(BaseballStL) -- Carlos Martinez has an opportunity Friday.
While he was pretty good in his first start (making just one really bad pitch that was hit for a home run by Garret Jones) Joe Kelly was just so-so in his.
It’s worth noting that the race for the final starting spot in the rotation won’t solely come down to who is better in spring between Martinez and Kelly, however, their performances will have something to do with the decision.
Martinez can make yet another statement today in his quest to start. That’s especially true since Mike Matheny will be there watching up close.