Martinez struggles as Cardinals fall to Mets

Martinez struggles as Cardinals fall to Mets

He wouldn't make it out of the fifth, combining with Matt Bowman to give up eight total runs. The six walks were the most by a starter on opening day since Bob Weiland also walked six in the 1938 opener.

It isn't known when Holland will be ready to join the team, having missed all of spring training, and it could be hard for him to find a place to get into games in the next week. Dexter Fowler, Tommy Pham and Marcell Ozuna combined to strike out eight times in their 12 at-bats.

After Yadier Molina hit a two-run homer off Syndergaard in the second inning to give the Cardinals a 2-1 advantage, the Mets reclaimed the lead in the bottom of the inning when Cespedes hit a two-run single to shallow left field off Carlos Martinez.

The New York Mets debuted their new run-scoring celebration on Opening Day at Citi Field on March 29, 2018.

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As bad as C. Martinez was, most of the bullpen was no better. Brett Cecil also allowed an inherited runner to score in the fifth ...

Rookie Jordan Hicks, making his big-league debut, allowed an infield hit to the first man he faced but then immediately got a double play ball and carved up Jay Bruce for an inning-ending strikeouts, throwing 100, 101 and 102 miles per hour fastballs along with a knee-buckling 86 miles per hour slider. However, overall, this was a very promising start for the veteran, who will hope to stay healthy and produce big numbers for the Mets. Stan Musial made 18 consecutive starts, but at different positions, and Lou Brock started 15 consecutive openers, the second coming as a right fielder ...

The Mets next take the field Saturday for game two of a three-game series against the Cardinals at Citi Field.

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