Cards in the News - Thursday

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


Game Write-Ups
"Cards offense catching on"
By Joe Strauss, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Cardinals overcome Abreu"
By Rob Maaddi, The Associated Press/Springfield News-Leader

"Cards know when to hold ‘em"
By Marcus Hayes, Philadelphia Inquirer

"Phils fold against Cards"
By Todd Zolecki, Philadelphia Inquirer

"Phillies struggle to gain ground"
By Mike Olshin, The Trenton Times

"Lieber shaky in loss to Cards"
By Ken Mandel, MLB

"Cardinals knot series in Philly"
By Matthew Leach, MLB

"Marquis matchup to end Philly series"
By Matthew Leach, MLB

"Notes: Nunez makes a name for himself "
By Matthew Leach, MLB

"Cardinals haven't slipped a bit"
By Mike Bauman, MLB

"Second bridge up at new park"
By Stephen A. Norris, MLB

"Here comes interleague play"
By Joe Strauss, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Benefit for officer is announced"
By Joe Strauss, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Mabry excels in his role as a fill-in starter"
By Joe Strauss, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Eckstein ... more shortstop for less money"
By Kevin Hench, Fox Sports

"Milestone for Mark"
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
Scheduled day off

"Who is DK?"
- Memphis Redbirds website

AA – Arkansas Travelers 12, Springfield Cardinals 1
"Travelers whip up on Cardinals"
By Scott Puryear, Springfield News-Leader

"Travs Slug Cards, 12-1"
- Springfield Cardinals press release

"Trip to see double-A game a memorable one"
By Tim Davis, The Sedalia Democrat

High-A – Clearwater Threshers 10, Palm Beach Cardinals 4
(The Birdhouse News) Palm Beach allowed a 4-3 fifth-inning lead turn into a 10-4 defeat Wednesday evening as they fell to the Clearwater Threshers. Jose Garcia (L, 2-1, 4.54 ERA) lasted five innings, allowing seven runs, three earned, on nine hits. A bright note is that Garcia struck out six and did not walk a batter. He was undermined by two fifth-inning throwing errors, by third baseman Matt Demarco and center fielder Jonny Kaplan which led to four unearned runs and a 7-4 deficit. Jeff Randazzo allowed three additional runs, all earned, on four hits in his two innings of work. Palm Beach scored all of their runs in the top of the second when catcher Matt Pagnozzi doubled in left fielder Tony McQuade. After Jonny Kaplan was hit by a pitch, shortstop Rayner Laya unloaded his first home run of the season to left field. Right fielder Terry Evans continues hit hot streak by going 2-for-4 but did not figure in the scoring.

"Florida State League Notebook"

Low-A – Swing of the Quad Cities 5, Cedar Rapids Kernels 4
"Swing complete another ‘crazy' comeback win"
By Steve Batterson, Quad-City Times

"Swing rally for sixth win in a row"
- Swing of the Quad Cities press release

"Midwest League Notebook"
By Brian Hand, Special to MLB

Other Minor League News
"Top outfield prospects"
By Dayn Perry, Special to Fox Sports

"Mailbag: Top 5 impact players"
By Jonathan Mayo, MLB

Elsewhere in Baseball
"Baseball briefs: May 19"
Compiled by Knoxville News Sentinel

"Ten Things I Didn't Know Last Week"
By Studes, The Hardball Times

"Me My Mo Mudcat"
By Steve Treder, The Hardball Times

"Last three outs are the toughest"
By Ken Rosenthal, The Sporting News/Yahoo

"Cubs keep on whining without winning"
By Jay Mariotti, Chicago Sun-Times

"Call it a red edge: Color seems to boost athletes"
By Michael Stroh, The Baltimore Sun

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