March 27: Mets @ Cardinals; Cardinals @ Nationals

Jenifer Langosch/MLB.com

wpid-img_20150327_081203961.jpgOpponent: Mets (14-10)

First pitch: 12:05 pm CT

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

Starting matchup: John Lackey vs. Matt Harvey

Available relievers: Randy Choate, Matt Belisle, Jordan Walden

Days until Opening Night: 9

Links from Thursday:

  • Adam Wainwright found his fastball command throwing inside the batting cage (link)
  • Jason Heyward collects his first spring homer and other news/notes from the day (link)
  • As he enters his age 35 season, is Matt Holliday slowing down? (link)
  • Game recap from Marlins’ 5-3 win over the Cardinals (link)

Additional Notes: With manager Mike Matheny traveling to Viera, bench coach David Bell will step in to manage this game. Hitting coach John Mabry will fill in as first-base coach, while first-base coach Chris Maloney will slide over to third. Pitching coach Derek Lilliquist will also be on this coaching staff.

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wpid-img_20150327_081148149.jpgOpponent: Nationals (9-11)

First pitch: 12:05 pm CT

TV/Radio: None

Starting matchup: Carlos Martinez vs. Jordan Zimmermann

Available relievers: Marcus Hatley, Seth Maness, Trevor Rosenthal

Additional notes: Matheny will be on hand to watch Martinez’s fifth spring audition for a rotation spot. Third-base coach Jose Oquendo, bullpen coach Blaise Ilsley and assistant hitting coach Bill Mueller also made the trip. Mueller will fill in as first-base coach for the day.

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1 Comment

Jen, would you please include the Cardinals (W-L) numbers in these posts? I’d appreciate it very much! Thanks

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