May 12: Cardinals @ Angels

Jenifer Langosch/

Records: Cardinals (18-16, -7.5 in NL Central), Angels (13-20, -7.5 in AL West)

First pitch: 9:05 p.m. CT

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Midwest, KMOX 1120

Cardinals lineup: Matt Carpenter (3B), Stephen Piscotty (RF), Matt Holliday (DH), Matt Adams (1B), Yadier Molina (C), Jeremy Hazelbaker (LF), Randal Grichuk (CF), Kolten Wong (2B), Aledmys Diaz (SS)

Angels lineup: Yunel Escobar (3B), Kole Calhoun (RF), Mike Trout (CF), Albert Pujols (DH), Daniel Nava (LF), C.J. Cron (1B), Johnny Giavotella (2B), Carlos Perez (C), Cliff Pennington (SS)

Transactions: CF Tommy Pham has had his minor league rehab assignment transferred to Double-A Springfield

Reading Materials

  • A night after bashing nine extra-base hits, the Cardinals offense shows a different dimension in Wednesday’s win (link)
  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ 5-2 win over the Angels on Wednesday (link)
  • Randal Grichuk, on facing his former team and his forever connection to Mike Trout (link)
  • After a porous April, the Cardinals’ infield defense – especially Aledmys Diaz – has been much better as of late (link)

Follow me on Twitter (@LangoschMLB), Instagram (LangoschMLB) and Facebook (Jenifer Langosch for


I like this lineup. But Grichuk & Wong have to get going!

I’d include Wainwright in that ‘get going’ category. Let’s see how good the Cubs are now that their offense has slowed some.Time to catch up.


I’m now very worried about Wainwright………6+ era and looks very uncomfortable.

Am I the only one….or has anyone else noticed that Grichuk & Moss will repeatedly swing a 3rd time, when there’s an 0-2 count? I mean….what pitcher’s gonna’ throw one over the plate when they’re ahead like that????
And Waino IS becoming a little worrisome.
Speaking of pitchers? Alex Reyes’ last day of suspension has been pushed forward a coupla’ days….and now Mo says he won’t be available until after May 21st instead of the 18th.
Wong seems a little over-emotional. And I think the pressure to perform after signing that $25M 5-yr contract, is getting to him. He’s probably overly desperate to prove he’s worth what he’s being paid….and it’s messin’ with him.

Good points Haley. Any chance the Cards becoming an AL team? After all, they play like one.

Geez…did you see Jen’s most recent tweet up top, right? Seth Maness optioned back down to AAA Memphis. Kind of a shock to be honest. Trying to think why they’d do that, and I’m stumped. ~sigh~
And yer’ right, Dave. The Birds would probably do well in the AL. hehehe.

Local sports-writer says Maness’ fastballs have dipped down to 87 from 91….plus, he’s been sorta’ ineffective & inconsistent lately. So that’s probably why he’s gone?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: