May 15: Cubs (15-20) @ Cardinals (20-15)

Jenifer Langosch/MLB.com

The news this A.M. concerns Jon Jay, who is headed to the disabled list. Jay never did get to 100 percent after suffering a shoulder sprain in late April, when he ran into the center field wall. The discomfort got worse over the past week, and it particularly affected Jay’s ability to finish his swing. He and the Cardinals decided the best move now would be to give that right shoulder some time to rest.

Taking Jay’s roster spot is Shane Robinson, who has been gone for all of 48 hours. Sent to Triple-A on Sunday, Robinson played in one game with Memphis before being told to turnaround and return to St. Louis. He made it in time for this afternoon’s game. His luggage, however, did not. One of his first tasks upon arriving back in the clubhouse was to find a glove to borrow.

Carlos Beltran was “not completely ready to go,” manager Mike Matheny said. Beltran described his right knee as stiff and sore. The Cardinals anticipate Beltran returning to the lineup during the next series. He is available to pinch hit on Tuesday, if necessary.

UPDATE: Lance Berkman was scratched from the lineup just before gametime. Matt Carpenter takes his place at first base, and David Freese, who was initially out of the lineup, steps in to play third. No reason was given for Berkman’s removal. He just came off the disabled list two days ago after being sidelined more than three weeks with a left calf strain.

CARDINALS LINEUP:

  1. Rafael Furcal (SS)
  2. Skip Schumaker (CF)
  3. Matt Holliday (LF)
  4. Allen Craig (RF)
  5. Lance Berkman (1B) David Freese (3B)
  6. Yadier Molina (C)
  7. Matt Carpenter (3B) (1B)
  8. Tyler Greene (2B)
  9. Kyle Lohse (RHP)

CUBS LINEUP:

  1. David DeJesus (RF)
  2. Tony Campana (CF)
  3. Starlin Castro (SS)
  4. Bryan LaHair (1B)
  5. Alfonso Soriano (LF)
  6. Ian Stewart (3B)
  7. Welington Castillo (C)
  8. Darwin Barney (2B)
  9. Paul Maholm (LHP)

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1 Comment

Its so nice to have a deep bench as the Cardinals do. However Pitching still seams to be in need. Anyone out there the Cardinals are keeping an eye on? Could they get involved in the Roy Halladay sweeps (should Philly decide that they are sellers this year) with all the money they saved by not paying Albert?

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