Let the games begin

Mike Matheny’s first lineup as manager has been posted in the Cardinals clubhouse for today’s spring opener against the Miami Marlins at Roger Dean Stadium.

It reads as follows:
Skip Schumaker, RF
Jon Jay, CF
Matt Holliday, LF
Carlos Beltran, DH
Yadier Molina, C
Matt Adams, 1B
Tyler Greene, 2B
Dan Descalso, 3B
Alex Cora, SS

Kyle Lohse will start on the mound for the Cardinals while Josh Johnson is scheduled to start for the Marlins.

Lohse is the first of seven scheduled to pitch Monday for the Cardinals. He’ll likely throw about 35 pitches, which could be two or three innings depending how efficiently he works. Whenever he’s done, he’ll be followed on the hill by Brandon Dickson, Trevor Rosenthal, Nick Greenwood, Joe Kelly, R.J. Swindle and Victor Marte.