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Thursday, April 8, 3:15 PM CT

Corbin Burnes
RHP, 0-1, 1.42 ERA, 11 SO
What does Burnes have in store for an encore? His season debut was a pitching duel for the ages with Minnesota's Jose Berrios, as both righties took perfect games into the fifth inning and no-hitters into the seventh.
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Adam Wainwright
RHP, 0-1, 20.25 ERA, 1 SO
Wainwright will be starting his sixth home opener -- but none may be more impactful than this one. It'll be the first game with fans at Busch Stadium in over a year, on top of the fact that the 39-year-old's future is unclear after his one-year deal expires.
Saturday, April 10, 1:15 PM CT


Adrian Houser
RHP, 0-1, 3.60 ERA, 4 SO
When Houser is on, he's a ground-ball machine. He did a good job of that in his season debut against the Twins following a shaky first inning. He'll be seeing the Cardinals with fresh eyes; Houser didn't start against them last year.
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Carlos Martinez
RHP, 0-1, 7.20 ERA, 4 SO
Martínez was perfect through three innings his last time out before getting bit by Nick Castellanos -- twice. Martínez recorded six whiffs on his slider but allowed hard contact on the cutter.
Sunday, April 11, 1:15 PM CT


Brett Anderson
LHP, 0-1, 7.20 ERA, 4 SO
Tame the Cardinals' big boys, and Anderson could be all right. Paul Goldschmidt (10-for-18, two homers) and Nolan Arenado (6-for-15, two homers) have given the southpaw trouble in his career to date.
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Daniel Ponce de Leon
RHP, 1-0, 1.80 ERA, 3 SO
Ponce de Leon will make his first home start after securing the Cards rotation's first win on Monday in Miami. He may very well mix in some secondary pitches after throwing nearly 90 percent four-seamers last time out, successfully limiting walks in the process.