(John McDonnell)

Thanks for the constructive comments about our experiment last night with the live blog format. We’re going to take one more crack at this with a few tweaks. Instead of having one comment thread of play-by-play and analysis from me, I’ll make every update its own comment. So the most recent update will be on top of the comments section, and each piece of info or analysis can start its own conversation.

Please do continue giving feedback. We want to know what you think and want to make this work.

As for the game, Jordan Zimmermann has given up his first earned run of the spring. Jon Jay led off witha single that took a funky hop past Brian Bixler at second, and with one out Matt Carpenter roped a double to right. It’s 1-0 Cardinals in the first.