April 9: Cardinals @ Braves

Jenifer Langosch/MLB.com

Records: Cardinals (1-3, -3.0 in NL Central), Braves (0-3, -2.0 in NL East)

First pitch: 6:10 pm CT

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Midwest, 1120 KMOX

Cardinals lineup: Matt Carpenter (3B), Jeremy Hazelbaker (CF), Matt Holliday (LF), Brandon Moss (1B), Stephen Piscotty (RF), Yadier Molina (C), Kolten Wong (2B). Aledmys Diaz (SS), Carlos Martinez (RHP)

Braves lineup: Erick Aybar (SS), Nick Markakis (RF), Freddie Freeman (1B), Adonis Garcia (3B), A.J. Pierzynski (C), Kelly Johnson (LF), Drew Stubbs (CF), Jace Peterson (2B), Julio Teheran (RHP)

Transactions: None

Reading material:

  • An unlikely trio of pinch-hitters make baseball history (link)
  • Seung Hwan Oh’s key seventh-inning strikeout highlights another strong night from the bullpen (link)
  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ 7-4 win over the Braves (link)
  • Yadier Molina sets a franchise record for most games caught, passing Ted Simmons (link)
  • Lou Brock’s ceremonial first pitch to highlight Monday’s home opener festivities (link)
  • Carlos Martinez ready to make his 2016 debut (link)

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Good to see them mix in Hazelbaker and Diaz. Maybe Garcia soon too. Will see if they can build on the momentum from yesterday.

Good win. Martinez had himself a game. Lyons threw well too. Hazelbaker is enjoying his coffee and the youngsters woke up the vets.

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