The Cardinals played a pair of split-squad games on Friday, defeating the Mets 5-4 behind a solid start from John Lackey in Jupiter while playing to a 1-1 tie against the Nationals in Viera.
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Outfielder Charlie Tilson is one of the minor-leaguers who have been called over to play in big-league games this spring by the Cardinals and he is taking advantage of that opportunity and experience.
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Giancarlo Stanton homered and doubled off Adam Wainwright, driving in two runs, to lead the Marlins over the Cardinals in Jupiter. Jason Heyward hit his first homer of the spring for the Cardinals.
Michael Wacha pitched 5 2/3 scoreless innings and Ty Kelly drove in the only run of the game with a sacrifice fly in the eighth inning as the Cardinals beat the Nationals in Jupiter.
Jason Heyward and other veteran Cardinals say they do not expect any major changes in the game because of the new "pace of play" rules and have spent no time thinking about the changes this spring.
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The Cardinals will have to make a couple of difficult decisions about their season-opening roster in the next two weeks concerning pitcher Jaime Garcia and outfielder Peter Bourjos.
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As Ty Kelly looks around the Cardinals' clubhouse and realizes he is the only switch-hitter on the 40-man roster, he wonders if that is a skill which is becoming a lost art in baseball today.
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Dean Anna drove in the only run of the game with a ninth-inning single as the Cardinals beat the Braves in Jupiter. Adam Wainwright pitched four scoreless inning and Carlos Martinez three in relief.
Adam Wainwright worked four scoreless innings in his first start of the spring for the Cardinals on Saturday against the Braves. He allowed four hits, struck out three and walked one in a 64-pitch outing.
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There are a lot of knowledgeable baseball fans who like to blog about the Cardinals.
We will be introducing some as we go along:
1. "Women Who Love Cardinals Baseball" by Diane Schultz
"Blogging on Cardinals baseball from a woman's perspective."
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