April 16: Cardinals (8-5) @ Pirates (6-7)

Jenifer Langosch/MLB.com

Shane Robinson, as expected, gets his first start of the season tonight. Manager Mike Matheny was hopeful of getting Robinson in the lineup earlier than game No. 14, but the fact that Jonathan Sanchez is just the second lefty starter the club has faced made that difficult. With Jon Jay sitting, Yadier Molina stands as the only Cardinals player left who has started every game.

Jake Westbrook is going for win No. 100 tonight and enters the outing having not allowed an earned run this season (15 2/3 innings). He has not, however, had much success against Pittsburgh in his career, for reasons he has not been able to explain. Westbrook enters 0-5 with a 5.86 ERA in nine games (five starts) at PNC Park.


  1. Shane Robinson (CF)
  2. Carlos Beltran (RF)
  3. Matt Holliday (LF)
  4. Allen Craig (1B)
  5. Yadier Molina (C)
  6. David Freese (3B)
  7. Matt Carpenter (2B)
  8. Pete Kozma (SS)
  9. Jake Westbrook (RHP)


  1. Starling Marte (LF)
  2. Jose Tabata (RF)
  3. Andrew McCutchen (CF)
  4. Garrett Jones (1B)
  5. Neil Walker (2B)
  6. Pedro Alvarez (3B)
  7. Russell Martin (C)
  8. Clint Barmes (SS)
  9. Jonathan Sanchez (LHP)

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