Recap: Cardinals 6 – Mets 2

Result: The Mets fell to the Cardinals, 6-2, in the opening game of a three game series from St. Louis.



Need to KnowJacob deGrom (0-4) took the loss for the Mets, who mustered just two runs on five hits. The Mets had a golden opportunity with the bases loaded and one out in the fourth inning, but deGrom, who is the first pitcher in team history to bat in the eighth spot in the lineup, lined out and Eric Young Jr. promptly struck out to end the threat. The Cardinals put up four runs in the bottom of the fifth to help reliever Nick Greenwood get the win in his major league debut.


Links: AP Recap Box score


What’s next: The Mets continue their three game set in St. Louis with Jon Niese on the hill against Michael Wacha for the Cards. First pitch is scheduled for 8:05 PM.




56 comments
Mike DeRosa
Mike DeRosa

deGrom, Cut your hair. You will win then.

Kenneth Meltsner
Kenneth Meltsner

Personally, I think Gary Cohen was suffering from Nervous Exhaustion watching this godawful club. Three days will do him good but you can expect a relapse when the team hits Miami. The Cardinals are not the Padres. And it is starting to look like our two prized young starters are starting to visibly regress. Taylor Teagarden is something like 2-18. When was the last time we had a catcher that could actually hit? Plus, I we all know that pinch-hit will keep CY in the lineup for another month. Terry says he's starting to swing the bat well.

Steven M. Harries
Steven M. Harries

did anyone get tired of the mundane st. louis worship that burkhardt and darling engaged in?

Macacawitz
Macacawitz

deGrom and Wheeler are a combined 2-11.  It's not to say it will always be that way, the record is worse than it might be due to the woeful offense they pitch behind.  With that it's still 2-11.  These guys might turn out to be quality MLB arms, then again they may not.  There are very few quality franchises in baseball these day, especially in the National League of AAA.  The Cardinals are one of those franchises.  Pitchers might have an advantage early on in their careers until the hitters learn their "stuff".  The Cardinals have a lot of smart hitters and they banged deGrom around like it was BP.  We'll see what adjustments the kid can make for next time. 

George Komninakis
George Komninakis

Message to Wilpon and Alderson----  You paid Wright a fortune to be your franchise player.  He has not lived up to it.  I would think the 2 of you are smart enough to at least ask the WHY?   Is the reason Collins?  Is the reason that he is just fed up from losing and has lost his drive?  Is the reason that his career is like Jason Bay-- short lived and over?
I would hope you would care enough to figure it out and soon,  so lets start by firing Collins and getting a big bat.  If Wright doesn't bounce back we will know his career is over!

johnsec125
johnsec125

Mets will finish 71-91. Terry will get a contract extension. Sandy will waste his first round pick on a cricket player from New Delhi, explaining "he hits the ball so hard his bat is flat". their main free agent signing will be John Buck.

r_in_ct
r_in_ct

I think more fans will view this post than the actual game. Awful.

Eric Slater
Eric Slater

Could have predicted this outcome... Mets start off an inning with runners on 2nd and 3rd and none out, then load the bases, don't score.  Cardinals insert pitcher making his MLB debut, he proceeds to shut down the Mets without breaking a sweat.  This team is sad.

Steven Desai
Steven Desai

The Recap should be blank with the words "Who Cares" written in big bold letters. 

getalife
getalife

What if our young pitching doesn't pan out?

nymess06
nymess06

Bobby O was spot on during pre-game TC is hurting this team by having a different lineup every day. No one looks comfortable at the dish we have pitchers hitting in the 8 spot for some dumb reason. As a mets fan I'm tired of watching a bad product something needs to change here

Albert E Lewis
Albert E Lewis

This team is a nitemare .. and Alderson is partly responsible for this mess...this will be his 4th year...256 wins 300 losses so far..without any improvement in the win column since hes been here ..while he has made decent trades for promising rookies NOTHING has shown that this team is any better...and he hasn't had much money to spend but that's no excuse..look at the Marlins 48 million dollar payroll and they have 35 wins without their ace Jose Fernandez..Oakland also has a lower payroll and they win...simply put The Wilpons should sell this team if they cant put a better product on the field..but Alderson hasn't done a very good job either.

Brandon Austin
Brandon Austin

Mets fans... This is not Sandy's fault. The Wilpons are the ones with the big pockets, they don't care about the team, they don't even care about the fans, they simply give Sandy a budget, and he spends what he can. It's impossible to get a winning team on the field ESPECIALLY In New York without spending the big bucks. I do trust sandy with this team. I DONT think they have a chance for contention in the next 3 years. With that being said, you can continue to complain about this terrible team sandy is putting on the field, or you can freeze yourself like DiMaggio and come back in a few years when we're winning the series. #LGM

Chris Molloy
Chris Molloy

Let's break down this great young pitching that will lead us to the playoffs in 2015 (All fans have given up on this year except for the feisty Wilpon's, Collins and Alderson) which of course they need because the Mets defense and offense stink. Sandy's right, I'll think have a beer, ignore the obvious and break down our young pitching in the morning. Cheers

melmet
melmet

thanks for trying jacob...but its time to go back down..maybe next year??...

rodd
rodd

FIRST-DEGROM WAS TERRIBLE-2-WHEN A LEFTY PITCHER  COMES IN WITH A PRIMARILY LEFTY LINEUP, NO HITTING WILL BE DONE AND MANY STRIKEOUTS (EXCEPT MURPHY)S, WITH ROOKIES HITTING FOR LEFTIES, MOST LIKELY NO HITS ALSO WON'T OCCUR, BECAUSE PINCH HITTING IS HARD AS IT IS FOR A VETERAN.

