Mets fall to Cards late

Posted: March 20, 2010 in Mets

The Mets just lost their exhibition game to the St. Louis Cardinals in Jupiter, 6-5.
Ruben Gotay blasted a game-winning homer in the bottom of the ninth (walk-off is so overused and a creation of ESPN) off former Cardinal Kiko Calero, offsetting a big three-run rally by the Mets in the top half of the ninth. New York scored three times off St. Louis reliever Jason Motte, with prospect Ike Davis blasting a game-tying homer. He’s now hitting .500 this spring with three homers, while Daniel Murphy and Mike Jacobs languish under the Mendoza line. Davis won’t and probably shouldn’t make the roster, but I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s up this season if he produces in AAA. He’s a good-looking young player, one of many the Mets have in camp this year (how refreshing is that?)
John Maine started this one, allowing two runs on four hits in four innings of work, walking none and striking out one. He surrendered a two-run homer to Colby Rasmus in the first, then settled down the rest of the way. Only saw the box score, so I don’t know how he looked. Mets drop to 10-8 in the meaningless games, with a pair of split-squad contests Sunday.

  1. Walk-off is omnipresent but it’s so succinct, it’s hard to top.

    We’ll need to assemble a crack committee to see if it can come up with a new, fresh phrase.


    Probably not.

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