Partly cloudy, 80 degrees
Cardinals 12, Mets 4
The Cardinals reached double digits in runs for the third consecutive game. Shane Robinson, fighting for the backup outfielder spot, led the 14-hit attack with a home run and a double, three RBI and four runs scored. That raised his spring average to .714 (5-of-7), the best in the National League. … Yadier Molina also drove in three runs.
It was not a great start for Lance Lynn in his first outing of the spring. He pitched two innings, allowing four hits, including a home run and allowed two runs while striking out three.
On the field:
It was another impressive outing for prospect Michael Wacha, who relieved Lynn and pitched three scoreless innings, allowing only a single by David Wright, while striking out five. “I think that guy right now can pitch in the big leagues,” Molina said. “That’s the way I look at it. He’s got great stuff. He has great presence on the mound. He has great command, great attitude and good stuff.” … Justin Christian, battling Robinson and Adron Chambers for the final outfield spot, went 2-for-2, the second game in a row he has collected two hits.
Off the field:
Showing it is spring training for the announcers too, the Mets’ television crew got their Matt’s confused and said it was Matt Adams whom the Cardinals were trying to convert to second base, when they should have been talking about Matt Carpenter … Manager Mike Matheny said that pitcher Shelby Miller will see his first game action of the spring on Saturday, following Adam Wainwright to the mound.
The Cardinals will be back in Jupiter on Thursday for both a B game and the scheduled game against the Marlins. Seth Maness will start the B game and Jake Westbrook will see his first action of the spring in the regular game, in which he will be opposed by St. Louisian Jacob Turner.