The Cardinals picked up the win in their season opener tonight against the Chicago Cubs. The much talked about Cubs offense was quiet as Adam Wainwright pitched well enough, even as he struggled a little bit. He walked none and struck out six over his six innings of work. Just going to throw a few of my observations out there.
The lefty lineup worked. I wasn’t one of the many complaining about the Cardinals’ lineup today. I did wonder if Matheny would consider playing Randal Grichuk and Pete Kozma over Jon Jay and Kolten Wong, but Matheny stuck with Jay and Wong, probably because of the honor associated with being in the Opening Day lineup. I’m also okay letting left handed hitters play their way out of the lineup against left handed pitchers early in the season.