The St. Louis Cardinals defeated the New York Mets 2-1 at Citi Field Thursday Afternoon.
The scoring began in the 3rd inning when with 1 out, Pete Kosma hit a single to right field. Adam Wainwright was able to move Kosma from first to second base. Then Matt Carpenter hit a triple to bring home Pete Kozma to take an early 1-0 lead.
Adam Wainwright was outstanding today, pitching 7 innings and giving up no runs. He also recorded his 1,000th strikeout of his career. That doesn’t mean Wainwright didn’t have help in attaining the shutout:
Matt Harvey also pitched a a great game but unfortunately suffered his first major league loss due to the run he gave up in the 3rd inning. Allen Craig gave the Cardinals some insurance in the top of the 8th inning with a 2 out single past the second baseman. The New York Mets were able to get a run off of a Marlon Byrd solo home run in the bottom of the 9th inning off of Edward Mujica. Mujica was able to close the door on the Mets to record his 19th save of the season.
This season, the St. Louis Cardinals have been able to win every road series since the opening road series against the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Cardinals will have a Happy Flight down to Miami, Florida to face off against the hapless Miami Marlins (Oh the good ole days of Marlins Baseball) in their beautiful new ballpark.