The Mets begin their three-game series with the Cardinals Tuesday afternoon in the first game of a doubleheader at 4:10 p.m.
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|Greg Garcia, 2B||Jose Reyes, 3B|
|Aledmys Diaz, SS||Curtis Granderson, RF|
|Stephen Piscotty, RF||Yoenis Cespedes, LF|
|Matt Adams, 1B||James Loney, 1B|
|Jedd Gyorko, 3B||Kelly Johnson, 2B|
|Yadier Molina, C||Asdrubal Cabrera, SS|
|Jeremy Hazelbaker, LF||Michael Conforto, CF|
|Tommy Pham, CF||Rene Rivera, C|
|Carlos Martinez, RHP||Noah Syndergaard, RHP|
When and Where: 4:10 p.m. from Citi Field
Who's Pitching for the Mets: RHP Noah Syndergaard (9-4, 2.43 ERA) pitched well against the Cubs last week, giving up zero earned runs in 5.1 innings while striking out eight. Syndergaard reached 300 career strikeouts in that start, the 43rd of his career, making him the third-fastest among active pitchers to do so.
Who's Pitching for the Cardinals: RHP Carlos Martinez (9-6, 2.83 ERA) has looked strong the last two months, not allowing more than three earned runs in any of his last nine starts. In his last outing, Martinez allowed two earned runs on four hits in seven innings.