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Gant makes his pitch for starting job with four scoreless frames in 5-1 Cardinals win

St. Louis Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong smiles as he walks to a drill after taking batting practice before the start of Cardinals spring training on Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Fla. Pitchers and catchers official report day is tomorrow on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. Photo by Laurie Skrivan,

Laurie Skrivan

JUPITER, Fla. — While Democratic presidential hopefuls are dropping out daily, candidates for a Cardinals’ starting position seemingly are increasing. John Gant threw his hat into the ring Saturday and maybe lefthnder Austin Gomber did, too.