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PostPosted: March 24 19, 8:50 am 
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The Cardinals will close out Grapefruit League play on Sunday with a 12:05 p.m. CT game against the Marlins at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium. Jack Flaherty is expected to throw about 65 pitches in his final spring start.


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Rumor has it that Yadier Molina called the shot.

Whether that’s fact or fiction, the two-run blast that Miles Mikolas crushed off Washington’s Stephen Strasburg highlighted the Cardinals’ 4-4 tie on Saturday and sent a crowded Cardinals dugout into euphoria. The homer was the first by any pitcher in a Spring Training game this year and left Mikolas feeling that, like his pitching, his bat was also regular-season ready.

On the other end, Mikolas served up two long balls, which accounted for half of the Nationals’ scoring. His slider wasn’t crisp, but Mikolas felt encouraged by how strong he felt in the 63-pitch outing. It was his final tune-up ahead of Thursday’s Opening Day start at Miller Park.


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Two days after learning he had been named the team’s fifth starter, Dakota Hudson capped his standout spring with six innings of scoreless relief behind Mikolas. He felt especially encouraged by the timing and rhythm of his delivery, which had been a point of focus with pitching coach Mike Maddux in recent side sessions.

The Cardinals haven’t announced whether Hudson’s first Major League start will come in Milwaukee or against the Pirates in their home opener. Either way, Hudson, the organization’s fourth-ranked prospect, will enter the regular season with a run of 12 consecutive scoreless innings.


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Now that he’s earned a spot on the club’s Opening Day roster, Matt Wieters must figure out how to adjust his routine to fit an unfamiliar role. For the first time in his 10-year Major League career, Wieters is earmarked to be a backup.

The Cardinals hope starts will be scarce for Wieters, only because that would indicate uncompromised health for Molina. Wieters has already begun to ask questions of other backup catchers, including Francisco Pena, whom he beat out for the job, about how they stayed sharp without the benefit of regular repetition.


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Jim Edmonds will join the Cardinals in an official capacity this season after being named a special assistant to John Mozeliak, the president of baseball operations. Edmonds has been a guest instructor in previous camps, but his presence has been much more noticeable this year alongside manager Mike Shildt.

“Jimmy has got a really high baseball IQ, and he sees the game really, really well,” Shildt said. “We’ve used him in a variety of roles, and he’s done a great job with his communication. He has the heart for it. He’s elevating our group.”


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PostPosted: March 24 19, 8:58 am 
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Guessing that’s the opening day lineup

Kind of like the back of that lineup; fowler, wong, bader; good speed can run/manufacture something down there perhaps


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PostPosted: March 24 19, 9:08 am 
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We got to Gallen the last time we faced him. That's good.

Also, I haven't followed Bader's path to the bigs very closely, and the talk this year has been trying to use his trunk more in his swing. I've seen him dip(buckle?), almost squat, when he recognizes a pitch breaking down. That leaves him almost on his back knee while he's swinging. Looks like an extra, unnecessary movement. One that might take his eye off of the ball. Is this something he's always done?


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We should try to sign this Goldschmidt guy.


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Put Carp in to get one at bat? why bother


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