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FIRST —LET’S PAUSE & PRAY ON MONDAY–

I pray that I look around me today and be thankful. I pray that I remember each day to do something for another human being. It might make them smile. :) Me too!

THEN — LET’S PLAY ON….OK JUST PLAY EVERY DAY!

PLAY BEDAZZLED WITH ME! IT’S FREE & FUN! FUN! FUN!

         

                            

           CENTRAL DIVISION STANDINGS TODAY

CENTRAL W L PCT GB HOME ROAD RS RA DIFF STRK L10
St. Louis Cardinals 28 16 .636 - 15-5 13-11 189 134 +55 W1 4-6
Chicago Cubs 24 19 .558 3.5 13-8 11-11 185 181 +4 L1 6-4
Pittsburgh Pirates 21 22 .488 6.5 12-9 9-13 175 149 +26 W3 4-6
Cincinnati Reds 18 25 .419 9.5 9-9 9-16 160 195 -35 L8 2-8
Milwaukee Brewers 16 29 .356 12.5 8-15 8-14 170 221 -51 L2 4-6

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  GAME ON @ BUSCH! MONDAY VS DBACKS 315 — RHP CARLOS MARTINEZ FACES RHP CHASE ANDERSON

7-GAME ROAD TRIP TALLY: 3-4

:) WHAT HAPPENED SUNDAY @ ROYALS? 6-0 MLB.COM RECAP IS SWEET! DUH!

  • CARDINALS FINAL
    Final R H E
    Cardinals 6 10 1
    Royals 1 6 0

SUNDAY — RHP MICHAEL WACHA! WACHA!

SUNDAY — MATT CARPENTER!

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MICHAEL WACHA! —  Michael Wacha! Wacha! and his dominant start going seven

LT. MITCH HARRISMLB Tonight looks at the RHP.

FIRST INNINGThe Big guy doubles home Carp2 — his 6th double of season. Matt Adams went 2-for-4 Sunday.

SIXTH INNINGMatt Carpenter crushes a two-run homer — his 8th of season. Carp3 leads NL in multi-hit games.

KANSAS CITY –I-70 Series Time!

Homers hurt us in Games 1 and 2 of this series. Friday RHP Lance Lynn was not himself and it was a 5-0 L to the Royals. Here’s lookin’ for more Lancer against the DBacks. Saturday we lost again —  our first three consecutive losses this season. RHP Bob Lackey was solid, but our offense was not. It was a 3-2 loss.

Sunday we put our heads down with determination to salvage a game of this three-game set. Since 2001 we had not been swept in Kansas City. Not swept yet in 2015 — no jinx!

RHP Michael Waca! Wacha! had other plans. To be the first NL hurler to go 7-0. Since MattyMo (RHP Matt Morris) in 2005 has a Cardinal Pitcher started a year off so fine. He’s been outstanding on the mound for our Cardinals.

“I smell the coffee brewing!”– KMOX’s John Rooney meaning we scored six runs!

RHP Michael Wacha! Wacha! pitched another, yes another, gem and his ERA goes to 1.87.

Kauffman Stadium was all ready for a sweep. Water Spectacular out in center field and their fans cheered on for another W.  Games one & two were sell-outs. Sunday was 38,332. That included a huge crowd of screaming Cardinal fans in red were there to “root, root, root for the road team!”

“Every time [Wacha] goes out there, you feel like you’re going to win the game,” Carpenter said. “That’s a good place to be. That’s a place [Adam] Wainwright was in when he was here and healthy.”

For you baseball history nerds out there:  It was the first time that these two teams have met in interleague play (over 18 years) and both were in first place in their respective divisions.  Some very tough baseball was set up to happen.

 

UP NEXT –  Woo hoo! Back-to-Busch for 9: Monday vs DBacks 315, Tuesday vs DBacks 715, Wednesday vs DBacks 715, Thursday Off-day, Friday vs Dodgers 715, Saturday vs Dodgers 615, Sunday vs. Dodgers 115, Monday vs Brewers 715, Tuesday vs Brewers 715, Wednesday vs Brewers.

Catch games on FOX Midwest or on”The Voice of the Cardinals” — KMOX 1120 AM Radio.

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NEWS RELEASE

FROM: ST. LOUIS CARDINALS

TO:  OMG YOU!!

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ST. LOUIS, May 22, 2015– Back from interleague play, the Cardinals come home to Busch for a jam-packed homestand. Memorial Day kicks off a three-game series versus the Arizona Diamondbacks, followed by a much-anticipated weekend matchup with the Los Angeles Dodgers, and a three-game set with the Milwaukee Brewers. The homestand is highlighted by six giveaways, including a Replica 1985 NL Championship Ring, Ozzie Smith Bobblehead, Whitey Herzog Garden Gnome and more.

