News and Notes:
- The Cubs and Reds will make up their rained out 1 May game as part of a double-header on 18 August.
- Cubs third baseman was scratched from yesterday's lineup due to soreness in his left wrist.
- I don't know how much fun Jay Bruce can have in the midst of a 1-for-31 slump.
- Injured Reds third baseman Scott Rolen still isn't close to a return. Rolen hasn't even resumed baseball activities.
- The Pirates have designated outfielder Nate McLouth for assignment and have recalled 1B/3B Matt Hague from Triple-A Indianapolis.
- Cardinals first baseman Lance Berkman had surgery to repair his torn ACL yesterday and will be out for 8-10 weeks. Berkman, who earlier made vague hints at retirement, put the kibosh on that talk and vowed to return.
|Home||Away||Time (CDT)||Home Probable||Away Probable|
|D-Backs||Brewers||9:10||Wade Miley (5-1)||Zack Greinke (5-1)|
|Dodgers||Astros||9:10||Chad Billingsley (2-3)||Bud Norris (5-1)|
|Cardinals||Phillies||6:15||Jaime Garcia (2-3||Kyle Kendrick (0-4)|
|Pirates||Cubs||6:15||Kevin Correia (1-5)||Paul Maholm (4-3)|
|Reds||Rockies||6:15||Mike Leake (1-5)||Jeremy Guthrie (2-2)|