The New York Mets defeated the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday afternoon. The game took place at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Florida and the final score was 5-4. Robert Gsellman started for the Mets and he pitched well. Kevin Plawecki had two hits to lead the offense.
Gsellman pitched five innings giving up four hits and a run with a walk and three strikeouts. Jerry Blevins pitched to one batter giving up a walk and a run, Addison Reed pitched an inning giving up a hit and he struck out one and Josh Edgin pitched an inning giving up a hit and a run with a strikeout. Ben Rowen pitched an inning giving up a hit and a run and Corey Taylor pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout and he picked up his fourth save of the spring.
Juan Lagares had a hit and an RBI, Michael Conforto had a hit and Wilmer Flores had an RBI and drew a walk. Gavin Cecchini had a hit, Luis Carpio had a hit and Plawecki had two hits and an RBI. Xorge Carrillo had a hit and an RBI, Tim Tebow had a hit and Matt Reynolds had an RBI. Andres Gimenez had a hit, Taijereon had a hit and Carpio and Carrillo each hit a double. Conforto hit a triple and Lagares and Plawecki each hit a homerun. The Mets were 3-11 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base. Yoenis Cespedes and L.J. Mazzilli each committed an error and Plawecki had a passed ball.
In the first Randal Grichuk hit an RBI single to give the Cardinals a 1-0 lead. In the second Reynolds hit a sac fly to tie the game at one. In the third Lagares hit a solo homerun to give the Mets a 2-1 lead, Flores hit a sac fly to extend the lead to 3-1. In the sixth Plawecki hit a solo homerun to push the lead to 4-1. In the sixth Harrison Bader hit an RBI single to cut the lead to 4-2. A wild pitch in the eighth made it 4-3 and Patrick Wisdom hit a sac fly to tie the game at four. In the ninth Carrillo hit an RBI double to give the Mets a 5-4 lead and that was the final score.