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St. Louis Cardinals @ Cleveland Indians: Carpenter Returns - Game 32 open thread - May 12, 2015

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Lance Lynn vs. Carlos Carrasco

The hero we need.
The hero we need.
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In case you missed the news: After being sidelined with extreme fatigue, Matt Carpenter has rejoined the St. Louis Cardinals in Cleveland and will start tonight's game against the Indians. During a conference call on Monday with media members, general manager John Mozeliak gave various updates on Cardinals with injury issues. One was Jon Jay, who has what Mozeliak labeled a "bruised left thumb," per Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and the GM indicated he would be a game-time decision today. Manager Mike Matheny released the St. Louis starting lineup early this afternoon and it is Jay-less behind starter Lance Lynn (who, thankfully, will not take an at-bat due to the DH rule governing in the American League ballpark).

Regarding the slated St. Louis starters this series:

The Cardinals Lineup:

  1. Kolten Wong, 2B
  2. Matt Carpenter, 3B
  3. Matt Holliday, LF
  4. Jhonny Peralta, SS
  5. Matt Adams, 1B
  6. Yadier Molina, C
  7. Jason Heyward, RF
  8. Mark Reynolds, DH
  9. Peter Bourjos, CF
SP: Lance Lynn

The Indians Lineup:

  1. Jason Kipnis, 2B
  2. Carlos Santana, 3B
  3. Michael Brantley, CF
  4. Brandon Moss, RF
  5. Nick Swisher, DH
  6. Daniel Murphy, LF
  7. Lonnie Chisenhall, 3B
  8. Roberto Perez, C
  9. Jose Ramirez, SS
SP: Carlos Carasco