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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   


8:32
I can’t believe Murphy was picked off but at least we got 1. Good for Perez to get out of the inning.

8:45
Castillo triples, Ollie walks, Jose singles, 2-0

8:54
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.

9:13
After Ollie gets hit and then Reyes gets hurt. Come on Murphy.

9:15
Murphy gets a hit and Ollie scores. 3-0 Mets.

9:17
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.


9:24
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.

9:31
After walking Khelil Green, Perez struck out Thurston on a 3-2 pitch.

9:37
Mets ground into double play end of inning. Half way through.

9:43
Pujols gets a 2 RBI double. Come on O.P. Casey Fossum, the new lefty, is warming up.

9:54
Ollie walks in a run and Jerry makes the move to Fossum so Ollie can’t get a win.

9:58
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. 

9:59
Fossum get the pinch hitter to ground out. 4 all.

4/22
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:
     
    NY Mets IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
    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: 

  • NY Mets IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
    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.