• With Jon Jay 6-for-9 in his career off Brewers starter Matt Garza, he earned Monday's start in center field over Peter Bourjos. It was Jay's fourth center field start this season to Bourjos' nine.
• The Cardinals announced plans to add two more theme-ticket nights to their home schedule this season.
Grant's Farm Night will fall on May 14, and those buying theme-night tickets will receive a "Hump Day" T-shirt and have the opportunity to see animals, including a camel and Budweiser Clydesdale, at Busch Stadium before the game. Wally Moon, the National League's Rookie of the Year winner in 1954, the year Grant's Farm opened, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch.
The Cardinals will host Komen Night at the Ballpark on July 7. Five dollars from every theme ticket purchased will be donated to Komen St. Louis to support breast cancer awareness and research. Participating fans will also receive a Cardinals Komen baseball cap.
For more information on the theme nights and/or to purchase tickets, visit cardinals.com/theme.
• Monday marked Matt Carpenter's 150th career start batting in the leadoff spot. Entering the game, Carpenter held leadoff franchise records for batting average (.322), on-base percentage (.400) and slugging percentage (.477).