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The Mets continue their three-game series against the Cardinals in St. Louis on Tuesday at 8:15 p.m. ET.

Jon Niese (3-3, 2.54 ERA) gets the start for the Mets, opposed by Michael Wacha (4-5, 2.88 ERA) for St. Louis.

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Last night in St. Louis, Jacob deGrom allowed six runs in four 1/3 innings as the Mets lost to the Cardinals, 6-2 >> Read more at MetsBlog, ESPN, and Newsday.

Noah Syndergaard returned from the disabled list and tossed four innings Monday night for Triple-A Las Vegas. Syndergaard allowed four runs on seven hits, walked one and struck out three. He was on a 75-pitch limit.

Eric Young, Jr. returned to the lineup and hit ninth, while Jacob deGrom hit eighth. It was the first time in Mets history that the pitcher started the game in the eighth spot.

OF Andrew Brown was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas.

Dillon Gee threw off a mound Monday for the first time since injuring his lat. Gee, who has been on the disabled list since May 11, is on track to make a rehab start after his next bullpen session.

Juan Lagares, on the disabled list with a strained right intercostal, took live batting practice Monday for the first time since his injury. Manager Terry Collins said Lagares is "close" to beginning a rehab assignment.

The Mets are expected to sign first-round draft pick Michael Conforto soon >> Read more at MetsBlog

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