Today’s ugly line for the Mets’ Victor Zambrano against St. Louis ; 2 and 2/3rds innings, 6 earned runs, 8 hits, a pair of HR’s allowed to Albert Pujols) and an to-be-confirmed hamstring strain in the Cards’ 8-6 win. Zambrano was scheduled to start New York’s 2nd game of the season, Wednesday night against Washington.

Pujols had 3 HR’s on the day, connecting off Pedro Martinez in the 3rd with one on.

RF Victor Diaz was hitless on the afternoon for New York, and is widely rumored to be starting the season at Norfolk.