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Matt Adams hit his first home run since July 19 in the Cardinals' loss to the Phillies on Friday.

Adams crushed a Kyle Kendrick pitch for a foul ball just a few pitches before launching the towering shot into the right field seats. The homer was his 13th of the year, and it was his only hit in three at-bats. Adams is batting .309/.333/.492 overall this season.
Aug 22 - 10:10 PM

Adam Wainwright was staked to a three-run lead but couldn't hold it, allowing five runs -- four earned -- over six innings in a loss to the Phillies.

Wainwright's struggles continue, as he now owns a 5.29 ERA through five August starts. Most alarming is his lack of control -- Wainwright has walked 44 batters this season after walking 35 all of last season. It wouldn't be surprising to learn he's pitching through some sort of injury at this point. His ERA has risen to 2.52 with the poor month, and a date with the Pirates in Pittsburgh on Wednesday doesn't read like a cake walk for the right-hander, either.
Aug 22 - 10:03 PM

Jon Jay went 3-for-4, extending his hitting streak to 12 games, as the Cardinals defeated the Reds 7-3 on Wednesday.

During his hitting streak, Jay is batting a scorching .514 (18-for-35) and raised his season OPS by 85 points. All three of his hits were singles, including an eighth-inning knock that extended the Cardinals' lead to 7-0. Jay is slashing .313/.385/.407 with three home runs, 36 RBI, and six stolen bases.
Aug 20 - 11:41 PM

Trevor Rosenthal was needed in an emergency in the ninth inning and extinguished a fire, recording his 37th save in the process as the Cardinals escaped with a victory over the Reds on Wednesday.

The Cardinals entered the ninth inning with a seven-run lead, but Carlos Martinez allowed three runs to score on three singles, a double, and a pair of fielding errors by his teammates. Rosenthal entered with runners on second and third and one out. He was able to get Billy Hamilton to ground out, but walked Jay Bruce to bring the tying run to the plate. Cardinals fans exhaled when Todd Frazier grounded out to end the game. Rosenthal is now 37-for-42 in save chances with a 3.57 ERA and a 74/35 K/BB ratio.
Aug 20 - 11:37 PM

Jhonny Peralta knocked in three runs with a double, his only hit in four at-bats in Wednesday's win against the Reds.

Peralta extended the Cardinals' lead to 4-0 in the fourth inning with his bases-clearing double off of Johnny Cueto. The shortstop has been an RBI machine, knocking in at least one run in six of his last seven games. He's been exactly what the Cardinals paid for, slashing .266/.339/.459 with 17 home runs and 59 RBI this season.
Aug 20 - 11:33 PM

Lance Lynn silenced the Reds on Wednesday, tossing seven shutout innings to earn his 14th win of the season.

Lynn limited the Reds to four hits and a pair of walks while striking out five. He is now one win off of the major league lead, and carries a 2.78 ERA with a 1.27 WHIP and a 144/57 K/BB ratio. He'll take the mound next on Tuesday in Pittsburgh.
Aug 20 - 11:29 PM

David Aardsma (groin) has been activated from the disabled list at Triple-A Memphis.

Aardsma had been out since June following surgery for a torn abductor muscle. The veteran right-hander was off to a great start at Triple-A before the injury and could join the Cardinals' bullpen in early September.
Aug 20 - 5:57 PM

Yadier Molina (thumb) took light swings on Wednesday.

It was far from an intensive workout, but those were the first swings that Molina had attempted since tearing a ligament in his right thumb July 9 on a slide into third base. He has already been catching bullpen sessions and taking infield practice, and the hope is that he'll be ready to rejoin the Cardinals around the second week of September. A.J. Pierzynski and Tony Cruz will continue to fill in.
Aug 20 - 5:09 PM

Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said Wednesday that Michael Wacha (shoulder) could begin a minor league rehab assignment within two weeks.

Wacha has progressed to throwing bullpen sessions and Cardinals manager Mike Matheny noted earlier this week that the workouts so far have "looked real effortless." The young starter has been on the shelf since June because of a stress reaction in his right shoulder. He's on track to rejoin the Cards around mid-September, though there are still many more hurdles to clear.
Aug 20 - 4:28 PM

Jon Jay was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the ninth inning Tuesday, giving the Cardinals a walk-off, 5-4 win over the Reds.

Jay has the strange distinction of leading the league with 15 hit-by-pitches this season, and none were more important than Tuesday's. The spectacle takes away from the fact that Jay also had two hits and scored twice in the victory. He owns an 11-game hitting streak that has his season line up to .307/.378/.402, and he's finding everyday at-bats in the Cardinals lineup. Mixed league owners need to start taking note.
Aug 20 - 12:36 AM

Jhonny Peralta hit his 17th home run of the season in Tuesday's win over the Reds.

The solo shot in the sixth inning was a milestone homer for Peralta, who set a single-season record for home runs by a Cardinals shortstop with the blast. It's just the second time he's hit at least 17 homers in a season since 2008. It would take a barrage to end the year, but Peralta has an outside shot at tying his career high of 24 home runs he hit with the Indians in 2005.
Aug 20 - 12:27 AM

John Lackey allowed four runs -- two earned -- over six innings in a no-decision against the Reds on Tuesday.

Lackey cruised through the Reds order the first time, fanning five while facing the minimum, but a single and a two-run homer by Todd Frazier got the Reds on the board in the fourth. Two errors added the two unearned runs in the sixth inning, and Lackey wouldn't factor in the team's come-from-behind victory. It was a largely positive outing, as Lackey struck out seven while allowing just four hits and a walk on the night. He's been good in three of his four starts since joining the Cardinals, and he'll take on the Pirates in Pittsburgh on Monday.
Aug 20 - 12:17 AM

Cardinals recalled INF Greg Garcia from Triple-A Memphis.

Garcia is taking over the roster spot left vacant by the injured Mark Ellis. Garcia has an underwhelming .743 OPS in 103 games this season at Triple-A, but the 25-year-old is capable of playing all around the infield.
Aug 19 - 4:28 PM

Cardinals placed 2B Mark Ellis on the 15-day disabled list with a left oblique strain.

Ellis could be sidelined until mid-September. Greg Garcia has been called up from Triple-A Memphis in a corresponding roster move and will back up multiple positions on the infield. Ellis has struggled this season for St. Louis, batting just .192/.267/.228.
Aug 19 - 4:26 PM

Jason Motte (back) played catch on Tuesday.

Motte made about 15 throws from 90 feet in his first throwing workout since landing on the disabled list in early August with a lower back sprain. He is tracking toward an early-September return to the St. Louis bullpen.
Aug 19 - 4:04 PM


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