• Manager Mike Matheny intended to give Matt Carpenter the entire day off on Saturday, but his plan did not pan out accordingly. Carpenter, now mired in an 0-for-20 slump, entered the game as a pinch-hitter in the sixth inning and remained in the contest at second base.
"I was hoping to [avoid using him], but these guys all know winning a game comes first," Matheny said.
• Matheny has received encouraging reports on catcher Yadier Molina and outfielder Shane Robinson, who both landed on the 15-day disabled list on Wednesday. Neither player has initiated baseball activities yet. Molina, dealing with swelling in his right knee, has received treatment and has done minor exercises.
"There are days when we push him a little bit and he's aching the next day," Matheny said, "but the concentration has been getting the swelling out and getting him healed."
• Matheny said he isn't concerned that closer Edward Mujica has only made one appearance during the Cardinals' 11-game road trip. The right-hander has only pitched once since July 25.
As for the flashy suit Mujica sported on Saturday?
"It reminded me of the movie 'Dumb and Dumber,'" Matheny said. "It was just missing a top hat and a cane."
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