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News: Diaz has been optioned to Triple-A Memphis.
Impact: Diaz will try to get his swing worked out in the minors after a disappointing first three months of the season in which he hit .260, including no extra-base hits in his last 11 games. He had 48 XBHs in 111 games during his terrific 2016 rookie season as he hit .300.
News: Reyes (elbow) was moved to the 60-day disabled list Wednesday.
Impact: The Cardinals transferred Reyes in order to make room for Alex Mejia on the 40-man roster. Reyes underwent Tommy John surgery this February and will miss the entirety of the 2017 season.
News: Mejia was promoted to the big leagues for the first time prior to Wednesday's game against Arizona, MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch reports.
Impact: Mejia has spent the bulk of the 2017 season with Double-A Springfield, with his past 11 games played at the Triple-A level with Memphis. Between the two, he has batted .253/.309/.355 with three home runs and 27 RBI this year, and could see some time at the middle infield positions with Aledmys Diaz being sent down to Memphis in his place. The team also shifted Alex Reyes to the 60-day DL to make room for Mejia on the 40-man roster.
News: Diaz was sent down by the Cardinals on Wednesday, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.
Impact: Diaz started the past 13 games before hitting the bench for Tuesday's contest. After another day out of the lineup for Wednesday's contest, the team announced that Diaz would be optioned to Triple-A Memphis with Alex Mejia taking his place on the big-league team. Thus far in 2017, Diaz is hitting .260/.293/.396 with seven home runs and 20 RBI. Even though he has been struggling, this move comes as a surprise, but the 26-year-old will likely be back with the team in the near future after getting reps at Memphis.
News: Diaz is not in Wednesday's lineup, MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch reports.
Impact: Diaz will sit for the second straight outing after getting starts in the 13 previous games. There doesn't appear to be an injury, but Paul DeJong is once again sliding over to short while Greg Garcia mans the keystone.
News: Jedd Gyorko went 0 for 3 with two RBIs Tuesday as the St. Louis Cardinals lost to the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-5. Gyorko added a stolen base. He ended the game with a .294 batting average.
Impact: Chase Field has been a house of horrors lately for Gyorko, who is just 1 for 21 with three walks in his last six games there.
News: Tommy Pham went 1 for 5 Tuesday as the St. Louis Cardinals lost to the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-5. Pham scored once and stole a base. He ended the game with a .279 batting average.
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News: Stephen Piscotty went 1 for 4 with an RBI Tuesday as the St. Louis Cardinals fell to the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-5. Piscotty scored once and stole a base. He ended the game with a .254 batting average.
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News: Randal Grichuk went 0 for 4 Tuesday as the St. Louis Cardinals lost to the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-5. He ended the game with a .227 batting average.
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News: Jose Martinez went 0 for 1 Tuesday as the St. Louis Cardinals lost to the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-5. He ended the game with a .276 batting average.
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News: Paul DeJong went 1 for 4 with an RBI Tuesday as the St. Louis Cardinals fell to the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-5. He ended the game with a .284 batting average.
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News: Yadier Molina went 1 for 5 Tuesday as the St. Louis Cardinals fell to the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-5. He ended the game with a .266 batting average.
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News: Luke Voit went 1 for 1 Tuesday as the St. Louis Cardinals lost to the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-5. Voit scored once. He ended the game with a .400 batting average.
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News: Matt Carpenter went 0 for 2 Tuesday as the St. Louis Cardinals fell to the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-5. Carpenter scored twice. He ended the game with a .234 batting average.
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News: Carlos Martinez allowed two runs on four hits and three walks in 6.0 innings as the St. Louis Cardinals lost to the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-5 on Tuesday. Martinez struck out 10, ending the game with a 2.88 ERA and 1.07 WHIP on the season.
Impact: Martinez, who has a 1.67 ERA and 1.00 WHIP with 33 strikeouts over 27 innings in his last four starts, next pitches Sunday versus the Nationals. He permitted four runs and seven hits while striking out eight in 6.2 innings in his only start against Washington last May.
News: Brett Cecil walked one and didn't allow a hit in 1.0 scoreless inning as the St. Louis Cardinals lost to the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-5 on Tuesday. Cecil struck out one, ending the game with a 3.94 ERA and 1.35 WHIP on the season.
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News: Trevor Rosenthal allowed two runs on two hits and one walk in 1.0 inning as the St. Louis Cardinals lost to the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-5 on Tuesday. Rosenthal struck out one, ending the game with a 4.08 ERA and 1.22 WHIP on the season.
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News: Seung Hwan Oh blew his third save, allowing one run on two hits in 1.0 inning, as the St. Louis Cardinals lost to the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-5 on Tuesday. Oh did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 3.75 ERA and 1.36 WHIP on the season.
Impact: Oh has now allowed runs in five of his last eight relief appearances, yielding seven runs in eight innings in those outings. He has served up three home runs in his last six outings - the same number he surrendered in his first 27.
News: Matt Bowman fell to 1-3, allowing one run on two hits in 0.1 innings, as the St. Louis Cardinals lost to the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-5 on Tuesday. Bowman did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 4.32 ERA and 1.14 WHIP on the season.
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News: Greg Garcia went 1 for 4 Tuesday as the St. Louis Cardinals lost to the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-5. He ended the game with a .204 batting average.
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News: Oh was charged with his third blown save of the season Tuesday. He gave up two hits, including a home run, in one inning against Arizona.
Impact: David Peralta, the first batter Oh faced, went yard and the Diamondbacks went on to plate the winning run the following inning. While it was just his third blown save in 19 attempts this season, Oh has been shaky lately even when he's ultimately pulled through, allowing seven runs over his last eight appearances. Fortunately for Oh and his job security, Trevor Rosenthal has struggled to a greater extent throughout June, posting a 6.97 ERA for the month.