Marlins pack a punch with five homers
Cantu, Gonzalez, Maybin hit first spring shots; Volstad solid
MARLINS 13, CARDINALS 7
at Jupiter, Fla.
Wednesday, March 12
Up next Cardinals: Thursday finds the Cardinals playing at Roger Dean Stadium for the third straight day, though unlike on Wednesday, they'll actually be considered the home team. They'll send Braden Looper to the mound at 1:05 p.m. ET to face his former teammates with the Mets. Looper, one of only two pitchers in the Cards' rotation who is anything close to a certainty at this point, will be trying to bounce back from an awful game against the Braves over the weekend.
Up next Marlins: On Thursday, the Marlins travel to Viera, Fla., for a night game with the Nationals at 7:05 ET. Mark Hendrickson will make the start. Washington is going with Tim Redding. With so many ailments to the rotation, Hendrickson may be the leading candidate to start the March 31 opener against the Mets at Dolphin Stadium.
Joe Frisaro is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.