Sunday tidbits: DeRosa, Boggs, Glaus, Stock, Wainwright

The Tidbits are belated today, but hopefully worth the wait.

* Mark DeRosa was held out of today’s lineup due to some soreness in his wrist. TLR spoke confidently about it after the game, though.

“He [DeRosa] said, ‘I could have played,’” La Russa said. “Barry [Weinberg, head athletic trainer] said this is a really good day [to rest him]. He’s got a little soreness, a little stiffness. Give him the day, take the off day tomorrow. He’ll play Tuesday.”

HOWEVER — if DeRosa is not in fact in there on Tuesday, don’t panic. He has pretty rough numbers (2-for-20, no XBH, 7 Ks) against Braden Looper, while Khalil Greene has hit Looper very well (4-for-12, 2 HR).

* Mitchell Boggs will start next Saturday in Pittsburgh.

* It appears very likely that Troy Glaus will be activated on Tuesday, when rosters can be expanded, but he may be the only one added to the roster that day. Memphis is in a pennant race and the bulk of the callups may wait until the Triple-A team is done.

* The Cards’ second-round Draft pick this year, Robert Stock, has been promoted from rookie-level Johnson City all the way to low Class A Quad Cities. I asked Jeff Luhnow about this today, and he said it’s largely because QC is still playing, while JC’s season is ending, and they want to get Stock all the work he can get. Still, it’s no coincidence that Stock is going where Shelby Miller is. Ideally, the two will be at QC together next year.

* Adam Wainwright will start Friday in Pittsburgh, and then the following Wednesday at the end of the road trip. After THAT, TLR said, Wainwright will get an extra day before his next start thanks to the Sept. 10 off day.

No playlist, since it’s already too late and time to get on home. G’night.

-M.

2 Comments

This sure is interesting: http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/sports/stories.nsf/cardinals/story/1F3F731D5A8963DF862576220004D35D?OpenDocument

22 games over .500 and 10 games in front and this laundry gets hung out in public? nice…

Summarizing the comments: CD and DD shoulda been more forthcoming about CDs injuries, the team needs to be more forthcoming with public information – it keeps Cards fans in the dark, TLR wouldn’t have played anyone else who played so poorly for so long, DD drops pitchers from the rotation far faster than TLR did CD from the field, other players have been treated as badly (which is bad) how come DD and TLR didn’t have their backs, why is CD a hero to TLR for playing through injuries he was dishonest about when Rolen was ridden outta town for the same thing, boy there seems to be quite a rift in the management ranks, TLR and DD think the StL media is rough… have they never been to NY, Boston, Philly, Chicago, LA, or SF? or would they rather coach in SD, KC, Baltimore, or Pittsburgh where there are no expectations in the first place?

This sure is interesting: http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/sports/stories.nsf/cardinals/story/1F3F731D5A8963DF862576220004D35D?OpenDocument

22 games over .500 and 10 games in front and this laundry gets hung out in public? nice…

Summarizing the comments: CD and DD shoulda been more forthcoming about CDs injuries, the team needs to be more forthcoming with public information – it keeps Cards fans in the dark, TLR wouldn’t have played anyone else who played so poorly for so long, DD drops pitchers from the rotation far faster than TLR did CD from the field, other players have been treated as badly (which is bad) how come DD and TLR didn’t have their backs, why is CD a hero to TLR for playing through injuries he was dishonest about when Rolen was ridden outta town for the same thing, boy there seems to be quite a rift in the management ranks, TLR and DD think the StL media is rough… have they never been to NY, Boston, Philly, Chicago, LA, or SF? or would they rather coach in SD, KC, Baltimore, or Pittsburgh where there are no expectations in the first place?

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