Mets Trump Cards, Salvage Finale

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by Ed Tsunoda on June 19, 2014

The Mets salvaged the series finale from the Cardinals with a 3-2 win behind Bartolo Colon who doubled and scored in addition to pitching 8 1 run innings. Eric Young and Taylor Teagarden each had two hits , while Young(2) and David Wright drove in the Mets runs.

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Colon said through an translator he got what he wished for — a fastball — and would have whiffed on a breaking pitch. Twice, he loosened up the dugout running the bases.

“It made everybody laugh,” leadoff man Eric Young Jr. “Sometimes laughter gets everything going and you can start having fun playing baseball.”

In addition to his keepsake double, Colon worked eight dominant innings in 91-degree heat against a lineup that totaled 11 runs the first two games.

“He got a lot of weak contact,” catcher Taylor Teagarden said. “That’s exactly what you want from your starter on a tough day game, a get-away game after already being down 0-2 in the series.”

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