GAME TIME 7:10 CDThowdy folks --- just dropping in with the game thread and a bit of news that you've all probably already heard:
- carpenter got knocked around in his rehab start at palm beach --- 5 hits, 5 runs in an inning and a third.
- randy johnson has been scratched from tonight's start vs the cardinals; yusemiro petit will start instead. it'll be his 3d big-league start. he had a 4.09 era in 15 starts for triple A tucson, a decent performance in an extremely hitter-friendly environment.
- the cincinnati enquirer thinks the reds should hire tony la russa (hat tip, bernie).
- those of you in the environs of new york city: a couple of authors of cardinal-themed books will be appearing thursday night at the Happy Ending Lounge: John Heidenry, author of The Gashouse Gang, and Lee Lowenfish, author of Branch Rickey: Baseball's Ferocious Gentleman.
|young cf||taguchi cf|
|hudson 2b||miles ss|
|byrnes rf||pujols 1b|
|tracy 1b||duncan lf|
|reynolds 3b||rolen 3b|
|drew ss||encarnacion rf|
|hairston lf||kennedy 2b|
|morntero c||molina c|
|petit p||wellemeyer p|