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    There's No Place Like Home: Cardinals (50-34) vs Marlins (32-52) July 5-7

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    50-34 ||...Cardinals...||...vs...||...Marlins...|| 32-52




    Cardinals Matchups MLB.com

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    Friday, July 5, 2013 7:15 PM CT


    TV: FSN | Radio: KMOX 1120

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    ........Jake Westbrookvs. Jacob Turner

    61.0.......IP.......41.0
    4-3.......W-L.......2-0
    2.95......ERA.....1.76
    27.........K's.........27
    26........BB's........12
    20........ER........8
    1.46........WHIP........1.10
    1-2, 3.00........Vs. Opp. Team........0-0, 1.80
    17.0 IP, 2-1, 5.29........Last 3 starts........21.0 IP, 1-0, 1.71

    Without his sinker to lean on, Westbrook was battered for 10 hits in four innings Sunday. He opened the season with a 1.62 ERA through six starts; that mark has gone up to 2.95 after making four starts since coming off the DL.

    Turner comes off his first career complete game. It also was the first time a Miami starter went the distance this year. The 22-year-old was in command in beating the Padres, striking out seven on 111 pitches.
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    Saturday, July 6, 2013 1:15 PM CT


    TV: FSN | Radio: KMOX 1120

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    ........Joe Kellyvs. Nathan Eovaldi

    37.1.......IP.......18.0
    0-3.......W-L.......1-0
    3.86......ERA.....2.00
    30.........K's.........10
    11........BB's........6
    16........ER........4
    1.45........WHIP........0.94
    0-0, 1.32........Vs. Opp. Team........0-0, 1.80
    11.1 IP, 0-0, 1.79........Last 3 starts........18.0 IP, 1-0, 2.00

    Kelly moves into the rotation after being the team's long reliever. He made one spot start early last month and had two relief appearances of at least 77 pitches in June. As a result, he should be appropriately stretched out.

    Eovaldi had a string of 17 straight starts with at least one strikeout ended in his last outing. He did throw six scoreless in a no-decision against the Padres. He has given up four runs in 18 innings this year.
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    Sunday, July 7, 2013 1:15 PM CT


    TV: FSN | Radio: KMOX 1120

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    ........Lance Lynnvs. Jose Fernandez

    105.2.......IP.......92.2
    10-3.......W-L.......5-4
    3.75......ERA.....2.72
    106.........K's.........94
    39........BB's........33
    44........ER........28
    1.19........WHIP........1.06
    1-0, 9.00........Vs. Opp. Team........1-0, 2.57
    19.2 IP, 1-2, 4.58 ERA........Last 3 starts........20.1 IP, 1-1, 1.33

    Lynn has been bitten by big innings in three of his past four starts. In those, he has endured an inning where at least nine batters have hit and four runs scored. As a result, Lynn's ERA has gone up by a run in a month.

    Fernandez simply dominated in his last start, striking out 10 over eight scoreless innings in a win over the Padres. He gave up two hits. It was the 20-year-old's second 10-strikeout performance of the season.
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    TEAM	W	L	GB	RS	RA
    Pittsburgh	52	32	-	331	289
    St. Louis	50	34	2	419	302
    Cincinnati	49	36	3.5	369	314
    Chicago Cubs	36	47	15.5	340	350
    Milwaukee	34	50	18	335	392
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    ERA	A. Wainwright	2.36
    BA	Y. Molina	.351
    HR	C. Beltran	19
    RBI	A. Craig	66
    R	M. Carpenter	63
    OPS	Y. Molina	.889
    W	A. Wainwright	11
    SO	A. Wainwright	117
    SV	E. Mujica	21
    WHIP	A. Wainwright	1.00
    Code:
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    3rd	419	Runs	276	30th
    3rd	.275	BA	.234	28th
    3rd	.335	OBP	.291	30th
    10th	.414	SLG	.341	30th
    3rd	3.35	ERA	3.91	15th
    11th	47	QS	41	20th
    2nd	1.19	WHIP	1.32	17th
    7th	.245	BAA	.259	20th
    QS = Quality Starts

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    Fernando Salas
    June 28 - Fernando Salas, fresh off the disabled list, pitched two innings with three strikeouts and no hits allowed.
    Salas seemes to be making the hardest push for a return to St. Louis. He hasn't allowed a run in five appearances in Memphis since coming off the DL June 19. He's given up four hits over six innings and has struck out eight while walking none.
    Belleville News-Democrat


    John Gast
    July 1 - He hadn't picked up a ball when the Cardinals left for this road trip, and he and the team wasn't convinced that he would before the team returned. This is a serious injury. It's a lat strain. Brad Penny had a lat strain in May for the Cardinals and didn't pitch again that season for them. It's going to take some time.
    Derrick Goold St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    60-day DL


    Chris Carpenter
    July 4 - Cardinals righty Chris Carpenter is scheduled to throw a bullpen session at Busch Stadium on Friday to determine the next step in his rehab from nerve issues in his right shoulder and persistent soreness in his lower back.
    Carpenter has continued to throw while the team has been on the eight-game road trip, and general manager John Mozeliak said that the session Friday will lead Carpenter to a simulated game against hitters or yet another bullpen session.
    Mozeliak spoke to Carpenter earlier this week after a lengthy throw and said that the righty “expressed optimism” about the strength of his lower back and shoulder.
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch


