Shelby Miller got roughed up today as the St. Louis Cardinals fell 10-5 in a rematch of the 2013 World Series against the Boston Red Sox.
The Cardinals took a 2-0 lead in the 3rd inning when Daniel Descalso smacked a double off the wall in left-center, driving in Tony Cruz and Jon Jay. The Red Sox tied it up when Dustin Pedroia hit it out of the ballpark for a 2-run home run in the bottom 3rd.
The Cardinals would only score another time when Kolten Wong‘s RBI single scored Kozma moments later in the 4th inning for a 5-2 lead. Wong had 3 hits on the day.
Miller’s day was done in the fourth inning with two on and two outs. Miller’s final line was: 3.2 IP, 3 hits, 3 runs, 3 earned runs, 3 walks, 0 strikeouts (69 pitches/36 strikes). Tyler Lyons pitched in relief.
After the game, the Cardinals reassigned pitchers Tim Cooney and Lee Stoppelman and catcher Travis Tartamella to their minor league camp. This leaves the team with 34 roster players and seven non-roster invitees in the major league camp.
Our congratulations go out to pitcher Pat Neshek, and his wife, Stephanee, on the birth of their son, Hoyt Robert Neshek. Neshek had a seven-pitch one-inning appearance on the backfields of Roger Dean Stadium on Monday.
MLB.com columnist Richard Justice comments on the changes that the World Series teams have made during the offseason.