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May 24: Cubs @ Cardinals

Jenifer Langosch/MLB.com

Records: Cardinals (24-21, -6.0 in NL Central), Cubs (29-14, +5.0 in NL Central)

First pitch: 6:10 p.m. CT

TV/Radio: ESPN, KMOX 1120

Cardinals lineup: Matt Carpenter (3B), Aledmys Diaz (SS), Matt Holliday (LF), Stephen Piscotty (RF), Matt Adams (1B), Yadier Molina (C), Randal Grichuk (CF), Kolten Wong (2B), Michael Wacha (RHP)

Cubs lineup: Dexter Fowler (CF), Jason Heyward (RF), Kris Bryant (3B), Anthony Rizzo (1B), Ben Zobrist (2B), Jorge Soler (LF), Addison Russell (SS), David Ross (C), Jason Hammel (RHP)

Transactions: None

Reading Material:

  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ come-from-behind, 4-3 walk-off win over the Cubs on Monday (link)
  • With a defensive escape in the top of the ninth, the Cardinals set up Randal Grichuk’s heroics in the bottom half of the inning (link)
  • Cardinals’ pinch-hitters continue their roaring success, with Matt Adams the latest to homer off the bench (link)
  • Yadier Molina takes a tumble, calls himself safe in a moment of levity (link)
  • Scouting director Randy Flores explains why he nixed the pre-Draft workouts and how his days ahead of the Draft will be spent (link)
  • Cardinals prospect Sandy Alcantara strikes out 14 in a six-inning start for Class A Peoria on Monday (link)

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May 23: Cubs @ Cardinals

Jenifer Langosch/MLB.com

Records: Cardinals (23-21, -7.0 in NL Central), Cubs (29-13, +5.5 in NL Central)

First pitch: 7:15 p.m. CT

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Midwest, KMOX 1120

Cardinals lineup: Matt Carpenter (3B), Aledmys Diaz (SS), Matt Holliday (LF), Stephen Piscotty (RF), Brandon Moss(1B), Yadier Molina (C), Randal Grichuk (CF), Kolten Wong (2B), Adam Wainwright (RHP)

Cubs lineup: Dexter Fowler (CF), Kris Bryant (RF), Ben Zobrist (2B), Anthony Rizzo (1B), Jorge Soler (LF), Miguel Montero (C), Javier Baez (3B), Addison Russell (SS), John Lackey (RHP)

Transactions: None

Reading Material:

  • Top prospect Alex Reyes returns from suspension, throws four scoreless innings (link)
  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ 7-2 loss to the D-backs on Sunday (link)
  • Cardinals to prioritize getting Trevor Rosenthal work, even if that leaves others to handle save situations (link)
  • Ryan Ludwick to represent the Cardinals at the 2016 MLB Draft (link)
  • Jaime Garcia couldn’t get his arm angle right on Sunday and led to an early exit (link)

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May 22: D-backs @ Cardinals

Jenifer Langosch/MLB.com

Records: Cardinals (23-20, -7.0 in NL Central), D-backs (20-25, -6.0 in NL West)

First pitch: 1:15 p.m. CT

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Midwest, KMOX 1120

Cardinals lineup: Matt Carpenter (3B), Aledmys Diaz (SS), Stephen Piscotty (RF), Matt Adams (1B), Yadier Molina (C), Brandon Moss (LF), Randal Grichuk (CF), Kolten Wong (2B), Jaime Garcia (LHP)

D-backs lineup: Jean Segura (2B), Michael Bourn (RF), Paul Goldschmidt (1B), Welington Castillo (C), Yasmany Tomas (LF), Brandon Drury (3B), Chris Owings (CF), Zack Greinke (RHP), Nick Ahmed (SS)

Transactions: None

Reading Material:

  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ 6-2 win over the D-backs on Saturday (link)
  • Jedd Gyorko embraces part-time role, drives in three in rare start (link)
  • With another two hits to the opposite field, Matt Adams is reaping the rewards of his offseason work (link)
  • Ruben Tejada, on his pro pitching debut (link)
  • Cardinals celebrate Play Ball initiative all weekend at Busch Stadium (link)

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May 21: D-backs @ Cardinals

Jenifer Langosch/MLB.com

Records: Cardinals (22-20, -8.0 in NL Central), D-backs (20-24, -5.0 in NL West)

