ST. LOUIS – Nolan Arenado and Harrison Bader, Adam Wainwright, fought hard and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Mets 6-5, Monday night to secure their fifth straight win.
To begin with, Kovid-19’s active Wainwright (1-3) from the injured list trailed 5-2 in the third inning. But he allowed no more runs before two outs in the sixth, and the bullpen secured its first win of the season.
Genesis Cabrera and Giovanni Galigos combined for two more scoreless reliefs for a third inning. Alex Reyes worked around a pair in the ninth to earn his eighth save – he has not allowed an earned run in 14 season innings this season.
Joey Lucchesi (0-2) gave up six runs on seven hits over two and two-three innings after being recalled from the Mets’ alternate training spot to start. He has not played a fourth inning in any of his three innings of this season.
Dominic Smith took one run on the groundout and Kevin Pilar hit a two-run homer to put the Mets in third.
Arenado responded with a three-run drive in the bottom half to make it 5-5. His fifth home run of the season landed in the left-field bullpen. Paul de Jong and Tyler O’Neill put St. Louis ahead with doubles.
Bader hit a 450-foot home run in the left-field bleachers, a solo drive that made it 2–2 in the second. He connected the day after hitting his first homer of the season.
Tommy Edman led off the first inning with a triple and scored on a sacrifice fly from Dylan Carlson.
Wainwright loaded Tomas Nido into the elbow to tick the second. Two batters later, Jeff McNeill defeated the Mets 2–1.
Mets fire hitting coach Amish Slump
Following Monday’s loss, the Mets announced that they had fired the team’s hitting coach Chili Davis, as well as the team’s assistant hitting coach Tom Slater. The moves come with the Mets scoring only 76 runs in their first 23 matches, the lowest figure among the Majors. He scored a major league-worst 18 home runs and the team’s most valuable season winner, Francisco Lindor, is just 16.33.
Davis will be replaced by Hugh Quatbellum, who was named the Mets minor league director of beating development this off-season. The 42-year-old Quattabelm spent the last three seasons with Seattle. Kevin Howard, previously the Mets director of player development, will be the team’s new assistant hitting coach.
The moves are effective immediately. Benjamin Hofmann
Alomar resigned from the hall of fame board
The baseball board of fame has accepted the resignation of Roberto Alomar from the board of directors, chairman Jane Forbes Clarke announced on Monday.
Alomar, who was elected to the board in 2019, submitted a letter of resignation on Saturday in view of allegations of sexual misconduct.
The second baseman of the Hall of Fame was fired last week as Major League Baseball and a consultant Placed on league’s disqualified list After the investigation of the charge. Commissioner Rob Manfred announced the shootout on Friday, saying in a statement that an employee of the baseball industry reported an incident involving Alomar after 2014 earlier this year.
The league hired an external law firm to investigate the case. The MLB said it would not provide more details on the investigation to protect the person coming forward.
Clarke said after Manfred’s announcement that Alomar’s plaque would remain on display in the hall because “his nemesis reflects his eligibility and the attitudes of BBWAA voters at the time.” Alomar was incorporated in 2011.
Alomar also lost his place as a special assistant with the Toronto Blue Jays. The club said it was breaking ties with Alomar, including removing him from his level and lowering his banner from the Rogers Center.
The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum also said it would not revoke her status as a motivator, but it banned her from future hall events and said it would no longer be associated with her or her foundation .
Alomar was a 12-time All-Star in 17 seasons with San Diego, Toronto, Baltimore, Cleveland, The Mets, The White Sox and Arizona.