Wong Homers As Cards Fall To Mets

Kolten Wong hit a two-run homer and finished 2-for-5 as the Cardinals lost 9-8 to the Mets yesterday in Jupiter. Adam Wainwright went three-and-a-third innings, allowing a run on two hits. The teams rematch in Port St. Lucie today.

Cardinals outfield prospect Oscar Taveras is unlikely to make the 25-man roster coming out of spring training. Taveras had ankle surgery last season and is dealing with a tight hamstring in the same leg. Manager Mike Matheny says it will be tough to bring him north if he isn't healthy.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

1 day 18 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Gus Kleekamp with the Washington Junior Legion Baseball Team. Gus played shortstop and occasionally pitched during the season. His numbers are impressive. Batting average .409, on-base percentage .504 with a slugging percentage of .582. Gus lead the team not only with his average but also in RBI with 26, triples with five and stolen bases with 28.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

1 month 6 days ago

There are few things more inspiring in life than watching an octogenarain with two hip replacements swimming a 200 yard race, or guys in their late 70's playing some pretty vigorous 3 on 3 basketball. A generation of baby boomers is learning that, while they can't reverse age, they certainly can embrace life!

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

Senior Games Embrace Life! - 06/23/2014 - 11:23am
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SPORTS CORNER

20 hours 36 min ago

After a day off, the Cardinals return to the diamond tonight for the first of a three-game series with the Padres from Petco Park. St. Louis is 56-and-48 this season and trots Lance Lynn to the hill. Lynn is 11-and-7 with a 3.05 ERA. San Diego counters with 9-and-10 Tyson Ross who has a 2.65 ERA this season. First pitch is at 9:10.