- The Cardinals drop the first game of the series 4 to 1. It was a game characterized by poor plate discipline and a lack of coming in clutch
- The Cardinals as well as the umpires made Liriano look much better than he actually was. Multiple calls could have gone either way and were given to the Pirates more times than not.
- Jeremy Hazelbaker as well as Seung-hwan Oh made their major league debuts. Hazelbaker struck out and Oh had a scoreless 7th inning with 2 strike outs.
- Game 2 is on Tuesday at 6:05
The 2016 Cardinals season is underway!! pic.twitter.com/yMhQ7rEvqf
— Cards Nation (@CardsNation13) April 3, 2016