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  • Cardinals' Lars Nootbaar: Logs steal in nightcap

    Nootbaar went 1-for-4 with a double and a stolen base in a 9-5 win over Atlanta in the second game of Saturday's doubleheader.

    The outfielder collected three hits on the day after going 2-for-3 with a walk in a 3-2 loss in the matinee. Nootbaar is batting .250 with a home run and two doubles across nine games since he returned from an oblique injury that cost him more than five weeks. For the season, Nootbaar is slashing .237/.325/.401 with six homers, four steals, 20 RBI, 17 runs scored, nine doubles and a triple over 201 plate appearances. He's operated as the Cardinals' top right fielder since his return, though he occasionally shifts over to center when Michael Siani is out of the lineup.

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  • Cardinals' Willson Contreras: Four hits in doubleheader

    Contreras went 4-for-9 with one RBI and one run scored across both games of Saturday's doubleheader versus Atlanta.

    Contreras earned his fourth multi-hit effort over 15 games in July with a three-hit game in the nightcap. The catcher looks like he hasn't missed a beat since returning from a broken forearm in late June, batting .278 with four homers and 13 RBI over 22 contests following a six-week absence. He's up to a .280/.404/.511 slash line with 10 homers, 25 RBI, 32 runs scored, 13 doubles and three stolen bases through 53 games this season. Manager Oliver Marmol has committed to keeping Contreras in the lineup, so he should be in the lineup at either catcher or designated hitter on a near-everyday basis.

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  • Cardinals' Alec Burleson: Four RBI in twin bill

    Burleson went 4-for-9 with four RBI and one run scored across both games of Saturday's doubleheader versus Atlanta.

    Burleson did most of his damage in a 9-5 win for the Cardinals in the nightcap. He had a sacrifice fly to open the scoring in the first inning and added a pair of RBI singles. Burleson's breakout has reached another level in July -- he's hitting .355 with eight extra-base hits and 19 RBI over 15 games this month. Overall, he's at a .292/.323/.492 slash line with 17 homers, 57 RBI, 42 runs scored, seven stolen bases and 14 doubles across 91 games.

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  • Cardinals' Nolan Gorman: Goes yard in Game 2

    Gorman went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in a 9-5 win over Atlanta in the second game of Saturday's doubleheader.

    Gorman sat out the matinee game, and he delivered in the nightcap with a go-ahead blast in the second inning. The homer was his first since July 2 and his 18th of the year, though he also struck out multiple times for the sixth time in seven games. Gorman's 37.9 percent strikeout rate continues to drag down the rest of his line -- he's slashing .207/.279/.420 with 18 homers, 49 RBI, 39 runs scored, six stolen bases and 13 doubles. Given his contact troubles, Gorman is likely to remain in a strong-side platoon role at second base, and he could begin to sit against some right-handers as well if he doesn't correct course.

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  • Cardinals' Brendan Donovan: Homers in nightcap

    Donovan went 2-for-5 with a home run and three RBI in a 9-5 win over Atlanta in the second game of Saturday's doubleheader.

    Donovan was held hitless in the matinee, the fourth time in 15 games in July that's happened. He bounced back in the nightcap, hitting a solo shot in the fifth inning and adding a two-run single in the ninth. The 27-year-old is batting .328 in July, and he's up to .275 for the year with a .757 OPS, nine homers, 48 RBI, 44 runs scored, 22 doubles, one triple and three stolen bases over 93 games.

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  • Cardinals' Nolan Arenado: Lifts ninth homer

    Arenado went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in a 3-2 loss to Atlanta in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader.

    Arenado also went 1-for-4 with a walk and a run scored in the nightcap, a 9-5 win for St. Louis. The third baseman continues to hit well in July -- he's batting .310 over 15 contests, though just three of his 18 hits this month have gone for extra bases. Overall, he's at a .270/.323/.386 slash line with nine homers, 41 RBI, 39 runs scored, one stolen base and 14 doubles through 92 games.

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  • Cardinals' Chris Roycroft: Takes loss in day game

    Roycroft (1-2) allowed an unearned run on one walk over two-thirds of an inning, taking the loss in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader versus Atlanta.

    Roycroft has yielded five runs (four earned) over his last four appearances. He gave up a walk-off sacrifice fly to get stuck with a 3-2 loss in the 10th inning of Saturday's day game. The right-hander continues to see mostly low-leverage work for the Cardinals, pitching to a 3.52 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 21:10 K:BB over 23 innings.

