March 6: Nationals @ Cardinals

Records: Cardinals (2-1), Nationals (3-1)

First pitch: 12:05 pm CT

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Midwest, MLB Network, MLB.TV, KMOX 1120 am

Starting lineup: Kolten Wong (2B), Aledmys Diaz (SS), Matt Carpenter (3B), Randal Grichuk (CF), Matt Adams (1B), Brandon Moss (LF), Anthony Garcia (DH), Nick Plummer (RF), Eric Fryer (C)

Starting matchup: Deck McGuire vs. Blake Treinen

Available relievers: Jonathan Broxton, Trevor Rosenthal, Kevin Siegrist, Jayson Aquino, Dean Kiekhefer, Corey Littrell, Daniel Poncedeleon

Countdown until Opening Day: 28

Links from Saturday:

  • Matt Holliday’s debut at first base was delayed by lower back tightness (link)
  • Seung Hwan Oh threw 1 1/3 scoreless innings in his Grapefruit League debut (link)
  • Pilates class becomes the new clubhouse craze in Jupiter this spring (link)
  • Recap from the Cardinals’ 3-2 win over the Marlins on Saturday (link)

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Never heard of 26 y/o, 6′ 6″ , 220 lb RHP Deck McGuire. Guess we’ll see what kinda’ stuff he has today, eh?

Aledmys Diaz starting at SS too. Really hope he does well. I like his glove,now if he could hit 240-250 I’d be over-the-moon. Adams/Moss duel continues, both in the lineup.

Yes, Diaz will probably end up on the final roster once the season actually begins. He can maybe play 2B too. Greg Garcia still appears to have fielding issues off & on.
And Washington is doing good at 1B, don’t cha’ think?

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