August 13, 2008

Redbird Randoms ... Looper, Izturis, Carpenter

On-deck: The Cards will play the third game of a four-game series with the Florida Marlins tonight at 6:10 p.m. CT at Dolphin Stadium in Florida.

Probables: STL-Braden Looper RHP (10-9, 4.20) vs. FLM-Ricky Nolasco RHP (11-7, 3.92)

Birds' Perch: The NL Central hasn't changed in the last few days, the Chicago Cubs atop the division, three full games ahead of the second place Milwaukee Brewers and seven games ahead of the St. Louis Cardinals.

Carp's quandry: May not be as bad as Cardinal Nation had feared. Chris Carpenter underwent further medical scrutiny in St. Louis yesterday by Cardinals' medical staff, affirming the strain to his right triceps. Carpenter will miss a turn in the rotation, but is expected to return to action on the next time around.

Whatcha done for me lately? In the theft department, these are the Cards' team leaders:

  1. Cesar Izturis -- 15
  2. Skip Schumaker -- 8
  3. Adam Kennedy -- 7
  4. Albert Pujols, Felipe Lopez, Brendan Ryan -- 6
  5. Ryan Ludwick -- 4
  6. Brian Barton -- 3
  7. Rick Ankiel, Chris Duncan -- 2
  8. Joe Mather, Aaron Miles -- 1

photo by Barbara Moore