Final Score: Cardinals 5 Mets 4

The Mets (64-71) lost to the Cardinals (73-62) by the score of 5-4 today in St. Louis.

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Collin McHugh struggled in his second start of the season, allowing four runs and six hits in only four innings.

The Mets bullpen pitched four innings and allowed one run – that one run came in the seventh inning on an Allen Craig RBI single.

Kelly Shoppach delivered a two run home run in the seventh inning – he has four RBI in his last three games.

Daniel Murphy had two hits and two RBI – his two RBI came on an eighth inning, two-run home run.

The Mets were 0-for-6 with runners in scoring position today.

For a full recap and box score, check out SNY’s In-Game Live.

Michael Baron, Contributor

That was a real crummy way to lose a game. The Mets charged back in this game after Collin McHugh struggled through four innings. But in the ninth inning, Andres Torres appeared to lead off with a double but was called out on an appeal play for supposedly missing the bag at first base. Most replays indicated he did in fact touch first base. And, first base umpire David Rackley was right on top of the play too and had a good view of the whole thing.

Today’s game brings up an interesting topic as to whether or not Major League Baseball should expand replay into the game. My thoughts are this: if the umpiring wasn’t so terrible, and wasn’t getting worse, nobody would ever have suggested expanding replay to begin with. Mistakes happen for sure, but things like this which are so blatantly incorrect cannot happen, especially when these calls determine the outcomes of games. And, to be fair, that goes for what happened in Johan Santana’s no-hitter as well.

Thanks to MetsKevin11 on Twitter for the picture.

The Mets will look to even their series with the Cardinals tomorrow night at Busch Stadium, with Matt Harvey facing Jaime Garcia at 8:15 pm ET.