Tuesday, September 4, 2012

The Mets lose second in a row in St. Louis

The New York Mets were defeated by the St. Louis Cardinals by the score of 5-1 on Tuesday night. Matt Harvey pitched pretty well and David Wright, Ruben Tejada and Scott Hairston led the Mets offense. Jaime Garcia started for the Cardinals and pitched well and Jon Jay, David Freese, Descalso led the Cardinals offense. 
Harvey pitched five innings giving up six hits and three runs with three walks and four strikeouts. Harvey lost his fourth game of the season, Justin Hampson pitched an inning giving up a hit and a run and Ramon Ramirez pitched an inning giving up two hits and a run with a walk. Jeurys Familia pitched an inning giving up a hit and striking out one. Garcia pitched 7 1/3 innings giving up nine hits and an unearned run with no walks and five strikeouts. Lance Lynn pitched 2/3 of an inning and Trevor Rosenthal pitched a perfect inning.

Tejada had two hits, Wright had two hits and Hairston had two hits. Mike Baxter had an RBI, Daniel Murphy had a hit and Jason Bay had a hit. Justin Turner had a hit, the Mets were 0-8 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base. Shoppach had a passed ball.

Jay had two hits and an RBI, Matt Carpenter had an RBI and drew a walk and Matt Holliday drew a walk. Allen Craig had a hit, Yadier Molina had two hits and drew a walk and Freese had two hits and an RBI. Skip Shumaker had a hit and an RBI, Descalso had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk. The Cardinals were 3-9 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base. Descalso had a stolen base and committed an error. Carpenter also committed an error.

In the second the Cardinals took a 3-0 lead. Schumaker hit an RBI single, Descalso hit an RBI single and Carpenter hit a sacrifice fly. Jay hit an RBI groundout in the sixth to make it 4-0. Freese hit an RBI single in the seventh and it was 5-0. The Mets scored their only run and the final run of the game in the eighth. Baxter hit a sacrifice fly for the only Mets run.

The Mets have lost two straight in St. Louis after winning seven of their previous eight games. The Mets record fell to 64-72 and the Cardinals record improved to 74-62. The two teams will play the third and final game of the series on Wednesday afternoon.

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