McNeil's throw leads Mets to victory over Cards after, Syndergaard injured

Tanya Simon
June 18, 2019

The Cardinals are a flawless 4-0 in their last four games versus the Mets and have won four of Michael Wacha's last five starts versus NY. And this time, New York's relievers finally held on - barely - after blowing late leads in the first two games of the series.

Callaway said that the team had options, but declined to indicate who would take Syndergaard's spot in the rotation. Having seen both pitchers throw a lot this year, Syndergaard is the better pitcher in this matchup.

Wacha allowed six runs (five earned) on seven hits and one walk while striking out four in four innings.

St. Louis' next batter, Kolten Wong, dropped a blooper into shallow right field between a lunging Michael Conforto and a sprinting Jeff McNeil, sending Flaherty barreling toward home from first. In the fourth inning the Cardinals added their third run of the game when Goldschmidt walked, got to second after another walk, went to third on a fielder's choice that had to be challenged, and then scored on a double play.

Paul DeJong, who the Cardinals' games notes nicknamed "Mr. Met", hit a solo home run to break the tie and send the Cardinals to a 4-3 victory at Citi Field on Sunday.

Seth Lugo struck out three in the eighth, fanning Matt Carpenter with the bases loaded to end the inning.

Syndergaard reached for the back of his leg after throwing a pitch in the seventh inning Saturday night against the St. Louis Cardinals.

Robert Gsellman entered with NY leading 8-3.

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NY has won 14 of 19 at Citi Field.

"He's like, 'Yeah, I saw Yoenis Cespedes go up there".

O'Nora worked his first big league game in 1992 and has been on the major league staff since 1999.

In similar Mets fashion, plate umpire Brian O'Nora had to leave the game early after taking a pitch to the groin area.

Mets: 2B Robinson Canó (left quadriceps) rejoined the team and is eligible to come off the injured list Sunday.

The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games.

LHP Justin Wilson was scheduled for a rehab appearance at Class A Brooklyn after making two with Syracuse. He exited the series opener Friday night in the first inning.

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