September 24: Brewers @ Cardinals

Jenifer Langosch/

Records: Cardinals (96-56, +4.0 in NL Central), Brewers (64-88, -32.0 in NL Central)

First pitch: 6:15 pm CT

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Midwest, MLB Network, 1120 KMOX

Cardinals lineup: Matt Carpenter (3B), Tommy Pham (CF), Jason Heyward (RF), Jhonny Peralta (SS), Stephen Piscotty (1B), Randal Grichuk (LF), Kolten Wong (2B), Tony Cruz (C), Michael Wacha (RHP)

Brewers lineup: Scooter Gennett (2B), Logan Schafer (CF), Adam Lind (1B), Jason Rogers (LF), Domingo Santana (RF), Hernan Perez (3B), Martin Maldonado (C), Yadiel Rivera (SS), Taylor Jungmann (RHP)

Transactions: None

Reading material:

  • With Matt Holliday and Randal Grichuk back in the lineup, Cards’ offense packs a punch (link)
  • Lance Lynn pitched on Wednesday like someone who does not want to be left out of postseason rotation (link)
  • St. Louis remembers its native son, Yogi Berra, who was nearly a Cardinal (link)
  • Cardinals reduce their magic number to 7 with a 10-2 win over the Reds on Wednesday (link)
  • Adam Wainwright faces hitters for the first time, moves closer toward a return (link)
  • A deeper look at the evolution of Carlos Martinez (link)
  • Cardinals have begun to use iPads in the dugouts as part of a new MLB initiative (link)
  • Preview for Thursday’s series opener against the Brewers (link)

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Just what I was going to say. Hope they keep the offensive momentum going to bail Wacha out.

Well…it appears we’re settled in. Still 4 innings to go. Great to see Peralta finally smash one! Love those back to backs!!!
So OK…momentum still going. Fingers crossed…

Just sorta’ wondering how we lucked out finding Piscotty. Does he ever NOT get on base, get a double, triple or HR? OK, maybe ONCE in a while. Hehehe.

So he brings in Choate who again doesn’t get the lefty. He needs to be left of the roster for post-season especially if giving a spot to Wainwright, The main worry I have is MM’s personalized decisions – will he trust Yadi or Waino or the Matts on their health? and will he stick with Choate who should be an ex major leaguer?

No kidding. Choate’s performances have been far less than reliable the past few months. I can’t imagine that we’re the only ones who feel he’s not a good option for the play-off roster.
Let’s just hope MM tells Choate that to make room for Waino? He just can’t include Choate in the final 24.
Gonna’ text the post-game radio show host…and ask what HE thinks about it. Will letcha’ know…

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