September 7: Cardinals (78-64) @ Brewers (74-68)
The Cardinals will close out their final regular-season visit to Milwaukee today with a chance to further separate themselves from the Brewers in the NL Central standings. The Cardinals’ lead currently sits at four games… with the Pirates only a half game behind the Brewers after winning their first two games against the Cubs.
Matt Holliday is out of the lineup today for a reason not yet disclosed. I’ll provide an update after manager Mike Matheny has his daily gathering with the media. Yadier Molina continues to play daily, underscoring that his thumb is giving him no problems. Molina did jam his thumb against his bat in the ninth inning on Saturday, but Matheny said after the game that the bat hit a different area of the thumb than what was surgically repaired.
Jhonny Peralta’s next hit will be the 1500th of his career — so keep an eye out for that possibly happening here at Miller Park this afternoon.
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