The Mets looked like a completely different team when they defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 8-2 Tuesday night. Jon Niese went six strong innings and Jeff Francour and Jose Reyes each homered. Sorry Marquis, your prediction was INCORRECT, the Mets were able to bounce back from not hitting at all, to smashing arguably the best pitcher in the N.L. in Adam Wrainwright. This win was huge, they need to have a strong homestand to stay contenders in the N.L. East.
Notes From the A.P.:
•The Mets came home and ended Adam Wainwright‘s career-best scoreless streak at 26 innings.
•Wainwright was tagged for a season-worst six runs.
•Jeff Francoeur hit a three-run homer and Jose Reyes added a two-run shot… Francoeur put New York ahead for good at 4-1.
•The last time Beltran faced Wainwright was the 2006 NL championship series… Tonight, Beltran doubled to set up a run in the second, walked and scored… then hit an RBI single off Wainwright in the fifth.
•There was an odd sun delay when the Mets batted in the second. A ray of light shone through an concourse opening, and play was briefly held up for Cardinals C Yadier Molina to get sunglasses.
…This win was big, they proved they could still hit, and moreover against a good pitcher.