A handful of Cardinals will represent St. Louis in the All-Star Game Tuesday. The game’s starting lineup includes shortstop David Eckstein and outfielder Jim Edmonds. Albert Pujols will also play and could be the National League’s starting designated hitter. And Cards pitchers Chris Carpenter and Jason Isringhausen were also selected to play in Detroit. But you won’t see one St. Louis Cardinal in the game, even though baseball fans secured the Card a spot in the starting line-up. Third baseman Scott Rolen gave up his All-Star slot in order to rest his problematic shoulder. Morgan Ensberg of the Houston Astros will replace Rolen on the roster for the National League. Rolen was 1 for 10 with one RBI in the Redbirds’ recent three game series with the San Francisco Giants. With a batting average of .251 in 50 games in the first half, Rolen hit five home-runs and 25 RBIs. Ensberg racked up 24 homers and 65 RBI, giving him a .290 average. The Cards’ Tony La Russa will manage the National League and Boston Redsox Terry Francona will be team manager for the American League in the All-Star Game on Tuesday at 7p.m. CT.
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