Day 9 - March 30, 2012 - Mets-Cardinals @ Jupiter
Started out the day in Mets camp (as always). The position players who had off from the game were hitting inside the stadium, and the pitchers, including the 4 other starters, new arrival Chris Young, and a few relievers were playing a batting practice game on field 2. Once they got warmed up, they were hitting the ball hard. Miguel Batista hit a couple out into the woods in deep LF. But none of these guys were willing to sign for the handful of fans on hand watching this.
Out to the game, and there were a lot of minor leaguers there to back up Wright, Duda, and the non-regulars in Jupiter. Dillon Gee got the start and had some good innings, but not an all-over lights out performance. Mets mounted a comeback late (which was only 2 runs, but forced a pitching change) but fell short in the end.
I did notice a lot of Mets fans and a good number of actual kids at the game. Both are good things, especially the number of Mets fans in Cardinals territory. The kids were down at all of the autograph spots near the LF bullpen and on either side of the Mets dugout. With that, I did manage to snag an autograph from Mike Baxter. After I get home, I'm going to have to go through my set of autographs to see how much of the team I got.
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