Bat key for backup backstop
As the Cards decide who will back up Willson Contreras, they're focused on boosting production at the position.
Tonight, Miles Mikolas & Team USA go for the #WorldBaseballClassic title.@USABaseball plays Japan -- a country that will always hold a special place in the hearts of the Mikolas family.@Cardinals | @WBCBaseball 🇺🇸🇯🇵 pic.twitter.com/PvOha5gKsW— MLB Players Media (@MLBPlayersMedia) March 21, 2023
Jack Flaherty tosses 4 2/3 innings, striking out four batters in his Spring Training start against the Nationals
Cardinals score two runs following a throwing error by Trey Lipscomb, tying the game at 4 in the bottom of the 8th inning
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Harold Reynolds talks on the field with Shohei Ohtani and Lars Nootbaar about batting practice and their mindset and preparation before important games
Pitch diagrams, the data behind Jack Flaherty's pitches
Happy Handshakes! 🤝 pic.twitter.com/irxShpLMCG— St. Louis Cardinals (@Cardinals) March 20, 2023
Jake Woodford has a strong day on the mound, striking out seven batters over five scoreless innings against Miami
Lars Nootbaar on playing for Japan in the Classic, potentially facing his Cardinals teammates in the finals and playing with Shohei Ohtani
Dylan Carlson pokes a base hit over the right side of the infield, driving in Nolan Gorman and extending the Cardinals' lead to 4-0
Nolan Gorman rips an RBI single to bring home Jordan Walker and extend the Cardinals' lead to 2-0
Juan Yepez makes a great throw to second base to nab Jean Segura trying to stretch a base hit into a double