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St. Louis Cardinals @ Cincinnati Reds game thread - Game 4 - April 11, 2015

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The St. Louis Cardinals (1-2) face off against the Cincinnati Reds (4-0) at the Great American Ballpark at 12:10 p.m. CT Saturday. The hitter-friendly ballpark played a part in last night's contest, with two Joey Votto opposite-field homers finding their way over the wall as the Reds edged the Cardinals out 5-4. Will the park effects play a role in today's game with Michael Wacha? The Aggie's 41.6% ground-ball rate would've ranked as the 29th-lowest in baseball among qualified starters had he tallied enough innings. In other words, Wacha is a fly-ball pitcher starting in a ballpark known for allowing flies to leave the yard. Great, now I've made myself nervous.

The Cardinals lineup:

  1. Matt Carpenter, 3B
  2. Jason Heyward, RF
  3. Matt Holliday, LF
  4. Matt Adams, 1B
  5. Jhonny Peralta, SS
  6. Jon Jay, CF
  7. Yadier Molina, C
  8. Kolten Wong, 2B
  9. Michael Wacha, P

The Reds lineup:

  1. Billy Hamilton, CF
  2. Joey Votto, 1B
  3. Todd Frazier, 3B
  4. Devin Mesoraco, C
  5. Jay Bruce, RF
  6. Marlon Bird, LF
  7. Brandon Phillips, 2B
  8. Zack Cozart, SS
  9. Johnny Cueto, P