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Nolan Arenado went 2-for-3 Saturday, singling, homering, scoring one run, and driving in two runs in the Cardinals' 6-2 loss to the Dodgers.

Fantasy Impact: Arenado has gotten hits in 10 of his last 14 games for the Cardinals, scoring four runs, hitting two home runs, and driving in 10 runs in that span. The 31-year-old slugger continues to be a model for consistent production at the plate for fantasy managers, posting a .901 OPS with 71 runs scored, 30 home runs, and 100 runs batted in through 142 games this season.

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Jordan Montgomery struggled through four innings on the mound for the Cardinals Saturday, allowing six runs on seven hits while also walking one and striking out three in the Cardinals' 6-2 loss to the Dodgers.

Fantasy Impact: Montgomery has allowed three or more runs in three of his last five starts for the Cardinals, posting a 4.67 ERA and 3.50 K/BB ratio in that span. The 29-year-old left-hander will look to get back on track for the Cardinals going forward, carrying a solid 3.50 ERA and 1.10 WHIP with 153 strikeouts in 31 starts (8-6) on the mound this season.

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Juan Yepez went 2-for-5 Friday, doubling, homering, scoring two runs, and driving in one run in the Cardinals' 11-0 win over the Dodgers.

Fantasy Impact: Yepez has picked up hits in two of three September games for the Cardinals, scoring two runs and driving in one run in that span. The 24-year-old is hitting .255 with 26 runs scored, 12 home runs, and 28 runs batted in through 66 games this season.

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Alec Burleson went 1-for-1 Friday, hitting a pinch-hit solo home run in the Cardinals' 11-0 win over the Dodgers.

Fantasy Impact: Burleson has struggled at the plate for the Cardinals since being recalled from Triple-A, hitting just .185 in that span. The 23-year-old carries a .537 OPS with two runs scored, one home run, and one run batted in through 27 at-bats this season.

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Jose Quintana tossed 6 2/3 shutout innings on the mound for the Cardinals Friday, allowing five hits and striking out six in the Cardinals' 11-0 win over the Dodgers.

Fantasy Impact: Quintana has allowed one run or less in each of his four September starts for the Cardinals, posting an 0.71 ERA and 21 strikeouts in that span. The veteran left-hander carries 1.22 WHIP and 3.03 ERA with 130 strikeouts in 30 starts (6-6) on the mound this season.

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Dylan Carlson went 2-for-5 Friday, doubling twice, scoring two runs, and driving in one run in the Cardinals' 11-0 win over the Dodgers.

Fantasy Impact: Carlson has gotten hits in three of his last six games for the Cardinals, scoring four runs and driving in one run in that span. The outfielder carries a .702 OPS with 52 runs scored, eight home runs, and 40 runs batted in through 118 games this season.

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Lars Nootbaar went 3-for-5 Friday, singling, doubling, homering, scoring one run, and driving in three runs in the Cardinals' 11-0 win over the Dodgers.

Fantasy Impact: Nootbaar has gotten hits in just three of his last seven games for the Cardinals, scoring three runs, hitting two home runs, and driving in four runs in that span. The 25-year-old carries an .800 OPS with 48 runs scored, 14 home runs, and 40 runs batted in through 98 games this season.

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Albert Pujols went 2-for-4 Friday, homering twice and driving in five runs in the Cardinals' 11-0 win over the Dodgers.

Fantasy Impact: Pujols reached yet another career milestone Friday, becoming the fourth player to reach 700 career home runs in MLB history. The veteran carries an .868 OPS with 34 runs scored, 21 home runs, and 58 runs batted in through 101 games this season.

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Giovanny Gallegos tossed a perfect ninth inning in relief for the Cardinals Thursday, striking out one and recording his 14th save in the Cardinals' 5-4 win over the Padres.

Fantasy Impact: Gallegos has held opponents scoreless in seven of eight September relief appearances, posting an impressive 0.41 WHIP and 8K/0BB ratio in that span. The right-hander carries a 3.04 ERA and 0.94 WHIP with 67 strikeouts and 14 saves in 54 relief appearances this season.

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Brendan Donovan went 1-for-4 Thursday, blasting a grand slam in the Cardinals' 5-4 win over the Padres.

Fantasy Impact: Donovan has gotten cold at the plate for the Cardinals, hitting just .182 with five runs scored, one home run, and five runs batted in over his last seven games. The 25-year-old is hitting .279 with 56 runs scored, five home runs, and 44 runs batted in through 115 games this season.

