Published: Fri, April 27, 2018
People | By Neil Grant

Bruce's HR in 10th lifts Mets over Cards

Bruce's HR in 10th lifts Mets over Cards

If he's going to hit 463-foot bombs on the road like that, the Mets might want to set up a golf simulator in the clubhouse and just let him live there.

BC-BBN-Mets-Cardinals, 1st Ld-Writethru, 829 Bruce's HR in 10th sends Mets to 6-5 win over CardinalsAP Photo MOJR118, MOJR114, MOJR123, MOJR117, MOJR120, MOJR116, MOJR113, MOJR115, MOJR112, MOJR110, MOJR109, MOJR107, MOJR108, MOJR102, MOJR103, MOJR101, MOJR104Eds: Mets 6, Cardinals 5, 10 innings.

Cespedes clobbered a 3-run home run to tie the New York Mets-St Louis Cardinals game on Tuesday at 4.

St. Louis' pitching staff has given up 3.5 runs per game overall this season as a unit.

Matz has walked a career-high 10.5 percent of batters, a considerable increase from his 6.4-percent walk rate during his rough 2017.

Harvey has struggled on the mound since undergoing season-ending shoulder surgery in 2016 to treat his thoracic outlet syndrome that plagued his throwing shoulder.

"Everybody should know that we're not just going to hand out starting jobs because you're a starter", Callaway said. Wilmer Flores returns to the bench. With New York's most unsafe hitter due up as the tying run, Mike Matheny left Weaver out there to try and regain his composure. If he were to hit the open market today, chances are the best role teams would offer Harvey is the ability to compete to be their fifth starter or man a bullpen role; the $100 million payday is out of the question. An eternal optimist, Matheny is never not expecting his guy to deliver the one pitch that allows him to escape the jam in that situation.

Weaver lasted 4 2/3 innings.

Of course, Weaver didn't get through it. Bettors can also wager on the game's runline with the current odds coming in at Mets +1.5 runs (-200) and Cardinals +-1.5 runs (+170).

-Tommy Pham was taken out of the game in the third inning and replaced by Harrison Bader.

"I threw a really good one earlier in the count", Weaver said. It looked like he had a little bit of that conviction in his swing back. "It was a strike, but it was hung up too well and he sat back well on it".

After a Wacha 1-2-3 inning in the top of the fourth, the Cardinals put up four runs in their half of the fourth. His last couple outings serve as a reminder of the growing pains that are natural for a pitcher of relative inexperience. In fact, if it weren't for his superb 2013 and 2015 campaigns (when he recorded ERAs of 2.27 and 2.71 and struck out 191 and 188 batters), the Mets probably wouldn't be thinking twice about sending Harvey down to Triple-A.

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