September 2, 2015

Cardinals recall three additional players from Memphis

ST. LOUIS, Mo., Sept. 2, 2015 – The St. Louis Cardinals today have optioned last night’s starter Marco Gonzales to Memphis (AAA) and recalled two left-handed pitchers – Tyler Lyons and Nick Greenwood – and right-handed pitcher Miguel Socolovich, all from Memphis.  Lyons will make the start tonight against Washington at 7:15 p.m. CDT.
                Lyons, 27, will be making his 7th start for St. Louis this season and appearing in his 10th game.  This is the lefty’s 5th stint with the big-league club, splitting his time with Triple-A Memphis.  In his most recent recall, Lyons made three scoreless appearances, including 5.1 scoreless innings on Aug. 13 vs. Pittsburgh in relief.  He also had 1.0 scoreless inning vs. San Francisco (8/18) and pitched 1.1 scoreless innings at San Diego.  Lyons is 2-1 with a 3.96 ERA with St. Louis, limiting opponents in each of his six starts to three runs or less. Lyons started 16 games for the Memphis Redbirds, going 9-5 with a 3.14 ERA, striking out 96 in his 94.2 IP and walking just 13.  He’s limited lefties to just a .157 average. Lyons wears uniform #70.
                Socolovich went 4-1 with a 1.54 ERA with St. Louis earlier this season, picking up wins in his first two relief outings with the club.  He made 21 appearances (23.1 IP), 16 scoreless, and pitched a season high 2.0 innings on three occasions.  In 21 relief appearances at Memphis, Socolovich had a 2-2 record with a 2.48 ERA pitching 32.2 total innings. He went nine games and 15.2 IP to begin his season at Memphis before ever allowing a run (6/8 at Iowa). This is his 3rd recall with St. Louis and he wears uniform #63.
                Greenwood spent the majority of the season at triple-A where he made 21 starts and appeared in 31 games, posting a 12-6 won-loss record and 5.68 ERA.  He began his season working from the bullpen and became a full-time starter for the Redbirds on May 25.  Greenwood was recalled on July 11 to St. Louis and stayed with the club through July 17, making just a single appearance on July 11 at Pittsburgh.  He pitched in 19 games in relief for St. Louis in 2014.  Greenwood wears uniform #62.

Moss walk-off magic at Busch

ST. LOUIS--BUSCH STADIUM--Brandon Moss electrified the Busch Stadium crowd Tuesday night with a three-run, walk-off home run onto the green in center field, giving the St. Louis Cardinals an 8-5 win over the Washington Nationals.

Call-up Mitch Harris (2-1), on the hill in relief to start the eighth, went two full innings, giving up no runs, one walk, while striking out one, earned the win off the comeback.

The Cardinals return to action today, going for a sweep of the Nationals.

September 1, 2015

Cardinals add three to expanded roster

ST. LOUIS, Mo., Sept. 1, 2015 – The St. Louis Cardinals have recalled three players today to join the team during September when Major League teams are allowed to expand their rosters.  Left-handed pitcher Marco Gonzales, right-handed pitcher Mitch Harris and catcher Cody Stanley have been recalled from Memphis (AAA) and will be available for tonight’s game.
                Gonzales, 23, will make his 2015 St. Louis debut and start for the Cardinals in tonight’s game vs. the Washington Nationals.  The lefty has made 17 starts for Memphis (AAA) and is 1-4 with a 4.42 ERA, missing time this season with a left shoulder injury.  Gonzales made five starts and appeared in 10 games for St. Louis last season (4-2, 4.15) and made relief appearances in six games during the Cardinals 2014 postseason.  He pitched three scoreless innings in the Division Series vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers and 2.1 scoreless in two games of the League Championship Series vs. San Francisco before allowing three runs in Game 4.  Gonzales wears uniform #56.
                This will be Harris’ third stint with St. Louis this season, having made his Major League debut on April 25 at Milwaukee.  The 29-year-old became the first U.S. Navy Academy grad to pitch in the majors since Nemo Gaines in 1921, and only the second in history.  He is 1-1 with a 3.10 ERA in 19 games with St. Louis and has made 25 relief outings at Triple-A with four saves and 20 strikeouts in 26.2 IP.  He never allowed more than two earned runs in an outing at Memphis (once, 6/28 vs. COL) and had 15 scoreless outings, going 0-4, 3.38 ERA overall.  Harris wears uniform #40.
                Stanley was with St. Louis for three days in April (4/26-28), making three pinch-hit appearances and picking up his first Major League hit on April 26 at Milwaukee.  Stanley was recalled when Adam Wainwright was placed on the disabled list and optioned when the club purchased pitcher Tim Cooney.  He has played in 92 games with Memphis and had a .241 average with 11 doubles, 7 home runs and 45 RBI.  He made 54 starts at catcher for the triple-A Redbirds and also appeared in leftfield and as the designated hitter.  Stanley wears uniform #43.

Cardinals and St. Louis Blues team up for first-ever Blues Theme Night at Busch

ST. LOUIS, August 31, 2015 – The Cardinals are teaming up with the St. Louis Blues to help kick off their 2015-2016 season during the first-ever St. Louis Blues Theme Night at Busch Stadium on Monday, September 21.
                “The Cardinals and Blues have always had a great friendship that extends all the way from our ownership to our fans,” said Bill DeWitt III, President of the St. Louis Cardinals. “We’re looking forward to hosting both organizations together and celebrating our mutual success on the diamond and the ice.”
                Fans who purchase the special Blues Night Theme Ticket will receive a limited edition Blues themed Cardinals cap. Prior to the game, fans can get autographs from Blues and Cardinals alumni during a pregame pep rally complete with Louie and the Blue Crew. Members of the 2015-2016 Blues will be introduced on field during a special pregame ceremony, and the Cardinals will have additional Blues prizes and surprises throughout the game.
                To mark the occasion, Cardinals players will wear a St. Louis Blues themed jersey/sweater during batting practice. Following the game, the batting practice-worn jerseys will be available for auction with proceeds benefitting Cardinals Care – the team’s charitable arm. Fans will also be able to purchase Blues themed Cardinals t-shirts, available exclusively at the ballpark.
                “We are thrilled to be a part of this special night at Busch Stadium,” said Chris Zimmerman, President and CEO of Business Operations for the St. Louis Blues. The relationship between the Blues and Cardinals is one of the reasons why St. Louis is such a great sports city, and we always cherish the opportunity to strengthen our bond.”
                For more information, or to purchase tickets, fans can visit cardinals.com/blues
                St. Louis Blues Night at the Ballpark is just one of the many unique personalized Theme Ticket promotions of the 2015 season. Theme Tickets are customized promotions that allow a select number of fans to celebrate a common interest while enjoying access to a unique promotional item and/or exclusive pregame event. Targeted around different occupations, organizations, communities, celebrities and more, Theme Tickets let fans enjoy the game in a whole new way. Fans can learn more about Cardinals Theme Tickets at cardinals.com/theme.