May 29: Dodgers @ Cardinals

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Records: Cardinals (31-16, +5.5 in NL Central), Dodgers (28-18, +0.5 in NL West)

First pitch: 7:15 pm CT

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Midwest, MLB Network, 1120 KMOX

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

Dodgers lineup: Joc Pederson (CF), Jimmy Rollins (SS), Howie Kendrick (2B), Adrian Gonzalez (1B), Justin Turner (3B), Andre Ethier (RF), Alex Guerrero (LF), A.J. Ellis (C), Mike Bolsinger (RHP)

Transactions: TBA

Reading material:

  • A look at the man leading the Cardinals in this year’s Draft, Chris Correa (link)
  • Cardinals optioned reliever Miguel Socolovich to Triple-A (link)
  • Matt Holliday went into the NL record books with his hit on Wednesday (link)
  • Preview for the series opener against the Dodgers (link)
  • Jason Heyward found redemption with one timely swing on Wednesday (link)
  • Game story from the Cardinals’ 4-3 win over the D-backs on Wednesday (link)

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May 27: Diamondbacks @ Cardinals

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Records: Cardinals (30-16, +4.5 in NL Central), D-backs (21-24, -7.0 in NL West)

First pitch: 7:15 pm CT

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Midwest, MLB Network, 1120 KMOX

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

D-backs lineup: Ender Inciarte (LF), A.J. Pollock (CF), Paul Goldschmidt (1B), Yasmany Tomas (3B), Mark Trumbo (RF), Cliff Pennington (2B), Tuffy Gosewisch (C), Nick Ahmed (SS), Josh Collmenter (RHP)

Transactions: The Cardinals placed 1B Matt Adams on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right quadriceps and recalled C Ed Easley from Triple-A Memphis

Reading material:

  • Matt Holliday reaches base in his 42nd straight game this year, tying franchise record (link)
  • Matt Adams suffers an injury on a fifth-inning double, hobbles off field (link)
  • Four Cardinals among early leaders in NL All-Star voting (link)
  • The Cardinals dedicated a local field to former manager Tony La Russa on Wednesday morning (link)
  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ 6-4 win over Arizona on Tuesday (link)
  • Jaime Garcia gets his first win in more than 11 months after settling into his Wednesday outing (link)
  • Marco Gonzales diagnosed with shoulder impingement, likely sidelined for three weeks (link)
  • Adams (finally!) has some success foiling the shift with a bunt (link)
  • Preview for Wednesday’s series finale against the D-backs (link)
  • Cardinals to have 13th largest bonus pool in next month’s First-Year Player Draft (link)

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May 26: Diamondbacks @ Cardinals

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Records: Cardinals (29-16, +4.5 in NL Central), Diamondbacks (21-23, -6.0 in NL West)

First pitch: 7:15 pm CT

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Midwest, 1120 KMOX

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

Diamondbacks lineup: Ender Inciarte (LF), Mark Trumbo (RF), Paul Goldschmidt (1B), A.J. Pollock (CF), Yasmany Tomas (3B), Aaron Hill (2B), Tuffy Gosewisch (C), Nick Ahmed (SS), Archie Bradley (RHP)

Transactions: None

Reading material:

  • Keeping some advice from Adam Wainwright in mind, Carlos Martinez gets back on track (link)
  • Trevor Rosenthal, Seth Maness step up in key spots (link)
  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ 3-2 win over the Diamondbacks on Monday (link)
  • Jon Jay to begin a rehab assignment with Single-A Peoria club on Tuesday (link)
  • Matt Holliday seeks to tie franchise on-base record on Tuesday (link)
  • Cards prepping for the Draft by holding regional workouts, meetings this week (link)

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May 25: Diamondbacks @ Cardinals

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Records: Cardinals (28-16, +3.5 in NL Central), Diamondbacks (21-22, -5.0 in NL West)

