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Infield drills before the Cardinals/Nationals game on Sunday, March 14 By Lakisha Jackson Infield drills before the Cardinals/Nationals game on Sunday, March 14 By Lakisha Jackson
Infield drills before the Cardinals/Nationals game on Sunday, March 14 By Lakisha Jackson Infield drills before the Cardinals/Nationals game on Sunday, March 14 By Lakisha Jackson

Viera, Fla. (KMOV) - The St. Louis Cardinals travel to Viera today to take on the Washington Nationals at their spring training home Space Coast Stadium.

The Cardinals make the trip without their heart of the lineup in Albert Pujols, Matt Holliday, and Ryan Ludwick, but there are plenty of storylines in today's game to almost forget about that...almost.

- 2009 Cy Young Award finalist Adam Wainwright will make his second start of the Spring, and it will be interesting to see how he rebounds after getting knocked around by the Minnesota Twins his last time out. Against the Twins, the right-hander gave up four runs in two innings.

- Stephen Strasburg, the country's top prospect and Washington's number one overall pick in last June's first-year player draft, will make the start for the Nationals. It's his second start of the Spring after pitching two scoreless innings last Tuesday against the Detroit Tigers.

Here are the lineups for today's game:

St. Louis Cardinals: 

1. Skip Schumaker, 2B

2. Felipe Lopez, DH

3. Allen Craig, 1B

4. Colby Rasmus, CF

5. David Freese, 3B

6. Nick Stavinoha, RF

7. Yadier Molina, C

8. Joe Mather, LF

9. Tyler Greene, SS

Pitcher: Adam Wainwright (0-0, 18.00 ERA)

 

Washington Nationals

1. Nyjer Morgan, CF

2. Adam Kennedy, 2B

3. Ryan Zimmerman, 3B

4. Adam Dunn, 1B

5. Josh Willingham, LF

6. Elijah Dukes, RF

7. Mike Morse, DH

8. Wil Nieves, C

9. Alberto Gonzalez, SS

Pitcher: Stephen Strasburg (0-0, 0 ERA)

 

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