Friday, September 16, 2011
Cardinals at Phillies: September 16th through September 19th
Friday and Saturday 7:05, Sunday 8:05, Monday 7:05
Cardinals 81-68, 2nd Place in the N.L. Central, 5 1/2 games behind the Brewers
Phillies 97-51, 1st Place in the N.L. East, 12 games ahead of the Braves
So Far in 2011: Amazingly enough, this is the first time the Cardinals have visited Philadelphia all year. I blame Interleague play and the ridiculous unbalanced schedule for this. The Phils have been to St. Louis twice - in mid-May and mid-June - winning just two out of the five games played.
Meet the Cardinals: Manager - Tony LaRussa
Starters - Yadier Molina (c), Albert Pujols (1b), Skip Schumaker (2b), Daniel Descalso (3b), Rafael Furcal (ss), Allen Craig (lf), Jon Jay (cf), Lance Berkman (rf)
Rotation - Chris Carpenter (rhp), Kyle Lohse (rhp), Jaime Garcia (lhp), Jake Westbrook (rhp), Edwin Jackson (rhp)
Bench - Tony Cruz (c), Gerald Laird (c), David Freese (3b), Tyler Greene (inf), Nick Punto (inf), Ryan Theriot (ss), Adron Chambers (of), Matt Holliday (lf), Corey Patterson (of), Shane Robinson (of)
Closer - Jason Motte (rhp)
Bullpen - Mitchell Boggs (rhp), Maikel Cleto (rhp), Brandon Dickson (rhp), Octavio Dotel (rhp), Kyle McClellan (rhp), Arthur Rhodes (lhp), Marc Rzepczynski (lhp), Fernando Salas (rhp), Eduardo Sanchez (rhp)
Disabled List - Lance Lynn (rhp), Adam Wainwright (rhp)
At the Ballpark: Fans will receive a Phillies knit cap tonight. Tomorrow night is German Heritage Night. On Sunday night, kids will receive a Ryan Howard "action figurine" and adults will receive a Phillies Post Card set. (Must track this down.) Finally, Monday is a Dollar Dog Night. There's a lot going on!
Cardinals Probables: Jaime Garcia (12-7, 3.68), Jake Westbrook (12-8, 4.61), Chris Carpenter (9-9, 3.80), Kyle Lohse (13-8, 3.62)
Phillies Probables: Vance Worley (11-2, 2.92), Roy Oswalt (7-9, 3.88), Cole Hamels (14-8, 2.71), Roy Halladay (18-5, 2.34)