Observations from the Mets’ spring coaching recreation Wednesday:
Pillar of power
Kevin Pillar, taking part in heart area and batting leadoff, went 2-for-2 with a stroll within the Mets’ 14-9 exhibition loss to the Cardinals at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium in Jupiter, Fla.
The opposite Jacob
Jacob Barnes threw 35 pitches in a 3rd inning that concluded with two outs due to pitch-count restrictions. The correct-hander allowed three earned runs on three hits and two walks within the inning.
Caught my eye
Tomas Nido dedicated an error on a pickoff try of Nolan Arenado at first base. Nido’s throw sailed into proper area.
David Peterson will face the Nationals in Port St. Lucie. Jeurys Familia, Dellin Betances and Trevor Might are among the many different scheduled pitchers for the Mets.