The Cardinals close out this nine-game road trip with one more game in Pittsburgh, where the team has lost two straight. The club can’t finish this road trip with a winning record but can boost its season record back to .500 by salvaging one game here at PNC Park. The Cardinals are at risk of falling two games below .500 for the first time this season.
Jon Jay gets the start in center, partially as a nod to his career numbers (8-for-16) against starter Charlie Morton and also to give Peter Bourjos an extra day to heal. Bourjos took a spike to his right forearm breaking up a double play on Saturday and also ran hard into the centerfield wall to make this spectacular catch. He insists he’s fine today, but manager Mike Matheny wanted to give him a day to rest.
Actor/St. Louis native/Mizzou alum/Cardinals fan Jon…
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