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

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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

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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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August 10: Reds @ Cardinals

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Records: Cardinals (59-54, -12.0 in NL Central), Reds (46-66, -24.5 in NL Central)

First pitch: 6:15 pm CT

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Midwest, 1120 KMOX

Cardinals lineup: Matt Carpenter (1B), Kolten Wong (2B), Brandon Moss (RF), Matt Holliday (LF), Yadier Molina (C), Jhonny Peralta (SS), Jeremy Hazelbaker (CF), Greg Garcia (SS), Jaime Garcia (LHP)

Reds lineup: Billy Hamilton (CF), Zack Cozart (SS), Joey Votto (1B), Adam Duvall (LF), Eugenio Suarez (3B), Tony Renda (2B), Tyler Holt (RF), Tucker Barnhart (C), Anthony DeSclafani (RHP)

Transactions: None

Reading material:

  • Alex Reyes announces his arrival with 101-mph fastballs and a wicked curve (link)
  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ 7-4 loss to the Reds on Tuesday (link)
  • Cards call up top prospect Reyes and ready for No. 2 prospect Luke Weaver to debut on Saturday (link)
  • Michael Wacha lands on the DL with a shoulder injury, and the Cardinals are forced to rethink his future within the organization (link)
  • Scouting reports on the team’s newest arrivals, Reyes and Weaver (link)
  • Cardinals, Blue team up to welcome the Winter Classic to Busch Stadium in January (link)
  • Medical updates on Tyler Lyons, Aledmys Diaz, Jordan Walden, Trevor Rosenthal and Brayan Pena (link)

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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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