Jay to start in CF today

By Brian Stull of St. Louis Baseball Weekly

The St. Louis Cardinals open a weekend series in Chicago this afternoon and veteran Jon Jay will get the nod in centerfield as rookie Randal Grichuk will get his first taste of Wrigley Field playing in rightfield.

Today's Starting Line Up
Matt Carpenter, 3B
Jhonny Peralta, SS
Matt Holliday, LF
Allen Craig, 1B
Yadier Molina, C"
Jon Jay, CF
Randal Grichuk, RF
Mark Ellis, 2B"
Adam Wainwright, P

100 Years of Wrigley
Craig getting back on track

Both Mike Matheny and Wainwright
shared some memories from their time playing in Wrigley Field as the venue celebrates its 100th birthday this season.

The game notes provided by team media staff remind us that May 2nd in 2005 marked the greatest comeback in Cardinals history. John Mabry had a 2-out, 2-run home run to cap a seven run rally in the 9th inning for the Birds to erase a six-run deficit and beat Cincinnati 10-9.

Besides the terrific day by Mabry and the Cardinals in 2005, May 2nd was also a good day in 1954 as Stan Musial hit three home runs to help defeat the N.Y. Giants 10-6.

Musial hit homers in the 3rd, 5th, and 8th innings to drive in 6 runs and accounted for 13 total bases. He also walked and had an additional hit to raise his average to .393. The Man.


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