The Cardinals (15-7) take on the Washington Nationals (7-15) for the second game in the series. Jason Marquis (3-1, 3.55) will take the mound for the Cardinals against Tony Armas, Jr., for the Nationals.
In four starts against the Cardinals, Armas is 0-2 and has a 5.75 ERA. Marquis is 3-2 with a 2.97 ERA in sixteen starts against the Nationals. The Cardinals are 3-1 when Marquis starts.
In transaction news, Ricardo Rincon was placed on the DL. John Gall was called up from Memphis to take the spot on the roster. Gall was batting .383 with Memphis