April 17: Reds @ Cardinals

Jenifer Langosch/MLB.com

Records: Cardinals (5-3), Reds (5-4)

First pitch: 7:15 pm CT

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Midwest, 1120 KMOX

Cardinals lineup: Matt Carpenter (3B), Jason Heyward (RF), Matt Holliday (LF), Matt Adams (1B), Jhonny Peralta (SS), Jon Jay (CF), Yadier Molina (C), Kolten Wong (2B), Michael Wacha (RHP)

Reds lineup: Billy Hamilton (CF), Joey Votto (1B), Todd Frazier (3B), Brandon Phillips (2B), Jay Bruce (RF), Marlon Byrd (LF), Brayan Pena (C), Zack Cozart (SS), Johnny Cueto (RHP)

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Quotable: “The response can be the fact that we come in here and win some games, you know? Sometimes you have to personalize things. I think that sometimes that we do and sometimes we don’t. You don’t want to personalize it to the point where it affects you in a negative way. I’d like to come in here and play well, play strong, play tough and come in with some attitude. The kid didn’t slide in there with the intent to injure Frazier. It was an awkward slide. That being said, anybody would be upset at that play. It wouldn’t matter what team it was. It’s not that it was the Cardinals. It was an awkward slide that put Frazier in position of being hurt. Nobody wants to see that. I was extremely upset by that and rightfully so. Anybody would have been.” — Reds manager Bryan Price, when asked if he expected any carryover after calling Jason Heyward’s slide “dirty” on Sunday.

Reading Material:

  • On the 70th anniversary of Red Schoendienst’s Major League debut, the Cardinals will honor him during a pregame ceremony (link)
  • Yadier Molina puts slow season start in the rearview mirror (link)
  • Mark Reynolds gets a start, contributes in a big way (link)
  • John Lackey gave the Cardinals’ bullpen a much-needed respite with the team’s longest start of the season (link)
  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ 4-0 win over Milwaukee (link)
  • Game preview (link)

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1 Comment

Why is Choate still on the Cardinals? 3 batters faced 2 hits and a walk. Didn’t Matheny learn anything from last year. He was a Choker then and same thing now. At least he only left him in for the one batter and Walden was able to bail him out.

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