Mets' resiliency not enough in crushing loss to Cardinals
The Mets aren’t going down without a fight, but that alone wasn’t enough on Tuesday night.
After temporarily staving off defeat with Javier Baez’s game-tying home run in the bottom of the ninth, the Mets still suffered a crushing loss in 11 innings, falling to the Cardinals 7-6 at Citi Field.
Jake Reed, who was activated off the injured list earlier in the day, gave up three runs on three singles in the top of the 11th after the Mets had already used up Aaron Loup, Jeurys Familia, Trevor May, Edwin Diaz and Heath Hembree to cover four innings of relief — with Seth Lugo unavailable because of his recent workload.
Pete Alonso drilled an RBI double in the bottom of the 11th to make it 7-5 before the Cardinals …
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