May 5: Cubs @ Cardinals

Jenifer Langosch/MLB.com

Records: Cardinals (19-6, +5.5 in NL Central), Cubs (13-11, -5.5 in NL Central)

First pitch: 7:15 pm CT

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Midwest, 1120 KMOX

Cardinals lineup: Jon Jay (CF), Matt Carpenter (3B), Matt Holliday (LF), Matt Adams (1B), Jhonny Peralta (SS), Jason Heyward (RF), Yadier Molina (C), Kolten Wong (2B), Tyler Lyons (LHP)

Cubs lineup: Dexter Fowler (CF), Anthony Rizzo (1B), Kris Bryan (3B), Jorge Soler (RF), Starlin Castro (SS), Junior Lake (LF), Welington Castillo (C), Kyle Hendricks (RHP), Addison Russell (2B)

Transactions: The Cardinals recall LHP Tyler Lyons from Triple-A Memphis and option RHP Sam Tuivailala.

Reading material:

  • At 19-6, the Cardinals are off to their best start in modern franchise history (link)
  • Tyler Lyons will make his audition for the Cardinals’ open rotation spot tonight (link)
  • Carlos Martinez had a “relapse” on Monday that manager Mike Matheny hopes he learns from (link)
  • How Matheny pieced together a four-man bullpen to cover five-plus innings on Monday (link)
  • Cardinals announce their 2015 Hall of Fame class (link)
  • Columnist Mike Bauman looks at how the Cardinals have rallied around Adam Wainwright’s injury (link)
  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ wild 10-9 over the Cubs on Monday (link)
  • Preview for Tuesday’s game against the Cubs (link)

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1 Comment

I hope Lyons can get a little better control of his fastball. Speaking of pitchers? Former STL Cardinal, Shelby Miller is kickin’ butt for the Braves. Good for him. I always liked Shelby, and was sad to see him go. But such is life, eh?

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