Cardinals Claim Padres Pitcher Tyler Webb

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The Cardinals have claimed lefty Tyler Webb off waivers from the Padres. The San Diego organization, which announced the move, had designated Webb for assignment recently.
A tenth-round pick in the 2013 draft, Webb moved quickly to the upper reaches of the Yankees system and has always produced quality K/BB numbers. But the 27-year-old has received limited opportunities in the majors. He has just 13 total MLB innings on his ledger, with those coming with three different teams over the past two seasons.
This season, Webb has thrived at Triple-A. Through 22 innings, he has allowed just five earned runs while recording 28 strikeouts against eight walks. But in his time in the bigs, he has shown only a low-nineties fastball and swinging-strike rate of just over eight percent.

Source: Jeff Todd/MLB Trade Rumors

Is the Cardinal Way Gone?


By Steve Dunford
First of all there are times in your life when you remember where you are at when something happens. I was out in the boat fishing and I turn on the radio and there is no Cardinal game. I was cleaning fish when I heard the news. I immediately broke down.
I went in the house and I watched a statement by then Cubs Catcher Joe Giradi, who was broken. He said “There has been a tragedy in involving the St. Louis Cardinals. There will be no game today.”
The 33 year old ace of the staff passed of a heart attack. There were two funerals in Busch Stadium in a week. The first was for legendary broadcaster, Jack Buck. It was the saddest week of the franchise.
I felt it was necessary to memorialize him on this day.
I will write my bio one day. I am 48 years old, and I started listening to Cardinal games since I have been five. Last night’s 11-3 loss to the Brewers is a microcosm of the direction of this team.
First of all shut down Carlos Martinez. It is obvious he is hurt. The defense let John Gant down. On a positive note, Brett Cecil is improving. It was so bad a utility infielder; Greg Garcia had to finish it off.
Martinez is one of my favorite Cardinals. I was in a conversation one time defending him from a fan that was talking about his immaturity. I said that I do not care that his purple. In his next start, guess what color his hair was.
When he went on the DL he had a 1.62 ERA. Since he has come back his ERA is 8.10. Something is wrong. Something is wrong all the pitchers are getting strained obliques and lats, starting with Adam Wainwright.
I would like to set down and read “The Cardinal Way” written by long time Cardinal instructor George Kissel. I know it is about playing good fundamental defense, play hard-nosed, as well as how to conduct yourself off the field.
This team has been terrible defensively, leads the National League in errors, and led the league in losing runners on the base paths.
What we are seeing is not Cardinal Baseball. I have heard a couple of interviews with Jennifer Langosh, beat writer covering the Cardinals for She has been on maternity leave. Her first series in the press box was covering the Cub series. She said that that was “exactly the same team that was on the field in 2017,”
I stream 101 ESPN every morning. Bernie said he was going to throw some “stink bombs” out there this morning, and he did. Michelle Smallmon who used to work at ESPN said the Cardinals bad play was the lead story last night on Sportscenter. I always say that ESPN is the Yankees and Red Sox network. She said the Cardinals are never the lead story. She called it “embarrassing.” The worst wild pitch by Cmart and Marcell Ozuna’s misjudged Spiderman act was the top two highlights.
Last night in his post-game interview with manager Mike Matheny, It was the same ol ‘ same ol”…..Our guys are grinding…..we are a good club…etc.
It is the same song and dance that we have heard since 2016 from Matheny. Nothing changes though.
If the Brewers take three out of four, I see a press conference called. Mo went out and brought in Mike Maddux and Willie McGee and brought back Jose Oquendo, This put Mike Matheny and hitting coach Jon Mabry on notice.
If this happens I would like to see Jose Oquendo as manager. In reality, it will be Mike Schildt. Stubby Clapp could be a dark hose.
Let’s hope they can turn it around and have some positive things to say. If the current trend continues, we will talk about being sellers next time.

