New York Mets (11-12, third in the NL East) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (17-12, first in the NL Central) St. Louis; Wednesday, 5:15 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Mets: Marcus Stroman (3-2, 1.86 ERA, .93 WHIP, 23 strikeouts) Cardinals: Kwang Hyun Kim (1-0, 3.29 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, 16 strikeouts) BOTTOM LINE: The New York Mets head to play the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday. The Cardinals are 8-6 in home games in 2020. St. Louis has hit 38 home runs this season, eighth in the league. Paul DeJong leads them with six, averaging one every 16.2 at-bats. The Mets have gone 5-8 away from home. New York's team on-base percentage of .322 is third in the National League. Brandon Nimmo leads the lineup with an OBP of .430. The Cardinals won the last meeting 6-5. Adam Wainwright earned his first victory and Nolan Arenado went 1-for-3 with a home run and three RBIs for St. Louis. Joey Lucchesi took his second loss for New York. TOP PERFORMERS: Arenado leads the Cardinals with 21 RBIs and is batting .265. Pete Alonso leads the Mets with 11 extra base hits and is batting .282. LAST 10 GAMES: Cardinals: 8-2, .239 batting average, 2.57 ERA, outscored opponents by 21 runs Mets: 4-6, .235 batting average, 2.85 ERA, outscored opponents by one run INJURIES: Cardinals: Daniel Ponce de Leon: (soulder), Andrew Miller: (toe), Miles Mikolas: (right shoulder), Dakota Hudson: (right elbow), Jordan Hicks: (elbow), John Nogowski: (hand), Yadier Molina: (foot). Mets: Noah Syndergaard: (elbow), Seth Lugo: (elbow), Jacob deGrom: (side), Carlos Carrasco: (hamstring), Dellin Betances: (right shoulder), Brandon Nimmo: (undisclosed), Jose Martinez: (knee), Luis Guillorme: (oblique), J.D. Davis: (hand). ___ The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar. The Associated Press
ST. LOUIS — The scheduled game Tuesday night between the New York Mets and St. Louis Cardinals was postponed because of rain. The teams will make it up Wednesday as part of a single-admission doubleheader beginning at 4:15 p.m. CT. Both games will be set for seven innings. Mets right-hander Marcus Stroman (3-2, 1.86 ERA) will pitch against St. Louis lefty Kwang Hyun Kim (1-0, 3.29) in the opener. Cardinals righty Johan Oviedo (0-0, 2.79) gets the ball in the nightcap, but the Mets had not announced a starter yet. Tuesday night's game was delayed at the outset and called after a 38-minute wait. New York ace Jacob deGrom had been slated to start but was scratched in the afternoon due to tightness on his right side. Relief pitcher Miguel Castro was penciled in to start instead. An MRI on deGrom showed inflammation of the latissimus dorsi muscle, a back muscle that connects the upper arm to the spine and the hip. He won't throw for a couple of days. The two-time Cy Young Award winner is off to a dominant start tis season with 59 strikeouts, four walks and an 0.51 ERA in five starts covering 35 innings. Cardinals right-hander Jordan Hicks was placed on the 10-day injured list with elbow inflammation. President of Baseball Operations John Mozeliak said Hicks will be out at least four weeks. “Hopefully, he can join our team at some point this summer,” Mozeliak said. ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/hub/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports The Associated Press
The Mets ace is off to a scorching start to the season.