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St. Louis Cardinals Notes, Quotes 2009-04-23

St. Louis Cardinals Notes, Quotes 2009-04-23
--The Cardinals have won six straight games at home after losing two of their first three. But, at 10-5 overall, they are one game off their 11-4 start of last season.

--RHP Blaine Boyer threw two bullpen sessions on his first two nights with the team. Boyer, acquired from Atlanta on Monday, probably will be ready to pitch either Thursday or Friday.

--After Sunday's rainout and Monday's scheduled off day, the Cardinals are slated to play the maximum of 20 straight days before an off day on May 11 between Cincinnati and Pittsburgh.

BY THE NUMBERS: 98 -- Pitches over four innings that rookie RHP P.J. Walters threw in his major league debut.

QUOTE TO NOTE: "He has good guts. And that counts for a lot." -- Manager Tony La Russa, on INF Brian Barden, who wedged his way into the lineup by playing strong defense and hitting three home runs in a span of five games.

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