CARDINALS 5, METS 4
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Cardinals (54-47) vs. Mets (53-47)
SERIES NOTES: With tonight's loss, the Mets have lost their second home series to the Cardinals since 2006...The Mets also went 1-2 versus the Cardinals in 2013...New York is now 18-12 all-time versus the Cardinals at Citi Field.
METSCELLANEOUS: New York is now 6-6 since the All-Star break and are 10-6 in their last 16 home games...New York is 27-22 at Citi Field this season...With tonight's loss, the Mets are now 48-1 when leading after eight innings this season.
METS HOME RUNS: New York has now hit 131 home runs this year and 33 home runs in 22 games this month...The Mets entered the day tied for the third-most home runs in the National League this season and tied for the third-most homers in the majors this month...New York has hit 27 homers in their last 14 home games.
YOENIS CÉSPEDES: Connected on his 22nd home run of the season with a two-run homer in the seventh inning that gave the Mets the lead...Was his first home run since July 5, a span of 40 at-bats...The go-ahead homer was his fifth of the season...10 of his 22 home runs this season have either given the Mets the lead or tied the game...Is batting .379 (25-66) with six doubles, six home runs, 13 RBI and 13 runs scored in his last 19 games at Citi Field...In 17 games this month, Céspedes is batting .333 (20-60) with three home runs and 12 RBI.
LOGAN VERRETT: Tossed a season-high 7.0 innings and allowed three runs, earned in a no-decision....Struck out a season-high seven and walked three...Is 0-0 with a 3.44 ERA (seven earned runs/18.1 innings) in his three starts since the All-Star break...Struck out 14 and walked five in that stretch.
JEURYS FAMILIA: Allowed two runs in 1.0 inning of work to suffer his first blown save of the season...The blown save ended a streak of 52 consecutive converted save opportunities in the regular season dating to August 1, 2015, the third-longest streak in major league history...Familia's 36 consecutive saves to open this season are a franchise record...His 14 converted saves in his last 14 games prior to tonight are also a franchise record.
ADDISON REED: Pitched 1.0 scoreless inning and struck out one...Has allowed five earned runs over his last 35.2 innings (1.26 ERA) since May 1...Reed now has 24 holds this season, two behind Aaron Heilman's franchise-record of 26, which he accomplished in 2006....In his last 16 games (17.1 innings pitched) dating to June 21, Reed has struck out 24 and walked one.
NEIL WALKER: Reached base four times and finished the game 3-3 with three singles...It is Walker's fourth game this year with three or more hits and his first since he collected three hits on June 24 at Atlanta.
CARDINALS COMEBACK: Tonight was the Cardinals' 26th come-from-behind win of the season...Tonight's victory was also the second time the Cardinals have won when trailing after eight innings (they were previously 1-41).
ST. LOUIS ON THE ROAD: With tonight's win, the Cardinals improved to 29-17 on the road and continue to own the best road winning percentage in the major leagues (.630).
KOLTEN WONG: Had the game-winning hit with a pinch-hit double in the ninth inning...Is now 5-12 as a pinch hitter this season...Was his first RBI as a pinch-hitter this season.
SEUNG HWAN OH: Converted his sixth save of the season after pitching a perfect ninth inning with one strikeout...Oh has not allowed a run in any of his 22 appearances on the road this season (23.0 innings pitched)...Struck out 30 and walked six in his 22 road games.
CARDINALS HOME RUN STREAK: St. Louis did not homer in tonight's win, seeing its 17-game streak with at least one home run come to an end (July 6-26)...The 17-game streak was the longest streak since they homered in a franchise-record 19 consecutive games from July 1-23, 2006 and is tied with the Texas Rangers' 17-games streak for the third-longest streak in the majors this season.
ADAM WAINWRIGHT: Pitched 6.2 innings and allowed four runs, earned, in a no-decision...Struck out four and walked one while giving up a season-high tying 11 hits...Surrendered a home run to Yoenis Céspedes in the seventh inning, the first home run he allowed since May 28 to Washington's Ryan Zimmerman, a span of 66.2 innings...Entering tonight's start, Wainwright's 60.2 innings without allowing a home run was the longest homerless streak in the majors this season...The four runs allowed are the most he's given up in a start this month...Entered tonight's start having not allowed more than two runs in any of his four July starts...His 0.93 ERA in the month of July entering tonight led the major leagues this month.
Winning Pitcher: Jonathan Broxton (3-2)
Losing Pitcher: Jeurys Familia (2-2)
Save: Seung Hwan Oh (6)
HOME RUN NOTES:
Mets: Céspedes (22, 7th inning off Wainwright, 1 on, 2 out).
Upcoming Pitching vs. Colorado
Thurs., July 28
LHP Tyler Anderson (3-3, 3.56) vs. RHP Jacob deGrom (6-5, 2.73)
1:10 p.m. (SNY, MLBN, WOR 710 AM, ESPN 1050 AM)
Fri. July 29 RHP Tyler Chatwood (9-6, 3.65) vs. LHP Steven Matz (8-6, 3.36)
7:10 p.m. (SNY, WOR 710 AM, ESPN 1050 AM)
Sat., July 30
LHP Jorge De La Rosa (6-7, 5.70) vs. RHP Bartolo Colón (9-5, 3.35)
7:10 p.m. (SNY, WOR 710 AM, ESPN 1050 AM)
Sun., July 31
RHP Chad Bettis (9-6, 5.19) vs. RHP Noah Syndergaard (9-5, 2.45)
1:10 p.m. (SNY, WOR 710 AM, ESPN 1050 AM)
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