St. Louis Cardinals Opening Day 2007- Look at the Last 50

The Cardinals meet the Mets on April 1, 2007 for Opening Day. The game is played at Busch Stadium in front of 45,459 fans. The umpiring crew of Gary Cederstrom at home plate, Lance Barksdale at first, Jim Reynolds manning second and Adam Dowdy at third come to the plate to get the line-up cards.

Line-Ups
Mets manager Willie Randolph gives them his line-up which is:

1 Jose Reyes SS
2 Paul Lo Duca C
3 Carlos Beltran CF
4 Carlos Delgado 1B
5 David Wright 3B
6 Moises Alou LF
7 Shawn Green RF
8 Jose Valentin 2B
9 Tom Glavine P

Cardinals manager Tony LaRussa counters with:

1 David Eckstein SS
2 Preston Wilson RF
3 Albert Pujols 1B
4 Scott Rolen 3B
5 Yadier Molina C
6 Jim Edmonds CF
7 So Taguchi LF
8 Adam Kennedy 2B
9 Chris Carpenter P

First Pitch
At game time it is a perfect 72 degrees with a gusty 17mph wind blowing out to right field on a sunny day.

The Game
METS 1ST: Reyes grounded out (first unassisted); Lo Duca
grounded out (second to first); Beltran grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 1ST: Eckstein singled to center; Wilson grounded into
a double play (third to second to first) [Eckstein out at
second]; Pujols flied to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Mets 0,
Cardinals 0.

METS 2ND: Delgado flied to right; Wright grounded out (shortstop
to first); Alou singled to center; Green singled to left [Alou
to third]; Valentin grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 2 H, 0
E, 2 LOB. Mets 0, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 2ND: Rolen grounded out (shortstop to first); Molina
flied to center; Edmonds was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Cardinals 0.

METS 3RD: Glavine singled to left; Reyes struck out; Lo Duca
forced Glavine (third to second); Beltran was hit by a pitch [Lo
Duca to second]; Delgado doubled to left [Lo Duca scored,
Beltran scored]; Wright grounded out (first to pitcher); 2 R, 2
H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Mets 2, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 3RD: Taguchi grounded out (pitcher to first); Kennedy
tripled to center; On a bunt Carpenter reached on a fielder’s
choice [Kennedy out at home (catcher to third)]; Eckstein flied
to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Mets 2, Cardinals 0.

METS 4TH: Alou flied to center; Green singled to left; Valentin
singled to right [Green to third]; Glavine out on a sacrifice
bunt (catcher to second) [Valentin to second]; Reyes walked; Lo
Duca singled to center [Green scored, Valentin scored, Reyes to
third]; Beltran singled to center [Reyes scored, Lo Duca to
second]; Delgado grounded out (shortstop to first); 3 R, 4 H, 0
E, 2 LOB. Mets 5, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 4TH: Wilson struck out; Pujols grounded out (third to
first); Rolen flied to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Mets 5,
Cardinals 0.

METS 5TH: Wright singled to left; Alou struck out; Green forced
Wright (first to shortstop); Valentin struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
1 LOB. Mets 5, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 5TH: Molina singled to center; Edmonds grounded into a
double play (shortstop to second to first) [Molina out at
second]; Taguchi grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
0 LOB. Mets 5, Cardinals 0.

METS 6TH: Glavine grounded out (pitcher to first); Reyes reached
on an error by Taguchi; Lo Duca lined into a double play to
second [Reyes out at first (second to first)]; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 0
LOB. Mets 5, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 6TH: Kennedy flied to left; SCHUMAKER BATTED FOR
CARPENTER; Schumaker singled to left; Eckstein doubled to left
[Schumaker scored]; Wilson singled to center [Eckstein out at
home (center to catcher), Wilson to second (on throw to home)];
Pujols walked; Rolen was hit by a pitch [Wilson to third, Pujols
to second]; Molina popped to shortstop; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.
Mets 5, Cardinals 1.

METS 7TH: JOHNSON REPLACED SCHUMAKER (PITCHING); Beltran popped
to second; Delgado struck out; Wright flied to right; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB. Mets 5, Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 7TH: FELICIANO REPLACED GLAVINE (PITCHING); Edmonds
singled to pitcher; Taguchi flied to left; Kennedy grounded into
a double play (shortstop to second to first) [Edmonds out at
second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Mets 5, Cardinals 1.

METS 8TH: FLORES REPLACED KENNEDY (PITCHING); MILES REPLACED
JOHNSON (PLAYING 2B); Alou popped to shortstop; Green flied to
center; Valentin flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Mets 5,
Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 8TH: CHAVEZ REPLACED GREEN (PLAYING RF); Miles walked;
SMITH REPLACED FELICIANO (PITCHING); Eckstein singled to left
[Miles to second]; Debut game for Joe Smith; Wilson
struck out; Pujols walked [Miles to third, Eckstein to second];
HEILMAN REPLACED SMITH (PITCHING); Rolen grounded into a double
play (second to shortstop to first) [Pujols out at second]; 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Mets 5, Cardinals 1.

METS 9TH: THOMPSON REPLACED FLORES (PITCHING); NEWHAN BATTED FOR
HEILMAN; Newhan singled to center; Reyes singled to right
[Newhan to third]; Reyes was picked off and caught stealing
second (pitcher to first); Lo Duca singled to left [Newhan
scored]; Beltran forced Lo Duca (pitcher to shortstop); Delgado
forced Beltran (first to shortstop); 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Mets
6, Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 9TH: WAGNER REPLACED NEWHAN (PITCHING); Molina singled
to center; SPIEZIO BATTED FOR EDMONDS; Spiezio popped to second;
Taguchi singled to center [Molina to second]; BENNETT BATTED FOR
THOMPSON; Bennett popped to second; Miles flied to right; 0 R, 2
H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Mets 6, Cardinals 1.

Final Totals
R H E LOB
Mets 6 12 0 7
Cardinals 1 10 1 8

Chris Carpenter gets the loss and Tom Glavine is the winning pitcher.