May 23: Cubs @ Cardinals

Jenifer Langosch/

Records: Cardinals (23-21, -7.0 in NL Central), Cubs (29-13, +5.5 in NL Central)

First pitch: 7:15 p.m. CT

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Midwest, KMOX 1120

Cardinals lineup: Matt Carpenter (3B), Aledmys Diaz (SS), Matt Holliday (LF), Stephen Piscotty (RF), Brandon Moss(1B), Yadier Molina (C), Randal Grichuk (CF), Kolten Wong (2B), Adam Wainwright (RHP)

Cubs lineup: Dexter Fowler (CF), Kris Bryant (RF), Ben Zobrist (2B), Anthony Rizzo (1B), Jorge Soler (LF), Miguel Montero (C), Javier Baez (3B), Addison Russell (SS), John Lackey (RHP)

Transactions: None

Reading Material:

  • Top prospect Alex Reyes returns from suspension, throws four scoreless innings (link)
  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ 7-2 loss to the D-backs on Sunday (link)
  • Cardinals to prioritize getting Trevor Rosenthal work, even if that leaves others to handle save situations (link)
  • Ryan Ludwick to represent the Cardinals at the 2016 MLB Draft (link)
  • Jaime Garcia couldn’t get his arm angle right on Sunday and led to an early exit (link)

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Well, about the only thing dangerous about Wainwright is his mouth and swelling up like a monkey on the mound.

Curious. Could you explain what kind of notes MM is writing during game.

His epitaph.

Huge series. Cubs have lost 5 of 7 and we better use this series to do some catching up. I’m not sure we have the fire power this year to do it though. I love to be proven wrong however..

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