Friday, May 22, 2015

The New York Mets are shutout and destroyed by the St. Louis Cardinals

The New York Mets were defeated by the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday night.  The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York and the final score was 9-0.  Bartolo Colon started for the Mets and had another bad start.  The Mets bullpen pitched well and the offense was lead by Lucas Duda who had half of the teams hits. 

Colon pitched 4 1/3 innings giving up 11 hits and nine runs with eight being earned, two walks and four strikeouts.  He earned his third loss of the season.  Jack Leathersich pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up a hit and a walk with three strikeouts, Sean Gilmartin pitched two innings giving up a hit and striking out two and Carlos Torres pitched an inning giving up a hit. 

Carlos Martinez won his fourth game of the season pitching 6 1/3 innings giving up four hits and no runs with two walks and five strikeouts.  Randy Choate pitched 2/3 of an inning retiring both batters that he faced and Miguel Socolovich pitched two perfect innings. 

Curtis Granderson had a hit, Duda had two hits and Michael Cuddyer drew a walk.  Juan Lagares had a hit and the Mets were 1-4 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.  Campbell committed an error. 

Kolten Wong had three hits and two RBI, Matt Carpenter had a hit and drew a walk and Matt Holliday had three hits and an RBI.  Matt Adams had two hits and three RBI, Jhonny Peralta had a hit and an RBI and Yadier Molina drew a walk.  Jayson Heyward had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk, Grichuk had two hits and an RBI and Peralta and Grichuk each hit a double.  Grichuk hit a triple and Heyward and Adams each hit a homerun.  The Cardinals were 5-12 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base.  Molina committed an error. 

In the first Peralta hit an RBI double to give the Cardinals a 1-0 lead.  In the fourth Heyward hit a solo homerun, Wong hit an RBI single and Holliday an RBI single to make it 4-0 Cardinals.  Adams hit a three run homerun and it was 7-0 Cardinals.  In the fifth Grichuk hit an RBI double to push the lead to 8-0.  Wong hit an RBI single to make it 9-0.  The two teams will complete their four game series on Thursday afternoon. 

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