Chris Duncan hit a three-run home run, a triple and five RBIs and Albert Pujols had one hit, walked twice, scored three times and drove in two runs as the Cardinal offense exploded for a 15-4 win over the Mets.

It was good to see the Cardinal pitchers do well too.  Starter Kyle Lohse allowed three hits and struck out one batter in 3 2/3 innings.  He was followed by lefty
reliever Royce Ring, who pitched 1 1/3 scoreless frames.

One concern I have is Colby Rasmus.  He was just 1 of 6 today in the leadoff spot with two strikeouts and he stranded two runners.  Rasmus is hitting just .182.  I know it’s early, but I’d like to see more from a guy proving he belongs on a major league roster.