in Port St. Lucie, Fla.
Thursday, March 1 Cardinals at the plate: Scott Rolen, who has a .493 career on-base percentage against Tom Glavine, was the only Cardinals batter to reach base against the left-hander; he was hit by a pitch. Chris Duncan and Scott Spiezio hit solo home runs against Jorge Sosa in the fourth, and Edgar Gonzalez hit one against Eddie Camacho.
Mets at the plate: The Mets, a first-inning team in 2006, scored twice in the opening frame against Cardinals right-hander Chris Carpenter on a bloop double by No. 2 hitter David Wright, a triple by Carlos Beltran and a sacrifice fly by Carlos Delgado. Jose Reyes pulled a home run to right against Mike Parisi in the sixth. The Mets scored their fourth run with two outs in the seventh on a single to left by Anderson Hernandez.
Marty Noble is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.