After being rained out on Monday night, the Mets and Cardinals returned to Shea for a doubleheader Tuesday afternoon.
If you’d asked most people before the games which game they expected the Mets to win, most people probably would have picked game one, with the oft-dominant Noah Syndergaard starting, but it was Bartolo Colon who proved the hero in the nightcap, salvaging the split for the Amazins.
And now for your video highlights:
The Mets have already moved their retired numbers around at Citi Field to make room for Mike Piazza’s #31 when it’s retired this Saturday.
Noah Syndergaard took a ball to the leg in the second inning.
Yoenis Cespedes and Michael Conforto had a bit of a miscommunication in the fifth inning, but Cespedes recovered like a pro.
The Mets found themselves down 3-2 in the ninth, and threatened to score, but Tommy Pham unfortunately made a great throw from deep center to double up Curtis Granderson and effectively end the Mets’ chances.
Keith Hernandez arrived in style between games to help call the second game of the doubleheader.
Steven Matz talked with the guys from SNY about his bone spur during the third inning.
The Mets pieced together runs in the third and fourth thanks in part to Asdrubal Cabrera and Wilmer Flores. Alejandro De Aza proved to be of value as he scored two runs on the night, including on a sacrifice by none other than Bartolo Colon.
Juan Lagares got on base after a successful challenge to a bad call in the fifth. He’d later steal two bases in one inning during the seventh, as seen here.
Jeurys Familia earned the save, as always.
After the games, Terry Collins praised Bartolo Colon’s clutch performance.
You win some, you lose some, and Jeurys never fails.