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  • Cardinals' Kyle Leahy: Heading back to Memphis

    Leahy was optioned to Triple-A Memphis on Sunday.

    Leahy recorded a save in the second game of Saturday's doubleheader, allowing a hit and striking out two over two scoreless innings. The right-hander has been the Cardinals' preferred 27th man for doubleheaders and has also seen some occasional time as a low-leverage option in the bullpen this season, so he should be at the top of the list if the team needs an injury replacement in the majors.

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  • Cardinals' Michael Siani: Swipes two bags Saturday

    Siani went 1-for-3 with a walk, two runs scored and two stolen bases in the second game of Saturday's doubleheader split with Atlanta.

    After going 1-for-3 with no other production in the matinee as the Cardinals lost 3-2 in 10 innings, Siani made a bigger impact in a victory during the nightcap. It's the second time this season he's swiped multiple bags in a game, and the 25-year-old center fielder has gone 12-for-15 on the basepaths in 89 games, but Siani otherwise isn't making much of an impact on offense -- he's slashing .230/.269/.305 with two homers, 14 RBI and 29 runs.

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  • Cardinals' Kyle Leahy: Nabs save in nightcap

    Leahy recorded his first career save in the second game of Saturday's doubleheader split with Atlanta, giving up a hit and striking out two over two scoreless innings.

    The 27-year-old righty was called up to be the 27th man for the twin bill, and he surprisingly got the nod in a high-leverage spot with St. Louis winning 6-5 in the eighth inning. When the Cards tacked on three more runs in the top of the ninth. manager Oliver Marmol elected to leave Leahy on the mound to clean things up. He hasn't pitched badly during his time on the big-league roster this season, posting a 3.90 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and 22:7 K:BB through 32.1 innings over 19 appearances, but Leahy's likely headed back to Triple-A Memphis despite this performance.

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  • Cardinals' Sonny Gray: Carried by offense to 10th win

    Gray (10-6) picked up the win in the second game of Saturday's doubleheader split with Atlanta, giving up five runs on eight hits -- including four home runs -- over seven innings. He struck out 10 without walking a batter.

    The Cardinals' offense gave Gray plenty of support in a 9-5 victory, so his issues keeping the ball in the park didn't come back to bite him. The veteran right-hander had served up only four homers over his last 11 outings combined, so the sudden gopheritis likely isn't going to be a long-term concern. Gray will carry a 3.54 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and stellar 131:24 K:BB through 106.2 innings into his next start, which is scheduled to come at home next weekend against the Nationals.

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  • Cardinals' Kyle Gibson: Fans six in quality start

    Gibson came away with a no-decision in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against Atlanta, allowing one run on three hits and two walks over 6.2 innings. He struck out six.

    The veteran right-hander needed exactly 100 pitches (66 strikes) to record his ninth quality start of the season, but Gibson saw his eighth win slip away after he left the mound in the bottom of the seventh inning, in a game the Cardinals eventually lost in 10. Gibson hadn't lasted more than five frames in an outing in over a month, so the rest afforded by the All-Star break appears to have done him some good. He'll take a 3.99 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 102:43 K:BB through 108.1 innings into his next start, which lines up to come at home next weekend against the Nationals.

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  • Cardinals' Kyle Leahy: Serving as 27th man

    Leahy is with the Cardinals and will be the team's 27th player for the nightcap of Saturday's doubleheader against Atlanta, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

    Leahy will give the Cardinals and additional bullpen arm for Game 2 after St. Louis lost 3-2 in 10 innings during the matinee. Leahy has thrown 30.1 big-league innings with a 4.15 ERA and 1.09 WHIP. He'll likely be sent back to Memphis following the contest.

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  • Cardinals' Nolan Gorman: Idle for Game 1

    Gorman isn't in the Cardinals' lineup for the first game of Saturday's doubleheader versus Atlanta.

    Gorman will take a seat to begin Saturday's festivities and will likely be back in the lineup for the nightcap. His absence in the early game will move Brendan Donovan to second base while Alec Burleson starts in left field, moving Willson Contreras into the DH spot with Pedro Pages at catcher.

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Team Statistical Rankings

Avg R HR ERA
Team .245
(13th)
398
(24th)
94
(25th)
4.02
(16th)

Injuries

Player Injury
T. Edman 2B Tommy Edman 2B Wrist
S. Matz SP Steven Matz SP Back
R. O'Brien RP Riley O'Brien RP Forearm
D. Rom SP Drew Rom SP Shoulder
K. Middleton RP Keynan Middleton RP Forearm

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