September 2, 2008

Redbird Randoms...9/2/08 Wainwright, Mather

On-deck: The Cards take on the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field tonight at 8:40 p.m. CT.

Probables: STL-Adam Wainwright RHP (7-3, 3.04) vs. ARZ-Yusmeiro Petit RHP (3-3, 3.83)

Birds' Perch: The Cardinals remain in third place in the NL Central, 11.0 games behind the division-leading Cubs, and 6.5 games behind the second place Brewers.

Wild Card: The Cardinals are currently in third place in the NL Wild Card race. The Brewers lead, with the Phillies 5.5 game behind them, followed by the Cardinals, 6.5 games back.

Carpenter bull: Pitcher Chris Carpenter, for the moment, is to be utilized in the bullpen.

Mather hurt: Outfielder Joe Mather is likely out for the rest of the 2008 season after injuring his left wrist while checking a swing in last night's game. The recovery time is approximately two weeks at best, which pretty much sidelines him for the remainder of the year.

Call-ups: The Cardinals are now able to expand their roster, and tonight you may see several minor league players on the bench, most of whom have been with the club already this season.