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Cardinals News and Notes: Trade Season, a Memory, Farm, Hurt, and a Series with the Brewers

A rewind of the weekend posts

Happy Monday, everyone. Here is a list of stories you’ll want to catch up on from the weekend at Viva El Birdos:

The Cardinals played the Brewers over the weekend, splitting the four-game series. We have recaps of the games on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Thursday’s farm games were recapped, and the previous week of farm play was analyzed. A handy guide for the upcoming trade season was posted, detailing some moves that may make sense for St. Louis. The...

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Cards bats come alive in 8-2 win as they split 4-game series with Brewers

Luke Weaver also pitched pretty good after a rough start.

If only the Cardinals could schedule their losses more evenly. After the first two games, it looked like the Cards were going to do irreparable damage to their playoff chances with just this series. And now, the Cards find themselves basically in the same spot they were when this series began, except a little closer to the Cubs because the Reds decided to go out and sweep them in a four-game series. Lots of ups and downs in a long...

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Tanner Puckett

Weekly Farm Recap 6/17-23: Short-Season Affiliates Start

All of the Cardinals’ minor league affiliates are playing ball.

Happy Sunday to everyone. It’s time for the weekly farm recap — one that now includes all short-season affiliates as well. Two Cardinals affiliates have already clinched playoff berths from strong first-half performances and others seem headed that way. As always, you can find all of the daily recaps here. Make sure to check out Greg Ratliff’s recent piece on the Memphis Redbirds and the start of Jason Rollison’s...

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Pham misses finale with flu-like symptoms

Cardinals outfielder Tommy Pham was scratched from Sunday's finale against the Brewers with flu-like symptoms.

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Weaver eyes series split vs. NL-leading Crew

Thanks to Saturday's one-run win, the Cardinals can salvage a split of this four-game series by taking Sunday's finale. Luke Weaver (3-6, 4.69) gets the ball for St. Louis, eyeing his first win since May 11. The right-hander has allowed four runs in each of his last three starts. Jhoulys Chacin (6-2, 3.18) counters for Milwaukee, with first pitch set for 1:10 pm CT from Miller Park.

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Molina & Mikolas Put the Team on Their Backs 6.23.18

The Cardinal battery delivers 6.2 impressive innings, and a pair of home runs to boot.

Events 1st Inning

The Cardinal offense picked up about where it left off. Carpenter popped out in foul territory, and Pham struck out on a similar pitch to the one he struck out on last night. This one, however, was actually a strike. Jose Martinez then drew a 4-pitch walk (though ball 4 was clearly a strike), and Marcell Ozuna got ahead 3-0, but ended up swinging at a couple of balls and flew out to CF....

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Molina's 2 HRs, Mikolas' strong start snap skid

Yadier Molina homered twice and drove in all three Cardinals runs to beat the Brewers. Molina now has six career multi-homer games -- two this week. Miles Mikolas allowed a pair of runs in the first and that was it over 6 2/3 innings. Jesus Aguilar collected his 50th RBI of the season and Brad Miller drove in a run on the first pitch he saw as a Brewer.

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Molina hits HRs 10, 11 vs. NL-leading Crew

Yadier Molina missed a month on the disabled list earlier this season, but you wouldn't know it from his place atop the National League's power leaderboards.

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One Tiny, Perfect Memory from 2016

A trip down memory lane, and what it says about fandom

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what I remember most about baseball seasons in retrospect. Is it because the Cardinals are in a funk? Mayyyyyyyybe. Mostly, though, I think it’s because you have to take something away from a season, and most of the time it’s not going to be a championship. If I looked back on every season as a referendum on whether the Cardinals won the last game of the World Series, I think I would have...

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Flaherty flirts with no-no in 13-K outing

Cardinals rookie Jack Flaherty matched a career-high with 13 strikeouts over seven brilliant innings Friday night against the Brewers at Miller Park, when he carried a no-hitter into the seventh.

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Brewers win on a Dang Walkoff Dinger

Sogard and Munoz get to know each other a little

Welcome back to another St. Louis Cardinals game brought to you by a middle aged man in a North Florida apartment. In addition to Samantha, who is cooking yet another meal (Chicken Marsala this time), we are joined by announcers Brian Anderson and Bill Schroeder. They kind of blur together after a while.

