The Mets (14-6) open a three-game series against the Cardinals (13-8) at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on Tuesday night at 8:15.
This series marks the final regular season meeting of 2018 between the Mets and Cardinals. ... The Mets have nine come-from-behind wins this season -- the second-most in the majors. ... The Mets' 14-6 start over 20 games is their third-best start in franchise history. Only the 1986 Mets (16-4) and 2015 Mets (15-5) were better after 20 games. ... The Mets have not allowed an opposing pitcher to reach base safely in 41 plate appearances this season.
|Michael Conforto, CF||Matt Carpenter, 3B|
|Yoenis Cespedes, LF||Tommy Pham, CF|
|Asdrubal Cabrera, 2B||Jose Martinez, 1B|
|Todd Frazier, 3B||Marcell Ozuna, RF|
|Jay Bruce, RF||Yadier Molina, C|
|Adrian Gonzalez, 1B||Dexter Fowler, RF|
|Amed Rosario, SS||Paul DeJong, SS|
|Tomas Nido, C||Kolten Wong, 2B|
|Zack Wheeler, RHP||Luke Weaver, RHP|
Who is starting tonight for the Mets?
RHP Zack Wheeler (2.77 ERA/3.72 FIP, 1.00 WHIP in 13.0 innings over two starts), who allowed three runs on seven hits while walking three and striking out two against the Nationals last Tuesday.
Wheeler has a 3.06 ERA in 215 career innings on the road. ... Wheeler had a career-high two hits last Tuesday against the Nationals -- snapping an 0-for-20 skid at the plate.
Who is starting tonight for the Cardinals?
RHP Luke Weaver (4.22 ERA/.2.90 FIP, 1.27 WHIP in 21.1 innings over four starts), who allowed six runs on nine hits while walking one and striking out three in 4.0 innings against the Cubs last Thursday.
Weaver allowed one run on five hits while walking three and striking out three in 5.0 innings on April 1 against the Mets at Citi Field.
More Mets notes...
Asdrubal Cabrera, who has a hit in every road game the Mets have played this season, is fourth in the majors with a .354 batting average. ... Todd Frazier is tied for sixth in the NL with 16 walks. ... Michael Conforto has reached base safely in all 15 games he's played in this season. ... The Mets have a .333 OBP as a team -- good for eighth-best in the majors.
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