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Final Score: Cardinals 6 Mets 4

John Lannan retired his final eight batters, but the Mets eventually lost to the Cardinals, 6-4, at Tradition Field.

Lannan faced 15 batters in four innings. He let up two runs, struck out five and have up three hits.

Kyle Farnsworth pitched one inning, during which he gave up a triple and two-run home run.

Bobby Parnell tossed a scoreless ninth inning

In his first game since last Friday, Daniel Murphy went hitless in three at bats with a strikeout.

Juan Lagares had a two-run single with the bases loaded to pull the Mets within two runs in the seventh inning.

The Mets were shutout for four innings by Cardinals RHP Carlos Martinez.

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Daisuke Matsuzaka will start for the split-squad Mets as they travel to Space Coast Stadium to face the Nationals at 1:05 p.m. on Thursday. Ross Detwiler will start for Washington.


John Lannan took the loss, but pitched well going four innings and giving up two runs in a 6-4 defeat to the St. Louis Cardinals.




21 comments
Macacawitz
Macacawitz

On Sunday the Braves lose a starting pitcher.  Three days later they spend $14M to fix the problem.  The Braves are a major league baseball team.  The Mets are not. 

Troy
Troy

Lannan is sharp!


archer41
archer41

I love Sandy's dismissive comments about the Atlanta signing and the Mets SS situation.  Going to be a long season.  

mets2891
mets2891

Do we have a shortstop on the roster yet?  Is Sandy getting on that anytime soon?

Kenneth Meltsner
Kenneth Meltsner

In what universe does Kyle Farnsworth earn a spot on this team? Of course, Sandy will invoke the name of LaTroy Hawkins. But LaTroy could actually get it up there at 90+. Rule of Thumb: Beware of a closer with Ryne Duren glasses.  Follow the example of the Cardinals and see what the kids can do. We are actually at the point now where I feel bad for Ruben Tejada, who is approaching Luis Castillo status at light-speed.

alex
alex

Its so frustrating with Ruben Tejada, just because of how promising he looked in 2011-'12.  He was spraying line drives, playing within himself, and making the plays in the field.  Now, his entire approach is different.  Everything that comes off his bat is a lazy fly ball, and he's questioning his instincts in the field.  Management really messed him up with a lot with their outward criticisms, but where has the coaching staff been in all of this?  If we can notice from home that his swing is loopy and he's not squaring up the ball, how can they not help him?


I'm a Tejada fan, but certainly not saying he should be the Opening Day starter.  But he's only 23.  We had high hopes for him when he was a 21-year-old hitting .290.  There's talent there, it just needs to be resuscitated. 

John Ramos
John Ramos

You fans are annoying stop with the negativetism well atleast for spring training this is the only time of the year where we can all have hope

Steven Molello
Steven Molello

I think this is a 70 win team. Very little talent and where we have it, it's not better than anyone elses. I suspect we'll be competing for last place far more than for a wild card.

Daniel Wexler
Daniel Wexler

Parnell can deny it all he wants... his velocity is becoming a real concern. Really hope we see it creep up shortly.

mets2891
mets2891

@Kenneth Meltsner I refuse to feel sorry for a guy like Tejada who had a major league roster spot handed to him on a silver platter.

strake
strake

There's no "we" if you think this is a 70 win team. Thats foolish.

dannym28
dannym28

@Daniel Wexler  hes no longer the same guy chucking 100 mph fastballs with no control and no other pitch. 

Steven Molello
Steven Molello

@Victor Triguero @Steven MolelloThe only way this year is better than last is if Ike does something, anything, and they get a shortstop. While the young pitching is good, it's unproven. I think the bullpen is a disaster and we don't have the offense to compete with the other teams.

Daniel Wexler
Daniel Wexler

@dannym28 @Daniel Wexler Last year his average FB was 94.9, today he was 88-89, last year on 3/1/2013 he was 91-93. Let's not act like Parnell was throwing 91-92 last year when he was good. he still threw very, very hard. Among pitchers who threw at least 40 innings last year... 28 pitchers threw harder than Parnell.. in all of baseball.

nwmets
nwmets

@dannym28 He hasn't been that guy for quite some time, even before his neck injury.

Daniel Wexler
Daniel Wexler

@Victor Triguero Speed is so overrated in the grand scheme of things. Lagares has a chance to be a good starting MLB player for the next 5-7 years. EYjr is a nice bench player "fast" or not.