Cardinals K 15 times in Opening Day loss to Mets

The Mets probably should have had more than the three runs they put up in the first three innings because Martinez hit one and walked five in that time. Yadier Molina tied a team record with his fourth opening day home run. He also walked six batters. He had 10 strikeouts and no walks over six innings.

Fox 2 Sports Director Martin Kilcoyne was in NY to cover the Cardinals opening day game. But that's the beauty of Opening Day: every team can pretend otherwise. The top four hitters in the lineup were a combine 1-for-16, a double by Matt Carpenter in the fourth, and struck out eight times ...

Major League Baseball's regular season is finally upon us. The game gets going at 1:10 p.m. ET and this NL matchup will be televised on both SNY and FSMW. A single from Yoenis Cespedes then made it 7-3, and Jay Bruce capped the inning with a single of his own to make it 8-3. At 21, Hicks became the youngest Cardinals pitcher to make his debut on opening day since 20-year-old Steve Carlton walked the only hitter he faced in a relief appearance in the 1965 opener.


Noah Syndergaard wasn't flawless - 6 hits, 4 ER over 6 innings - but he struck out 10 to earn the win, out-dueling Carlos Martinez of St Louis. John Candelaria also had 10 strikeouts in 1983 and Francisco Liriano did it two years ago, both while pitching for the Pirates. He did strike out twice and left two more runners on base.

Frazier started doing the thumbs-down after a Mets fan did the gesture when the third baseman drilled a three-run home run for the Yankees after the Rays had to play a home game at Citi Field in September.


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