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Postgame: Mets 8 at Cardinals 12 (swept)

I will not be writing up a postgame report because I wasn’t able to watch most of the game and if was not a good game for the Mets. I will write this though:

  • Livan Hernandez gave up 5 runs in 5 innings of work.
  • Sean Green gave up 5 runs in 2 innings of work.
  • Anyone who thought that Livan has constituency was really wrong.
  • Livan is not a very good pitcher.
  • The Mets bullpen can’t be trusted other than Franky and Putz.
  • The Mets did almost rally to come back in the 8th but it wasn’t enough.

Final: Mets 4 at Cardinals 6

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9   R H E
NYM 1 1  
STL 0 x   

I can’t believe Murphy was picked off but at least we got 1. Good for Perez to get out of the inning.

Castillo triples, Ollie walks, Jose singles, 2-0

How in the world did Wright catch that. It was a broken bat, slow hit, line drive that Wright didn’t have much time to get to but he dove and got it.

After Ollie gets hit and then Reyes gets hurt. Come on Murphy.

Murphy gets a hit and Ollie scores. 3-0 Mets.

Wright reaches on throwing error but scored a hit to get to first. Error to get to second.. Reyes scores. Murphy tries to score from first but is out at the plate. Inning over but it was a good one. Got 2 runs and it all started with a 2 out hit by the pitcher.

With 2nd and 3rd and 1 out, Perez get the batter to bloop it to Wright and has a chance to get out of the inning.

After walking Khelil Green, Perez struck out Thurston on a 3-2 pitch.

Mets ground into double play end of inning. Half way through.

Pujols gets a 2 RBI double. Come on O.P. Casey Fossum, the new lefty, is warming up.

Ollie walks in a run and Jerry makes the move to Fossum so Ollie can’t get a win.

Fossum walks the first man he faces in a Mets uniform. It was on 4 pitches and now they are hitting for the pitcher after he led off the inning with a hit. 

Fossum get the pinch hitter to ground out. 4 all.

Sorry for stopping the live-blog. I was called away from my computer and never came back. It was a ugly game.

Postgame: Mets 5 at Cards 2

Today the Mets beat the Cardinals 5-2.

W – Bobby Parnell (2-0)
L – Kyle Louch (3-2)
S – Brian Stokes (1)
Johan Santana went only 3 innings but Metsblog says this is normal.
  • Omir Santos hit 2 homers.  
  • Daniel Murphy was 0 for 3. 
  • In Johan’s 3 innings he gave up 2 hits but both were homers.
  • The bullpen pitched 6 scoreless with a line of:
    Santana 3.0 2 2 2 0 2 2 3.57
    Parnell (W, 2-0) 1.0 1 0 0 1 1 0 2.02
    Dessens (H, 1) 2.0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0.00
    O’Day (H, 2) 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2.77
    Merritt (H, 1) 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.50
    Stokes (S, 1) 1.2 1 0 0 2 0 0 2.51

    Also after the game Jerry Manual said the mets will be throwing the season.


Mets 9 at Cardinals 5 (postgame)

The Mets (11-13-1) today beat the Cardinals (16-8-2) by a score of 9-5 in Jupiter today.

W – J.J.Putz (2-0)
L – Trever Miller (0-2)

  • John Maine looked pretty good. He got off to a bad start in the first and then rebounded and went 5 innings. Putz and Parnell then followed with 1-2-3 innings. Here is the Mets Pitching box score: 

    Maine 5.0 6 3 1 3 5 0 8.00
    Putz  1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
    Parnell 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2.38
    Figueroa, N 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 0 10.80
    Muniz 1.0 1 1 1 1 2 1 4.91

    The Mets had a 7 run 7th inning. During it the Mets some surprise RBI people. Mike Nickeas hit a 2 out RBI single in his 2nd at bat of the spring to take a 4-3 lead. (He is 2 for 2 this spring.) Following Nickeas, Jonathan Malo drives in a run on a error. Then Jose Reyes has a 2 RBI single to make the score 7-3. Then Omir Santos hit a pinch hit 2 run homer to make the score 9-3.

Tomorrow the National will come to town with Johan on the mound on SNY.
…update 10:50 PM
I forgot to mention that Maine threw 95 pitches in his 5 innings of work.
Thats not great but he would’ve pitched a 6th in the regular season. He also had a new delivery that he had to get used to.

Mets at Cards (pregame)

Today the Mets (10-13-1) will travel to Jupiter to play the Cardinals (16-7-2) at 1:05. 

The Lineup:
Jose Reyes SS
Luis Castillo 2B
Carlos Beltran CF
Carlos Delgado 1B
Daniel Murphy LF
Ryan Church RF
Jose Valentin 3B
Brian Schneider C
John Maine P

Almost a real lineup but minus Wright who is still hurt.
The Pitchers:
METS:  John Maine (RHP), Bobby Parnell (RHP), Nelson Figueroa (RHP), J.J Putz (RHP), Carlos Muniz (RHP), Elmer Dessens (RHP)
CARDINALS:  Adam Wainwright (RHP), and more.
The Notes:
  • The Mets are third among National League teams with a .296 batting average and third in the NL with a .363 on-base percentage. 
  • The Mets are 1-1 against the Cards this spring
How to Catch it:
The game can be listened to if you own Gameday Audio.
Here is a live box score for if you don’t have Gameday Audio.