Look at what the Chicago Tribune is saying about the payroll numbers. Even though we are spending less than last season, we will still be in the playoffs come October.
Last season against the Cubs, the Cardinals lost ten of sixteen games. Jeff Suppan takes the start today. Last season, he went 16-10 for St. Louis with 3.57 ERA. In four starts against the Cubs last season, Soup went 1-1 with a 1.71 ERA. Soup is six wins away from picking up his 100th career win.
Pregame ceremonies on Monday will start fifty minutes before the 4:10 Eastern opening pitch to open the new Busch Stadium.
Aaron Miles is proving to be a great pickup this season. Juan Encarnacion is still stranding runners on base left and right despite the occasional hit.
Albert Pujols needs 13 hits for 1,000 career hits.
Mark Mulder needs 3 wins for 100 career wins.
Carp starts tomorrow.