Hey there, sports fans! Boy howdy, we got a heck of a barnburner lined up, I tell you what.
Getting the start for San Diego will be Edinson Volquez. Ol' Eddie has stru-- no, he just hasn't been very good this year. He was extra not-good his last time out, when he gave up eight earned runs on nine hits and a walk in five innings of work. But it'll be different this time! I swear.
Here's how today's Cardinals starters have fared against Volquez:
Matt Carpenter: 2-2, 2 2B, K
Jon Jay: 2-9, 2K
Carlos Beltran: 6-15, 7 RBI, K
Allen Craig: 2-4, 2B, 2 BB, RBI
Yadier Molina: 3-19, HR, 3 RBI, 2 BB, 5 K
Matt Adams: 0-1, 2 BB
David Freese: 1-4, 2 BB, 2 K
Daniel Descalso: 2-6, 2B, RBI, BB, 2 K
Lance Lynn: nada
Speaking of Lance Lynn, let's see how our guys have done versus him:
Everth Cabrera: 1-3, K
Chase Headley: 1-3, RBI, K
Carlos Quentin: cherry intact
Yonder Alonso: 1-3, BB
Jedd Gyorko: firstness
Will Venable: 3-4, 2B, HR, RBI
Alexi Amarista: 0-1
Nick Hundley: 0-3, RBI
Edinson Volquez: negatory
See what I told you? Barnburner. It's gonna be good. 'Cause we're gonna win.