The Cardinals have announced that rookie right-hander Michael Wacha will get the start on Thursday against the Royals. He'll be promoted from AAA Memphis. The 21-year-old was the Cardinals #1 draft selection out of Texas A&M. Wacha is currently 4-0 and leading the Pacific Coast League with a 2.05 ERA. The Cardinals will announce a corresponding player move prior to Wacha's start Thursday night.
Two dogs are dead after police say they were thrown from a moving SUV yesterday. Police got the call around 2:30 Monday morning saying two dogs were tossed from a Ford Expedition onto Interstate 255. It happened near Route 15 in Alorton. According to the Post-Dispatch, the trooper who handled the call said the dogs were young, not puppies, but probably adolescent dogs. The trooper said the dogs were unrecognizable and he was unable to make out the breed. One of the dogs had a collar, but neither of them had tags. Police say The crime would be cruelty to animals. Anyone with information on the case should call 618-346-3627.
Heavy rains mean more flooding is possible along the St. Louis riverfront. The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the Mississippi river from Alton to Chester. Weather Service officials say flood warning is the result of heavy rainfall across upstream portions of the basin over the past 48 hours. The river is forecast to rise above flood stage late thursday night and continue rising to near 32.1 feet saturday morning, additional rises are likely thereafter.