By Mike Steffanos
Mets 6 - Cardinals 1
Tom Glavine picked up where he left off in 2006, and the Mets displayed a brand of sharp, crisp baseball that we haven't seen much of this spring. There was 2-out clutch hitting and there was great defense for the Mets, while the Cardinals came up lacking in both. There was Paul Lo Duca driving in 3 runs and Shawn Green getting a couple of knocks. There was Joe Smith getting his feet wet in a big spot and not looking too bad for his first time out.
Tonight was doubly sweet. For the Mets it was a step in the right direction, and for St. Louis it was the first step down the road to being ex-champs.