The Mets (11-8) look to build off Friday's win as they face the Cardinals (10-9) at Busch Stadium on Saturday at 2:15 p.m.
Chris Flexen makes the spot start in place of the injured Jacob deGrom. ... Jeff McNeil's .391 batting average is tied for the second-highest in the majors this season. His 99 career hits are also the most all-time by a Mets player through his first 81 games. ... Michael Conforto has reached base safely in 12 straight games since April 6. ... Brandon Nimmo is back in the leadoff spot after missing some time with a stiff neck. He has reached base safely in his last nine games
|Brandon Nimmo, CF||Matt Carpenter, 3B|
|Pete Alonso, 1B||Paul Goldschmidt, 1B|
|Robinson Canó, 2B||Paul DeJong, SS|
|Michael Conforto, RF||Marcell Ozuna, LF|
|Wilson Ramos, C||José Martínez, RF|
|Jeff McNeil, LF||Yadier Molina, C|
|Amed Rosario, SS||Dexter Fowler, CF|
|J.D. Davis, 3B||Kolten Wong, 2B|
|Chris Flexen, RHP||Miles Mikolas, RHP|
Who is starting for the Mets?
RHP Chris Flexen (0-0, ---) who was recalled from Triple-A Syracuse on Friday will make his first start of 2019 with the Mets. Flexen was 1-1 with a 5.25 ERA, allowing seven runs in 12 innings, with three walks and 18 strikeouts in two starts with the Syracuse Mets.
Who is starting for the Cardinals?
RHP Miles Mikolas (1-1, 6.40,) who is making his first start against the Mets since 2012 when he was a rookie with the Padres. Mikolas has allowed three runs in his last three starts but has not been able to pitch beyond the sixth inning this season.
The Mets close their three-game series in St. Louis on Sunday at 2:15 p.m.
The Mets will send RHP Noah Syndergaard to the mound opposite RHP Dakota Hudson for the Cardinals.