“I was cramping all over”, Heyward said after matching a career best with five hits as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the New York Mets 12-2 on Saturday night. The Mets and Cardinals had already played one marathon game in 2015.
Sunday’s contest was the third-longest game ever between the teams.
New York could have closed it out after Plawecki produced its lone hit with a runner in scoring position, singling Granderson home in the 13th to break the scoring seal.
The Mets needed eighteen innings to do it, but they beat the Cardinals on Sunday.
Sunday baseball and I will have a free pick in the game between the New York Mets and the St Louis Cardinals, which will be played at Busch Stadium in St Louis.
ROYALS 4, WHITE SOX 1: In Chicago, Danny Duffy took a shutout into the ninth inning in the longest outing of his career, as Kansas City beat Chicago ace Chris Sale.
It took 5 hours, 55 minutes for the Mets to top the NL Central-leading Cardinals and avoid a three-game sweep. Shortstop Ruben Tejada’s sacrifice fly with the bases loaded and no outs scored second baseman Wilmer Flores with the tiebreaking run. Tejada followed with his deep fly and Campbell then bunted. Just could not get another run across the plate. Colon entered the night with only 11 walks in 105 innings.Grichuk welcomed reliever Carlos Torres with his eighth home run of the season, a two-run shot into the St. Louis bullpen in right-center, for an 8-0 advantage. Cardinals reliever Carlos Villaneuva and starter Carlos Martinez shared the last eight innings with pitching four innings each. On one hand, Lackey only gave up one run over seven innings, but gave up ten hits in the process. “We were trying to stay away from Martinez but it got to the point where it was not possible”. Billy Butler and Josh Phegley hit two-run home runs for the A’s, who cleared the fences a season-high five times to boost their 2015 total to 80. He was St. Louis’ eighth pitcher.It was just the 12th defeat in 45 home games for St. Louis (58-34).Neither starter was involved in the decision. “We tried to let guys hit, we couldn’t score”, Collins said. After putting men on first and second to open the 18th inning, Kevin Plawecki sacrificed them over to second and third. It was the majors’ poorest showing with runners in scoring position since at least 1974. Only Philadelphia (27) in 1973 and San Diego (26) in 1979 left more runners stranded in a game – and both teams lost.
“It’s not new to me going multiple innings”, Gilmartin said. “We aren’t happy about that”.
“I’ve never seen more flying helmets going down that runway”, Collins said. Plawecki singled to right, Granderson scored. Lynn may have given up a leadoff home run to Curtis Granderson, but that would be the only mistake he made all game. The Cardinals then rallied with a single and double, but Familia struck out Tommy Pham to strand the winning run at third base.
Mets: OF Michael Cuddyer said after the game he might have to go on the disabled list if his sore left knee doesn’t respond to treatment scheduled for Monday.
Chapman, who routinely throws over 100 m.p.h., reached the mark when he fanned pinch-hitter Giovanny Urshela to end the 10th inning Sunday in Cincinnati’s game against the Cleveland Indians.