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The Cardinals have placed right-hander Mike Leake on the 15-day disabled list with shingles and called up left-hander Dean Kiekhefer from Triple-A Memphis.

The Cardinals had Alex Reyes start for Leake on Saturday. Leake is 9-9 with a 4.56 ERA in 25 starts and he is eligible to return on Sept. 6.

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Over the past series we have seen on multiple occasions the childish attitude of Puig come out throughout the games. For instance in game 4 he hit a ball to opposite field and thought it was a homerun. We know he thought this because he threw his bat and did a huge dramatic pose pointing at the sky before running the bases. Then shortly after he began to round the bases, it became very apparent to him that he had not hit a homerun and that the ball bounced off the wall. Luckily due to his speed he got a triple but then continued to celebrate once at third. He made a complete idiot of himself! You look at a guy like Puig and tell me that he is not the cockiest player in the major league! He showboats on his first hit in the series! Its game 4 in the series and you dont have a hit!!!!! Then it comes back to bite him! He deserves every bad comment he gets because he puts himself in that position on an every game basis! You CANNOT dance around and sing to the music after you think you hit a homerun and then only get a triple. You look like an absolute idiot! You wonder why every team in the majors hates you? There is the reason why! Quit the showboating and play baseball! He has talent but it is so covered up by his childish actions that he becomes the most controversial player in baseball. Im surprised he doesnt get thrown at when at the plate more often. That may be the lesson he needs to learn. Someone in that organization needs to pull Puig aside and really let him have it before other teams do it for them!

Cardinals Defeat Cubs 6-1

Posted: August 18, 2013 in Cardinals, Local Sports
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The Cardinals defeated the Chicago Cubs Sunday afternoon by a final score of 6-1. Jon Jay started off the scoring in the second inning with a double scoring Yadier Molina. Matt Carpenter then added to the lead when he drove home 2 more on a single to center. The Cubs answered back in the sixth with one run but Jon Jay wasn’t done yet. In the seventh, Jay hit a three run homer to center making it 6-1. That was when things got ugly. In the bottom of the inning, Cubs GM Dale Sveum and pitcher James Russel were both ejected after arguing a check swing call. Russel clearly did not go around on the pitch by Wainwright but was called out on strikes with runners on 1st and 2nd. The Cubs did not bring anyone home and Wainwright got his 14th win of the season. The Cards will face off against Milwaukee tomorrow night.

The Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright will take the mound tonight in the first game of a three game series against the Pirates. Some are arguing that this series is the biggest series of the year for the Cardinals. I agree but disagree at the same time. If you are the Cardinals, you have to look at the big picture. Yes, these 3 games are crucial to the standings but at the same time you look at the upcoming schedule and see that the Cardinals will play teams like Atlanta, Cincinnati, and Pittsburgh again. Do the Cardinals have a shot at making the playoffs as the NL Central Champions? Yes, but they have a long road ahead of them to be placing all of their playoff hopes on this one series. The Cardinals need to look at each game individually as a key game. At this point in the year every series, every game, and every pitch counts. As Lance Lynn said to me in an interview, “One game at a time, one pitch at a time.”