Friday, April 3, 2015

The New York Mets fall just short to the St. Louis Cardinals

The New York Mets were defeated by the St. Louis Cardinals by the score of 5-4 on Wednesday afternoon.  The game took place at Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie, Florida.  Bartolo Colon started for the Mets and pitched ok.  Matt Reynolds had two hits to lead the offense. 
Colon lost his third game of the spring pitching five innings and giving up six hits and three runs.  He walked one and struck out two.  Jerry Blevins pitched to a batter and gave up a hit, Buddy Carlyle pitched an inning with two strikeouts and Erik Goeddel pitched an inning giving up two hits and two runs with one of them being earned.  He struck out a batter, Carlos Torres pitched an inning giving up a hit and a walk with a strikeout and Alex Torres pitched an inning with a strikeout. 

Juan Lagares had a hit, Curtis Granderson had a hit and Daniel Muno had a hit.  Lucas Duda had a hit, Michael Cuddyer had a hit and Anthony Recker drew two walks.  Kyle Johnson had a hit, Amed Rosario had a hit and an RBI and Reynolds had two hits and three RBI.  Reynolds hit a double and the MEts were 3-7 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.  Reynolds had a stolen base and Goeddel committed an error. 

In the first Jhonny Peralta hit an RBI double to give the Cardinals a 1-0 lead.  In the sixth Peralta hit an RBI single to extend the lead to 2-0 and Matt Adams hit an RBI single to make it a 3-0 game.  In the seventh Danny Diekroeger hit an RBI double to make it 4-0 and Kolten Wong hit an RBI single and the score was 5-0 Cardinals.  In the seventh Reynolds hit a two run double to cut the lead to 5-2 and in the ninth Rosario hit an RBI single to make it a 5-3 game.  Reynolds hit an RBI single in the ninth to cut the lead to 5-4 but that was the final score. 

The Mets will take on the St. Louis Cardinals at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Florida on Thursday afternoon.   

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