Cards Kill Mets
The Cardinals got off to a hot start against the Mets today in Port St. Lucie, scoring three runs in the first. The Cards kept up the hot hitting throughout the game, scoring in five different innings, including a six run ninth.
The Cards’ bats were booming, scoring 14 runs on 21 hits. Skip Schumaker, Brian Barton, Albert Pujols, Rick Ankiel, and Rico Washington all had multi-hit games. Ankiel and Colby Rasmus each hit home runs, and Chris Duncan contributed with a two RBI single in the first.
I was forced to watch the Mets’ telecast, but it turned out to be not as bad as I thought it would be. The best comment from the New York announcers: “If you take the joy out of Reyes’ game, there’d be no Jose Reyes.” Isn’t that the truth.
A few other observations from today’s game:
- El Duque was not good at all.
- Aaron Miles isn’t a third baseman.
- Cesaer Izturis was very sharp with the leather today. Very sharp.
- Ankiel’s homerun was all torso, after he double clutched.
- Barton loves the first pitch.
- Bobby Knight was dressed in red, hanging out in the Mets’ dugout.
- Kyle McClellan is ready for the major leagues.
- Todd Wellemeyer looked good.
- Colby Rasmus will be in St. Louis sooner than you think.
14-4 was the final. For a full recap of today’s game, along with the box score, click here.
I may even have a third post for you today, so keep your pants on. Less than eight days now until the games count. The Redbirds may surprise some people.