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31 July 2015

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JULY 30, 2015 CARDINALS v. ROCKIES - win number 65 is 7th walk-off win of year

By Jenifer Langosch and Thomas Harding / MLB.com | 2:33 AM ET
 
ST. LOUIS -- In a game that featured six lead changes, the Cardinals snagged the final one, stunning the Rockies with a three-run ninth to steal a 9-8 win at Busch Stadium on Thursday night. Greg Garcia, who had been called up from Triple-A earlier in the day, gave the Cardinals their seventh walk-off win of the year by drawing a bases-loaded walk.

The Rockies went ahead, 8-6, in the eighth by capitalizing on a pair of Kevin Siegrist throwing errors. That lead was handed over to slumping closer John Axford, who retired just one of the six batters he faced. Entering after Matt Carpenter's leadoff double, Axford walked Randal Grichuk and allowed a single to Kolten Wong before Jhonny Peralta laced a game-tying single. Three batters later, with the bases full, Garcia worked the count to 3-2 before laying off a pitch high and outside to end the game.

23 July 2015

Cards reach win number 60 wins thanks to Yadi's clutch triple

By Jenifer Langosch and Greg Garno / MLB.com

CHICAGO -- Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina stunned the U.S. Cellular Field crowd on Wednesday when he delivered a two-out, two-strike, bases-clearing triple off David Robertson in the eighth to erase a two-run hole and lift the Cardinals to a 3-2 win over the White Sox. With the win, St. Louis became the Majors' first 60-win team.
The triple was Molina's first since 2011 and accounted for the club's first hit with a runner in scoring position. After two batters reached against reliever Zach Duke with one out, White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers helped the Cardinals extend the inning by interfering on Jason Heyward's two-out swing. Robertson relieved and, five pitches later, Molina connected for his fifth game-winning RBI of the year.
"I thought it was a great pitch," Robertson said. "He's a really good hitter. I thought I was going to be able to beat him with it. But he did what good hitters do, he found a hole in the outfield, put a good swing on it and drove in all three runs, and I ended up with a blown save."
The three-run eighth cost White Sox starter John Danks his sixth win. Danks made his third scoreless start of the month, this time lasting 6 2/3 innings. The Cardinals tallied five hits off Danks but never advanced a runner into scoring position against him with less than two outs.

22 July 2015

Wainwright bombed in Softball by FOXSports


When Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright suffered a complete Achilles tear in his left ankle while batting against Milwaukee in April, it was feared that he would be out for the season, though Waino himself proclaimed he intended to prove otherwise.

He did just that Monday night, and the results were not pretty. Waino's ankle survived, but his ERA did not.

And it was a bunch of 8-year-old girls knocking him around.

The scene was an 8-and-under softball game at Chesterfield Valley Athletic Complex. A pitching machine malfunctioned and it became coach-pitch time -- except for the Dirt Diamonds, who had a famous parent in the stands with a compression sock on his left foot that signified he is nowhere near ready to pitch on a major league mound.

But a softball game? The Dirt Diamonds' coach -- who had 8-year-old Baylie Wainwright on his team -- gladly deferred. Wainwright offered to pitch to both teams, according to umpire Greg Lazerwitz, but the opposing coach decided he'd pitch to his own players.

Wainwright pitched all six innings to the hitters for the Dirt Diamonds, who won 19-4 or 19-5 -- Lazerwitz isn't quite sure how many runs the opposing Fireballs scored off their coach. But was it a complete-game victory for Waino? Depends on how you look at it.

"He gave up 19 runs, so his ERA was not very good," Lazerwitz said. "It's the only time that his own team's rooting against him."

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