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Jaime Garcia held the Rockies to one run in five-plus innings, but was left with a no-decision as the Cardinals pulled out a walk-off 3-2 victory against the Rockies on Sunday.

Garcia had kept the Rockies off the board in his first five innings, but allowed a leadoff single to D.J. LeMahieu in the sixth before departing. Reliever Steve Cishek struggled and allowed Garcia's runner to score in a two-run frame. Garcia gave up only two hits and struck out four, but also walked four in an inefficient, 88-pitch outing. The lefty has a 1.98 ERA, a 0.92 WHIP, and a 41/13 K/BB ratio over 59 innings in nine starts this season. He'll toe the rubber against the Brewers in a road start next.
Aug 2 - 6:14 PM

Randal Grichuk went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in Sunday's win against the Rockies.

Grichuk broke a scoreless tie in the fifth inning with a two-run shot off of starter Yohan Flande. The outfielder has been on a power surge, homering five times in his last 13 games, giving him 12 total on the season with 38 RBI and a .288/.338/.564 batting line.
Aug 2 - 6:08 PM

Brandon Moss sent the Cardinals to a walk-off victory on Sunday with an RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning against the Rockies.

Moss pinch-hit for Mark Reynolds with runners in first and third and one out in the bottom of the ninth inning against Scott Oberg. Against a shifted infield, he slapped a single where the shortstop would normally have been playing, allowing the winning run to score easily. Moss is now 2-for-11 with two singles and an RBI as a Cardinal.
Aug 2 - 6:06 PM

Yadier Molina is not in the Cardinals' lineup Sunday.

It's a simple day off. Tony Cruz is catching Sunday while Molina rests.
Aug 2 - 12:02 PM

Jhonny Peralta went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Saturday's loss to the Rockies.

Peralta jerked a Jorge De La Rosa offering out of the park in the fourth inning for his lone hit of the game. The tater was his 16th of the season. In addition to those 16 dingers, Peralta has driven in 54 runs and is hitting .288/.344/.468. He's homered in each of his last two games.
Aug 1 - 11:30 PM

Lance Lynn couldn't provide the Cardinals depth in Saturday's loss to the Rockies, allowing four runs on seven hits over five innings.

Two of the four runs against Lynn came home after he coughed up a two-run home run to Nolan Arenado. He struck out five and walked three in the outing. The performance wasn't particularly impressive, but Lynn's been money for most of the season and currently holds a 2.89 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 129/40 K/BB ratio across 121 1/3 innings. A road outing against the Brewers awaits him next time he takes the ball.
Aug 1 - 11:21 PM

Michael Wacha shut out the Rockies for seven innings, striking out seven, in a victory Friday.

Wacha is the fifth pitcher to reach 12 wins this season, but this the first time he's pitched at least seven scoreless innings in a start. Randy Choate and Seth Maness finished the six-hit shutout tonight.
Aug 1 - 2:39 AM

Matt Carpenter had another strong game from the leadoff spot Friday, going 2-for-4 with a homer, a double and a walk against the Rockies.

With the way it's worked out the last two days, it looks like we'll be seeing Carpenter batting first and Kolten Wong hitting third for the foreseeable future. It should help the fantasy value of both. Wong went 2-fo-r5 with two runs scored and an RBI tonight.
Aug 1 - 2:37 AM

Cardinals designated RHP Marcus Hatley for assignment.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Jonathan Broxton. Hatley was unscored upon in two appearances with the Cards during his brief time with the big club.
Jul 31 - 5:55 PM

Jordan Walden (biceps) will not come off the disabled list early next week as hoped.

Walden hasn't had a setback, but rather the Cardinals think he just needs to build up more arm strength. Their acquisition of Jonathan Broxton on Friday no doubt was related to Walden's stalled return.
Jul 31 - 5:43 PM

Cardinals optioned RHP Miguel Socolovich to Triple-A Memphis.

He's making room for Jonathan Broxton on the roster. Socolovich is being sent out even though he holds a 1.54 ERA over 21 relief appearances.
Jul 31 - 4:54 PM

Cardinals acquired RHP Jonathan Broxton and cash considerations from the Brewers in exchange for OF Malik Collymore.

Broxton holds an ugly 5.89 ERA for the season, but he's struck out a batter per inning and been very good of late, allowing runs in just one of his last 10 appearances. He's another bullpen depth addition after they acquired Steve Cishek last week.
Jul 31 - 12:16 PM

ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the Cardinals are going to acquire Jonathan Broxton from the Brewers.

It's unclear what the Cards will be giving up in return. Broxton holds an ugly 5.89 ERA for the season, but he's struck out a batter per inning and been very good of late, allowed runs in just one of his last 10 appearances. The big right-hander will help set up in St. Louis.
Jul 31 - 11:56 AM

Moved back into the leadoff spot, Matt Carpenter went 4-for-5 with two homers, a double and four runs scored in the Cardinals' 9-8 win over the Rockies on Thursday.

The Cardinals scored three in the bottom of the ninth to win it, with a Greg Garcia bases-loaded walk ending the game. Carpenter turned in far and away his best game since April. He hadn't had even three hits since May 22. The Cards will probably keep him in the leadoff spot for now, but that might not be bad news for Kolten Wong; Wong hit third with Matt Holliday out tonight.
Jul 31 - 12:30 AM

Carlos Martinez allowed five runs and 10 hits in five innings Thursday against the Rockies.

A surprising off day for Martinez, particularly given that this one was at home in St. Louis. It's the first time since way back on May 9 that he's allowed more than three runs and the first time in 27 career starts that he's allowed 10 hits. Hopefully it was just a blip.
Jul 31 - 12:26 AM


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