The St. Louis Cardinals' offensive woes continued on Sunday night in a 6-1 defeat at the hands of the New York Mets. After being shutout by the Mets on Friday and Saturday, St. Louis didn't manage its first run Sunday until the eighth inning. By then, though, the Mets had already built a comfortable lead.
Jake Westbrook lasted five innings and gave up five runs on nine hits. Mets starter Jonathan Niese struck out 10 over the course of six innings of work.
The Cardinals, who have lost five in a row to drop to 27-27 overall, finish off their series in New York on Monday afternoon.