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