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4/21 Game Recap: Mets top Cardinals 2-0

By Danny Abriano
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The Mets defeated the Cardinals 2-0 at Citi Field on Monday night in the opener of a four-game set.

Apr 21, 2014; New York, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher

Jenrry Mejia

(58) delivers a pitch against the St. Louis Cardinals in the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

Game Recap:

The game remained scoreless until the bottom of the third, when David Wright smacked a broken-bat RBI single to left field to put the Mets up 1-0.

After Jenrry Mejia escaped a first and third, one out jam in the top of the sixth, the Mets plated a run in the bottom of the frame on Travis d’Arnaud‘s single to extend their lead to 2-0.

Mejia left the game with runners on first and second and two outs in the seventh, and Scott Rice came in to escape the jam.

All together, the Mets got 2.1 scoreless innings from Rice, Carlos Torres, and Kyle Farnsworth to seal the victory.

Highlights:

  • Jenrry Mejia got the start for the Mets and tossed 6.2 innings of shutout ball.
  • Kyle Farnsworth, recently installed as the closer, pitched a scoreless ninth for the save.

Thoughts:

Jenrry Mejia continues to impress. He’s had three stellar starts this year sandwiched around one so-so one – which came in Atlanta and featured an inning that Curtis Granderson helped to sabotage with a misplay in right field.

On the offensive side of things, David Wright continued to rake and Travis d’Arnaud continued to hit the ball hard and get results – something he started doing last weekend in Anaheim.

Next Up:

The Mets play the second game of their four-game set against the Cardinals on Tuesday night at Citi Field. Dillon Gee gets the start for the Mets, opposed by Adam Wainwright for St. Louis.

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