The New York Mets were defeated by the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday afternoon. The game took place at Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie, Florida and the final score was 14-9. Bartolo Colon started for the Mets and didn't pitch well at all. There weren't many good pitching performances from the Mets. Lucas Duda had two hits, Juan Lagares had two RBI, Danny Muno had two hits and Kevin Plawecki had two RBI to lead the offense.
Colon pitched 3 2/3 innings giving up six hits and four runs with a walk and two strikeouts. Jerry Blevins pitched to one batter and retired him, Gabriel Ynoa pitched an inning giving up three hits and three runs and Stolmy Pimentel pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up three hits and four runs with a strikeout. Josh Smoker pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up three hits and two runs with one of them being earned and he struck out two, Jim Henderson pitched an inning giving up a hit and he struck out one and Addison Reed pitched an inning giving up three hits and a run with two strikeouts.
Curtis Granderson had a hit, Roger Bernadina had an RBI and Neil Walker had a hit. Yoenis Cespedes had a hit, Lagares had a hit, two RBI and drew a walk and Duda had two hits. Wilmer Flores had an RBI and drew a walk, Travis d'Arnaud had a hit and an RBI and Johnny Monell drew a walk. Michael Conforto had a hit and an RBI, Ty Kelly drew a walk and Eric Campbell had a hit and drew a walk. Muno had two hits, Plawecki had a hit and two RBI including a homerun. The Mets were 5-16 with runners in scoring position and left 10 men on base. Campbell committed an error.
In the first Flores hit a sac fly giving the Mets a 1-0 lead. d'Arnaud hit an RBI single to make it a 2-0 game. In the second Anthony Garcia hit an RBI triple to cut the lead to 2-1. In the bottom of the second Plawecki hit a two run homerun to push the lead to 4-1 Mets. In the third Randal Grichuk hit an RBI single to cut the lead to 4-2. Brandon Moss hit a two run homerun and the game was tied at four. In the bottom of the third Conforto hit an RBI single to make it 5-4 Mets. Plawecki reached on a fielding error and a run scored to make it a 6-4 game. In the fifth Moss hit a two run double and the game was tied at six. Brayan Pena hit a sac fly to give the Cardinals their first lead at 7-6 and in the sixth they extended that lead to 8-6 on a Carson Kelly solo homerun. Randal Grichuk hit a three run homerun and it was 11-6 Cardinals. In the seventh Jacob Wilson hit a two run homerun to push the lead to 13-6 and in the bottom of the seventh Bernadina hit a sac fly to cut the lead to 13-7. Lagares hit a two run single and it was 13-9 Cardinals. In the ninth Nick Plummer hit an RBI single to make it 14-9 Cardinals and that would be the final score of the game.
The Mets improved to 4-5 on the spring and they have a couple of tie games also. They will play the Miami Marlins on Sunday afternoon at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Florida.