The B-team notches a win.
The New York Mets (35-33) beat the St. Louis Cardinals (39-32) by a score of 6-4.
Tim Redding was great. Sure, he gave up four earned runs, but that’s what you expect out of him. Holding the Cardinals to only four runs is quite an accomplishment. Seven innings for Redding, who was victimized by two home runs, finally earned his first win with the Mets.
Very nice, Redding. Maybe you shouldn’t have started the 8th inning, lowering your “should have been” runs to three, but it’s OK. I’ll take it.
Brian Stokes entered with a one run lead, a runner on first and Albert Pujols at the plate. Stokes came through brilliantly, inducing a double play ball to get out of the inning and avoid any damage.
Love it. Absolutely love it. Were you watching, Jerry?
Francisco Rodriguez set the Cards down 1-2-3.
Two players had stand out nights for the Mets on a night where the team knocked out 14 hits. Luis Castillo went 3-4 with a double, RBI and two runs scored and Omir Santos had a perfect night, going 4-4 with a run and an RBI.
What’s up with the catchers lately? Whatever it is, I could get used to it.
Daniel Murphy picked up two hits, including a solo home run into the visiting bullpen in the 5th inning. Alex Cora picked up two RBI on singles in the 6th and 8th innings.
And Murphy has more home runs than David Wright. Wow.
Cora has earned every single penny of his $2.5 million contract. For a guy that was supposed to be a backup forced into everyday duty, he’s been nothing short of spectacular.