Jupiter, Fla (KMOV)- Assuming good weather prevails, St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Kyle Lohse will make his second start of the Grapefruit League season today against their Roger Dean Stadium-mates Flordia Marlins.
Florida Marlins ace Josh Johnson will start for the Fish. He'll face a Cardinals lineup that is without heavy hitters Albert Pujols and Matt Holliday. Manager Tony La Russa said Pujols will be off until at least Friday to nurse his ailing lower-back, while Holliday will return Monday at the earliest with a injured right intercostal imuscles, which are muscles running in between the ribs.
On another note, Cards' shortstop Brendan Ryan was listed today to play, but an in-grown toenail derailed that idea. Instead Ryan targets a March 20th return.
Here is the Cardinals lineup for today's game:
1. Ruben Gotay, 2B
2. Julio Lugo, SS
2. Felipe Lopez, DH
4. Ryan Ludwick, RF
5. Allen Craig, 1B
6. Jon Jay, CF
7. Yadier Molina, C
8. David Freese, 3B
9. Joe Mather, LF
Kyle Lohse, P
Available position players: B. Anderson, D. Descalso, D. Jones, M. Hamilton, C. Rasmus, J. LaRue, M. Pagnozzi, T. Greene, S. Robinson, N. Stavinoha
Available pitchers: J. Garcia, L. Lynn, T. Miller, Dennys Reyes.