August 31: Cardinals @ Brewers

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Records: Cardinals (70-61, -14.0 in NL Central), Brewers (56-76, -28.5 in NL Central)

Wild Card: Giants (+1.0), Cardinals, Pirates (-2.5), Mets (-2.5), Marlins (-3.5)

First pitch: 7:10 pm CT

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Midwest

Cardinals lineup: Matt Carpenter (1B), Jedd Gyorko (SS), Brandon Moss (RF), Jhonny Peralta (3B), Yadier Molina (C), Randal Grichuk (CF), Jeremy Hazelbaker (LF), Greg Garcia (2B), Luke Weaver (RHP)

Brewers lineup: Jonathan Villar (3B), Kirk Nieuwenhuis (RF), Ryan Braun (LF), Hernan Perez (2B), Chris Carter (1B), Keon Broxton (CF), Orlando Arcia (SS), Martin Maldonado (C), Matt Garza (RHP)

Transactions: None

Reading material:

  • On a day he turned 35, Adam Wainwright turned back the clock to look like his former self (link)
  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ 2-1 win over the Brewers on Tuesday (link)
  • Columnist Mike Bauman wonders if the Cardinals’ rotation may be better than they seem on paper (link)
  • Jedd Gyorko’s 10th home run this month helps Cardinals tie a franchise home run record (link)
  • Greg Garcia dealing with right knee soreness (link)

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August 30: Cardinals @ Brewers

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Records: Cardinals (69-61, -14.0 in NL Central), Brewers (56-75, -27.5 in NL Central)

Wild Card: Giants (+2.0), Cardinals, Pirates (-1.5), Marlins (-2.5), Mets (-2.5)

First pitch: 7:10 p.m. CT

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Midwest, 1120 KMOX

Cardinals lineup: Matt Carpenter (1B), Jedd Gyorko (SS), Stephen Piscotty (RF), Jhonny Peralta (3B), Yadier Molina (C), Randal Grichuk (CF), Tommy Pham (LF), Kolten Wong (2B), Adam Wainwright (RHP)

Brewers lineup: Jonathan Villar (SS), Scooter Gennett (2B), Ryan Braun (LF), Hernan Perez (3B), Chris Carter (1B), Kirk Nieuwenhuis (RF), Keon Broxton (CF), Martin Maldonado (C), Wily Peralta (RHP)

Transactions: None

Reading material:

  • Carlos Martinez showed on Monday why he has become the anchor in the Cardinals’ rotation (link)
  • Kolten Won gets rare start, showcases exciting skill set to key a win (link)
  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ 6- 5 win over the Brewers on Monday (link)
  • The Cardinals’ bullpen is still in search of stabilization — maybe now more so than ever before (link)
  • Mike Leake lands on the DL; Alex Reyes to remain in the rotation (link)
  • Aledmys Diaz receives clearance to begin swinging again and moves closer to a return (link)
  • Could Brayan Pena rejoin the Cardinals in September as a possible pinch-hit option? (link)

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August 29: Cardinals @ Brewers

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Records: Cardinals (68-61, -14.0 in NL Central), Brewers (56-74, -26.5 in NL Central)

Wild Card: Giants (+2.5), Cardinals, Pirates (-0.5), Marlins (-1.5), Mets (-2.5)

First pitch: 6:20 pm CT

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Midwest, 1120 KMOX

Cardinals lineup: Matt Carpenter (1B), Jedd Gyorko (SS), Brandon Moss (LF), Stephen Piscotty (RF), Yadier Molina (C), Jhonny Peralta (3B), Randal Grichuk (CF), Kolten Wong (2B), Carlos Martinez (RHP)

Brewers lineup: Jonathan Villar (3B), Scooter Gennett (2B), Ryan Braun (LF), Hernan Perez (RF), Chris Carter (1B), Kirk Nieuwenhuis (CF), Orlando Arcia (SS), Martin Maldonado (C), Zach Davies RHP)

Transactions: The Cardinals have placed RHP Mike Leake on the DL with shingles and recalled LHP Dean Kiekhefer from Triple-A Memphis

Reading material:

  • With his recovery going slower than expected, Leake has been placed on the DL (link)
  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ 7-4 loss to the A’s on Sunday (link)
  • Why do the Cardinals have so much trouble winning at home? (link)
  • Matt Carpenter supplied most of the Cardinals’ offense in Sunday’s loss (link)
  • Greg Garcia explains why there’s a patch of dry dirt behind him at every home game (link)

