St. Louis Cardinals | Regional Daily News http://www.regionaldailynews.com/pages/index.cfm?id=435 St. Louis Cardinals 2015-08-02T07:30:26Z St. Louis Cardinals Moss' pinch-hit single lifts Cardinals over Rox New acquisition Brandon Moss delivered his first big hit with the Cardinals -- an RBI single in the bottom of the ninth to deliver a 3-2 victory over the Rockies at Busch Stadium before 44,743. Cards look to back Lackey in rematch with Reds The Cardinals and Reds open a three-game series at Great American Ballpark on Tuesday with a rematch of last week's pitchers' duel between John Lackey and Anthony DeSclafani in which DeSclafani's Reds took a 1-0 win thanks to a second-inning Jay Bruce home run. Grichuk gets redemption with HR-robbing leap Randal Grichuk pushed Wednesday's memory away. In the game of baseball, you can't dwell on the negative, he assessed. Command issues sink Lynn against Rockies Lance Lynn sailed through the heart of the Rockies' order in the fifth inning, appearing to find a rhythm, which prompted manager Mike Matheny to issue a vote of confidence in his starting pitcher. Cards can't dig out of early hole vs. Rockies A Cardinals team that exploded for 28 hits and 15 runs in the first two games of the series struggled on Saturday against Jorge De La Rosa, who threw 6 2/3 innings and lifted the free-swinging Rockies to a 6-2 win on Saturday night. Broxton looking to fit in with contending Cards Jonathan Broxton made his Major League debut against the Cardinals on July 29, 2005. Now, a little more than 10 years later, the two-time All-Star reliever is getting a chance to pitch for them. Refined mechanics help Wacha bounce back It can be easy to forget just how young Michael Wacha is, his manager, Mike Matheny, said after the 24-year-old right-hander picked up his career-high 12th win in the Cardinals' 7-0 victory over the Rockies at Busch Stadium on Friday night. Piscotty rewards Matheny's faith in big sixth inning Having already twice watched Stephen Piscotty end an inning by taking a called third strike with runners in scoring position, bench coach David Bell and manager Mike Matheny looked on as Piscotty headed to the plate with yet another run-scoring opportunity at his fingertips. Wacha, Cards power past Rockies Behind blasts from Matt Carpenter and Jhonny Peralta, as well as a bounceback start by Michael Wacha, the Cardinals cruised to a 7-0 win over the Rockies at Busch Stadium on Friday. No timeframe for Holliday's return from quad injury Matt Holliday suspects that he'll be playing again "soon," but the Cardinals' veteran left fielder could not specify a timeframe for his return while speaking to the media on Friday, two days after injuring his right quad for the second time this year. Socolovich optioned to Triple-A The move to bring in veteran reliever Jonathan Broxton cost Miguel Socolovich his place in the Cardinals' bullpen and Marcus Hatley's his spot on the 40-man roster. Broxton acquisition caps Cards' work at Deadline In adding two relievers to an overworked bullpen and a left-handed power hitting outfielder/first baseman, general manager John Mozeliak swung three trades in the week leading up to Friday's Trade Deadline. Carpenter's return to top of lineup pays off Matt Carpenter could feel an outbreak coming, and his manager, Mike Matheny, had also seen signs that Carpenter might be returning to form. Martinez apologizes for flare-up with Rockies Having channeled his energy and intensity quite well through the first months of the season, Carlos Martinez admitted he let his emotions get the best of him on Thursday night and apologized afterward for the way his five-inning outing ended. Garcia, Cards walk past Rockies in ninth In a game that featured six lead changes, the Cardinals snagged the final one, stunning the Rockies with a three-run ninth to steal a 9-8 win at Busch Stadium on Thursday night. Cardinals shuffle roster, Holliday placed on DL The Cardinals made a series of roster moves before Thursday's series opener against the Rockies, including placing left fielder Matt Holliday on the 15-day disabled list with a