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St. Louis Cardinals vs. Milwaukee Brewers game thread - Game 8 - April 16, 2015

Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

For the second time in as many series the St. Louis Cardinals will play a rubber match in a finale. Today the Cards face off against the Milwaukee Brewers at Busch Stadium with the first pitch scheduled for 12:45 p.m. CT. The Cardinals will start John Lackey; the Brew Crew, righthander Mike Fiers.

According to, manager Mike Matheny has penciled the following starting lineup:

  1. Matt Carpenter, 3B
  2. Jason Heyward, RF
  3. Matt Holliday, LF
  4. Jhonny Peralta, SS
  5. Mark Reynolds, 1B
  6. Jon Jay, CF
  7. Yadier Molina, C
  8. Kolten Wong, 2B
  9. John Lackey, P
According to, Milwaukee center fielder Carlos Gomez suffered will not play today and is waiting to see if he'll miss "a couple of days or a lot" thanks to last night's hamstring injury. On Thursday afternoon the Milwaukee lineup will be:
  1. Jean Segura, SS
  2. Jonathan Lucroy, C
  3. Ryan Braun, RF
  4. Adam Lind, 1B
  5. Aramis Ramirez, 3B
  6. Khris Davis, LF
  7. Scooter Gennett, 2B
  8. Gerardo Parra, CF
  9. Mike Fiers, P