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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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August 14: Cardinals @ Cubs

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Records: Cardinals (61-56, -13.0 in NL Central), Cubs (+13.0 in NL Central)

First pitch: 7:08 pm CT

TV/Radio: ESPN, 1120 KMOX

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

Cubs lineup: Dexter Fowler (CF), Kris Bryant (3B), Anthony Rizzo (1B), Ben Zobrist (2B), Addison Russell (SS), Chris Coghlan (LF), Jason Heyward (RF), Wilson Contreras (C), John Lackey (RHP)

Transactions: None

Reading material:

  • The future was on display Saturday as Luke Weaver and Alex Reyes shined (link)
  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ 8-4 victory over the Cubs on Saturday (link)

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August 13: Cardinals @ Cubs

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Records: Cardinals (60-56, -14.0 in NL Central), Cubs (73-41, +14.0 in NL Central)

First pitch: 1:20 pm CT

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Midwest, 1120 KMOX

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

Cubs lineup: Dexter Fowler (CF), Kris Bryant (3B), Anthony Rizzo (1B), Ben Zobrist (LF), Addison Russell (SS), Jason Heyward (RF), Wilson Contreras (C), Javier Baez (2B), Kyle Hendricks (RHP)

Transactions: The Cardinals have placed OF Matt Holliday on the 15-day DL with a right thumb fractured and purchased the contract of RHP Luke Weaver.

Reading material:

  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ 13-2 loss to the Cubs on Friday (link)
  • Adam Wainwright described Friday’s two-inning outing as “one of the worst starts of my career.” (link)
  • Luke Weaver joins the club in Chicago, readies for his Major League debut (link)
  • As the Cardinals wait to learn whether Matt Holliday will need surgery, they’ll explore other outfield options (link)
  • Tyler Lyons will miss the rest of the regular season with a knee injury (link)

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August 12: Cardinals @ Cubs

Jenifer Langosch/MLB.com

Records: Cardinals (60-55, -13.0 in NL Central), Cubs (72-41, +13.0 in NL Central)

First pitch: 1:20 pm CT

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Midwest, 1120 KMOX

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

Cubs lineup: Matt Szczur (CF), Kris Bryant (3B), Anthony Rizzo (1B), Jorge Soler (RF), Addison Russell (SS), Wilson Contreras (LF), Miguel Montero (C), Javier Baez (2B), Jake Arrieta (RHP)

Transactions: The Cardinals have transferred LHP Tyler Lyons on the 60-day DL and purchased the contract of RHP Luke Weaver. Weaver has been placed on the taxi squad.

Reading material:

  • Matt Holliday is headed to the DL after a fastball fractured his right thumb (link)
  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ 11-inning, 4-3 loss to the Cubs on Thursday (link)
  • Though irritated by the final ball four call, the Cardinals had only themselves to blame for some earlier missed opportunities (link)
  • Columnist Phil Rogers, on how Alex Reyes and Luke Weaver can boost the Cardinals’ postseason chances (link)
  • Randal Grichuk returns as Matt Adams lands on the DL with a right shoulder injury (link)
  • Trevor Rosenthal still two weeks away from beginning his throwing program (link)

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August 11: Cardinals @ Cubs

Jenifer Langosch/MLB.com

Records: Cardinals (60-54, -12.0 in NL Central), Cubs (71-41, +12.0 in NL Central)

First pitch: 7:05 pm CT

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

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

Cubs lineup: Dexter Fowler (CF), Kris Bryant (3B), Anthony Rizzo (1B), Ben Zobrist (2B), Addison Russell (SS), Jason Heyward (RF), Chris Coghlan (LF), David Ross (C), Jon Lester (LHP)

Transactions: The Cardinals have placed 1B Matt Adams on the DL with right shoulder inflammation. Randal Grichuk has been recalled from Triple-A Memphis

Reading material:

  • Randal Grichuk returns from Triple-A Memphis as Matt Adams lands on the DL (link)
  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ 3-2 win over the Reds on Wednesday (link)
  • Jaime Garcia went to video to fix some mechanical flaws and has found immediate success (link)
  • A rejuvenated Yadier Molina has reached base in 23 straight games (link)

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