Sunny, 70 degrees
Result: Mets 7, Cardinals 2
High: Jon Jay, who did not hit well for much of the spring, finished on a high note. He was 2-for-2 on Friday, his fourth multi-hit game in a row, which gave him 10 hits in his final 12 at-bats. That performance allowed him to raise his spring average from .206 to .333.
Jake Westbrook had a poor performance in his last tuneup for the regular season. He worked only four innings, giving up five hits, including a home run, for four runs. He also walked four batters and finished the spring with a 4.50 ERA.
On the field:
Adron Chambers had the Cardinals’ RBIs with a two-run double … Shane Robinson was 0-for-2, but finished the spring with a .438 average … Carlos Beltran was in the starting lineup and was 0-for-2 … Top prospect Oscar Taveras was 0-for-2 and finished the spring with a .289 average … Marc Rzepczynski allowed three runs in just one-third of an inning … The Cardinals finished the spring with a record of 16-15 and one tie.
Off the field:
The Cardinals made the expected roster moves after the game to get down to the 25-man roster for opening day. Pitcher Maikel Cleto and Chambers were optioned to Triple A Memphis, and non-roster catcher Rob Johnson, infielder Greg Garcia and Taveras were reassigned to the minor-league camp … The Cardinals also placed closer Jason Motte on the disabled list, retroactive to March 22. There has been no update on the status of the strained tendon in his elbow.
The Cardinals will work out Sunday in Phoenix prior to Monday night’s season opener. The Cardinals’ rotation will be Adam Wainwright. Jaime Garcia and Lance Lynn for the three games against the Diamondbacks. David Freese will remain in Florida to get at-bats in extending spring training for the first week of the season, and the Cardinals he can be activated from the DL before the home opener on April 8.