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August 28: A’s @ Cardinals

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Records: Cardinals (68-60, -14.0 in NL Central), A’s (56-73, -19.5 in AL West)

Wild Card: Giants (+1.5), Cardinals, Marlins (-1.5), Pirates (-1.5), Mets (-2.5)

First pitch: 1:15 pm CT

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Midwest, 1120 KMOX

Cardinals lineup: Matt Carpenter (1B), Jedd Gyorko (2B), Brandon Moss (LF), Stephen Piscotty (RF), Jhonny Peralta (3B), Randal Grichuk (CF), Greg Garcia (SS), Alberto Rosario (C), Jaime Garcia (LHP)

A’s lineup: Jake Smolinksi (LF), Marcus Semien (SS), Danny Valencia (1B), Khris Davis (LF), Ryon Healy (3B), Stephen Vogt (C), Brett Eibner (RF), Chad Pinder (2B), Andrew Triggs (RHP)

Transactions: None

Reading material:

  • Alex Reyes’ first Major League start drew mixed reviews (link)
  • Zach Duke, Seung Hwan Oh can’t help bail out their teammates as the bullpen endures a blip (link)
  • The Cardinals held their third annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Saturday (link)
  • Mike Leake sidelined indefinitely with shingles (link)

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August 26: A’s @ Cardinals

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Records: Cardinals (67-59, -14.0 in NL Central), A’s (55-72, -19.5 in AL West)

NL Wild Card: Giants (+1.5), Cardinals, Marlins (-1.5), Pirates (-2.5), Mets (-3.5)

First pitch: 7:15 p.m. CT

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Midwest, 1120 KMOX

Cardinals lineup: Matt Carpenter (2B), Jedd Gyorko (SS), Brandon Moss (1B), Stephen Piscotty (RF), Yadier Molina (C), Jhonny Peralta (3B), Randal Grichuk (CF), Tommy Pham (LF), Luke Weaver (RHP)

A’s lineup: Coco Crisp (CF), Danny Valencia (RF), Stephen Vogt (C), Khris Davis (LF), Yonder Alonso (1B), Ryan Healy (3B), Max Muncy (2B), Marcus Semien (SS), Ross Detwiler (RHP)

Transactions: The Cardinals optioned RHP Sam Tuivailala to Triple-A Memphis and recalled RHP Miguel Socolovich

Reading material:

  • Adam Wainwright’s tough start boils over in rough fifth inning (link)
  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ 10-6 loss to the Mets on Thursday (link)
  • Wainwright loses his glove, and the Cardinals lose an out. What happened on that odd fifth-inning play? (link)
  • Cardinals to hold third annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Saturday (link)
  • Who is on the short list as possible September call-ups? (link)

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August 25: Mets @ Cardinals

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Records: Cardinals (67-58, -13.5 in NL Central), Mets (63-63, -10.0 in NL East)

Wild Card: Giants (68-58), Cardinals (67-58), Marlins (66-60), Pirates (63-61), Mets (63-63)

First pitch: 6:15 pm CT

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

Cardinals lineup: Matt Carpenter (1B), Jedd Gyorko (2B), Brandon Moss (LF), Stephen Piscotty (RF), Yadier Molina (C), Jhonny Peralta (3B), Randal Grichuk (CF), Greg Garcia (SS), Adam Wainwright (RHP)

Mets lineup: Jose Reyes (3B), Asdrubal Cabrera (SS), Yoenis Cespedes (LF), James Loney (1B), Curtis Granderson (RF), Wilmer Flores (2B), Alejandro De Aza (CF), Ruben Rivera (C), Seth Lugo (RHP)

Transactions: None

Reading material:

  • With his mechanics in check and his mind as ease, Randal Grichuk is as locked in as he has been all season (link)
  • Matt Carpenter returns to the leadoff spot and immediately goes deep (link)
  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ 7-1 win over the Mets on Wednesday (link)
  • Michael Wacha still optimistic about a 2016 return (link)
  • Even with such tremendous early success, Alex Reyes hasn’t forgotten his place (link)

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August 24: Mets @ Cardinals

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Records: Cardinals (66-58, -13.5 in NL Central), Mets (63-62, -10.0 in NL East)

First pitch: 7:15 pm CT

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Midwest, 1120 KMOX

Cardinals lineup: Matt Carpenter (1B), Jedd Gyorko (2B), Brandon Moss (LF), Stephen Piscotty (RF), Yadier Molina (C), Jhonny Peralta (3B), Randal Grichuk (CF), Greg Garcia (SS), Carlos Martinez (RHP)

