The Mets (11-9) look for a series win over the Cardinals (11-9) in the rubber match of the three-game set at Busch Stadium on Sunday at 2:15 p.m.
A win Sunday would give the Mets their third series win of the season. Additionally, a win would give the Mets their 10th road win of the season, which would tie the Mariners for the league lead. ... Pete Alonso is one of two New York rookies to bash seven homers through his first 20 games. Aaron Judge did it for the Yankees in 2017. Alonso exited Saturday's game after , but precautionary X-Rays revealed no damage. ... Brandon Nimmo has reached base safely in each of his last 10 games, batting .355 (11-31) with 10 runs, three doubles, three home runs, seven RBI, seven walks and a .487 on-base percentage. ... Jeff McNeil's 100 career hits are the most all-time through 82 games by a Met.
|Brandon Nimmo, LF||Matt Carpenter, 3B|
|Pete Alonso, 1B||Paul Goldschmidt, 1B|
|Robinson Canó, 2B||Paul DeJong, SS|
|Michael Conforto, RF||Marcell Ozuna, LF|
|Amed Rosario, SS||José Martínez, RF|
|Jeff McNeil, 3B||Yadier Molina, C|
|Keon Broxton, CF||Dexter Fowler, CF|
|Travis d'Arnaud, C||Kolten Wong, 2B|
|Noah Syndergaard, RHP||Dakota Hudson, RHP|
Who is starting for the Mets?
RHP Noah Syndergaard (1-1, 5.63 ERA) has a 6.75 ERA over his last two outings. His two starts in Busch Stadium have been solid, however, evidenced by his 1.88 ERA.
Who is starting for the Cardinals?
RHP Dakota Hudson (0-1. 6.83 ERA) has not yet completed five innings in a start his year. His last time out, against the Brewers, ended with six earned runs charged to his ledger on eight hits -- two homers -- across 3 2/3 innings.
The Mets will return home to begin a three-game series against the division rival Phillies on Monday.