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August 8: Reds @ Cardinals

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Records: Cardinals (58-53, -11.5 in NL Central), Reds (45-64, -24.0 in NL Central)

First pitch: 7:15 pm CT

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Midwest, 1120 KMOX

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

Reds lineup: Billy Hamilton (CF), Zack Cozart (SS), Joey Votto (1B), Adam Duvall (LF), Brandon Phillips (2B), Scott Schebler (RF), Eugenio Suarez (3B), Tucker Barnhart (C), Cody Reed (LHP)

Transactions: None

Reading material:

  • Adam Wainwright left frustrated over a few unfortunate breaks (link)
  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ 6-3 loss to the Braves on Sunday (link)
  • Matt Carpenter passes all medical tests, gets clearance to swing away (link)

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August 7: Braves @ Cardinals

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Records: Cardinals (58-52, -10.5 in NL Central), Braves (40-70, -25.0 in NL East)

First pitch: 1:15 pm CT

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Midwest, 1120 KMOX

Cardinals lineup: Kolten Wong (2B), Stephen Piscotty (CF), Brandon Moss (RF), Matt Holliday (LF), Matt Adams (1B), Jhonny Peralta (SS), Yadier Molina (C), Jedd Gyorko (3B), Adam Wainwright (RHP)

Braves lineup: Ender Inciarte (CF), Erick Aybar (SS), Freddie Freeman (1B), Matt Kemp (LF), Nick Markakis (RF), Adnois Garcia (3B), Jace Peterson (2B), Anthony Recker (C), Mike Foltynewicz (RHP)

Transactions: None

Reading material:

  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ 13-5 loss to the Braves on Saturday (link)
  • Tyler Lyons to see specialist for right knee injury on Monday (link)
  • Yadier Molina, Matt Carpenter exit early on Saturday due to injury concerns (link)
  • Top prospect Alex Reyes got back on track with a strong, six-inning start on Saturday for Triple-A Memphis (link)

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August 3: Cardinals @ Reds

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Records: Cardinals (56-50, -9.0 in NL Central), Reds (43-62, -21.5 in NL Central)

First pitch: 6:10 pm CT

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Midwest, 1120 KMOX

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

Reds lineup: Tyler Holt (CF), Eugenio Suarez (3B), Joey Votto (1B), Adam Duvall (LF), Brandon Phillips (2B), Scott Schebler (RF), Ivan De Jesus Jr (SS), Tucker Barnhart (C), Cody Reed (LHP)

Transactions: The Cardinals have placed LHP Tyler Lyons on the 15-day disabled list with a stress reaction in his right knee. LHP Dean Kiekhefer has been recalled from Triple-A Memphis

Reading material:

  • Knee injury lands Lyons on the DL (link)
  • A series of bullpen maneuvers and double switches leave Seung Hwan Oh exposed in Tuesday’s loss (link)
  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ 7-5 loss to the Reds in Tuesday’s series opener (link)
  • Adam Wainwright crushed his second home run of the season and seventh extra-base hit as part of the team’s four-homer night (link)
  • Cardinals option Randal Grichuk to Triple-A, activate Brandon Moss and Jhonny Peralta from the DL (link)
  • Trevor Rosenthal gets good news in his follow-up exam, could return by late August (link)
  • Zach Duke, on the “bag of tricks” that has helped him reinvent himself as a reliever (link)

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August 2: Cardinals @ Reds

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Records: Cardinals (56-49, -8.0 in NL Central), Reds (42-62, -21.5 in NL Central)

First pitch: 6:10 pm CT

TV/Radio: Fox Sports 1, 1120 KMOX

Cardinals lineup: Stephen Piscotty (CF), Brandon Moss (RF), Matt Holliday (LF), Matt Adams (1B), Jhonny Peralta (SS), Yadier Molina (C), Jedd Gyorko (3B), Kolten Wong (2B), Adam Wainwright (RHP)

Reds lineup: Billy Hamilton (CF), Zack Cozart (SS), Joey Votto (1B), Adam Duvall (RF), Brandon Phillips (2B), Scott Schebler (LF), Eugenio Suarez (3B), Tucker Barnhart (C), Dan Straily (RHP)

Transactions: The Cardinals have optioned OF Randal Grichuk and LHP Dean Kiekhefer to Triple-A Memphis. The Cardinals have activated 1B/OF Brandon Moss and SS Jhonny Peralta from the DL. Aledmys Diaz has been placed on the 15-day DL with a hairline fracture in his right thumb. Zach Duke has been added to the 40- and 25-man rosters.

