July 28: Reds @ Cardinals

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Records: Cardinals (64-35, +6.5 in NL Central), Reds (43-54, -20 in NL Central)

First pitch: 7:15 pm CT

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Midwest, 1120 KMOX

Cardinals lineup: Kolten Wong (2B), Matt Carpenter (3B), Matt Holliday (LF), Jhonny Peralta (SS), Yadier Molina (C), Mark Reynolds (1B), Stephen Piscotty (RF), Peter Bourjos (CF), Jaime Garcia (LHP)

Reds lineup: Jason Bourgeois (LF), Brandon Phillips (2B), Joey Votto (1B), Todd Frazier (3B), Jay Bruce (RF), Eugenio Suarez (SS), Tucker Barnhart (C), Mike Leake (RHP), Billy Hamilton (CF)

Transactions: The Cardinals have activated LHP Jaime Garcia from the 15-day disabled list and optioned RHP Sam Tuivailala to Triple-A Memphis

Reading material:

  • Another big moment, another big hit for Kolten Wong (link)
  • Yadier Molina exits Monday’s game after feeling ill following a foul tip off his mask (link)
  • Steve Cishek named Bob Feller Act of Valor Award nominee (link)
  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ 4-1 win over the Reds on Monday (link)
  • Medical updates on Randal Grichuk, Mark Reynolds, Mitch Harris, Tim Cooney and more (link)
  • Previewing Jaime Garcia’s first start since June 24 (link)
  • Which Cards made the list of top 25 MLB players under the age of 25? (link)

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July 27: Reds @ Cardinals

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Records: Cardinals (63-35, +6.0 in NL Central), Reds (43-53, -19.0 in NL Central)

First pitch: 7:15 pm CT

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Midwest, 1120 KMOX

Cardinals lineup: Kolten Wong (2B), Matt Carpenter (3B), Jhonny Peralta (SS), Jason Heyward (RF), Yadier Molina (C), Stephen Piscotty (LF), Dan Johnson (1B), Peter Bourjos (CF), Lance Lynn (RHP)

Reds lineup: Brandon Phillips (2B), Joey Votto (1B), Todd Frazier (3B), Jay Bruce (RF), Brayan Pena (C), Marlon Byrd (LF), Eugenio Suarez (SS), Raisel Iglesias (RHP), Billy Hamilton (CF)

Transactions: RHP Mitch Harris was activated from the 15-day disabled list and optioned to Triple-A Memphis

Reading material:

  • Randal Grichuk exits game with groin injury (link)
  • Michael Wacha labors again, but Cards unconcerned about negative trend (link)
  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ 3-2 loss to the Braves on Sunday (link)
  • Mark Reynolds dealing with a sore left hand after being hit by a pitch on Saturday (link)
  • Preview for Monday’s series opener against the Reds (link)

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July 26: Braves @ Cardinals

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Records: Cardinals (63-34, +7.0 in NL Central), Braves (45-52, -7.5 in NL East)

First pitch: 1:15 pm CT

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Midwest, 1120 KMOX

Cardinals lineup: Kolten Wong (2B), Matt Carpenter (3B), Matt Holliday (LF), Jason Heyward (RF), Randal Grichuk (CF), Stephen Piscotty (1B), Tony Cruz (C), Pete Kozma (SS), Michael Wacha (RHP)

Braves lineup: Jace Peterson (2B), Cameron Maybin (CF), Nick Markakis (RF), Freddie Freeman (1B), Adonis Garcia (3B), Andrelton Simmons (SS), Eury Perez (LF), Ryan Lavarnway (C), Matt Wisler (RHP)

Transactions; None

Reading material:

  • Carlos Martinez outduels the pitcher he replaced in the rotation, Shelby Miller (link)
  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ 1-0 win over the Braves on Saturday (link)
  • Manager Mike Matheny makes all the right moves late to set up another win (link)
  • Cardinals option Tim Cooney, prepare to have Jaime Garcia start on Tuesday (link)
  • Steve Cishek arrives in St. Louis and describes landing in the “best situation possible” (link)
  • Preview of Sunday’s series finale against the Braves (link)

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July 25: Braves @ Cardinals

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Records: Cardinals (62-34, +6.0 in NL Central), Braves (45-51, -6.5 in NL East)

First pitch: 6:15 pm CT

TV/Radio: Fox Sports 1, 1120 KMOX

Cardinals lineup: Kolten Wong (2B), Matt Carpenter (3B), Matt Holliday (LF), Jhonny Peralta (SS), Jason Heyward (RF), Yadier Molina (C), Randal Grichuk (CF), Mark Reynolds (1B), Carlos Martinez (RHP)

