April 22nd, 2014 at 11:27 PM
By Steve Popoloski
The New York Mets (10-10) were shutout 3-0 Tuesday night by the St. Louis Cardinals (12-9) at Citi Field in Flushing. After a 2-0 shutout of their own on Monday night, the Mets managed just four hits en route to their second goose egg of the season.
Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright (W, 4-1) was excellent for seven innings, allowing just four hits while striking out three and walking none. His night would end abruptly after the seventh inning as he left the game after just 70 pitches with a knee injury.
The Cardinals had a decent offensive night, racking up ten hits while putting together a big fourth inning. After a leadoff walk issued to Matt Holliday, Matt Adams and Yadier Molina both singled to load the bases with no outs. John Jay then singled in Holliday and Molina but the Cards couldn't maximize the damage, as Kolten Wong and Wainwright both hit into fielders choices before a Matt Carpenter strikeout ended the inning.
Holliday would later single home Daniel Descalso in the top of the ninth inning, extending the lead to 3-0. The Mets went down 1-2-3 in the eighth and were unable to cash in on a pair of walks in the ninth drawn against Trevor Rosenthal (SV, 6).Read more... Join the Conversation...
April 22nd, 2014 at 5:53 PM
By Mike Phillips
Thanks to a strong performance from Jenrry Mejia last night, the New York Mets extended their winning streak to two with a 2-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals. The Mets (10-9) will look to make it three in a row tonight, as they resume their series with the Cardinals (11-9). First pitch for tonight's contest at Citi Field is scheduled for 7:10 pm.
Right hander Dillon Gee (1-0, 3.71 ERA) will look for his second consecutive win for the Mets. Gee picked up his first last Wednesday against Arizona, holding the Diamondbacks scoreless for seven innings in a 5-2 Mets victory. The Cardinals will counter with their ace, righty Adam Wainwright (3-1, 1.80 ERA). Wainwright is coming off his best outing of the season, a complete game shutout against the Washington Nationals last Thursday.
New York Mets Lineup:
- LF Eric Young Jr
- RF Curtis Granderson
- 3B David Wright
- 2B Daniel Murphy
- CF Chris Young
- 1B Lucas Duda
- C Travis d'Arnaud
- SS Omar Quintanilla
- SP Dillon Gee
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- David Wright carries a 12 game hitting streak into tonight's game.
April 22nd, 2014 at 9:58 AM
By Mike Phillips
Back in spring training, there was a good chance Jenrry Mejia was not going to make the Opening Day roster. Mejia was locked in a three way battle with Daisuke Matsuzaka and John Lannan for the final spot in the New York Mets' starting rotation. Given Manager Terry Collins' preference for veterans and a slow start to the spring, the deck seemed stacked against Mejia. Mejia finished strong to beat out both Lannan and Dice-K for the job, and he has repaid the Mets' faith in him in spades.
Mejia has been by far the most consistent member of the New York Mets' starting rotation early in the season. Mejia is 3-0 with a 1.99 ERA on the season, and he has struck out 25 batters in 22.1 innings pitched. The Mets are also 4-0 in games that Mejia has started, showing that Mejia has given them a chance to win the game every time he's taken the ball. Mejia flashed more brilliance last night, holding the St. Louis Cardinals scoreless over 6.2 innings as the Mets won 2-0.Read more... Join the Conversation...
April 22nd, 2014 at 1:08 AM
By Steve Popoloski
The New York Mets (10-9) shutout the St. Louis Cardinals (11-9) in their series opener Monday night with a 2-0 win at Citi Field. Donned in camouflage jerseys, the Mets staff stymied the Redbirds offense all night long, as four pitchers combined for the six-hit shutout.
After a slow start offensively, the Mets took the lead in the third inning on a single by David Wright that scored Eric Young Jr. The RBI was Wright's 11th of the season as the Mets improved to 5-4 when their captain drives in at least one run.
Catcher Travis d'Arnaud drove in the second run of the game in the sixth when he singled in Daniel Murphy to give the Mets a bit of insurance. d'Arnaud finished the night 2-for-4, leading all Met batters, for just his third multi-hit game of the season. The sophomore backstop is now batting .167 on the season with 8 RBI.
Both Mets runs came off of Cardinals starter Tyler Lyons (L, 0-1), who pitched a solid six innings, allowing the two runs (both earned) on six hits and four walks, while also striking out seven.Read more... Join the Conversation...