The Mets (15-6) continue their three-game series against the Cardinals (13-9) at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on Wednesday night at 8:15.
The Mets' 15-6 start ties a record for the second-best start in franchise history, trailing only the 1986 squad's 17-4 start... Tuesday night's victory marked the team's 10th come-from-behind win, which is tied for the most in the majors alongside the Phillies... The Mets have won all three of their extra-inning games this season and the team is 5-1 in one-run games.
Jay Bruce has 23 home runs and 74 RBIs against the Cardinals in his career, including the winning home run in Tuesday night's extra-inning victory... Michael Conforto has reached base in all 16 of the games hes played in this season... Asdrubal Cabrera is hitting .349, which is the best batting aveage in the NL and third-best in the majors.
|Michael Conforto, CF||Tommy Pham, CF|
|Yoenis Cespedes, LF||Dexter Fowler, RF|
|Jay Bruce, RF||Jose Martinez, 1B|
|Todd Frazier, 3B||Marcell Ozuna, LF|
|Wilmer Flores, 2B||Yadier Molina, C|
|Adrian Gonzalez, 1B||Paul DeJong, SS|
|Jose Lobaton, C||Jedd Gyorko, 3B|
|Steven Matz, LHP||Kolten Wong, 2B|
|Amed Rosario, SS||Michael Wacha, RHP|
Who is starting tonight for the Mets?
LHP Steven Matz (1-1, 4.42 ERA), who is well-rested after he was limited to four innings against the Nationals his last time out. He allowed three runs -- all of which came in the first inning -- before he then retired 10 consecutive batters to complete his outing.
Matz faced the Cardinals in his first start of the season and allowed three runs on four hits in four innings of work. He allowed two home runs in that outing and walked three batters while striking out four.
Who is starting tonight for the Cardinals?
Michael Wacha (3-1, 4.22 ERA), who is coming off his best start of the season as he limited the Reds to one run on six hits in 6.2 innings on April 20. The Mets scored four runs off Wacha on March 31 when he allowed two home runs and took the loss at Citi Field.
He has struggled with control this season and has walked as many as five batters in one outing, but drew just one walk his last time out.
More Mets notes...
Yoenis Cespedes is second in the NL with 21 RBIs... He hit a 463-ft. home run on Tuesday night, which was the third-longest homer hit by an opposing player in Busch Stadium history... the Mets drew eight walks on Tuesday night and the team is fifth in the big leagues with 95 walks... 25 of those walks have come against the Cardinals.