August 14, 2008

Redbird Randoms...8/14/08 Wellemeyer, Thompson, Kennedy

On-deck: The Cards play the Florida Marlins at Dolphin Stadium in Florida at 6:10 p.m. CT. This is the last game of a four-game set, in which the Cards lead 2-1.

Probables: STL-Todd Wellemeyer RHP (9-4, 4.01) vs. FLM-Scott Olsen LHP (6-7, 4.04)

Birds' Perch: The Cardinals are in third place in the NL Central Division, 7.5 games behind the first place Cubs and 4.0 games behind the second place Brewers.

Wild Card: The Cards are 4.0 games out of the Wild Card leader right, who happens to be the Brewers.

Carp's return: Chris Carpenter has a mild injury to his pitching arm, and will miss his regular spot in tomorrow's rotation. He will return to the rotation after on the next time around.

Thompson fills vacancy: Pitcher Brad Thompson will fill in the vacancy of starter Chris Carpenter tomorrow in Cincinatti.

Whatcha done for me lately? Last night's game...

  • Skip Schumaker went 3-for-5, scoring a run
  • Jason LaRue went 1-for-4 with a 2-RBI double
  • Albert Pujols went 2-for-5 and scored a run
  • Felipe Lopez went 1-for-1 in a pinch-hitting role with a triple and scoring a run.
  • Adam Kennedy went 2-for-2 and scored a run
  • Troy Glaus went 4-for-4, hitting a double and scoring a run
  • Joe Mather made a great catch at the left field wall
  • Braden Loope went 2-for-3

photo by Barbara Moore