Spring Training 2014: St. Louis Cardinals defeat New York Mets 7-1


The St. Louis Cardinals have their 1st win of Spring Training 2014. The Cards took care of the New York Mets with a 7-1 win.
Mar 2, 2014; Jupiter, FL, USA; St. Louis Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday (7) hits the ball against the New York Mets at Roger Dean Stadium. Image Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
For those that do not have Fox Sports Midwest and were unable to watch today’s game, the game will re-air at Midnight/11 PM CT on the MLB Network–cut down for editing.

The Cards had a total of 12 hits, many of which were doubles. Matt Holliday had a pair of doubles and drover in two runs. Pete Kozma also had a double but knocked in two runs and stole a base.

From a pitching standpoint, Michael Wacha got the start for the Cardinals but he didn’t last two innings. He was relieved by Keith Butler, Tim Cooney, Zach Petrick, Eric Fornataro, and Kevin Siegrist.

The honor of standout pitcher of the day goes to Tim Cooney, drafted out of Wake Forest in 2012, for his 2 innings pitched. He struck out four batters this afternoon.

Bernie Pleskoff, a scout that writes for MLB.com, had some nice things to say about not just Cooney but Randal Grichuk. Grichuck was acquired by the Cardinals with Peter Bourjos in the trade that sent David Freese and Fernando Salas to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.