Nick Squatrito
Nick Squatrito

Marlins made sure they brought up their stud prospect to face the Mets this week. They're allowing him to build his confidence in his first start by going against a team thats worse than half the minor league teams he's pitched against

Ahmed Kamel
Ahmed Kamel

This is a serious question.. how many different lineups have the Mets played with this year??

dk1357
dk1357

Game ball to an opposing player after a loss.  What is going on in that brain of yours?  Seriously, I can't even imagine.

John Paul Cullinane
John Paul Cullinane

Sadly, I could get behind the USA team (German coached and a German who scored the winning goal) more than this mess.

drmetfan
drmetfan

From the starting 9, aside from Wright, Lagares, Granderson, and to a lesser extend, Duda and Murphy, the Mets can put everyone else on the trading block and no team would offer the Mets not even a bag of balls for anybody. We are running a bunch of left overs and below average players out there. It doesn't matter how good our pitching staff is and how good our pitching prospects are, this team will not win with this offense. We can forget about next year's FA class. The only player really worth a multiyear deal is Hanley Ramirez and we all know that is not happening. And on top of that there is no impact position player/prospect  even close to joining the major league club. We are going to be sore losers for years to come fellow Mets fans. 

Steven M. Harries
Steven M. Harries

@Macacawitz W-L records really don't reflect well on one's ability to pitch, especially on a team that can't score. Concentrate on WHIP and ERA.  Regardless, both are regressing against mediocre teams. 


And d'Arnaud is still a midget and the Rags have still won only one since Hitler overran Polska.

suzyq
suzyq

@George Komninakis I have no idea what happened to Wright but he has totally lost it.  He's a big part of the problem so if he's fed up from losing...oh well.  People make too many excuses for him like how they pitch to him and Citi Field is not his kind of ballpark.  He couldn't get a hit in San Fran or in Chicago either.    It might not be a bad idea to send him down and let him clear his head and get his confidence back because the pressure is getting to him.

rico
rico

Hey "Louie" was on..

nymetsrule
nymetsrule

It doesn't matter if we never invest in hitting.

anymos
anymos

@Albert E Lewis Marlins really started their rebuilding in 2004 after their last WS.

Ed Renner
Ed Renner

@Brandon Austin Hey Brandon. One question...how do you know this? None of us know what goes on in their offices. We have only the results to look at and we have the interviews with these morons. Sure looks to me like Sandy is a very poor GM.

ken1010
ken1010

@Chris Molloy

We're 3.5 games away from the worst record in baseball and the first draft pick next year.  

Sure, the young pitching is fine.  I hope there are some good hitters to draft next year.  

Richard Alicea
Richard Alicea

I believe he has the tools to become an above average 4 or 5 in the rotation, he's still learning.  Same goes for MONTERO; these kids will prosper sooner rather than later. Since we aren't going anywhere with this lineup it's best to keep these kids pitching at this level so they can continue to develop and learn how to pitch at this level versus AAA.  So I'm all for bringing back MONTERO as well.  I would trade HEFNER, GEE and NIESE for some good hitting prospects that can help us in the near future.  A rotation of HARVEY, THOR, DEGROM, MONTERO and WHEELER  will be more than adequate.

John Paul Cullinane
John Paul Cullinane

You're analyzing it too much.  A pitcher played against the Mets lineup.  That's all you had to say.

Richard Alicea
Richard Alicea

The last I heard was 62...the Padres were worse with 68.

Bob Higgins
Bob Higgins

@Ahmed Kamel  No matter what line up they put out these players top to bottom stink ! Most would still be in AAA or the bench on most teams !

Richard Alicea
Richard Alicea

I disagree with the DUD...he should be the second to go with CY (THE STIFF) first.  Tejada is serviceable and GRANDERSON is hitting a little now and his contract is untradeable.  Nevertheless, getting rid of CY and DUD would help this team (addition by subtraction.)

Brian Webster
Brian Webster

@drmetfan  I don't know how you put Murph and Duda in the same lesser extent category. To me Murph belongs in that 1st group probably more than Lagares due to experience and history of success and Grandy due to his large contract. While Duda belongs lumped in the group of guys the Mets couldn't get a bag of balls for.

rodd
rodd

@drmetfan We need power right sluggers, because opposing left handers when they come in will kill us!

Macacawitz
Macacawitz

@Steven M. Harries @Macacawitz I understand you're point, and in a certain context it's a valid one.  I also understand Vince Lombardi's point.  Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing.  Sandy Alderson is a sabremetrician, Vince Lombardi was a winner.  Which one would you want running your team?

anymos
anymos

@Ed Renner @Brandon Austin You really think Alderson made the decision to cut payroll to, what is it now, $77M?  That he enjoys trying to find players on the scrap heap to outperform their contracts?  How do we know he's not setting the budget?  2012 should give you a good indication- when Sandy said he thought $120M would be a reasonable payroll- only to have Fred give an interview to SI saying they could afford $100M.  Hating Alderson is shooting the messenger.  The real problem is in the owner's box. 

Brian Webster
Brian Webster

@ken1010 @Chris Molloy  Yet Cerrone will continue to talk about the number of games out they are from the playoffs. I don't care how many games out they are from the postseason if the number of games out they are from the worst record in baseball is a smaller number then it should not even be mentioned let alone seriously discussed.

mrgee
mrgee

Then they shouldn't "hand out" a game ball when the Mets lose. Boom, problem solved.

Richard Alicea
Richard Alicea

@Brian Webster...can't agree with you more; MURPHY has been the only bright spot for this team aside from the starting pitching and bullpen of late.

dk1357
dk1357

@mrgee Yes, that's what I was getting at.  Thank you.