The Cardinals had 2 2/3 innings of clean relief until a three-run 10th inning sent them to a 5-2 loss to the Royals in the rubber game of the I-70 Series on Wednesday afternoon at Busch Stadium.
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Cardinals center fielder Tommy Pham made a nice running catch at the wall to help preserve a tie game against the Royals in the seventh inning of Wednesday's I-70 Series finale.
Cardinals outfielder Marcell Ozuna was a late scratch from the starting lineup prior to Wednesday's I-70 Series finale against the Royals. Manager Mike Matheny said Ozuna arrived late to Busch Stadium after sleeping in. Tyler O'Neill started in left field in Ozuna's place.
Following Thursday's off-day, the Cardinals will open a six-game road trip at 6:05 p.m. CT on Friday at PNC Park. Right-hander John Gant (1-1, 4.67 ERA) will be opposed by Pirates righty Joe Musgrove, who will make his 2018 debut after dealing with a shoulder injury. Gant will be looking for his first win since April 26.
One strange play resulted in the only run the Cardinals produced in support of Luke Weaver in a 5-1 loss to the Royals on Tuesday night at Busch Stadium.
It was the kind of big league "opportunity a lot of kids don't have," Cardinals infielder Greg Garcia said on Tuesday when reflecting on the death of his grandfather. Dave Garcia, whose six-plus decades in the game included stints managing the Angels and Indians, died this week in San Diego. He was 97.
Here's MLB Pipeline's roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Tuesday.
Who do the Cardinals have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for St. Louis' Top 30 Prospects on MLB Pipeline's Prospect Watch.
Tyler O'Neill hit his third homer in three games -- a three-run shot that capped a four-run third inning -- and he added an RBI double as the Cardinals cruised past the Royals in the I-70 Series opener. Matt Carpenter added a solo homer to back starter Miles Mikolas, who improved to 6-0 with his first career shutout. Royals starter Ian Kennedy labored in that pivotal third inning and gave up nine hits and five runs.
Matt Carpenter's swing appears cured from the sluggishness that defined the start of his season after notching three more hits in the Cards' 6-0 win over the Royals, his second three-hit game in as many nights.
Mikolas unleashes nasty curve against Soler
Starting in Paul DeJong's place for the second straight game, Greg Garcia left Monday night's I-70 Series opener in the sixth inning with an apparent injury.
Prior to the I-70 Series opener against the Royals on Monday, Cardinals general manager Michael Girsch confirmed what was becoming apparent: No.1 prospect Alex Reyes' return from Tommy John surgery will come in the Major League rotation.
Fresh off earning MLB Pipeline Prospect Team of the Week honors, MJ Melendez enjoyed the biggest offensive performance of his young career.
Jordan Hicks is just 21, and a relief pitcher, and everybody knew he could throw hard before he came into the Cardinals-Phillies game in the eighth inning Sunday afternoon. But maybe not how hard. Only once before had a pitcher -- Aroldis Chapman -- ever thrown a baseball that was clocked at 105 mph. Hicks did it twice against Odubel Herrera, in the same at-bat.
Jack Flaherty's first career win came courtesy of 7 2/3 dominant innings against the Phillies, against whom he struck out 13. Tyler O'Neill homered for the second time in two days, fill-in shortstop Greg Garcia drove in two runs, and the Cardinals earned a split of this four-game series with a 5-1 win. Rhys Hoskins homered in the fourth to represent Philadelphia's lone run.
Jordan Hicks fired the five fastest pitches of the 2018 season during his ninth-inning matchup with Phillies outfielder Odubel Herrera, including two pitches that reached an even 105 mph, per Statcast™, en route to a strikeout
MLB Pipeline's Prospect Team of the Week honors the best performances from the previous seven days. Any Minor Leaguer currently on an organization Top 30 Prospects list on our Prospect Watch is eligible.
Kathy Koke didn't realize when she stood during a Komen Foundation trivia night that she was on her way to celebration. Sunday afternoon Koke was introduced as the honorary bat girl at Busch Stadium prior to the Cardinals series finale against the Phillies, where she thew the ceremonial first pitch. She'd never been celebrated like this.
