Wednesday, July 12, 2017

The New York Mets are shutout in St. Louis as they finish the first half with a dud

The New York Mets were defeated by the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday afternoon.  The game took place at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri and the final score was 6-0.  Steven Matz started for the Mets and he didn’t pitch well.  The Mets offense managed three hits. 

Matz pitched 4 1/3 innings giving up seven hits and five runs with a walk and a strikeout and he took his second loss of the season.  Erik Goeddel pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and he struck out one and Seth Lugo pitched three innings giving up two hits and a run with a walk and three strikeouts. 

Lance Lynn pitched seven innings giving up three hits and no runs with a walk and two strikeouts and he won his seventh game of the season.  Trevor Rosenthal pitched a perfect inning striking out the side and John Brebbia pitched a perfect inning. 

Michael Conforto had a hit, Jay Bruce had a hit and Lucas Duda drew a walk.  Rene Rivera had a hit,  and the Mets left two men on base. 

Matt Carpenter had a hit and drew a walk, Tommy Pham had three hits and two RBI and Dexter Fowler had two hits.  Jedd Gyorko had an RBI, Yadier Molina had a hit and an RBI and Stephen Piscotty drew a walk.  Luke Voit had a hit and an RBI, Paul DeJong had two hits and an RBI and Carpenter hit a double.  Pham, DeJong and Voit each hit a homerun and the Cardinals were 2-9 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base. 

In the first Gyorko hit an RBI ground out to give the Cardinals a 1-0 lead.  In the third Pham hit a two-run homerun to push the lead to 3-0.  In the fourth DeJong hit a solo homerun to extend the lead to 4-0.  In the fifth Molina hit an RBI single to make it a 5-0 game.  In the sixth Voit hit a solo homerun to increase the lead to 6-0 which would be the final score. 

The All-Star Break is here and the Mets will be off until Friday when they begin a ten game homestand.  They will first face the Colorado Rockies for three. 

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