St. Louis Cardinals: Cardinals home opener moved to Friday
The St. Louis Cardinals home opener has been moved to Friday at 3:15 CT, causing riots in St. Louis for all who took off work Thursday.
According to the St. Louis Cardinals media team, Thursday’s home opener will be postponed to Friday, April 5th, at 3:15 PM CT. This change has been made due to weather concerns for Thursday afternoon. Gates will open at noon. Opening Day festivities will start at 2:30, so it is the same start time that Thursday would’ve had.
Cardinals legends Jason Isringhausen and Matt Morris will throw out the ceremonial first pitch for the Cardinals and for the first time ever, all living members of the St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame will be in attendance and honored for Opening Day ceremonies.
The Cardinals will be facing off against the San Diego Padres, and will send Jack Flaherty (0-0, 8.31 ERA) to the mound, and it is unknown who the Padres will start for the Cardinals home opener
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This will be the first home opener for many Cardinals, including new superstar slugger Paul Goldschmidt, who the Cardinals had acquired over the offseason in exchange for Luke Weaver, Carson Kelly, and Andrew Young. Goldschmidt is off to a hot start with the Cardinals, hitting .300 with three home runs. Cardinals fans will be ecstatic to see him at Busch Stadium in a Cardinals uniform for the first time.
The three-game series with the San Diego Padres will begin on Friday, and following games will be played on Saturday and Sunday before the Cardinals host the reigning National League Champion Los Angeles Dodgers in a four-game showdown.
This will be the first of 81 home games for the St. Louis Cardinals, so get ready for a special season Cardinals fans, and make sure to not show up to Busch on Thursday, unless you want to see an empty ballpark.