Game Recap: Mets 3, Cardinals 2

Result: Behind a brilliant performance from Bartolo Colon, the Mets topped the Cardinals by the score of 3-2 on Wednesday afternoon in St. Louis to avoid a three-game sweep.



Need to Know: Bartolo Colon delivered his first career extra-base hit, doubling to lead off the sixth. Eric Young, Jr. then drove in Colon with a double, and David Wright brought Young, Jr. home with a bloop single to right field as the Mets went ahead 2-1 in the sixth. In the seventh inning, the Mets extended their lead to 3-1 when Eric Young, Jr. lofted an RBI double down the left field line. Jenrry Mejia allowed a run in the ninth on an infield single, and was removed with two outs in favor of Dana Eveland, who retired Matt Adams to end the game. Matt Carpenter greeted Bartolo Colon with a leadoff homer in the first as the Cardinals took a 1-0 lead.


Game Ball: Colon, who was close to untouchable over eight innings of work, and who ignited the game-winning rally with his first career double.


Links: Recap | Boxscore


What’s Next: The Mets open a four-game series against the Marlins on Thursday night in Miami. Zack Wheeler gets the start for the Mets, opposed by Andrew Heaney, who is making his major league debut for Miami. The game starts at 7:10 p.m. ET.




142 comments
Tormented Mets Fan
Tormented Mets Fan

The fact that colon has 7 wins with this team is a miracle, he should have 10+. And it's a shame his start in LA was so bad, because that's what's holding back his ERA so much. If he keeps this up I honestly think we should keep him and trade away niese or gee as much as I like them all.

It's also looking like his next start is next week against Oakland, so that should be interesting

lindro88
lindro88

Colon proving why he was worth 20m. Lot of people wrote him off as a bad signing after a few bad starts. He'll win 15 games in his sleep. Unless a team is willing to trade a significant prospect, I'd hang onto him for next year. We all have seen that it's impossible to count on a rotation full of young guys who haven't proven anything. Harvey, Colon, Neise, and Gee are all proven quality starters in this league. Let the young guys fight it out for the other spots on the staff. Trading for a solid, young everyday player has become much harder than trading for a big pitching prospect. Unless they are already writing off next year as well, I have no interest in turning Colon into a decent Double A player and some pitcher pitcher in A ball.

Bill Donahue
Bill Donahue

Does anybody know what happened to Gary Cohen

Jerry Colfer
Jerry Colfer

Glad they won. Colon is showing why he wins everywhere he goes. With mostly fastballs he is able to change speed and location he just mows through the best hitters...very impressive. I didn't agree with pulling Mejia with 2 down. If he can't be trusted to close then he isn't a closer. But it is a win and TC was desperate.

Nice to see Kirk back. He wasn't given much of a chance when called up earlier. He was hosed by the Mets. Since he can play CF, I am thinking that ends CY when Lagares returns. At least that is my hope. Now if Flores played more than once a week, that would be nice TC...thanks!

Jack Bhatt
Jack Bhatt

Colon is perfect for the Yankees

George Komninakis
George Komninakis

You guys do realize our line-up is beyond pathetic.

We have Granderson who can't hit lefties, Murphy who has mental breakdowns running the bases and a slumping unmotivated Wright who wished he never signed with the mets.    That is it!   not to mention we have the worlds worse manager seen on planet earth since the beginning of mankind in nitwit collins.






Chapter 7
Chapter 7

Mets gotta try to trade Colon soon for a legit bat, right?

Victor Mazariegos
Victor Mazariegos

Can't wait to.see who we get for colon. Seems to be the only anticipation for a mets fan for the next month or so. Shame. Congrats bartolo, you've earned your right to escape

jsteele1020
jsteele1020

Nice win! Haters looking really stupid now. I like that! EY, Wright and Bartolo for the win! That should shut them up for a day or so!

Chris Molloy
Chris Molloy

When Lagares returns do the Mets release Chris Young or just send Kirk back down? I know the young guys on the roster are not considered good prospects, but Flores, Campbell, etc. should be given more AB's. There are many opportunities to play them, but the Mets don't

metfaninva
metfaninva

Why have  Abreu or Chris Young on team.????  Granderson in left.  Play Kirk in right platooning with Brown.  Lagares in ceneter. Play EY some at second. Murphy is trade bait  and some teram will over pay near the trade deadline. He is not a 2nd baseman on a good quality championship team.  He can play 3rd/occ. 2nd or DH in AL.  We need to move forward and see who can play and who can't.  Jury in on CY.  Give the kids a chance to succeed.  Collins just sets them up to fail.  Bad manager of young people. Bring Backman in to spice it up.  See if he can manage.  We are playing for 2015/16 and have too many questions.  We are not really "set" at any position on the field.  Wright has been a disappointment.

L.a. Henry
L.a. Henry

A much needed victory!!! My question is why are Chris Young and Bobby Abreu playing??? Give Campbell and EY full time positions, with Largeres once he comes back. Use Abreu as a spot starter and pinch hitter.

MetsFan1962
MetsFan1962

TC has a tendency of taking a fun to watch game into a tense one. . . We want WINS not dramatics.

Macacawitz
Macacawitz

There have been precious few games this seasons where you come away really feeling good.  This was one of them.  