First pitch: 3:05 p.m. CT

TV/Radio: Fox Sports 1, KMOX 1120

Cardinals lineup: Matt Carpenter (3B), Aledmys Diaz (SS), Matt Holliday (LF), Stephen Piscotty (RF), Yadier Molina (C), Randal Grichuk (CF), Matt Adams (1B), Jedd Gyorko (2B), Mike Leake (RHP)

D-backs lineup: Jean Segura (2B), Brandon Drury (RF), Paul Goldschmidt (1B), Jake Lamb (3B), Rickie Weeks (LF), Welington Castillo (C), Chris Owings (CF), Nick Ahmed (SS), Robbie Ray (LHP)

Transactions: None

Reading Material:

  • The Cardinals’ rotation – which was expected to be the club’s strength – has become its more pressing issue (link)
  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ 11-7 loss to the D-backs on Friday (link)
  • Position player pitching alert! Ruben Tejada handled the ninth – with mixed results (link)
  • Randal Grichuk was cleared to pinch-hit after undergoing further tests on his back Friday afternoon (link)
  • Austin Gomber (No. 17 on the Cardinals’ prospect list) shined on Friday with a seven-inning, one-run start for High-A Palm Beach (link)
  • Public WiFi is now available at Busch Stadium (link)

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May 20: D-backs @ Cardinals

Jenifer Langosch/MLB.com

Records: Cardinals (22-19, -7.0 in NL Central), D-backs (19-24, -6.0 in NL West)

First pitch: 7:15 p.m. CT

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Midwest, KMOX 1120

Cardinals lineup: Matt Carpenter (1B), Aledmys Diaz (SS), Matt Holliday (LF), Stephen Piscotty (RF), Yadier Molina (C), Jedd Gyorko (2B), Jeremy Hazelbaker (CF), Ruben Tejada (3B), Carlos Martinez (RHP)

D-backs lineup: Jean Segura (2B), Michael Bourn (CF), Paul Goldschmidt (1B), Jake Lamb (3B), Yasmany Tomas (LF), Chris Hermann (C), Brandon Drury (RF), Chris Owings (SS), Patrick Corbin (LHP)

Transactions: None

Reading Material:

  • After taking new places in the lineup, Stephen Piscotty and Aledmys Diaz help key the offense (link)
  • Matt Carpenter drives in six in a career night at Busch (link)
  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ 13-7 win over the Rockies on Thursday (link)
  • Randal Grichuk exited Thursday’s game with left lower back tightness (link)
  • Shortstop Jhonny Peralta will begin a rehab assignment with Class A Peoria today (link)
  • Kevin Siegrist flashed his curveball with some success in the last series. So might he go to it more often? (link)
  • Matt Holliday interacts with fan in special Q&A at Busch Stadium (link)

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May 19: Rockies @ Cardinals

Jenifer Langosch/MLB.com

Records: Cardinals (21-19, -8.0 in NL Central), Rockies (20-19, -2.5 in NL West)

First pitch: 6:15 p.m. CT

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Midwest, KMOX 1120

Cardinals lineup: Matt Carpenter (3B), Aledmys Diaz (SS), Matt Holliday (LF), Stephen Piscotty (RF), Matt Adams (1B), Yadier Molina (C), Randal Grichuk (CF), Kolten Wong (2B), Michael Wacha (RHP)

Rockies lineup: TBA

Transactions: None

Reading Material:

  • Adam Wainwright, after his start on Wednesday: “You can say I’m dangerous again.” (link)
  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ 2-0 win over the Rockies (link)
  • Harrison Bader, others on Double-A Springfield turning heads with strong starts (link)

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May 18: Rockies @ Cardinals

Jenifer Langosch/MLB.com

Records: Cardinals (20-19, -8.0 in NL Central), Rockies (20-18, -1.5 in NL West)

First pitch: 7:15 p.m. CT

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Midwest, KMOX 1120

Cardinals lineup: Matt Carpenter (3B), Stephen Piscotty (RF), Matt Holliday (LF), Randal Grichuk (CF), Yadier Molina (C), Brandon Moss (1B), Aledmys Diaz (SS), Kolten Wong (2B), Adam Wainwright (RHP)

