St. Louis Cardinals | Regional Daily News http://www.regionaldailynews.com/pages/index.cfm?id=435 St. Louis Cardinals 2014-08-27T05:54:35Z St. Louis Cardinals Bullpen falters as Cardinals fall in Pittsburgh Lance Lynn was solid, but Seth Maness surrendered a go-ahead homer in the eighth as the Cardinals fell to the Pirates, 5-2, on Tuesday at PNC Park. Seven Cards prospects headed for Fall League Four players listed on MLB.com's Top 20 Cardinals prospect list will represent the organization on the Peoria Javelinas Arizona Fall League club, which will begin play on Oct. 7. Wainwright looking to find form in finale vs. Bucs Adam Wainwright hasn't quite been the same pitcher he was before the All-Star break, but he'll look to continue his dominance of the Pirates in Wednesday's rubber game at PNC Park. Jeff Locke will take the hill for Pittsburgh. Cards recall Grichuk as Robinson lands on DL The Cardinals recalled outfielder Randal Grichuk on Tuesday while placing Shane Robinson on the 15-day disabled list with a left shoulder injury. Robinson sustains shoulder injury during slide In the final inning of Monday night's 3-2 victory over the Pirates, outfielder Shane Robinson sustained a left shoulder injury that will require him to return to St. Louis for further examination on Tuesday and almost certainly will lead to the Cardinals making a roster move. Wacha, Yadi making progress in rehab stints Catcher Yadier Molina and right-hander Michael Wacha will relocate to Springfield, Mo., this week to continue their rehab work with St. Louis' Double-A affiliate. Cardinals top Bucs to stretch Wild Card lead John Lackey fired seven solid innings after yielding an early homer, while Matt Holliday's single capped a three-run seventh that lifted the Cardinals to a 3-2 win over the Pirates on Monday night. Cards recall Lyons for depth, option Garcia Having asked the bullpen to cover 13 innings in their weekend series against the Phillies, the Cardinals fortified their pitching staff on Monday by adding lefty Tyler Lyons prior to their series opener against Pittsburgh. St. Louis created space for Lyons on the 25-man roster by optioning infielder Greg Garcia to Double-A Springfield. Masterson exits early as Cards can't get going in Philly Justin Masterson lasted just three innings, during which he allowed five runs in a 7-1 loss to the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. This loss and Milwaukee's 4-3 win over Pittsburgh pushed the Cards back to 1 1/2 games behind the NL Central-leading Brewers. Introducing sinker, Miller keeps focus on improving Shelby Miller is still young enough to be building for his future. The 23-year-old starter for the Cardinals has had some ups and downs over the past three big league seasons, but he's always kept an eye down the road and has always been open to experimenting with new pitches. Cards get call confirmed, lose challenge vs. Phillies In a tied game in the top of the ninth inning, a call was confirmed after a crew chief review was initiated after Kolten Wong's ground-rule double. In the 10th, the Cardinals lost a replay challenge on Peter Bourjos' groundout. Extra-innings win puts Cards half-game out of first It wasn't pretty, but all that mattered is, in the end, the Cardinals' effort on Saturday night was effective. The Cardinals beat the Phillies, 6-5, in a 12-inning marathon on a damp night at Citizens Bank Park. Wainwright figuring out second-half troubles It was clear that Adam Wainwright was not happy on Friday night after a 5-4 loss to the Phillies in which he allowed all five runs. The veteran went six innings and settled in after a four-run third cost him the lead and eventually the game but he indicated that maybe, just maybe, he had figured something out over those last few innings. Cardinals aren't looking to rush Yadi's return Even as injured Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina begins to swing again, manager Mike Matheny isn't looking ahead to Molina's return because in his mind, that's a bad approach. Waino can't right ship in Philly after early lead Adam Wainwright labored in a decisive four-run third inning and was denied in his bid for a 16th win as the Cardinals dropped a 5-4 decision to the Phillies on Friday night. Cardinals extend deal with Peoria through 2020 The St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday agreed to a four-year extension on their player development contract with their Class A affiliate, the Peoria Chiefs (Midwest League). The deal runs through the 2020 season. Pitching, injuries among factors for postseason push As the Cardinals push for a division title, Trevor Rosenthal, Michael Wacha, Yadier Molina, Adam Wainwright and Oscar Taveras are five players particularly integral to St. Louis' pursuit of reaching the postseason for a fourth straight season: Jay emerging as force in Cards' lineup Having started the season with little promise of playing time and work to do to move up the depth chart, Jon Jay has recently become the toughest out in the Cardinals' lineup. Cards sweep Reds, close in on first-place Crew Backed by seven scoreless innings from Lance Lynn and three RBIs from Jhonny Peralta, the Cardinals swept the Reds with a 7-3 victory on Wednesday night at Busch Stadium. St. Louis won for the seventh time in eight games and gained a game on the Brewers. Lackey gives Neshek Ruth-signed ball for No. 41 Pat Neshek, an avid baseball card and memorabilia collector, received a Babe Ruth autographed baseball from John Lackey on Wednesday as a reward for giving up his No. 41 when Lackey arrived at the Trade Deadline. Cards alter rotation so Waino faces Bucs, Crew The Cardinals will use Thursday's off-day to manipulate their rotation and maximize their use of ace Adam Wainwright down the stretch. Peralta sets sights on 20-homer season Having etched his name into the franchise record books with his 17th home run as a shortstop on Tuesday night, Jhonny Peralta has his sights now set on the next milestone: 20. Descalso is stepping up of late Daniel Descalso, who doubled in the tying run for the second straight night on Tuesday, has quietly put together a strong stretch this month, providing the Cardinals with production similar to what he has late in the season the last few years. Cards stay hot with another walk-off win Jon Jay was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the ninth inning on Tuesday to give the Cardinals their second walk-off win over the Reds in as many nights. With the 5-4 victory, they are 5-1 on the current homestand. Peralta sets Cards shortstop homer mark With a 438-foot shot into the second deck of the left-field stands on Tuesday night, Jhonny Peralta assumed sole possession as the Cardinals' single-season home run leader at the shortstop position. Memphis' success won't alter callup plans Triple-A Memphis seems headed toward a division title and playoff berth, but the Cardinals still plan to bring up a large group of Redbirds when Major League rosters expand in September. Versatile Garcia joins Cards in utility role Seeking a utility infielder for their bench, the Cardinals dipped into their Triple-A depth on Tuesday and plucked Greg Garcia for the second time this season. Ellis lands on DL with left oblique strain A day after Cardinals manager Mike Matheny revealed that Mark Ellis was unavailable for the team's series opener against the Reds because of soreness, the veteran infielder was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left oblique strain. Cards keep Reds reeling with walk-off win Jhonny Peralta's third hit Monday night was a walk-off single in the 10th inning that not only gave the Cardinals a 6-5 win over the Reds, it took struggling closer Trevor Rosenthal off the hook after he blew his fifth save of the season. Cardinals' thoughts continue to be with Ferguson Cardinals manager Mike Matheny shared his thoughts Monday on the ongoing unrest in nearby Ferguson, Mo., urging the community to come together during this difficult time. Regional Daily News 2014-08-27T10:54:35Z http://www.regionaldailynews.com/pages/index.cfm?id=435