The New York Mets blew out the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday afternoon. The game took place at First Data Field in Port St. Lucie, Florida and the final score was 16-2. Steven Matz started for the Mets and pitched pretty well. Wilmer Flores led the offense with a couple of hits and six RBI.
Matz pitched 3 2/3 innings giving up two hits and a run with three walks and three strikeouts. Matz picked up the win. Paul Sewald pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up a hit and a walk with two strikeouts, Josh Smoker pitched an inning giving up a hit and he struck out one and Erik Goeddel pitched an inning giving up two hits and a run with a couple of strikeouts. Jerry Blevins pitched an inning giving up a hit and a walk with a strikeout and Addison Reed pitched a perfect inning with a couple of strikeouts.
Curtis Granderson had a hit and drew two walks, Ian Strom had an RBI and Asdrubal Cabrera had two hits and drew a walk. Yoenis Cespedes had a hit, two RBI and drew a walk, Michael Conforto had two hits and Neil Walker had a hit, two RBI and drew a walk. Gavin Cecchini had a hit, Jay Bruce had a hit and two RBI and Travis Taijeron had a hit. Lucas Duda had a hit and drew a walk, Flores had two hits, six RBI and drew a walk and Ty Kelly had a hit and an RBI. Travis d’Arnaud had a hit, two RBI and drew a walk, Xorge Carrillo had a hit and Juan Lagares had a hit. Granderson, Dduda, Flores, Carrillo and Conforto each hit a double. Flores hit a homerun and the Mets were 9-17 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base. Alonso committed an error. Matz had a pickoff.
In the first Cespedes hit a sac fly to give the Mets a 1-0 lead. Bruce hit an RBI single to make it a 2-0 game, Flores hit a two-run double to push the lead to 4-0. In the second Eric Fryer hit an RBI single to cut the lead to 4-1. In the second Walker drew an RBI walk, Bruce hit a sac fly and Flores hit a grand-slam to give the Mets a 10-1 lead. In the third Cespedes hit an RBI single, Walker hit an RBI single and d’Arnaud hit an RBI single to give the Mets a 14-1 lead. In the sixth Strom hit an RBI ground out to make it a 15-1 game and in the seventh Jose Adolis Garcia hit a sac fly to cut the lead to 15-2. The Mets added one more run in the seventh on a Kelly RBI single to make it 16-2 and that would be the final score.