Carp scratched, Thompson starting — UPDATE
Chris Carpenter has been scratched from today’s scheduled start. According to Carpenter himself, he’s dealing with an inflamed bursa sac on the right side, below his shoulder. He doesn’t seem overly concerned, for what that’s worth. It appears to be a wait-and-see kind of deal.
Brad Thompson will be the first pitcher in a "bullpen game."
Also, for those interested, Bonds is not in today’s lineup for the Giants. Cards lineup is all righties and one switch-hitter — Spiezio in left and batting second, Luna at second and batting sixth, Molina catchin, Taguchi in center and batting eighth.