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Carlos Martinez held the Reds to just one run over six innings in a 5-2 victory on Saturday.

Facing the Reds for a second straight start, Martinez gave up just three hits and a pair of walks while notching three strikeouts. The only run scored on a solo homer from Zack Cozart in the fifth inning. The 23-year-old owns a 2.08 ERA with a 13/5 K/BB ratio over his first 13 innings of work this season. He's likely going to face an innings limit, but there's breakout potential here.
Apr 18 - 6:00 PM

Trevor Rosenthal worked around some trouble Saturday against the Reds for his fourth save of the season.

After entering the ninth with a three-run lead, Rosenthal gave up a one-out single to Zack Cozart before walking pinch-hitter Brennan Boesch. However, he was able to get Kris Negron to ground out and Joey Votto to strike out looking to end it. The 24-year-old can be wild at times, but he has allowed just one run in 5 2/3 innings so far and has yet to blow a save.
Apr 18 - 5:59 PM

Matt Carpenter went 2-for-4 with a two-run double Saturday's win over the Reds.

There might not be a hotter hitter than Carpenter right now. He now has six straight multi-hit games and has more doubles (seven) than Albert Pujols, Victor Martinez, Jose Bautista, and Yasiel Puig have hits, just to name a few. He's hitting .390 so far.
Apr 18 - 5:58 PM

Jason Heyward connected for a solo homer Saturday against the Reds.

It was his first home run of the season and his only hit in four at-bats on Saturday. Hitting .227 through 10 games, Heyward is off to a slow start with his new team, but this isn't something out of the ordinary. He came into Saturday's action with a .729 OPS between March and April for his career. Things should get better as the calendar flips to May and beyond.
Apr 18 - 5:58 PM

Matt Holliday (back) is expected to be in the Cardinals' starting lineup on Sunday.

Holliday's back flared up on Saturday afternoon, leading to an early exit. But it's nothing serious and he should be good to go for Sunday night's series finale with the Reds. The veteran slugger is off to a hot start, hitting .364 with a team-high .476 OBP. He'll have a chance to extend his hitting streak to 11 games if he plays Sunday.
Apr 18 - 5:19 PM

Cardinals recalled INF Dean Anna from Triple-A Memphis.

Anna failed to make the Cardinals' roster out of spring training after a rough showing in Grapefruit League play, but he is needed now for the bench with Randal Grichuk (back) heading to the disabled list. Anna can play all around the diamond defensively. He carries no fantasy relevance in a utility role.
Apr 18 - 5:19 PM

Cardinals placed OF Randal Grichuk on the 15-day disabled list with a lower back strain.

It sounds like the backup outfielder should be ready to return as soon as he's eligible. Grichuk, 23, is 2-for-10 with a home run and two RBI on the season.
Apr 18 - 5:17 PM

Matt Holliday was removed from Saturday's game against the Reds in the second inning due to mild tightness in his back.

The Cardinals are calling his early exit purely precautionary. It wouldn't be surprising to see the veteran outfielder get a day of rest on Sunday as well, but the team should have an update on his status after the game.
Apr 18 - 2:45 PM

Kolten Wong is not in the Cardinals starting lineup on Saturday.

It's nothing more than a day of rest for Wong who should be back in there for Sunday's series finale. Pete Kozma will make his first start of the season in his place and will bat eighth against opposing right-hander Homer Bailey.
Source: MLBlogs.com
Apr 18 - 11:43 AM

Jaime Garcia (shoulder) faced live hitters for the first time on Friday but is still at least six weeks away from a potential return to the Cardinals.

Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak indicated that Garcia's goal is to come back as a starting pitcher, but likened his progress to this point as being at the beginning of spring training. The Cardinals will obviously play things cautiously in his recovery, so fantasy owners shouldn't count on anything out of the left-hander until around midseason.
Source: MLB.com
Apr 18 - 9:21 AM

Michael Wacha fired seven innings of one-run ball in a 6-1 win over the Reds on Friday.

Wacha surrendered a solo homer to Joey Votto in the first inning, but held the Reds off the board the rest of the way. He allowed just five hits and one walk to go along with four strikeouts. The Cardinals put him in line for the win with a rally in the bottom of the seventh. Wacha has won each of his first two starts this season and owns a 1.35 ERA and 6/2 K/BB ratio over 13 1/3 innings. He has major upside if he can stay healthy.
Apr 18 - 12:26 AM

Kevin Siegrist was credited with the first save of his career after tossing two scoreless innings Friday against the Reds.

The Cardinals won by five runs, but they had a three-run lead when Siegrist entered the game in the eighth inning, so he was eligible for the save. The southpaw struck out three in his two innings of work while allowing one hit, one walk, and hitting a batter. Saves are going to be few and far between for him, but he's capable of being a valuable piece in this bullpen if he can avoid the injuries he dealt with last year.
Apr 18 - 12:25 AM

Yadier Molina had a bases-clearing double in a win over the Reds on Friday.

Molina played hero in the bottom of the seventh by ripping a Johnny Cueto pitch into the left field corner to plate three runs and put the Cardinals ahead for good. The 32-year-old backstop got off to a slow start, but he has shown some signs of life over the past few days. He's now batting .281 (9-for-32) with a .361 on-base percentage.
Apr 18 - 12:24 AM

Matt Carpenter went 2-for-4 with two doubles and two runs scored Friday against the Reds.

After reaching on a double in the first inning, Carpenter leaped over Brayan Pena to score on a sacrifice fly from Matt Holliday. He now has five straight multi-hit games and back-to-back two-double games. He has also scored at least one run in five straight. Stay hot.
Apr 18 - 12:23 AM

John Lackey fired seven innings of scoreless ball Thursday in the Cardinals' 4-0 blanking of the Brewers.

Lackey absolutely cruised in the matinee at Busch Stadium, scattering five singles and a walk over his seven shutout frames. He struck out eight Milwaukee hitters and came away with his first win of the season. The veteran right-hander should remain a good source of victories, ERA, and strikeouts all year on another good Cardinals team. And he's making just $507,000. Lackey gets the Nationals on the road in his next turn through the St. Louis rotation.
Apr 16 - 4:55 PM


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