Marmol will field virtually the same lineup for the Cardinals’ second exhibition as they did for the first | cardinal blow

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla—With a day off after the Cardinals’ first exhibition game, manager Oliver Marmol is using virtually the same lineup and batting order for Game 2 as he did in Friday’s opener. The one exception when the Cardinals meet the New York Mets here on Sunday is that Edmundo will bat Sosa for eighth and be the designated hitter in place of Lars Nootbaar.

The others, in that order, are Tommy Edman, Paul Goldschmidt, Tyler O’Neill, Nolan Arenado, Dylan Carlson, Harrison Bader, Paul DeJong, and catcher Andrew Knizner, who finishes ninth behind Sosa. Miles Mikolas, who has missed time the past two seasons with arm problems and surgery, will make his first spring training start in more than two years for the Cardinals.

Among the other Cardinals pitchers on the list is right-hander Drew VerHagen, a former Detroit relief who spent the last two seasons as a starter in Japan before signing a two-year contract with the Cardinals. Nick Wittgren, another free-agent right-hander who has signed a one-year contract, is also said to serve.

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Apparently, Marmol is planning a lot of substitutions. All of the infielders and outfielders who are in the big league camp are on the trip, with the exception of newly signed Corey Dickerson, who will hit back at the Cardinals spring training ground in Jupiter, Fla.

Right-hander Jack Flaherty, who received an injection for his sore right shoulder in Los Angeles on Friday, has returned to the club but will not pitch for several weeks.

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