Friday, June 29, 2012

Notes, Lineup For Cards' Opener

RHP Kevin Correia (3-6, 4.03) takes the mound against the Cards RHP Adam Wainwright (6-7, 4.32). Correia has been pretty steady lately even with some tough matchups. And Wainwright will be another one; after some early season battles, he's been his old top-shelf self lately. The Cards have as hot as the weather lately, winning five of their past six games. The contest starts at 8:15 and will be aired on Root Sports.

The lineup: Drew Sutton LF, Jose Tabata RF, Andrew McCutchen CF, Garrett Jones 1B, Neil Walker 2B,  Pedro Alvarez 3B, Rod Barajas C, Clint Barmes SS, Kevin Correia P.

Hot Rod is back behind the dish; that means Eric Fryer is on short time. JT is starting; we sorta thought with a righty on the hill, Alex Presley might get the nod, but Sutton is still at leadoff.

  • Think it's hot here? Well, you're right, but it's even hotter in Saint Louis - the temp is forecast to hit 106!
  • Kevin Correia has gone 2-1 with a 3.41 ERA in his last six starts since losing five straight outings from 4/29 to 5/20.
  • Altoona's C Ramon Cabrera, RHP Brandon Cumpton and IF Brock Holt were named to the Eastern League All-Star team. 
  • Jerry Crasnick of ESPN tweeted that Paul Cobbe, Ryan Doumit's agent, said that Dewey is about to ink an extension with the Twins.
  • This day in history: In 1977, Pops Stargell became the first Pirates player to hit 400 career home runs, when he connected at St. Louis.
  • Happy 45th B-Day, Rock! John Wehner was born on this day in 1967.

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