The Mets sent Jacob deGrom (4-4) to the mound facing the Cards Jaime Garcia (0-0). It was one of deGroms best outings of the year.
|St. Louis Cardinals||New York Mets|
|1||Kolten Wong||2B||1||Juan Lagares||CF|
|2||Matt Carpenter||3B||2||Wilmer Flores||SS|
|3||Jhonny Peralta||SS||3||Lucas Duda||1B|
|4||Matt Adams||1B||4||Michael Cuddyer||LF|
|5||Randal Grichuk||CF||5||Daniel Murphy||2B|
|6||Jason Heyward||RF||6||John Mayberry||RF|
|7||Mark Reynolds||LF||7||Eric Campbell||3B|
|8||Tony Cruz||C||8||Kevin Plawecki||C|
|9||Jaime Garcia||P||9||Jacob deGrom||P|
He started out the first inning by striking out three batters, although he did allow a base hit to Matt Carpenter. deGrom would then retire the next 23 batters in a row. He was nothing less than awesome this afternoon, allowing a season low one hit & no walks in eight innings of work.
No Cardinal got past first base during his eight innings of work. This afternoon deGrom struck out a season high eleven batters. deGrom would have five games where he had double figures in strike outs on the 2015 season.
In the 4th inning, the Mets got a walk to Lucus Duda & a pair of singles to Michael Cuddyer & Daniel Murphy. Then short time Met John Mayberry Jr. singled to left field scoring Duda, making it 1-0 Mets.
In the 6th Duda hit a solo HR, the first of his two on the day. His other came in the 8th inning a three run shot off Randy Choate, capping off a four RBI day for Mr. Duda. Duda now had five HRs on the young season.
Jeurys Familia came on in the 9th & gave up the second hit of the day, but closed out the 5-0 shut out.