May 5: Phillies @ Cardinals

Jenifer Langosch/

Records: Cardinals (14-14, -7.0 in NL Central), Phillies (16-12, -3.5 in NL East)

First pitch: 12:45 p.m. CT

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Midwest, KMOX 1120

Cardinals lineup: Matt Carpenter (3B), Stephen Piscotty (RF), Brandon Moss (LF), Matt Adams (1B), Yadier Molina (C), Jeremy Hazelbaker (CF), Kolten Wong (2B), Ruben Tejada (SS), Jaime Garcia (LHP)

Phillies lineup: Odubel Herrera (CF), Freddy Galvis (SS), Andres Blanco (3B), Darin Ruf (1B), Cameron Rupp (C), Cesar Hernandez (2B), Tyler Goeddel (LF), Peter Bourjos (RF), Jerad Eickhoff (RHP)

Transactions: None

Reading Material:

  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ 5-4 walkoff win on Wednesday (link)
  • For a change, the Cardinals didn’t rely on home runs to chip away at a deficit, but rather strung together timely hits (link)
  • Outfielder Tommy Pham started a rehab assignment with Triple-A Memphis on Wednesday (link)
  • Cards busy preparing for the MLB Draft as it sits five weeks away (link)

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Cards looking better! Thank you Jaime! Good job Defense! Need a set lineup. Rosie, just throw strikes! Trust yer stuff!!! GO NATS!!!!!

Playing musical chairs with the line-up may possibly be a factor in the Cards’ error dept, or not. Who can say for sure. But then again, it does give MM the ability to keep the hottest bats in the line-up…right?
Jaime definitely rocked it Thurs afternoon! And gawd yes…GO NATS!

Liriano is up next and he always seems to have our number. And if it’s line up changes that have contributed to the 29 errors thus far, then we have the wrong players. That can’t and never should be an excuse. They’re “pros” and need to deal with it………they get paid enough to.

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