Category: St. Louis Cardinals

Lineups: Mets vs. Cardinals 8:15 pm et.

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New York Mets (63-62):

1. Jose Reyes (S) 3B
2. Curtis Granderson (L) CF
3. Yoenis Cespedes (R) LF
4. Jay Bruce (L) RF
5. James Loney (L) 1B
6. Asdrubal Cabrera (S) SS
7. Kelly Johnson (L) 2B
8. Travis d’Arnaud (R) C
9. Jacob deGrom (L) P

SP: Jacob deGrom RHP (7-6, 2.73 ERA)

St. Louis Cardinals (66-58):

1. Matt Carpenter (L) 1B
2. Jedd Gyorko (R) 2B
3. Brandon Moss (L) LF
4. Stephen Piscotty (R) RF
5. Yadier Molina (R) C
6. Jhonny Peralta (R) 3B
7. Randal Grichuk (R) CF
8. Greg Garcia (L) SS
9. Carlos Martinez (R) P

SP: Carlos Martinez RHP (11-7, 3.24 ERA)

Tonight’s game can be seen on SNY.

Lineups: Mets vs. Cardinals 8:15 pm et

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New York Mets (62-62):

1. Jose Reyes (S) 3B
2. Asdrubal Cabrera (S) SS
3. Yoenis Cespedes (R) LF
4. Wilmer Flores (R) 1B
5. Jay Bruce (L) RF
6. T.J. Rivera (R) 2B
7. Justin Ruggiano (R) CF
8. Travis d’Arnaud (R) C
9. Jonathon Niese (L) P

SP: Jonathon Niese LHP (8-7, 5.30 ERA)

St. Louis Cardinals (66-57):

1. Tommy Pham (R) LF
2. Stephen Piscotty (R) RF
3. Matt Carpenter (L) 2B
4. Brandon Moss (L) 1B
5. Yadier Molina (R) C
6. Jhonny Peralta (R) 3B
7. Jedd Gyorko (R) SS
8. Randal Grichuk (R) CF
9. Jaime Garcia (L) P

SP: Jaime Garcia LHP (10-8, 4.11 ERA)

Tonight’s game can be seen on SNY.

Final Recap: Cardinals 5 – Mets 4

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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…

http://m.mlb.com/gameday/cardinals-vs-mets/2016/07/27/448382?#game=448382,game_state=final,game_tab=

Game Notes:

  • 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).

Lineups & Game Notes: Cardinals vs. Mets 7:10 pm et.

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St. Louis Cardinals (53-47):

1. Greg Garcia (L) 2B
2. Aledmys Diaz (R) SS
3. Stephen Piscotty (R) RF
4. Matt Holliday (R) LF
5. Matt Adams (L) 1B
6. Jedd Gyorko (R) 3B
7. Yadier Molina (R) C
8. Tommy Pham (R) CF
9. Adam Wainwright (R) P

SP: Adam Wainwright RHP (9-5, 4.09 ERA)

New York Mets (53-46):

1. Curtis Granderson (L) RF
2. Asdrubal Cabrera (S) SS
3. Yoenis Cespedes (R) LF
4. James Loney (L) 1B
5. Neil Walker (S) 2B
6. Wilmer Flores (R) 3B
7. Michael Conforto (L) CF
8. Travis d’Arnaud (R) C
9. Logan Verrett (R) P

SP: Logan Verrett RHP (3-6, 4.14 ERA)

Tonight’s game can be seen on SNY.

Game Notes:

CARDINALS-METS NOTES: The Mets are 18-11 all-time vs. the Cardinals at Citi Field…Since 2006, the Mets have only lost one home season series to St. Louis (2013, 1-2).

RUBBER GAMES: New York is 7-5 in rubber games this year, including 3-3 at home.

HOMERS AT HOME: The Mets have hit 26 home runs in their last 13 home games.

CLOSING RECORDS: Jeurys Familia has set another franchise record with saves in each of his last 14 appearances and is 36-for-36 in save opportunities this year…He moved into sixth place on the club’s all-time save list with last night’s save, with his 85 career save…Tug McGraw is fifth on the list with 86.

SINCE THE BREAK: New York has posted a 2.56 ERA, the second-lowest mark in the majors…The pen has a 1.44 ERA in the second-half as well.

STRONG PEN: New York’s bullpen has tossed 9 straight scoreless innings dating to Saturday…The pen is 5-1 with 10 saves and a 1.63 ERA since June 30…Overall, the pen is fourth in the majors with a 3.05 ERA.

