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Final Score: Cardinals 6, Mets 4—Syndergaard Struggles, Mets Lose Series

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The Mets hit four homers, but still couldn’t seal the deal against the Cardinals

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

The Mets fell to the St. Louis Cardinals 6-4 today, marking their second straight series loss. It was another frustrating start for Noah Syndergaard, who gave up 5+ runs for the second straight start. He did manage to make it through five innings, but he gave up eight hits and six runs (four earned), and the Mets were unable to sustain any offensive rallies of their own to make up for his struggles. On the bright side, Robert Gsellman did follow Syndergaard’s poor performance with three scoreless and hitless innings, which saved the rest of the bullpen from further usage.

The game was not without its fun moments, as the Mets did hit four solo homers. The first one was another majestic bomb off the bat of Pete Alonso in his first at-bat after he made a big effort to convince Mickey Callaway to keep him in the lineup so he could face Dakota Hudson. That shockingly may not have been the most exciting home run of the game, however; that honor might well belong to Noah Syndergaard, who in the fourth inning hit a fly ball to center field which Fowler leaped to catch but accidentally knocked over the wall. The Mets also got solo homers from Robinson Cano in the fifth and Michael Conforto in the seventh. The former did end up leaving the game after getting hit by a pitch in his right hand, but the X-rays wound up being negative, so hopefully he will not be sidelined for any extended period of time.

The Mets will now be returning home for a three-game series against the Philadelphia Phillies, starting tomorrow night.

Full recap to follow.

GameThread Roll Call

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  6. 72canefan: 49
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  8. Knurk: 45
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  10. mrkevmario: 39