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Opening Day St. Louis Cardinals Left-Handers

Rick Ankiel

Reviewing deployment of left-handed pitchers by the St. Louis Cardinals on opening day rosters since 2000. Home-grown products are especially few and far between.

Two of the three candidates for the final spot in the 2010 St. Louis Cardinals season-opening rotation are left-handed, veteran Rich Hill and 23-year-old Jaime Garcia. The other combatant is right-hander Kyle McClellan, battle-tested after two years in the Cardinals bullpen. An article in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Wednesday declared Garcia the expected victor, characterizing the scheduled...

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