VERRETT VS. CARDINALS: Logan Verrett has never faced the St. Louis Cardinals in his career.

METS VS. WAINWRIGHT: Adam Wainwright holds a 3-4 record and a career 5.13 ERA in nine career appearances (seven starts) against the Mets… It’s his worst ERA against any National League opponent and second worst against any opponent in baseball with a minimum of two appearances…Notable numbers against Wainwright are provided below…

  • James Loney: .500 (14-28), 4 2B, 1 HR
  • Neil Walker: .281 (9-32), 1 HR, 7 RBI
  • Curtis Granderson: .167 (1-6), 1 BB, 1 K
  • Yoenis Cespedes: .125 (1-8), 4 K
  • Travis d’Arnaud: .000 (0-2)

Mets/Cardinals Rained Out

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Tonight’s game between the New York Mets and St. Louis Cardinals has been postponed due to rain, and will be made up tomorrow as part of a day/night doubleheader. Game 1 will begin at 4:10 pm et. and Game 2 will subsequently follow. The starters for each contest will also remain the same.

Lineups & Game Notes: Cardinals vs. Mets 7:10 pm et.

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St. Louis Cardinals (52-46):

1. Greg Garcia (L) 2B
2. Aledmys Diaz (R) SS
3. Stephen Piscotty (R) RF
4. Matt Holliday (R) LF
5. Matt Adams (L) 1B
6. Jedd Gyorko (R) 3B
7. Yadier Molina (R) C
8. Jeremy Hazelbaker (L) CF
9. Carlos Martinez (R) P

SP: Carlos Martinez RHP (9-6, 2.83 ERA)

New York Mets (52-45):

1. Jose Reyes (S) 3B
2. Curtis Granderson (L) RF
3. Yoenis Cespedes (R) LF
4. James Loney (L) 1B
5. Kelly Johnson (L) 2B
6. Asdrubal Cabrera (S) SS
7. Michael Conforto (L) CF
8. Rene Rivera (R) C
9. Noah Syndergaard (L) P

SP: Noah Syndergaard RHP (9-4, 2.43 ERA)

Tonight’s game can be seen on SNY.

Game Notes:

CARDINALS-METS NOTES: The Mets are 17-10 all-time vs. the Cardinals at Citi Field…Since 2006, the Mets have only lost one home season series to St. Louis (2013, 1-2).

HOME SWEET HOME: The Mets will start a nine-game homestand tonight…The Mets will play 17 of their next 20 games in New York City… The Mets are 9-4 in their last 13 home games…New York is 26-20 at home this season.

STRONG PEN: New York’s bullpen is 5-1 with nine saves and a 1.76 ERA (12 earned runs/61.1 innings) since June 30…Overall, the pen is fifth in the majors with a 3.10 ERA.

HOT HITTERS: James Loney has hit in eight straight games, going 9-27 (.333)…He has one homer and four RBI during that span…Michael Conforto is hitting .455 (5-11) with one double and three walks since returning to the majors on July 18.

THROWING GAS: Hansel Robles is 5-0 with a 1.47 ERA and 21 strikeouts since June 21…Robles is tied for the major league lead with five wins since June 21.

INTERESTING FACT: Steven Matz tossed 6 shutout innings yesterday… It was the fifth time this year, Matz did not allow a run while pitching at least 6 innings…The only other Mets rookies to have five such starts prior to August are Jerry Koosman (six in 1968) and Ron Darling (five in 1984)…Research courtesy of Elias.

THOR VS. CARDINALS: Has made one career start against the Cardinals…Took the loss in the Mets’ 3-2 defeat on July 17, 2015 at Busch Stadium…Tossed 7.0 innings, allowed two runs, earned, on five hits while striking out six and walking one.

