Cardinals blow out Mets to even series
ST. LOUIS-- The St. Louis Cardinals rebounded from blowing a three-run lead in the first game of the series to take game two, 9-1, against the New York Mets.
After allowing a run on an RBI single by Jay Bruce, the Cardinals scored the final nine runs of the game, showing dominance on both ends.
The two teams used a combined four pitchers, two each, but the Cardinals' pitching turned out to be more effective than their opponents'.
Michael Wacha started the game for St. Louis, and Wednesday's performance was much better than his appearance against the Mets earlier in the year.
Wacha struck out eight batters and only allowed one run over six innings of work Wednesday.
Five different batters recorded hits for the Cardinals on offense, three of which drove in multiple runs.
Marcell Ozuna, Jedd Gyorko and Dexter Fowler all tallied two RBIs.
Game three of the series will feature both teams' aces, Carlos Martinez and Noah Syndergaard. First pitch is set for 12:15 a.m.