September 10: Cardinals (75-65) @ Padres (66-75)

Jenifer Langosch/

You will want to log onto this evening to catch up on news because there is a lot of it coming out of PETCO Park tonight. All of those updates and announcements will be written about, in length, on the website. Here’s a quick rundown of them all for now:

  • Lance Berkman’s season — and possibly his career — is over. Berkman is scheduled to undergo right knee meniscus surgery on Tuesday per the recommendation of the same doctor who performed the same surgery on him back in May. Berkman traveled home to Houston to have the knee re-examined today. This effectively ends his season, though Berkman has not made anything official about his future.
  • Jake Westbrook had his right oblique injury examined back in St. Louis and the expectation is that Westbrook will pitch again this season.
  • Westbrook will not, however, make his start on Thursday. That will go to Lance Lynn, who gets the nod over Shelby Miller and Trevor Rosenthal. Experience was a big factor in the Cardinals’ decision to go with Lynn. With the game coming in a big series in LA, the Cardinals preferred not to send out someone who would be making his first Major League start.
  • Chris Carpenter threw about 70 pitches in a simulated game here this afternoon. Carpenter will throw another simulated game on Saturday, where he will extend himself to about 90 pitches. If all goes well, that will be Carpenter’s final step before making his season debut in a game.
  • And Steven Hill was recalled by the Cardinals to provide some depth and a right-handed bat off the bench. Hill can back up at first, third and behind the plate. With Berkman now out for the year, the Cardinals wanted the extra first-base depth.


  1. Jon Jay (CF)
  2. Carlos Beltran (RF)
  3. Matt Holliday (LF)
  4. Allen Craig (1B)
  5. Yadier Molina (C)
  6. David Freese (3B)
  7. Daniel Descalso (2B)
  8. Pete Kozma (SS)
  9. Jaime Garcia (LHP)


  1. Chris Denorfia (RF)
  2. Logan Forsythe (2B)
  3. Chase Headley (3B)
  4. Carlos Quentin (LF)
  5. Yasmani Grandal (C)
  6. Yonder Alonso (1B)
  7. Cameron Maybin (CF)
  8. Everth Cabrera (SS)
  9. Eric Stults (LHP)

Division standings are here. Wild card standings are here.

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Why can’t the cardinals develop any pitching?

Do you mean besides Wainwright, Lynn, Garcia, Motte, Miller, Boggs, Kelly, Salas, Marte and Rosenthal?

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