Last-minute lineup change: Mather in, Rasmus out
Shortly before game time today, the Cardinals announced that they have made a lineup change. Joe Mather is in the lineup, and Colby Rasmus is out, and several players were shifted around to different spots in the batting order.
According to the club, it has nothing to do with any physical issues. Instead, it has to do with a rainout yesterday altering the Orioles’ plans. La Russa believed that the O’s were starting a right-hander. When he found out it was instead lefty Mark Hendrickson, he made the switch.
The new lineup:
1. Schumaker 2B — 2.Mather LF — 3.Pujols 1B — 4. Ludwick RF — 5.KGreene SS — 6.Ankiel CF — 7.Molina C — 8.Freese 3B — 9.Wellemeyer P