Cards in the News - Tuesday, May 17, 2005

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


Game Previews
"Redbirds take the road show to Philly"
By Matthew Leach, MLB

"Up Next: Cards vs. Phillies"
By St. Louis Post-Dispatch staff

"Cards get pleasant surprise at second"
By Rick Hummel, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Cardinals enjoying life on the road"
By Joe Ostermeier, Belleville News-Democrat

"Life as coach with Cardinals fine with McRae"
By R. B. Fallstrom, The Associated Press/Springfield News-Leader

"Mailbag: Cardinals flying high"
By Matthew Leach, MLB

"Cards have chance to make history"
By Barry M. Bloom, MLB

AAA - Memphis Redbirds 4, Tucson Sidewinders 2
"Redbirds end skid, hold off Tucson"
By Marlon W. Morgan, Memphis Commercial Appeal

" ‘Birds bats awaken in 4-2 win"
- Memphis Redbirds press release

"Redbirds postgame"
By Marlon W. Morgan, Memphis Commercial Appeal

"Born to be in the booth"
By Don Wade, Memphis Commercial Appeal

"Tough matchup ahead "
By Aaron Fentress, The Oregonian

AA – Springfield Cardinals 10, Wichita Wranglers 1
"Eight-run seventh powers Cardinals"
By Kary Booher, Springfield News-Leader (This link also takes you to "Springfield Cardinals Report")

"Eight-run seventh inning secures Cards win"
- Springfield Cardinals press release

"Cardinals score 8 in 7th, beat Wranglers"
By Wichita Eagle staff

"Following in dad's footsteps"
By Jason Peake, The Carthage (MO) Press

High-A – Palm Beach Cardinals 11, Clearwater Threshers 10
(The Birdhouse News) The Palm Beach Cardinals won a wild one Monday evening at Bright House Networks Field as they outslugged the Clearwater Threshers 11-10. Clearwater jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the bottom of the first then saw the game tied by the Cardinals in the top of the second when the Cardinals scored four runs on Tyler Parker's three-run home run and Cal Hayes' triple and subsequent score on a Thresher throwing error. The Threshers responded by scoring another four off of Cardinals starter Tyler Adamczyk in the bottom of the second to lead 8-4. They built upon that lead, adding another run in the bottom of the third and chasing Adamczyk from the game. Adamczyk pitched to two batters in the top of the third before being replaced and both reached base. The lead-off walk subsequently came around to score. Behind 9-4, the Cardinals bullpen, led by Roberto Batista (W, 1-0, 2.70 ERA), did not allow another run until the ninth inning. Batista pitched four innings for the win and Andy Cavazos earned his first hold as a Palm Beach Cardinal with a scoreless seventh and eighth innings. Mark Worrell gave up a home run to start the ninth inning then finished off with a ground out, single to left, force out, reach on error and pop out to earn his fourth save. In the meantime the Cardinals' bats chipped away. They plated a runner in the fourth on catcher Jason Motte's solo shot, his first of the year. Two more runs scored in the fifth on Matt Dryer's two-run home run and another run came in the sixth when Jason Motte's double-play grounder scored Cal Hayes who had singled and advanced to third on Terry Evans' single. The seventh inning saw two more runs come across the plate when Matt Demarco drove in Mike McCoy and Tyler Parker doubled in Demarco. In what proved to be the difference in the game, an eleventh run scored in the top of the ninth inning as Cody Haerther hit a ground-rule double then advanced to third on a wild pitch and scored on a passed ball. Former JettHawks outfielder Jon Kaplan, recently acquired by the Cardinals, made his Palm Beach debut in center field but went hitless in five at bats.

Low-A – Swing of the Quad Cities 7, Beloit Snappers 2
"Streaking Swing make it easy on themselves"
By Steve Batterson, Quad-City Times

"Swing capitalize on errors, win fourth in a row"
- Swing of the Quad Cities press release

"Swing Scoreboard"
By Quad-City Times staff

"Cards' GM Jocketty enjoys Swing victory"
By Jeff Wendland, The Dispatch/Quad-Cities Online

"The view from the top looks good to Jocketty"
By Steve Batterson, Quad-City Times

Other Minor League News
"Offensive Players of the Week"
By Jason Ratliff, MLB

"Pitchers of the Week"
By Andrew Tarica, MLB (The PCL PotW write-up incorrectly states Mr. Gonzalez outdueled Bill Pulsipher. Mr. Pulsipher left the game w/a lead and no one on base.)

Elsewhere in Baseball
"Baseball briefs: May 17 "
Compiled by Knoxville News Sentinel staff

"It's fans throwing beer, not the beer throwing the fans"
By Bryan Burwell, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Team-by-team fantasy notes"
By Matthew Pouliot, Rotoworld/Fox Sports

"Inside Dish: Vazquez's velocity back to normal"
By Ken Rosenthal, The Sporting News/Fox Sports

"Banana Fana Fo Fudcat"
By Steve Treder, The Hardball Times

"Buehrle as a Cub? Don't go there"
By Doug Padilla, Chicago Sun-Times (Don't miss)

"Alou knew odds were stacked against Pena"
By Andrew Baggarly, The Argus

"Tech upstart hits the big leagues"
By Maggie Overstreet, Fortune Small Business/CNN (Cardinals use this company and software)

"The More Things Change for the Cubs..."
By Peter Bernstein, The Chicago Sports Review

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