Back to the full schedule today. Interesting matchup in St. Louis with the Cubs’ Jeff Samardzija trying to show that his exceptional debut start for 2012 wasn’t a fluke and the Cardinals’ Adm Wainwright trying to do the opposite. The Pirates are in San Francisco going up against Matt Cain with both teams trying to get over .500 for the season.
CUBS (2-5) @ CARDINALS (5-2)
2:15 PM CT
- Lance Berkman will likely miss the entire series. A bit more here as well.
- Jenifer Langosch (MLB.com) on Adam Wainwright‘s journey back.
- Wainwright is pumped up to throw the Cards’ home opener.
- Matt Garza is nuts. Not “Carlos Zambrano nuts”. Just his own kind of nuts.
- And Theo discusses the likelihood of dealing Garza, one of maybe, umm…, one good trade pieces the Cubs might have.
PIRATES (2-4) @ Giants (2-4)
3:35 PM CT
REDS (3-4) @ Nationals (5-2)
6:05 PM CT
ASTROS (3-3) @ Marlins (2-5)
6:10 PM CT
- Jed Lowrie is back, baby!
BREWERS (4-3) @ Braves (2-4)
6:35 PM CT
- More issues with Brewers’ prospect LHP Zach Braddock.
- Zack (with a k) Greinke talks heating up?
- Another kid in the minors, Jed Bradley, had a nice day.