When the Cubs and Cardinals take to the field Sunday, the trade deadline will have passed and by then the Cardinals may have added to their roster while the Cubs may have lost a few players. One player unfortunately for the Cubs that will be playing is Albert Pujols. Pujols in eight games against the Cubs this season is hitting .485 with five homeruns and 11 RBI's.
Looking to slow down Pujols Sunday will be starter Ryan Dempster. Dempster has had an up and down season for the Cubs. The Cubs right is 7-8 on the season with an ERA of 4.98.
St. Louis will counter with Jake Westbrook. Westbrook is 9-4 on the season with an ERA of 4.86. One good thing for the Cubs, is that their only victory over the Cardinals this season was a game started by Westrbrook.
The forecast at the time of first pitch in St. Louis is temps in near 90 degrees under partly cloudy skies. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 CST. The game will be televised on ESPN.