Cards in the News - Wednesday, May 4, 2005

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Game Write-Ups
"Cards take Central command"
by Joe Strauss, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Bullpen folds - again"
by John Fay, Cincinnati Enquirer

"Too little, too late"
by Hal McCoy, Dayton Daily News

" Marquis throws gem for Cardinals"
Memphis Commercial Appeal press services

" Marquis masters reeling Reds"
by Matthew Leach, MLB

"Mulder sets sights on Cincinnati sweep"
by Matthew Leach, MLB

" Notes: Walker remains sidelined"
by Matthew Leach, MLB

" Historic collapse leads to sleepless night "
by Joe Kay, The Associated Press/Akron Beacon Journal

" Stand-in closer Tavarez finds home with Cards"
by R. B. Fallstrom, The Associated Press/St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Daily Buzz: Mabry's homer has son jumping"
by St. Louis Post-Dispatch staff

"Groin injury sends Walker to the sidelines"
by Joe Strauss, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Tony zeroes in on mark of baseball's "Boy Manager" "
By Rick Hummel, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Cardinals hold on"
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 8, Omaha Royals 1
"Reyes pitches Redbirds to easy win over Royals"
By Memphis Commercial Appeal staff

AA - Springfield Cardinals 5, San Antonio Missions 4 (11)
"Hanson's big blows carry Springfield"
by Kary Booher, Springfield News-Leader

"Hanson…Hero…Cards win in 11"
- Springfield Cardinals news release

High-A – Daytona Cubs 7, Palm Beach Cardinals 1
(The Birdhouse News) A fielding error by Cardinals shortstop Brendan Ryan to lead off the eighth inning and the failure of the Cardinals bullpen to contain the damage were key factors in their 7-1 loss to the Daytona Cubs. The game was knotted up at 1-1 to that point and Cardinals starter Stuart Pomerantz (L, 1-4, 3.99 ERA) had scattered six hits, all singles, over seven innings to keep the outcome in doubt. Pomerantz exited after allowing a one-out, run-scoring double to Cubs designated hitter Christopher Walker.
The floodgates opened. Reliever Andy Cavazos failed to retire a batter as he immediately walked the next batter, gave up a double and an intentional walk before giving way to Jeff Randazzo. Randazzo started out well by striking out Cubs left fielder Kevin Collins. But the big blows came when he coughed up two successive triples which plated four runs.
That was more than enough run support for the Cubs pitching staff. Starter William Petrick had seven strong innings of five-hit, one-run ball but did not figure in the decision. Righty reliever Randy Wells (W, 3-0, 1.56 ERA) received the decision by pitching a one-two-three eighth.
Designated hitter Cody Haerther continued his hot hitting by going 2-for-4 with a triple. Haerther scored the Cardinals' sole run in the sixth inning with a one-out single, his fourth steal of the season and a subsequent double to right by third baseman Matt Dryer. However, Dryer was stranded on base as both Terry Evans and John Santor failed to produce.

"Cody Haerther named Florida State League Player of the Week "
- Palm Beach Cardinals press release

Low-A – Lansing Lugnuts 5, Quad Cities Swing 1
" Swing fall behind early, can't catch Lugnuts"
by Quad-Cities Times staff

"Swing stay short of .500"
- Quad Cities Swing press release

" Hoffpauir, Shepherd enjoy reunion tour"
By Steve Batterson, Quad-Cities Times

"Stronger penalties likely in minors for failing drug tests"
by Steve Batterson, Quad-Cities Times

Elsewhere in Baseball
"Baseball briefs: May 4"
Compiled by Knoxville News Sentinel staff

" Feeling the Cubby blues"
By Brian Sandalow, The Maneater

" Yankees will be fine ... right? "
by Randy Smith, Manchester (CT) Journal Inquirer (Big Cardinals mention. Great column by the guy we Husky fans from the Nutmeg State call "Uncle Randy")

"Power rankings: S.F. makes a giant leap"
by Dayn Perry, Fox Sports

"Report: Bonds has third operation on injured knee"
by The Associated Press/Fox Sports

"Business of Baseball Report"
by Brian Borawski, The Hardball Times

"Inside Dish: Nomar could be out for good"
by Ken Rosenthal, The Sporting News/Fox Sports

"Power Rankings: New talent has D-Backs climbing fast"
by Eric Mack, Sportsline

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