Carlos Martinez 4th Annual Celebrity Bowl


Tsunami Waves Foundation
100 S. 4
Street Saint Louis, MO 63102

Tsunami Waves Proudly Presents
Carlos Martinez 4th Annual Celebrity Bowl

Event Date:
Thursday June 28th, 2018
Event Time:
6PM – 10PM
Event Location:
Bowlero in Saint Peters
8070 Veteran’s Memorial Pkwy
Saint Peters, MO 63376

ST. LOUIS, MO – St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez is excited to announce his 4th Annual Charity
Bowling Fundraiser to be held at Bowlero on Thursday June 28th from 6PM to 10PM. Carlos is thrilled to be
hosting this Fan Appreciation/Charity Fundraiser for the 4th time.
Proceeds from past events have greatly benefited numerous underprivileged children in the St. Louis Area
and the Dominican Republic. We helped over 1500 children and over 3000 families receive much needed
medical assistance. Over 1500 children have received backpacks and school supplies. We have donated over
$8000 dollars in school tuition. And over 5000 gloves and baseball equipment has been donated to Carlos’
hometown of Puerto Plata. But our proudest accomplishment has been saving the life of a sweet young lady,
Camille Fernandez. We would not have been able to do that without the help from so many donors like you.
Our hope is that with the support of Cardinal Nation we can continue to help to inspire and empower
children to achieve their fullest potential.
CELEBRITY BOWLING EVENT AT BOWLERO IN SAINT PETERS – Fans purchasing Bowling Tickets for the event
will have the experience of bowling with Carlos Martinez and other Cardinal Celebrities, along with some
surprise guest this year. The evening will also include a silent auction and various raffle drawings throughout
the event for all in attendance. Teams, individuals, Corporate groups, and spectators alike are all welcome
and encouraged to purchase tickets in advance due to the intimate nature of the event tickets sell out fast.
By participating in this event, you can greatly assist the Foundation in its efforts to fulfill our worthy mission.
Visit the Foundation’s website to learn more about where Carlos came
from and for a better understanding why he has such a passion to pay it forward.
Pricing information Below!
Tsunami Waves Foundation
100 S. 4
Street Saint Louis, MO 63102

2018 Ticket Prices
Individual Fan
Individual non-bowler – $60
Individual bowler – $130
MLB Roster – $500
Includes the following:
Bowling team (4 bowlers)
4 Tsunami Waves t-shirts
8 Food & Drink tickets
All-Star Sponsor – $1,000
Includes the following:
One bowling team (4 bowlers)
On-site signage including media wall
4 autographed pictures
4 event t-shirts
8 Food & Drink tickets

VIP PASS – $300
Includes the following:
Carlos Martinez and teammates meet and greet
Dinner & Drinks
Goodie bag that includes 2018 Tsunami Waves t-shirts

All Bowling tickets include 2 Food & 2 Drink tickets
All GA include 2 Drink tickets
Every admission purchase receives a 2018 Tsunami Waves Shirt

Tsunami Waves Foundation
100 S. 4
Street Saint Louis, MO 63102

2018 Sponsorship Packages
All packages are open to possible suggestions/changes/add ons
League Champion Sponsor – $8,000
Includes the following:
4 VIP Bowling teams (16 bowlers)
8 additional General Admission tickets
8 VIP Passes reception with Cardinal Celebrities
On-site signage including media wall
Opportunity to integrate corporate products at event and on all social media
24 autographed pictures
24 autographed ball
32 Tsunami Waves t-shirts
Division Champion Sponsor – $5,000
Includes the following:
2 VIP Bowling teams (8 bowlers)
8 additional n General Admission tickets
4 VIP Passes reception with Cardinal Celebrities
On-site signage including media wall
Opportunity to integrate corporate products at event
12 autographed pictures
12 autographed balls
20 Tsunami Waves t-shirts
Wild Card Sponsor – $2,500
Includes the following:
3 bowling teams (12 bowlers)
4 additional General Admission tickets
On-site signage including media wall
Opportunity to integrate corporate products at event
16 autographed pictures
16 Tsunami Waves t-shirts
32 Food & Drink tickets

Cards Sign 24 Players from Draft


The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have agreed to terms with 24 players from last week’s amateur draft and one non-drafted free-agent. Today’s announcement brings the total number of 2018 draftees signed and/or agreed to terms to 28 players, including nine of the team’s top 10 selections.
In addition to the players listed below in BOLD, the Cardinals reached agreement today with non-drafted free-agent right-handed pitcher Tommy Parsons (Adrian College, MI) who is the active career wins leader (40) among all NCAA Divisions, including a 23-game win streak.

