Thursday, June 19, 2014

The New York Mets avoid the sweep against the St. Louis Cardinals

The New York Mets defeated the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday afternoon.  The game took place at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri and the final score was 3-2 Mets.  Bartolo Colon started and pitched great.  Eric Young Jr. and Taylor Teagarden led the offense each having two hits. 

Colon pitched eight innings giving up four hits and a run with a strikeout.  He won his seventh game of the season.  Jennry Mejia pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up two hits and a run and Dana Eveland earned his first save of the season pitching to one batter and retiring him. 

Lance Lynn lost his fifth game of the season pitching six innings and giving up five hits and two runs with four walks and five strikeouts.  Seth Maness pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up two hits and a run, Randy Choate pitched 1 1/3 perfect innings with a couple of strikeouts and Motte pitched an inning giving up a hit. 

Young Jr. had two hits and two RBI, Daniel Murphy had a hit and David Wright had a hit and an RBI.  Curtis Granderson drew three walks, Lucas Duda drew a walk and Teagarden had two hits.  Wilmer Flores had a hit, Colon had a hit and Colon hit a double and Young Jr. hit two doubles.  The Mets were 3-7 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.  Granderson was caught stealing. 

Matt Carpenter had two hits and an RBI, John Jay had a hit and Allen Craig had a hit and an RBI.  Yadier Molina had a hit, Descalso had a hit and Jay and Carpenter each hit a double.  Carpenter hit a homerun and the Cardinals were 1-4 with runners in scoring position and left three men on base.  Carpenter committed an error and Jay and Craig each had an outfield assist. 

In the first Carpenter hit a solo homerun to give the Cardinals a 1-0 lead.  In the sixth Young Jr. hit an RBI double and Wright hit an RBI single to give the Mets a 2-1 lead.  Young Jr. hit an RBI double in the seventh to extend the lead to 3-1.  The Cardinals cut it to 3-2 in the ninth on a Craig RBI single and that would be the final score.  The Mets avoided the three game sweep and will begin a four game series at the Miami Marlins on Thursday night. 

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