From the Post-Dispatch today:
La Russa, asked how Marquis should approach this start, said, only half in jest, “If it was me, I would approach it like it was the last start of my life and if I lose that game, I’m going to die.
“You don’t want to die, do you? Of course, I hit under .200 and nobody ever played me.”
Meanwhile the Cubs, trying to win their second game out of their last fifteen,
just gave up a three-run homer to Mikey P., turning a 3-1 lead into a 4-3 deficit.