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    Cardinals (53-34) vs Astros (32-57) July 9-10

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    53-34 ||...Cardinals...||...vs...||...Astros...|| 32-57




    Cardinals Matchups MLB.com

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    Tuesday, July 9, 2013 7:15 PM CT


    TV: FSN | Radio: KMOX 1120

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    ........Adam Wainwrightvs. Bud Norris

    133.2.......IP.......109.0
    11-5.......W-L.......6-7
    2.36......ERA.....3.22
    117.........K's.........76
    13........BB's........35
    35........ER........39
    1.00........WHIP........1.37
    12-1, 1.58........Vs. Opp. Team........8-5, 2.74
    23.2 IP, 1-1, 2.28........Last 3 starts........20.0 IP, 1-0, 1.35

    A blown save cost Wainwright his 12th win in his last start, though he did finish eight innings for the seventh time this year. The Cardinals' ace still boasts the best strikeout-to-walk ratio among all Major League starters.

    Norris continues to be the Astros' most prolific pitcher, leading the club with 109 innings. He has shown he can go deep in games, lasting at least six innings in each of his last nine starts. In five of those, he's gone seven innings.
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    TV: FSN | Radio: KMOX 1120

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    ........Shelby Millervs. Jordan Lyles

    99.2.......IP.......74.1
    9-6.......W-L.......4-3
    2.80......ERA.....3.87
    107.........K's.........53
    24........BB's........22
    31........ER........32
    1.07........WHIP........1.37
    0-0, 0.00........Vs. Opp. Team........- - -, -.--
    13.1 IP, 1-2, 7.43........Last 3 starts........15.2 IP, 0-2, 6.32

    Miller righted a pair of wrongs in his last start as he regained his rhythm and rediscovered the life on his fastball. That helped him snap a two-game losing streak and finish six innings for the first time in four starts.

    Lyles has struggled his past three starts, with a 6.32 ERA in 15 2/3 innings over that span. Last time out, he yielded eight runs on 10 hits in five frames, falling to the Cubs.

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    Code:
    TEAM	W	L	GB	RS	RA
    St. Louis	53	34	-	431	309
    Pittsburgh	53	35	.5	342	301
    Cincinnati	50	39	4	388	329
    Chicago Cubs	39	48	14	358	362
    Milwaukee	36	52	17.5	352	415
    Code:
    NATIONAL	W	L	PCT	GB	HOME	ROAD	RS	RA	DIFF	STRK	L10
    Pittsburgh	53	35	.602	-	29-16	24-19	342	301	+41	Lost 3	5-5
    Cincinnati	50	39	.562	-	30-16	20-23	388	329	+59	Lost 2	5-5
    Washington	46	43	.517	4	27-18	19-25	340	351	-11	Lost 1	6-4
    Philadelphia	44	46	.489	6.5	22-19	22-27	353	399	-46	Won 2	6-4
    LA Dodgers	43	45	.489	6.5	25-21	18-24	339	365	-26	Won 2	7-3
    Colorado	43	47	.478	7.5	26-21	17-26	413	411	+2	Won 1	4-6
    San Francisco	40	48	.455	9.5	25-18	15-30	346	388	-42	Lost 2	2-8
    Chicago Cubs	39	48	.448	10	19-23	20-25	358	362	-4	Won 3	6-4
    Code:
    ERA	A. Wainwright	2.36
    BA	Y. Molina	.346
    HR	C. Beltran	19
    RBI	A. Craig	69
    R	M. Carpenter	66
    OPS	C. Beltran	.879
    W	A. Wainwright	11
    SO	A. Wainwright	117
    SV	E. Mujica	23
    WHIP	A. Wainwright	1.00
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    3rd	431	Runs	337	27th
    3rd	.274	BA	.235	28th
    3rd	.335	OBP	.294	29th
    10th	.414	SLG	.378	27th
    3rd	3.32	ERA	4.83	30th
    11th	49	QS	40	23rd
    1st	1.18	WHIP	1.51	30th
    6th	.243	BAA	.281	29th
    QS = Quality Starts

