April 26: Cardinals @ Diamondbacks

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Records: Cardinals (10-9, -4.0 in NL Central), Diamondbacks (11-10, -1.5 in NL West)

First pitch: 8:40 p.m. CT

TV/Radio: Fox Sports 1, KMOX 1120

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

Diamondbacks lineup:  Jean Segura (2B), Jake Lamb (3B), Paul Goldschmidt (1B), David Peralta (RF), Yasmany Tomas (LF), Welington Castillo (C), Chris Owings (CF), Nick Ahmed (SS), Shelby Miller (RHP)

Transactions: None

Reading material:

  • As struggles continue, Seth Maness consults Adam Wainwright and 2013 video for help (link)
  • Matt Holliday exited Monday’s game with a right leg cramp; listed as day-to-day (link)
  • Why is Aledmys Diaz still batting eighth? Mike Matheny explains (link)
  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ 12-7 loss to the D-backs on Monday (link)

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April 25: Cardinals @ Diamondbacks

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Records: Cardinals (10-8, -3.5 in NL Central), Diamondbacks (10-10, -2.5 in NL West)

First pitch: 8:40 p.m. CT

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Midwest+, 1120 KMOX

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

Diamondbacks lineup:  Jean Segura (2B), Brandon Drury (3B), Paul Goldschmidt (1B), Yasmany Tomas (LF), Welington Castillo (C), David Peralta (RF), Chris Owings (CF), Zack Greinke (RHP), Nick Ahmed (SS)

Transactions: None

Reading material:

  • Jedd Gyorko caps San Diego homecoming with a three-hit afternoon in which he fell a double short of the cycle (link)
  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ 8-5 win over the Padres on Sunday (link)
  • Aledmys Diaz is still looking for his defense to catch up with his offense (link)
  • Suspicious man Yadier Molina spotted late in Sunday’s game turned out to be a security guard (link)
  • Voting for the 2016 All-Star Game is underway at MLB.com (link)

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April 18: Cubs @ Cardinals

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Records: Cardinals (7-5, -2.0 in NL Central), Cubs (9-3, +2.0 in NL Central)

First pitch: 7:09 pm CT

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

Cardinals lineup: Matt Carpenter (3B), Jeremy Hazelbaker (CF), Matt Holliday (LF), Brandon Moss (1B), Stephen Piscotty (RF), Yadier Molina (C), Kolten Wong (2B), Aledmys Diaz (SS), Mike Leake (RHP)

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

Transactions: Ruben Tejada is activated from the 15-day DL; Greg Garcia is optioned to Triple-A Memphis

Reading material:

  • Another win; another unexpected contributor. This time: Eric Fryer (link)
  • Michael Wacha shakes off early error, makes quality start to notch series win (link)
  • Yadier Molina adds to his Gold Glove hardware collection (link)
  • What’s up with Seth Maness? (link)
  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ 4-3 win over the Reds on Sunday (link)

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April 14: Brewers @ Cardinals

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Records: Cardinals (4-4, -3.0 in NL Central), Brewers (4-4, -3.0 in NL Central)

First pitch: 12:45 pm CT

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Midwest, 1120 KMOX

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

Brewers lineup:  TBA

Transactions: None

Reading material:

  • After having just one 30-pitch inning last season, Trevor Rosenthal already has two in 2016 (link)
  • Game recap from the Brewers’ 6-4 win over the Cardinals on Wednesday (link)
  • Cardinals’ starting pitching depth thinned as Marco Gonzales will miss the season due to elbow surgery (link)
  • Ruben Tejada to begin rehab assignment on Thursday; could return to St. Louis as early as Sunday (link)

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April 13: Brewers @ Cardinals

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Records: Cardinals (4-3, -2.0 in NL Central), Brewers (3-4, -3.0 in NL Central)

First pitch: 7:15 pm CT

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Midwest Plus, 1120 KMOX

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

Brewers lineup: Domingo Santana (RF), Scooter Gennett (2B), Ryan Braun (LF), Jonathan Lucroy (C), Chris Carter (1B), Colin Walsh (3B), Ramon Flores (CF), Yadiel Rivera (SS), Chase Anderson (RHP)

Transactions: None

Reading material:

  • Randal Grichuk showing signs of getting back on track offensively (link)
  • Four days, 41 runs. Some interesting numbers from the offensive explosion. (link)
  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ 10-1, home opener win over the Brewers (link)
  • The most meaningful pitch thrown on Monday came from Lou Brock (link)
  • Injury updates on Jhonny Peralta, Tommy Pham, Ruben Tejada and Marco Gonzales (link)

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April 11: Brewers @ Cardinals

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Records: Cardinals (3-3, -2.0 in NL Central), Brewers (3-3, -2.0 in NL Central)

First pitch: 3:15 pm CT

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

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

Brewers lineup: TBA

Transactions: None

Reading material:

