July 23, 2008

Redbird Randoms ... Looper to take on CC

On-deck: The St. Louis Cardinals will attempt to keep the Brewers from continuing their sweeping ways tonight at Busch Stadium, game time, 7:15 p.m., CDT.

With C.C. Sabathia slated as the starting pitcher, St. Louis fans will get a chance to see how trading vs. not trading works out for both teams.

Probables: MIL-C.C. Sabathia LHP (9-8, 3.51) vs. STL-Braden Looper RHP (9-7, 4.60)

Bird's Perch: The Cards now hold a solid third place, not something they wanted to hear considering team they've lost to for the last couple of nights has put them in that position. The Cards are now a full two games behind the first place Cubs and one full game behind the second place Brewers.

Not good when considering two wins versus two losses over the course of the Brewers stay in St. Louis so far would've put the Brew-crew down and put the Cards in a tie for first place. Not bad when you consider how two heartbreaking losses can occur and the Cards are still only two out of first.

Barton starts rehab: Brian Barton comes off the DL and starts a 2-day rehab assignment today with the Memphis affiliate.

Whatcha done for me lately? The most productive Cardinal hitters in last night's loss were:
Yadier Molina -- 2-for-4 with a double and 1 RBI
Albert Pujols -- 2-for-4 with a double and 1 run scored.
Ryan Ludwick -- 1-for-4 with a home run, giving him the obvious 1 run scored and 1 RBI.
Troy Glaus -- 0-for-3 with 1 walk and 1 run scored.