    Rafael Furcal
    June 14 - Rafael Furcal, who is out for the entire season as he recovers from Tommy John surgery, is pleased with how his rehabilitation is going.
    "I am happy with the way we're working right now," Furcal said. "It's progressing."
    The 35-year-old has not thrown yet, but he is eager to reach that stage in the rehab process.
    "Maybe when I get to about 8 or 10 weeks," Furcal said. "I'm just going to keep working hard every morning. It's a little boring, but it's getting better."
    Furcal lives about 45 minutes south of the Cardinals' facility in Jupiter, Fla., where he has been working daily to get his elbow back to full strength. He anticipates moving his rehab to St. Louis later this year.
    ESPN.com


    Jaime Garcia
    May 30 - Cardinals moved Jaime Garcia to the 60-day DL

    Jason Motte
    May 7 - CHICAGO -- St. Louis Cardinals closer Jason Motte had season-ending Tommy John surgery on Tuesday.
    Motte tweeted the ligament-replacement surgery on his right elbow "went well."
    ESPN
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    Derrick Goold Derrick Goold ‏@dgoold

    Carpenter throws 5 simulated innings in the bullpen today. Matheny called best "from what I've seen" of lengthy rehab. #stlcards #cardinals
    https://twitter.com/dgoold/status/353271054761869312

    ANAHEIM, Calif. • After the Cardinals’ victory late Wednesday night against the Angels, Cards manager Mike Matheny met briefly with shortstop Pete Kozma to tell him he was going to get at least a couple days to work on his swing. Matheny wanted Kozma to understand what the time off means.

    The glove is good.

    The bat needs attention.

    “That’s the message that I gave him,” Matheny said. “Very proud and happy how he’s gone about his job at shortstop. After that we want him to feel confident (at the plate). … It’s what we have to do to get Pete right. We really want Pete to understand that this is a move to get him right and get him to be the player we know he can be.”
    Class AAA infielder Ryan Jackson has a .306 average for Memphis and a .384 on-base percentage this season. He hit .345 in May and yet hasn’t factored into the Cardinals’ bench.

    “Right now we’re happy with what we’ve got going on here,” Matheny said when asked about Jackson. “I don’t ever want Pete to think anything besides what I told him. Take a couple days to get your swing right. It’s not time for us to start thinking about other stuff like that until we’re forced to do something.”
    http://www.stltoday.com/sports/baseb...f4d9cf0ec.html

    Glenn Geffner ‏@GlennGeffner

    What a view from the radio booth at Busch Stadium. #Marlins #Cardinals pic.twitter.com/nNV4QMl4SO
    https://twitter.com/GlennGeffner/sta...54935627960321
    Last edited by redbird89; 07-05-2013 at 06:04 PM.
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    BirdsiView: Pets

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    In this week's BirdsiView, we ask the players about their pets back at home

    http://wapc.mlb.com/play?content_id=28508633


    John Mabry, Hitting Coach for the St. Louis Cardinals, shares advice for young hitters. (Click image for video).

    "Just swing the bat.

    Don’t get too technical and mechanical too early. Because a lot of times the kids aren’t strong enough to do what they’re supposed to be doing, and that creates bad habits.
    And trying to drill those habits into them at an early age can cause some major flaws later on.

    So, hitting off a tee is really important. As boring as it is, it helps you repeat your swing. And big league players do it every day."
    http://mikematheny.com/mikes-blog/jo...-young-hitters
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    7/5 #STLCards lineup vs MIA: Carpenter 2B, Jay CF, Holliday LF, Craig RF, Molina C, Adams 1B, Freese 3B, Descalso SS, Westbrook P
    https://twitter.com/Cardinals/status/353273834868187137
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    sure wish we would give jackson a shot

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    I've been screaming that for weeks lol I'm so over Kozma.

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    So was that a double play or a triple play?

    They said it was a double play.

    Still confusing.
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    I'm still confused as to how it was a double play, considering it shouldn't have been a force out at third...

    I guess because the runner just went straight into the dugout (out of base paths?), but he only really did because the third base ump had called him out...

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    Molina has knee injury, going for scans now. Matheny expressed concern

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    crap

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    I've heard that it is minor for molina and the mri is precautionary, but lets hope that is the case.

    Great game. Clutch Adams and Robinson
    Pitches Thrown: 239 Strikes: 145
    15.1 INN 9 K 4 BB
    1 W 1 L 0.59ERA
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    ^ Molina told wainwright who told the media that Yadi thinks a couple days off and he will be fine

    But IMO if they send you in for an MRI there's Definately some cause for concern.

    Also, not surprisingly M. Carpenter got snubbed from starting the all star game

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    he'll have his time eventually

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    Nice to get a sweep after we were playing mediocre baseball for a little while. Tied with the Pirates again as they lost today.

    Matt Carpenter
    .300 AVG, 1 HR, 6 RBI, .431 OBP, .375 SLG, .806 OPS, .371 wOBA, 136 wRC+, .4 fWAR, 126 OPS+



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    nice to be on the right end of a sweep again

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