Cards in the News - Monday

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


Game Write-Ups
"Eckstein boots ball, himself"
By Joe Stauss, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Eckstein's miscues help Royals take win"
By Doug Tucker, The Associated Press/Springfield News-Leader

"KC lights up St. Louis on Schaefer's birthday"
By Bob Dutton, Kansas City Star

"Cardinals can't overcome early errors"
By Matthew Leach, MLB

"Road-weary Redbirds ready for home"

"Scouting Report: St. Louis Cardinals"
By Pittsburgh Post-Gazette staff

"Notes: Bullpen finally settled for a bit"
By Matthew Leach, MLB

"Central Division gives the Cards too cozy a home"
By Bernie Miklasz, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Cards Insider: Fast start makes '05 Birds potentially better"
By Joe Strauss, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Lima's message to irate Cards: "Do what I do" "
By Joe Strauss, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"KC games get the red out"
By Rick Hummel, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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

Cardinals Game Highlight – One, That's all there was
by MLB(Scroll down to mid-page under heading "Sights and Sounds")

AAA – Portland Beavers 6, Memphis Redbirds 5
game #1 boxscore

AAA – Portland Beavers 4, Memphis Redbirds 2
"Beavers take pair from Redbirds"
Compiled by Memphis Commercial Appeal staff
game #2 boxscore

"Beavers sweep Redbirds in doubleheader"
By The Associated Press/KGW TV

AA – Arkansas Travelers 6, Springfield Cardinals 5
"Travelers rally for dramatic win"
By Kary Booher, Springfield News-Leader (Includes link to the "Springfield Cardinals Report")

"Cards comeback falls short"
- Springfield Cardinals press release

High-A – Palm Beach Cardinals 5, Lakeland Tigers 2
"Cardinals win 5-2, take three of fourfrom first-place Tigers"
- Palm Beach Cardinals press release

"Cardinal Pitchers Outshine L-Tigers"
By David Yates, The Ledger

Low-A – Swing of the Quad Cities 8, Burlington Bees 6
"Crazy eighths: Swing come back again"
- Swing of the Quad Cities press release

"Nothing minor about minor league baseball"
By John Heiderscheit, Quad-City Times

(The Birdhouse News) Per the Quad-Cities Online, home of The Dispatch, the St. Louis Cardinals have activated Rick Ankiel from the DL and reassigned him from the Springfield Cardinals to the Swing of the Quad Cities. Mr. Ankiel is expected to report in time for this evening's game against the Lansing Lugnuts.
Since the Swing are currently at the 25-man roster maximum, a corresponding transaction will need to take place to clear a roster spot for Ankiel.

Other Minor League News
"Draft not just about 'tools' guys"
By Peter Gammons, Special to ESPN

Elsewhere in Baseball
"Baseball digest: May 23"
Compiled by Knoxville News Sentinel staff

"Interleague play impacts division races"
By Ken Rosenthal, Sporting News/Fox Sports

"Scouts' view: Kaz needs to help his cause"
By The Sporting News News staff/Fox Sports (Opinion of Rolen given)

"Pirates Notebook: Littlefield 'satisfied' with McClendon"
By Paul Meyer, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

"Foul ball takes on new meaning"
By John P. Lopez, Houston Chronicle

"Inside Dish: Astros could get plenty in return for Lidge"
By Ken Rosenthal, Sporting News/Sportsline

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