Most of the team’s big-name hitters stayed here in Jupiter – Matt Holliday, Jon Jay, Carlos Beltran, David Freese, Allen Craig, Rafael Furcal and Yadier Molina will be sitting out this afternoon’s matchup.
We haven’t seen the roster that Houston brought with them for this game yet but they have former Cardinals Brett Wallace, Tyler Greene and Rick Ankiel in camp as position players.
Today, there is word that Furcal also has a bone spur in his elbow. That can cause pain, obviously, and it can also limit range of motion as well.
The middle infield for the Cardinals isn’t exactly what I’d call a question mark. They have talented players there but for a variety of reasons they just aren’t sure what they can count on from all of them.
Hello again from sunny Jupiter, FL. Notice I didn’t say “warm.” It’s a little on the cool side this morning (it’s in the low 50’s as I write this but I am NOT complaining…Florida is still Florida!)
Cardinals GM John Mozeliak, the recent recipient of a contract extension, joined Ron to talk about the first week of 2013 Spring Training.
The Cardinals are dealing with the 2nd straight day of rain today and while it’s not as bad as yesterday, at least not yet, it will impact what the Cardinals are able to do.
Well, there won’t be much happening here in Jupiter today. Rain has forced everyone into the covered cages for bunting practice (for the pitchers) and bullpen sessions.
Here’s my blogging plan for my time here in Jupiter with the Cardinals: new stuff everyday.
Jake Westbrook got in three innings of work before downpour started.