Wednesday, July 12, 2017

New York Mets lose to St. Louis Cardinals as offense is silent

The New York Mets were defeated by the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday.  The game took place at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri and the final score was 4-1.  Zach Wheeler started for the Mets and he pitched ok but didn’t get the win.  T.J. Rivera led the offense with three hits. 

Wheeler pitched six innings giving up eight hits and two runs with a walk and five strikeouts.  He lost his sixth game of the season.  Fernando Salas pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up two hits and a run with two walks, Erik Goeddel pitched to one batter and struck him out and Rafael Montero pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and a run with a walk and two strikeouts.  Josh Edgin walked the only batter he faced, Neil Ramirez struck out the only batter that he faced. 

Adam Wainwright pitched 6 2/3 innings giving up five hits and a run with no walks and seven strikeouts.  Wainwright won his 10th game of the season.  Matt Bowman pitched to one batter and retired him, Brett Cecil pitched a perfect inning with two strikeouts and Seung Hwan Oh pitched an inning giving up two hits and he saved his 18th game of the season. 

Jay Bruce had a hit, two RBI and drew a walk, T. Rivera had three hits and Jose Reyes had two hits.  Bruce hit a homerun and the Mets were 0-4 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base. 

Matt Carpenter had a hit and drew two walks, Stephen Piscotty had a hit and an RBI and Tommy Pham had a hit and drew a walk.  Jedd Gyorko drew a walk, Yadier Molina had two hits and an RBI and Luke Voit had two hits and drew a walk.  Paul DeJong had four hits and two RBI, Voit, Carpenter and Molina each hit a double.  DeJong hit three doubles and DeJong hit a homerun.  The Cardinals were 2-12 with runners in scoring position and left 10 men on base.  Pham had two stolen bases and Pham was caught stealing and so was Molina. 
In the third DeJong hit a solo homerun giving the Cardinals a 1-0 lead.  In the sixth Molina hit an RBI double to push the lead to 2-0.  In the seventh Bruce hit a solo homerun to cut the lead to 2-1.  In the bottom of the seventh Piscotty hit an RBI single to extend the Cardinals lead to 3-1 and in the eighth DeJong hit an RBI double to make it 4-1 and that would be the final scor

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