The New York Mets beat the Cardinals again today in Jupiter by a score of 7-3. St. Louis couldn’t put it together against the Mets pitching, specifically Fernando Nieve and Nelson Figueroa. The two combined to give up one run in seven innings. On the flip side, Brad Penny had a rough time in his spring debut. He finished his day with a line of two innings, six hits, and three runs.
A positive note for the Cards was the performance out of three big names at the plate. Colby Rasmus had two hits and two RBIs. Matt Holliday singled and walked twice. And Albert Pujols drove in a run on a sac fly. There were some positives to build on as the team searches for its first victory in the Grapefruit League.
Kyle Lohse will head to the mound Saturday to face the Florida Marlins. It will be his start to a season in which he looks to bounce back from a rough 2009.