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TALKIN’ BASEBALL on May 22, 2017!

CELEBRATE 125 YEARS OF CARDINALS BASEBALL!

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Where God’s spirit is, there is your home. There is heaven for you ~

Dear Lord, I pray to realize that my pride can shut out Your love. You know that I love you. I pray that I may follow Your guidance today as best as I can.

WHAT HAPPENED SUNDAY VS SF?Image result for charlie brown, happy, gif W 8-3 CLICK OUT SUNDAY CARDINALS.COM WRITE-UP

DID YOU MISS SUNDAY? WATCH MLB.COM GAME RECAP – IT’S ALMOST LIKE YOU CAUGHT IT.

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MONDAY’S AN OFF/TRAVEL-DAY & THAT’S OKAY!

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WHAT’S NEXT? TUESDAY @ 9:10 PM  STL 22-19 @ LAD 26-19 (SERIES #15 of 51) STL RHP LANCE LYNN 4-2 2.78 ERA 40K FACES LAD LHP CLAYTON KERSHAW 7-2 2.15 ERA 62K  CLICK OUT YOUR PREGAME!

SUNDAY – RHP ADAM WAINWRIGHT!

 

5/21/17  CARDINALS FINAL  R  H  E

GIANTS                                  3    7    0

CARDS                                    8   12   0

WP: STL Wainwright (4-3 4.81 ERA)

LP: SF Cain (3-2 4.91 ERA)

STL LOB: 5      STL RISP: 4-FOR-10

STL KD 1 TIME. BB  3   TEAM PITCHING KD 11 SF (WAINWRIGHT-6). TEAM BB 3 (WAINWRIGHT-3)

MORE STATS? CLICK OUT BOX SCORE

HURLERS SUNDAY – STL: RHP  ADAM WAINWRIGHT PITCHED 6 1/3 INNINGS/LHP CECIL 2/3 7TH/RHP SOKOLOVICH 8TH/RHP TUIVAILALA 9TH/SF USED 4 PITCHERS

5/22/17 STL RECORD 22-19 PCT .537 GB  1.5   SO, WHERE ARE WE IN THE STANDINGS? CLICK OUT MLB.COM STANDINGS

ST. LOUIS  — Sunday was all Cards – sweet! STL VS SF BIG 8-3 W put a halt to our four-game losing streak/skid, we salvaged a game of this three-game series and put a 🙂 on our faces! Busch Stadium’s 7th sellout this season 47,000+ Homestand finished at 3-5.

We got the line moving, didn’t we John? (Rooney @ KMOX)  Four-run second inning, scored two in the fifth, tacked one in the sixth and then an insurance run in the eighth. That’s timely hitting! Only one K and another error-less game. This is Cardinals Baseball, guys!

PITCHING: RHP Adam Wainwright was solid on the mound once more. Fastball was good and curveball was, well Waino’s Uncle Charlie curveball. Nice! Wainwright allowed only five hits and one run as he struck-out six. Pitched 6 1/3 innings – 109 pitches. His longevity is totally improving.

In the seventh, LHP Bret Cecil did a fine job finishing out 2/3 of that inning. He has that new do (shaved head). “It worked for Carlos. . .”

OFFENSE: Welcome back Jhonny Peralta! His upper-respiratory illness kept him out 26 games. Sunday he was swinging a hot bat 4-for-4 and had a lot of pop! JP hasn’t been @ third base since April at Yankee Stadium. Glad your better now, dude!

Matt Carpenter slammed his ninth homer of this young season – say that every time get the chance. Nice 🙂 Yadier Molina has an 11-game hitting streak! Randal Grichuk and Aledmys Diaz each hit two doubles!

RBI CITY – Gruchuk 4 (19), Fowler (19), Carpenter 2 (27) and Wainwright (5). Image result for WOO HOO GIF

SAC FLIES: NL second place! SF 18, STL 16. Nice!

CARDS UP NEXT – ON THE ROAD AGAIN! LAD/3 (5/23/17) & COL/3 (5/26/17). RHP Lance Lynn will have the ball for us in the opening game at Dodger Stadium. On Lancer!

Then it’s BACK-TO-BUSCH (5/29/17) Four-Game Series vs LAD/4 – Memorial Day Weekend Series. 

