Worth noting

Worth noting

Worth noting
• Matt Holliday got Wednesday off. "I've been trying to find [him a day off] for a while," Matheny said. "He's been going pretty hard. There aren't going to be many days that we want to give him [off]. A few guys needed one -- Carlos [Beltran] needed one, Yadi [Molina] needed one. Rafy [Furcal] needs one."

• Matt Carpenter took some soft-toss swings. "Everything feels real good," Matheny said. "I believe he's going to take batting practice tomorrow back home. If that clears, we'll be sending him out to get some at-bats. We want to make sure he's healed up and has got his timing back. Carpenter is due to come off the disabled list on Friday. "The guy works so hard," Matheny said. "Those kinds of players tend to have a quick recovery time.

• It's equally good news for Skip Schumaker. "He's moving along very well, but not a lot of baseball activities but just therapy and he seems to be responding quicker than normal," Matheny said.