Daniel Murphy and David Wright combined for five hits and three RBIs against Adam Wainwright and the Cardinals came up short of a four game sweep, falling 5-2 to the Mets, Thursday afternoon at Busch Stadium. Murphy went 4 for 4, doubled twice and walked, and was 9 for 15 in the series. Wright doubled, singled and drove in two runs.
The Cardinals continue to struggle against left handed pitchers. Jonathan Niese (3-4) allowed two runs on six hits in 7.1 innings, his longest start of the season. Niese is 3-1 in five starts against the Cardinals. Pete Kozma and Carlos Beltran had an RBI apiece for the Cardinals, who lost for just the third time in 15 games.
Wainwright is 1-4 with a 7.29 ERA against the Mets for his career.