Blocked In Most Ways, Slimmer Than Ever

In six seasons as Cardinals manager, Mike Matheny has overseen 1,002 games, including the playoffs, and not one of them started with the club eliminated from championship contention.

Post-Dispatch

Alexis Wilson Expected In Culiacan Camp On Tuesday For The 2017-18 LMP Season

For tomorrow, the report of the pitchers Mauricio Lara and Francisco Villegas, in addition to the receiver Alexis Wilson, is expected. The appointment is at 9:30 am at the Japac Sports Unit.  (Translated)

Culiacan Official Site

Cardinals Lack Difference-Makers

Player quantity kept the Cardinals in contention deep into September despite their myriad injuries.

Gordo

Fidencio Flores & Edgard Montiel To Tryout For Nicaraguan Central American Games Team

Of the 53 players who were called to the national pre-election of Nicaragua, 27 said they were present on the first day of preparation made yesterday in the old colossus Denis Martínez, where manager Julio Sánchez and other members of the coaching staff conducted a basic and low intensity day , but key to determine the conditions in which the players arrive after an extensive season in Germán Pomares for some and campaigns of much competition in Minor Leagues or in Independent Leagues for others.  (Translated)

El Nuevo Diario

Rogelio Armenteros To Pitch For Caracas During 2017-18 LVBP Season

The Lions of Caracas will increase the presence of Cuban players in the clubhouse on the left in the University stadium, with the hiring of pitcher Rogelio Armenteros , according to a press report that gives as a fact the acquisition.  (Translated)

El Emergente

Niko Vasquez A Candidate To Cover Third Base For Navojoa During The 2017-18 LMP Season

On the question of who will cover 3rd base this year, Romero said he has several options, among them Christian Zazueta, in addition to Diego Madero and Niko Vázquez, who are versatile players that can cover several positions in the infield.  (Translated)

Navojoa Official Site

Memphis, Durham Clash In Triple-A Title Match

In 2009, Memphis reliever Oneli Perez only threw one pitch in the Triple-A National Championship. The batter didn't make contact with the ball, but it gave Durham its first and only national title to date.

MiLB Official Site

Giancarlo Stanton Crushes 55th Home Run Off Matt Harvey

The mini home run drought for Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton ended with a thunderous clout in the fourth inning on Monday night. Stanton blistered a slider off Mets right-hander Matt Harvey for a three-run home run at Marlins Park.

Miami Official Site

Inbox: Does Patrick Wisdom Fit In The Cardinals' Future?

While the Cardinals spend their final off-day of the regular season in Cincinnati, let's take a dive into some of the topics currently on your mind. A reminder that if you submit a question for future Inbox consideration, please also include your name and hometown.

St. Louis Official Site

Jordan Zimmermann On Track For Thursday Start

Jordan Zimmermann is on track to rejoin the Tigers' rotation later this week, and Daniel Norris might not be far behind.

Detroit Official Site

Pedro Echemendia To Pitch For La Guaira During 2017-18 LVBP Season

Sharks of La Guaira already have all their imports in the face of the 2017-2018 season of the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League.  (Translated)

LVBP Official Site

Martin Prado Not Optimistic About Return In 2017

In what has been a disappointing, injury-filled season, Martin Prado isn't optimistic he'll return during the final two weeks after Hurricane Irma set him back in his recovery from right knee surgery.

Miami Official Site

Triple-A National Championship Game Preview

Tuesday night's Triple-A National Championship game will not just feature two of the best teams in the minor leagues this season. It will also feature prospects, both on the mound an in the field, of a high caliber, not often seen in this contest.

Baseball America

Allie May Schmidt's Vision Inspired Iconic Red Bird Logo

There are few logos in baseball as closely linked to a team as the "Birds on the Bat" is to the Cardinals. The red birds that are now inseparable from the Cardinal name, however, were not featured by the team in its earliest days. Rather, the name originally referred to the color cardinal red.

St. Louis Official Site

Memphis Hosting A Free Triple-A National Championship Game Watch Party Tuesday Night At AutoZone Park

The Memphis Redbirds are inviting fans to cheer on the Pacific Coast League champions, the best club in franchise history, one final time at a free Triple-A National Championship Game Watch Party Tuesday night at AutoZone Park.

Memphis Official Site

Ramon Delgado & Jesus Cruz Joined Jalisco Camp For The 2017-18 LMP Season

Jalisco Official Twitter

Patrick Wisdom's Breakout Season Pushes Him Into Cardinals' Roster Discussion

One of four players to spend the entire season with Class AAA Memphis, Patrick Wisdom hit 31 homers to power the Redbirds to a historic 91 wins in the regular season and hit the decisive home run Sunday night for the Pacific Coast League championship.

Bird Land

Wade Davis Not Concerned With Save Streak

Wade Davis was more concerned about his fantasy football team after he picked up his 31st save on Sunday. That pretty much sums up the Cubs closer, who would prefer to count his saves once the season is over, which he's hoping won't be until sometime in November.

