St. Louis Cardinals positives and negatives from Mets series
Thursday: Cardinals 6, Mets 7
The Cardinals battled but ultimately lost in disappointing fashion with a walk-off blast from a “big, strong guy” in Pedro Alonso.
Paul Goldschmidt served as the designated hitter in Thursday afternoon’s game. He was 3-for-4 with four RBIs.
Juan Yepez continued his tradition of just hitting as he patrolled left field. He was 3-for-5 with one run and an RBI.
Yepez knocked his third home run of the season with a fly to center field off Chris Bassitt. The blast traveled 414-feet at 106.2 mph. Goldschmidt hit his sixth homer in the third inning on a fly to left field off Chris Bassitt. The homer traveled 390-feet at 102.1 mph.
Goldschmidt knocked a double to right field in the fifth, scoring Tommy Edman. In the seventh, Goldschmidt hit a sacrifice fly, scoring Edman. In the ninth inning, Paul Goldschmidt helps tie the game on a single toward third base, scoring Harrison Bader.
In the 10th inning, Albert Pujols grounded into a double play, which allowed Corey Dickerson to score.
Harrison Bader had two stolen bases on Thursday, bringing his total to 11 on the season. This surpasses his total of nine last season.
The team was 3-for-14 with runners in scoring position. They left nine runners on base. Imagine what could have been!
Andre Pallante pitched two innings of relief, taking two hits off his body – one off his bicep and another off his foot. While he did give up three hits, he did strike out two. Pallante induced two swings and misses.
Genesis Cabrera pitched an inning and struck out one.
Ryan Helsley pitched an inning, striking out one. Helsley did induce three swings and misses.
The Cardinals had a rough day on the mound. Dakota Hudson pitched 4.2 innings, giving up five hits, two walks, and four earned runs and he struck out two. Hudson did induce nine swings and misses.
Nick Wittgren pitched a third of an inning, giving up two hits, a walk, and one earned run.
Giovanny Gallegos seemed rattled from the beginning of the tenth inning with the runner on second to begin the inning. He served Pedro Alonso a 92.6 mph fastball that he launched 447-feet to left field at 113.7 mph. This was Gallegos’ second blown save and his second loss of the season. He’s now 0-2.