July 20: Padres (42-55) @ Cardinals (58-36)

Jenifer Langosch/MLB.com

In case you missed it, this morning the Cardinals moved Matt Holliday to the disabled list and purchased the contract of Memphis first baseman Brock Peterson. Holliday will be eligible to come off the disabled list next Saturday and expects to be plenty ready by then. In fact, he and the Cardinals anticipated that he would be cleared to play mid-week. But they collectively made a decision to give him a few extra days off to make sure that he didn’t try to push himself too hard, too soon. Also, with Peterson arriving, the Cardinals will no longer be playing one man short on the bench.

Check out cardinals.com later today to read more about Peterson’s journey to the Majors. Peterson was drafted in the 49th round of the 2002 First-Year Player Draft and has toiled in the Minors — and Independent ball — since. If the Cardinals hadn’t signed him out of the Independent League last August, he was prepared to end his playing career and begin taking college courses. When he takes his first at-bat, Peterson will become the 10th player to make his Major League debut for the Cardinals this season.

CARDINALS LINEUP:

  1. Matt Carpenter (2B)
  2. Jon Jay (CF)
  3. Carlos Beltran (RF)
  4. Allen Craig (LF)
  5. Yadier Molina (C)
  6. Matt Adams (1B)
  7. David Freese (3B)
  8. Daniel Descalso (SS)
  9. Lance Lynn (RHP)

PADRES LINEUP:

  1. Everth Cabrera (SS)
  2. Chase Headley (3B)
  3. Carlos Quentin (LF)
  4. Yonder Alonso (1B)
  5. Jedd Gyorko (2B)
  6. Will Venable (RF)
  7. Alexi Amarista (CF)
  8. Nick Hundley (C)
  9. Edinson Volquez (RHP)

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2 Comments

What happened to the plan to start Wainright right after the All Star Game? Seemed like a good idea. Why did it get dropped?

We still need a shortstop.

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