Class A Advanced High Desert has been rolling of late, winning eight of their last 10 games to move into first place atop the California League South division. Lefty Yohander Mendez and second baseman Travis Demeritte have been key to High Desert's early success.
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Christina Sego -- a single mom, teacher and cancer survivor -- has been named the Cardinals' Honorary Bat Girl as part of a Major League Baseball initiative to recognize fans who have been affects by breast cancer and who demonstrate a commitment to supporting the fight against the disease.
For the second straight game, the Nationals parlayed a four-run inning into a road victory over the Cardinals, this time claiming a 6-1 victory on Saturday at Busch Stadium behind another strong performance from starter Joe Ross and an early three-run home run by Jayson Werth. For the Cardinals, the loss wrapped up a month in which they went 1-7 against teams with winning records.
It was never realistic to hold the Cardinals' rotation to last season's standard, when it became the third unit since 1988 to post a sub-3.00 ERA. But St. Louis also expected this 2016 group to be better than this year's first impression indicates.
An overturned call and a two-run homer by Danny Espinosa sparked the Nationals in a four-run fourth inning that proved to be just enough for them to hold on for a 5-4 victory on Friday night against the Cardinals.
That 2016 class, which was announced on Friday, includes former Cy Young Award winner Chris Carpenter, former MVP Joe Torre, four-time All-Star Terry Moore and Sam Breadon, who oversaw the organization win nine National League pennants during his run as president and majority owner.
Jhonny Peralta could begin a Minor League rehab assignment by the third week of May, and Tommy Pham could be off the disabled list by then, Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said while offering a list of injury updates prior to Friday night's game against the Nationals.
There was a moment earlier this week when, as Aledmys Diaz stepped into the batter's box, Adam Wainwright turned to his teammates and asked them to set the odds that Diaz would get a hit. Fifty percent, one responded.
With Jameson Taillon's impressive start to the 2016 season, you would never suspect that he hadn't pitched competitively since '13. The Pirates' No. 4 prospect (No. 51 overall) improved to 2-0 on Thursday, firing seven innings of one-run ball for Triple-A Indianapolis in a win against Norfolk.
The Cardinals were already perturbed by the late start time scheduled for their getaway day in Arizona, with manager Mike Matheny going as far as calling it "ridiculous." His club's travel plans were unexpectedly aided by the fact that it played its quickest game of the season, though even that did little to placate any frustration.
Adam Wainwright knows that most everyone will want to talk about his bases-loaded triple, the first by a Cardinals pitcher in such a spot since 2005 and the hit that keyed the Cardinals' 11-4 win over the D-backs on Wednesday.
The Cardinals took a calculated gamble this past offseason that Brandon Moss would be better than his first impression when they signed the first baseman/outfielder to an $8.25 million contract. That made Moss the seventh-highest-paid player on the club, a distinction he's thus far backed with production.
Bobby Bradley is on a roll right now, and his hot hitting continued on Wednesday.The No. 90 overall prospect helped Class A Advanced Lynchburg to a 12-6 win over Winston-Salem by going 3-for-5 with a home run, a pair of doubles and three RBIs.
For three years, manager Mike Matheny has fielded questions about his club's power drought, and for three years, he's insisted a breakout is on the horizon. Those words suddenly have some muscle behind him.
As the Chase Field visiting clubhouse slowly emptied following Monday's 12-7 loss to the D-backs, Cardinals reliever Seth Maness remained in front of a computer and next to Adam Wainwright, whom he had specifically sought out for advice after another tumultuous appearance.
A weekend series in which he became the first Cardinals rookie since Wally Moon (1954) to post a five-hit game and the first since Bake McBride (1974) to tally eight hits over a two-game stretch earned shortstop Aledmys Diaz a stay in the Cardinals' lineup. It did not, however, earn him any a higher spot in the order.
The D-backs sent 14 men to the plate and scored nine runs in the sixth inning to erase an early deficit and beat the Cardinals, 12-7, on Monday night in the first game of a four-game set at Chase Field.
Highlighting the players listed on the 2016 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot are a pair of Cardinals veterans seeking to become eight-time All-Stars. Catcher Yadier Molina has been named to the National League roster each of the last seven seasons, while left fielder Matt Holliday has earned seven All-Star invites over the last decade.
A man who was stationed in the center-field batter's eye with binoculars during the ninth inning in Sunday's 8-5 loss to the Cardinals was a member of the Padres' security team, according to a club official.
Jeremy Hazelbaker and Jedd Gyorko hit three-run homers and Aledmys Diaz had five hits to power the Cardinals past the Padres, 11-2, in the second of a three-game series at Petco Park on Saturday night.