This has to be said, Gast was ghastly to the Mets. Huh, what? John Gast made his major league debut a memorable one. H struck out the first batter he faced on three pitches and pitched shutout ball into the sixth. Though he gave up four runs, it shouldn’t have been that many. The Cards need to work on their rundowns because they’re not good at them and it cost Gast a couple of runs. Other than that, he was fantastic. He reminds me a bit like John Tudor. Both Seth Maness and Carlos Martinez pitched great innings, with Maness getting three ground ball outs and Martinez striking out the side. Joe Kelly pitched a scoreless ninth to end the game. As for the Cardinals and Gast, the rich keep getting richer.
As for the hitting, the Cards banged out eleven hits and scored ten runs, three on a Beltran bomb into Big Mac Land. Matty Carp and Allen Craig did their usual damage and John Jay added a solo homer in the bottom of the sixth. With warmer weather now here, it seems the bats are waking up and if so, they’re going to terrorize the rest of the central division. They already have the best record in baseball and with the yankkes going good, the slight chance of a Cards-Yanks World Series could be a reality.
Next up, Shelby Miller tries to dominate the Mets as he pitches against Shaun Marcum.