The St. Louis Cardinals are hosting an exclusive Speaker Series event with seven-time All-Star Matt Holliday on Thursday, May 19, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at Busch Stadium.
As part of the event, Holliday will offer unique insight into the Cardinals Clubhouse as well as discuss his successful MLB career and his place within the Cardinals organization during a 45 minute Q&A session with broadcaster Dan McLaughlin.
“This is an extraordinary opportunity for fans to get to know our players in an intimate setting over lunch,” said Julia Row, Director of Special Events. “We are grateful that Matt Holliday is taking the time to help us kick off this exciting new speaker series that fans won’t want to miss.”
In addition to the program, fans that purchase a ticket will enjoy lunch and drinks in the Cardinals Club and a photo opportunity on the warning track. This is the first Speaker Series event to feature a current Cardinals player.
Holliday is the third longest tenured Cardinal on the roster since being acquired via trade with the Oakland Athletics in July of 2009. Holliday leads the club in home runs (139), RBI (564) and games played (891) since joining the Cardinals. He is a four-time Silver Slugger award winner and won the National League batting title with a .340 average in 2007. In additional to his vast baseball accomplishments, Holliday was voted by his teammates as the 2010 recipient of the Darryl Kile Award and formed “Homers for Health” in 2012 to help raise money for kids at SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center.
WANIO HELPS HIMSELF FOR FIRST WIN
The potent Cardinals offense collected 14 hits and rolled past the D-backs, 11-4, Wednesday night at Chase Field, marking the fifth straight game St. Louis has scored at least seven runs.
Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright picked up his first win of the season , in part because he led the offense with three RBIs, thanks to a bases-loaded triple off D-backs starter Patrick Corbin that ignited a five-run Cardinals sixth inning. Matt Carpenter, Matt Holliday and Aledmys Diaz each added two RBIs apiece. Diaz also set up Wainwright's big hit by drawing an eight-pitch walk to load the bases ahead of him.
Elsewhere in the majors:
Jake Arrieta has had his start pushed back after the Cubs and Brewers were rained out in Chicago. Arrieta tossed a no-hitter in his last start, a 16-0 pounding of Cincinnati last week.
Homers by Mike Trout, Yunel Escobar and Andrelton Simmons powered the Angels past Kansas City 4-2. Los Angeles starter Nick Tropeano scattered eight hits in 5 1/3 innings and blanked the Royals following Eric Hosmer’s two-run homer in the first.
The St. Louis Cardinals are proud to announce Saturday Signings at the Museum, a new program held exclusively at the Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum before each Saturday home game during the 2016 season where fans can meet and get an autograph from a former Cardinals player with valid admission to the museum.
“Saturday Signings at the Museum is another great way for fans to connect with their favorite former players and reminisce about their most celebrated Cardinals memories,” said Brian Finch, Manager of Stadium Tours & Museum Outreach. “We are happy to have such a great group of Cardinals alumni who want to take part in the program and wish to remain close to the fans and the organization.”
Registration is now open for the 12th annual St. Louis Cardinals Kids Clinics presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors.
Each year, Cardinals Kids Clinics provide all kids ages 7-13 with an opportunity to learn baseball fundamentals from former Cardinals players and coaches at a variety of locations throughout the greater St. Louis community. Last year, nearly 1,500 kids participated in the clinics.
The 2016 Kids Clinics schedule begins Wednesday, June 8, in Fairview Heights, Illinois, and includes 14 dates around St. Louis. For the second consecutive year, the Cardinals will host a clinic in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.
At each half-day clinic, several Cardinals alumni provide small group instruction on pitching, hitting, base-running and other baseball fundamentals. All participants receive a Kids Clinics goodie bag complete with Cardinals t-shirt, cap and two tickets to a 2016 game, as well as baseball cards for a special autograph session with the alumni instructors and entry into prize drawings for great Cardinals items.
The St. Louis Cardinals are teaming up with Missouri Farm Bureau Insurance and Feeding Missouri to host the Home Run Against Hunger Food Drive before the Cardinals game versus the Washington Nationals on Sunday, May 1, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Ballpark Village parking lot.
