Mets get dominant performance from Harvey, walk it off in the 14th

By Danny Abriano

Matt Harvey was dominant over eight scoreless innings, Jeurys Familia suffered his first blown save of the season, and the Mets and Cardinals battled it out until the 14th as the Mets prevailed, 2-1, on Monday night at Citi Field.

Game Recap:

After Cardinals starter John Lackey set the Mets down in order over the first three innings, New York scratched out a run in the fourth. After Curtis Granderson led off with an RBI double and moved to third on a ground out, Lucas Duda poked one through the empty left side of the infield to put the Mets up, 1-0.

Matt Harvey started off a bit shaky, but found a groove by the middle innings, striking out five of six Cardinals at one point.

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A double play from Jason Heyward helped Harvey get through the seventh, and Harvey then worked around a one-out single in the eighth to wrap up his night.

Jeurys Familia allowed the Cardinals to put runners on the corners with one out in the top of the ninth before inducing a shallow fly ball to right. After the catch, Curtis Granderson made an extremely weak throw home as St. Louis tied things, 1-1.

Curtis Granderson hit a one-out double in the ninth, but the Mets stranded him as the game headed to extra innings.

Once the 10th inning hit, a battle of the bullpens commenced, and there wasn’t a serious threat until the bottom of the 14th inning. With the bases loaded and one out, John Mayberry, Jr. slapped an infield hit between short and third as Eric Campbell came in with the winning run.

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  • Matt Harvey was stellar after some early hiccups. In eight scoreless innings, he allowed six hits, one walk, and struck out nine while lowering his ERA to 1.98.
  • Curtis Granderson went 2-for-4 with a run scored.
  • Jeurys Familia allowed a pair of singles and a sacrifice fly in the ninth as he suffered his first blown save of the season.
  • Hansel Robles struck out two while tossing a perfect 10th inning.
  • Alex Torres struck out four while pitching 1.1 scoreless innings.

Next up:

The Mets continue their four-game series against the Cardinals at Citi Field on Tuesday night at 7:10 p.m.

Jon Niese gets the start for the Mets, opposed by Michael Wacha for St. Louis.