Center fielder Nate McLouth (illness) is out of the starting lineup for the Pirates tonight against the St. Louis Cardinals at 8:15 p.m. at Busch Stadium. Nyjer Morgan, recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis today, will get the start in center field. Second baseman Freddy Sanchez and left fielder Brandon Moss (ankle) also will not start as the Pirates try to beat the Cards for the seventh time in 13 meetings this year.
Ian Snell (4-10, 5.91 ERA) shoots for his third win in his past 22 starts, while the Cardinals will counter with Braden Looper (11-9, 4.07 ERA) Infielder Doug Mientkiewicz remains back in Pittsburgh on the bereavement list, one day after his wife, Jodi, underwent heart surgery. She has returned home and, according to manager John Russell, is doing well.
Starting lineups Pirates – Nyjer Morgan, CF; Jack Wilson, SS; Ryan Doumit, C; Adam LaRoche, 1B; Jason Michaels, LF: Andy LaRoche, 3B; Steve Pearce, RF; Luis Rivas, 2B; Ian Snell, RHP
Cardinals – Skip Schumaker, CF; Rick Ankiel, LF; Albert Pujols, 1B; Troy Glaus, 3B; Ryan Ludwick, RF; Felipe Lopez, 2B; Yadier Molina, C; Bradon Looper, RHP; Cesar Izturis, SS.