Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Phillies at Cardinals: June 21st through June 23rd

Busch Stadium - St. Louis, MO
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 8:15

Phillies 45-28, 1st Place in N.L. East, 4 1/2 games ahead of the Braves
Cardinals 40-33, 1st Place in N.L. Central, 1/2 game ahead of the Brewers

So Far in 2011:  The Phils didn't fare well in a quick two-game series in St. Louis a month ago, dropping both games.

Meet the Cardinals: Manager - Tony LaRussa
Starters - Yadier Molina (c), Lance Berkman (1b), Skip Schumaker (2b), Daniel Descalso (3b), Ryan Theriot (ss), Matt Holliday (lf), Colby Rasmus (cf), Jon Jay (rf)
Rotation - Kyle Lohse (rhp), Chris Carpenter (rhp), Jake Westbrook (rhp), Jaime Garcia (lhp), Kyle McClellan (rhp)
Bench - Tony Cruz (c), Mark Hamilton (1b), Pete Kozma (inf), Andrew Brown (of)
Closer - Fernando Salas (rhp)
Bullpen - Miguel Batista (rhp), Mitchell Boggs (rhp), Maikel Cleto (rhp), Ryan Franklin (rhp), Trever Miller (lhp), Jason Motte (rhp), Brian Tallet (lhp)
Disabled List - Brian Augenstein (rhp), Eduardo Sanchez (rhp), Adam Wainwright (rhp), Gearld Laird (c), David Freese (3b), Albert Pujols (1b), Nick Punto (2b), Allen Craig (of)

The Phils missed Josh Hamilton when they played the Rangers, Josh Johnson when they played the Marlins, and now they'll miss Albert Pujols who will miss about six weeks with a broken left wrist.

At the Ballpark:  Thursday is Backpack night at the ballpark, with the first 25,000 fans receiving a Delta Airlines Sling Backpack.

Phillies Probabels: Roy Halladay (9-3, 2.56), Cliff Lee (7-5, 3.12), Roy Oswalt (4-5, 3.38)
Cardinals Probables: Kyle McClellan (6-3, 3.96), Kyle Lohse (7-3, 2.88), Chris Carpenter (1-7, 4.47)

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