July 2: Padres @ Cardinals

Jenifer Langosch/MLB.com

Records: Cardinals (51-26, +7.0 in NL Central), Padres (37-43, -8.0 in NL West)

First pitch: 6:15 pm CT

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

Cardinals lineup: Kolten Wong (2B), Matt Carpenter (3B), Jhonny Peralta (SS), Jason Heyward (RF), Yadier Molina (C), Randal Grichuk (LF), Mark Reynolds (1B), Peter Bourjos (CF), Tim Cooney (LHP)

Padres lineup: Melvin Upton Jr. (CF), Derek Norris (1B), Matt Kemp (RF), Justin Upton (LF), Yangervis Solarte (3B), Jedd Gyorko (2B), Austin Hedges (C), Clint Barmes (SS), Tyson Ross (RHP)

Transactions: The Cardinals placed Jon Jay on the 15-day disabled list with a left wrist stress reaction/bone bruise. Left-hander Tim Cooney has been recalled from Triple-A Memphis to make Thursday’s start

Reading material:

  • Before the DL move was made official, Jon Jay said of his left wrist: “I’m not feeling good.” (link)
  • With three more rain delays on Wednesday, the Cards have sat through more than seven hours of delays over their last nine home games. And it’s getting old. (link)
  • Cards go hitless with runners in scoring position as White Sox sweep short series at Busch Stadium (link)
  • Jaime Garcia won’t pitch against the Padres, but he’s eyeing a Tuesday return in Chicago (link)
  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ 7-1 loss to the White Sox on Wednesday (link)
  • The international signing period started on Thursday and the Cards have already made a big splash (link)
  • The Cardinals’ pitching staff is on an historic pace through the first three months of the season (link)
  • Preview for Thursday’s series opener against the Padres (link)


Dave, you were correct. JJ’s been put on the DL. Guess that takes care of deciding whether to play him or Bourjos in CF, eh?

Chris Correa, who was appointed as the Cardinals scouting director this past December…was fired today, after a recently imposed leave of absence. He admits to previously hacking the Astros database, but only to find evidence that the Astros stole proprietary info from the Cardinals. However, Correa’s corner is saying he is NOT the one who subsequently hacked into & posted the Astros info online, anonymously.
Correa was originally hired by Luhnow, but stayed with the Cards after Luhnow went to work for the Houston Astros.

Too bad for Jay, after last seasons issues with the wrist.He had the chance to break out this year too.
As for Correa, good, fire him and whoever else is involved we don’t need that behavior in Baseball.
Lost two to one of the worst teams in the AL……..AAAHH! Must bounce back tonight and start another win streak. Go Cards and get me Pollock Mo!

Yesssir! Fire the bunch of ’em…..(anybody who was involved in ANY capacity)! Correa tho’, appears to be the one that started it. My guess is that Correa might’ve shared what he’d done. So, some other goof-ball statisticians thought they’d give it a whirl, too. I’m convinced it’s no bigger deal than that. Just Correa & low-level geeks.
And as for JJ? His $11M contract runs thru 2016….so he’s got next year before he’s on the block.

PS? Yes, I was embarrassed for the Cardinals. Losing to one of the worst teams in the AL, has to be quite humbling, to say the least.

No words for tonite’s game. : (

“Who ARE you people!” as Seinfeld would ask. Give it a rest, would ya’. Jen’s blog is basically for informational purposes…got it? Not intended as a platform to showcase her accomplished literary talents.
Walmart carries kites. So I suggest you go buy one & fly it….and enuf’ already, with the goofy creative-writing suggestions. Geez, Louise…go bother somebody else.

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