July 30, 2008

Redbird Randoms ... Carp returns tonight

On-deck: The Cardinals go for an early series win in game three of a four-game set with the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field in Atlanta, Georgia. Game time is 6:00 p.m. CT.

Probables: STL-Chris Carpenter RHP (0-0, -.--) vs. ATL-Jair Jurrjens RHP (10-5, 3.02)

Birds' Perch: Still in third place in the NL Central, and still four games behind the first place Cubs, the Cards are gaining ground on the Brewers, who lost to the Cubs again last night at Miller Park. The Brewers are currently only one game ahead of the Cards.
No rehab yet: The media ran away with itself again, when it collectively suggested that injured Adam Wainwright would get a rehab start on Friday. According to manager Tony La Russa, the report was bogus, and cautioned the media and fans not to put so much speculation into the status of the recovering pitcher.

Jay promotion: Jon Jay has done a good job for the Class AA Springfield Cardinals, good enough to get called up to play for the Class AAA Memphis Redbirds. According to the Springfield New Leader, Jay hit .306 for the AA-Cards, including 11 home runs and 47 RBIs. A roster spot opened up when Shane Robinson went on the DL.

Whatcha done for me lately? Albert Pujols has hit three home runs in his last four games.