I don't know that I've ever been more excited about spring training than today.
-It's Waino's first game action. He will likely retire as the second best Cardinal pitcher in history. Consider that.
-Carlos Martinez is pitching again. Please remember to wear sunglasses when he's on the mound so your eyes can handle what he's throwing.
-Oscar Taveras. Oscar Taveras. Oscar Taveras.
-Alex Reyes. Alex Reyes.
-We have a team that can reasonably bat Yadier Molina 5th when Matt Holliday is in another city.
-It's going to reach 60 degrees here in Mid-Mo this afternoon.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Sure top prospect Taveras heads up to start vs. <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Mets&src=hash">#Mets</a>, but also on travel roster is Alex Reyes, power pitching prospect of note. <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23stlcards&src=hash">#stlcards</a></p>— Derrick Goold (@dgoold) <a href="https://twitter.com/dgoold/statuses/441929374665699329">March 7, 2014</a></blockquote>
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-Henderson Alvarez had a 5.00 k/9 last year. It brought his career average up. He threw a no-hitter last year, which didn't go into the books until a wild pitch in the bottom of the 9th got the Marlins their first run.
-Christian Yelich is an exciting prospect to keep an eye on.
Cardinals Lineup against Marlins:
-I discussed Daisuke Matsuzaka
when we played the Mets
last week here
-Terry Collins is considering
batting his pitchers 8th. (link)
-It's worth noting Grichuk is in left and Oscar in right. Descalso is at third, with Kozma at short in the other game. I'm not sure what to make of any of that, but there you go.
Cardinals Lineup against Mets:
Since we won't all be watching the same game, please provide some context to your comments!
Both games start at 12:05 Busch Stadium Standard Time.
-The Marlins game featuring Waino and Lynn will play on FSMW and (I think) KMOX as well as mlb.tv. McCarver debuts on FSMW.
-The Mets game featuring Carlos Martinez and Oscar will play on the Mets broadcasts, streaming on mlb.tv