But John Mayberry Jr. was sent up to pinch hit. Rosenthal had a two rough appearances in the last two games against the Pittsburgh Pirates and was held out from pitching in the All Star Game due to soreness in his right arm. Kirk Nieuwenhuis started in left field and went 0-for-4.
In the ninth, the Mets picked up a run thanks to a botched pop-up that fell for a cheap single and an RBI infield hit from shortstop Ruben Tejada.
“A lot of teams that are expected to win are learning that the revenues that they are making… they’re actually going to have to spend some of those revenues to create the gap and not stay where they’re at, because teams are getting close to them”, agent Scott Boras said. He struck out six and walked one. Goold says Holliday, during Wednesday and Thursday’s off time, “intends to increase the intensity of his running…so that he can return to the lineup Friday” when the season resumes. With lefty Steven Matz now out at least a month because of a partially torn lat-muscle, the Mets are going to go back to a five-man with an occasional spot starter to try to manage innings.
Syndergaard continued his strong rookie campaign by tossing seven or more innings for the third time in his last four starts, but the Mets could not muster any extra-base hits and didn’t put two baserunners on until the ninth inning.
“We’re unprepared attempt suicide at all straight away just like a stain starter”, boss Terry Collins said. “So with the days off coming shortly after that, this one time Noah has got to pitch on regular rest”. Peralta looks to continue his torrid stretch as the Cardinals vie for a series victory when they face the visiting New York Mets on Saturday. Lackey owns a 1-0 career record versus New York, but settled for a no-decision on May 18 after yielding one run on three hits in seven innings in his last meeting. Still, the Mets maintained their cool.
That looms large on the Mets schedule, but so did Friday night. Lynn rebounded from a leadoff homer by Granderson, shutting the Mets out after that for seven innings. “And that was special, keeping it there at one run”.
The St. Louis Cardinals hosting the New York Mets to begin the second half of the season.
Syndergaard took that lead and ran with it for five innings, but got in trouble in the sixth.
Wong stole second and took third on Kevin Plawecki’s throwing error, and Matt Carpenter tied it at 1-1 with an RBI groundout. The Cardinals have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. Grichuk can play center field, allowing the Cardinals to keep him in the lineup alongside Holliday and right fielder Jason Heyward, which is exactly what Matheny is doing tonight. 186 batting average makes him one of the Mets’ better options off the bench, struck out to end it.