Here is a demeanour during who’s prohibited and who’s not for a Cardinals:
Randal Grichuk, OF: After generating a energy swell (six homers in 10 games) during Memphis to acquire his graduation behind to a majors, Grichuk went 2 for 5 with a long, long, prolonged home run in his initial diversion back. But he also struck out twice, once with dual runners on board, in a 8-4 feat over a Pittsburgh Pirates Sunday night. So, no, this isn’t indispensably a new-and-improved Grichuk.
Brett Cecil, RP: With maladroit reliever Kevin Siegrist behind on a infirm list with a whinging neck/back injury, a Cardinals need Cecil to hoop a complicated high-leverage workload. He came by again Sunday, operative a 1-2-3 eighth inning to reason a lead. In 8 innings over his final 8 appearances, Cecil has authorised no runs on only 3 hits and no walks.
Paul DeJong, INF: This rookie has suffered some rather serious flourishing heedfulness in a margin and on a bottom paths, though his ability to expostulate a round and furnish runs is what binds management’s attention. His two-run singular in a seventh inning put Sunday’s diversion out of strech for a Pirates. Overall, DeJong has 4 doubles, 5 homers and 13 RBIs in 80 during bats in dual stints with a Cardinals this season.
Yadier Molina, C: Ultimate gamer that he is, Molina is perplexing to conflict by whinging knee tenderness and equivocate spending time on a infirm list. After holding dual games off, Molina extended his attack strain to 11 games Sunday by going 3 for 4 with a double and pivotal RBI . After pushing in only one run during a camber of 13 games, he has driven in 6 in his final 6 games. He is still not a No. 5 hitter, though he’ll have to do for this group this season.
Mike Leake, SP: After permitting 18 runs (17 earned) over 24 2/3 innings in his prior 4 starts, he has authorised 5 runs (four earned) in 12 innings in his final dual starts. The Cardinals won both games, nonetheless Leake didn’t get a preference Sunday. That was his 11th peculiarity start in 15 outings this season.
Luke Voit, 1B: Has anybody ever looked happier about removing plunked precisely in a behind by a exile pitch? That was a noted initial vital joining during bat for a Lafayette High School and Missouri State product. He was beaming. Can he turn a New Nick Stavinoha? Perhaps, since he, too, can locate in a pinch. Like Stavinoha, Voit climbed usually by a minors after a good college career to acquire this opportunity. He has batting .322 with a .561 slugging commission and 12 homers during a Triple-A turn when he got a well-deserved call.
Dexter Fowler, OF: Jun was going good for him. He was attack .286 this month with 4 doubles, 6 homers, 16 RBIs and an on-base and slugging commission of .990. But afterwards his ongoing heel damage landed him behind on a infirm list, giving fans time to simulate on a remaining 4½ years on his $82.5 million agreement and all a immature core fielders a Cardinals have pier adult in a teenager leagues.