Shelby Miller gets the start against the Mets as the Cards start their final Grapefruit League road trip By Dilip Vishwanat
JUPITER, FL - FEBRUARY 24: Pitcher Shelby Miller #40 of the St. Louis Cardinals poses for a portrait during photo day at Roger Dean Stadium on February 24, 2014 in Jupiter, Florida. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) By Rob Carr
By Scott Bierman
JUPITER, Fla. -- The Cardinals head north to Port St. Lucie this afternoon to face the Mets in what will be their last road trip of Grapefruit League play. Shelby Miller takes the ball as his pitch will reach the 90 mark in preparation for the season.
Stephen Piscotty makes yet another start for the big league club. That's an indicator he's on the cusp of the majors. How soon that will happen remains to be seen but it would be a surprise if the outfielder wasn't in St. Louis by June.
Mike Matheny's lineup at Tradition Field:
1) Matt Carpenter - 3B
2) Mark Ellis - 2B
3) Allen Craig - 1B
4) Jhonny Peralta - SS
5) Stephen Piscotty - RF
6) Peter Bourjos - CF
7) Shane Robinson - LF
8) Tony Cruz - C
9) Shelby Miller - P
Also scheduled to pitch: Randy Choate, Kevin Siegrist, Keith Butler, Seth Maness, Carlos Martinez, Scott McGregor, Pat Neshek, Trevor Rosenthal and Jorge Rondon