I’m kidding. They blur together almost immediately.

Tonight’s starting pitchers are Junior Guerra and Jack Flaherty, neither of...

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DeJong resumes on-field BP, facing Matheny

More than a month of waiting turned into tangible results for Paul DeJong on Friday, when the recovering Cardinals shortstop took on-field batting practice for the first time since fracturing his left hand on May 17. It was the latest positive step for DeJong, who has a few hurdles left to clear before a rehab assignment.

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Pham ejected in 1st after arguing from dugout

The Cardinals lost their center fielder and No. 2 hitter in the first inning of Friday's game against the Brewers, after home-plate umpire Tim Timmons ejected Tommy Pham for arguing strikes from the dugout. He was replaced by Harrison Bader.

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Why aren't the Cardinals hitting more doubles?

It's a statistical oddity that continues to confound the Cardinals, even as their season nears its halfway point: How can a club on pace to eclipse 200 home runs for just the fifth time in franchise history be having so much trouble tallying extra-base hits on balls that don't clear the wall?

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Everything hurts - A Hunt and Peck

My words are not enough...

If there be pain,

all u need 2 do

is call on me 2 be with u

And before u hang up the phone

u will no longer be alone

Together we can never fall

because our love will conquer all

If there be pain,

reach out 4 a helping hand

and I shall hold u wherever I am

Every breath I breathe will be into u

4 without u here my joy is through

my life was lived through falling rain

so call on me if there be pain

Faithfully yours,

Tupac Amaru Shakur

2Pac – If There Be Pain......

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Cardinals' Carlos Martinez claims there was a ghost in his hotel room

St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez clearly was spooked in a video posted to Instagram Wednesday night in which he claims there was a ghost in his Milwaukee hotel room. Martinez, who took the loss Thursday, giving up seven runs (five earned) on eight hits over four innings in a 11-3 loss to the Brewers, conceivably could blame his struggles on the mound to the supposed supernatural presence in his room at the Pfister Hotel. The video shows Martinez surrounded by a few Cardinals...

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Daily Farm Report: Memphis loses in extras, GCL remains undefeated

Taking a look at Wednesday’s action

It definitely could’ve been a better day for the Cardinals farm system Thursday. Both DSL teams won and the GCL team remained undefeated early on, but that was it. Memphis fell in extra innings and Johnson City nearly pulled off a massive comeback.

New Orleans Baby Cakes 2 at Memphis Redbirds 1 (10)

Daniel Poncedeleon (SP): 3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 3 K’s

Adolis Garcia (RF): 1-4, RBI

Memphis struggled to get anything going and only managed one extra...

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Cardinals OF Marcell Ozuna did *not* play this flyball well

The Milwaukee Brewers walloped the St. Louis Cardinals 11-3 on Thursday night, and it didn’t take long for things to get embarrassing for the Cardinals. In the bottom of the first, Milwaukee slugger Jesus Aguilar cranked a flyball to deep left-center field. St. Louis left fielder Marcell Ozuna thought the ball was going to land over the wall, so he climbed the wall in an effort to rob a home run. Small problem: The ball didn’t go that far, and landed below Ozuna. He awkwardly tried to...

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Death March in Milwaukee

You ain’t known losing until Greg Garcia pitches

I’m coming to you live from my two bedroom apartment. We’re recapping a game. Like, as it happens. There is no future, nor no past, nor any when as enjoyable as the present so let’s remember Now.

Like, while it happens.

Tonight I am joined by Milwaukee broadcasters Brian Anderson and Bill Schroeder. It’s easy to tell them apart but I will still mess that up. Our pitchers are Brent Suter and Carlos Martinez, two athletes whose...

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John LaRue

A Cardinals Trade Season Primer

Cardinals frequent trade partners, roster needs, potential acquisitions, and some harsh realities about the coming month

The non-waiver trade deadline is just over a month away, which means trade season is about to ramp up. The Royals have kicked off the very beginning of trade season this month with trades of Kelvin Herrera and Jon Jay. Just a few weeks ago, MLB Trade Rumors released their Top 50 Trade Candidates. The Cardinals aren’t active just yet, and recent comments from John...

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