Originally Posted by redhat
Berkman was being treated for a sore hand. Someone heard about that and made an unwarranted assumption.
I checked MLB.com right after Texasdave's post, and the original St. Louis lineup didn't have Berkman. Guess he was able to convince Matheny.
Going to be tough to beat the Cardinals' best, but IMO this is our best lineup as well minus Rolen and Bruce trading spots.