Tonight’s lineup: Loney third, Pierre still seventh

This is just Loney’s fourth start of the season in the three hole, but Grady says he will hit there at least through the weekend. The lineup alternates left-right all the way down to seven and eight, where Pierre and Ethier are both LH batters. Grady wouldn’t say it, but that probably has something to do with La Russa’s tendency to engage in late-inning chess matches. This makes it more difficult for him to do that, especially since the Cardinals have just two lefties in their pen.

SS Furcal
C Martin
1B Loney
2B Kent
LF Gonzo
3B Nomar
CF Pierre
RF Ethier
RH Penny

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