St. Louis Post-Dispatch wrote:The Cardinals might announce their starting pitcher today for Friday's series opener against the Astros, but Tuesday's leading indicators are the game might go to Jason Marquis over Mark Mulder, who was tentatively listed for the game on a team media release. Twice scratched from his start last weekend because of neck stiffness, Mulder has not thrown from a mound since. He played catch in the outfield before Tuesday night's game while Marquis threw in the bullpen before batting practice.
My first thought is that they're playing it safe with Mulder so that he doesn't have problems when playoff-time comes around. My deeper fear is that they're hiding something that might be worse than we know about.