Mets Win Game, Lose Two More Players

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The good news? The Mets beat the Cardinals 9–0 this afternoon to earn a split of their two-game series at Citi Field. The bad news? Pitcher Jon Niese left the game in the second inning after he strained his right hamstring covering first base, then attempted to keep pitching and collapsed on the mound. Later, Gary Sheffield, who’s been off the disabled list for all of four days, left the game in the sixth with tightness in his right hamstring. Luis Castillo, meanwhile, was out of the lineup, a day after slipping in the dugout and spraining his ankle. [ESPN]