The work started late Saturday afternoon, immediately after the conclusion of the football game. Findley had his team return to Busch Stadium around 7 a.m. CT on Sunday and they worked until close to midnight. They returned early on Monday to finish.
Manager Mike Matheny and third-base coach Jose Oqunedo were among those who surveyed the field Monday afternoon before the Cardinals went out for batting practice. Both expected the outfield to play a bit faster due to balls skipping off a harder surface.
"Looks like the grounds crew did a good job with what they had to try and make happen here," Matheny said. "It's not easy. We've got a very, very good grounds crew here. These guys work real hard and I'll be interested to see how it plays."
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