September 10, 2008

Redbird Randoms...9/10/08

On-deck: The Cardinals play the second game of a three-game set with rivals, the Chicago Cubs, tonight at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. Game time is 7:15 p.m. CT.

Probables: CHC-Ted Lilly LHP (13-9, 4.43) vs. STL-Braden Looper RHP (12-11, 4.09)

Birds' Perch: The standing for the Cards is about as tight as it can be without some change, the St. Louis team still in third place in the NL Central, 8.0 games behind the first place Cubs, 4.5 behind the second place Brewers, but only a half-game ahead of the Astros.

Wild Card: The NL WC leader Brewers lost in extra innings last night, and now hold a 3.0 game over the Phillies. The Astros are 4.5 games out of the WC, and the Cards are smack-dab in the middle, 4.0 games out of the WC.
photo by Barbara Moore