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Dakota Hudson
Dakota Hudson Allows three runs in loss
Thu, Sep 28, 2023, 8:48 PM
Hudson gave up three runs on seven hits and three walks across five innings in Thursday's 3-0 loss to the Brewers. He struck out three.
Analysis: Hudson once again had trouble keeping traffic off the basepaths, allowing two of his runs on singles to William Contreras and Christian Yelich. His struggles with the free pass continued as the right-hander has now allowed three walks in four of his last five games. He finishes the season with a 4.98 ERA and 1.50 WHIP across 81.1 innings, with 45 strikeouts.
Paul Goldschmidt
Paul Goldschmidt Out with back tightness
Thu, Sep 28, 2023, 2:43 PM
Manager Oliver Marmol said Goldschmidt is out of the lineup Thursday at Milwaukee due to back tightness, Bally Sports Midwest reports.
Analysis: Goldschmidt also sat Wednesday, though Marmol indicated that the back issue is nothing serious. "We want to make sure he's good to play when we get back home in front of our own fans [for the final weekend in St. Louis]," Marmol said Thursday. "No reason to really push through it today." Luken Baker has been filling in at first base.
Paul Goldschmidt
Paul Goldschmidt Sitting again Thursday
Thu, Sep 28, 2023, 12:09 PM
Goldschmidt remains out of the lineup Thursday at Milwaukee.
Analysis: There's no word of an injury, but Goldschmidt did not play in the Cardinals' 3-2 loss to the Brewers on Wednesday and will ride the pine again in Thursday's series finale. Luken Baker is starting at first base as Juan Yepez fills the DH role.
Jose Fermin
Jose Fermin Not in Wednesday's lineup
Wed, Sep 27, 2023, 4:01 PM
Fermin is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Brewers.
Analysis: Fermin is 5-for-18 with a walk and no extra-base hits in six games since being promoted from Triple-A Memphis in early September. The 24-year-old has seen more action of late with Nolan Arenado (back) shut down for the final stretch of the season, though it's Juniel Querecuto starting at third base Wednesday.
Paul Goldschmidt
Paul Goldschmidt Not in Wednesday's lineup
Wed, Sep 27, 2023, 3:08 PM
Goldschmidt is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game at Milwaukee.
Analysis: Goldschmidt started the previous 14 games but will take a seat Wednesday after he posted a .200/.322/.380 slash line during that span. Luken Baker will move to first base while Juan Yepez receives a start as St. Louis' designated hitter.
Adam Wainwright
Adam Wainwright Won't pitch again
Tue, Sep 26, 2023, 4:38 PM
Cardinals manager Oliver Marmol confirmed Tuesday that Wainwright (back/shoulder) will not pitch again this season, John Denton of reports.
Analysis: Wainwright recorded his 200th career major-league win Sept. 18 against the Brewers, but he's been dealing with back and shoulder discomfort ever since. The 42-year-old right-hander will remain on the active roster and could even take an at-bat over the final weekend of the regular season, but he has thrown his last pitch and is expected to formally announce his retirement in the coming weeks.
Zack Thompson
Zack Thompson Start pushed to Wednesday
Tue, Sep 26, 2023, 3:45 PM
Thompson will start Wednesday's game at Milwaukee, John Denton of reports.
Analysis: Thompson had been lined up to work Tuesday's series opener versus the Brewers, but Miles Mikolas will now get that nod so that he can also potentially handle Sunday's season finale against the Reds back at Busch Stadium. Thompson, 25, has registered an overall 4.57 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 67:24 K:BB in 61 innings (eight starts, 16 relief appearances) this year with St. Louis.
Miles Mikolas
Miles Mikolas Start pushed up to Tuesday
Tue, Sep 26, 2023, 3:22 PM
Mikolas will start Tuesday's game in Milwaukee, John Denton of reports.
Analysis: Mikolas has flip-flopped with Zack Thompson, who will now start Wednesday's game against the Brewers. Dakota Hudson is on tap for Thursday's series finale. This slight change to the schedule could allow Mikolas to fit in two more starts before the Cardinals' season comes to a close.
Luken Baker
Luken Baker Lifts second homer
Sun, Sep 24, 2023, 9:58 PM
Baker went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run and a walk in Sunday's 12-2 loss to the Padres.
Analysis: Baker produced the Cardinals' lone scoring play with his seventh-inning blast. He's seen steadier playing time over the last week, going 4-for-17 (.235) over his last six games. The 26-year-old is batting .217 with two homers, seven RBI, six runs scored and a double across 76 plate appearances in the majors this year. With the Cardinals in last in the NL Central, he'll likely get some more at-bats over the final week of the campaign as part of the evaluation for next season's roster.
Drew Rom
Drew Rom Hit hard by Padres
Sun, Sep 24, 2023, 7:08 PM
Rom (1-4) allowed eight runs (six earned) on 11 hits and a walk over 3.1 innings Sunday, striking out four and taking a loss against San Diego.
Analysis: Rom served up a three-run shot to Juan Soto in the first frame and allowed at least one run in each inning he appeared in. After his first career scoreless start, Rom has been tagged with 11 earned runs in just 6.2 innings over his last two outings. His ERA has shot up to 7.98 through 29.1 MLB frames. Rom is currently lined up to finish his 2023 campaign with a home matchup against the Reds.
