There's a strong possibility that Berkman, who suffered a minor tear to his left calf on Tuesday, could also sit out Sunday. Giving Berkman the series finale off would ensure him two more days to heal. The Cardinals have an off-day on Monday before beginning a three-game series against the Reds.
"Good enough," is how Matheny described Berkman's status.
If Berkman remains out of the lineup on Sunday, he will likely be joined by other regulars. With left-hander Paul Maholm scheduled to start for Chicago, Matheny anticipates doing some fiddling with his lineup. He's made it an early priority to keep his bench players involved.
The last time the Cardinals faced a lefty starter, Matheny included Tony Cruz, Matt Carpenter, Tyler Greene and Shane Robinson in the starting lineup.