August 25: Cardinals @ Diamondbacks

Jenifer Langosch/

Records: Cardinals (79-45, +3.5 in NL Central), Diamondbacks (62-62, -5.5 in NL West)

First pitch: 8:40 pm CT

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Midwest, 1120 KMOX

Cardinals lineup: Matt Carpenter (3B), Tommy Pham (CF), Jhonny Peralta (SS), Jason Heyward (RF), Yadier Molina (C), Stephen Piscotty (LF), Kolten Wong (2B), Mark Reynolds (1B), Jaime Garcia (LHP)

Diamondbacks lineup: Ender Inciarte (LF), A.J. Pollock (CF), Paul Goldschmidt (1B), Welington Castillo (C), Aaron Hill (3B), Yasmany Tomas (RF), Chris Owings (2B), Nick Ahmed (SS), Robbie Ray (LHP)

Transactions: None

Reading material:

  • Lance Lynn dials up four double plays — the most by a Cards starter this year — to maneuver around trouble (link)
  • After a forgetful night in the field, Greg Garcia helps spark game-winning rally with his feet (link)
  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ 5-3 victory over the D-backs on Monday (link)
  • Adam Wainwright is again inviting fans to play fantasy football for charity (link)
  • Jon Jay, Matt Adams move closer to beginning minor league rehab assignments (link)
  • Matt Carpenter got the Cardinals on the scoreboard Monday with a homer into the camera well (link)
  • Preview of Tuesday’s game between Arizona and St. Louis (link)

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Hopefully they can get some momentum from last nights come from behind win and give Jaime some run support. Too bad it starts so late though.

I laid in bed last night, fell asleep and woke up in the 9th…..just in time to crash again, but at least knowing we won.

I know. It’s a killer to have the game on so late.

At least the Pirates lost lost and we are ahead so far so can go to sleep knowing the lead is at least 3.5. And if they blow a 6-0 lead I will be glad to have missed it. Good night.

I guess you found out this morning that the Cards won, Bob. Red Bird bats were definitely making contact! The only way they could’ve blown a 6-0 lead, is to have Choate pitch…which he didn’t. Hahaha.
One of the main reason’s I love watching the Cardinals, is never knowing what to expect. How ’bout it….Bourjos hits a HR. Who wouldda’ thunk.
Several of our games have been won in a come-from-behind fashion. It’s those kinds of surprises, that make the games so much fun.
The D-Backs swept the Reds 4-game series…and won 1 of 3 from Pirates, before that. But if WE could sweep Arizona….it’d sure be a good way to go into the Giants series. (Altho’ splitting the D-Backs series would be mathematically acceptable.)
Speaking of which? It looks like San Fran will start Leake on Friday…then Vogelsong (Saturday) & Cain (Sunday). Thankfully, no Bumgarner this time around, either.
Lackey tonite. Usually solid….so high hopes for a win.

Laugh all you want but Choate scares it out of me.Even up 6! Anyone else get the feeling Bourjos will be released over the winter if not sooner?

They won’t trade/release/option Bourjos until the season’s over. But post-season, I’ll agree with you. He’ll likely be fair-game.

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