The Mets snapped a three-game losing streak tonight that seemed to last a lot longer thanks to rainouts, off-days and general malaise. And they beat the team with the best record in baseball to do it.
Dillon Gee continues to make a strong case to remain in the rotation after Zack Wheeler is promoted. After giving up a home run to Allen Craig and a double to Yadier Molina in the sixth inning, Gee rebounded to strike out David Freese and Jon Jay to escape further damage. Earlier in the season, that inning probably would have turned into a big Cardinals rally. Tonight it didn’t.
The defense and bullpen actually provided support for the Mets’ starting pitcher, unlike last night.
And though Mets hitters struck out 12 times and managed just six hits, three of them were home runs, and three were bunched during the first inning.
Weather permitting, Matt Harvey will take the hill tomorrow afternoon against Adam Wainwright. Maybe the Mets can put together a winning streak, and fans should be treated to an excellent pitching match up either way.