Mets left fielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis just got his glove to the ball but could not stop it going over.
“I’m getting more confident in pitching on the road”, said Syndergaard, who fell to 0-4 in away starts.
“Kind of yes and no”, he said. First pitch is scheduled for a 8:15 PM (Eastern) start time and the game will be televised locally. He appeared to be pleased with the same way as he immersed his presentations, observing he hurled shapes behind 2-1 inside of the calculate to actually Randal Grichuk and Mark Reynolds.
“Against that lineup and in these conditions, you can’t be too mad about a performance like that”, Syndergaard said. After starting the game by yielding a 418-foot homer to right fielder Curtis Granderson, Lynn dominated the punchless Mets for the remainder of the night.
Trevor Rosenthal gave up Ruben Tejada’s RBI infield hit in the ninth, and the Mets had two on before he struck out pinch hitter John Mayberry Jr. for his 27th save in 29 chances. Guys have been doing a nice job of keeping us in games all the way through, the bullpen has done a nice job of finishing it up.
Mets manager Terry Collins was ejected by plate umpire Chad Fairchild in the seventh for arguing a called strike with a 3-0 count against Lucas Duda, leading off the inning. Jaime Garcia, Matt Holliday, and Jon Jay have all missed extensive time with injury, and Adam Wainwright and Matt Adams suffered season ending injuries early on in the season.
However, if the Cardinals want to stave off the surging Pirates, they are going to need to show improvement on offense. We’re in a pennant race here. Goold adds, “He expects to run the bases at full speed one of those days, and ramp up the effort of his runs to sprint”. Although not hitting for the same amount of power as he did in years past, Holliday is hitting a robust.303/.417/.421 with 3 HR, and 26 RBI in 52 games for the Cardinals this season. He had nine strikeouts with one walk for St. Louis, which leads the majors with a 57-33 record but had lost three straight before the break.
Braves 4, Cubs 2: Eury Perez drove in two runs with a bases-loaded, tiebreaking single in the eighth inning and Atlanta snapped a five-game losing streak. That would be the only run the Mets would muster against Cardinals’ starter Lance Lynn (W, 7-5), who gave up only one run on three hits in seven innings of work.
ST. LOUIS (AP) – The St. Louis Cardinals got a key bat back in the lineup, activating All-Star Matt Holliday from the 15-day disabled list.
The Cardinals are a major league-best 32-11 at home and attendance of 44,540 was the 22nd sellout. St Louis ranks 19th in scoring (3.99 rpg), 7th in hitting (.257) and 25th in homers (69), while on the mound they are 1st in ERA (2.71) and 7th in WHIP (1.21).
Matheny announced that rookie Tim Cooney would start Sunday in the series finale against the Mets, giving All-Stars Carlos Martinez and Michael Wacha more rest and setting up the duo for Tuesday and Wednesday in Chicago against the White Sox.