Cardinals GM John Mozeliak hopes October is a “wake up” for Oscar Taveras


Cardinals outfield prospect Oscar Taveras is once again riding the pine even though the Giants are starting the right-handed Jake Peavy in Game 2 of the NLCS. The right-handed Randal Grichuk gets another start in right field, batting eighth. Taveras has yet to start this post-season.

Per Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, GM John Mozeliak said he hopes that the way Taveras has been used in October is a “wake up” for the 22-year-old. Mozeliak added that Taveras will be given suggestions for conditioning during the off-season

Taveras entered the 2014 season as a consensus top-five prospect in baseball, but struggled in 248 plate appearances in the majors, batting .239/.278/.312 with three home runs and 22 RBI. The rookie has taken four trips to the plate this post-season, all as a pinch-hitter, recording one hit (a single) with a run scored.

Video: Jackie Bradley Jr. climbs wall to rob Luis Urías of homer

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Red Sox center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. scaled the center field fence to rob Padres shortstop Luis Urías of a solo home run in the fourth inning of Sunday afternoon’s game. Urías was trying to take advantage of a 0-1 slider from Ryan Brasier. Had Bradley not made the grab, the Padres’ lead would have been extended to 4-1.

Unfortunately for the Red Sox, they weren’t able to take advantage of Bradley’s effort, dropping Sunday’s contest 3-1. They still won the series against the Padres, however. The Sox will continue their road trip for two games against the Rockies followed by three versus the Angels.