According to Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the St. Louis Cardinals 1B Lance Berkman was scratched from the lineup on Tuesday, but the reason has not been made clear just yet:
Lance Berkman is not in the lineup. Last-minute scratch apparently. Will get updated info. Freese starts at 3B. Carpenter to 1B. #stlcards— Derrick Goold (@dgoold) May 15, 2012
Berkman missed 20 games earlier in the season with a calf strain that led to a 15-day DL trip. Despite the injury, Berkman has hit an impressive .344/.462/.500 slash while still awaiting his first home run of the season.
In Berkman's place, second-year backup 1B Matt Carpenter gets the start against the Chicago Cubs.
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