May 15: Cardinals @ Dodgers

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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

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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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May 13: Cardinals @ Dodgers

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Records: Cardinals (19-16, -7.0 in NL Central), Dodgers (18-17, E in NL West)

First pitch: 9:10 p.m. CT

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

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

Dodgers lineup: Howie Kendrick (2B), Corey Seager (SS), Justin Turner (3B), Adrian Gonzalez (1B), Yasiel Puig (RF), Joc Pederson (CF), Trayce Thompson (LF), A.J. Ellis (C), Ross Stripling (RHP)

Transactions: None

Reading Materials

  • Matt Holliday caps big series as DH with four hits, including two homers (link)
  • Getting his first chance to close games on consecutive days, Trevor Rosenthal stumbles in the ninth (link)
  • Game recap from a wild and wacky 12-10 win over the Angels on Thursday (link)
  • Former college teammates Michael Wacha and Ross Stripling square off at Dodger Stadium on Friday (link)

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May 12: Cardinals @ Angels

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Records: Cardinals (18-16, -7.5 in NL Central), Angels (13-20, -7.5 in AL West)

First pitch: 9:05 p.m. CT

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Midwest, KMOX 1120

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

Angels lineup: Yunel Escobar (3B), Kole Calhoun (RF), Mike Trout (CF), Albert Pujols (DH), Daniel Nava (LF), C.J. Cron (1B), Johnny Giavotella (2B), Carlos Perez (C), Cliff Pennington (SS)

Transactions: CF Tommy Pham has had his minor league rehab assignment transferred to Double-A Springfield

Reading Materials

  • A night after bashing nine extra-base hits, the Cardinals offense shows a different dimension in Wednesday’s win (link)
  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ 5-2 win over the Angels on Wednesday (link)
  • Randal Grichuk, on facing his former team and his forever connection to Mike Trout (link)
  • After a porous April, the Cardinals’ infield defense – especially Aledmys Diaz – has been much better as of late (link)

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May 11: Cardinals @ Angels

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Records: Cardinals (17-16, -9.0 in NL Central), Angels (13-19, -6.5 in AL West)

First pitch: 9:05 p.m. CT

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Midwest, KMOX 1120

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

Angels lineup: Yunel Escobar (3B), Kole Calhoun (RF), Mike Trout (CF), Albert Pujols (1B), C.J. Cron (DH), Geovany Soto (C), Johnny Giavotella (2B), Shane Robinson (LF), Brendan Ryan (SS)

Transactions: None

Reading Material:

  • Mike Leake gets in the win column with a strong eight-inning performance on Tuesday (link)
  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ 8-1 win over the Angels to open a six-game road trip (link)
  • Jhonny Peralta has been cleared to resume swinging; Tommy Pham continues his rehab assignment (link)
  • Carlos Martinez has his next start pushed to Saturday so he can have additional time to recover from illness (link)
  • Prospect Harrison Bader had another big night for Springfield on Tuesday, going 4-for-5 with a triple and two home runs (link)

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May 10: Cardinals @ Angels

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Records: Cardinals (16-16, -9.0 in NL Central), Angels (13-18, -5.5 in AL West)

First pitch: 9:05 p.m. CT

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Midwest, KMOX 1120

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

Angels lineup: TBA

Transactions: None

Reading Material:

  • Cardinals players are finding camaraderie and competition through clubhouse chess (link)
  • Paul De Jong earns a spot on MLBPipeline’s Player of the Week list after hitting .320/.452/.840 with four homers and seven RBIs (link)

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May 6: Pirates @ Cardinals

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Records: Cardinals (15-14, -7.0 in NL Central), Pirates (15-13, -6.5 in NL Central)

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), Brandon Moss (1B), Yadier Molina (C), Randal Grichuk (CF), Jedd Gyorko (2B), Aledmys Diaz (SS), Carlos Martinez (RHP)

Pirates lineup: John Jaso (1B), Andrew McCutchen (CF), Gregory Polanco (RF), Starling Marte (LF), Francisco Cervelli (C), Jung Ho Kang (3B), Josh Harrison (2B), Jordy Mercer (SS), Francisco Liriano (LHP)

Transactions: None

Reading Material:

  • Stephen Piscotty, Brandon Moss contribute on both ends in Thursday’s 4-0 win (link)
  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ series-clinching victory over the Phillies (link)
  • Mother’s Day feature: How Gretchen Piscotty keeps everyone in her baseball-crazed family grounded (link)
  • Matt Adams day-to-day after exiting Thursday’s game with a left leg contusion (link)
  • Matt Bowman parlaying early success into an increased role in the Cardinals’ bullpen (link)
  • Kolten Wong determined to face struggles with more positivity (link)

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May 5: Phillies @ Cardinals

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Records: Cardinals (14-14, -7.0 in NL Central), Phillies (16-12, -3.5 in NL East)

First pitch: 12:45 p.m. CT

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Midwest, KMOX 1120

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

Phillies lineup: Odubel Herrera (CF), Freddy Galvis (SS), Andres Blanco (3B), Darin Ruf (1B), Cameron Rupp (C), Cesar Hernandez (2B), Tyler Goeddel (LF), Peter Bourjos (RF), Jerad Eickhoff (RHP)

Transactions: None

Reading Material:

  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ 5-4 walkoff win on Wednesday (link)
  • For a change, the Cardinals didn’t rely on home runs to chip away at a deficit, but rather strung together timely hits (link)
  • Outfielder Tommy Pham started a rehab assignment with Triple-A Memphis on Wednesday (link)
  • Cards busy preparing for the MLB Draft as it sits five weeks away (link)

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May 4: Phillies @ Cardinals

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Records: Cardinals (13-14, -7.0 in NL Central), Phillies (16-11, -2.5 in NL East)

First pitch: 7:15 p.m. CT

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Midwest, KMOX 1120

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

Phillies lineup: Odubel Herrera (CF), Freddy Galvis (SS), Maikel Franco (3B), Ryan Howard (1B), Carlos Ruiz (C), Cesar Hernandez (2B), David Lough (RF), Adam Morgan (LHP), Tyler Goeddel (LF)

Transactions: Tommy Pham (oblique strain) has begun a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Memphis

Reading material:

  • Despite one mistake, Michael Wacha returns to old form vs. Phillies (link)
  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ 1-0 loss to the Phillies on Tuesday (link)
  • How Matt Adams is foiling the shift by bunting and driving balls the opposite way (link)
  • Reliever Mitch Harris gets clearance to resume throwing program (link)

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May 3: Phillies @ Cardinals

Jenifer Langosch/MLB.com

Records: Cardinals (13-13, -6.0 in NL Central), Phillies (15-11, -3.5 in NL East)

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), Randal Grichuk (CF), Kolten Wong (2B), Aledmys Diaz (SS), Michael Wacha (RHP)

Phillies lineup: Odubel Herrera (CF), Freddy Galvis (SS), Maikel Franco (3B), Ryan Howard (1B), Cameron Rupp (C), Darin Ruf (LF), Cesar Hernandez (2B), Aaron Nola (RHP), Peter Bourjos (RF)

Transactions: None

Reading material:

  • Adam Wainwright jumpstarts a five-homer game for the Cardinals with a blast into the second deck (link)
  • Could a two-hit night spark a resurgence from Randal Grichuk (link)
  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ 10-3 win over the Phillies on Monday (link)

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