The New York Mets defeated the St. Louis Cardinals by the score of 3-2 on Monday afternoon. The game took place at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Florida. Matt Harvey started for the Mets and pitched well and Travis d’Arnaud and Lucas Duda had good days to lead the Mets offense.
Harvey pitched 5 1/3 innings giving up six hits and two runs with a walk and six strikeouts. Josh Edgin picked up the win pitching to two batters and retiring them both, LaTroy Hawkins pitched an inning giving up a hit and striking out one and Scott Atchison pitched an inning giving up a hit and walking one. Bobby Parnell picked up the save pitching an inning giving up a hit.
d’Arnaud had two hits, Duda had a hit and two RBI and Andrew Brown had a hit and an RBI. Zach Lutz had a hit, Omar Quintanilla had a hit and drew a walk and d’Arnaud hit a double. Duda hit a homerun and the Mets were 1-2 with runners in scoring position and left two men on base. Lutz committed an error and Valdespin had an outfield assist.
Jake Westbrook pitched six innings for the Cardinals. He gave up three hits and two runs and struck out four, Marc Rzepczynski took the loss pitching an inning giving up three hits and a run with a strikeout, Edward Mujica pitched an inning giving up a walk and striking out one and Jason Motte pitched a perfect inning.
Matt Carpenter had a hit and drew two walks, Matt Holliday had a hit and Matt Adams had a hit and an RBI. Oscar Taveras had two hits and an RBI, Daniel Descalso had a hit and Adron Chambers had a hit. Ronny Cedeno had two hits, Holliday and Adams each hit a double and the Cardinals were 2-4 with runners in scoring position. The Cardinals left five men on base, Adams committed an error and Taveras had an outfield assist.
Duda hit a two run homerun in the fourth to give the Mets a 2-0 lead. The Cardinals scored two runs in the bottom of the fourth to tie the game at two. Adams hit an RBI double and Taveras hit an RBI single. Brown hit an RBI single in the seventh to give the Mets a 3-2 lead and that was the final score.
The Mets record improved to 8-10 on the spring and the Cardinals record dropped to 10-11. The Mets will have the day off on Tuesday and the Cardinals will host the Miami Marlins.
Postgame notes: “It was definitely encouraging”
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