Tuesday, March 16, 2021

New York Mets defeat the St. Louis Cardinals

 The New York Mets defeated the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday afternoon.  The game took place at

Clover Park in Port St. Lucie, Florida and the final score was 7-5.  David Peterson started for the Mets 

and he did not pitch very well.  Michael Conforto had three hits and two RBI to lead the offense.  

Peterson pitched four innings giving up five hits and three runs with two walks and a strikeout.  

Aaron Loup earned his first win of the spring pitching an inning and giving up two hits and a run with

a strikeout, Arodys Vizcaino pitched an inning with a walk and a strikeout and Yennsy Diaz pitched

an inning giving up a hit and a run with a walk and a strikeout.  

Brandon Nimmo had a hit and drew a walk, Francisco Lindor had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk and 

Conforto had three hits and two RBI.  Pete Alonso had a hit and two RBI, Bruce Maxwell had a hit and 

Dom Smith had a hit and an RBI.  Luis Guillorme drew two walks, Patrick Mazeika had a hit and the

Mets were 5-10 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base.  Nimmo had a stolen base 

and Guillorme was caught stealing.  

In the first Jose Rondon hit a two-run single to give the Cardinals a 2-0 lead.  In the bottom of the first

Conforto hit an RBI single cutting the lead to 2-1.  Smith hit an RBI single to tie the game at two.  In

the third Rondon hit a sac fly giving the Cardinals a 3-2 lead.  In the fifth Matt Carpenter hit an RBI

double pushing the Cardinals lead to 4-2.  In the bottom of the fifth Lindor drew an RBI walk to cut

the lead to 4-3 and Conforto hit an RBI single tying the game at four.  Alonso hit a two-run single

making it a 6-4 game in favor of the Mets.  J.D. Davis hit into a double play but a run scored pushing

their lead to 7-4.  In the ninth Justin Toerner hit a sac fly cutting the lead to 7-5 and that would be the 

final score.  

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