July 12, 2008

Dumatrait scratched, Cards to face rookie Herrera

The Cards will not face Pirates' lefthander Phil Dumatrait tonight. The Pirates were forced to scratch Dumatriat due to pain in his left shoulder and place him on the 15-day DL.

Instead of the lefty starter, the Cards will now face a call-up from the Pirates' Double-A Altoona affiliate, Yoslan Herrera RHP (0-0, -.--). Herrera amassed a 3-5 record with Altoona out of 10 starts. He carried a 3.43 ERA.

Cards' manager Tony La Russa may have to do some lineup juggling, now that the opposing starter has changed from left to righty, but considering how many different lineups he has submitted this season, he shouldn't be at a loss for variations.

The Cards' starter remains the same at this point, Todd Wellemeyer RHP (7-4, 3.94).
photo by David Watson