The Mets begin a three game series in St. Louis as they take on the Cardinals at Busch Stadium beginning at 8:10 PM. Jacob deGrom (0-3, 3.44) will start in the opener for the Mets and he’ll be opposed by righthander Carlos Martinez (0-3, 4.67) for the Cardinals.
Adam Wainwright was the original scheduled starter for the Cards, but he will have his turn skipped because of tendinitis in the back of his pitching elbow.
In his last start, deGrom took the loss in the Mets’ 3-1 defeat to the Brewers, tossing 5.2 innings, and allowing a season-high nine hits, and three earned runs. The rookie righthander struck out four and walked one in the 107-pitch effort.
- Curtis Granderson – CF
- Daniel Murphy – 2B
- David Wright – 3B
- Bobby Abreu – RF
- Lucas Duda – 1B
- Taylor Teagarden – C
- Ruben Tejada – SS
- Jacob deGrom – RHP
- Eric Young, Jr. – LF
*** The Mets are batting a pitcher eighth for the first time in franchise history.
The Mets head off for a road trip tonight to St. Louis to take on the Cardinals tonight. Yesterday they picked up the win after needing the bullpen to pitch 8 innings with Daisuke leaving after the first due to illness. The bullpen held it together and the offense was able to scratch out three runs for a victory. Jacob deGrom will get the start tonight as he goes up against Carlos Martinez.
Jacob deGrom is 0-3 over 6 starts and 36.2 innings with a 3.44 ERA. In the month of June he has made two starts pitching 10.2 innings allowing 7 ER, 4 BB, and 7 K’s. Jacob was not in the majors earlier this season when the Cardinals came to Queens thus deGrom has no major league statistics against the Cardinals.
Carlos Martinez is 0-3 this season over 30 games and 34.2 innings of work while posting a 4.67 ERA. Tonight will be his first start of the season, he made one start in 2013 with 20 relief appearances. Carlos has had very limited time on the mound against the Mets this year recording one out and that’s it. The Mets have the following numbers against Carlos:
- Wright 0-2
- Duda 0-1
- Murphy 0-1
Lets Go Mets!