Worth noting

• Sandberg said backup catcher Wil Nieves, who injured his leg Wednesday in Atlanta, was available in some capacity Thursday. Nieves' injury turned out to be a cramp, but the Phillies recalled catcher Cameron Rupp as reinforcement Thursday.

• The Cardinals will start reliever Carlos Martinez against the Phillies on Sunday. Michael Wacha was scheduled to make the start, but the team opted to give him extra rest. Martinez made a spot start Monday and allowed one run in four innings.

Alex Halsted is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.