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Wednesday lineups

Cardinals
1. Theriot SS
2. Schumaker 2B
3. Pujols 1B
4. Holliday LF
5. Berkman RF
6. Rasmus CF
7. Molina C
8. Descalso 3B
9. Westbrook P

Reds
1. Heisey CF
2. Renteria SS
3. Votto 1B
4. Phillips 2B
5. Bruce RF
6. Rolen 3B
7. Lewis LF
8. Hanigan C
9. Arroyo P

Tuesday lineups

Cardinals

1. Theriot SS
2. Jay RF
3. Holliday LF
4. Berkman 1B
5. Freese 3B
6. Rasmus CF
7. Molina C
8. Schumaker 2B
9. Garcia P

Reds
1. Stubbs CF
2. Phillips 2B
3. Votto 1B
4. Rolen 3B
5. Bruce RF
6. Gomes LF
7. Hanigan C
8. Janish SS
9. Volquez P

Saturday lineups from GABP

Theriot is back in there. Tarp is currently out, but I don’t see any rain falling.

Cardinals
1. Theriot SS
2. Rasmus CF
3. Pujols 1B
4. Holliday LF
5. Berkman RF
6. Molina C
7. Descalso 3B
8. Greene 2B
9. McClellan P

Reds
1. Stubbs CF
2. Janish SS
3. Votto 1B
4. Phillips 2B
5. Bruce RF
6. Rolen 3B
7. Gomes LF
8. Hernandez C
9. Cueto P

-M.

Friday lineups from GABP

The tarp is out and the clouds are threatening right now at Great American Ball Park. It’s hard to know exactly what the weather is going to do, but at this moment it looks like we might have a pretty good window (there’s that word again) in the 7-10 p.m. ET time frame. We’ll see.

Lance Berkman and Nick Punto are back in the lineup after each got a maintenance day on Thursday. Ryan Theriot is not (which isn’t really all that surprising, given how Pettini talked about him yesterday).

Cardinals
1. Punto 2B
2. Rasmus CF
3. Pujols 1B
4. Holliday LF
5. Berkman RF
6. Molina C
7. Descalso 3B
8. Greene SS
9. Lohse RHP

Reds
1. Stubbs CF
2. Renteria SS
3. Votto 1B
4. Phillips 2B
5. Bruce RF
6. Rolen 3B
7. Lewis LF
8. Hanigan C
9. Arroyo P

-M.

Note of the night/Stat of the day, April 24

Note of the night: It appeared as though we might get a few extracurriculars on Sunday night, but they never materialized. And according to the interested parties, they weren’t as close as perhaps it seemed from the press box or the stands.

When Yadier Molina went deep in the sixth inning, he celebrated with some… vigor. He raised an arm in the air, and he hustled around the bases in a manner that couldn’t help recalling Brandon Phillips’ spring around the bases two nights earlier.

Cardinals fans were delighted, Reds fans were chagrined, and I tweeted at the time that perhaps Molina might ought to hope that he didn’t hit again — the implication being that the celebration might garner him a fastball in the ear.

So, what do you know, but two innings later, Molina faced Aroldis Chapman. And the first pitch from Chapman sailed well in on Molina. Warnings were issued, and anybody with a sense of the recent history between these two clubs couldn’t help drawing some conclusions.

Except… those conclusions may have been wrong. Molina, for one, said he saw no ill intent in Chapman’s pitch.

“I don’t think so,” he said when I asked him about it. “I don’t think so. I don’t know. I don’t think they did [try to hit me]. But if he did do, I don’t care. We got the win.”

TLR didn’t really have much to say about the warnings, though he seemed to imply that they weren’t really shocking to him.

“[Umpire] John Hirschbeck knows what he sees,” the manager said. “This guy is as veteran as anybody umpiring. … The catcher moved in and he threw the ball inside. You can’t read minds. But he had probably the best view for it, and that’s what he called.”

At least one person on the Reds side said they didn’t really take any umbrage over Molina’s celebration, though. And besides, they pretty clearly thought they still had a chance to win the game — loading the bases on a hit-batter would be kind of silly if you were still trying to win. If they thought that game was out of hand, the pitcher likely would have been someone other than Aroldis Chapman.

Is it POSSIBLE that the pitch from Chapman was a purpose pitch? Sure, it’s possible. But based on people I talked to on the Cardinals side, based on people my colleague Mark Sheldon talked to on the Reds side, and based on taking a longer look at the whole situation, my inclination is that it was not.

Stat of the day: Right-handed hitters are 3-for-27 against Mitchell Boggs this year with one double, one walk and 11 strikeouts. That’s a .111/.172/.148 line on the year.

-M.

Sunday lineups

Cardinals:
1. Theriot SS
2. Rasmus CF
3. Pujols 1B
4. Holliday LF
5. Berkman RF
6. Descalso 3B
7. Molina C
8. Punto 2B
9. Westbrook P

Reds
1. Stubbs CF
2. Phillips 2B
3. Votto 1B
4. Gomes LF
5. Bruce RF
6. Cairo 3B
7. Hanigan C
8. Janish SS
9. Volquez P

-M.

Wednesday lineups

Cardinals:

1. Schumaker 2B
2. Ludwick RF
3. Pujols 1B
4. Holliday LF
5. Rasmus CF
6. Freese 3B
7. Molina C
8. Ryan SS
9. Carpenter P
Reds:
1. Cabrera SS
2. Phillips 2B
3. Votto 1B
4. Rolen 3B
5. Bruce RF
6. Gomes LF
7. Stubbs CF
8. Miller C
9. LeCure P
-M.

Monday lineups

Cardinals

1. Lopez SS
2. Ludwick RF
3. Pujols 1B
4. Holliday LF
5. Freese 3B
6. Rasmus CF
7. Molina C
8. Schumaker 2B
9. Garcia LHP
Reds
1. Cabrera SS
2. Cairo 1B
3. Phillips 2B
4. Rolen 3B
5. Gomes LF
6. Bruce RF
7. Stubbs CF
8. Hernandez C
9. Arroyo RHP
-M.

Sunday lineups

Cardinals

1. Rasmus CF
2. Jay RF
3. Pujols 1B
4. Holliday LF
5. Freese 3B
6. Schumaker 2B
7. LaRue C
8. Penny P
9. Greene SS
Reds
1. Cabrera SS
2. Phillips 2B
3. Votto 1B
4. Rolen 3B
5. Bruce RF
6. Gomes LF
7. Stubbs CF
8. Hanigan C
9. Arroyo P
-M.

Saturday lineups

Lineups for Saturday’s Civil Rights Game:

Cardinals
1. Rasmus CF
2. Ludwick RF
3. Pujols 1B
4. Holliday LF
5. Freese 3B
6. Molina C
7. Schumaker 2B
8. Wainwright P
9. Ryan SS
Reds
1. Cabrera SS
2. Phillips 2B
3. Votto 1B
4. Rolen 3B
5. Bruce RF
6. Gomes LF
7. Stubbs CF
8. Hernandez C
9. Leake P
-M.
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