The St. Louis Cardinals missed a couple of golden opportunities to defeat the New York Mets, but fell short in Queens, dropping a 3-2 decision to the home side.
The Cardinals doubled home the opening run of the ballgame and gave way to Michael Wacha. The former Texas A&M Aggie was un-hittable to start, recording his first nine outs via the strikeout.
Wacha came apart in the fourth, succumbing to a lack of control and a swirling New York win, walking three of his five total batters in the inning including a pair of bases-loaded walks to give the Mets the lead.
Lucas Duda homered for the Mets in the sixth, but the Cardinals wouldn’t say die. St. Louis put two in scoring position with one out in the eighth, but Jhonny Peralta popped out and Matt Adams delivered a pinch-hit flyout to end the threat.
The Cardinal ninth produced a run after two singles and a double, but a second runner on Daniel Descalso’s extra-base hit was cut down at home plate. Matt Holliday flew out with the potential tying run at second to end the game.
St. Louis will try to earn a split with New York on Thursday afternoon. Lance Lynn faces Bartolo Colon, with coverage on KTGR at 11:15 AM.