First pitch: 3:15 pm CT

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Midwest, 1120 KMOX

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

Diamondbacks lineup: TBA

Transactions: None

Reading material:

  • Mitch Harris, on Memorial Day and his journey from Navy Lieutenant to Major League pitcher (link)
  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ 6-1 victory over the Royals on Sunday (link)
  • Michael Wacha plays stopper again; Cards remain undefeated behind him (link)
  • With one hit, Matt Carpenter reaches a pair of career milestones (link)
  • Matt Holliday, Jason Heyward miss Sunday’s game due to nagging injuries (link)
  • Another setback for Marco Gonzales, who is headed to St. Louis this week for medical exam (link)
  • Game preview for Monday’s series opener against the Diamondbacks (link)

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Gonzales to miss next start, have shoulder reexamined

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Left-hander Marco Gonzales will miss his next start with Triple-A Memphis, initially scheduled for Monday, after again feeling tightness around the left pectoral muscle while doing his flat ground throwing work on Saturday.

It’s the same issue that sidelined Gonzales after his April 20 start, though the lefty was back on the mound by May 9 and has made three starts since. In his most recent outing on Tuesday, Gonzales struck out seven and allowed one run in six innings. He did not report feeling any discomfort in that start.

General manager John Mozeliak said that Gonzales will travel to St. Louis this week to be examined by the team’s medical staff. The club is expected to provide an update on his status by Wednesday.

Though Gonzales has spent all season in Triple-A, he remains a key piece in the Cardinals’ starting pitching depth. With Adam Wainwright out for the season, he lines up as the next in line to join the Cardinals’ rotation should there be a need. Tyler Lyons and Tim Cooney had underwhelming results when given their chance as spot starters.

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May 21: Cardinals @ Mets

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Records: Cardinals (27-13, +4.5 in NL Central), Mets (23-18, -1.0 in NL East)

First pitch: 12:10 pm CT

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Midwest, 1120 KMOX

Cardinals lineup: Kolten Wong (2B), Matt Carpenter (3B), Jhonny Peralta (SS), Matt Adams (1B), Randal Grichuk (CF), Jason Heyward (RF), Mark Reynolds (LF), Tony Cruz (C), Jaime Garcia (LHP)

Mets lineup: Juan Lagares (CF), Wilmer Flores (SS), Lucas Duda (1B), Michael Cuddyer (LF), Daniel Murphy (2B), John Mayberry Jr (RF), Eric Campbell (3B), Kevin Plawecki (C), Jacob deGrom (RHP)

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

Reading material:

  • How adjustments from Matt Adams and Kolten Wong helped key another big offensive night (link)
  • Carlos Martinez settles back in after a troublesome start to the month (link)
  • Jaime Garcia eagerly awaits Thursday’s return to the mound (link)
  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ 9-0 win over the Mets (link)
  • Reliever Sam Tuivailala debuts a new cutter (link)
  • Preview for Thursday’s series finale against the Mets (link)

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May 20: Cardinals @ Mets

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Records: Cardinals (26-13, +4.5 in NL Central), Mets (23-17, E in NL East)

First pitch: 6:10 pm CT

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Midwest, 1120 KMOX

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

Mets lineup: Curtis Granderson (RF), Eric Campbell (3B), Lucas Duda (1B), Michael Cuddyer (LF), Daniel Murphy (2B), Wilmer Flores (SS), Juan Lagares (CF), Kevin Plawecki (C), Bartolo Colon (RHP)

Transactions: None

Reading material:

  • Michael Wacha joins Bartolo Colon and Felix Hernandez as the Majors’ first six-game winners (link)
  • Randal Grichuk could sleep a little easier after a three-hit, three-RBI night (link)
  • Randy Choate provided some comic relief with his first at-bat in 11 years (link)
  • Cards rout Mets with six-run sixth inning on Tuesday (link)
  • John Lackey, Mike Matheny talk out their differences of opinion (link)
  • Lefty Kevin Siegrist rediscovering some of his fastball velocity (link)
  • Preview for Wednesday’s game against the Mets (link)

