The Mets tied the Cardinals. 1-1, on Thursday >> Box score
Five things to know about Thursday's game...
1) Zack Wheeler was dominant for a second-straight start, firing 5.1 shutout innings while allowing two hits, walking none, and striking out four. His ERA is down to 2.25.
2) Pete Alonso got the start at first base and stayed hot, going 2-for-4 with a pair of line drive singles.
3) Jeff McNeil had a big game, going 3-for-4 with a run scored.
4) In his first start behind the plate since returning from Tommy John surgery, Travis d'Arnaud went 0-for-3 at the plate and was 0-for-2 attempting to throw out base-stealers.
5) Jeurys Familia tossed 1.0 perfect inning, striking out one.
The Mets host the Nationals on Friday at 1:10 p.m. at First Data Field.
LHP Steven Matz gets the start.