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Rotoworld Aug 8, 2014

Pierzynski hits first HR with Cards in loss - A.J. Pierzynski (C) St Louis Cardinals

A.J. Pierzynski smacked his first homer with the Cardinals in Friday's loss to the Orioles.
Fenway Nation Aug 6, 2014

You Can Call Him A.J.: Sox Fall To Cardinals, 3-2

(Photo by Jim Rogash/)Oh, the indignity! The winning rally last night started with a two-out hit by A.J. Pierzynski. That's all you need to know about yesterday's 3-2 loss to the World Series runner-ups. When the former Red Sox catcher scored the winning run a short while later, he cast an evil eye toward the Boston dugout—pure A.J. Rubby De La Rosa actually pitched really well—going six innings and giving up just one earned run. But—in the stupid tradition of the national league—he was lifted for a pinch-hitter. Yoenis Cespedes had three hits—but most were of the flare variety (not...
Pierzynski, Lackey Look Back on Time in Boston

Pierzynski, Lackey Look Back on Time in Boston

If you were expecting some parting shots at Boston, you didn't get any from A.J. Pierzynski or John Lackey in St. Louis Tuesday night.
Boston Herald Aug 6, 2014
A.J. Pierzynski likes hand

A.J. Pierzynski likes hand

ST. LOUIS — A.J. Pierzynski, a perennial name on baseball’s most-disliked player lists, is used to having the bull’s eye trained on him.That he absorbed some potshots after he left the Red Sox for being an outcast and not concerned enough about winning came as a total non-surprise to the veteran catcher.
Boston Herald Aug 6, 2014
A.J. Pierzynski helps burn old team

A.J. Pierzynski helps burn old team

ST. LOUIS — If you believe veteran catcher A.J. Pierzynski, he didn’t play for the Red Sox long enough to hold a grudge about being released last month, nor is he filled with regret regarding his unimpressive tenure with the team.Last night, the only regrets belonged to Sox reliever Junichi Tazawa, who was all but out of the eighth inning when he gave up a two-out single to Pierzynski that kick-started the decisive rally and lifted the St. Louis Cardinals to a come-from-behind, 3-2 victory in the opener of a three-game interleague series.

Pierzynski enjoys beating former team

ST. LOUIS -- A.J. Pierzynski said he has no hard feelings about how his brief time with the Red Sox ended, but he admitted it was a little more satisfying than normal when he helped beat his former team Tuesday night. Pierzynski’s second single of the game with two outs in the eighth inning of a tie game was the first of three consecutive hits by the Cardinals off Junichi Tazawa, and Pierzynski scored the winning run in the 3-2 victory on a single by Jon Jay.
The Republican Aug 6, 2014

A.J. Pierzynski has moved on from Boston Red Sox: 'I know everyone expects me to be bitter and to be mad but I'm not'

ST. LOUIS – A.J. Pierzynski insists there are no hard feelings between he and the Red Sox. When Boston designated the catcher for assignment on July 9, the 17-year veteran wasn't blindsided. “I don’t know if I saw it coming,...
Full Count | WEEI Aug 6, 2014

A.J. Pierzynski: ‘I know everyone expects me to be bitter … but I’m not’

Former Red Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski, now with the Cardinals, suggested that he harbored no resentment towards Boston or the Red Sox in the wake of the team’s decision to release him last month. Pierzynski, 37, played 72 games for the Sox, hitting .254 with a .286 OBP and .348 slugging mark in 72 games […]
Over the Monster Aug 6, 2014
Red Sox 2, Cardinals 3: A.J. Pierzynski beats Red Sox, everything is terrible

Red Sox 2, Cardinals 3: A.J. Pierzynski beats Red Sox, everything is terrible

Ugh In what can only be called the worst case scenario, the Cardinals defeated the Red Sox Tuesday night, and A.J. Pierzynski scored the game-winning run. If you're looking for a one-word summary, "loathsome" seems appropriate. On the mound, Rubby De La Rosa turned in the sort of effective, but underwhelming performance that has become commonplace for him of late. He walked at least as many batters as he has struck out in his three previous starts, and tonight was no different. More fastball-heavy then ever, De La Rosa lacked an out pitch in more ways than one, struggling to put batters...

Pierzynski, Lackey on other side as former Red Sox teammates arrive

In the last 10 days, catcher A.J. Pierzynski and pitcher John Lackey have been cast into the heat of a pennant race.
McCovey Chronicles Jul 30, 2014
Giants lose sixth straight, fall 3-1 to Pirates

Giants lose sixth straight, fall 3-1 to Pirates

Francisco Liriano was great, and A.J. Pierzynski is on the Cardinals now. It's the time of year when we play the Armando Benitez game. In 2005, the Giants were awful for the first time in almost a decade. Benitez was supposed to be the solution to the previous season's woes, the proven closer who would keep the Wayne Franklins away from the Steve Finleys, but he was bad and the Giants were bad. He gave up a run on April 26 and his ERA went down, then he went on the DL for several months. When he came back in September, he blew two saves and took a loss in the final game of the season. I...
Gordon: Cards improve, but seek more

Gordon: Cards improve, but seek more

A.J. Pierzynski's addition gives the offense a lift, but the Cardinals still need some pitching protection.
Viva El Birdos Jul 27, 2014
Is A.J. Pierzynski just what the St. Louis Cardinals need?

Is A.J. Pierzynski just what the St. Louis Cardinals need?

Disclaimer: The ideas in this post contain my opinions only. They should, in no way, be considered the opinion of the Viva El Birdos writing staff as a whole, unless, of course, they choose to say so in the comments section. On July 25th, 2014, Derrick Goold reported that the St. Louis Cardinals were set to make a move that made even semi-casual fans audibly grumble. Admittedly, I was one of those fans, too, initially at least. However, the more I discussed the signing of A.J. Pierzynski with some of my baseball buddies, the more I became comfortable with the move, and beyond that, the...
Chicago Sun-Times Jul 26, 2014

Pierzynski, Adams power Cardinals past Cubs

Matt Adams drove in four runs, A.J. Pierzynski had three hits in his St. Louis debut and the Cardinals beat the Cubs 6-3 on Saturday at Wrigley Field to stop a four-game skid.
Chicago Sun-Times Jul 26, 2014

A.J. Pierzynski goes 3-for-4 in first game with Cardinals

A.J. Pierzynski and his family planned a weekend in Cooperstown, New York, as guests of former White Sox teammate Frank Thomas for his Hall of Fame induction. But Pierzynski’s trip was cut short when he signed Friday with the St. Louis Cardinals to fill a backup role after the possible season-ending injury to catcher Yadier Molina. ‘‘I was actually on a boat with my family and Aaron Rowand’s family when we got word it was done,’’ said Pierzynski, 37, who...

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