August 16: Cardinals @ Astros

Jenifer Langosch/

Records: Cardinals (62-56, -12.0 in NL Central), Astros (61-57, -8.0 in AL West)

First pitch: 7:10 pm CT

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Midwest, 1120 KMOX

Cardinals lineup: Tommy Pham (LF), Stephen Piscotty (RF), Matt Carpenter (2B), Brandon Moss (1B), Yadier Molina (C), Jhonny Peralta (DH), Jedd Gyorko (3B), Randal Grichuk (CF), Greg Garcia (SS)

Astros lineup: George Springer (RF), Alex Bregman (3B), Jose Altuve (2B), Carlos Correa (SS), Marwin Gonzalez (1B), Evan Gattis (DH), Teoscar Hernandez (LF), Jason Castro (C), Jake Marisnick (CF)

Transactions: The Cardinals have placed RHP Seth Maness on the 15-day DL with a right elbow strain. RHP Sam Tuivailala has been recalled from Triple-A Memphis

Reading material:

  • For the second time this season, Seth Maness is sidelined by an elbow injury (link)
  • The Cardinals are ready to let Randal Grichuk play and be free (link)
  • Lance Lynn begins a rehab assignment with High-A Palm Beach; could a return in 2016 be in order? (link)
  • Columnist Phil Rogers writes that it’s too soon to count out the Cardinals as an October contender (link)

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Pre-game, it was announced that Maness is to have Tommy John surgery.

That’s just great – this is not a season which will go anywhere. They have a lead tonight though.

And that lead didn’t last long – they have no number 1 starter at all. Hope Garcia can regroup.

Hit batter, wild pitch, home run by .179 batter (first home run of year), missed pick-off at first. Like little league.

Yup. One of the FSmidwest guys just wondered out-loud, if Piscotty might have some sight issues? Happend with Pham. He got new contacts, and said he could see MUCH better.
No need to get negative yet. The Cards lead the MLB in runs in the 7th & after….

LAD are havin’ their way with the Phillies…13-4 in the 7th.

Birds win. Miami lost to the Reds, 3-6, too. OK so, things look good tonite..

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