September 24: Cardinals (82-71) @ Astros (50-103)

Jenifer Langosch/MLB.com

With the Brewers already losing today, the Cardinals enter tonight’s game with a healthy three-game cushion over both the Brewers and Dodgers for the second Wild Card spot. It seems to be a pretty good spot for a Cards club that has won eight straight against the Astros heading into this series.

Nine games remain on the Cardinals’ regular-season schedule.

As you’ll notice below, Matt Holliday (back), Yadier Molina (back) and Carlos Beltran (illness) have all been cleared to return. Pretty impressive recoveries from the three, particularly the two dealing with back ailments.

CARDINALS LINEUP:

  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. Lance Lynn (RHP)

ASTROS LINEUP:

  1. Jed Lowrie (SS)
  2. Scott Moore (RF)
  3. Brett Wallace (1B)
  4. Justin Maxwell (CF)
  5. Fernando Martinez (LF)
  6. Matt Dominguez (3B)
  7. Jason Castro (C)
  8. Marwin Gonzalez (2B)
  9. Fernando Abad (LHP)

Wild Card standings are here.

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1 Comment

Someone needs to write on Kozma, he is starting to look real good out there in replacement of Raffie.

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