Rockies lineup: Charlie Blackmon (CF), Trevor Story (SS), Nolan Arenado (3B), Carlos Gonzalez (RF), Mark Reynolds (1B), Gerardo Parra (LF), DJ LeMahieu (2B), Tony Walters (C), Chris Rusin (LHP)

Transactions: None

Reading Material:

  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ 3-1 loss to the Rockies on Tuesday (link)
  • Top prospect Alex Reyes to return from his suspension and debut for Triple-A Memphis on Sunday (link)
  • Reliever Seung Hwan Oh continues to baffle hitters as his stellar rookie season continues (link)
  • Could Randal Grichuk improve his production by being more aggressive early in the count? (link)
  • As Jhonny Peralta readies for a rehab assignment, the Cardinals are beginning to consider their infield options (link)
  • Seth Maness admits not alerting the Cardinals to his arm issues previously (link)
  • Tommy Pham finishes rehab assignment, but remains in the Minors (link)

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May 17: Rockies @ Cardinals

Jenifer Langosch/MLB.com

Records: Cardinals (20-18, -8.0 in NL Central), Rockies (19-18, -1.5 in NL West)

First pitch: 7:15 p.m. CT

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Midwest, KMOX 1120

Cardinals lineup: Matt Carpenter (3B), Stephen Piscotty (RF), Matt Holliday (LF), Matt Adams (1B), Yadier Molina (C), Jeremy Hazelbaker (CF), Aledmys Diaz (SS), Kolten Wong (2B), Jaime Garcia (LHP)

Rockies lineup: Charlie Blackmon (CF), Trevor Story (SS), Nolan Arenado (3B), Carlos Gonzalez (RF), Mark Reynolds (1B), Ryan Raburn (LF), DJ LeMahieu (2B), Dustin Garneau (C), Chad Bettis (RHP)

Transactions: None

Reading Material:

  • Jason Motte returns to St. Louis, holds Cornhole Challenge to raise money for cancer foundation (link)
  • Ever wonder how Mike Matheny constructs his lineups? Here’s a look at the complicated process (link)
  • Yadier Molina’s early production, following two thumb surgeries, has surprised even him (link)

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May 15: Cardinals @ Dodgers

Jenifer Langosch/MLB.com

Records: Cardinals (19-18, -9.0 in NL Central), Dodgers (20-17, E in NL West)

First pitch: 7:05 p.m. CT

TV/Radio: ESPN, KMOX 1120

Cardinals lineup: Matt Carpenter (3B), Stephen Piscotty (RF), Matt Holliday (1B), Randal Grichuk (CF), Aledmys Diaz (SS), Jeremy Hazelbaker (LF), Kolten Wong (2B), Eric Fryer (C), Mike Leake (RHP)

Dodgers lineup: Chase Utley (2B), Corey Seager (SS), Justin Turner (3B), Adrian Gonzalez (1B), Yasmani Grandal (C), Howie Kendrick (LF), Yasiel Puig (RF), Joc Pederson (CF), Alex Wood (LHP)

Transactions: None

Reading Materials

  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ 5-3 loss to the Dodgers on Saturday (link)
  • Cards hover around .500 as they continue losing too many close games and falling to teams above .500 (link)
  • Dean Kiekhefer strikes out four in his Major League debut (link)
  • Mike Matheny defends Aledmys Diaz while the rookie shortstop’s error count rises (link)
  • Cardinals change course, place Seth Maness on the DL (link)

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May 14: Cardinals @ Dodgers

Jenifer Langosch/MLB.com

Records: Cardinals (19-17, -8.0 in NL Central), Dodgers (19-17, E in NL West)

First pitch: 8:10 p.m. CT

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

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

Dodgers lineup: Chase Utley (2B), Corey Seager (SS), Justin Turner (3B), Adrian Gonzalez (1B), Yasmani Grandal (C), Joc Pederson (CF), Yasiel Puig (RF), Carl Crawford (LF), Scott Kazmir (LHP)

Transactions: None

Reading Materials

  • With a season-high four errors and five unearned runs, the Cardinals’ defense unravels in the team’s series opener (link)
  • Randal Grichuk, with an assist from his dad, robbed his second homer of the season (link)
  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ 8-4 loss to the Dodgers on Friday (link)
  • Unable to fix his mechanics at the big-league level, Seth Maness is sent out to Triple-A Memphis; Dean Kiekhefer takes his place in the ‘pen (link)

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