September 4, 2008

Redbird Randoms...9/4/08 Looper

On-deck: The Cardinals start a six-game home stand tomorrow night with the first of a three-game series versus the Florida Marlins. The Cards will play the Marlins Saturday and Sunday, then have an off-day before starting a three-game set with the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday.

Probables: (Friday night) FLA-Ricky Nolasco RHP (13-7, 3.65) vs. STL-Braden Looper RHP (12-11, 4.27)

Birds' Perch: The Birds' Perch has become precarious with the Houston Astros sneaking up from behind. The Cards are 10.0 games behind the NL Central Division leaders, the Chicago Cubs, while the Astros are one game behind the Cards. The Cards also trail the Wild Card/2nd place holders, the Milwaukee Brewers by 5.5 games.