Cards in the News - Tuesday, May 3, 2005

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Game Write-Ups
"Cards' rally stuns Reds"
By Joe Strauss, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Monumental collapse"
By Marc Lancaster, Cincinnati Post

"Unwelcome home"
by Kevin Kelly, Cincinnati Enquirer

"Reds dig their own Grave"
by Kyle Nagel, Dayton Daily News

"Cards rise from dead in record ninth"
by Joe Kay, The Associated Press/Springfield News-Leader

"Cards win with seven in ninth"
by Matthew Leach, MLB

"Marquis tries to keep Cards rolling"
by Matthew Leach, MLB

"Notes: Rolen scratched from lineup"
by Matthew Leach, MLB

"Reds feel a chill and it's not the weather "
by Lonnie Wheeler, Cincinnati Post

"Another step for Morris"
by Joe Strauss, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Rolen goes to the bench because of back strain"
by Joe Strauss, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Cards roll seven in ninth"
by Fox Sports (Scroll down for link)

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

AAA - Memphis Redbirds 9, Omaha Royals 8
" 'Birds come back, streak to 5 straight"
by Memphis Commercial Appeal staff

AA – San Antonio Missions 8, Springfield Cardinals 0
"No celebration for Cardinals in shutout loss"
By Kary Booher, Springfield News-Leader

"Cards shut out by Missions"
- Springfield Cardinals press release

"All eyes on Springfield"
By Kary Booher, Springfield News-Leader

High-A – Brevard Manatees 7, Palm Beach Cardinals 2
(The Birdhouse News) The Cardinals failure to retire the lead-off batter doomed them last night as they fell to the Brevard Manatees 7-2. The Manatees' lead-off batter reached base in six of their eight innings and the Manatees plated three of those runners. Cardinals starter Mark Michael (L, 1-2, 3.71 ERA) began four of his five innings with the lead-off batter reaching base. Michael gave up three runs, all earned, on two hits and three walks. Two of the runs scored on a lead-off walk which was followed by a home run in the second inning . The third inning run scored without a hit on a lead-off hit batsman, walk, double steal and a fielder's choice which scored the runner from third.
Ty Taubenheim (W, 5-0), among the league leaders in ERA, pitched eight solid innings of five-hit, two-run ball. In contrast to the Cardinals' pitchers, Taubenheim allowed the lead-off runner to reach base in only three of his eight innings. The Cardinals scored in two of those three innings. Shorstop Rayner Laya went 1-for-2 with a run scored and an rbi. He was also hit by a pitch. Left fielder Mike McCoy was 1-for-3 as he doubled to lead off the third inning and subsequently came around to score.

Low-A – Quad Cities Swing 5, Lansing Lugnuts 2
"Swing score comeback win"
- Quad Cities Swing press release

"Cheap Trick to rock JOD!"
- Quad Cities Swing press release

Elsewhere in Baseball
"Baseball briefs: May 3"
compiled by Knoxville News Sentinel staff

"The 13th Best Rotation in the League?"
by Peter Bernstein, The Chicago Sports Review

"Taking his cue from Tagliabue, Selig scores big"
by Bernie Miklasz, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Dish: Selig finally backs union into corner "
by Ken Rosenthal, The Sporting News/Fox Sports

"Wood will miss 5-6 weeks "
By Paul Sullivan, Chicago Tribune/Chicago Sports

"Whither the Closer? Part One"
by Steve Treder, The Hardball Times

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