• The Cardinals are scheduled to face, in order, starters Jonathan Sanchez, A.J. Burnett and Jeff Locke during the team's upcoming series against Pittsburgh. Burnett took a no-hitter into the seventh inning against St. Louis last week.
• Daniel Descalso earned a spot start on Wednesday, as Matheny opted to give David Freese the day off. Descalso started at second, while Matt Carpenter shifted to third. Freese entered hitting just .211 in 12 games played this season.
• Cardinals Magazine, which has been published by the organization for the last 21 seasons, announced on Wednesday that it is about to become digital. While hard-copy magazines will still be printed, fans will also have the option to purchase a digital subscription to the magazine, which is published monthly during the season. Subscriptions cost $25 for a full year (seven issues) or $5 an issue. More information about subscription options can be found at cardinals.com/publications.
• As part of their Green Week events, the Cardinals will set up collection boxes for shoes (Friday-Saturday) and used cell phones (Friday-Sunday) at the Busch Stadium gates during their upcoming series. The club also has an ongoing donation drive for new or gently used baseball and softball equipment, which will be given to youth programs that are sponsored by Cardinals Care.
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