The New York Mets were defeated by the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday afternoon. The game took place at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Florida and the final score was 3-1. Bartolo Colon started for the Mets and pitched pretty well. The bullpen was good and the offense only managed six hits and no player had more than a hit.
Colon pitched six innings giving up seven hits and three runs with five strikeouts. Erik Goeddel pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout, Antonio Bastardo pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and a walk and Hansel Robles retired the only batter that he faced.
Curtis Granderson had a hit, Yoenis Cespedes had a hit and Neil Walker had a hit. Alejandra De Aza had an RBI, Juan Lagares had a hit and Wilmer Flores had a hit. Johnny Monell had a hit, Walker and Granderson each hit a double and the Mets were 0-6 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.
In the first Matt Holliday hit a solo homerun to give the Cardinals a 1-0 lead. In the second De Aza tied the game at one with an RBI ground out. In the fourth Eric Fryer reached on a fielder's choice and a run scored to give the Cards a 2-1 lead. Randal Grichuk hit an RBI double in the sixth to push the lead to 3-1 and that would be the final score.
The Mets record fell to 7-14 with around five tie games this spring. The Mets had some other bad news on Monday as they found out Matt Harvey would miss his start on Tuesday and be in jeapordy for Opening Day. They are not saying what the exact injury or medical concern is at this point so stay tuned. The Mets will be home on Tuesday afternoon to take on the Miami Marllins in Port St. Lucie, Florida.