Having completed Thursday's suspended game, the Mets now host the Cardinals for their regularly scheduled game at 7:10 p.m. on SNY.
The Mets have homered in 17 consecutive home games, the longest streak in franchise history. They've hit 34 homers during that stretch. ... Mets starting pitchers have gone at least six innings in 14 of the last 15 games. ... Wilson Ramos was hitting .367 with five homers, 11 RBI and 10 walks over his last 19 games entering Friday. ...Pete Alonso leads all rookies in homers (22), RBI (49), extra-base hits (37), slugging (.598) and runs (40.)
|Matt Carpenter, 3B||Jeff McNeil, 2B|
|Paul DeJong, SS||Michael Conforto, RF|
|Paul Goldschmidt, 1B||Pete Alonso, 1B|
|Marcell Ozuna, LF||Dominic Smith, LF|
|Yadier Molina, C||Todd Frazier, 3B|
|Harrison Bader, CF||Wilson Ramos, C|
|Dexter Fowler, RF||Amed Rosario, SS|
|Tommy Edman, 2B||Juan Lagares, CF|
|Daniel Ponce de Leon, P||Steven Matz, P|
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Who is starting for the Mets?
LHP Steven Matz (5-4, 3.88 ERA,) who earned a win his last time out against Colorado, when he matched a career high with 120 pitches. He struck out 10 while allowing three runs (two earned) in six innings. In three career starts against the Cardinals, Matz has allowed 15 runs (11 earned) in 11.2 innings.
Who is starting for the Cardinals?
RHP Daniel Ponce de Leon (0-0, 1.80 ERA,) who is stepping in for the injured Adam Wainright. In his only MLB start this season on April 23, Ponce de Leon allowed one run (a homer) in five innings on two hits and three walks while striking out seven. He has a 3.90 ERA in 11 Triple-A starts.
The Mets continue their four-game series against the Cardinals Saturday night at 7:10 p.m. The Mets' Noah Syndergaard and St. Louis' Michael Wacha are the probable starters.