Jon Niese, center, is carried off the field (Credit: David Pokress)

Jon Niese, center, is carried off the field after injuring his right hamstring in the second inning.

Mets vs. Cardinals

The Mets take on the Cardinals for a two-game series at Citi Field

Mets team trainers carry Jon Niese into the
(Credit: David Pokress)

Mets team trainers carry Jon Niese into the dugout.

Cardinals starter Kyle Lohse and Mets outfielder Jeff
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Cardinals starter Kyle Lohse and Mets outfielder Jeff Francoeur collide at home.

Jon Niese, center, is carried off the field
(Credit: David Pokress)

Jon Niese, center, is carried off the field after injuring his right hamstring in the second inning.

Jerry Manuel checks on injured pitcher Jon
(Credit: David Pokress)

Jerry Manuel checks on injured pitcher Jon Niese in the second inning.

David Wright hits a two-run home run in
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David Wright hits a two-run home run in the first inning.

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Jon Niese lies on the ground after he
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Jon Niese lies on the ground after he injured his right leg in the second inning.

Johan Santana pitches early in the Mets' game
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Johan Santana pitches early in the Mets' game against the Cardinals.

Mets centerfielder Angel Pagan misplays Ryan Ludwigs's fourth-inning
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Mets centerfielder Angel Pagan misplays Ryan Ludwigs's fourth-inning double that allowed Matt Holliday to score.

A dejected Francisco Rodriguez sits in the Mets
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A dejected Francisco Rodriguez sits in the Mets dugout after giving up the game tying run in the ninth.

Jerry Manuel, center, talks to Razor Shines, left,
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Jerry Manuel, center, talks to Razor Shines, left, as Daniel Murphy gets ready to bat before the game.

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Albert Pujols hits a 10th-inning grand slam.
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Albert Pujols hits a 10th-inning grand slam.

Mets pitcher Sean Green hangs his head while
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Mets pitcher Sean Green hangs his head while leaving the mound after Albert Pujols hit a 10th -nning grand slam.

Francisco Rodriguez sits dejected in the dugout after
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Francisco Rodriguez sits dejected in the dugout after giving up a two-run lead in the ninth inning.