July 7: Cardinals @ Cubs (Game 1)

Jenifer Langosch/MLB.com

Records: Cardinals (54-28, +6.0 in NL Central), Cubs (44-37, -9.5 in NL Central)

First pitch: 12:20 pm CT

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Midwest, 1120 KMOX

Cardinals lineup: Tommy Pham (LF), Kolten Wong (2B), Jhonny Peralta (SS), Jason Heyward (RF), Mark Reynolds (3B), Peter Bourjos (CF), Xavier Scruggs (1B), Tony Cruz (C), Tyler Lyons (LHP)

Cubs lineup: Dexter Fowler (CF), Anthony Rizzo (1B), Kris Bryant (3B), Jorge Soler (RF), Chris Denorfia (LF), Starlin Castro (SS), Miguel Montero (C), Jake Arrieta (RHP), Jonathan Herrera (2B)

Transactions: Tyler Lyons was added to the Cardinals’ roster as the 26th man for the doubleheader

Reading material:

  • Carlos Martinez is named one of five Final Vote candidates. You can vote him into the All-Star Game at mlb.com/vote until 3 pm CT on Friday (link)
  • Molina, Rosenthal and Wacha named to the National League All-Star team (link)
  • Kolten Wong’s latest defensive play becomes a game changer (link)
  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ 6-0 win on Monday (link)
  • Quick hitter with several news items, including more on Marco Gonzales’ return, a Futures Game replacement and injury updates (link)
  • Preview for Tuesday’s doubleheader at Wrigley Field (link)

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With this offense it could be a long two games, with little support for the two young starters.

Game #2 will have a different line up. And game #1 line up is only down 1 after 7 innings. Next man (men) up.

Those two walks by the rookie in the 6th loom large now. Will see if they can pull out a late win here.

Well Choate has settled the matter. Wonder where Freeman ended up?

Why is he still on the team? Matheny’s loyalty seems misplaced in this case.

Well, Bob…no one can quite figure that out.

Sheesh..I changed the channel as soon as “Choke” went in. I knew he’d screw up somehow…

With you on that one Haley.

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