Braves lineup: Jace Peterson (2B), Cameron Maybin (CF), Nick Markakis (RF), A.J. Pierzynski (C), Chris Johnson (1B), Adonis Garcia (3B), Eury Perez (LF), Andrelton Simmons (SS), Shelby Miller (RHP)

Transactions: The Cardinals have placed RHP Steve Cishek on the 25-man roster and optioned LHP Tim Cooney to Triple-A Memphis

Reading material:

  • Cardinals acquire Steve Cishek from the Marlins to bolster their bullpen (link)
  • With a strong seven-inning start, Tim Cooney earns his first Major League win (link)
  • Randal Grichuk shows off his power, speed and defensive ability in another Cardinals win (link)
  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ 4-2 win over the Braves on Friday (link)
  • Jaime Garcia, Jordan Walden are likely to be back before the end of this homestand (link)
  • Shelby Miller reflects on his return to St. Louis (link)
  • Preview of Saturday’s Carlos Martinez – Shelby Miller matchup (link)

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July 24: Braves @ Cardinals

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Records: Cardinals (61-34, +6.0 in NL Central), Braves (45-50, -6.5 in NL East)

First pitch: 7:15 pm CT

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Midwest, 1120 KMOX

Cardinals lineup: Kolten Wong (2B), Matt Carpenter (3B), Matt Holliday (LF), Jhonny Peralta (SS), Jason Heyward (RF), Yadier Molina (C), Randal Grichuk (CF), Mark Reynolds (1B), Tim Cooney (LHP)

Braves lineup: Cameron Maybin (CF), Pedro Ciriaco (2B), Nick Markakis (RF), Chris Johnson (1B), Juan Uribe (3B), A.J. Pierzynski (C), Jonny Gomes (LF), Andrelton Simmons (SS), Manny Banuelos (LHP)

Transactions: The Cardinals acquired RHP Steve Cishek from the Marlins in exchange for Double-A RHP Kyle Barraclough. The club also transferred RHP Matt Belisle to the 60-day disabled list

Reading material:

  • Could a game-winning homer on Thursday by Matt Carpenter be a harbinger of better things to come? (link)
  • Trevor Rosenthal convinced manager Mike Matheny to let him pitch and then wiggled out of a mess (link)
  • Rehabbing lefty Jaime Garcia throws the first five innings of a no-hitter for low-A Peoria (link)
  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ 4-3 win over the Royals in Thursday’s makeup game (link)
  • Stephen Piscotty has his home debut delayed by a stiff neck (link)
  • Preview for Friday’s series opener against the Braves (link)

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July 23: Royals @ Cardinals

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Records: Cardinals (60-34, +6.0 in NL Central), Royals (57-36, +7.5 in AL Central)

First pitch: 6:15 pm CT

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Midwest, 1120 KMOX

Cardinals lineup: Kolten Wong (2B), Matt Carpenter (3B), Matt Holliday (LF), Jhonny Peralta (SS), Jason Heyward (RF), Yadier Molina (C), Randal Grichuk (CF), Dan Johnson (1B), John Lackey (RHP)

Royals lineup: Alcides Escobar (SS), Mike Moustakas (3B), Lorenzo Cain (CF), Eric Hosmer (1B), Salvador Perez (C), Alex Rios (RF), Omar Infante (2B), Jarrod Dyson (LF), Chris Young (RHP)

Transactions: None

Reading material:

  • Yadier Molina picked the perfect time to connect for his first triple since 2011 (link)
  • Lance Lynn continues to pitch with a thin margin for error (link)
  • Matt Belisle continues to rest, with no timetable for his return to the mound (link)
  • Cards shut out in Competitive Balance Lottery; Alex Reyes gets promoted; Ty Kelly gets claimed (link)
  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ 3-2 win over the White Sox on Wednesday (link)
  • Preview for Thursday’s makeup game against the Royals (link)

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July 22: Cardinals @ White Sox

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Records: Cardinals (59-34, +5.0 in NL Central), White Sox (42-49, -13.5 in AL Central)

First pitch: 7:10 pm CT

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Midwest, 1120 KMOX

Cardinals lineup: Kolten Wong (2B), Randal Grichuk (CF), Matt Holliday (DH), Jhonny Peralta (SS), Jason Heyward (RF), Yadier Molina (C), Matt Carpenter (3B), Mark Reynolds (1B), Stephen Piscotty (LF)

White Sox lineup: Adam Eaton (CF), Tyler Saladino (3B), Jose Abreu (1B), Melky Cabrera (LF) Avisail Garcia (RF), Adam LaRoche (DH), Alexei Ramirez (SS), Tyler Flowers (C), Carlos Sanchez (2B)

Transactions: The Blue Jays claimed INF Ty Kelly off waivers.

