In the opening game of a three-game set in St. Louis, Jacob deGrom was roughed up as the Mets lost the Cardinals.
The Mets fell behind 1-0 in the first inning, and tied the game in the top of the third when Curtis Granderson stroked a sacrifice fly to center field.
In the bottom of the third, Matt Adams delivered a two-out RBI single as the Cardinals went back on top 2-1.
Jacob deGrom struggled badly in the bottom of the fifth, surrendering four runs on five hits as the Cardinals extended their lead to 6-1 and knocked him out of the game.
The Mets got a run back in the top of the eighth when Chris Young pinch hit and grounded an RBI single to left field to make it 6-2, but they would get no closer.
- Jacob deGrom was hit around in 4.1 innings of work. DeGrom allowed six runs on 12 hits, walked two and struck out two.
- The Mets offense struggled again, the low-light coming when they squandered a second and third, none out threat in the fourth.
The Mets play the second game of their three-game set against the Cardinals on Tuesday night in St. Louis.