April 14, 2015

NL ROY Rolls On !! Sorry Birds Fans

While the Mets trotted out 2014 surprise Rookie of the Year, Jacob deGrom to open the home half of their schedule at Citi Field, the Cardinals confidently sent "ACE" Adam Wainwright to the Busch mound in Redbirds' 2015 "Baseball Heaven" ,  start of of their

cockily(?) proclaimed home start to their march to the postseason.

Well, all didn't go as planned here in river city as Kolten Wong's pair of errors along with a pedestrian Wainwright line of 7 IP, 8H 5 R (3 ER) 4 K 1 BB ,couldn't be overcome by the Cards 9 hits on this "unofficial" St. Louis holiday as the Brewers took advantage of the mistakes and did just enough to send a "Busch Stadium #3 record 47,875  "Best Fans in Baseball" home (or elsewhere to continue their day long partying ) unhappy with a 5-4 win earned by an also ineffective Matt Garza held by a trio of Brewers bullpen arms and saved by the illustrious Francisco Rodriguez.

Things went far better in Queens as the 26 year old deGrom thrilled a big Citi Field crowd which included some of my favorite Mets pals as he scattered 7 singles over 6-1/3 innings followed by Carlos Torres and Jerry Blevins with a save from Jeurys Familia to shutout the hated Phillies 2-0 before 43,947 Metsies.

deGrom laid the groundwork for tonight's home debut of Matt Harvey.  It will be the big right hander's first trek to the Citi mound since August of 2013 and his subsequent Tommy John surgery on October 22, 2013.  Harvey made his 2015 debut on April 9 in Washington, shutting out the Nats on 4 hits with 1 walk and 9 K's over 6 innings earning the win in the Mets ultimate 6-3 victory. 

So it's an off day for the Cards before i make my first of what I hope to be quite a few visits to Busch tomorrow night while it may just be "must see" or "DVR" TV  tonight as our Mets and the "Dark Knight", "Real Deal" (Harvey) will face Philadelphia in his "2015 Home Opener"...

As Always... LET'S GO METS !!!

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