News and Notes:
- The Cubs are obviously in rebuilding mode. Club president Theo Epstein, however, says the club is not considering trading young shortstop Starlin Castro.
- The Astros hold the No. 1 pick in the upcoming draft. One draft, however, will not be all it takes to turn the franchise around.
- The Pirates have given outfielder Nate McLouth his unconditional release.
- In a handful of roster moves the Cardinals have activated Allen Craig from the disabled list while placing Skip Schumaker on the 15-day disabled list. In the Bullpen Chuckie Fick was sent to Triple-A Memphis. Right-hander Maikel Cleto and lefty Sam Freeman have been called up to St. Louis.
|Away||Home||Time||Away Probable||Home Probable|
|Pirates||Brewers||7:10||Kevin Correia (1-5)||Randy Wolf (2-4)|
|Reds||Astros||6:10||Mike Leake (1-5)||J.A. Happ (4-4)|
|Cardinals||Mets||9:15||Adam Wainwright (4-5)||Johan Santana (2-2)|
|Cubs||Giants||9:15||Paul Maholm (4-3)||Madison Bumgarner (5-4)|