Thursday, September 22, 2011

Mets Rally To Avoid The Sweep, Beat Cards 8-6

The Mets rallied to beat the Cardinals, 8-6, and avoided the sweep by St. Louis.

  • Chris Capuano wasn't particularly good today. In 4.2 innings, he gave up four runs on eight hits, while striking out four and walking two. Capuano gave up a two-run home run in the first inning to Allen Craig. Albert Pujols took Capuano deep in the fifth inning for his 37th homer of the season.  He also allowed an RBI single to Yadier Molina in the fifth inning.
  • The Mets first run of the game was in the fifth inning. With the bases loaded, Ruben Tejada drew a walk, forcing in a run.
  • New York was down 6-1 going into the ninth inning, but rallied to score seven runs. Cardinals reliever Jason Motte walked just about everybody he faced, forcing in a run at one point. Marc Rzepczynski then entered the game to pitch for St. Louis, and Jose Reyes greeted him with an RBI single to left field. The Cardinals then turned to Fernando Salas who gave up a two-run double to Tejada, and a two-run single from Willie Harris.
  • Bobby Parnell pitched the ninth, and threw a 1-2-3 inning to record his sixth save of the season.
  • With this win, the Mets finished their season on the road with a 43-38 record.

Next Up: The Mets head home for their final homestand of the season.  R.A. Dickey will take on Cole Hamels and the Phillies tomorrow night. Game time is 7:10 p.m.

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