Reading material:

  • Cardinals make a series of roster moves ahead of Tuesday’s series opener (link)
  • Aledmys Diaz lands on the DL, out indefinitely due to right thumb fracture (link)
  • Cardinals let the Trade Deadline pass quietly, content with their lone acquisition of Duke (link)
  • European soccer comes to Busch Stadium (link)

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July 31: Cardinals @ Marlins

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Records: Cardinals (56-48, -6.5 in NL Central), Marlins (56-48, -5.0 in NL East)

First pitch: 12:10 pm CT

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Midwest, 1120 KMOX

Cardinals lineup: Greg Garcia (2B), Aledmys Diaz (SS), Stephen Piscotty (RF), Matt Adams (1B), Yadier Molina (C), Jeremy Hazelbaker (CF), Jedd Gyorko (3B), Kolten Wong (LF), Carlos Martinez (RHP)

Marlins lineup: Dee Gordon (2B), Martin Prado (3B), Christian Yelich (LF), Giancarlo Stanton (RF), Marcell Ozuna (CF), J.T. Realmuto (C), Chris Johnson (1B), Adeiny Hechavarria (SS), Andrew Cashner (RHP)

Transactions: The Cardinals have acquired LHP Zach Duke from the White Sox for OF Charlie Tilson

Reading material:

  • Did short rest affect Jaime Garcia on Saturday? Or is that just a convenient excuse? (link)
  • Game recap from an ugly 11-0 loss to the Marlins on Saturday (link)
  • Jhonny Peralta meets up with the club on Saturday, tests strength in left thumb (link)

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July 28: Cardinals @ Marlins

Jenifer Langosch/MLB.com

Records: Cardinals (54-47, -6.0 in NL Central), Marlins (55-46, -4.0 in NL East)

First pitch: 6:10 pm CT

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Midwest, 1120 KMOX

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

Marlins lineup: Dee Gordon (2B), Martin Prado (3B), Christian Yelich (LF), Giancarlo Stanton (RF), Marcell Ozuna (CF), J.T. Realmuto (C), Derek Dietrich (1B), Adeiny Hechavarria (SS), Jose Fernandez (RHP)

Transactions: None

Reading material:

  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ improbable 5-4 win over the Mets on Wednesday (link)
  • With help from his offense in the ninth inning, Adam Wainwright gets off the hook (link)
  • Prospect Alex Reyes could be an option to start Saturday – if the Cardinals have to use Tyler Lyons before then (link)

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July 24: Dodgers @ Cardinals

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Records: Cardinals (52-45, -6.5 in NL Central), Dodgers (55-44, -4.0 in NL West)

First pitch: 7:08 pm CT

TV/Radio: ESPN, 1120 KMOX

Cardinals lineup: Randal Grichuk (LF), Aledmys Diaz (SS), Stephen Piscotty (RF), Matt Holliday (1B), Jedd Gyorko (3B), Yadier Molina (C), Tommy Pham (CF), Kolten Wong (2B), Mike Mayers (RHP)

Dodgers lineup: Chase Utley (2B), Corey Seager (SS), Justin Turner (3B), Adrian Gonzalez (1B), Howie Kendrick (LF), Yasmani Grandal (C), Andrew Toles (RF), Joc Pederson (CF), Scott Kazmir (LHP)

Transactions: The Cardinals purchased the contract of RHP Mike Mayers and optioned RHP Miguel Socolovich to Triple-A Memphis

Reading material:

  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ 7-2 loss to the Dodgers on Saturday (link)
  • Mike Mayers set to make his Major League debut in Sunday’s series finale (link)
  • Defense once again complicates things for Mike Leake (link)

