Mike Matheny is still waiting for rookie left-hander John Gast to show some emotion.
''He's the same all the time ... he never smiles,'' the St. Louis manager said. ''Real even keel.''
Gast used that business-like approach to pick up a win in his major league debut Tuesday night.
Carlos Beltran drove in four runs and Gast threw six solid innings, helping the Cardinals cruise past the New York Mets 10-4.
Gast (1-0) tossed five shutout innings before giving up four runs in the sixth. He surrendered six hits, struck out three and walked one in a 71-pitch effort to help the Cardinals win for the fifth time in six games and 11th in their last 13.
''I was excited, ready to go,'' Gast said. ''There was some excitement. I was able to refocus the adrenaline to make my pitches.''
Matheny was pleased with the poise of the 24-year-old, who held the Mets scoreless on three hits and 50 pitches through the first five innings.
''He was fine on the corners,'' Matheny said. ''You could tell he...