Friday, July 21, 2017

New York Mets are shutout by the St. Louis Cardinals

The New York Mets were defeated by the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night.  The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York and the final score was 5-0.  Rafael Montero started for the Mets and he pitched well, the bullpen was good.  Michael Conforto had two hits and the offense only managed three.   

Montero pitched six innings and gave up seven hits and four runs with two of them being earned.  He walked one and struck out five and lost his sixth game of the season.  Fernando Salas pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up three hits and an unearned run, Josh Edgin pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up two hits and Neil Ramirez retired the only two batters that he faced.  Hansel Robles pitched a perfect inning with two strikeouts. 

Michael Wacha pitched a complete game three hit shutout.  He walked one and struck out eight and won his seventh game of the season. 

Conforto had two hits, Asdrubal Cabrera drew a walk and Yoenis Cespedes had a hit.  Conforto hit a double and the Mets were 0-7 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base.  T. Rivera committed two errors and Duda committed an error and Montero had a pickoff. 

Matt Carpenter had four hits and an RBI, Tommy Pham had a hit and Dexter Fowler had a hit.  Jedd Gyorko had a hit and an RBI, Yadier Molina had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk.  Paul DeJong had a hit, Kolten Wong had a hit and Magneuris Sierra had a hit.  Wacha had a hit and an RBI, Carpenter hit two doubles and DeJong hit a double.  The Cardinals were 4-16 with runners in scoring position and left 10 men on base.  Pham, Gyorko each had a stolen base and Pham was picked off. 

In the first Gyorko hit a sac fly giving the Cardinals a 1-0 lead.  In the second Wacha grounded into a force out and a run scored to push the lead to 2-0.  Carpenter hit an RBI double and Pham reached on an error to extend the lead to 4-0.  In the seventh Molina hit an RBI single to make it 5-0 and that would be the final score. 

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