The Mets defeated the St. Louis Cardinals by a score of 2-0 on Monday night at Citi Field. Debuting their camouflage uniforms that will be worn for five Military Monday night games throughout the season, righthander Jenrry Mejia opposed Cardinals southpaw Tyler Lyons.
What you should know:
Jenrry Mejia looked sharp right out of the gate, pitching 6 and 2/3 innings, while striking out 7 and only allowing 4 hits. He ran into a bit of trouble in the 7th inning, but was bailed out by Scott Rice, who induced a ground ball to end the inning.
Tyler Lyons also looked good for St. Louis early, allowing 2 runs on 6 hits, but was on the wrong end of a tightly contested game.
Travis d’Arnaud went 2-for-4, just missing a home run in his first at bat, and driving in a run in the 6th inning.
David Wright continued his hot hitting, extending his hit streak to 12 games, the third longest current streak in the major leagues, and also drove in a run, going 1-for-4 on the night.
Curtis Granderson‘s woes continued as he went 0-for-3 with three strikeouts and a hit by pitch.
Ruben Tejada showed flashes of Andrelton Simmons in the field Monday night, making two spectacular plays with the leather, including a double play that will be soon be seen on Baseball Tonight’s Web Gem segment.
The Mets went 3 for 7 with Runners In Scoring Position tonight, as opposed to 0 for 10 yesterday afternoon.
Kyle Farnsworth shut the door in the 9th, earning his first save as a New York Met.
Player of the Game:
Monday night’s player of the game goes to Mets starting pitcher Jenrry Mejia, who turned in 6 and 2/3 innings of scoreless innings while striking out 7.
New York Mets 2, St. Louis Cardinals 0
Winning Pitcher: Jenrry Mejia (3-0)
Losing Pitcher: Tyler Lyons (0-1)
Save: Kyle Farnsworth (1)