NY Mets 5, St. Louis 2

Date - Thursday, May 16, 2013 1:45 PM
Location - Busch Stadium
Temperature - 74°
Umpires - Home Plate - Lazaro Diaz, First Base - Tim Timmons, Second Base - Mike Winters, Third Base - Mark Wegner,
Attendance - 44068

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
NY Mets 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 1 0 5 12 0
St. Louis 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 8 2

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
NY Mets 15-23 9-12 6-11 W1
St. Louis 26-14 12-7 14-7 L1

Recap

Mets 5, Cardinals 2: Jon Niese bounced back with 7 1/3 strong innings and David Wright drove in a pair as visiting New York avoided a four-game sweep at St. Louis.

Daniel Murphy went 4-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored and Lucas Duda drove in a run for the Mets, who snapped a six-game slide. Niese (3-4), who had allowed 15 runs in 8 1/3 innings over his previous two turns, allowed two runs and six hits in his longest outing of the season.

Adam Wainwright (5-3) struck out eight in six frames for the Cardinals but had his scoreless innings streak come to an end at 11 2/3 in the third when New York pushed across a pair to take the lead. Wainwright was charged with four runs (three earned) and six hits in six innings.

Pete Kozma gave St. Louis a 1-0 lead in the second when his shallow fly to center dropped just in front of Rick Ankiel’s dive. Murphy ripped a two-out RBI double into the right-field corner to plate the tying run in the third and Wright followed with a bloop to right to give New York the lead.

Murphy and Wright hooked up again with back-to-back doubles in the sixth to make it a two-run gap and Duda brought Wright home with a sacrifice fly two batters later. The Cardinals threatened in the eighth but only managed one run, and Bobby Parnell worked a scoreless ninth to lock up his fourth save for the Mets.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Murphy went 10-for-16 in the series and had an odd hit in the sixth when his double to right went through a gap in the wall on the fly. His four-hit game was his second of the season. … St. Louis has not swept a series of four or more games from New York since 1982. … Former Met Carlos Beltran went 3-for-4 - his second three-hit game of the series.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
NY Mets   St. Louis
Jon Niese Player Adam Wainwright
Win W/L Loss
7.1 IP 6.0
3 Strikeouts 8
6 Hits 6
2.45 ERA 4.50
Hitting
NY Mets   St. Louis
Daniel Murphy Player Carlos Beltran
4 Hits 3
1 RBI 1
0 HR 0
6 TB 4
1.000 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
NY Mets 12 0 17 .324 16 11 5 2 0 0
St. Louis 8 0 11 .242 10 4 2 2 0 2

Upcoming Games

  • St. Louis will play their next game at home against Milwaukee. The Cardinals have a W/L % of .615 after a win and .714 after a loss.
  • NY Mets will play their next game on the road against Chi. Cubs. The Mets have a W/L % of .357 after a win and .417 after a loss.