Lineups for Saturday
No tidbits for you today, since they pretty much made it all onto the site in various forms. But I wanted to expound some on something I wrote regarding the cuts today.
Albert Pujols was initially slated to play in the Cardinals’ Monday afternoon game at home against the Red Sox, but instead has been scratched due to a recurrence of tightness in his lower back.
Updated lineup for the Cardinals’ home game against Boston:
They only played one-plus inning here at Champion Stadium before the skies opened up and forced the game to be called, but that doesn’t mean we didn’t have plenty of news. A good bit of it I’ve already covered elsewhere on the blog and the site, so be sure to check it all out, but a few tidbits are still left over.
Manager Tony La Russa announced on Sunday afternoon that Matt Holliday is expected to return to the Cardinals starting lineup for the team’s game on Monday afternoon against the Red Sox.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The Cardinals have scratched Brad Penny as their scheduled starting pitcher for Sunday’s game against the Braves.
Lineups for today’s Cardinals-Heywards, I mean Braves, game at Champion Stadium:
It’s time for an annual game that I usually start playing earlier in the spring. But I’m gone for the next couple of days (old friend’s wedding), so this seems like a good discussion piece to leave in the interim. This is an informed guess. I may be right, I may be wrong, but it’s my best guess as of right now.
It’s unwise to put too much stock into Spring Training stats, with one notable exception. In Cardinals camp, appearances, innings and at-bats can tell you an awful lot.