Originally posted on The Baseball Page  |  Last updated 6/4/12

The St. Louis Cardinals avoided a 4-game sweep, defeating the Mets 5-4 at Citi Field. Allen Craig put the Cardinals ahead for good with a two-run homer in the eighth inning.


The Mets' were unable to capitalize on a fourth straight impressive outing from one of their starting pitchers, this time in Dillon Gee. They were however, able to make it interesting. Catching up from behind to tie the game, in the fourth being down one and again in the eighth being down by two. Along with making some noise before going down themselves, in the 8th inning when Jason Motte came in and shut it down. Mets lose 5-4.

 

Although it wasn't a win, as a Mets fan you can't be disappointed from what you saw today. Sweeping three games is tough, let alone FOUR against the defending World Champs is difficult as it is. I enjoyed watching the Amazins making things look interesting towards the end. It was a good series, not just one to appreciate but also from today's loss, one to learn from. Hopefully it helps for the future. 

Chris Young (0-0, 0 ERA) makes his debut against the Washington Nationals against Jordan Zimmermann (3-5, 2.80 ERA), Tomorrow at 7:05 against the Nationals at National Park.

Post Game Notes:

  • With Johan Santana winning this week's player of the week, it's the first time since 1983 that two Mets players have won back to back player of the week. R.A. Dickey, winning last week's.
  • The Mets finished up a 7 and 4 homestand.
  • They also with this loss were unable to move into sole position of first place.

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