Jack Fitzpatrick
Jack Fitzpatrick

Mets win in spite of Collins 9th inning shenanigans. This guy must go. I actually found myself rooting for the Cardinals in the 9th. That is not good.

Macacawitz
Macacawitz

The Mets suck you in with games like this one.  Let's see what happens this weekend.

Macacawitz
Macacawitz

Watching Colon paint the corners is something to behold.  He's a master, there's no disputing that. 

Macacawitz
Macacawitz

Awesome win.  Bartolo was dominant.  Not to be greedy, but the Mets don't have a complete game yet this season.  With his pitch count and the way he was dominating, would have like to seen Colon try and go the distance.  A win is a win, that's the bottom line. 

nymetsrule
nymetsrule

@Bill Donahue He has a few series off, that is all. Probably has to do with the end of the school year and he has kids.

lindro88
lindro88

Great! Add more double A players to the stable. Unless some team is willing to overpay and give up a significant prospect, I say keep him. If they are ever planning to try to compete again, every decent veteran can't be looked at as trade bait. Harvey, Colon, Niese and Gee would be a pretty formidable top 4. If Wheeler can show dome consistency, they 5 good starters.

ken1010
ken1010

@George Komninakis I'm sure Wright is glad he signed with the Mets.  Imagine if some other team had signed him for $150m and he played like this?  Their fans would run him out of town.  At least we all know he belongs here, are proud of what he has accomplished over his career, and believe in him being a good player when we finally put a lineup around him.  He wouldn't get that slack as a mercenary arriving at a new team.

hankypanky
hankypanky

Nobody agees on what constitutes a 'legit bat.'

Least of all does anyone know what constitutes a REALISTIC package in return for a big bopper. Even Harvey, the untouchable, is recovering from surgery. Gee, a front-runner, is recovering. What names would the other team not laugh at, aside from Niese?

1345rmw
1345rmw

Most people on this blog love the Mets,this team should be better than it is,we really need a good old fashion winning streak

monstah
monstah

@jsteele1020 Really? You're satisified with losing 11 of the last 14? So as long as we win every five days or so, wheee!!!

Brian Webster
Brian Webster

@Chris Molloy  When you say Kirk I assume you mean den Dekker instead since Kirk has been in AAA for awhile? And I'm positive that will be the move. CY will not be released at this time

Gerard Farrell
Gerard Farrell

@metfaninva  Dude, what have you been watching? Abreu has been the man, Grandy is hitting almost .370 in June and where exactly will we get Murphy's production from a trade? Who else on the team
will hit .295 with a .411 SLG % from his position? The outfield isn't the problem, CY is the problem.

jonlga
jonlga

Kirk? Brown? Are you high? They can't hit in the majors. Jury is out on CY?

You must be high.

MetsFan1962
MetsFan1962

@Macacawitz . . . Amen to that. The Cards are about the toughest team we played against so far this season.

monstah
monstah

@Macacawitz Yes and even though I agree Sandy is terrible he DID sign him and Colon continues to impress! But TC is an idiot, after today's game he was desperately trying to defend his line-ups and NOT playing Flores and Campbell much and he said "We want to win NOW!!!" Really? Is that why you've lost 11 out of the last 14?? Good plan!

MetsFan1962
MetsFan1962

@Macacawitz . . . there is no valid reason to have pulled Bartolo with an 86 pitch count. Unless he told TC he was spent, He should have gotten the opportunity to finish the game.

suzyq
suzyq

@ken1010 @George Komninakis You are so right.   The way he has played this season would be totally unacceptable for the money he's getting.  He chose to stay with the Mets because they made him captain, he's the face of the franchise and the golden boy.   He can do no wrong.  He likes living in NY and has said many times that Sandy is moving the team in the right direction.   I have no clue what he's thinking because we're going in reverse.  

Macacawitz
Macacawitz

@MetsFan1962 @Macacawitz They couldn't touch him.  He seemed to be getting stronger as the game went on.  A complete game might have made a statement, would have liked to see it. 

Brian Webster
Brian Webster

@Chris Molloy Sorry I just saw that after my reply. But still think CY won't be released. It'll be Kirk who is sent back down unless maybe he lights the world on fire with the bat which we all know won't happen

cliffy44
cliffy44

@Steven Matregrano BUT, he was doing fine.
Don't you think that if he felt overwhelmed by the weather that he would have said something?
I mean - No one wants to get sick or injured.

Macacawitz
Macacawitz

@Steven Matregrano @MetsFan1962 @Macacawitz He's was dominating.   His pitching style is more a function of precision than exertion.  He had perfect control today. You leave him in.  (and BTW, do you always feel the need to play the contrarian?)

Gerard Farrell
Gerard Farrell

@Brian Webster  It happened when he first came up in 2012. No reason he couldn't do it again. To me that's the best case scenario even if he doesn't pan out. Aside of the obvious reasons to cut Chris Young, if Kirk is killing it they won't have a choice

Macacawitz
Macacawitz

@cliffy44 @Steven Matregrano Players will lie to stay in the game.  He had no need to.  He was getting progressively more dominant as the game went on.  I understand all the mitigating factors, but given the way he was pitching I certainly thought it was worth a shot.