May 20: D-backs @ Cardinals

Jenifer Langosch/MLB.com

Records: Cardinals (22-19, -7.0 in NL Central), D-backs (19-24, -6.0 in NL West)

First pitch: 7:15 p.m. CT

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Midwest, KMOX 1120

Cardinals lineup: Matt Carpenter (1B), Aledmys Diaz (SS), Matt Holliday (LF), Stephen Piscotty (RF), Yadier Molina (C), Jedd Gyorko (2B), Jeremy Hazelbaker (CF), Ruben Tejada (3B), Carlos Martinez (RHP)

D-backs lineup: Jean Segura (2B), Michael Bourn (CF), Paul Goldschmidt (1B), Jake Lamb (3B), Yasmany Tomas (LF), Chris Hermann (C), Brandon Drury (RF), Chris Owings (SS), Patrick Corbin (LHP)

Transactions: None

Reading Material:

  • After taking new places in the lineup, Stephen Piscotty and Aledmys Diaz help key the offense (link)
  • Matt Carpenter drives in six in a career night at Busch (link)
  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ 13-7 win over the Rockies on Thursday (link)
  • Randal Grichuk exited Thursday’s game with left lower back tightness (link)
  • Shortstop Jhonny Peralta will begin a rehab assignment with Class A Peoria today (link)
  • Kevin Siegrist flashed his curveball with some success in the last series. So might he go to it more often? (link)
  • Matt Holliday interacts with fan in special Q&A at Busch Stadium (link)

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3 Comments

Wow, MM’s working Carp at 1B again…with Tejada at 3rd. MM’s probably using Grichuk’s shoulder-tightness yesterday, to rationalize keeping Mr Wiff outta’ the line-up….for now, at least.
Looks like 2nd could be Aledmys’ best spot in the batting order….no? He’s amazing…and rarely strikes out.

Tejada pitching ? Now that’s pretty funny. When will you see THAT again. Hahaha.

Yes those position player into pitch moments are always unique and take some of the sting out of a bad loss. Unfortunately Grichuk returned to whiff with bases loaded on saturday. Will see if he can come around but perhaps lower in the order? Piscotty is reliable as cleanup with less power but much better OBP.

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