March 13: Cardinals @ Marlins

wpid-img_20150313_075803222.jpgJenifer Langosch/

Opponent: Marlins (5-3)

First pitch: 12:05 pm CT

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Midwest, MLB Network (delay)

Starting matchup: Zach Petrick vs. Mat Latos

Available relievers: Tim Cooney, Nick Greenwood, Dean Kiekhefer, Tyler Lyons, Kevin Siegrist, Trevor Rosenthal, Carlos Villanueva, Jordan Walden

Days until Opening Night: 23

Links from Thursday:

  • Jaime Garcia keeps pace in the fifth starter competition (link)
  • Adam Wainwright throws another live BP session, still eyes Opening Day start (link)
  • Peter Bourjos is playing a doubleheader today after asking for extra at-bats (link)
  • Mark Reynolds flaunts his power, and other news/notes/tidbits from the day (link)
  • Columnist Phil Rogers examines the depth of the starting rotation (link)
  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ 8-2 win over the Orioles (link)

Additional notes: The Cardinals are also playing a “B” game (9 am CT) today to provide some playing time to their STEP (Spring Training Early Program) participants and others in Major League camp who need/want more playing time. The game will be played on one of the backfields on the Marlins’ side of the complex.

“B” game lineup: Peter Bourjos (DH), Greg Garcia (3B), Carson Kelly (C), Steve Bean (DH), Magneuris Sierra (RF), Michael Ohlman (1B), Aledmys Diaz (SS), Breyvic Valera (2B), C.J. McElroy (CF), Charlie Tilson (LF) — Yes, there are intentionally 10 players in this lineup. The only rules in a “B” game are that there really aren’t any.

“B” game pitchers: Rob Kaminsky, Andrew Morales, Trey Nielsen, Jack Flaherty, Kyle Barraclough, Joe Donofrio

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