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Final Score: Cardinals 9, Mets 1—Matz All, Folks

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Sloppy Mets get blown out in St. Louis.

MLB: New York Mets at St. Louis Cardinals Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

The Mets actually scored the first run of the game Wednesday night, stringing together three singles off of Cardinals starter Michael Wacha to plate a run in the top of the third. Steven Matz recorded the first out of the bottom of the frame, making it seven in a row to start the game. Then, the wheels came off.

A Kolten Wong infield single was followed by a botched sacrifice bunt, as Matz threw the ball away, putting runners on second and third. A Dexter Fowler sacrifice fly and a Marcell Ozuna two-run single made it 3-1 at the end of the inning.

The fourth inning was even uglier for the Mets. After Paul DeJong led off with an extra-base hit (of course), two more errors—including another on a Wacha sacrifice—led to four more runs, giving the Cardinals a commanding 7-1 lead.

Corey Oswalt made his major league debut in relief of Matz, soaking up 4.2 innings while surrendering only a two-run home run to Jedd Gyorko and giving the rest of the bullpen a needed rest.

Full recap to follow.

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