Spring Training Recap: Cardinals 7, Mets 1

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It was another dreary game for our Amazins as they headed down to Jupiter, Florida and lost to the St. Louis Cardinals by the score of 7-1. The loss now has the Mets at 0-3 to begin the Grapefruit League season.

Daisuke Matsuzaka got the start for the Mets and he was opposed by pitching phenom Michael Wacha for the Cards. Dice-K pitched decently, but allowed a run on two doubles in his two innings of work.

Steven Matz made his Spring debut and the Long Island native pitched an impressive inning, striking out two and flashing a mid-nineties fastball with great late movement. I love this kid…

The Cardinals scorched Jose Valverde and Jack Leathersich for six runs, essentially putting the game out of reach for the Mets. Valverde continues to look very underwhelming as does Kyle Farnsworth.

The Mets scored their only run of the game in the eighth on a Danny Muno RBI single. Curtis Granderson had a nice game with a double and a walk in three plate appearances.

Juan Lagares batted leadoff and went 0-for-2 with a walk in his first at-bat (strike up the band!). But cleanup hitter Ike Davis went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts in the game. (Thum-Da-Thump-Thump)

Not much else happened… Come on guys, lets get it together…

Coming Up: Righthander Noah Syndergaard will make his first start of the spring for the Mets on Monday as the they take on the Atlanta Braves in a 1:05 PM start. Can’t wait to watch this one…

LGM

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