Fans who bring a non-perishable donation will receive a voucher for two tickets to an upcoming Cardinals game (one voucher per person). Donations collected at the event will be distributed to one of over 1,500 Feeding Missouri agencies located throughout the state and will be counted toward a statewide grand total of donations (in pounds) that will be announced at the conclusion of the event.
While most non-perishable donations are appreciated, some types of food items allow local pantries to best meet the needs of the communities they serve. These items include: canned tuna and chicken, boxed or bagged pasta/rice, canned soup and chili, boxed crackers, canned fruit and vegetables, peanut butter, bottled jelly, granola/snack bars, fruit snacks and instant mashed potatoes. Other non-perishable donations such as diapers, baby formula, toilet tissue and general hygiene products are welcomed as well.
With nearly one in five Missourians receiving emergency food assistance each year, the St. Louis Cardinals and Missouri Farm Bureau Insurance recognize the need to obtain and distribute food to hungry Missouri neighbors.
MARTINEZ CRUISES TO 4-0 AS CARDS CRUSH D-BACKS
Carlos Martinez scattered three hits and fanned four over eight innings as the Cardinals beat the D-backs, 8-2, on Tuesday night at Chase Field to even the four-game series at a game apiece. It was the second time in Martinez's career that he threw eight scoreless innings, and both have come against former teammateShelby Miller , who started for the D-backs.
Stephen Piscotty and Brandon Moss gave Martinez plenty of run support as the pair each hit homers and drove in three runs. Moss delivered the big blow, a three-run shot, to cap a five-run fifth, while Piscotty delivered a two-run blow in a three-run seventh.
The D-backs could do little against Martinez throughout the night. It took them until David Peralta grounded a single to center with one out in the fourth to pick up their first hit and only twice were they able to get a runner to second base against him.
Elsewhere in the majors:
Addison Russell took advantage of his sixth inning scoring opportunity, roping a triple to score two runs and put the Cubs on top to stay beating the Brewers 4-3. Kyle Hendricks for the Cubs took a no-decision. Ryan Braun had a pinch-hit two run double for the Brewers.
CARDS TAKE THE L IN ARZ
The D-backs sent 14 men to the plate and scored nine runs in the sixth inning to erase an early deficit and beat the Cardinals, 12-7, on Monday night in the first game of a four-game set at Chase Field.
The offense made a winner of Zack Greinkie (2-2) even though the right-hander did not display his vintage form. The Cardinals jumped on Greinke for a pair of runs in the first with Matt Holliday and Brandon Moss collecting the RBIs.
Cardinals starter Jaime Garcia seemed to be cruising until the sixth, when the D-backs put together their nine-run rally. Jean Segura had the big blow of the inning, a three-run homer off reliever Kevin Siegrist. The nine runs were the most the D-backs had scored in an inning against the Cardinals. St. Louis reliever Matt Bowman (0-1) allowed two of the nine runs to take the loss.
In other baseball:
Albert Pujols hit two homers and Mike Trout added another, powering the Los Angeles Angels to a 6-1 victory over the Kansas City Royals. Pujols has 565 home runs, moving past Reggie Jackson into 13th place on the all-time list.
Todd Frazier doubled home the go-ahead run in a five-run seventh and the Chicago White Sox beat Toronto 7-5.
Gyorko Beats Down Former Team
Jedd Gyorko fell short of the cycle as well as going 6 for 11 with two homers, a triple, four RBI’s and three runs scored in the three-game series. Matt Carpenter ignited a three-run eight with a tie-breakind triple in the Cards’ series-clinching win. Randal Grichuk drove in three, including a two-run double in the 8th.
Up next for the Cardinals they will continue there seven-game road trip in Arizona. Scheduled starter for tonights game is LHP Jamie Garcia who has made five career starts against the Diamondbacks and is 5-0 with a 2.51 ERA
Elsewhere in the majors:
The Cubs blew out the Reds 9-0 in Cincinnati as Anthony Rizzo homered twice and collected four RBIs. Jayson Heyward was 4-for-5 with three RBIs to back Jason Hammel, who gave up just three hits in six innings.
Kansas City knocked off Baltimore 6-1 as Yordano Ventura held the Orioles to a run and three hits in seven innings. Alex Gordon and Eric Hosmer hit solo homers before the Royals put together a four-run seventh to take control.