The Mets (41-49) play the second game of a four-game series against the Cardinals (45-47) on Tuesday at 7:10 p.m. at Citi Field on SNY.
Who is starting tonight for the Mets?
RHP Rafael Montero (5.77 ERA/3.52 FIP, 1.90 WHIP), who suffered a loss in his last start against the Phillies. He allowed four runs on eight hits while striking out six and walking two in 6.1 innings.
Montero has had trouble controlling his pitches this season as he allowed 5.5 walks per nine innings pitched.
Who is starting tonight for the Cardinals?
RHP Michael Wacha (4.10 ERA/3.50 FIP, 1.42 WHIP), who earned his thrid straight win in his last start against the Marlins. He allowed two runs on six hits while striking out nine and walking two in 5.2 innings.
Wacha has struck out nine in back-to-back starts. However, his pitch count has forced him out early as his longest outing of the win streak is six innings.
Lucas Duda hit his 16th home run of the season last night. His 70 home runs at Citi Field are the most by any player at the ballpark...Jose Reyes is hitting .407 with seven doubles, one triple, three home runs, and eight RBI in his last 15 games...Michael Conforto has two homers and five RBI in his last four games.