After what felt like a week off, the Mets returned to form with another impressive, come from behind win. And any win against the St. Louis Cardinals, especially in their house, feels extra special. Any success against the Cards makes me extra tingly. I’ll have PTSD for my entire life from 2006, and I still cringe every time Yadier Molina comes to the plate. Fuck that guy.
Zack Wheeler put the Mets in an early hole and was uninspiring to say the least in 4 innings of work. His successor was Matt Harvey in his newfound relief role. Mickey Callaway showed no hesitation in turning to Harvey in a tie game, something we’ve seen several times, him throwing guys into big situations. Matt Harvey, as he does, showed no hesitation in struggling. In the inning after Yoenis Cespedes tied the game with a bomb of a home run (463 feet but looked like 900), Matt Harvey gave the lead right back. He exited after 2 innings of work, in line for the loss.
Thankfully, the rest of the bullpen was superb. Paul Sewald was fantastic once again for two innings. Robert Gsellman was effective in the 9th after the Mets tied the game. It had the makings of a game where we were destined to stay up late into the wee hours of the night only to watch the Cardinals walk it off in the 14th inning. Jay Bruce had other plans. A solo shot to deep center gave the Mets the lead in the 10th, and Jeurys Familia shut the door.
For someone who’s “slumping”, Yoenis Cespedes is doing just fine. Maybe this’ll spark Jay Bruce and wake his bat up. Yo, Bruce, and Conforto have all been pretty bad for the most part, so it’s scary to think what this team could be when those guys heat up. But at the end of the day, the resilient Mets are continuing to find new ways to win. It’s a different guy every night coming through in the clutch. No complaints here especially when it’s at the expense of the Cardinals. Also Mike Matheny can kick rocks. He urged the ump crew to review Bruce’s home run saying he missed first base. The review was a complete waste of time, and he should be fined and have his challenge stripped for one game. LGM.