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Josey Curtis

Series Preview 8/19-21: Brewers vs. Cardinals

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After a 4-2 trip through Kansas City and Cincinnati, the Cardinals are back in the Gateway City for a seven-game homestand. St. Louis enters play Monday with a 65-57 record, tied with Chicago for first place in the National League Central division, with Milwaukee lurking just two games behind. That makes this week’s series at Busch Stadium compelling, as the Brewers are in town for three games.

In the first game of the series on Monday, Dakota Hudson and Zach...

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Tommy Edman is a lineup regular, per Shildt - A Hunt and Peck

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Hmm...

Tommy Edman’s playing time has been the topic of conversation seemingly since he first stepped foot on a Major League field. During his time on the big league roster he has offered around an average mix of offense and defense and above average baserunning. In 185 plate appearances he has accumulated .7 fWAR. His .271/.303/.429 slash line equates to an 89 wRC+. Edman never walked much and that trend has continued during his stint with the Cardinals. He...

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Tanner Puckett

Weekly Farm Recap 8/12-18: Carlson shines in first Triple-A series

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The breakout minor leaguer went 7-for-17 with four extra-base hits in his first four games with Memphis.

Welcome back to the weekly farm recap.

You can read all of this week’s daily farm reports from Andrew St. John and Austin Ward at the previous links.

Though he won’t be included below, it’s worth noting that Harrison Bader has a .322/.429/.678 slash line since heading to Memphis, with six home runs in 15 games. Whatever...

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Watch: Shildt says Cardinals 'fought the whole way' against Reds

Mike Shildt says Edman has become a "regular" in the Cardinals' lineup: "Tommy Edman has more than earned his opportunity to get out there and play every day."

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Cards Survive 9th Inning Scare to Beat Reds 5-4

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Carlos Martinez allowed 2 runs on 3 hits in the 9th, but escaped with his 14th save

Reds’ first baseman Joey Votto was placed on the injured list today with a back strain, ensuring that the Cardinals would not see him at all in this 4-game series. Hoping to secure a series split against a Reds team down a man due to Amir Garrett’s suspension and without their star and team leader, the Cardinals got the job done despite some misfires in the bullpen. The...

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Watch: Shildt: 'We weren't able to push anything across'

Mike Shildt says it was a game of missed opportunities for the St. Louis Cardinals: "Had some good at-bats, had some opportunities... We weren't able to push anything across consistently."

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John LaRue

Cardinals Offense Resumes Hibernation in 6-1 Loss

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Stranded runners and Aquino’s three-run blast lead to defeat for Cardinals

The Cardinals lapsed back into a tie for first place in the National League Central after dropping a 6-1 contest to the Cincinnati Reds Saturday evening at Great American Ballpark. Miles Mikolas fell to 7-13 with the loss for the Cardinals while Anthony DeSclafani (8-7) earned the victory.

Mikolas and the Cardinals took the field sporting their Saturday blues, while DeSclafani...

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Ben Clemens

On Baseball Writing

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Want to be a writer? Here’s some hopefully not terrible advice

Let’s get this out of the way upfront — this article isn’t going to be about the Cardinals, at least not really. I’m more of a peripheral writer here than anything else at this point, coasting on the efforts of people like Aaron, Tyler, Heather, Josey, and John, but even for me, this article is not going to be very Cardinals-heavy. I do hope it will be interesting, though, and hey, I...

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Cards Soar into First Place with a Season High 18 Hits and a 13-4 Win over Reds

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Cubs lost in walkoff fashion for the 2nd night in a row

With the Cardinals losing 2-1 last night with only two hits and failing to take advantage of the Cubs’ loss to the Phillies on a walkoff grand slam, we were hopeful that the club could rebound tonight against Reds’ starter Luis Castillo. Most Cardinals had not hit Castillo well, who came into the game only allowing a .163 AVG against right-handed batters, but a .217 AVG against left-handers. ...

