Cardinals manager Tony La Russa is in the interview room right now (5:29 p.m. ET), and said David Eckstein, who is battling shoulder and finger injuries from Game 5, told La Russa to write him into the lineup. "My guess is he’ll play," said La Russa, adding the shortstop is the "toughest guy I’ve ever been around."
Willie Randolph preceded La Russa in the room and was asked if he has definitively settled on a potential Game 7 starting pitcher. "Not definitively, no," he said. "We’re going to see how things play out today. Everyone is just about available, except maybe Tom Glavine. We’ll see what happens at the end of the game here and we’ll make a choice tonight or tomorrow. Tonight probably."
Randolph said he probably would go with Darren Oliver tonight if he needs a long man. "If it’s early, I won’t hold anybody back." The manager also got a bit irked when the final line of questioning focused on whether he is "disappointed" about where things stand. "You’re not giving in, you’re not giving up, are you?"