May 8: Cardinals @ Pirates

Jenifer Langosch/

Records: Cardinals (21-7, +6.5 in NL Central), Pirates (13-15, -8.0 in NL Central)

First pitch: 6:05 pm CT

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Midwest, MLB Network, 1120 KMOX

Cardinals lineup: Peter Bourjos (CF), Kolten Wong (2B), Matt Holliday (LF), Jhonny Peralta (SS), Mark Reynolds (1B), Jason Heyward (RF), Yadier Molina (C), Pete Kozma (3B), Michael Wacha (RHP)

Pirates lineup: Gregory Polanco (RF), Neil Walker (2B), Andrew McCutchen (CF), Starling Marte (LF), Pedro Alvarez (1B), Josh Harrison (3B), Francisco Cervelli (C), Jordy Mercer (SS), Francisco Liriano (LHP)

Transactions: None

Injury report: Matt Carpenter remained in St. Louis and will miss series after being diagnosed with extreme fatigue

Reading material:

  • The anatomy of a nine-win homestand, which the Cards hadn’t had in 13 years (link)
  • John Lackey delivered the deep start the Cardinals desperately needed (link)
  • Jason Heyward may not feel right at the plate, but he’s making an impact on the bases (link)
  • Game recap from Thursday’s 5-1 win over the Cubs (link)
  • Cardinals-Cubs to play makeup game on July 7 as part of Wrigley Field doubleheader (link)
  • Columnist Mike Bauman asks the question — Just how good could the Cardinals be? (link)
  • For Mothers’ Day: How Judy Rosenthal helped raise one of baseball’s best closers (link)
  • Preview for Friday’s series opener against the Pirates (link)


What does the organization really mean by”extreme fatigue”? I know normal people think it means really tired.

Garcia’s return and Gonzalves soon to be with the parent club will help,but I’d really like to see Lynn get-off-the-snide and be an ace.He has the stuff to be that guy.
Hopefully tonight is the start that gets him going.

Well you got your wish tonight. Detroit is one of the best teams in baseball and LL took it to them tonight in front of a national audience. You can’t ask for more than that.

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