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  • Cardinals' Brendan Donovan: Starting to heat up

    Donovan went 3-for-4 with a double and a hit-by-pitch in Wednesday's 5-3 win over the Reds.

    This was Donovan's third multi-hit effort in the last five games. He's now gone 17-for-49 (.347) over his last 13 contests, though he has zero home runs and six doubles in that span. The 27-year-old is up to a .245/.326/.382 slash line with four homers, 25 RBI, 26 runs scored, 14 doubles, one triple and no stolen bases over 233 plate appearances this season. Donovan's lack of steals and mediocre sprint speed -- in the 42nd percentile, per Statcast -- makes him an odd fit for the leadoff role, but that's where he's hit for most of the campaign. Masyn Winn has also seen time at leadoff versus left-handed pitchers recently, but Donovan remains atop the order versus righties.

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  • Cardinals' Masyn Winn: Racks up three hits in win

    Winn went 3-for-4 with one RBI in Wednesday's 5-3 win over the Reds.

    Winn extended his hitting streak to 16 games with Wednesday's strong effort out of the No. 8 spot in the order. He's gone 23-for-61 (.377) with eight extra-base hits, 11 RBI and two stolen bases during the streak. Winn is up to a .308/.358/.440 slash line with two homers, seven steals, 18 RBI, 16 runs scored, 11 doubles and two triples over 49 contests this season. He's seen some looks at leadoff versus left-handed pitchers, but he remains deeper in the order for now against right-handers.

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  • Cardinals' Matt Carpenter: Hits first homer of season

    Carpenter went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in Wednesday's 5-3 win over the Reds.

    The long ball was Carpenter's first of the campaign, as he took Frankie Montas deep in the third inning. Playing time has been generally sporadic for Carpenter since he returned from an oblique injury, as Alec Burleson's strong hitting has made him a priority to be in the lineup. Carpenter is batting .250 with four RBI, four runs scored and a 5:13 BB:K over 42 plate appearances as an option at designated hitter.

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  • Cardinals' Nolan Gorman: Homers again Wednesday

    Gorman went 2-for-5 with a solo homer, an RBI double and two total runs scored in Wednesday's 5-3 win over Cincinnati.

    Gorman extended the Cardinals' lead to 2-0 with an RBI double in the fourth inning before launching a home run off left-hander Brent Suter in the eighth, his 10th long ball of the year and second in as many games. After a sluggish start to the year, Gorman's started to turn things around, going 8-for-21 (.380) with seven RBI in his last six contests. He's boosted his slash line to .220/.308/.451 with 25 RBI, 23 runs scored and two stolen bases through 185 plate appearances this season.

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  • Cardinals' Ryan Helsley: Hangs on for 18th save

    Helsley earned the save in Wednesday's 5-3 win over the Reds, allowing a run on a hit and two walks in the ninth inning.

    Protecting a three-run lead in the ninth, Helsley allowed the first two batters to reach. He'd allow a run on a Tyler Stephenson sacrifice fly before ultimately getting Elly De La Cruz to ground out with the tying runs on base. Helsley has now converted 18 straight save chances despite allowing at least one run in his last three appearances. Overall, the 29-year-old right-hander sports a 2.52 ERA with a 1.16 WHIP and 25:6 K:BB over 25 innings this season.

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  • Cardinals' Andre Pallante: Impresses in first start

    Pallante (1-1) earned the win Wednesday over the Reds, allowing three hits and three walks over six scoreless innings. He struck out six.

    Making his first big-league start since 2022, Pallante was sharp Wednesday, blanking Cincinnati over six innings in the winning effort. The 25-year-old right-hander made nine appearances out of the bullpen in St. Louis this year, struggling to a 6.30 ERA over 10 innings, though he was solid in four starts with Triple-A Memphis, allowing just four earned runs in 16.1 innings. Pallante certainly did enough to warrant another turn in the Cards' rotation -- he'd currently line up for a road matchup with the Astros early next week.

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  • Cardinals' Lars Nootbaar: Exits with apparent side issue

    Nootbaar was removed in the bottom of the eighth inning of Wednesday's game against the Reds with an apparent left side injury, John Denton of reports. He went 2-for-4 with a pair of base hits before being lifted from the game.

    Nootbaar grimaced on a check swing during a plate appearance in the seventh inning. He initially remained in the game after reaching on an infield single before eventually being pulled prior to the bottom of the eighth inning. The Cardinals could have more information on Nootbaar's condition after the game.

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  • Cardinals' Keynan Middleton: Could require surgery

    Middleton (forearm) will undergo an MRI on Friday and could require season-ending surgery on his pitching arm, John Denton of reports.

    Middleton was evaluated by team doctors Tuesday, and the organization seems to have concern that he's dealing with a significant arm injury. If he does ultimately require surgery, his season would end before it began, as Middleton has been shelved since spring training with what's been termed a right forearm strain. The reliever signed a one-year, $6 million contract with the Cardinals back in February.

