JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Jack Flaherty has done the math, and it all adds up. The young St. Louis pitcher is in line to start the Cardinals’ home opener.

“Freakin’ cool,” the 23-year-old Flaherty said, sporting a huge grin. “To put it as forward as I can, it would be freakin’ sweet.”

Other than announcing Miles Mikolas as the opening day starter March 28 at Milwaukee, manager Mike Shildt has yet to make public his starting rotation, nor has he discussed it with Flaherty.

But with one Grapefruit League start remaining, Flaherty is in position to make the Cardinals’ second start of the season. And if that schedule plays out as expected, his second turn figures to be the home opener on April 4 against

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