In the opening game of a three-game set in St. Louis, Jacob deGrom was roughed up as the Mets lost the Cardinals.
Jun 16, 2014; St. Louis, MO, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) is removed from the game by manager Terry Collins (10) during the fifth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports
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.