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Final Score: Cardinals 7, Mets 6—A missed opportunity

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That was a very strange game.

MLB: St. Louis Cardinals at New York Mets Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The 2021 Mets played yet another strange baseball game on Tuesday, and lost by one run, yet again.

Marcus Stroman got the start and was his usual brilliant self, pitching six innings of two-run ball and striking out eight, and left the game with the lead.

The Mets’ offense got off to an early start, scoring two runs in the bottom of the first. First, Michael Conforto had an RBI single scoring Jonathan Villar, and then Javy Báez pushed a bunt down the third baseline, scoring Francisco Lindor. In the fifth inning, Michael Conforto hit a sacrifice fly to give the Mets the 3-2 lead.

In the eighth inning, Jeurys Familia was called upon in a one-run game despite his recent struggles. After walking Paul Goldschmidt with one out, Tyler O’Neill hit an absolute monstrous home run to dead center, giving the Cardinals the 4-3 lead. Leading off the bottom of the ninth, Javy Báez swung at the first pitch he saw and sent the ball over the fence to tie the game at four.

In the tenth inning, both teams threatened to score, but were unsuccessful. Jake Reed pitched the eleventh inning, and did not pitch very well, as the Mets wound up losing a very important game that they should’ve won.

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