• With a three-hit game for Triple-A Memphis on Tuesday, infielder Ryan Jackson upped his season average to .372. Jackson's strong season start hasn't gone unnoticed by the parent club, either, as Jackson would be among the first infielders considered for a promotion should a need arise at the Major League level.
"He really took a great attitude with him when he was sent down," manager Mike Matheny said of Jackson, who has played second, third and short for Memphis this year. "He realizes he's right there. Where Pete Kozma was a year ago, he's even ahead of that in the fact that he's taking real advantage of the opportunity he has there. He's done a real good job."
• Right-hander Boone Whiting picked up a win in his Triple-A debut on Tuesday. Whiting, who was promoted to take John Gast's place in the Memphis rotation, scattered three hits and two walks over five innings. He allowed one run and threw 42 of his 72 pitches for strikes.
• In an afternoon ceremony at Busch Stadium on Tuesday, Cardinals Care, the philanthropic arm of the organization, handed out more than $114,000 in grants to 57 area non-profit groups that support children. Since Cardinals Care was established in 1997, it has provided more than $19 million in grants, donations and projects to help children.
• Cardinals Care will honor Cardinals pitcher Chris Carpenter on Wednesday as it dedicates a youth ball field at Jackson Park (Berkeley, Mo.) in his name. Chris Carpenter Field will be the home field for 180 boys and girls involved in Berkeley's Redbird Rookies program.