June 7: Cardinals @ Dodgers

Jenifer Langosch/MLB.com

Records: Cardinals (37-19, +6.5 in NL Central), Dodgers (32-24, +0.5 in NL West)

First pitch: 7:07 pm CT

TV/Radio: ESPN, 1120 KMOX

Cardinals lineup: Kolten Wong (2B), Matt Carpenter (3B), Matt Holliday (LF), Jhonny Peralta (SS), Jason Heyward (RF), Mark Reynolds (1B), Jon Jay (CF), Tony Cruz (C), Lance Lynn (RHP)

Dodgers lineup: Joc Pederson (CF), Yasiel Puig (RF), Adrian Gonzalez (1B), Justin Turner (3B), Andre Ethier (LF), Yasmani Grandal (C), Kike Hernandez (2B), Jimmy Rollins (SS), Zack Greinke (RHP)

Transactions: None

Reading material:

  • The only thing lacking since Jaime Garcia’s return from the DL is run support (link)
  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ 2-0 loss to the Dodgers on Saturday (link)
  • Matt Carpenter takes a pitch just above the elbow, avoids serious injury (link)
  • This was a better Clayton Kershaw than the Cardinals saw last October (link)
  • Mike Matheny would be OK with the Cardinals drafting his son, Tate, later this week (link)
  • Preview for Sunday’s nationally televised series finale in Los Angeles (link)

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Are the Cardinals the first team in history to lose to both Cy Young winners in the same season? Surely the one-hitters have to the first?

What? Ya want to try that 2nd question again. Answer to the first part is: probably.

Yesterday’s win against the Dodgers means we’ve taken 5 of 7 from them this year.It doesn’t mean alot in playoffs unless you allow it to. My guess is that they ARE aware of the record and past performances against the Cards and it DOES affect them.

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