Rd., Player (overall pick) Pos. B-T Ht Wt. School Hometown
1. Nolan Gorman (19) 3B L-R 6-1 210 Sandra Day O’Connor (Ariz.) High School Phoenix, Ariz.
CBA. Griffin Roberts (43) RHP R-R 6-3 205 Wake Forest University Midlothian, Va.
Cmp2. Luken Baker (75) 1B R-R 6-4 225 Texas Christian University Spring, Texas
3. Mateo Gil (95) SS R-R 6-2 190 Timber Creek (Texas) High School Keller, Texas
5. Nick Dunn (153) 2B L-R 5-10 175 University of Maryland Sunbury, Pa.
6. Edgar Gonzalez (183) RHP R-R 6-1 200 Fresno State University Newark, Calif.
7. Brendan Donovan (213) 3B L-R 6-1 195 University of South Alabama Enterprise, Ala.
8. Lars Nootbaar (243) LF L-R 6-3 210 University of Southern California El Segundo, Calif.
9. Matt Duce (273) C L-R 5-11 190 Dallas Baptist University Sierra Vista, Ariz.
10. Kevin Woodall, Jr. (303) 1B R-R 6-6 240 Coastal Carolina University Georgetown, S.C.
11. Chris Holba (333) RHP R-R 6-3 210 East Carolina University O’Fallon, Ill.
12. Francisco Justo (363) RHP R-R 6-4 205 Monroe College (N.Y.) Bronx, N.Y.
16. Samuel “Evan” Sisk (483) LHP L-L 6-2 209 College of Charleston Chester, S.C.
17. Kyle Leahy (513) RHP S-R 6-5 200 Colorado Mesa University Boulder, Colo.
18. Cole Aker (543) RHP R-R 6-2 205 University of Tampa Kernersville, N.C.
19. Josh Shaw (573) 2B R-R 6-1 195 St. John’s University Wayne, N.J.
22. Kevin Vargas (663) SS R-R 6-1 175 International Baseball Academy Ceiba, Puerto Rico
23. Michael Baird (693) RHP R-R 6-5 210 Southern Illinois University-Carbondale Parker, Colo.
24. Eli Kraus (723) LHP L-L 6-1 190 Kent State University Medina, Ohio
25. Troy Montemayor (753) RHP R-R 6-1 160 Baylor University San Antonio, Texas
26. Connor Coward (783) RHP R-R 6-0 200 Virginia Polytechnic Institute (Virginia Tech) Pittsburgh, Pa.
27. Perry DellaValle (813) RHP R-R 6-0 195 Seton Hill (Pa.) University North Royalton, Ohio
28. Justin Toerner (843) CF L-L 5-10 165 California State University-Northridge Temecula, Calif.
31. Ty Cohen (933) RHP R-R 6-1 195 Florida Institute of Technology (Florida Tech) Woodstock, Ga.
32. Brandon Purcell (963) C R-R 6-1 205 Georgia College and State University Glennville, Ga.
33. Chris Rivera (993) RHP R-R 5-9 175 Long Beach State University Watsonville, Calif.
37. Christian Caudle (1,113) C R-R 6-4 230 Texas A&M University-Kingsville Klein, Texas
40. Andrew Warner (1,203) RF R-R 6-2 225 Columbia (Mo.) College Lee’s Summit, Mo.
NDFA Tommy Parsons RHP R-R 6-5 185 Adrian (Mich.) College New Albany, Ohio
Source: St. Louis Cardinals