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July 22: Dodgers @ Cardinals

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Records: Cardinals (51-44, -6.5 in NL Central), Dodgers (54-43, -4.0 in NL West)

First pitch: 7:15 pm CT

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Midwest, 1120 KMOX

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

Dodgers lineup: Chase Utley (2B), Corey Seager (SS), Justin Turner (3B), Adrian Gonzalez (1B), Howie Kendrick (LF), Yasmani Grandal (C), Joc Pederson (CF), Scott Van Slyke (RF), Brandon McCarthy (RHP)

Transactions: None

Reading material:

  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ 6-5, walk-off win on Thursday (link)
  • Consistent approach pays of for Aledmys Diaz, who delivered his first career walk-off hit to wrap up sweep of Padres (link)
  • Matt Holliday’s nose bloodied, but not broken, after being hit by a pitch (link)
  • Ozzie Smith leads a baseball clinic in Cooperstown as part of the Hall of Fame weekend (link)
  • Commissioner Rob Manfred, on MLB’s investigation of the Cardinals’ hacking scandal (link)

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July 7: Pirates @ Cardinals

Jenifer Langosch/MLB.com

Records: Cardinals (43-41, -9.0 in NL Central), Pirates (44-41, -8.5 in NL Central)

First pitch: 12:45 pm CT

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Midwest, 1120 KMOX

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

Pirates lineup: John Jaso (1B), Gregory Polanco (RF), Andrew McCutchen (CF), Jung Ho Kang (3B), Matt Joyce (LF), Josh Harrison (2B), Jordy Mercer (SS), Eric Fryer (C), Tyler Glasnow (RHP)

Transactions: The Cardinals have placed second baseman Matt Carpenter on the 15-day DL and purchased the contract of catcher Michael McKenry.

Reading material:

  • Cardinals lose Matt Carpenter to a right oblique injury (link)
  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ 7-5 loss to the Pirates on Wednesday (link)
  • Randal Grichuk returns to the big leagues with a changed swing and clear mind (link)
  • MLB.com columnist Mike Bauman wonders where the Cardinals’ usual resilience has been (link)
  • Catcher Brayan Pena heads back to the DL with more knee issues; Alberto Rosario earns his first Major League call-up (link)
  • As evidenced on Wednesday, the Cardinals still haven’t sorted out roles in the bullpen (link)
  • Cards hope to have Jhonny Peralta (left thumb) back in the lineup before the end of the week (link)

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July 6: Pirates @ Cardinals

Jenifer Langosch/MLB.com

Records: Cardinals (43-40, -9.0 in NL Central), Pirates (43-41, -9.5 in NL Central)

First pitch: 7:15 pm CT

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Midwest, 1120 KMOX

Cardinals lineup: Matt Carpenter (2B), Aledmys Diaz (SS), Matt Holliday (LF), Stephen Piscotty (RF), Yadier Molina (C), Randal Grichuk (CF), Jedd Gyorko (1B), Greg Garcia (3B), Jaime Garcia (LHP)

Pirates lineup: Jordy Mercer (SS), David Freese (1B), Andrew McCutchen (CF), Jung Ho Kang (3B), Starling Marte (LF), Josh Harrison (2B), Sean Rodriguez (RF), Erik Kratz (C), Jeff Locke (LHP)

Transactions: The Cardinals have placed catcher Brayan Pena on the 15-day disabled list with left knee inflammation and purchased the contract of catcher Alberto Rosario

Reading material:

  • Matt Carpenter earns his third All-Star Game selection (link)
  • Jhonny Peralta exited Tuesday’s game with left thumb discomfort, though the Cardinals don’t believe it’s related to his prior surgery (link)
  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ 5-2 loss to the Pirates on Tuesday (link)
  • Columnist Mike Bauman wonders if the Cardinals can move past their see-saw first half (link)
  • Brayan Pena plans to work with the Army Reserves over the offseason as a way to give back to his adopted country (link)
  • Cardinals place Brandon Moss on the disabled list, recall Randal Grichuk (link)

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