NL Central Standings
- Colby Rasmus did not play in Sunday's game because of a pain in below his right rib cage, which he said he suffered while lifting weights. He will be examined by team doctors in St. Louis on Monday.
- On Sunday, according to Mark Sheldon of MLB.com, "manager Dusty Baker revealed plans to mix his use of Gomes, Fred Lewis and Chris Heisey."
- Sheldon also wrote that Ryan Hanigan wasn't in the starting lineup because he is still dealing with a sore right hand; X-rays showed no damage.
- Clint Hurdle shuffled his lineup on Sunday, and later commented "I might not be done."
- According to the Houston Chronicle, Jim Crane is "expected this week to announce he has bought the Astros from Drayton McLane for $680 million."
- Blake DeWitt was scheduled to make his first outfield start on Sunday, until the Cubs-Giants game was rained out. He's not expected to start in the outfield when Cubs play in Cincinnati.