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Cardinals at Mets, June 24

The less we talk about that one, the better.

Facing a Mets team depleted by injuries to its best offensive players that was relying on a pitcher making his third start of the season, the Cardinals could do nothing. They got bombed for 11 runs and couldn't put a single tally on the board.

They managed four hits, half from Brendan Ryan, and Brad Thompson was relatively ineffective as a starter, managing only five innings with five earned runs allowed. He gave up eight hits and a walk and struck out none.

Josh Kinney and Chris Perez combined to pitch 2/3 of an inning, allowing six hits and five runs.

Cardinals Star of the Game: Sheesh, I hate naming a star when there is so little to be proud of. But Ryan had a respectable pair of hits for the second night in a row.

Lowlight: Everyone excluding Ryan combined to go 2-for-29.