Cueto vs. Carpenter II
Reds lineup vs. Cardinals
*It’s another shot in left field for Yonder Alonso, who looked pretty good in the seven chances he had on balls hit to him. While there was nothing crazy exceptional, he did his job fine.
*Against Reds starter Johnny Cueto, Albert Pujols is batting .217 (5-for-23) and Lance Berkman is a .227 (5-for-22) hitter. Yadier Molina is hitting .318 (7-for-22). Cueto last faced the Cardinals and Chris Carpenter on July 15 at home and worked 7 ip, 5 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 K and was the victime of a blown save.
*The Reds are 7-5 vs. the Cardinals this season.
*It’s absolutely smoking at Busch Stadium this afternoon. The scoreboard temperature as of 3:15 pm local time read 99 degrees.