September 9, 2008

Redbird Randoms...9/9/08 Lohse

On-deck: The Cards begin the last portion of their current home stand tonight at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, taking on the Chicago Cubs in the first game of a three-game series. Game time: 7:15 p.m. CT.
Probables: CHC-Ryan Dempster RHP (15-6, 2.99) vs. Kyle Lohse RHP (13-6, 3.76)
Birds' Perch: The Cards remain in third place in the NL Central, 9.0 games behind the division-leading Chicago Cubs, and 4.5 games behind the second place Milwaukee Brewers. Of concern to the Cards is that the Houston Astros are a mere 1/2-game behind them, currently.
Wild Card: The Cards are 4.5 games out of the Wild Card, held currently by the Brewers. The Phillies are ahead of the Cards in that race by 1.5 games while the Astros are 1/2-game behind the Cards.