The New York Mets defeated the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday afternoon. The game took place at Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie, Florida and the final score was 7-2. Noah Syndergaard pitched three effective innings in his spring debut. Alejandro De Aza and Wilmer Flores each had a couple of hits to lead the offense.
Syndergaard pitched three scoreless innings giving up a hit. He walked none and struck out two batters. Josh Smoker pitched an inning giving up three hits and two runs with a walk, Jeurys Familia pitched an inning giving up a hit and Robert Gsellman pitched two innings giving up two hits. Buddy Carlyle pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout and Hansel Robles pitched an inning giving up a hit.
Roger Bernadina had a hit, Asdrubal Cabrera had a hit and Ruben Tejada had a hit and two RBI. Gavin Cecchini drew a walk, Yoenis Cespedes had a hit and De Aza had two hits. Lucas Duda drew a walk, Eric Campbell had a hit and drew a walk and Ty Kelly had two RBI. Travis Taijeron had a hit and three RBI, Flores had two hits and Danny Muno had a hit. Nevin Ashley had a hit, Raywilly Gomez had a hit and De Aza hit a double. Tejada and Taijeron each hit a homerun and the Mets were 2-10 with runners in scoring position and left 11 men on base. Campbell had a stolen base and Muno committed an error.
In the fourth Matt Adams hit a two run homerun to give the Cardinals a 2-0 lead. In the bottom of the fifth Tejada hit a two run homerun to tie the game at two. In the seventh Kelly hit an RBI groundout to make it 3-2 Mets. Taijeron hit a three run homerun to make it a 6-2 game and in the eighth Kelly hit a sac fly to push the Mets lead to 7-2 which would be the final score.
The Mets are 4-3 with a couple of tie games in the spring. The Mets will head to Viera on Friday afternoon to take on the Washington Nationals.