Games from the 18th:
Matsui's first double (in the 6th inning off Scott Downs) was his 200th of his MLB career. When a club employee asked Matsui if he wanted to ball, he apparently declined.
Cardinals 5 - Mets 3
Ryota Igarashi entered the game in the bottom of the 8th with 2 outs, a runner on second, and the score tied at three. He faced two batters: a 2-run homer to Ryan Ludwick and a fly out to left by Albert Pujols.
Kazuo Matsui did not play.
Koji Uehara tossed BP on the 18th and did not experience any problems with his left hamstring. He will now likely have a chance to pitch in a simulated / practice game on the 19th. It seems likely that Uehara will also become the team's closer when he returns to the Majors.