• On Tuesday, the Cardinals debuted an original video series #TheFrontOffice on the organization's @cardinals Instagram account. The Cardinals plan to post new 15-second episodes daily featuring Cardinals fans and "The Office" personality Phyllis Smith, Fredbird, the Rally Squirrel, front-office members and players.
The #Nestflix series is believed to be the first of its kind on Instagram and will continue through Sept. 27. Episode samples can be viewed at cardinals.com/nestflix. To find all prior episodes, search #TheFrontOffice or #Nestflix on Instagram.
• The State College Spikes are one win away from a New York-Penn League championship after defeating the Tri City ValleyCats, 2-1, in 11 innings on Tuesday. Mason Katz, the Cardinals' fourth-round pick from the 2013 First-Year Player Draft, tied the game with his solo home run in the fifth. An error aided the Spikes as they scored the game-winning run in extra innings.
The best-of-three series for the Cardinals' Rookie League team now moves to State College. Game 2 will be played on Wednesday. An if-necessary Game 3 would fall on Thursday if the Tri City club evens the series.
• Though Edward Mujica has allowed a run in three of his last four outings, manager Mike Matheny expressed continued confidence in his closer on Wednesday.
"He's going to have those runs," Matheny said. "They're going to happen. There's times it's just not as crisp or for whatever reason, but he's going to be good. He's going to be fine."
Since his scoreless streak of 18 appearances ended on Aug. 21, Mujica has allowed five earned runs in six innings.
Jenifer Langosch is a reporter for MLB.com. Read her blog, By Gosh, It's Langosch, and follow her on Twitter @LangoschMLB. Chad Thornburg is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.