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  • Cardinals' Tekoah Roby: Shelved at Double-A

    Double-A Springfield placed Roby on its 7-day injured list Saturday with an unspecified injury.

    Roby contended with back problems in spring training, but it's unclear if he's dealing with a setback on that front or nursing a new injury. The 22-year-old right-hander hadn't pitched for Springfield since May 14 and accrued a 6.75 ERA, 1.66 WHIP and 33:12 K:BB in 33.1 innings on the season prior to landing on the shelf.

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  • Cardinals' Travis Honeyman: Ready for pro debut

    The Cardinals' rookie-level Florida Complex League affiliate reinstated Honeyman (undisclosed) from the 7-day injured list Tuesday.

    Honeyman missed most of the first month of FCL play, but the 2023 third-round draft pick is finally ready to make his professional debut. As a 22-year-old who played at Boston College prior to being drafted, Honeyman will likely require only a few games in the FCL to regain a rhythm at the plate before the Cardinals assign him to either Single-A Palm Beach or High-A Peoria.

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  • Cardinals' Nolan Arenado: Getting breather Wednesday

    Arenado is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game in Cincinnati.

    Arenado snapped an 11-game homerless drought in Tuesday's 7-1 win over the Reds, but he will be given a breather for Wednesday's day game. Brendan Donovan will start at third base in place of Arenado.

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  • Cardinals' Mike Siani: Picks up steal Tuesday

    Siani went 1-for-1 with a stolen base and a run scored in Tuesday's 7-1 win over the Reds.

    Siani entered the game as a pinch runner for Brendan Donovan in the seventh inning, but he picked up his steal in the eighth. Siani initially got the day off while mired in an 0-for-14 slump over his last five contests. The outfielder is up to a .211/.272/.274 slash line with six steals, one home run, six RBI and 14 runs scored across 109 plate appearances this year. He's seen a starting role in center field lately, though Dylan Carlson got the nod there Tuesday.

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  • Cardinals' Ivan Herrera: Posts three hits in win

    Herrera went 3-for-5 with one RBI and one run scored in Tuesday's 7-1 win over the Reds.

    Herrera went 1-for-11 over his previous three games before breaking out of the slump Tuesday. All three of his hits were singles in this contest. The catcher is up to a .276/.344/.362 slash line with three home runs, 16 RBI, 15 runs scored and one stolen base across 131 plate appearances.

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  • Cardinals' Nolan Gorman: Blasts homer Tuesday

    Gorman went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's 7-1 win over the Reds.

    Gorman has four homers, two steals, eight RBI and eight runs scored over his last nine games, batting .321 (9-for-28) in that span. It's a good run of consistency at the plate for the infielder, who has struggled to put it all together at times this season. He's at a .214/.306/.428 slash line with nine long balls, 23 RBI, 21 runs scored and two steals through 47 contests overall while holding down a starting role at second base.

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  • Cardinals' Nolan Arenado: Ends power drought

    Arenado went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run and a walk in Tuesday's 7-1 win over the Reds.

    Arenado went 11 games without a homer prior to Tuesday. In that span, he hit a paltry .222 (10-for-45). The third baseman took Andrew Abbott deep in the fourth inning to give the Cardinals all the offense they needed in the win. Arenado is still having a rough year overall with four homers, 25 RBI, 21 runs scored, 10 doubles and a .257/.311/.366 slash line over 52 contests. While the Cardinals' offense has struggled at times, Arenado has not been able to lead by example as much as he has in previous years.

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  • Cardinals' Kyle Gibson: Sharp vs. Reds

    Gibson (4-2) earned the win Tuesday over Cincinnati, allowing one run on two hits and two walks over six innings. He struck out six.

    Gibson was excellent Tuesday, as he held the Reds to one hit until Will Benson ended his shutout bid with a homer in the sixth inning. The 36-year-old Gibson has held opponents to two earned runs or fewer in eight of his last nine outings. He's lowered his ERA to 3.60 with a 1.22 WHIP and 52:25 K:BB across 11 starts (65 innings) this year. Gibson's currently in line for a road matchup with the Astros in his next outing early next week.

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  • Cardinals' Giovanny Gallegos: Rehab assignment on tap

    Cardinals manager Oliver Marmol said Tuesday that a decision on where Gallegos (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment will be made Wednesday, John Denton of reports.

    The right-hander threw a live bullpen session over the weekend and had another bullpen session Tuesday, clearing him to begin a minor-league rehab assignment. Gallegos landed on the shelf with a pinched nerve in his shoulder in early May, and he should be able to rejoin the Cardinals after a short stay in the minor leagues.

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Team Statistical Rankings

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Player Injury
W. Contreras C Willson Contreras C Forearm
T. Edman 2B Tommy Edman 2B Wrist
L. Nootbaar RF Lars Nootbaar RF Side
S. Matz SP Steven Matz SP Back
G. Gallegos RP Giovanny Gallegos RP Shoulder

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