right quadriceps strain. Cardinals sign new 15-year TV rights deal The Cardinals and FOX Sports Midwest announced a new 15-year television rights agreement on Thursday that, according to the St. Louis Post Dispatch, will net the Cardinals more than $1 billion. The agreement will begin in 2018, immediately after the current deal expires. Cards get Moss from Tribe for highly touted lefty On the heels of consecutive shutouts that underscored the club's need for an offensive jolt, general manager John Mozeliak swung a player swap with Cleveland early Thursday morning to bring Brandon Moss and his power potential to St. Louis. Matheny: Lackey's start 'thing of beauty' At the end of what he surmised to be his best start of the season, in a game that ended with the Cardinals taking a 1-0 loss to the Reds, John Lackey had plenty left in the tank. Cards optimistic about Adams' return schedule Two months removed from sending Matt Adams to undergo surgery to repair a torn right quadriceps muscle, the Cardinals are bullish that the first baseman's recovery timetable won't be as long as initially expected. Cards' bats lacking for Lackey in loss to Reds With one Jay Bruce swing providing all the support starter Anthony DeSclafani needed, the Reds snapped a skid of nine consecutive losing series at Busch Stadium with a 1-0, series-clinching victory over the Cardinals on Wednesday night. Garcia bemoans Leake hit after loss to Reds One night after one swing proved to be all the Cardinals needed for a win, one swing doomed them to defeat and dampened an otherwise impressive return to the rotation for Jaime Garcia in the Cardinals' 4-0 loss to the Reds at Busch Stadium on Tuesday night. Tuivailala optioned to make room for Garcia Needing to open up a roster spot for Tuesday's starter, Jaime Garcia, the Cardinals optioned reliever Sam Tuivailala to Triple-A before the club's game against the Reds. Garcia outdueled by Leake as Cards fall Making what may have been his final start for the Reds, Mike Leake dazzled in front of a collection of scouts on hand for one more evaluation before Friday's non-waiver Trade Deadline. Backed by Joey Votto's three-run blast, Leake threw eight scoreless innings to help the Reds even a series at Busch Stadium with a 4-0 win over the Cardinals on Tuesday night. Bob Feller Act of Valor Award nominees announced The active Major League players and Hall of Famers nominated for the 2015 Bob Feller Act of Valor Award were revealed Tuesday. Wong's penchant for big hits increasing An inning after his aggressive approach backfired as he swung at three pitches outside the strike zone, Kolten Wong was reminded that there is also payoff with the power he packs into his compact swing. Cards, Lynn ride Wong's slam to win vs. Reds With the Cardinals' third grand slam of the season, second baseman Kolten Wong powered his club to a 4-1 win on Monday to open a three-game series against the Reds at Busch Stadium. Younger Games: 25-and-unders dominating Here are our Top 25-and-Unders, our ranking of the top 25 players age 25 and younger. All players who were 25 and under as of July 1, 2015 -- their age-25 season or younger -- were eligible for votes, and the list was selected by a panel of MLB.com and MLB Network analysts, including two former Major League general managers (Dan O'Dowd and Jim Duquette). Wacha labors, but Matheny offers benefit of doubt Though Michael Wacha battled inefficiency and shaky fastball command early in his outing on Sunday, manager Mike Matheny, after the Cardinals' 3-2 loss to the Braves, downplayed the presence of any concerning trends in a month where Wacha has endured his first extended hiccup of the year. Reynolds' left hand 'a little sore' after HBP Mark Reynolds, who took a fastball off the side of the bottom of his left hand on Saturday, had that hand wrapped much of the morning on Sunday. Manager Mike Matheny described his first baseman as "a little sore," which led Matheny to insert Stephen Piscotty into the lineup for his first-base debut. Regional Daily News 2015-08-03T00:30:26Z http://www.regionaldailynews.com/pages/index.cfm?id=435