• General manager John Mozeliak said there is no additional update on Allen Craig, who remains sidelined with a left foot sprain. Craig has been walking around without a walking boot more frequently, but the Cardinals have not yet determined when he will be re-evaluated by a doctor.
• Right-hander Chris Carpenter, who missed the 2013 season due to thoracic outlet syndrome, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch before Game 2 on Friday (noon CT on MLB Network). Carpenter has made more postseason starts (18) and won more playoff games (10) than any other pitcher in franchise history.
The Cards will also hold another pregame pep rally in the parking lot of Ballpark Village from 9:30-11:30 a.m. CT on Friday. The on-field pregame ceremony will begin at 11:45 a.m. and will feature retired Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Generald Wilson performing the national anthem.
• Major League Baseball has announced that Game 3 of this NLDS between St. Louis and Pittsburgh will have a start time of 3:30 p.m. CT on Sunday. TBS will televise the game.
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