Jon Neise (4-2) pitched six shutout innings as the New York Mets defeated the St. Louis Cardinals, 6-1, Sunday. The Mets have now defeated St. Louis in three straight games, allowing only one run in the process. New York goes for the sweep Monday (1:10 p.m. ET) with Dillon Gee on the mound for the Mets and Kyle Lohse for the Cardinals.
The six shutout innings by Neise and one scoreless inning by reliever Bobby Parnell ran New York’s scoreless innings streak against St. Louis to 25 innings. Johan Santana no-hit St. Louis on Friday and R.A. Dickey pitched a shutout on Saturday. The Cardinals finally scored a run in the eighth inning against Elvin Ramirez.
Kirk Nieuwenhuis had three hits, including a home run, and three RBI for the Mets on Sunday. Andres Torres had three hits, including a two-run triple for the New York, which has won seven of its last nine games.
Jake Westbrook (4-5) took the loss for St. Louis. He pitched five innings and surrendered five earned runs on nine hits.
The Mets are now 31-23, in a virtual tie with the Washington Nationals and Miami Marlins for first place in the National League East.
Mets win the series 3-0
WP: Johan Santana (3 - 2)
LP: Adam Wainwright (4 - 6)
|8 - 0 win|
WP: R.A. Dickey (8 - 1)
LP: Lance Lynn (8 - 2)
|5 - 0 win|
WP: Jon Niese (4 - 2)
LP: Jake Westbrook (4 - 5)
|6 - 1 win|