The New York Mets defeated the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday afternoon/evening. The game took place at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri and the final score was 3-1 Mets. Jon Niese started for the Mets and pitched well and the bullpen was good. Wilmer Flores and Ruben Tejada each had three hits and a few guys had two hits to lead the offense.
Niese pitched 7 2/3 innings giving up five hits and no runs with a walk and three strikeouts. Bobby Parnell pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up two hits and he struck out one, Jennry Mejia pitched two innings giving up a hit and a walk with a strikeout and Hansel Robles pitched an inning giving up a walk. Jeurys Familia pitched an inning giving up three hits and a run with three strikeouts, Sean Gilmartin pitched three innings giving up a hit and two walks with four strikeouts and Carlos Torres won his third game of the season. he pitched two innings giving up a hit and he struck out three.
Tim Cooney pitched 5 2/3 innings giving up three hits and no runs with four walks and seven strikeouts. Seth Maness pitched an inning giving up a hit and he struck out one, Randy Choate pitched 1/3 of an inning striking out his only batter and Sam Tuivailala pitched an inning giving up a hit and a walk with a strikeout. Kevin Siegrist pitched an inning giving up a walk, Miguel Socolovich pitched an inning giving up a hit and Carlos Villanueva pitched four innings giving up five hits and a run with three walks and three strikeouts. Carlos Martinez took the loss and he pitched four innings giving up five hits and two runs with one of them being earned. He walked four and struck out two and it was his fourth loss of the season.
Juan Lagares had two hits, Daniel Murphy had a hit and drew two walks and Michael Cuddyer had a hit and drew a walk. Kirk Nieuwenhuis had a hit, Sean Gilmartin had a hit and Jacob deGrom drew a walk. Lucas Duda drew two walks, Wilmer Flores had three hits and John Mayberry Jr. drew a walk. Curtis Granderson had two hits and drew two walks, Kevin Plawecki had two hits and an RBI, Tejada had three hits, an RBI and drew two walks and Eric Campbell had an RBI and drew two walks. Flores, Tejada, Nieuwenhuis and Granderson each hit a double adn the Mets were 1-26 with runners in scoring position and left 25 men on base. Granderson had two stolen bases and Campbell was caught stealing.
Kolten Wong had a hit and an RBI, Randal Grichuk had a hit and Jhonny Peralta had two hits and drew a walk. Mark Reynolds had three hits, Yadier Molina had two hits and Tommy Pham had a hit and drew a walk. Peter Bourjos had a hit and drew three walks, Cooney had two hits and Grichuk hit a double. Wong hit a homerun and the Cardinals were 0-8 with runners in scoring position and left 14 men on base. Peralta was caught stealing, Martinez committed an error and Siegrist had a pickoff.
In the thirteenth Plawecki hit an RBI single to break a scoreless tie and give the Mets a 1-0 lead. In the bottom of the 13th Wong hit a solo homerun to tie the game at one. In the 18th Tejada hit a sac fly giving the Mets a 2-1 lead and Campbell hit a sac bunt for an RBI to make it 3-1. The play was challenged and went to a replay but the call stood and the Mets 3-1 lead was the final score of the game. The Mets were able to salvage the final game in the three game series and will head to Washington to take on the Nationals in a big three game series beginning on Monday night.