On Monday the Mets shut out the Cardinals. Well on Tuesday, the Mets returned the favor, failing to score any runs in a loss to the Cards.
Dillon Gee did not allow a hit through three innings, but after a walk and two singles to lead off the fourth, suddenly the Cardinals had the bases loaded. Jon Jay singled to score two. Another walk loaded the bases again with no outs. But Gee got out of it — he was able to turn two infield ground balls into force plays at the plate, and when he struck out Matt Carpenter, the inning was over with the Cardinals having just a 2-0 lead.
Chris Young made a bid for his first home run as a Met, but Matt Holliday robbed him. With a man on first in the fifth, Young launched a shot to left. Holliday went back to the wall and jumped, making the catch with his glove above the wall. If not for the great play, the game would have been tied.
So Dillon Gee left down 2-0, throwing six innings and 95 pitches. He allowed six hits and two walks, striking out four.
Adam Wainwright threw seven innings of shutout ball, the Mets managing only four hits off of him. Wainwright seemed to hurt himself chasing down a ground ball on the last out of the seventh inning, which may have led to his premature removal from the game after just 79 pitches.
The Cardinals loaded the bases with two singles and a walk off of Gonzalez Germen with two outs in the eighth. Kolten Wong grounded out to keep the game close.
But Jose Valverde allowed a run in the ninth on a walk, a stolen base and a two-out single to make it a 3-0 game.
Bobby Abreu made his Mets debut leading off the bottom of the ninth by flying out to the warning track in left. Eric Young and Curtis Granderson (0-3, now batting .116) both walked. David Wright struck out for the second out. Daniel Murphy grounded out to end the game.
Mets lose 3-0.