Former Cardinals pitching coach Dave Duncan was at Busch Stadium on Friday to watch his son, Shelley, an outfielder for the Indians. The elder Duncan stood behind the batting cage as Shelley Duncan took his pregame swings.
Two of the Cardinals' first three picks from the First-Year Player Draft met in a Super Regional game between Florida State University and Stanford University on Friday night. Both James Ramsey (FSU) and Stephen Piscotty (Stanford) batted third for their respective clubs in the opening game of the best-of-three series. The games will be played at FSU.
Cardinals reliever Victor Marte welcomed a son, Victor Jr., into the world on Friday. Even with the birth of his son, Marte was at Busch Stadium and available to pitch in the opener against the Indians.
With his ninth season win on Thursday, Lance Lynn is tied with New York's R.A. Dickey for the National League lead.