The New York Mets were defeated by the St. Louis Cardinals by the score of 10-4 on Tuesday night. The game took place at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri. Dillon Gee started for the Mets and didn’t pitch very well. The bullpen wasn’t very good either and Daniel Murphy and Marlon Byrd led the Mets offense.
Gee pitched four innings giving up nine hits and six runs with five of them being earned. He walked three and struck out five. Robert Carson pitched two innings giving up two hits and four runs with two walks and a strikeout and Brandon Lyon pitched an inning giving up a walk and striking out one.
Murphy had two hits, Wright had a hit and drew a walk and John Buck had a hit and an RBI. Lucas Duda had an RBI, Byrd had two hits and two RBI and Byrd hit a double and a homerun. The Mets were 2-6 with runners in scoring position and left three men on base. Davis committed an error.
John Gast pitched six innings giving up six hits and four runs with a walk and three strikeouts. Seth Maness pitched a perfect inning and Carlos Martinez struck out the only two batters that he faced.
Matt Carpenter had two hits, an RBI and drew two walks, Carlos Beltran had three hits and four RBI and Matt Holliday had a hit and an RBI. Allen Craig had two hits and two RBI, John Jay had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk and David Freese drew a walk. Pete Kozma had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk, John Gast drew a walk and Holliday hit a double, Beltran and Jay each hit a homerun. The Cardinals were 6-15 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base.
In the first Holliday hit an RBI double and Craig hit a two run single giving the Cardinals a 3-0 lead. In the third Kozma, Carpenter and Beltran each hit an RBI single to give the Cardinals a 6-0 lead. In the fifth Beltran hit a three run homerun to make it a 9-0 Cardinals lead. The Mets got on the board in the sixth with a Buck RBI single, Duda RBI groundout and Byrd two run homerun to make it a 9-4 Cardinals lead. The Cardinals would add a run in the sixth on a Jay solo homerun and that would complete the scoring at 10-4 Cardinals.
The Mets record dropped to 14-22 and the Cardinals record improved to 25-13. The two teams will play the final game of their three game series on Wednesday night. The Mets will be looking to avoid the sweep.