The Mets (41-48) open a four-game series against the Cardinals (44-47) on Monday at 7:10 p.m. at Citi Field on SNY.
The Mets have scored 27 runs over the first three games of the second half -- the most in franchise history. ... The Mets are 10-7 over their last 17 games and have gone 21-25 at Citi Field this season.
Who is starting tonight for the Mets?
RHP Zack Wheeler (4.86 ERA/4,73 FIP, 1.51 WHIP), who allowed two runs on eight hits while walking one and striking out five in 6.0 innings against the Cardinals on July 8.
In his first season back from Tommy John surgery, Wheeler has struck out 70 batters in 76.0 innings (15 starts) this season.
Who is starting tonight for the Cardinals?
RHP Adam Wainwright (5.20 ERA/3,79 FIP, 1.49 WHIP), who allowed one run on five hits while walking none and striking out seven in 6 2/3 innings agains tthe Mets on July 8.
He has walked just two batters while striking out 23 over his last 18.0 innings (three starts).
Jay Bruce has hit a HR in four of his last seven games. ... T.J. Rivera has 17 hits in his last 40 at-bats (.425) with four doubles, three HR, and 10 RBI. ... Addison Reed has allowed just two runs since May 29.