Pete Alonso, Jose Quintana paved the way as Mets seize series-opener in opposition to Cardinals

Pete Alonso continued his stretch of hero ball Thursday night time time in St. Louis. The slugger hit his third homer before now three video video games to ready the bottom for the Mets to grab a 4-2 victory over the Cardinals.

Alonso’s two-run homer inside the fourth inning gave the Amazins the one offense necessary in order so as to add to the win column due to Jose Quintana’s massive effectivity.

The southpaw tossed six innings allowing being charged two runs — one being a solo shot off the bat of Tyler O’Neill inside the seventh. Quintana racked up 5 strikeouts whereas strolling 4.

The veteran gave Buck Showalter much-needed measurement in the direction of his former workforce being temporary on selections inside the bullpen.

Quintana’s counterpart, Adam Wainwright, was moreover significantly environment friendly. The correct-hander has had an abysmal season coming into the night time time with an 8.78 ERA, however, he saved the Playing cards inside the ballgame. The 41-year-old allowed three runs over six innings of labor with merely two strikeouts. Thursday was the second outing of Wainwright’s remaining eight begins that he allowed three runs or a lot much less.

Drew Smith bought right here in assist of Quintana tossing a scoreless physique sooner than handing it off to Grant Hartwig for the eighth.

Tim Locastro added a much-needed insurance coverage protection run inside the ninth with a solo homer sooner than Showalter often known as on Trevor Gott to secure the victory inside the first of a four-game set.

Joey Lucchesi will take the ball Friday night time time in the direction of the Playing cards’ Zack Thompson.