The Mets beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-3 on Sunday afternoon, as jacob degrom and Max Scherzer combined for 12 strikeouts, and Francisco Lindor he hit two home runs.
Here are some key points…
– DeGrom led off the game and struck out dylan carlson on a slider, and used the breaking ball again to get Laars Nootbaar searching harrison bader singled to center, but deGrom recovered to strike out Paul DeJong looking for a change. cardinals starter dakota hudson he sent the Mets down in order, recording consecutive strikeouts to end the first inning.
– DeGrom struck out juan yepez to open the second entrance, and then got Brendan Donovan roll to first Alec Burleson singled to center field, but deGrom got Ali Sanchez to fly and finish the side.
– Peter Alonso recorded a leadoff double for the Mets’ first hit of the day in the bottom of the second, and advanced to third in Robinson Cano‘s grounder down the first base line. eduardo escobar he drove in Alonso with a sacrifice fly to center field, giving them a 1-0 lead. Thomas Nest he made it a 3-0 game with a two-run blast to right center. starling mars he then made his first at-bat of the spring and struck out to end the inning.
– DeGrom recorded his fifth strikeout of the day, earning kramer-roberston out swinging in the top of the third. Carlson doubled, and then deGrom got Nootbaar to fly up for the second out. Bader grounded out past Lindor as the Cardinals took the board, losing 3-1. DeGrom had DeJong jump to third to end the inning and his day on the mound.
The two-time Cy Young Award winner finished with five strikeouts over 3.0 IP, allowing just four hits and one earned run.
– In the bottom of the third inning, Lindor sat on a slider and smashed it into right field, giving the Mets a 4-1 lead. Max Scherzer came into the game and breezed through the fourth, throwing only eight pitches in a 1-2-3 inning. Scherzer struck out Cards in a row to start the fifth, en route to another 1-2-3 inning.
Marte recorded his first hit in a Mets uniform with a double leading off the fifth and scored easily on canha brand‘s shallow single to center field to give the Mets a 5-1 lead.
– Burleson singled to center for Scherzer’s first hit in the seventh inning, then Sanchez doubled to right as the Cardinals trailed 5-2. Scherzer then retired the next three straight batters to get out of the inning. Jeff McNeil He walked to lead off the bottom half, and then, after Canha flied out, Lindor hit his second homer of the day, this time off the right side of the plate, putting the Mets up 7-2.
– anderson roof he hit a solo home run off Scherzer to start the ninth, as the Cardinals trailed 7–3. Scherzer then hit a back-to-back groundout and Ks to end the game. He finished the day with seven strikeouts, three hits, two earned runs and one walk on 90 pitches at 6.0 IP.
The Mets will hit the road and take on the Miami Marlins on Tuesday at 6:40 pm at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium in Jupiter, FL.