The Mets (33-36, 7.5 GB in NL East) look to bounce back after dropping the first two games of their four-game set with the Cardinals (35-33, 3.5 GB in NL Central) on Friday night at 7:10 p.m. at Citi Field.
The Mets are 5-5 in their last 10 games, but home cooking continues to help, as they've won 13 of their last 18 games in Queens. ... Four different Mets pitchers have homered this season (Steven Matz, Jacob deGrom, Zack Wheeler, and Noah Syndergaard twice), the most in a single season in team history. ... The Mets have homered in 18-straight games, the longest streak in franchise history.
|Matt Carpenter, 1B||Jeff McNeil, 2B|
|Dexter Fowler, RF||J.D. Davis, LF|
|Paul DeJong, SS||Michael Conforto, RF|
|Marcell Ozuna, LF||Pete Alonso, 1B|
|Yadier Molina, C||Todd Frazier, 3B|
|Kolten Wong, 2B||Wilson Ramos, C|
|Harrison Bader, CF||Amed Rosario, SS|
|Yairo Munoz, 3B||Carlos Gomez, CF|
|Michael Wacha, P||Noah Syndergaard, P|
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Who is starting for the Mets?
RHP Noah Syndergaard (4-4, 4.45 ERA), who was dominant his last time out against the Rockies, allowing just one hit over seven innings of work to pick up his fourth win of the season. ... Thor has pitched at least seven innings in four his his last eight starts, and the Mets could use a long outing with their current bullpen struggles. ... In his three starts before last Sunday, Syndergaard posted a 6.00 ERA.
Who is starting for the Cardinals?
RHP Michael Wacha (4-2, 5.63 ERA), who has been very up and down for the Cardinals this year, losing his spot in the rotation before getting it back on June 10th. ... In his last outing, Wacha pitched six scoreless innings, allowing just five hits to the Marlins.
The Mets finish up their four-game series with the Cardinals on Sunday at 1:10 p.m. Jason Vargas (3-3, 3.68 ERA) goes for the Mets, while righty Dakota Hudson (5-3, 3.47 ERA) takes the ball for the Cardinals.