METS VS. MARTINEZ: Carlos Martinez has posted a 1-1 record and holds a career 0.57 ERA in five career appearances (2 starts) against the Mets…He’s struck out 13 and walked 11 in 15.2 innings… It’s the right-hander’s lowest ERA against any opponent with a minimum of two starts…Notable numbers against Martinez are posted below…

  • Yoenis Cespedes: .667 (2-3), 1 HR, 1 RBI
  • Juan Lagares: .400 (2-5), 1 HBP, 1 K
  • Jose Reyes: .333 (1-3), 1 K
  • Curtis Granderson: .333 (2-6), 1 RBI, 1 K
  • Neil Walker: .250 (4-16), 1 3B, 2 HR
  • Wilmer Flores: .200 (1-5)
  • Kelly Johnson: .000 (0-2), 1 BB

Things to Know: Cardinals vs. Mets

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The St. Louis Cardinals will make a three-game trip to Citi Field beginning tomorrow to face the New York Mets in a battle that will certainly have ramifications on the Wild Card race. Here are a few things to know ahead of tomorrow’s game. Continue reading

Jacob deGrom pitches in intrasquad game

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Jacob deGrom pitched in a minor league intrasquad game this afternoon and threw 71 pitches. The Mets did not provide a final line for deGrom’s afternoon. Orginally deGrom was scheduled to pitch tonight in Las Vegas against the Cubs, but was held back in Port St. Lucie as his wife is expecting their child any day now. He is expected to start their home opener at Citi Field on April 8th. Right-handed pitcher Paul Sewald will start for the Mets tonight in his hometown of Las Vegas.

Former Mets News & Notes

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  • Former Mets pitcher Matt Bowman is now slated to make the St. Louis Cardinals Opening Day roster due to reliever Jordan Walden battling a shoulder issue. Bowman was selected by the Cardinals in this past December’s Rule 5 Draft, and had been highly questionable to make the Opening Day roster until Walden’s latest shoulder setback. Bowman is required to be on the Cardinals 25-man roster for the entire 2016 season or be returned to the Mets, unless a trade is able to be worked out. Bowman can’t be put on the disabled list until he has been an active roster member for 90 days. The 25-year old right-hander holds a 7.88 ERA in 8 innings pitched this spring, and is ranked as the Cardinals 21st best prospect by MLB.com.
  • Former Mets closer Bobby Parnell who had been released by the Tigers earlier in the week, has agreed to a minor league deal to stay with the Tigers. Parnell will report to Triple-A Toledo with the hope of receiving a call-up later this season. Parnell had an 8.68 ERA this spring in 9.1 innings pitched, but has been clocked as high as 96 mph in Grapefruit League action. The Tigers believe if Parnell can get better command of his pitches he could pitch for them at the big league level this season.
  • Yankees manager Joe Girardi had stated on air during today’s game against the St. Louis Cardinals, that former Mets right-handed pitching prospect Luis Cessa has made the team out of Spring Training. Cessa was originally included with right-handed pitcher Michael Fulmer to the Detroit Tigers, in the Yoenis Cespedes trade at last year’s Trade Deadline. Cessa was then traded by the Tigers this offseason to the Yankees for left-handed reliever Justin Wilson. Cessa will pitch out of the bullpen for the Yankees, and has a 2.70 in 10 innings pitched.

Final: Cardinals 3 – Mets 1

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The St. Louis Cardinals defeated the New York Mets at Roger Dean Stadium this afternoon by the final score of 3-1. For a full box score recap follow the link below…

http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/gameday/index.jsp?gid=2016_03_28_nynmlb_slnmlb_1#game=2016_03_28_nynmlb_slnmlb_1,game_state=Wrapup,game_tab=box

Game Notes:

  • Neil Walker (pictured) was 1-3 this afternoon with a double and scored the only Mets run.
  • Alejandro De Aza was 0-2, while driving in the Mets only run with an RBI ground out in the top of the 2nd.
  • Yoenis Cespedes was 1-3 this afternoon.
  • Bartolo Colon was solid in his final spring start, pitching 6 innings, while allowing 3 runs, on 7 hits, with no walks, and 5 strikeouts.
  • Erik Goeddel pitched a clean inning while allowing no hits or walks with a strikeout.
  • Asdrubal Cabrera returned to the Mets lineup and was 0-3 while playing 5 innings at shortstop.
  • The Mets have not won a Grapefruit League game in their last 11 contests.

 

  • The Mets return to Tradition Field tomorrow afternoon to face the Miami Marlins with a 1:10 pm et start time. The game can be seen on SNY.
  • Matt Harvey was scheduled to start tomorrow afternoon for the Mets but has been scratched by manager Terry Collins. Harvey was the only player who missed today’s trip to Jupiter as he was visiting a doctor. The doctor he was visiting was not an orthopedic doctor which is good news. I will update you as soon as I know more information. The Marlins have not provided a starting pitcher for tomorrow’s afternoon contest.