The starters in the top five slots in the Cardinals’ batting order combined to hit 5-for-10 with four doubles and seven RBIs, and St. Louis finished with 14 hits.
Wheeler would have faced former Mets outfielder Carlos Beltran, who he was traded for in 2011.
So what should Brian Cashman do? Should he call Theo Epstein of the Chicago Cubs so he can work a deal for Alfonso Soriano?
Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy is feeling good about his health — and the future in Flushing.
Yankees third baseman Kevin Youkilis was scratched from New York’s lineup for Tuesday’s game against the Phillies for precautionary reasons. The 33-year-old said that he feels a cramp above his left hip, but the team is calling it a sore left oblique.
Damon really, really wants to wear the pinstripes again — even if just for six weeks or so. “If Granderson returns, I would leave. If there’s no room for me, I’m gone.”
Brian Roberts and Nick Markakis each had two hits and Brian Matusz pitched two scoreless innings as the Baltimore Orioles won their third straight game, 5-1, over the New York Yankees on Monday.
Matt Harvey worked two innings in his spring debut for New York, giving up two hits including a home run to former Mets outfielder Fernando Martinez, and the Houston Astros scored late in a 7-7 tie Sunday.
Yankee outfielder Curtis Granderson will be out for approximately 10 weeks with a fractured right forearm after being plunked in his first spring training at-bat.
Yankees captain Derek Jeter is about two weeks away from playing in a game for the first time since breaking his ankle last fall.
Kirk Nieuwenhuis led off the Mets’ first inning with a single and Ruben Tejada followed by homering over the left-center field fence on a full count.
Yankees captain Derek Jeter has practiced on-field running and agility drills for the first time since breaking his ankle last fall.
The 43-year-old Rivera threw 25 pitches Friday and said he was happy with the results. He expects to be ready when the Yankees open the regular season on April 1 against Boston.
Earlier this month, Fred Wilpon was bullish on the state of the team’s finances, and said payroll should be able to climb to pre-Madoff heights.
Even though he is publicly keeping an open mind and trying to make sure he doesn’t damage any egos, it’s hard to imagine Joe Girardi changing his mind.