August 17: Giants @ Cardinals

Jenifer Langosch/MLB.com

Records: Cardinals (75-42, +5.0 in NL Central), Giants (64-53, -2.5 in NL West)

First pitch: 7:09 pm CT

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

Cardinals lineup: Matt Carpenter (3B), Kolten Wong (2B), Jhonny Peralta (SS), Jason Heyward (CF), Yadier Molina (C), Stephen Piscotty (RF), Brandon Moss (LF), Mark Reynolds (1B), Michael Wacha (RHP)

Giants lineup: Gregor Blanco (CF), Matt Duffy (3B), Brandon Belt (1B), Hunter Pence (RF), Brandon Crawford (SS), Andrew Susac (C), Justin Maxwell (LF), Kelby Tomlinson (2B), Chris Heston (RHP)

Transactions: The Cardinals have placed OF Randal Grichuk on the 15-day DL (right elbow strain) and recalled OF Tommy Pham from Triple-A

Reading material:

  • On a day Shelby Miller throws seven no-hit innings, Jason Heyward again shows that the Cards have also done well in that trade (link)
  • Kolten Wong’s two errors played prominently in Sunday’s loss (link)
  • Randal Grichuk exits Sunday’s game due to tightness in his right elbow (link)
  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ 6-4 loss to the Marlins on Sunday (link)
  • Michael Wacha prepares to face the Giants for the first time since serving up the final pitch of the NLCS (link)
  • Cardinals salute Ichiro Suzuki’s latest achievement; Suzuki salutes St. Louis (link)

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5 Comments

The Cardinals Live Pre-Game show is on radio station KMOX, starting right now. Here’s the streaming link, if you wanna’ hear what MM says about Grichuk, which will be on soon.

http://player.radio.com/listen/station/newsradio-1120-kmox

Well this was a great night. Another great game from Wacha with just enough from the offense and help from the Diamondbacks. Wacha leads MLB on wins now.

Yep, terrific game. And thank you D-backs!
The play by SS Brandon Crawford (errant throw to 1st)…kinda’ makes up for Wong’s goof-ups yesterday. Nobody’s perfect, eh?
Post-game media question about a possible leg-muscle cramp, dehydration-related perhaps, for Heyward? MM says we’ll see. We’re not sure.
Piscotty appears to be getting better as time goes by. I still can’t believe he’s got an engineering degree from Stanford. He must be a real braniac. Hahaha.
Poor Moss. He hits ’em hard way out to the track so often, but no HR’s. So his stats don’t honestly reflect what he’s capable of.
I think he’ll get there…once he’s more acclimated & comfortable with everything.
And who wouldda’ expected Yadi to launch a rocket outta’ the park? Nobody. As always, it’s the next man up who’ll come thru.

We will have to see how they do with even more thinness on offense: http://m.cardinals.mlb.com/news/article/143740224/jason-heyward-leaves-with-hamstring-issue

I wonder if they will start Pham Or Bourjous with Piscotty and Moss?

Well it looks like it’s Moss, Pham & Piscotty in the OF tonite. More tests on Heyward, today, before they’ll know what’s up. An announcement probably right before the game, I’m guessing.
I think I heard something about Pham’s BA just lately. Over .300…but then, that’s “little league”.
I wonder who’ll be next to go on the DL. Hahaha.

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