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May 19: Cardinals @ Mets

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Records: Cardinals (25-13, +3.5 in NL Central), Mets (23-16, +1.0 in NL East)

First pitch: 6:10 pm CT

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Midwest, 1120 KMOX

Cardinals lineup: Peter Bourjos (CF), Randal Grichuk (RF), Matt Holliday (LF), Jhonny Peralta (SS), Yadier Molina (C), Mark Reynolds (1B), Kolten Wong (2B), Pete Kozma (3B), Michael Wacha (RHP)

Mets lineup: Curtis Granderson (RF), Eric Campbell (3B), Lucas Duda (1B), Michael Cuddyer (LF), Daniel Murphy (2B), Wilmer Flores (SS), Anthony Recker (C), Jonathan Niese (LHP), Juan Lagares (CF)

Transactions: None

Reading material:

  • John Lackey goes toe-to-toe with Matt Harvey (link)
  • Fastball command evades Sam Tuivailala and costs the Cards in the 14th  (link)
  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ 14-inning loss to the Mets (link)
  • Cards seeking a leadoff hitter who can get on base (link)
  • Manager Mike Matheny proud of Shelby Miller’s success with Atlanta (link)
  • Preview for Tuesday’s game against the Mets (link)

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May 17: Tigers @ Cardinals

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Records: Cardinals (24-12, +3.0 in NL Central), Tigers (23-14, T-1 in AL Central)

First pitch: 7:10 pm CT

TV/Radio: ESPN, 1120 KMOX

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

Tigers lineup: Anthony Gose (CF), Ian Kinsler (2B), Miguel Cabrera (1B), J.D. Martinez (RF), Yoenis Cespedes (LF), Nick Castellanos (3B), James McCann (C), Jose Iglesias (SS), Alfredo Simon (RHP)

Transactions: The Cardinals optioned LHP Tyler Lyons to Triple-A and recalled RHP Sam Tuivailala

Reading material:

  • What were the Cardinals doing on the basepath Saturday? (link)
  • Carlos Villanueva, bullpen providing key innings as starter struggle to go deep (link)
  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ 4-3 loss to Detroit on Saturday (link)
  • Randal Grichuk activated from the DL, records two hits as leadoff batter (link)
  • Fresh off a six-inning rehab start, Jaime Garcia says he’s ready to return to rotation (link)
  • Preview of Sunday’s series finale against the Tigers (link)

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May 16: Tigers @ Cardinals

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Records: Cardinals (24-11, +4.0 in NL Central), Tigers (22-14, -1.0 in AL Central)

First pitch: 1:15 pm CT

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Midwest, 1120 KMOX

Cardinals lineup: Randal Grichuk (RF), Matt Carpenter (3B), Matt Holliday (LF), Jhonny Peralta (SS), Mark Reynolds (1B), Yadier Molina (C), Kolten Wong (2B), Peter Bourjos (CF), Tyler Lyons (LHP)

Tigers lineup: Rajai Davis (CF), Ian Kinsler (2B), Miguel Cabrera (1B), J.D. Martinez (RF), Yoenis Cespedes (LF), Nick Castellanos (3B), James McCann (C), Jose Iglesias (SS), David Price (LHP)

Transactions: The Cardinals activated Randal Grichuk from the 15-day disabled list and optioned Xavier Scruggs to Triple-A

Reading material:

  • Carlos Martinez had his emotions under control on Friday. But not his pitch count. (link)
  • Jhonny Peralta continues to come up with key hits against his former teams (link)
  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ 10-4 loss to the Tigers (link)
  • The latest on Marco Gonzales, Randal Grichuk and Luke Weaver (link)
  • While Matt Adams tries to find his swing, Mark Reynolds continues to swing a hot bat (link)
  • Preview for Saturday’s game against Detroit (link)

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