Cardinals @ D-backs: Opening Day Lineups

Jenifer Langosch/

The Cardinals held an afternoon workout at Chase Field that wrapped up about an hour ago. Afterward, manager Mike Matheny announced his Opening Day lineup. Here it is, along with Arizona’s Opening Day lineup, which Kirk Gibson unveiled yesterday. First pitch of the Cardinals’ 2013 season is scheduled for 9:10 p.m. CT on Monday.


  1. Jon Jay (CF)
  2. Matt Carpenter (3B)
  3. Matt Holliday (LF)
  4. Allen Craig (1B)
  5. Carlos Beltran (RF)
  6. Yadier Molina (C)
  7. Daniel Descalso (2B)
  8. Pete Kozma (SS)
  9. Adam Wainwright (RHP)


  1. Gerardo Parra (CF)
  2. Martin Prado (3B)
  3. Aaron Hill (2B)
  4. Miguel Montero (C)
  5. Paul Goldschmidt (1B)
  6. Jason Kubel (LF)
  7. A.J. Pollock (RF)
  8. Cliff Pennington (SS)
  9. Ian Kennedy (RHP)

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50 years ago in the Spring of ’63
The Redbirds took the field Under the helm of Johnny Keane

The Man was in his twilight as he held the left field line
Number 6 would soon retire Overcome by Father Time

He was flanked by Flood in center and George Altman handled right
An All-Star infield with the corners of Kenny Boyer and Bill White

In the middle was the combo of Groat and Javier
McCarver sat behind the plate (Sawatski was a spare)

Curt Simmons started Opening Day that veteran crafty lefty
Followed up in the rotation by Gibson, Broglio and Sadecki

A veteran duo in the ‘pen of Schultz and Bobby Schantz
And the closer was Ron Taylor when he ever got the chance

Gagliano, Jerry Buchek, Charlie James and Gary Kolb
There was Maxville, Ricketts, Washburn youth and veterans in the fold

The transistor dial was tuned in on Harry Carey and Jack Buck
And if you held the radio just right KMOX came in with luck

And if you remember the days of September
When the Cardinals came roaring on strong
Harry Carey was singing and the Dodgers were reeling
Just too little, too late – we were done

So the year was all done – and the table was set for a championship in ’64
But the battle was over for the Bird’s Number 6 – he would be in left field no more

For an 8 year old boy who lived spring to fall – and was the Cardinals number 1 fan
All of these men were bigger than life But none could compare to THE MAN

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