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Coverage of tonight's Cards and Mets can be heard on Newstalk 97.3 WTIM beginning at 5:35pm.

Flushing,  NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Jenrry Mejia fired 6 2/3 scoreless innings 
and the New York Mets blanked the St. Louis Cardinals, 2-0, in the opener of a 
four-game set. 

Mejia (3-0) struck out seven and surrendered four hits and three walks for the 
Mets, who have won five of their last seven games. 

"He  gave us more than we expected, for sure," Mets manager Terry Collins said 
of Mejia. 

Travis  d'Arnaud tallied  an RBI  and  two of  New  York's seven  hits in  the 
triumph. Newly-named closer Kyle Farnsworth, who replaced Jose Valverde, fired 
a scoreless ninth for his first save of the year. 

Matt Carpenter, Allen Craig and Yadier Molina each had two hits to account for 
St.  Louis' total. Tyler Lyons (0-1) fanned seven, but allowed two runs on six 
hits and four walks over six frames to notch the loss. 

The Cardinals have dropped four of their last six games. 

"Being  frustrated, I don't think there's anything wrong with that," Cardinal
manager Mike Matheny said. "I think the bigger story is that our offense will 
get going on a consistent basis." 

The  Mets jumped out  to a 2-0 lead after plating a run in the third and sixth 

New York used a two-out rally to get on the board in the third. Eric Young Jr. 
singled  and Curtis Granderson was hit by a pitch before Young scored on David 
Wright's broken-bat single through the hole on the left side of the infield. 

Daniel  Murphy  and Josh Satin  worked walks against  Lyons in the sixth while 
Chris  Young, who  reached on a throwing  error to begin the frame, was thrown 
out  trying to steal  third. Murphy, though, was able to swipe third and later 
crossed the plate on d'Arnaud's base hit to center. 

The Cardinals  had runners  on the  corners with one  away in  the top of the 
sixth,  but Matt Holliday  popped out and Matt Adams grounded out to second to 
end the threat. 

St. Louis' Shane Robinson rolled out to third with runners on first and second 
with  two outs  in the seventh, and  Alex Torres struck out Holliday and Adams 
with a man in scoring position in the eighth. 

                                   Game Notes 

Murphy  has three steals this season ... The Mets were 3-for-7 with runners in 
scoring  position,  while St. Louis finished  0-for-5 with RISP and left seven 
men on base.

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