Lance Lynn vs Bartolo Colon Battle Sees St. Louis Fall 4-1
New York got 7 innings of work from Bartolo Colon en route to a 4-1 victory over St. Louis on Thursday at Citi Field.
New York was an underdog by +120 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 7.5.
Bartolo Colon earned the victory for the Mets, throwing 7 innings of work, striking out 8, walking 0, and allowing 4 hits and 1 earned run. That effort was supported by 2 RBIs from Dan Murphy in the win.
St. Louis' starting pitcher Lance Lynn worked 6 1/3 innings, giving up 4 hits and 2 earned runs while striking out 9 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Kolten Wong in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored New York as they had 7 hits, while St. Louis only had 4.
Daisuke Matsuzaka pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 1 and allowed 0 hits in his outing.
Next game, New York takes its act home to face Miami looking for another win. For St. Louis, they head home to face Pittsburgh.