St. Louis Cardinals: Sunday Night Preview


For the second time in three Sunday night ESPN contests, the St. Louis Cardinals have the Sunday night game in their spotlight.

St. Louis is on top of the National League Central and can put a bit of distance between itself and the Reds — not much distance, but every little bit helps — with this game.

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Mike Leake takes the hill for Cincinnati, and Adam Wainwright has the ball for the Cardinals.

There are no major surprises for the Cardinals against Leake, as the team is fielding its usual lineup. Here is a look at who will bat:

1. Matt Carpenter, 3B

2. Jason Heyward, RF

3. Matt Holliday, LF

4. Matt Adams, 1B

5. Jhonny Peralta, SS

6. Yadier Molina, C

7. Jon Jay, CF

8. Kolten Wong, 2B

9. Adam Wainwright, P

The Cardinals have Monday off, so they hope things look strong tonight. Come back to Redbird Rants for a recap following the game.