• ESPN announced that it has selected the Cardinals-Pirates game on Aug. 14 for its Wednesday Night Baseball telecast. The previously scheduled game time of 7:15 p.m. CT game time will not change.
• Hip hop recording artist and St. Louis native Nelly joined the Cardinals' pitchers for some batting practice swings before Tuesday's game. He later threw out a ceremonial first pitch with children from the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The former Grammy-Award winner was on hand as part of Nelly theme night, which raised money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
• As the construction on Ballpark Village continues, the parking lot adjacent to the new development has now opened for game-day parking. The Cardinals announced on Tuesday that the lot has about 400 available parking spaces and will charge $20 per vehicle. The first phase of Ballpark Village is scheduled to be completed by Opening Day 2014.
• In his first start for Triple-A Memphis since making a spot start in Pittsburgh last week, Tyler Lyons allowed five runs on five hits in five innings on Monday. The lefty struck out four and walked one.