  • Jeremy Hazelbaker punctuates a tremendous first week with another game-tying hit (link)
  • A trip to Atlanta did the Cardinals’ offense well, as it broke out for 31 runs in three days (link)
  • Cardinals looking for cleaner defensive play after a shaky first road trip (link)
  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ 12-7 win over the Braves on Sunday (link)
  • Cardinals bracing for possibility that Marco Gonzales may need arm surgery (link)

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April 10: Cardinals @ Braves

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Records: Cardinals (2-3, -2.0 in NL Central), Braves (0-4, -2.5 in NL East)

First pitch: 12:35 pm CT

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Midwest, 1120 KMOX

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

Braves lineup: Erick Aybar (SS), Nick Markakis (RF), Freddie Freeman (1B), Adonis Garcia (3B), Hector Olivera (LF), Tyler Flowers (C), Jace Peterson (2B), Drew Stubbs (CF), Williams Perez (RHP)

Transactions: None

Reading material:

  • Kolten Wong highlights the team’s big offensive night with a three-hit game (link)
  • Fleet feet: Cardinals ignite offense with some aggressive baserunning (link)
  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ 12-2 win over the Braves (link)
  • Ahead of Sunday’s start, Adam Wainwright spent time in front of a mirror, tweaking his delivery (link)
  • Randal Grichuk, 1-for-15 to start the year, sits on Saturday and tries to free his mind (link)

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April 9: Cardinals @ Braves

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Records: Cardinals (1-3, -3.0 in NL Central), Braves (0-3, -2.0 in NL East)

First pitch: 6:10 pm CT

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Midwest, 1120 KMOX

Cardinals lineup: Matt Carpenter (3B), Jeremy Hazelbaker (CF), Matt Holliday (LF), Brandon Moss (1B), Stephen Piscotty (RF), Yadier Molina (C), Kolten Wong (2B). Aledmys Diaz (SS), Carlos Martinez (RHP)

Braves lineup: Erick Aybar (SS), Nick Markakis (RF), Freddie Freeman (1B), Adonis Garcia (3B), A.J. Pierzynski (C), Kelly Johnson (LF), Drew Stubbs (CF), Jace Peterson (2B), Julio Teheran (RHP)

Transactions: None

Reading material:

  • An unlikely trio of pinch-hitters make baseball history (link)
  • Seung Hwan Oh’s key seventh-inning strikeout highlights another strong night from the bullpen (link)
  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ 7-4 win over the Braves (link)
  • Yadier Molina sets a franchise record for most games caught, passing Ted Simmons (link)
  • Lou Brock’s ceremonial first pitch to highlight Monday’s home opener festivities (link)
  • Carlos Martinez ready to make his 2016 debut (link)

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April 8: Cardinals @ Braves

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Records: Cardinals (0-3, -3.0 in NL Central), Braves (0-2, -1.5 in NL East)

First pitch: 6:35 pm CT

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Midwest, 1120 KMOX

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

Braves lineup: Ender Inciarte (CF), Erik Aybar (SS), Freddie Freeman (1B), Adonis Garcia (3B), Nick Markakis (RF), Hector Olivera (LF), Tyler Flowers (C), Gordon Beckham (2B), Matt Wisler (RHP)

Transactions: None

Reading material:

  • Cards believe power uptick is coming (link)
  • With the minor league season starting on Thursday, here’s a look at where the Cardinals’ top prospects will be playing (link)
  • On Thursday, the Cardinals dealt pitcher Jayson Aquino to the Orioles for cash consideration (link)

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April 6: Cardinals @ Pirates

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Records: Cardinals (0-2, -2.0 in NL Central), Pirates (2-0, E in NL Central)

First pitch: 6:05 pm CT

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Midwest, 1120 KMOX

Cardinals lineup: Matt Carpenter (3B), Stephen Piscotty (RF), Matt Holliday (LF), Brandon Moss (1B), Yadier Molina (C), Kolten Wong (2B), Jedd Gyorko (SS), Jeremy Hazelbaker (CF), Mike Leake (RHP)

Pirates lineup: John Jaso (1B), Andrew McCutchen (CF), David Freese (3B), Starling Marte (LF), Francisco Cervelli (C), Gregory Polanco (RF), Josh Harrison (2B), Jordy Mercer (SS), Juan Nicasio (RHP)

Transactions: None

Reading material:

  • Aledmys Diaz’s Major League debut soured by a critical defensive miscue (link)
  • Costly mistakes catch up with the Cardinals (link)
  • Marco Gonzales, sidelined with an elbow injury, awaits a second opinion (link)
  • Brayan Pena undergoes knee surgery, will likely miss a month (link)
  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ 6-5 loss to the Pirates on Tuesday (link)
  • What’s behind the Cardinals’ decision to start Matt Holliday in left field, Brandon Moss at first base, instead of visa versa? (link)
  • Paul McCartney is coming to Busch Stadium (link)

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