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Jack Flaherty lasted six innings on the mound for the Cardinals Thursday, allowing three runs (two earned) on four hits while also walking four and striking out nine in the Cardinals' 5-4 win over the Padres.

Fantasy Impact: Flaherty has allowed three runs or less in three of four September starts for the Cardinals, posting a 1.57 WHIP and 1.82 K/BB ratio in that span. The 26-year-old carries a 4.66 ERA and 1.72 WHIP with 26 strikeouts in seven starts (1-1) on the mound this season.

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Miles Mikolas was strong through six innings on the mound for the Cardinals Wednesday, allowing one run on three hits while also walking two and striking out six in the Cardinals' 1-0 loss to the Padres.

Fantasy Impact: Mikolas has allowed less than three runs in two of four September starts for the Cardinals, posting a solid 2.52 ERA and 2.50 K/BB ratio in that span. The right-hander has been fairly consistent on the mound for much of the season for fantasy managers, posting a 1.04 WHIP and 3.35 ERA with 144 strikeouts in 31 starts (11-13) on the mound this season.

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Adam Wainwright lasted six innings on the mound for the Cardinals Tuesday, allowing four runs on six hits while also walking two and striking out one in the Cardinals' 5-0 loss to the Padres.

Fantasy Impact: Wainwright has allowed four runs in three of four September starts for the Cardinals, posting a 5.57 ERA and 1.33 K/BB ratio in that span. The veteran right-hander carries a 3.38 ERA and 1.24 WHIP with 138 strikeouts in 30 starts (11-10) on the mound this season.

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Nolan Gorman was optioned to Triple-A Memphis to make room for Juan Yepez returning. (Source: Jeff Jones on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Gorman has performed okay with the Cardinals but has really faltered down the stretch in September. Gorman does have 14 home runs in 313 MLB plate appearances but pairs that with a .226 batting average and a 33 percent strikeout rate. Gorman will have a chance to return to form in Triple-A with Memphis.

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Tommy Edman went 3-for-5 in the second game of a doubleheader Saturday, singling three times and stealing one base in the Cardinals' 1-0 win over the Reds.

Fantasy Impact: Edman has gotten multiple hits in six of his last 10 games for the Cardinals, while hitting .390 with six runs scored, five stolen bases, two home runs, and nine runs batted in this month. The infielder provides value in multiple category scoring formats, posting a .738 OPS with 31 stolen bases, 90 runs scored, 13 home runs, and 56 runs batted in through 143 games this season.

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Dakota Hudson tossed eight strong innings on the mound in the first game of a doubleheader Saturday, allowing one run on six hits while also walking two and striking out five in the Cardinals' 5-1 win over the Reds.

Fantasy Impact: Hudson has allowed three runs or less in four of his last six starts for the Cardinals, posting a mediocre 23K/17BB ratio in that span. The right-hander carries a 1.40 WHIP and 4.16 ERA with 77 strikeouts in 25 starts (8-7) on the mound this season.

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Yadier Molina went 2-for-4 in the first game of a doubleheader Saturday, singling, homering, scoring two runs, and driving in two runs in the Cardinals' 5-1 win over the Reds.

Fantasy Impact: Molina has picked up hits in eight of 11 September games for the Cardinals, scoring seven runs, hitting three home runs, and driving in 10 runs in that span. The veteran catcher will look to finish a disappointing season at the plate on a positive note, hitting just .220 with 19 runs scored, five home runs, and 22 runs batted in through 73 games this season.

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Jordan Hicks was placed on the 15-day IL Saturday with right arm fatigue and neck spasms. (Source: Katie Woo on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hicks last pitched on September 14th, so the move is retroactive to the 15th. The team recalled Steven Matz, who is expected to work in a relief role. The team is expected to provide more info on Hicks’ injury soon.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions


Tyler O'Neill has been placed on the 10-day IL with a left hamstring strain. (Source: St Louis Cardinals on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This comes as a surprise after O'Neill stole 2 bases Friday. The Cardinals are likely being cautious with O'Neill as they prepare for the playoffs. Still, fantasy managers can feel comfortable letting him go as he may only play a few more games in the regular season. He has a .228/.308/.392 slash line on the year.

Category: Injury Updates


Ryan Helsley tossed a perfect ninth inning in relief for the Cardinals Friday, striking out three and recording his 18th save in the Cardinals' 6-5 win over the Reds.

Fantasy Impact: Helsley has held opponents scoreless in four of six September relief appearances, posting a 1.17 WHIP while also recording six saves in that span. The 28-year-old right-hander carries a 0.72 WHIP and 1.21 ERA with 87 strikeouts and 18 saves in 49 relief appearances this season.

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