St. Louis Cardinals News and Notes

Posted: 30th March 2010 by Adam Bernacchio in MLB
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Let’s take a quick look at what is going on with the defending National League Central champions, the St. Louis Cardinals. Jamie Garcia wins fifth starter spot. The Cardinals held an open competition for the fifth starter spot in their rotation and LHP Jamie Garcia came out on top. Garcia, who is the Cardinals’ No. 2 ranked prospect by Baseball America , had a pretty impressive spring for the Red Birds. Garcia has a 1.83 ERA and 16 strikeouts in 18 2/3 innings this spring. Garcia is known as a groundball pitcher, so seems right up pitching coach Dave Duncan’s alley.   Chris Carpenter will get the ball on Opening Day. Tony LaRussa must have been agonizing over this decision for days. Does he go with One or One-A? You can’t go wrong with Carpenter or Adam Wainw ...

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