July 11, 2008

Redbird Randoms 7/11/08 Lohse, Futures, Salas, Rasmus, Garcia

On-deck: The Cards start the last leg of their current road trip in PNC Park in Pittsburgh tonight at 6:05 p.m. CDT, the first game of a three-game series with the Pirates.

Probables: STL-Kyle Lohse RHP (10-2, 3.61) vs. PIT-Zach Duke LHP (4-5, 4.23)

Bird's Perch: The Cards are currently 4.5 games behind the NL Central division leading Chicago Cubs. The Milwaukee Brewers are a 1/2 game ahead of the Cards in second place.

Both the Brewers and Cards have 51 wins, but the Cards have played an extra game so far and carry 42 losses while the Brewers have 41. This puts the Cards in third place by percentage points. The Brewers have a .554 winning percentage while the Cards are at .548.

Not in the "Futures" Cards: Colby Rasmus will not participate in the Futures game this weekend after going on the DL with a groin injury. Also scratched was pitcher Jaime Garcia, who was called up recently when Mark Mulder went on the DL.

Futures call-up: With Garcia becoming ineligible to remain on the Futures' roster, the Cardinals are sending Fernando Salas, RHP, from affiliate Springfield Cardinals (AA).

Whatcha done for me lately? Over the course of the last six games, these are the Cardinals with the most:

Runs: Ryan Ludwick -- 3
Hits: Albert Pujols -- 8
Doubles: Adam Kennedy -- 3
Triples: (no triples)
Home Runs: Rick Ankiel, Ryan Ludwick -- 2-each
RBIs: Rick Ankiel -- 4
BBs: Chris Duncan -- 4
Ks: Troy Glaus -- 8
On-Base Percentage: Jason LaRue, Chris Duncan -- .500
Slugging Percentage: Jason LaRue -- .750
Batting Average: Jason LaRue -- .500

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