New York Mets defeat St. Louis Cardinals, 8-2

To see Adam Wainwright on the mound on a night the Mets so badly needed runs must have seemed like some sort of karmic disaster to the fans at Citi Field Tuesday night.

The Cardinals' All-Star righty is a boogeyman of sorts for the Mets, ever since the night he broke hearts from Flushing to Flatbush in a stadium long-since leveled by a wrecking ball.

Wainwright had a different job then - closer, not starting pitcher - and he froze Carlos Beltran on a curveball to finish...