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Worth noting

• With Tyler Greene no longer on the club, Daniel Descalso is likely to continue to receive regular playing time. He remains the primary backup at shortstop for Furcal, who continues to need days off as he nurses back stiffness. And when Descalso isn't needed at short, he's been Matheny's usual choice to start at second base.

• The Phillies have set their rotation for their upcoming series against the Cardinals, which begins at Citizens Bank Park on Friday. St. Louis will face the following three starters: Roy Halladay (5-6, 4.02 ERA), Cliff Lee (2-6, 3.78 ERA) and Vance Worley (6-7, 3.83 ERA).

• Pitching prospect Trevor Rosenthal allowed six earned runs on six hits in a five-inning start for Triple-A Memphis on Wednesday. The start was Rosenthal's second since joining Memphis' rotation.

• On Thursday, the Cardinals announced plans to hold their eighth annual Career Day at Busch Stadium on Sept. 20. Participating middle school and high school students with an interest in pursuing a career in professional sports can attend a panel discussion, as well as that afternoon's 12:45 p.m. CT game between the Cardinals and Astros. Tickets for the event cost $15 and can be purchased at

• As part of the Cardinals' "Cards Win, You Save" promotion, the club will put a select number of $19 tickets on sale for $4 beginning at 10 a.m. CT on Friday. The discount comes as a result of the club taking off $3 for each of the five Cardinals wins during the homestand. The discounted tickets will be available for the team's upcoming series against the D-backs (Aug. 14-16) and Astros (Aug. 21-23). The tickets, which are for seats in the right-field and left-field pavilion, are available online only at