During their last homestand, the Cardinals became the first Major League team to have three players reach the 10-homer mark this season. Beltran (15), Freese (10) and Matt Holliday (10) have all gotten to the double-digit figure. As a team, the Cardinals have hit a National-League best 63 homers, 10 more than the Reds, who rank second in the category.
Jermaine Curtis finished 4-for-4 with a double, an RBI and three runs in Double-A Springfield's 10-1 win on Sunday. Curtis, who has split his time between Double-A and Triple-A, is batting .343 in 35 games. Starter Trevor Rosenthal picked up the win in that game. He finished the month of May with a 3-1 record and 1.65 ERA.
St. Louis enters this three-game series with a 10-5 record in their last 15 games at Turner Field. The Cardinals are 21-34 all-time at the ballpark.
Asked about Jake Westbrook's string of three subpar starts, Matheny quickly replied, "I have no concerns." Westbrook, who will start on Tuesday, has allowed 26 hits and 14 runs (13 earned) in his last three starts (15 innings pitched). Westbrook had given up just eight earned runs in his first six starts combined.