Game 21 - Tuesday Night, April 28th in St. Louis
Record - 8-13, Tied for 4th Place, 7 games behind the Mets
One Sentence Summary: Severino Gonzalez got knocked around in his Major League debut as the Cardinals easily handled the Phillies, 11-5.
What It Means: Gonzalez was called upon to make a spot start as Chad Billingsley (currently on a rehab assignment in Triple A) is expected to join the rotation soon.
What Happened: Gonzalez didn't escape the third inning and his final line wasn't pretty - seven runs on ten hits and two walks.
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Transactions: Gonzalez had his contract selected from Lehigh Valley while reliever Hector Neris was optioned back to Lehigh Valley. To make room for Gonzalez on the 40-man roster, pitcher Jonathan Pettibone was transferred to the 60-day disabled list.
In a somewhat surprising roster move, Domonic Brown was activated from the disabled list . . . and then optioned to Lehigh Valley. The official word is that the Phillies want him to get more at-bats. Brown had 72 hours to report after being optioned and he was a no-show for the IronPigs last night. He decided to report tonight and he's in the IronPigs starting line-up.