July 26, 2008

Redbird Randoms ... Pineiro, Carpenter, Wainwright

On-deck: The Cards play the second game of their current road trip in New York tonight versus the New York Mets. Game time is 6:10 p.m. CDT.

Probables: STL-Joel Pineiro RHP (3-4, 4.52) vs. NYM-Bradnon Knight RHP (0-0, -.--)

Bird's Perch: The Cardinals continue to hold onto third place in the NL Central. Everyone in the division lost except the Astros, who beat the Breweres last night. The Cards remain four games behind the division leading Cubs, and three games behind the second place Brewers.

Chris Carpenter rehab: The former Cardinals' ace pitched five full innings with the Memphis Redbirds yesterday. A decision on whether he will rejoin the parent club right away or go for another minor league rehab start should be forthcoming.

Adam Wainwright rehab: The more recent Cardinals' ace is on track for an early August return to action. He is slated to throw a bullpen session today in New York at Shea Stadium, in his first rehab trial at throwing breaking balls to see if his injured finger has sufficiently healed.

Whatcha done for me lately? These Cardinals lead the team in walks.
  1. Albert Pujols -- 65
  2. Troy Glaus -- 57
  3. Ryan Ludwick -- 38
  4. Skip Schumaker, Chris Duncan -- 34
  5. Rick Ankiel -- 33

photo by Alan Penner