Rapid Reaction: Mets 2, Cards 0

April, 21, 2014
Apr 21
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NEW YORK -- Jenrry Mejia ran his career-high scoreless streak to 13 2/3 innings and David Wright extended his hitting streak to 12 games with a broken-bat RBI single as the New York Mets beat the defending National League champion St. Louis Cardinals 2-0 Monday night at Citi Field.


Noah K. Murray/USA TODAY SportsJenrry Mejia thanks Ruben Tejada after the shortstop's diving stop initiated a double play in the fifth.


Newly installed closer Kyle Farnsworth tossed a scoreless ninth inning to notch his first save since Sept. 29 with the Pittsburgh Pirates.

The camouflage-wearing Mets again moved over .500, improving their record to 10-9.

Mejia’s line: 6.2 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 7 K. He departed after consecutive two-out walks in the seventh. Scott Rice entered and induced a ground out to third base from righty-hitting pinch-hitter Shane Robinson.

After being forced from his previous outing in Phoenix after five innings because of a torn blister on his right middle finger, Mejia this time logged 94 pitches with no apparent ill effects.

Mejia personally escaped his most serious threat in the sixth. After consecutive one-out singles by Matt Carpenter and Allen Craig placed runners on the corners, Mejia retired Matt Holliday on a pop out to second base and Matt Adams on a ground out to Daniel Murphy.

In the fourth and fifth innings, Mejia had benefited from highlight-reel plays from shortstop Ruben Tejada, both on diving stops up the middle. In the latter instance, Tejada initiated a double play on a grounder by Jon Jay.

Mejia now has 25 strikeouts in 22 2/3 innings.


Kathy Willens/Associated PressDavid Wright delivers a broken-bat RBI single in the third to get the Mets on the scoreboard.


Oh, Captain: Things are breaking right for Wright these days. Wright delivered a two-out, broken-bat single through the left side of the infield in the third inning to plate Eric Young Jr. with the game’s opening run.

The Mets extended the lead to 2-0 in the sixth on Travis d’Arnaud’s RBI single. That came in an inning in which the Mets benefited from Cards starter Tyler Lyons walking two batters and also committing an error. (Chris Young was thrown out trying to advance to third base on a pitch in the dirt earlier in the inning, limiting the damage.)

Bay watch: Curtis Granderson went 0-for-3 with three strikeouts and a hit by pitch. He is now hitless in 19 straight at-bats.

What’s next: Dillon Gee (1-0, 3.71 ERA) opposes Adam Wainwright (3-1, 1.80) at 7:10 p.m. Tuesday. Wainwright is coming off a two-hit shutout against the Washington Nationals.
Adam Rubin has covered the Mets since 2003. He's a graduate of Mepham High School on Long Island and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He joined ESPNNewYork after spending 10 years at the New York Daily News.
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TEAM LEADERS

WINS LEADER
Bartolo Colon
WINS ERA SO IP
15 4.09 151 202
OTHER LEADERS
BAD. Murphy .289
HRL. Duda 30
RBIL. Duda 92
RD. Murphy 79
OPSL. Duda .830
ERAJ. Niese 3.40
SOZ. Wheeler 187