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CLICK OUT REDBIRD HIGHLIGHTS –

WAINWRIGHT HAS A BIG DAY PITCHING & BATTING!

SUNDAY, SECOND INNING – GRICHUK’S BASES-CLEARING DOUBLE SCORE 3-0

SUNDAY, FIFTH INNING – CARPENTER DRILLS A TWO-RUN SHOT SCORE 6-1

SUNDAY, SIXTH INNING – WAINWRIGHT’S RBI-DOUBLE SCORE 6-3

SUNDAY, EIGHTH INNING – GRIVHUK’S GROUND-RULE DOUBLE  SCORE 8-3 

CARDINALS KIDS SHOW 5/17/17 ALWAYS FUN!

CARDINALS INSIDER ON 5/18/17

VOTE FOR OUR CARDINALS ALL-STARS/GAME 7/11/17 IN MIA! 

CARDINALS HOF & MUSEUM – WHERE YOU CAN BE A KID!

 

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MICHAEL WACHA’S GO-TO PITCHES –  Wacha’s change-up has always been his go-to pitch. He added a curveball recently – it’s supposed to be very good. Manager Mike has said that he thinks Wacha’s new curveball is “the best he’s ever seen.” It’s okay Waino, they say it’s  reminiscent of yours. 

Click out more on Wacha’s new pitch

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 Patiently waiting for our Cardinals. They’ll send it to me when it happens!

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TALKIN’ BASEBALL on May 21, 2017!

CELEBRATE 125 YEARS OF CARDINALS BASEBALL!

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All that you fear is really powerless to harm you ~

Dear Lord, I pray to rise above negative feelings today; those in me and around me. I pray that I may remember that I can always go into the sunlight of the Spirit.

WHAT HAPPENED SATURDAY VS SF?  L 3-1/13 CLICK OUT SATURDAY CARDINALS.COM WRITE-UP

DID YOU MISS SATURDAY? WATCH MLB.COM GAME RECAP – IT’S ALMOST LIKE YOU CAUGHT IT.

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WHAT’S NEXT?  SUNDAY  1:15 PM STL 21-19 VS SF 19-25 (SERIES #14 of 51) SF RHP MATT CAIN 3-1 4.04 ERA 32K FACES STL RHP ADAM WAINWRIGHT 3-3 5.31 36K CLICK OUT YOUR PREGAME!

5/20/17  CARDINALS FINAL  R  H  E

GIANTS                                  3   7    0

CARDS                                   1   10   0

WP: SF Strickland (1-1)

LP: STL Siegrist (0-1) 

SV:  Melancon (9)

STL LOB: 8      STL RISP: 1-FOR-7

STL KD 13 TIMES. BB 0 TEAM PITCHING KD 8 SF (MARTINEZ – 5). TEAM BB 1

MORE STATS? CLICK OUT BOX SCORE

HURLERS SATURDAY – STL: RHP MARTINEZ PITCHED 9 INNINGS/RHP ROSENTHAL 10TH/RHP BOWMAN 11TH/LHP SIEGRIST 12, 13TH/RHP BROXTON 13TH/SF USED 5 PITCHERS

5/21/17 STL RECORD 21-19 PCT .525 GB  2.5  SO, WHERE ARE WE IN THE STANDINGS? CLICK OUT MLB.COM STANDINGS

ST. LOUIS  — Whew! What a fast-moving game (okay…nine innings were). Saturday was a thirteen-inning, rain-delayed game!

A looong 1-3 L  🙁 🙂 Let’s look on the bright side:

1) We’re still playing over .500 ball 2) Stephen
Piscotty is off the DL! 3) Jhonny Peralta is off the DL! 4) We played an error-less game – Woo hoo, guys! 5) Today is another day/game! 

Saturday was an old-fashioned pitcher’s dual. 0-0 tie after nine innings. Extras & no score till the thirteenth inning. SF busted out in their half of that inning with a 2-run bases-loaded double, then tacked on another.  

We scored one in our frame, but 0-3 was a big hill to climb – especially when our our timely hitting took the day off. We just couldn’t get the line moving. Thirteen KS. Left eight birds on the bags in this one — at least three in scoring position.

Starter RHP Carlos Martinez was outstanding. Both starters were. Since LHP Jaime Garcia in 2010 a STL starter had not gone the far in a scoreless game. Ninth inning Martinez was only at 91 pitches – still throwing 99 mph. Only allowed three hits in nine innings. Muy bueno, amigo!

