Tuesday tidbits: Freese, Craig, Lohse and more – UPDATED

Greetings from a warm, sunny afternoon at Busch Stadium. Looking forward to a fun series.

* To address the single most-asked question I’ve gotten on Twitter in recent weeks, Allen Craig is at Busch Stadium today. He’s going to go through a good, thorough workout, and it’s possible he’ll be added to the roster tomorrow.

6 pm update: Craig came through his workout with no issues, and TLR made it sound extremely likely that he will in fact be activated tomorrow.

* David Freese is back in the lineup. He said he feels 100 percent normal, and that in fact the last test he really had to pass was on Sunday in Miami when he did some extensive running.

* The rotation for the next several days has been announced. It will be Jake Westbrook tomorrow and Chris Carpenter on Thursday against Milwaukee, pushing Kyle Lohse back to Friday against Colorado. Jaime Garcia will then go on Saturday against the Rockies, with Edwin Jackson getting the last game of the homestand.

* Today is the last day of Yadier Molina’s suspension. He’s slated to return to active duty tomorrow.

* TLR talked some more today about the question of “head games” and whatnot. I won’t try to summarize it here, but I’ll have something on it in my notebook on the site tonight.

And, finally, the playlist is a celebration of “Watch the Throne” and the two gentlemen behind it:

Jay-Z and Kanye West, “No Church in the Wild” (my favorite from “Watch the Throne” after a few listens)
Jay-Z, “The Ruler’s Back”
Kanye West, “Blame Game”
Jay-Z, “December 4″
Kanye West, “Diamonds From Sierra Leone” (the Jay-Z remix, of course)

-M.

4 Comments

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Lynn getting hurt is just about as disappointing as the Watch the Throne album. Love Jay-Z and Kanye, but not buyin the hype.

Why do I see that Skip Schumaker with an 18.00 ERA? Again LaRussa not even close to managing fundamentally. Why pitch Schu when the relief pitchers are waiting to get into the game. This sends an ugly message to his bullpen. There has to be pitchers in the pen that need to sharpen their skills and stay loose. Is it really Skips job to get outs from the mound or is it a pitcher’s job to do so. Some of if not all the hurlers have to feel unappreciated!

Lynn in my book was very effective and will be a super star in the near future. He got rough up in his first outing but he did not let it get to him and did quite well after that and he will bounce back and be even better next year. Mark my words!

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