• Unable to get into Friday's game because of how deep Wainwright pitched, Randy Choate pitched an inning against Cardinals Minor Leaguers on Saturday. The Cardinals had him face three left-handed batters, Matheny said, and Choate retired the side on 13 pitches.
• Though Jhonny Peralta was listed on the travel roster that was hanging in the clubhouse prior to Saturday's game, he did not make the bus trip to Kissimmee. Matheny noted that Peralta was a "little sore" but said that was not the reason for his staying back. Rather the travel roster was posted before it had been finalized.
• Keith Butler, who had not appeared in a game in nearly a week, pitched a scoreless eighth on Saturday. He allowed a leadoff single and then erased that baserunner by inducing a double play. With Wainwright throwing eight innings on Friday and Carlos Martinez pitching into the sixth two days earlier, the Cardinals have been challenged to find regular work for some of their relievers.
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