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St. Louis Cardinals Follow Up Near-Perfection Vs. Brewers Saturday

Kyle Lohse, having a strong season in his own right, will have the unenviable task Saturday afternoon of following up Jaime Garcia's near-perfect game against the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday night when the St. Louis Cardinals play the second game of their weekend series against Milwaukee, scheduled for a 3:10 start. He'll go against Yovani Gallardo, the Brewers' struggling ace, who's 2-2 with a 6.10 ERA and a lower-than-usual strikeout rate. 

Lance Berkman, who sat against left-hander Randy Wolf on Friday and in anticipation, perhaps, of the day games this weekend, should be back in the lineup. Ryan Theriot, who left Friday's game with a shin contusion after being hit by a pitch, singled the at-bat after receiving the bruise, so he's presumably day-to-day at worst. 

Lohse, whose own shin was bruised by a comebacker in his last start, looks to recover from his worst start of the season, a six inning loss to the Florida Marlins in which he allowed five runs on two home runs and three walks, bumping his ERA from 1.64 to 2.44.