The New York Mets defeated or should I say outlasted the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday night. The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York and the final score was 2-1 in 14 innings. Matt Harvey made the start and pitched great, the bullpen gave up the lead in the ninth. The offense didn't do too much. Curtis Granderson had a couple of hits and everyone else had none or one.
Harvey pitched eight innings giving up no runs on six hits with a walk and nine strikeouts. Jeurys Familia pitched an inning giving up two hits and a run with a strikeout, Hansel Robles pitched a perfect inning with a couple of strikeouts and Erik Goeddel pitched 2/3 of an inning walking two guys. Alex Torres pitched 1 1/3 innings striking out four and Carlos Torres earned his second win of the season pitching two innings and giving up a hit with two strikeouts.
John Lackey pitched seven innings giving up three hits and a run with no walks and six strikeouts. Randy Choate pitched to one batter and struck him out, Mitch Harris pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up two hits and Kevin Siegrist pitched an inning giving up a hit and a walk with three strikeouts. Matt Belisle pitched two innings giving up a hit and striking out three, Seth Maness pitched two innings giving up two hits and striking out one and Sam Tuivailala pitched giving up a run and two walks and took his first loss of the season. Trevor Rosenthal pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a hit and a walk.
Granderson had two hits, Eric Campbell had a hit and drew a walk and Lucas Duda had a hit, an RBI and drew two walks. Michael Cuddyer had a hit, Daniel Murphy had a hit and drew a walk and Wilmer Flores had a hit. John Mayberry Jr. had a hit and an RBI, Kevin Plawecki had a hit and Juan Lagares had a hit. Granderson hit two doubles and the Mets were 2-6 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base. Campbell committed an error and Flores was picked off.
Kolten Wong had a hit, Matt Holliday had a hit and Jhonny Peralta had a hit and drew two walks. Matt Adams had two hits, Yadier Molina had three hits and drew a walk and Jason Heyward had a hit and an RBI. Peralta, Holliday and Heyward each hit a double and the Cardinals were 0-11 with runners in scoring position and left 11 men on base.
In the fourth Duda hit an RBI single to make it 1-0 Mets. In the ninth Heyward hit a sac fly to tie the game at one. The Mets won the game in the 14th on a Mayberry Jr. RBI walk-off single for the 2-1 win. The two teams will play game two on Tuesday night.