Mets 16, Cardinals 3: Yep, You Read That Right

Brad Emaus had a big day at the plate. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Practically everyone who played for the Mets today absolutely crushed the ball. David Wright, Angel Pagan, Brad Emaus, Josh Thole, and Matt den Dekker each hit a home run. Pagan and Nick Evans had 3 hits a piece while Wright and Emaus each had 4. It all added up to a total of 16 runs on 23 hits.

Chris Capuano allowed 3 runs, 2 of which were earned, through 5 innings with 4 strikeouts and no walks. Capuano and Chris Young continue to impress in spring training games. Blaine Boyer, Francisco Rodriguez, Taylor Buchholz, and Bobby Parnell each followed up Capuano's outing with a scoreless inning.

With the big day at the plate, Emaus certainly didn't hurt his case to start the season as the team's everyday second baseman. Here's the updated Emaus-Murphy table:

Player AB AVG OBP SLG INN E
Emaus 41 0.293 0.396 0.439 72 2
Murphy 58 0.310 0.333 0.414 50 2

If you've been following the table all along, the significant jump in every category today helps illustrate just how erratic stats can be in small samples. All of a sudden, Emaus' numbers look formidable.

The Mets visit the Marlins tomorrow at 1:05 pm, but the game will not be broadcast locally.

Game Thread Roll Call
Nice job by ScottfromPeekskill; his effort in the game thread embiggens us all.

Num Name # of Posts
1 ScottfromPeekskill 122
2 Russ 85
3 MetsFan4Decades 81
4 sparbz 76
5 lupojohn3 62
6 KeithsMoustache 60
7 Guy Allen Davis 51
8 fxcarden 48
9 aparkermarshall 43
10 mistermet 35
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