Mets 6, Cardinals 5! Late Inning Heroics From Jay Bruce!


  • Zack Wheeler got the start for the Mets
  • Tommy Pham gave the Cards the lead in the bottom of the first with a two-run home run.
  • Jay Bruce got one back in the top of the second with an RBI Triple and the Mets trailed 2-1 after two.
  • Kolten Wong doubled in a run in the bottom of the fourth, and Luke Weaver, the pitcher, singled in another run, the first time a pitcher had reached base against the Mets all year, and after 4 the Mets trailed 4-1.
  • Wheeler was lifted for a pinch hitter in the 4th and the Mets got going. Yoenis Cespedes crushed a monster three-run home run and the game was tied 4-4.
  • Wheeler’s night was over. Four runs on six hits in 4 innings of work. Not the night he or the Mets were looking for.
  • Bottom of the fifth – Matt Harvey Time. His first appearance from the bullpen. He got a fly ball out, and struck out Yadier Molina, but gave up back to back doubles, the second by Paul DeJong gave the Cards the lead back 5-4.
  • Harvey worked a scoreless 6th inning.
  • Sewald followed with a scoreless 7th.
  • Adrian Gonzalez plated a run on a sac fly in the 8th and the game was tied again.
  • Tie game, Bottom 9, Cardinals get their first two on against Robert Gsellman via a walk and a bloop single.  But he bounced back, got a strikeout and a double play and we were off to extra innings.
  • Jay Bruce hit a solo Home Run in the top of the 10th and the Mets were ahead for the first time tonight
  • Jeurys Familia wasn’t going to let this one go, he worked a 1-2-3 10th inning for his 9th save and the Mets took the opener 6-5 in St. Louis.
  • Mets continue their three-game series tonight in St. Louis, First pitch 8:15, Steven Matz on the hill. Mets on Deck comes to you at 6:05

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