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FIRST —LET’S PAUSE & PRAY ON FRIDAY–

I pray that I cherish each and every moment I experience today – each one is special and will not visit me again. Remember that faith in God answers all questions, solves all problems.

THEN — LET’S PLAY ON….OK JUST PLAY EVERY DAY!

PLAY BEDAZZLED WITH ME!

IT’S FREE & FUN! FUN! FUN!

                          

           CENTRAL DIVISION STANDINGS TODAY

CENTRAL W L PCT GB HOME ROAD RS RA DIFF STRK L10
St. Louis Cardinals 27 14 .659 - 15-5 12-9 181 125 +56 L1 5-5
Chicago Cubs 23 17 .575 3.5 13-8 10-9 169 166 +3 W2 8-2
Cincinnati Reds 18 22 .450 8.5 9-9 9-13 154 181 -27 L5 3-7
Pittsburgh Pirates 18 22 .450 8.5 9-9 9-13 154 145 +9 L2 4-6
Milwaukee Brewers 15 27 .357 12.5 8-15 7-12 156 216 -60 L2 4-6

 BIRD POOP TODAY!

  GAME ON! FRIDAY @ ROYALS 710 — RHP LANCE LYNN FACES LHP CHRIS YOUNG ROAD TRIP TALLY: 2-2

REDBIRD REPORT – CARDS COME HOME!

:( WHAT HAPPENED THURSDAY @ NY METS? L 5-0

  • CARDINALS FINAL
    Final R H E
    Cardinals 0 2 0
    Mets 5 9 0

THURSDAY –LHP JAIME GARCIA!

THURSDAY — RANDAL GRICHUCK!

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FIRST INNINGCarp2 (Matt Carpenter) starts a double play to end the inning.

SECOND INNINGRandal Grichuk that you MLB.COM MUST C. Remarkable!

FOURTH INNING – Jaime Garcia induces a double play to end the inning. Whew!

FIFTH INNINGGarcia picks off Lagares to end the inning. Nice!

NEW YORK — A simple, well-known Baseball 101 fact. Good pitching always, always, always, always beats good hitting. Even good pitching that has a hint of some Pond Scum. ;)

Monday was the RHP Matt Harvey show and a 4-hour 14-inning 2-1 Redbird loss. Friday afternoon’s contest was all RHP Chris deGrom. The 2014 NL-ROY retired 23 consecutive Cardinals, fanning 11.There was only one hit off DeGrom.A Matt Carpenter single in the first inning and our Cards were shutout 5-0.

Lost in this PS Mets’ pitching “show” was a solid 2015 season debut by LHP Jaime Garcia. Woo hoo! Garcia pitched seven innings, allowing two runs on five hits. He struck out three and walked five on the afternoon. Garcia also induced three double plays. His next start will likely be Tuesday against the Diamondbacks.

We can’t win ‘em all can we, guys! :) That was a tough day of baseball — PS Style!! We split this Mets series 2/2.

Now we’re off to Kansas City for some yumy BBQ and some tough baseball.  Good luck, guys!

UP NEXT –  Continue on the road. Weekend Series @ Kansas City Royals Friday 710, Saturday 615 & Sunday 115. Then Back-to-Busch for 9 (starts Memorial Day). Woo hoo!

Catch games on FOX Midwest or “The Voice of the Cardinals” — KMOX 1120 AM Radio.

Let’s Go Cards!

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NEWS RELEASE

FROM: ST. LOUIS CARDINALS

TO:  OMG YOU!!

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ST. LOUIS, May 22, 2015– Back from interleague play, the Cardinals come home to Busch for a jam-packed homestand. Memorial Day kicks off a three-game series versus the Arizona Diamondbacks, followed by a much-anticipated weekend matchup with the Los Angeles Dodgers, and a three-game set with the Milwaukee Brewers. The homestand is highlighted by six giveaways, including a Replica 1985 NL Championship Ring, Ozzie Smith Bobblehead, Whitey Herzog Garden Gnome and more.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS & CLICK ON THE ORIGINAL PRESS RELEASE I JUST RECEIVED FROM CARDINALS COMMUNICATIONS.

 

 

BTW, PLEASE TELL ME WHAT YOU THINK.  

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FIRST —LET’S PAUSE & PRAY ON THURSDAY–

I pray that I may always feel protected and safe. Faith gives us a feeling of protection and safety that you can get in no other way.

THEN — LET’S PLAY ON….JUST PLAY EVERY DAY!

PLAY BEDAZZLED WITH ME!

