Originally posted on MetsZilla  |  Last updated 5/13/13
The New York Mets were defeated, 3-2 by the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday night, dropping to a season-worst seven games under .500 in the process. Rick Ankiel, who signed with the Mets earlier in the day after clearing waivers, nearly robbed Ty Wigginton of a pinch-hit double to open the bottom of the seventh with what would have been a nice diving grab. The blooper, however, popped out of Ankiels glove upon contact with the ground.  Ankiel, who was using Jon Nieses glove, believed with his own glove he would have held on to the ball. “I don’t want to make excuses about the glove, but I do feel if I had my own glove I would have made the play,” Ankiel said. “I got my glove on it, I should have made the play.” Wigginton later scored the go-ahead run after Matt Carpenter drilled a comebacker off New York reliever  Scott Rice, which deflected into foul territory.  Mets catcher John Buck retrieved the grounder leaving home plate vacant, allowing Wigginton to score easily from second base, giving the Cards a 4-3 lead. Later in the frame, Scott Atchinson relieved Rice and served up a two-run bomb to Matt Holiday, putting the game out of reach, 6-3. NEW ADDITION: Ankiel was 0-for-3 with two strikeouts and a walk during his Mets debut. THEY GOTTA WIN SOONER OR LATER: Dillon Gee will take the mound for the Mets tomorrow night at 8:15 p.m. in St. Louis. He will oppose John Gast.
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