Postcard from Cardinals camp for Tuesday, March 28

Weather: 82 degrees, partly cloudy

Result: Cardinals 3, Mets 3


PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. – The Cardinals played to their fourth tie of the spring on Tuesday – despite having at least three more pitchers who could have appeared if the game had continued into extra innings.

All six runs in the game came on two three-run homers in the fourth inning, by the Cardinals’ Matt Adams and by Lucas Duda of the Mets, off Adam Wainwright. That home run was the first allowed by a Cardinals pitcher in 77 innings.

Other news and notes from Tuesday:


High:
Adams’ three-run blast was his team-leading fifth of the spring, and was one of his three hits in the game. He also caught two fly balls in left field, playing there for the fifth time.

Low: The focus has been on some other players having poor springs but Jedd Gyorko also has struggled. He was 0-for-3 on Tuesday and is now hitless in his last 16 at-bats, dropping his average to .191.

At the plate:
Adams had two singles to go with his home run, raising his spring average to .340, which is especially impressive considering he started the spring 0-for-12 … Combined the rest of the Cardinals had just five hits, all singles, including two by Jhonny Peralta, who was back in the lineup after resting his sore knee for two days … Matt Carpenter was 0-for-2 with a walk, dropping his spring average to .192 … Stephen Piscotty had a hit and a walk in three plate appearances and his average is now .157 … Randal Grichuk hit into two double plays … Dylan Carlson, the Cardinals’ supplemental first-round pick in last year’s draft, made his big-league debut by grounding out to second in the eighth inning.

On the mound: Adam Wainwright allowed five hits in his five innings. He did not walk a batter and struck out three and ended the spring with a 7.78 ERA … Miguel Socolovich and Seung Hwan Oh both pitched two perfect innings of relief. Socolovich struck out one and Oh two.

Up next: The Cardinals play their final game in Florida on Wednesday, against the Marlins in Jupiter. Michael Wacha will get the start, his seventh of the spring. The Cardinals then head to Memphis and Springfield for exhibitions against their top two farm teams on Thursday night and Friday night.