Mets’ win streak ends as Cardinals star Paul Goldschmidt dominates

Pete Alonso tormented St. Louis all by means of the first three days of the Mets’ four-game sequence there. On Sunday, it was the Cardinals’ movie star first baseman’s flip.

Reigning NL MVP Paul Goldschmidt crushed a go-ahead home run and picked up three RBI inside the Cardinals’ 7-3 victory, serving to St. Louis avoid a sweep whereas snapping the Mets’ four-game win streak.

Goldschmidt drove in St. Louis’ first three runs, delivering a third-inning RBI single sooner than his two-run homer inside the fifth inning that ended Mets starter Carlos Carrasco’s latest uneven outing. Goldschmidt, who went 3-for-5, moreover scored the Cardinals’ fourth run of the game all through a four-run seventh inning.

Alonso continued to crush the Cardinals, slugging his third home run of the sequence. His 423-foot solo shot landed in Busch Stadium’s third deck and gave the Mets a short-lived 2-1 lead that Goldschmidt erased collectively along with his blast.

Alonso’s home run bought right here in the direction of Cardinals starter Dakota Hudson, a Mississippi State alum whom he confronted inside the SEC with Florida and inside the collegiate Cape Cod League. Alonso now has 39 home runs, putting him one away from his third 40-homer season.

It was an eventful sequence for Alonso, who hit a 437-foot home run Thursday and a 466-foot shot Saturday. He moreover made headlines Friday when he hurled the baseball Cardinals rookie Masyn Winn struck for his first MLB hit into the stands. Alonso later described tossing the memento as a “big mistake” and apologized to the 21-year-old Winn with a pricey bottle of Don Julio 1942 tequila and a signed bat. Cardinals security ultimately retrieved the ball for Winn.

Carrasco surrendered 9 hits and three runs Sunday and fell to 3-7. The 36-year-old has a 6.42 ERA this season.

The Mets had been robbed of some early offense when Brooklyn native Richie Palacios made a leaping catch on the center topic wall on a DJ Stewart drive inside the second inning.

The loss dropped the underachieving Mets to 58-67. Their win streak occurred three weeks after the crew unloaded aces Justin Verlander and Max Scherzer, relievers David Robertson and Dominic Leone, and outfielders Tommy Pham and Mark Canha sooner than the commerce deadline. The Mets, whose $360 million payroll is the most important in MLB historic previous, misplaced their first six video video games after the deadline.

The Mets entered Sunday six video video games out of the third and shutting Nationwide League wild card spot and with a 2.6% chance of establishing the playoffs, based mostly on FanGraphs.

Subsequent up for the Mets is a go to to Atlanta, the place they’ll face an MLB-best Braves crew that took three of 4 from them at Citi Subject ultimate weekend. David Peterson (3-7, 5.45 ERA) is scheduled to pitch Monday in the direction of rookie Allan Winans (1-0, 1.59 ERA), whom the Mets initially drafted in 2018.