Mets Game 61: Loss to Cardinals
Cardinals 2 Mets 1
This contest delivered on its promise to be a pitchers’ duel. Unfortunately for the Mets, Adam Wainwright was quicker on the draw.
Mets Game Notes
Matt Harvey was his usual spectacular self, mixing pitches, changing speeds, and living in all four quadrants of the strike zone. But, he couldn’t drive in any runs, so he suffered his first loss of the year.
What else is there to say? The Mets offense was limited to one measly run — the result of a D-Byrd solo homer — but this time, at least, it happened against an elite pitcher.
David Wright was 3-for-4, but it was all for naught.
Beyond the shame of Harvey being a tough-luck loser, there were few live witnesses to this masterful pitching duel. Not even Matt Harvey can convince people to come to Citi Field when the weather suggests monsoon conditions. I’d be surprised if the true attendance was more than 10,000 (the “official” reported attendance of 25,471 must be some kind of joke).