Greg Holland's peripheral metrics indicate how he tends to create messes for himself, then lacks the wipeout stuff to wiggle out from them. The latest in a growing litany of examples came Saturday, when Holland surrendered the tying and go-ahead runs in the eighth inning of a 7-6 loss to the Phillies.
Cardinals top prospect Alex Reyes looked dominant once again in his third rehab start, striking out 13 across 7 2/3 shutout innings for Double-A Springfield on Saturday. Now 15 months removed from Tommy John surgery, Reyes is yet to allow a run across three rehab starts. He's struck out 31 batters in 16 innings.
The Cardinals banged out a season-high 15 hits, led by Jose Martinez's 3-for-4, 5-RBI game, in a 12-4 win against the Phillies on Friday night at Busch Stadium. Martinez, Francisco Pena and Kolten Wong went deep for St. Louis, and Cesar Hernandez and Pedro Florimon homered for Philadelphia.
With injuries affecting the Cardinals' top two catchers, journeyman Minor Leaguer Francisco Pena is getting an extended look ... and making the most of it.
Half an inning after the skies over Busch Stadium opened for the second time in the night, Dexter Fowler fought falling rain to rob Carlos Santana of an extra base hit at the right-field wall.
The Cardinals on Friday placed shortstop Paul DeJong (fractured left hand) and right-handed pitcher Matt Bowman (blisters on right index and middle fingers) on the 10-day disabled list, and recalled infielder Yairo Muñoz and outfielder Tyler O'Neill from Triple-A Memphis. Bowman's transaction is retroactive to May 17.
Luke Weaver was at little fault in the Cardinals' 6-2 loss to the Phillies, matching a career high with seven strong innings. He was simply outdueled by Vince Velasquez, who became the latest starter to quell the Cardinals' lineup for a good chunk of a night.
Adam Wainwright will undergo another round of tests after an array of them failed to reveal the source of pain in his reconstructed right elbow, multiple Cardinals officials said Thursday. More telling of Wainwright's status than the scans was the transaction the club made prior to its series opener against the Phillies.
There is a picturesque place on the rocky shores of the Pacific Ocean, resplendent with the aesthetics of the Big Island: mango trees, charcoaled stones, water inconceivably clear. It's where Kolten Wong goes to unwind in the offseason, where he grew up spearing fish that line its submerged, jagged crevices. In his words: "It's as Hawaii as it gets."
With one-fourth of the 2018 season in the books, the National League has been equal parts wide open and upside down. And that's particularly true in the NL Central. This looks like both a fun division and a good one.
Dexter Fowler (2-for-3, 2 RBIs) and Matt Carpenter (3-for-5) were at the center of St. Louis' 13-hit outpouring that began against former Cardinals pitcher Lance Lynn and continued against six Twins relievers. Paul DeJong, Jedd Gyorko and Jose Martinez also contributed RBI knocks, while Tommy Pham went deep. Lynn lasted just three innings, while Cardinals starter Miles Mikolas went 4 2/3 frames. Logan Morrison led Minnesota's offense with a homer and an RBI single, and Max Kepler and Joe Mauer each brought home runs.
The St. Louis Cardinals announced prior to Wednesday's game that they have placed right-handed pitcher Luke Gregerson (right shoulder impingement) on the 10-day disabled list and recalled right-handed pitcher John Brebbia from Triple-A Memphis.
Chance Adams put his early struggles behind him on Wednesday in his first truly dominant outing of the season.
Luke Gregerson made a career of creating uncomfortable matchups for righties. But it's a skill that, during Gregerson's first six weeks with his new club, has largely eluded him, and Tuesday's 4-1 loss to the Twins was the latest example.
Will Mike Matheny keep going with Matt Carpenter and Dexter Fowler despite their offensive struggles? Beat reporter Joe Trezza answers this and more in the latest Inbox.
In support of breast cancer awareness, catcher Carson Kelly wore pink from head to toe for the Cardinals' Mother's Day matchup against the Padres in San Diego. He's also using a pink bat, like many other Cardinals such as Kolten Wong, Paul DeJong, Dexter Fowler and Greg Garcia.