Mets Beat Cards
The Mets handed the rest to Hernandez and pitched seven strong innings allowing just a seventh inning solo home run to Scott Rolen. Hernandez turned the trick with the stick as well, adding an RBI single in the sixth inning to score two big insurance runs for New York.
Wells pitched six innings for St. Louis and gave up four runs, only two earned, and struck out seven.
Scott Schoeneweis and Aaron Heilman pitched a scoreless eighth for the Mets, and Billy Wagner pitched a perfect ninth for his first save.
The Cardinals try to avenge a sweep Wednesday by sending Braden Looper to the mound to make his first start as a Redbird. The Mets will counter with John Maine for the series finale.