The New York Mets (41-49) lost 6-3 to the St.Louis Cardinals (45-47) on Monday night, in the first game of a four-game series.
Zack Wheeler looked good through the first four innings, but ran into trouble in the fifth in which he allowed three walks.
In the sixth, he would allow an infield single to Yadier Molina and then a two-run homer to Paul DeJong (yes, again….). Kolten Wong would then hit a single up the middle to keep the rally going. He would get Magneuris Sierra to ground into a fielder’s choice to get Wong out, but Adam Wainwright would hit a double into the gap in right-center field to give the Cardinals a 3-1 lead.
Wheeler would be removed after that and would finish with a line of 5 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 4 BB, 5 SO, and 96 pitches. He has not collected a win since May 13th.
Robles would give up a three-run homer to Tommy Pham on the second pitch he threw, but he would get the next two guys out.
The offense would not let up in the sixth either as Lucas Duda would hit a solo home run followed by a Jose Reyes double in which he would score on as a result of two errors made by outfielders Dexter Fowler and Magneurius Sierra.
The Mets would threaten in the ninth and get runners on the corners with one out. Yoenis Cespedes would swing at a pitch on a 3-0 count and hit into a double play to end the game, however.