Cardinals at New York Mets pregame notebook -

Cardinals at New York Mets pregame notebook

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By Lakisha Jackson By Lakisha Jackson

Jupiter, Fla (KMOV)  - Hey all out there in Cardinal Nation.

I'm about to leave for Port St. Lucie, where the Cardinals will take on the Mets today at 12:05 p.m. St. Louis time.

I figured before I head out, I would post the Cardinals starting line-up for today.

A few notes, though, first:

- Albert Pujols is back in the line-up today after having the day off yesterday against the Washington Nationals.

- Cardinals right-hander Brad Penny is set to make his third appearance of the Grapefruit League season. Penny was sharp in his last outing, pitching four shutout innings against the Nationals in a 6-4 Cardinals victory last week.

- Allen Craig will get a chance to show what he can do in the outfield this afternoon. Craig will play left field as Matt Holliday continues to rest his strained rib cage.

- New York Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez, who missed more than two weeks of camp with conjunctivitisis, is set to make his spring training debut today against the Cardinals.

Here is the Cardinals line-up:

1. Schumaker, 2B
2. Lopez, SS
3. Pujols, 1B
4. Rasmus, CF
5. Ludwick, RF
6. Craig, LF
7. Molina, C
8. Freese, 3B
9. Penny, RHP

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