Wednesday, March 2, 2016

It Begins .. Somewhat

After a very long offseason, the Cardinals will play their first spring training game today.  It will not be against a MLB team, but rather Florida Atlantic University.  FAU is on the spring training schedule because they are located within a few miles of the Cardinals' spring training home in Jupiter, Florida.  The Cardinals will take on the Marlins tomorrow in their first true game.  Another convenient opponent because the Marlins share Roger Dean Stadium with the Cardinals.

 Austin Gomber gets the start today.  Gomber was the Cardinals co Minor League pitcher of the year in 2015 along with Alex Reyes.  He played the entire season at Low A Peoria going 15-3 while making the mid season all star team.  He was the Cardinals' 4th round draft pick in 2014 out of Florida Atlantic.  I cannot imagine how cool it will be for Gomber to face some of his former college teammates as a member of a MLB team.

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