Tagged: St. Louis Cardinals

Cardinals vs. Mets Lineups 1:10 pm et

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Cardinals:

1. Kolten Wong (L) 2B
2. Stephen Piscotty (R) RF
3. Brandon Moss (L) LF
4. Matt Adams (L) 1B
5. Brayan Pena (S) C
6. Tommy Pham (R) CF
7. Greg Garcia (L) 3B
8. Aledmys Diaz (R) SS
9. Jeremy Hazelbaker (L) DH

SP: Jaime Garcia LHP

Mets:

1. Curtis Granderson (L) RF
2. Asdrubal Cabrera (S) SS
3. Yoenis Cespedes (R) CF
4. Lucas Duda (L) 1B
5. Neil Walker (S) 2B
6. Michael Conforto (L) LF
7. Wilmer Flores (R) 3B
8. Kevin Plawecki (R) C
9. Dilson Herrera (R) DH

SP: Noah Syndergaard RHP

Today’s first pitch is at 1:10 pm et and can be seen on SNY or MLB.tv.

Game Notes:

Today’s available Pitchers for both squads:

Cardinals: RHP Mitch Harris, RHP Jeremy Hefner, RHP Miguel Socolovich, RHP Jordan Walden

Mets: RHP Buddy Carlyle, RHP Jeurys Familia, RHP, RHP Rafael Montero, RHP Hansel Robles, RHP Robert Gsellman

Final: Cardinals 9 – Mets 4

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The St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Mets this afternoon by the final score of 9 to 4 in Jupiter. For a complete boxscore recap click the link below…

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Game Notes:

  • In Steven Matz first start of the spring, the southpaw went 3 innings allowing 1 hit on 1 ER with 3 K’s.
  • Travis Taijeron continued his great spring with the bat, going 1-3 with an RBI single. He is batting a red hot .417 currently in Grapefruit League action.
  •  Dilson Herrera had his first hitless game of the spring, going 0-4 with 2 K’s.
  • The Mets committed 4 errors in the field this afternoon including a throw by Kevin Plawecki, and a misplayed ball by Travis Taijeron.
  • Jeff Walters had another rough outing in his return from Tommy John surgery, allowing 5 runs, on 4 hits in a 1/3 of an inning. His ERA sits at an inflated 22.50.

This was an overall sloppy game played by the Mets this afternoon, and probably the worst game they have played so far this spring. The good news coming out of this game is that Steven Matz looked sharp, and looked like the Rookie of the Year favorite we are all expecting him to be. Matz struck out the side in the bottom of the second inning on nine straight strikes, which was overly impressive for his first start of the season. It can be argued that if Plawecki didn’t make an errant throw to second base in the bottom of the third, which allowed the runner to go from first to third, Matz may have come out without a run attached to his name today. Travis Taijeron continued his torrid start to the spring with his bat notching his 4th RBI in Grapefruit League play. Taijeron may be this year’s spring story of a player coming out of nowhere to impress the coaching staff and fans alike. Expect Taijeron to continue to receive a lot of playing time from the coaching staff this spring. Jeff Walters’s return from Tommy John hasn’t gone according to plan so far in Grapefruit League action, and he eerily reminds me of Bobby Parnell’s return from TJ surgery last season. Hopefully for Walters career’s sake he can get it together soon.

  • The Mets head to Orlando tomorrow to face the Atlanta Braves at 1:05 pm et. The game will not be broadcast on television. However if you have MLB.tv Premium you can listen to the game on the Braves radio network.
  • Matt Harvey will be making his spring debut for the Mets. He will be facing Braves right hander Matt Wisler.
  • Also scheduled to pitch for the Mets, RHP Chase Bradford, LHP Dario Alvarez, and RHP Rafael Montero.

 

Mets vs. Cardinals Lineups 1:05 pm ET

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Mets:

1. Dilson Herrera (R) 2B
2. Ruben Tejada (R) 3B
3. Michael Conforto (L) LF
4. Kevin Plawecki (R) C
5. Marc Krauss (L) 1B
6. Matt Reynolds (R) SS
7. Danny Muno (S) DH
8. Travis Taijeron (R) RF
9. Ty Kelly (S) CF

SP: Steven Matz LHP

Cardinals:

1. Tommy Pham (R) CF
2. Stephen Piscotty (R) RF
3. Matt Holliday (R) DH
4. Brandon Moss (L) 1B
5. Jedd Gyorko (R) SS
6. Kolten Wong (L) 2B
7. Carlos Peguero (L) LF
8. Brayan Pena (S) C
9. Patrick Wisdom (R) 3B

SP: Adam Wainwright RHP

Today’s game can be seen on MLB.tv or heard on WOR 710 AM.

Game Notes:

Today’s available Pitchers for both squads:

METS: LHP Steven Matz, RHP Hansel Robles, RHP Logan Verrett, RHP Paul Sewald

CARDINALS: RHP Adam Wainwright, RHP Juan Gonzalez, RHP Jeremy Hefner, LHP Tyler Lyons, RHP Seth Maness, RHP Sam Tuivailala, RHP Jordan Walden

VS. THE CARDINALS: The Mets will visit Jupiter for the first of two trips this afternoon…The Cardinals will make three trips to Port St. Lucie during Grapefruit League play (March 10, March 12 and March 25).

SPLIT SQUAD: Today is the first split squad of the Spring for the Mets… They’ll also play a split squad on March 24 vs. Houston and at Boston

 

LHP STEVEN MATZ: Will make his Grapefruit League debut on the road in Jupiter vs. the Cardinals…Was 4-0 with a 2.27 ERA (nine earned runs/35.2 innings) in six starts in the major leagues in 2015…During the postseason, Matz was 0-1 with a 3.68 ERA (six earned runs/14.2 innings) in three postseason starts (one each in the NLDS, NLCS and World Series).

METS PITCHING: Did not allow a run for 13.0 consecutive innings from the second inning of Saturday’s game with Houston through the fifth inning of Sunday’s game with the Braves.