Matheny sticks with hot lineup for Saturday

Matheny sticks with hot lineup for Saturday

ST. LOUIS -- A night after his club scored a season-high 13 runs in a win over the Brewers, manager Mike Matheny found no reason to start tinkering. The lineup he penned on Saturday looked identical -- aside from the starting pitcher's name, of course -- to the one Matheny utilized in the series opener.

"It's hard," Matheny joked, "to top that."

That lineup includes Jon Jay again hitting second, which is where he is expected to remain while Lance Berkman is on the mend. Also receiving another start was Skip Schumaker, who has been in the starting lineup in four of the team's last five games.

Though Matheny has said he will continue to juggle second base playing time between Schumaker, Daniel Descalso and Tyler Greene, Schumaker has earned the chance to stay in the lineup. After a two-hit, three-RBI game on Friday, Schumaker is now 5-for-12 since coming off the disabled list just over a week ago.

"I know my role on this team and it's to be ready to play every day," Schumaker said. "That's how I've always approached the game. I don't write the lineup card. I know that some days I'll be in there and some days I won't be."

Descalso (.208) and Greene (.200), on the other hand, have struggled to gain any offensive traction all month.