RAIN DELAY – It rained – boy did it rain! The skies opened up in the eleventh inning and sheets of rain came down. Rain delay – 42 minutes. 

It’s a downright shame we lost. A shame we lost for many reasons:

1) Carlos Martinez was outstanding. SF tried to disrupt his rhythm but couldn’t. Solid. Nine scoreless innings. Yes, nine!

2) Ninth inning – Matt Carpenter hit one of his signature doubles. Tried to stretch it out to a triple but he was out at third. He’s a gamer – guess Carp2 wanted to win too much. He knows we can’t make an out at third base. Bad!

3) Purina 13th Annual Pooches in the Park. As P.D. Eastman said in 1964’s “Go, Dog, Go!” “It was a dog party – a BIG dog party!” Prior to the game over 1,000 dogs paraded around the warning track.It was their day too! Dogs were everywhere — prancing, looking adorable all dressed up, catching their frisbee, doing dog-like things. They had FUN!

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4)   🙁 Matt Adams was traded to ATL – Prior to the game, it was announced that Big City had been traded to ATL. We’ll miss him but he could get a real opportunity to play first base. We’ll still miss him. Click out the story.

5) After that long, looong struggle, we lost.

Turn the page, guys!

CARDS UP NEXT – Sunday we conclude our home stand vs SF @ 1:15 pm. RHP Adam Wainwright will be on the mound for our Redbirds (yes, he’ll be well-rested!)

After a Monday Off/Travel-day (5/22/17) then it’s ON THE ROAD AGAIN! LAD/3 & COL/3 STILL LOOKIN’ 4 MORE? CLICK OUT STL SEASON SCHEDULE.

CLICK OUT REDBIRD HIGHLIGHTS –

RHP CARLOS MARTINEZ’ OUTSTANDING EFFORT 

SATURDAY, FIFTH INNING – PISCOTTY’S BACK! GREAT CATCH, DUDE!

SATURDAY, ELEVENTH INNING – RHP MATT BOWMAN MAKES A A GREAT DIVING CATCH

CARDINALS INSIDER – CLICK OUT 5/12/17 EPISODE

VOTE FOR OUR CARDINALS ALL-STARS/GAME 7/11/17 IN MIA! 

CARDINALS HOF & MUSEUM – WHERE YOU CAN BE A KID!

NOW WE’RE TALKIN’ BASEBALL TRIVIA –

ORLANDO CEPEDA 
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Cepeda’s family was persuaded to buy him a plane ticket in 1955 so he could participate in a New York Giants tryout.
Cepeda passed that tryout and played for the Giants 1958-’66. Whew!
Cepeda was traded to STL in ’66. He played first baseman on the 1967 and 1968 Worlds Series teams. ’67 Worlds Series MVP. 
Nicknames: Cha-Cha, Baby Bull. He hit 379 home runs in his career. Orlando Cepeda Bobblehead is in June.
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5:16 PM (18 hours ago)
to Louis

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARDINALS TRADE MATT ADAMS TO ATLANTA;

STEPHEN PISCOTTY ACTIVATED FROM 10-DAY DISABLED LIST

 

  1. LOUIS, MO., May 20, 2017 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced prior to tonight’s game with the San Francisco Giants that they have traded first baseman Matt Adams and cash considerations to the Atlanta Braves in exchange for minor league infielder Juan Yepez.   In addition, the Cardinals activated outfielder Stephen Piscotty (right hamstring strain) from the 10-day disabled list.

Yepez, 19, signed with the Braves organization as a non-drafted free agent in July 2014, out of Caracas, Venezuela. The right-handed hitting infielder compiled a .281 (125-for-445) batting average with 34 doubles, six home runs and 54 RBI in 120 games with three minor league affiliates since the start of the 2015 season. The 6-1, 200-pound Yepez opened the 2017 season at Single-A Rome, where he was batting .275 (39-for-142) with 13 doubles, one home run and 15 RBI in 35 games.

Piscotty appeared in three games for Memphis (AAA) during an injury rehabilitation assignment.  He was batting .241 with 2 home runs and 11 RBI in 25 games with the Cardinals before injuring himself on May 4.

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