Mets lineup: Jose Reyes (3B), Curtis Granderson (CF), Yoenis Cespedes (LF), Jay Bruce (RF), James Loney (1B), Asdrubal Cabrera (SS), Kelly Johnson (2B), Travis d’Arnaud (C), Jacob deGrom (RHP)

Transactions: None

Reading material:

  • Updates on the long list of rehabbing Cardinals players, one of whom could be back next week (link)
  • Lance Lynn describes his chances of pitching for the Cardinals this year as “very slim” (link)
  • Jaime Garcia was betrayed by his mechanics in Tuesday’s loss (link)
  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ 7-4 loss to the Mets on Tuesday (link)
  • Cardinals Care holds a field dedication ceremony with Adam Wainwright (link)

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August 23: Mets @ Cardinals

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Records: Cardinals (66-57, -12.5 in NL Central), Mets (62-62, -11.0 in NL East)

First pitch: 7:15 pm CT

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Midwest, 1120 KMOX

Cardinals lineup: Tommy Pham (LF), Stephen Piscotty (RF), Matt Carpenter (2B), Brandon Moss (1B), Yadier Molina (C), Jhonny Peralta (3B), Jedd Gyorko (SS), Randal Grichuk (CF), Jaime Garcia (LHP)

Mets lineup: Jose Reyes (3B), Asdrubel Cabrera (SS), Yoenis Cespedes (LF), Wilmer Flores (1B), Jay Bruce (RF), T.J. Rivera (2B), Justin Ruggiano (CF), Travis d’Arnaud (C), Jonathan Niese (LHP)

Transactions: None

Reading material:

  • Members of the 2006 World Championship team gathered on Monday to reminisce about their special season (link)
  • MLB’s Hall of Fame tour is coming to St. Louis later this week, along with a special IMAX movie (link)

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August 17: Cardinals @ Astros

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Records: Cardinals (63-56, -12.5 in NL Central), Astros (61-58, -9.0 in AL West)

First pitch: 1:10 pm CT

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Midwest, 1120 KMOX

Cardinals lineup: Kolten Wong (2B), Stephen Piscotty (RF), Matt Carpenter (DH), Brandon Moss (1B), Yadier Molina (C), Jedd Gyorko (3B), Randal Grichuk (CF), Jeremy Hazelbaker (LF), Greg Garcia (SS)

Astros lineup: George Springer (RF), Alex Bregman (3B), Jose Altuve (2B), Carlos Correa (SS), Marwin Gonzalez (1B), A.J. Reed (DH), Jason Castro (C), Teoscar Hernandez (CF), Tony Kemp (LF)

Transactions: None

Reading material:

  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ 8-5 win over the Astros on Tuesday (link)
  • Where would the Cardinals be without Jedd Gyorko? (link)
  • Matt Holliday to undergo thumb surgery today with hopes of returning this season (link)
  • Seth Maness to undergo season-ending elbow surgery on Thursday (link)

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August 16: Cardinals @ Astros

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Records: Cardinals (62-56, -12.0 in NL Central), Astros (61-57, -8.0 in AL West)

First pitch: 7:10 pm CT

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Midwest, 1120 KMOX

Cardinals lineup: Tommy Pham (LF), Stephen Piscotty (RF), Matt Carpenter (2B), Brandon Moss (1B), Yadier Molina (C), Jhonny Peralta (DH), Jedd Gyorko (3B), Randal Grichuk (CF), Greg Garcia (SS)

Astros lineup: George Springer (RF), Alex Bregman (3B), Jose Altuve (2B), Carlos Correa (SS), Marwin Gonzalez (1B), Evan Gattis (DH), Teoscar Hernandez (LF), Jason Castro (C), Jake Marisnick (CF)

Transactions: The Cardinals have placed RHP Seth Maness on the 15-day DL with a right elbow strain. RHP Sam Tuivailala has been recalled from Triple-A Memphis

Reading material:

  • For the second time this season, Seth Maness is sidelined by an elbow injury (link)
  • The Cardinals are ready to let Randal Grichuk play and be free (link)
  • Lance Lynn begins a rehab assignment with High-A Palm Beach; could a return in 2016 be in order? (link)
  • Columnist Phil Rogers writes that it’s too soon to count out the Cardinals as an October contender (link)

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