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The Bryce Harper walk-off grand slam is FANTASTIC - A Hunt and Peck

Why have I watched this forty times?

The Cardinals lost on Thursday which was disappointing, however they were saved from losing more ground in the division by Bryce Harper. In the bottom of the ninth the Phillies were down there with the bases were loaded for Harper. Then this happened:

BRYCE HARPER, YOU ARE THE MAN!

(MLB x @PapaJohns) pic.twitter.com/UGGQRJ49xw

— MLB (@MLB) August 16, 2019

The ball was CRUSHED; it was the definition of a no-doubter.

Once Bryce Harper made contact, the...

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Andrew St. John

Daily Farm Report: Carlson doubles in Triple-A debut

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Recapping Thursday’s minor league action

Memphis Redbirds 5, Iowa Cubs 0

Daniel Ponce de Leon (SP) - 7 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 9 K

Dylan Carlson (LF) - 1-4, 2B, K

Rangel Ravelo (1B) - 2-4, HR, 2 RBI

Harrison Bader (CF) - 1-2, 2 RBI, 2 BB, K

Yesterday was rather light on action, with Palm Beach’s tilt against Tampa cancelled and two complex teams not in play, but Memphis makes up for it with multiple notable tidbits.

First there’s Dylan...

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Cards Strike Out 15 Times with Only 2 Hits in 2-1 Loss to Reds

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Wacha was not outstanding, but pitched well enough to keep us in it

Tonight was the night that Mike Shildt decided to use a 5th starter in the rotation again. Michael Wacha last started on August 5th, allowing 7 H and 6 ER in 3.2 IP. In the meantime, Wacha did not pitch out of the bullpen at all, and Daniel Ponce de Leon made a start for Memphis on August 9th in which he threw 7 innings, allowed only 2 hits, 0 runs, no walks and 11 strikeouts. We hope Shildt...

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John LaRue

1988 Revisited: Tudor for Guerrero

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On this date 31 years ago, the Dodgers and Cardinals completed the type of deal that’s unheard of today.

Today marks the 31st anniversary of a unique trade in Cardinals history. On August 16th, 1988, the Cardinals dealt southpaw John Tudor to the Los Angeles Dodgers for Pedro Guerrero. Tudor fortified the Dodgers for their pennant chase while Guerrero offered the Cardinals some much-needed thump in the middle of the lineup. It’s a fascinating...

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Watch: Paul DeJong after 2-1 loss to Reds: 'We're just focusing on the next game'

Paul DeJong after the Cardinals' loss to the Reds: "There's no reason to get down. We're prepared to win again tomorrow."

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Watch: Wacha has 'no clue' if start against Reds earned him another start

Michael Wacha on going up against Sonny Gray as he was throwing a no-hitter through 4 2/3 innings: "Sometimes you've just got to keep matching zeroes with him."

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Josey Curtis

Series Preview 8/15-18: Cardinals at Reds

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They won five and then lost five. Now with five wins in a row, the Cardinals are 63-55 and tied for first place in the National League Central division. They will look to continue their recent winning ways in Cincinnati this weekend, when they will play a four-game series with the Reds. Entering Thursday, the Reds have dropped four in a row and are 56-63.

In Thursday’s series opener, Sonny Gray and Michael Wacha will take the mound. Gray blanked the Cubs...

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St. Louis Cardinals at Cincinnati Reds - A game thread for August 15, 2019

The St. Louis Cardinals take on the Cincinnati Reds this evening at 6:15pm.

Today's Lineups 9 Dexter Fowler 8 Nick Senzel 5 Matt Carpenter 3 Joey Votto 3 Paul Goldschmidt 5 Eugenio Suarez 7 Marcell Ozuna 9 Aristides Aquino 6 Paul DeJong 7 Phillip Ervin 2 Yadier Molina 4Freddy Galvis 4 Kolten Wong 6 Jose Iglesias 8 Randy Arozarena 2 Tucker Barnhart 1 Michael Wacha 1 Sonny Gray

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