Holliday-Bourjos-Grichuk in OF

Entering the day with a 2.5 game lead over Pittsburgh for first place in the National League Central, the St. Louis Cardinals open a three game series at Busch Stadium against Colorado tonight.

Left-hander Jorge De La Rosa will take the mound for the Rockies, as a result, the Cardinals are loaded up with right-handed bats…

Matt Carpenter, 3B

Randal Grichuk, RF

Matt Holliday, LF

Jhonny Peralta, SS

Yadier Molina, C

Xavier Scruggs, 1B

Peter Bourjos, CF

Mark Ellis, 2B

Adam Wainwright, P

“Decided to get Bourjos back in there, he’s done a nice job,” explained Mike Matheny. “Randal Grichuk, who has had some opportunities off the bench and getting Adams a day every once in a while–especially against the lefties, isn’t a bad idea.”

Jon Jay is batting .403 (29-72) against left-handed pitchers this season. Bourjos has hit in six of his last nine games (.417, 10-24). Both are 1-3 in their career off De La Rosa.

Matheny also announced a pitching change for Sunday–Marco Gonzales will start in place of Michael Wacha.

photo credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

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