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St. Louis Cardinals Notes, Quotes 2008-04-29

St. Louis Cardinals Notes, Quotes 2008-04-29

--The Cardinals had a surprising leadoff man Monday night. RF Ryan Ludwick batted first for the first time as a Cardinal and it will be a surprise if he bats first again. Ludwick fanned four times in an 0-for-five night.

--RHP Brad Thompson, who had been optioned to Class AAA Memphis but who hadn't reported, was placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 23, after complaining of elbow problems.

--1B Albert Pujols extended his hitting streak to nine games (13-for-30, .433) and has reached base at least once in each of the Cardinals' first 27 games.

--LHP Randy Flores let five of nine batters he faced reach base, but escaped unscored upon over 1 1/3 innings, mostly because Cincinnati 2B Brandon Phillips was hit by a hard grounder struck by LF Adam Dunn in the seventh inning and was called out.

--3B Troy Glaus, on his first at-bat, was sporting some sunglasses that he borrowed as he continued his endeavor to see the ball better in Busch Stadium night games. A pair of clear-lens glasses that he had ordered had not arrived. Glaus wore the glasses for just one at-bat, when he flied out. He singled and walked without any glasses.

BY THE NUMBERS: 250 -- Career doubles for 3B Troy Glaus after he got his 10th of the season on April 23.

QUOTE TO NOTE: "Rick is making good contact. He just can't get a hit." -- Manager Tony La Russa, talking about OF Rick Ankiel, whose average dipped into the .240s.

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Added: April 29, 2008

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