September 6, 2008

Redbird Randoms...9/6/08 Wellemeyer, Isringhausen, Garcia, Wainwright, Pineiro

On-deck: The Cards play host to the Florida Marlins tonight at Busch Stadium in St. Louis at 6:15 p.m. CT.

Probables: FLA-Scott Olsen LHP (6-9, 4.35) vs. STL-Todd Wellemeyer RHP (11-6, 3.76)

Birds' Perch: The Cardinals currently retain third place in the NL Central Division, 10.0 games behind the Cubs, who lost last night to the Reds. The Cards trail the second place Brewers by 6.0 games, which therefore, is how many games the Cards are out of the Wild Card spot. The Brewers won 3-2 last night in extra innings. The Astros, who lost 5-3 to the Rockies last night, trail the Cardinals in fourth place by 2.0 games.

Wild Card: The Brewers lead the NL Wild Card, ahead of the Phillies by 4.0 games. The Cardinals are 6.0 games behind the Brewers for the WC. Right behind the Cards, by only 2.0 games, is the Astros, and 1.0 more games behind, the Marlins.

Izzy slated for surgery: Jason Isringhausen will undergo surgery for a torn tendon in his right elbow.

Garcia surgery set for Monday: Jaime Garcia will have ligament replacement surgery on Monday. This procedure will end his 2008 season, but should enable him to return next spring.

Wainwright and Pineiro switch: Adam Wainwright and Joel Pineiro will switch roles this weekend versus the Florida Marlins. Wainwright will start on Sunday, Pineiro will go to the bullpen. The move has been made in order to get an extra start for Wainwright in this season.
photo by Barbara Moore