Sunday, April 09, 2006

Pregame Post

This is the third game this season that is being televised nationally, so that means I will be live-blogging it like usual.

The Cardinals go into the game with a 3-2 record and have not been swept by the Chicago Cubs since June 5-7, 2001. Sidney Ponson makes his regular season debut playing for the St. Louis Cardinals. Sean Marshall makes his major league debut for the Chicago Cubs. All time, the Cubs lead the series with a record of 1,055-1,020.

Tomorrow, the day of the home opener, marks the 53rd anniversary of the Cardinals playing in Busch Stadium. In 1953, Sportman's Park, located at Grand and Dodier, was renamed Busch Stadium. From 1966-2005, the Cardinals played in Busch Stadium II located at Walnut and Broadway. The 2006 season opens up a brand new Busch Stadium at Clark and Broadway.

Milestone Watch:
Albert Pujols needs 13 hits for 1,000 career hits
Mark Mulder needs 3 wins for 100 career wins

What's up next with the Milwaukee Brewers:
April 10 - Mark Mulder (0-0, 3.86) vs. Tomo Ohka (0-0, 1.29)
April 12 - Jason Marquis (1-0, 3.38) vs. David Bush (1-0, 1.29)
April 13 - Jeff Suppan (0-1, 7.20) vs. Doug Davis (0-0, 4.91)

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