April 30: Nationals @ Cardinals

Jenifer Langosch/MLB.com

Records: Cardinals (12-11, -5.5 in NL Central), Nationals (15-7, +0.5 in NL East)

First pitch: 1:15 p.m. CT

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

Cardinals lineup: Jeremy Hazelbaker (CF), Matt Carpenter (3B), Matt Holliday (LF), Matt Adams (1B), Yadier Molina (C), Brandon Moss (RF), Ruben Tejada (SS), Kolten Wong (2B), Jaime Garcia (LHP)

Nationals lineup: Michael Taylor (CF), Anthony Rendon (3B), Bryce Harper (RF), Ryan Zimmerman (1B), Daniel Murphy (2B), Jayson Werth (LF), Danny Espinosa (SS), Jose Lobaton (C), Joe Ross (RHP)

Transactions: None

Reading material:

  • Matt Adams parlayed a rare start in a three-RBI night to showcase how he’s stayed sharp without regular playing time (link)
  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ 5-4 loss to the Nationals on Friday (link)
  • The Cardinals announce their 2016 Hall of Fame class (link)
  • Injury updates on Jhonny Peralta, Tommy Pham, Mitch Harris and Brayan Pena (link)

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1 Comment

Last year at this time we were 18-6 with a 4.5 game lead. Now we’re 12-12 and 6 games out. We lead the majors in errors 28, and the staffs’ 3.96 era is below average, when compared to the rest of MLB. At this rate we’ll be sellers by June 1st.
Also, Carlos Martinez may soon be under investigation;like Sonny and Cher once sang………and the beat goes on and the beat goes on. Would love to get Christian Sanchez from the Red Sox. Looks and moves like Yadi when he was a rookie. Great with pitchers and defense;weak hitter,but catchers usually develope late at the plate.

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