Cards in the News - Monday, May 2, 2005

Links to all the Cardinals news you'll need today.


Game Write-Ups
"Braves leave Cards stranded"

"Braves getting the W's despite offensive woes" by Guy Curtright, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

"Smoltz and wind blow away Cards" by Travis Haney, Morris News Service/Augusta Chronicle

"Smoltz, Braves battle past Cards" by Paul Newberry, The Associated Press/Springfield News-Leader

"Cardinals drop second straight" by Matthew Leach, MLB

"Carpenter, Redbirds take on Reds" by Matthew Leach, MLB

"Notes: La Russa stands firm" by Matthew Leach, MLB

"La Russa has little concern about remarks" by Joe Strauss, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Cardinals Team Report" by Matthew Leach, MLB/Fox Sports

"LaRussa lashes out at Cox's pressure on umps" by Guy Curtright, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

"From the Diamond: Cards deal in the off-season but still holding first-place hand" by Heath Allen, Northwest Arkansas Times

Cardinals Game Highlights by MLB (Scroll down to mid-page under heading "Sights and Sounds")

AAA - Memphis Redbirds 3, Iowa Cubs 2
" Confident Redbirds rally for win" by Marlon W. Morgan, Memphis Commercial Appeal

"Redbirds rally for fourth straight win" – Memphis Redbirds press release

"Redbirds Postgame" by Marlon W. Morgan, Memphis Commercial Appeal

AA - Springfield Cardinals 2, Corpus Christi Hooks 1 (10)
"Great Gorecki" by Kary Booher, Springfield News-Leader

"Gorecki busts out, Cards win" – Springfield Cardinals press release

"Springfield players back tougher steroid policy" by Kary Booher, Springfield News-Leader

High-A – Palm Beach Cardinals 8, Brevard Manatees 4
(The Birdhouse News) Palm Beach had their hitting shoes on and Chris Lambert had his longest outing of the season as the Cardinals defeated the Brevard Manatees 8-4 at Space Coast stadium. Little used catcher Jason Motte got the Cardinals on the board when he walked to open the top of the third inning. He came around to score on Anthony Monegan's one-out double to left. Monegan then scored on Brendan Ryan's double to center. Matt Dryer capped the scoring that inning by slamming a two-run, two-out home run to left.
Cardinals starter Chris Lambert (W, 4-0) had a very strong outing by pitching seven innings of five-hit, two-run (one earned) ball. Lambert struck out five and walked two while lowering his ERA to 2.33. Roberto Batista got the pitcher's best friend in the eighth inning when he worked out of a two-on, one-out jam by getting Manatees third baseman Adam Heether to hit into a double play. Newly signed lefty Jeffrey Randazzo earned his first save as a Cardinal by coming into a two-on and no one out situation in the ninth by sandwiching two strike outs and a pop out around a walk. Right hander Kevin Durost (L, 0-5) took the loss for the Manatees, allowed six runs, all earned, in his five innings of work.

Low-A – Cedar Rapids Kernels 6, Quad Cities Swing 4
"Swing miss again" by Steve Batterson, Quad-Cities Times

"Swing rally falls short" – Quad Cities Swing press release

Elsewhere in Baseball
"Waiver Wired, Week 5" by Matthew Fisher, Rotoworld/Fox Sports

"Lamb's slam offsets loss of Oswalt" by Joel Anderson, The Associated Press/Fox Sports

"Weekend in Review: Selig puts players union on hot seat" by Scott Miller, Sportsline

"Orioles rolling right along" by Peter Gammons, Special to ESPN

"Cook: Leyland, Pirates not a match" by Ron Cook, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

"Getting Graphic" by Studes, The Hardball Times

"Hardball Questions: Kevin Youkilis" by Ben Jacobs, The Hardball Times

"Ernie Harwell: Best stories often come from elders" by Ernie Harwell, Detroit Free Press

"Time running out for Astros superstars Biggio, Bagwell" by John Perrotto, Beaver County Times

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