Pirates-Cardinals NLDS Game 1 lineups

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A couple of teams who know each other well. Lineups which look pretty much like we’d expect them to. It’s on in St. Louis in a couple of hours. Game 1 of the NLDS:

Pirates:

Starling Marte LF
Neil Walker 2B
Andrew McCutchen CF
Justin Morneau 1B
Marlon Byrd RF
Pedro Alvarez 3B
Russell Martin C
Clint Barmes SS
A.J. Burnett P

Cardinals:

Matt Carpenter 2B
Carlos Beltran CF
Matt Holliday LF
Matt Adams 1B
Yadier Molina C
Jon Jay CF
David Freese 3B
Daniel Descalso SS
Adam Wainwright P

Go read our preview of the series here.

Bryce Harper finally gets his first spring training hit with Phillies

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Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper hasn’t had the best spring training showing. After a delayed start because he didn’t officially sign until early this month, Harper made his Phillies debut on March 9. Then Harper had an injury scare when he was hit in the ankle by a pitch on March 15. Harper returned on Sunday and finally registered his first hit of the spring on Wednesday — a line drive up the middle.

Harper finished 1-for-2 with a walk on the afternoon. In 10 official at-bats, Harper is batting .100/.438/.100. As you can see, five total walks are helping that on-base percentage. Spring stats are largely meaningless, though, so no one should be worried about Harper with the start of the regular season just a week away.