The St. Louis Cardinals (54-47) defeated the New York Mets (53-47) by the final score of 5-4. For a full boxscore recap follow the link below…
- Jeurys Familia blew his first save of the season and was charged with the loss giving up 2 runs and 2 hits in the bottom of the 9th.
- Yoenis Cespedes was 2-4 with a 2-run go-ahead home run in the bottom of the 7th.
- Travis d’Arnaud was 2-4 and scored a run on a wild pitch.
- Neil Walker was 3-3 with an RBI single.
- Logan Verrett pitched admirably going 7 innings and allowing 3 runs on 5 hits. He walked 3 and struck out 7.
I am just in as much shock as every other Mets fan around the country is tonight. I am saying that as I pick my jaw up off the floor. The Cardinals absolutely stunned the Mets in shocking fashion after the Mets originally took the lead in the bottom of the seventh, after a dramatic Yoenis Cespedes two-run bomb. Addison Reed made quick work of the top of the Cardinals lineup in the top of the eighth, but all good things would come to an end in the top of the ninth. After Familia had gotten the first batter of the inning to line out, he would walk Jedd Gyorko (who would be pinch-ran for by Randal Grichuk), and Yadier Molina would drive him in with a double. Familia would then get Molina out at third on a fielder’s choice with a Jeremy Hazelbaker ground ball. But still with only two outs, Hazelbaker would steal second base and then be driven in on a Kolten Wong double to give the Cardinals the lead. That would ultimately snap Familia’s 52-game save streak which leaves him third on the all-time MLB save streak list.
It’s certainly a heartbreaking loss for the Mets as you felt this game was never meant to end this way, after the way they fought back tonight. You almost had chalked this game up as a victory after Cespedes went yard, as the Mets came into tonight 48-0 when leading after eight innings. Unfortunately playing with fire finally bit Familia tonight, and the Mets offense should’ve scored more runs than they did. Prior to Cespedes going yard the Mets were 1-11 with runners in scoring position and blew multiple opportunities to blow this game open. Losing to the Cardinals certainly hurts as they are neck and neck in the Wild Card chase with one another, but the Mets will have to regroup fast as they have an early game tomorrow afternoon against the Colorado Rockies.
- The Mets will open a four-game series against the Colorado Rockies tomorrow afternoon with a 1:10 pm et start time. Tomorrow’s game can be seen on SNY and MLB Network.
- Jacob deGrom (6-5, 2.73 ERA) will look to get back on track after his last start as he faces Rockies southpaw Tyler Anderson (3-3, 3.56 ERA).