Jose Fermin
Jose Fermin Out of Sunday's lineup
Sun, Sep 24, 2023, 2:39 PM
Fermin is not in the lineup for Sunday's game at San Diego, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Analysis: Fermin finds himself on the bench for the second straight game after he started the previous three contests. The 24-year-old has a .497 OPS in 43 plate appearances this season and should continue to see opportunities during the final week with Nolan Arenado (back) shut down.
Jose Fermin
Jose Fermin Sitting Saturday
Sat, Sep 23, 2023, 4:23 PM
Fermin isn't in the Cardinals' lineup Saturday against the Padres, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Analysis: Fermin has gone 3-for-10 with a walk since assuming a starter role with Nolan Arenado (back) on the injured list. He'll get a breather Saturday as Irving Lopez starts at third base and bats eighth.
Jake Woodford
Jake Woodford Slated to start Saturday
Sat, Sep 23, 2023, 10:24 AM
The Cardinals list Woodford as their probable starting pitcher for Saturday's game against the Padres in San Diego.
Analysis: Before he was recalled from Triple-A Memphis on Monday, Woodford had been getting stretched out as a starter in the minors, covering no fewer than three innings in any of his last four outings. However, the Cardinals deployed out of the bullpen against Milwaukee on Tuesday, when he struck out three over 2.2 scoreless innings. Though he'll be starting Saturday, Woodford will be taking the hill on three days' rest, so he probably can't be expected to cover the five innings he would need to hit to qualify for a win. Woodford will be taking the rotation spot of Adam Wainwright, who isn't scheduled to start this weekend but could work out of the bullpen if the Cardinals need someone to eat innings once Woodford exits the contest.
Dylan Carlson
Dylan Carlson Pushed to 60-day IL
Fri, Sep 22, 2023, 3:23 PM
Carlson (ankle) was transferred Friday from the 10-day injured list to the 60-day injured list.
Analysis: This is just a procedural move, as Carlson had already been ruled out for the remainder of the season after undergoing surgery Wednesday to repair his troublesome left ankle. The 24-year-old outfielder is expected to be ready for the start of spring training next February.
Michael Siani
Michael Siani Recalled from Memphis
Fri, Sep 22, 2023, 3:19 PM
The Cardinals recalled Siani from Triple-A Memphis on Friday.
Analysis: Siani was claimed off waivers from the Reds earlier this month and will provide depth off the bench down the stretch for St. Louis. The 24-year-old outfielder has gone 4-for-24 (.167) in 12 total major-league games dating back to his debut with Cincinnati last September.
Nolan Arenado
Nolan Arenado Shut down with back spasms
Fri, Sep 22, 2023, 3:11 PM
The Cardinals placed Arenado on the 10-day injured list Friday with lower-back spasms.
Analysis: This will wind up being a season-ending issue for the 32-year-old third baseman, who finishes with a .266/.315/.459 slash line, 26 home runs, 26 doubles and 93 RBI in 144 games. Jose Fermin, Juniel Querecuto and Irving Lopez are available to fill in at the hot corner over the Cardinals' final nine games.
Miles Mikolas
Miles Mikolas Falters in 13th loss
Thu, Sep 21, 2023, 7:51 PM
Mikolas (7-13) took the loss Thursday, allowing five earned runs on nine hits and one walk over five innings against the Brewers. He struck out four.
Analysis: Everything fell apart for Mikolas in the sixth inning as he allowed four runs, capped by a Victor Caratini three-run homer, and departed without making an out. This was the 35-year-old's eighth straight start allowing three or more runs, dating back to Aug. 14. Over that span, he has a 7.24 ERA, 1.52 WHIP and 23:11 K:BB over 46 innings. Mikolas has pitched to the tune of a 4.95 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 122:37 K:BB over 187.1 innings this season.
Willson Contreras
Willson Contreras Lands on injured list
Thu, Sep 21, 2023, 3:04 PM
The Cardinals placed Contreras on the 10-day injured list Thursday with tendinitis in his left wrist, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.
Analysis: Contreras' move to the injured list will officially put an end to his season, opening the door for Andrew Knizner and Ivan Herrera to log a few extra starts before the end of the year. Contreras will finish the season with a .264/.358/.467 slash line alongside 20 homers and 67 RBI across 495 plate appearances.
Willson Contreras
Willson Contreras Sent for MRI on wrist
Thu, Sep 21, 2023, 11:20 AM
Contreras, who is out of the lineup Thursday against the Brewers, has been sent for an MRI on his injured left wrist, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.
Analysis: Contreras has been bothered by wrist discomfort for a while and felt "acute pain on a swing" during Wednesday's loss to the Brewers, per Jones. This could all potentially lead to an early shutdown for the 31-year-old catcher, who has put up an impressive .309/.402/.557 batting line with 10 homers and 31 RBI in 46 games since the All-Star break. Andrew Knizner and Ivan Herrera are the fill-in options behind the plate for St. Louis.
Juan Yepez
Juan Yepez Getting start in left field
Thu, Sep 21, 2023, 9:29 AM
Yepez is starting in left field and batting fifth in Thursday's game against the Brewers.
Analysis: Yepez was recalled Sunday and will see his first action in the majors since back in early June. The 25-year-old has spent the majority of the season at Triple-A Memphis, where he's posted just a .736 OPS with nine homers in 86 contests.


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