Reading material:

  • Stephen Piscotty debuts in left field and tallies his first Major League hit (link)
  • Matt Holliday may not be able to run at full speed, but his bat hasn’t slowed down (link)
  • Jordan Walden, Jaime Garcia and Mitch Harris to begin rehab assignments this week (link)
  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ 8-5 win over the White Sox on Tuesday (link)
  • As he promised he would, Adam Wainwright returned to the mound (link)
  • Preview for Wednesday’s game against the White Sox (link)
  • Matt Carpenter wins his third Heart and Hustle Award (link)
  • Columnist Phil Rogers digs into the numbers behind Randal Grichuk’s exit velocity (link)

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July 21: Cardinals @ White Sox

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Records: Cardinals (58-34, +4.0 in NL Central), White Sox (42-48, -12.5 in AL Central)

First pitch: 7:10 pm CT

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Midwest, 1120 KMOX

Cardinals lineup: Kolten Wong (2B), Randal Grichuk (CF), Matt Holliday (DH), Jhonny Peralta (SS), Jason Heyward (RF), Yadier Molina (C), Matt Carpenter (3B), Mark Reynolds (1B), Stephen Piscotty (LF)

White Sox lineup: Adam Eaton (CF), Tyler Saladino (3B), Jose Abreu (1B), Melky Cabrera (LF), Avisail Garcia (RF), Adam LaRoche (DH), Alexei Ramirez (SS), Geovany Soto (C), Carlos Sanchez (2B)

Transactions: The Cardinals have purchased the contract of OF/1B Stephen Piscotty. INF Ty Kelly has been designated for assignment. Outfielder Tommy Pham has been optioned to Triple-A Memphis

Reading material:

  • Cardinals call up top prospect Stephen Piscotty as they search for an offensive spark (link)
  •  Inbox: Your Qs, my As (link)

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July 8: Cardinals @ Cubs

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Records: Cardinals (54-30, +4.5 in NL Central), Cubs (46-37, -7.5 in NL Central)

First pitch: 7:05 pm CT

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Midwest, ESPN, 1120 KMOX

Cardinals: Tommy Pham (CF), Matt Carpenter (2B), Jhonny Peralta (SS), Jason Heyward (RF), Yadier Molina (C), Mark Reynolds (3B), Randal Grichuk (LF), Dan Johnson (1B), Michael Wacha (RHP)

Cubs: TBA

Transactions: The Cardinals optioned LHP Tyler Lyons and RHP Marcus Hatley to Triple-A Memphis. The club purchased the contract of 1B Dan Johnson

Reading material:

  • As of Wednesday morning, Carlos Martinez was in third place in a tight Final Vote race (link)
  • The Cardinals are offering incentives (including autographs, free tickets) to those who #VoteTsunami (link)
  • Cardinals frustrated with seventh-inning call, which couldn’t be reviewed with replay (link)
  • Kolten Wong is dealing with a concussion after hitting his hard making a defensive play in Game 1 (link)
  • Cards bring up Dan Johnson, send down Marcus Hatley after Tuesday’s game (link)
  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ 5-3 loss in Game 2 of Tuesday’s doubleheader (link)
  • Preview for Wednesday’s series finale in Chicago (link)

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July 7: Cardinals @ Cubs (Game 2)

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Records: Cardinals (54-29, +5.5 in NL Central), Cubs (45-37, -8.5 in NL Central)

First pitch: 7:05 pm CT

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Midwest, 1120 KMOX

Cardinals lineup: Tommy Pham (LF), Matt Carpenter (2B), Jhonny Peralta (SS), Jason Heyward (RF), Yadier Molina (C), Mark Reynolds (3B), Xavier Scruggs (1B), Peter Bourjos (CF), Tim Cooney (LHP)

Cubs lineup: Dexter Fowler (CF), Anthony Rizzo (1B), Kris Bryant (3B), Jorge Soler (RF), Chris Denorfia (LF), Starlin Castro (SS), Taylor Teagarden (C), Dallas Beeler (RHP), Addison Russell (2B)

Transactions: None

Reading material:

  • Cards drop Game 1 of Tuesday’s doubleheader, 7-4, to the Cubs (link)
  • Kolten Wong exits Game 1 with a head injury but passed concussion tests afterward (link)

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