Jupiter, Fl (KMOV) - Hey all in Cardinal Nation. Players are loosening up their arms right now for team workouts, so I thought I'd take a couple of minutes to let you know of today's schedule notes.
I gotta admit, I'm ready for Grapefruit League games to start, as are pretty much everyone else at the Roger Dean Stadium complex. Workouts are starting to get to the point where they are repetitive, so Thursday's game in Port St. Lucie against the Mets can't get here quick enough.
There are a few interesting things happening at camp today though. What's become the standard grouping of Albert Pujols, Matt Holliday, and Ryan Ludwick is set to face Kyle Lohse in his second round of live batting practice. Should be interesting to see a healthy Lohse pitch against the Cardinals big sticks, as he's trying to rebound after struggling through an injury-riddled 2009 season.
Pitcher Adam Wainwright is also scheduled to pitch a live BP session today. He'll face David Freese and Joe Mather, along with Ruben Gotay and Jon Jay. I'll be keeping my eyes on Mather and Jay, as both are competing to make the big league club. Good results against a pitcher of Wainwright's caliber could earn some big brownie point.
Those are the major things jumping of today's schedule, so be sure to check back later for photos and video of the action.