At the beginning of today’s game, Rick Ankiel saluted the Cardinals. Classy move from a classy guy.
Joe Kelly got the start. He went 2 innings, facing 8 batters. He allowed no hits or runs, but did surrender 2 walks. He threw 30 pitches.
The Cards scored in the second inning on a two-Run single from Daniel Descalso.
Update (1:09 P.M. cst):
The Astros put up a run in the bottom of the third off of Cards pitcher John Gast. 2-1 Cardinals.
Update (1:41 P.M. cst):
Astros put up another in the bottom of the 4th but Cards respond in top of 5th with 3 runs. 2 RBI from Kozma and 1 from Taveras. 5-2 Cards.
Update Final Score:
The Cards surrendered 2 in the 7th and 2 more in the 9th to leave the game in an 8-8 tie (no extras in Spring League ball). Jorge Rondon and Victor Marte allowed the runs. Adron Chambers hit a 3 run HR in the 6th to provide the 3 final runs for the Redbirds.
Kolton Wong: 0-1
David Descalso: 2-2 (2 RBI)
Pete Kozma: 2-4 (RBI)
Oscar Taveras: 0-4 (RBI)
Jason Motte: 1 IP, 2 H, 2 ER