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March 17, 2008

Opening Day Lineup

by @ 2:44 pm. Filed under 2008 Cardinals

A look at the possible Opening Day lineup for the St. Louis Cardinals:

CF- Skip Schumaker (L/R)

LF- Chris Duncan (L/R)

1B- Albert Pujols (R/R)

3B- Troy Glaus (R/R)

RF- Rick Ankiel (L/L)

C- Yadier Molina (R/R)

2B- Adam Kennedy (L/R)

SS- Cesar Izturis (S/R)

SP- Adam Wainwright (R/R)

SP- Braden Looper (R/R)

SP- Kyle Lohse (R/R)

SP- Brad Thompson (R/R)

SP- Anthony Reyes (R/R)

CL- Jason Isringhausen (R/R) Keep and eye out for minor league prospect Colby Rasmus. While he has not impressed enough during spring training to win the centerfield job for Opening Day, he probably will not be toiling down on the farm for long this year. That said, Skip Shumaker has really thrived in the leadoff spot this spring; whether or not he can keep it up all year is yet to be seen. Adam Kennedy was signed in 2007 to be the starting second baseman but was ineffective and injured all year. Coming in to 2008 healthy and with a new determination should be enough for Kennedy to hold off Aaron Miles, who was brought back as an insurance policy (much like he was last year). Wainwright and Looper are really the only sure things in the starting rotation (scary as that sounds), basically forcing the Cards to pay a little more than they would have liked for Kyle Lohse’s services. Joel Pinero is still on board, although nursing shoulder discomfort that may keep him out for the beginning portion of the season. Another recently signed pitcher, Matt Clement, looks like he will be back sometime in April, and Mark Mulder has been making progress in his attempt to return, but will be back in May at the earliest.

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