Monday lineup: Miller, Kelly given last chances to impress

Monday lineup: Miller, Kelly given last chances to impress

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Monday lineup: Miller, Kelly given last chances to impress

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by Brian Feldman / Baseball STL

KMOV.com

Posted on March 25, 2013 at 10:07 AM

FORT MYERS, Fl (Baseball StL) - Even though Mike Matheny said recently things were getting "obvious" as to which way the Cardinals were leaning with their roster, they still have not made any announcement regarding who their fifth starter will be this season.

Shelby Miller and Joe Kelly have been battling for it all spring training with Kelly getting the first three starts and Miller the last two, including this afternoon.  Today marks the final Grapefruit League game for this spot in the rotation.  There are just four games left before the Cards head to Arizona for the opener and Adam Wainwright, Jaime Garcia, Lance Lynn and Jake Westbrook will pitch those games.

Matheny says there is no defined pitch count for Miller today, only that they will watch him and see how he looks.  Kelly is expected to piggyback when Miller is done.

1) Daniel Descalso - SS

2) Shane Robinson - CF

3) Matt Carpenter - 2B

4) Matt Adams - 1B

5) Oscar Taveras - RF

6) Ty Wigginton - 3B

7) Adron Chambers - LF

8) Tony Cruz - C

9) Shelby Miller - P

Joe Kelly will follow Miller pitching out of the bullpen with Mitchell Boggs, Trevor Rosenthal, Edward Mujica, Fernando Salas, Marc Rzepczynski, Sam Freeman and Maikel Cleto also available in relief.

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