What a dreadful game.
The Mets received a thorough shellacking at the hands of the St. Louis Cardinals and relapsed to some 2017-style baseball tonight. Really, the less said about it, the better. Once again, Steven Matz couldn’t get through the fourth inning. The Mets committed three errors in the third and fourth innings, leading to four runs. Corey Oswalt made his Major League debut and christened it by surrendering a long bomb off the bat of Jedd Gyorko for the Cards’ eighth and ninth runs. The Mets could barely touch Michael Wacha this time, even though they actually had a 1-0 lead.
Just a sloppy effort all around, but props should go to manager Mickey Callaway for utilizing Oswalt’s starting experience: Oswalt relieved Matz with one out in the fourth and stayed in through the end of the game. Somehow, I can’t see Terry Collins preserving his bullpen in a blowout game in quite this way.
Noah Syndergaard takes on Carlos Martinez in a getaway day matinee tomorrow. After that, it’s on to sunny San Diego.