The Mets (15-7) wrap up their three-game series against the Cardinals (14-9) at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on Thursday afternoon on SNY at 1:15.
The Mets' 15-7 start after 22 games is tied for the third-best in franchise history. ... Today marks the final meeting of the regular season between the Mets and Cardinals. ... The Mets have 10 come-from-behind wins this season -- the second-most in the majors. ... The Mets are 4-5 this season when trailing after seven innings. They won four games all of last season when trailing after seven innings.
|Brandon Nimmo, CF||Matt Carpenter, 3B|
|Yoenis Cespedes, LF||Tommy Pham, CF|
|Asdrubal Cabrera, 2B||Jose Martinez, 1B|
|Jay Bruce, RF||Marcell Ozuna, LF|
|Todd Frazier, 3B||Dexter Fowler, RF|
|Adrian Gonzalez, 1B||Paul DeJong, SS|
|Tomas Nido, C||Kolten Wong, 2B|
|Noah Syndergaard, RHP||Francisco Pena, C|
|Amed Rosario, SS||Carlos Martinez, RHP|
Who is starting today for the Mets?
RHP Noah Syndergaard (3.29 ERA/2.42 FIP, 1.06 WHIP in 27.1 innings over five starts), who allowed three runs on seven hits while walking none and striking out six last Friday against the Braves in Atlanta.
The Mets are 13-3 in their last 16 games when Syndergaard starts following a team loss, with Syndergaard posting a 2.43 ERA with 122 strikeouts in 100 innings in those starts. ... Syndergaard has a 2.01 career ERA in 16 starts (103.0 innings) against the NL Central. ... Among pitchers with at least 60 career starts, Syndergaard's 2.92 ERA trails only the Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw (2.37) for best in baseball.
Who is starting today for the Cardinals?
RHP Carlos Martinez, who has not allowed a run over his last two starts -- spanning 13 innings.
Martinez allowed five runs (four earned) on four hits while walking six and striking out five in 4.1 innings against the Mets on Opening Day.
More Mets notes...
The Mets are tied for fifth in the majors, having drawn 96 walks. ... Jeurys Familia has allowed just two runs in 13 innings this season. ... The Mets are 6-1 in day games this season. ... Mets relievers have pitched 83.1 innings -- tied for 13th-fewest in the majors. ... Asdrubal Cabrera leads the NL and is fourth in the majors with a .349 batting average. ... Michael Conforto has reached base safely in all 17 games he's played in this season.