Game 156: Mets Take Finale from Cards, 8-6

From the start, it looked as though the Cardinals would steamroll over the Mets once again. However, a six-run ninth inning change that course pretty quickly.

After scoring just two runs in the previous eight innings combined, the Mets explode in the top of the ninth. The first run came off a bases-loaded Justin Turner walk, which should have signaled immediate trouble. Despite a pitching change, Jose Reyes smacked a line-drive single to right-field, cashing-in Nick Evans, and advancing the runners. Ruben Tejada then hit a double, scoring Jason Pridie and Turner. With two on and two out, Willie Harris continued the rally with a two-RBI single.

The damage was too much for the Cardinals to overcome, as Bobby Parnell shut-down three straight hitters for his sixth save. Manny Acosta got the win, as starter Chris Capuano exited the game in the fifth inning (eight hits, four earned-runs, two walks, four strikeouts in 4.6 innings).

The win bumped the bumps up to 74-82.

Tags: Angel Pagan Ben Berkon Bobby Parnell Cardinals Cards Chris Capuano Danny Herrera David Wright Jose Reyes Josh Satin Josh Stinson Josh Thole Justin Turner Manny Acosta Mets Mets Cardinals Mike Baxter New York New York Mets New York Mets St. Louis Cardinals Nick Evans Rising Apple Ruben Tejada Ryota Igarashi St. Louis Cardinals Val Pascucci Willie Harris

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