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The Cardinals Spring Training Notebook 02/28

Carpenter, is he ready?

Friday, the St. Louis Cardinals staved off a 4-run ninth inning rally to emerge with a 9-8 victory over the New York Mets. Saturday the Cardinals will send Chris Carpenter to the mound for his first start this spring as St. Louis will try to win their second straight game.

The Cardinals' starting lineup included marquee names like; Albert Pujols, Rick Ankiel, Skip Schumaker, Chris Duncan and Yadier Molina, but it was the supporting cast of Jarrett Hoffpauir (2B), Allen Craig (3B) and Jon Jay (DH-LF), who provided the offense to propel the Cardinals to their first win of the spring. Craig was 2-for-2 and Hoffpauir had two hits in three at-bats, while Jon Jay scored...

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