Originally written on Fox Sports Midwest  |  Last updated 11/17/14
ST. LOUIS If you expected the rookie to show something, anything, you just don't know him very well. "That's the kind of guy he is," Cardinals infielder Matt Carpenter said. "We've had some experience with him at Spring Training. And just kind of getting to know him personally I mean, he's a very cool, calm, collected kind of guy." So cool that if you walked into the media huddle surrounding John Gast late Tuesday night, you might have wondered if the 24-year-old the Cardinals called up from Memphis to fill in for an injured Jake Westbrook really just earned a 10-4 win against the New York Mets in his Major League debut. The left-hander answered questions about the occasion in the same no-nonsense, matter-of-fact way he had mowed down the Mets early on, turning 50 pitches into five scoreless innings. Had you dreamed about this moment, growing up as a kid? "Of course. Everybody does." How did reality match the dream? "It was pretty close." Was there a moment where you had t...
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