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    Oscar Taveras
    July 9 - Cardinals top prospect Oscar Taveras will not participate in the Futures Game because of the high ankle sprain that has twice placed him on the Class AAA disabled list.
    Taveras and second baseman Kolten Wong were selected to represent the Cardinals for a second consecutive year in the All-Star breakís annual prospect showcase.
    Taveras, who is batting .307, has missed more than a month total with the injury, which happened in May and he aggravated June 23.
    Taveras has been rehabbing at the teamís complex in Jupiter, Fla., where he has started running and baseball activities. Itís possible he will not be off the disabled list in time for the Futures Game, which is next Sunday.
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch


    Yadier Molina
    July 9 - Yadier Molina is back in the Cardinalsí lineup tonight, starting behind the plate after missing just two games with a knee injury.
    Considering the initial wave of panic that swept through St. Louis when Molina went for an MRI exam over the weekend his quick return obviously qualifies as extremely good news.
    Molina, who received the most votes of any National League player in the All-Star balloting, will be starting tonight for the 79th time in the Cardinalsí first 88 games. Heís hitting an NL-best .346 and also leads the league with 26 doubles, giving him a career-high OPS for the third straight season.
    NBC Sports

    15-day DL


    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 5 - Carpenter throws 5 simulated innings in the bullpen today. Matheny called best "from what I've seen" of lengthy rehab. #stlcards #cardinals
    Derrick Goold on Twitter


    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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    Apologies for not having the game thread up earlier. PSD was down for a few hours.
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    A good article with links to other good articles.

    TOWER GROVE • In the whirlwind of tryouts and workouts and showcases that led up to the 2000 amateur draft, young Yadier Molina traveled to Cincinnati and met a hero.

    There at their old ballpark, Riverfront Stadium, the Reds held a workout and invited several of their targeted players to come and audition in front of scouts, executives and a few Reds greats. Molina traveled from Puerto Rico to attend, and as he took the field he saw Bob Boone, a former catcher and, like Molina, part of a baseball family.

    He also saw … Johnny Bench.
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    Was honestly expecting a pitchers duel tonight as Norris pitches very well against us. Nice to see the offense put up 7 runs on him.

    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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    Just end this game already. 9-4 now.
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    Finally over. Cardinals win 9-5.
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    Missed the game due to moving furniture. Any reason Molina was pulled?
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    holy crap i just checked our run differential for the year and we are at +126. that is ridiculous. next highest in all of baseball is +85 by detroit. our expected wins/losses is also at 58-30, 4 games better than what we currently are so if anything our mlb leading record is undervalued if anything.

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    AFAIK they just pulled Yadi to get him more rest and because the lead was so substantial at that point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shlumpledink View Post
    Missed the game due to moving furniture. Any reason Molina was pulled?
    We were up 9-1 in like the 8th/9th inning at the time?

    (At least, I assumed that was why)

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    Quote Originally Posted by bda28 View Post
    We were up 9-1 in like the 8th/9th inning at the time?

    (At least, I assumed that was why)
    This. Although he did appear to grimace on a ground out to first.

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    He sore, not surprising if we see aches and pain type faces, IMO every game Yadi plays catcher he needs to sit the next day. He can pinch hit but that's it.

    That's obviously while his knees hurting. He also needs some more regular time off the second half. Maybe once every 10 days rather than once ever 2 weeks

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    Wouldn't mind seeing cruz get alittle more playing time at catcher, so we could give yadi a few more days of rest. Good game last night for the Cards. Waino was outstanding again.

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    Derrick Goold ‏@dgoold 1m

    Carpenter will start rehab assignment Monday at Class AA Springfield #cardinals
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    i was hoping he would come to peoria.... oh well

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