St. Louis Cardinals positives and negatives from Mets series
Tuesday, Game 2: Cardinals 4, Mets 3
The Cardinals were able to get their lone win on the back half of a double header.
Paul Goldschmidt hit a double to left field in the fourth inning, scoring Brendan Donovan. Tommy Edman hit his third triple of the year on a liner to right field, scoring Andrew Knizner. Goldschmidt hit a double to center in the fifth, scoring Edman.
Tyler O’Neill hit the game-winning single to third, scoring Donovan.
The team was 3-for-13 with runners in scoring position. They left 12 on base. They won, but it could have been by so much more.
He ate up five innings but had a no decision. Steven Matz gave up three hits and two runs in the form of home runs to Mark Canha and Eduardo Escobar. Matz struck out seven batters and induced six swings and misses.
Andre Pallante got his fourth hold of the season pitching a third of an inning, unfortunately walking three. Genesis Cabrera earned his fifth hold of the season with 1.2 innings of work. He walked one and struck out one.
Ryan Helsley earned his second win of the season, after blowing a save opportunity. He pitched an inning, giving up a hit and a walk, allowing a run to score. He did strike out two. Helsley’s max velocity reached 102.2 mph.
Giovanny Gallegos got his seventh save of the year pitching the ninth. He gave up a hit and a walk while striking out two.