The Mets lost to the Cardinals 3-2 in the opening game of the doubleheader, leaving eleven runners on base. Noah Syndergaard did not have his sharpest command, allowing three runs and an uncharacteristic three walks. One of his runs was unearned, on a throwing error in the second inning. The deciding runs crossed the plate via a Jedd Gyorko home run in the third.
The Mets scored two runs of their own on a Rene Rivera home run in the fourth inning. Their ongoing issues hitting with runners in scoring position continued, as the Mets left eleven men on base. The team almost got a rally going in the ninth inning when Granderson led off with a single. Hopes were quashed on the next pitch, when Cespedes flew out to the centerfield warning track and Granderson was thrown out trying to advance to second base. James Loney then grounded out to end the game.
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