Chicago-N Official Site

Ronny Cedeno, Jose Martinez, Rayder Ascanio, & Luis Bandes Are Now In Magallanes Camp For The 2017-18 LVBP Season

With Ronny Cedeño as stellar figure, the Navigators of Magellan started at the José Bernardo Pérez Stadium formally their training for the 2017-2018 season of the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League.  (Translated)

LVBP Official Site

Cardinals Hope To Rebound As Reds Look To Play Spoiler

The Cincinnati Reds will play a significant role in the pennant races beginning Tuesday night when they host the St. Louis Cardinals to open a three-game series at Great American Ball Park.

Fox Sports Midwest

Caracas Expects Wilfredo Tovar & Miguel Socolovich To Join Club For 2017-18 LVBP Season

The sports manager of the Caracas Lions, Jose Manuel Fernandez , said they expect to have for preseason the imported Félix Pérez , Yoanys Quiala and Luke Irving . In addition, they expect to have criollos Wilfredo Tovar , Henry "El Pollito" Rodríguez and Luis Díaz . Shortstop Gregorio Petit is waiting for management for November. On the other hand, the executive reported that they expect to have the grandfathers Miguel Socolovich and Carlos Perez .  (Translated)

LVBP Official Site

Joe Maddon & The Cubs Have Successfully Intimidated Mike Matheny & The Cardinals

The flashpoint, and the turning point, occurred in September 2015.

101 ESPN

Joey Votto's Unusual Routine Aids Remarkable BB/K

Every afternoon, the man with the best grasp of the strike zone since Barry Bonds walks into the cage and sets up a tee basically on his bellybutton. The baseball sits stationary about a fist's width from and center with his hips. To hit it with authority appears a near impossibility of physics, the angle forcing him to contort some 40 degrees to get the essentials -- eyes, hands and barrel -- onto the proper plane and the ball. It's a drill that seems designed to spawn a slew of catcher's interferences.

Cincinnati Official Site

Rick Hummel On The Press Box 9-18-17

Inside STL

Jose Martinez "Of Course I Will Play With Sharks"

The head of Jose "Cafecito" Martínez is full of plans. It is a luxury that gives those who are doing well in the present and can think about the future. First is the metamorphosis that runs through his career: never before had played so much in the initial in a professional season.  (Translated)

LVBP Official Site

Juan "Igor" Gonzalez, The Eternal Bambino Of The Town

He was trained in humble cradle in the Altos de Cuba neighborhood in Vega Baja and was one of the main ambassadors of Puerto Rico baseball in the Major Leagues with his kilometer shots  (Translated)

El Nuevo Dia

The Cardinal Had Better Start Winning At Wrigley In 2018 If They Want To Compete

The Cardinals felt pretty good about playing the Cubs this year after going 6-4 in Chicago against the North-Siders in 2016…Then on Sunday the Redbirds wrapped up a 1-8 season at Wrigley.

101 ESPN

Ronny Cedeno Arrived In Magallanes Camp For The 2017-18 LVBP

The Navigators of the Magellan opened the doors of José Bernardo Pérez for his first day of pre - season training - the previous week they started the popular "minicamp" - and soon appeared faces familiar to fans and promise to be important for the coming campaign .  (Translated)

Meridiano

Mike Trout's Defensive Marks Limited By Chances

Despite missing seven weeks due to injury, Mike Trout still very much has a path to win the American League Most Valuable Player Award, primarily because he's added so much value with his bat (.315/.452/.638) as the Angels hang around in the AL Wild Card race.

Anaheim Official Site

PCL Champions Memphis To Play For National Championship

Memphis Redbirds won a decisive Game 5 in the Pacific Coast League championship series Sunday night, to take its third league title in franchise history. Next, the Redbirds for the Triple-A National Championship, which will be a nationally televised game on Tuesday night, against the Durham Bulls (Tampa Bay Rays affiliate).

KMOX

Memphis: 2017 PCL Champions

Those of us who watch (and write about) sports more than regularly do so with the hope of, now and then, witnessing something that has not been seen before. Better, something that may never be seen again. As the stories are written and shared about the 2017 Pacific Coast League champion Memphis Redbirds, various components will take hold and become the team’s legacy. Among them:

Memphis Flyer

Matt Carpenter's Injury Adjustment

No one needs me to say it, but I will anyway: Things are looking grim. After suffering a three game sweep at the hands of their biggest competition for the Central division, the Cards sit 6 games out of the division and 4 1/2 games out of the second Wild Card game.

Viva El Birdos

Paul DeJong, Carson Kelly, Jack Flaherty, Luke Weaver, & Harrison Bader Named To Baseball America's 2017 Pacific Coast League Top Prospects

Though some of the best prospects who played in the Pacific Coast League in 2017 were the ones who passed quickly through it, history was made by many of those who stayed in the Triple-A circuit.

Baseball America

Tony LaRussa, 1997 Cardinals: Many Moves, Meager Results

In a microcosm of their dismal 1997 season, the Cardinals used a record number of pinch-hitters in a game and none produced a hit.

RetroSimba

Former Cardinals Playing In NPB 9-18-17: Carlos Peguero Singles & Drives In One Run



Carlos Peguero (former Memphis-Rakuten) started as designated hitter and batted fourth.  1-for-4 with one RBI, one run, and two strikeouts.

Rakuten beat Chiba Lotte 4-3

Livan Moinelo Dealing With Elbow Tightness

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