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St. Louis Cardinals

Stadium: Busch Stadium | Manager: Mike Matheny
Team RankingAVGRHRERA
Cardinals.2536191053.50
NL Central2nd3rd5th2nd
National League 5th9th14th7th

Last Game

Wed, April 1
St. Louis Cardinals
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N.Y. Mets
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Pitching


Schedule

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Sat Mar 21
W 1 - 0ATL
Recap
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Sun Mar 22
W 8 - 6at BAL
Recap
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Mon Mar 23
at BOS
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Wed Mar 25
W 1 - 0WAS
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Thu Mar 26
L 5 - 3MIA
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Fri Mar 27
W 5 - 4NYM
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Fri Mar 27
1 - 1at WAS
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Sat Mar 28
L 4 - 3at DET
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Sun Mar 29
L 3 - 2NYM
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Mon Mar 30
W 6 - 2WAS
Recap
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Tue Mar 31
L 3 - 2MIA
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1:10 pm EDT
Today
W 5 - 4at NYM
Recap
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12:05 pm EDT
Thu Apr 2
NYM
8:05 pm EDT
Sun Apr 5
ESP2at CHC
8:05 pm EDT
Tue Apr 7
at CHC
2:20 pm EDT
Wed Apr 8
at CHC
7:10 pm EDT
Fri Apr 10
at CIN
11:11 am EDT
Sat Apr 11
at CIN
1:10 pm EDT
Sun Apr 12
at CIN
4:15 pm EDT
Mon Apr 13
MIL

Standings

NL
Central
LEAGUE
W-L
Overall
W-L
Pittsburgh3-215-10
St. Louis9-713-11
Cincinnati6-614-12
Chicago7-815-15
Milwaukee7-711-15
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Cardinals' Carlos Martinez throws six scoreless in final spring start
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Cardinals starting pitcher Carlos Martinez threw very well in his final Grapefruit League start Wednesday against the Mets. The right-hander threw six scoreless innings, allowing three hits (all singles) and one walk. He struck out five in a 5-4 win. 

"He was in a really good place today," manager Mike Matheny said after the outing, per MLB.com. "This was one of those that you just hope they put away and remember whatever it takes to get you back there. That was a good rhythm. That was a good mound presence. That was good preparation. Everything he did, let's repeat it."

Martinez finishes the spring with a 2.86 ERA in six outings (five starts). He allowed just one run over his final three outings (14 innings).

Martinez will make his first start of the season April 11 against the Reds.

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Cardinals' John Lackey sharp in minor-league game Wednesday
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Cardinals starting pitcher John Lackey threw six scoreless innings during a minor-league start Wednesday, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. He allowed two hits and no walks, while striking out seven.

Lackey threw 73 pitches over six innings. He was expected to throw a max of 75 pitches.

"I was happy with the location today but it's a little tough to cut it all the way loose on the back fields," Lackey said. "I feel like there's a little extra gear in there. That will be nice if I locate like that and put a little extra on it." 

Lackey is slated to start the third game of the season next Wednesday against the Cubs.

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Cardinals' Garcia starts playing catch, aims to throw off mound soon
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Cardinals starting pitcher Jaime Garcia, who is on the 15-day disabled list with left shoulder inflammation, began playing catch Wednesday, per the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Garcia is aiming to start throwing off a mound next week.

Garcia added he will build up to throwing 80 pitches before he will likely begin a minor-league rehab assignment.

"We're trying to make sure the inflammation is reduced and try to get there as quick and safe as possible," said Garcia, who had thoracic outlet syndrome surgery in July to address a nerve problem affecting his shoulder. "Whatever (the medical staff) has written down, we're just going to take it one day at a time."

Garcia indicated Wednesday the plan was for him to miss the first month of the season coming off surgery.

"Originally, the plan was for me to ready by the end of April or early May," Garcia said. "But by the fact that things were going so well, we moved things ahead a little  bit."

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Cardinals finalize rotation plans for start of season
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

The Cardinals announced Wednesday starting pitcher Lance Lynn will start the second game of the season on April 7 against the Cubs. It was already previously announced Adam Wainwright would start the season opener Sunday against the Cubs.

John Lackey will then finish out the Chicago series April 8. Michael Wacha will open a three-game series April 10 at Cincinnati, and he will be followed by Carlos Martinez before the rotation resets. 

Lynn is on track to start the home opener on April 13 against the Brewers.

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Cardinals utility man Ty Kelly to open season in Triple-A
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com

Cardinals utility infielder Ty Kelly will begin the season in Triple-A to develop his defense more at second base, shortstop and even the outfielder, reports MLB.com.

Kelly will also see some time as the emergency catcher.

"Just be a guy who uses all those gloves he's toting around all the time," manager Mike Matheny said.

Kelly is hitting .194 this spring with a double and a triple in 36 plate appearances.

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2014 Team Leaders
AVGMatt Adams , 1B.288
HRJhonny Peralta , SS21
RBIMatt Holliday , LF90
OBPMatt Carpenter , 3B.375
SLGMatt Adams , 1B.457
RMatt Carpenter , 3B99
SBKolten Wong , 2B20
WAdam Wainwright , SP20
ERAAdam Wainwright , SP2.38
WHIPAdam Wainwright , SP1.03
KLance Lynn , SP181
SVTrevor Rosenthal , RP45
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