(Baseball StL)--The story from Jupiter on this Saturday is the Cards are coming off a pseudo off-day and are about to hit it hard for the next two days before games begin. Mike Matheny said he wanted 4 days of hard work before yesterday's mini workout to keep the guys fresh for the beginning of the really hard work ahead.
Chris Carpenter will be throwing a live BP session today along with closer Jason Motte. Carp has told reporters he's working hard on fixing his mechanics and is using these sessions to do so.
Jason Motte also continues his battle to KEEP his closers title. It's one thing to get that distinction but it's another to keep it. Look at Ryan Franklin. A tremendous closer for two years...he's not only NOT the closer...he's off the team a few months into the season.
--Brian Feldman, Baseball StL