IT’S FREE & FUN! FUN! FUN!

                         

           CENTRAL DIVISION STANDINGS TODAY

CENTRAL W L PCT GB HOME ROAD RS RA DIFF STRK L10
St. Louis Cardinals 27 13 .675 - 15-5 12-8 181 120 +61 W2 5-5
Chicago Cubs 22 17 .564 4.5 13-8 9-9 166 166 0 W1 7-3
Cincinnati Reds 18 22 .450 9 9-9 9-13 154 181 -27 L5 3-7
Pittsburgh Pirates 18 22 .450 9 9-9 9-13 154 145 +9 L2 4-6
Milwaukee Brewers 15 26 .366 12.5 8-15 7-11 155 206 -51 L1 5-5

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CARDS’ REGULAR SEASON RECORD: 27-13 .675

PRESENTLY ON THE ROAD — 7 GAMES: 2-1

SERIES TALLY W/L/T: 9/2/1 SWEEPS:  2   SWEPT:   0

  GAME ON! THURSDAY @ NY METS 1210 — LHP JAIME GARCIA FACES RHP JACOB DEGROM

:) WHAT HAPPENED WEDNESDAY @ NY METS?  W 9-0

MLB.COM RECAPS WEDNESDAY’S W!

WEDNESDAY — RHP CARLOS MARTINEZ!

WEDNESDAY — RANDAL GRICHUK & JAYSON HEYWARD!

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CARLOS MARTINEZOur righty strikes out five over 6 1/3; while only allowing four hits & two BOBs.

RANDAL GRICHUCKHe sure doesn’t look like he was recently called up. Whole package Wednesday. Defense rocked!

THIRD INNINGRHP Carlos Martinez wiggles out of a jam & leaves bases loaded. Showed maturity.

THIRD INNINGGrichuck makes a sliding catch in center. Now who does that remind you of — Jimmy Baseball perhaps!

FOURTH INNINGSix-run inning…..Huge stuff. Duh! 

FOURTH INNING -Jason Heyward & Matt Adam homer to make it 9-0

FOURTH INNINGPS double play….that’ll work.  Martinez induces a DP to end the inning.

NINTH INNINGGrichuck triples to center. Still going — like that Everready bunny!

NEW YORK —   Cardinals hit the quarter pole with MLB best 27-13 mark. MLB Best Record……again, still.  Saying that will never get old.

“Contribution from top to bottom,” Manager Mike said.

Our Cards kept the line moving with production up and down the lineup in games two & three at Citifield. Excitement at the top of the line-up and that carried down. It started right off as we put the lead-off batter on in five plus innings. We’ve capitalized when given the opportunity. It’s good to see that happening. It makes all the difference!

Offense — Matt Carpenter, Jason Heyward & Matt Adams all came up big for us Wednesday. The three of them had a break Tuesday — they all needed one both physically & mentally.

Randal Grichuk is something to watch work! He has really put a charge into our Cardinals. Grichuck looks familiar everywhere — right field, center.  He’s been “absolutely fantastic” since he came off the DL. Grichuck was awarded the Star of the Game. Duh!

Pitching — RHP Carlos Martinez finally settled in and was very efficient to get his first W of May. Pitched six plus innings. Muy bueno! That’s what we’ve been looking for Carlos  -we knew you had it in you. By doing that, he also gave our bullpen a rest. ‘Pen really needs to be available Thursday for Garcia. This was big.

“Carlos had it all working for him tonight,” said Manager Mike in his post-game comments. The Skipper was pleased. Duh!

The PS Mets typically win at CitiField and so we don’t have a very good history when we go to the Big Apple, but that hasn’t been the case these last two games. Woo hoo! Take the series!

Up next –  After the series finale Thursday continue to be on the road. Weekend Series @ Kansas City Royals Friday 710, Saturday 615 & Sunday 115. Then, Back-to-Busch for 9-game homestand (over Memorial Day).

Catch games on FOX Midwest or KMOX 11120 AM Radio.

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NEWS RELEASE

FROM: ST. LOUIS CARDINALS

TO:  OMG YOU!!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARDINALS ACTIVATE LHP JAIME GARCIA FROM D.L.;

RELIEVER SAM TUIVAILALA OPTIONED TO MEMPHIS (AAA)

 

NEW YORK, NY, May 21, 2015 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced prior to this afternoon’s series finale against the New York Mets that left-handed pitcher Jaime Garcia has been activated from the 15-day disabled list (left shoulder) and will make the start today.  The team also announced that right-handed reliever Sam Tuivailala has been optioned to Memphis (AAA) to make room for Garcia on the 25-man active roster.

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