MMO Game Thread: Cardinals vs Mets, 7:10 PM

Monday, July 17, 2017 • 7:10 p.m.
Citi Field • Flushing, N.Y.
RHP Adam Wainwright (10-5, 5.20) vs. RHP Zack Wheeler (3-6, 4.86)
SNY • WOR 710 AM • 104.3 WAXQ-FM HD 2 • ESPN 1050 AM

The Mets faced off with the Cardinals right before the All-Star break in St. Louis and now they are coming northeast to face the Mets in Queens. This weekend the Mets put a beating on the Rockies in the first two games, winning 14-2 and 9-3 before get crushed yesterday in a game where Matz allowed seven runs in 1.0+ innings of work.

Cardinals Lineup

  1. Matt Carpenter – 1B
  2. Tommy Pham – LF
  3. Dexter Fowler – CF
  4. Jedd Gyorko – 3B
  5. Yadier Molina – C
  6. Paul DeJong – SS
  7. Kolten Wong – 2B
  8. Magneuris Sierra – RF
  9. Adam Wainwright – RHP

Mets Lineup

  1. Michael Conforto – CF
  2. Asdrubal Cabrera – 2B
  3. Yoenis Cespedes – LF
  4. Jay Bruce – RF
  5. T.J. Rivera – 3B
  6. Lucas Duda – 1B
  7. Jose Reyes – SS
  8. Travis d’Arnaud – C
  9. Zack Wheeler – RHP

Wheeler gets the start for the Mets. He is 3-6 over 76.0 innings and 15 starts with a 4.86 ERA, 4.73 FIP and 1.513 WHIP. His last start was in St. Louis where he allowed two runs over 6.0 innings off eight hits and a walk. The Cardinals have the following numbers against Wheeler:

  • Gyorko 0-6
  • Carpenter 1-3, 2B
  • Molina 2-3, 2B
  • Pham 1-2
  • Voit 2-3, 2B
  • DeJong 2-2, 2B, HR
  • Wainwright 0-2

It’s a rematch from before the All-Star break as Adam Wainwright will face off against Wheeler. Wainwright is 10-5 over 18 games and 97.0 innings with a 5.20 ERA, 3.79 FIP, 1.495 WHIP. His last start was against the Mets and it was a good one as he held them to one run over 6.2 innings, allowing only five hits and no walks. The Mets have the following numbers against Wainwright:

  • Bruce 13-44, 2 2B, 3 HR, 5 BB
  • Granderson 2-18, 2B, BB
  • Cespedes 3-17, HR, BB
  • Duda 3-13, 2B, HR, 2 BB
  • Reyes 3-16
  • Cabrera 2-10, 2B
  • d’Arnaud 2-7
  • Flores 2-5, 2B
  • R Rivera 1-5, BB
  • Conforto 0-3
  • TJ Rivera 2-3

New York has scored 27 runs in its first three games in the second half, the most in franchise history (Research courtesy of the Elias Sports Bureau).

The Mets have recalled RHP Hansel Robles from Triple-A and optioned RHP Chasen Bradford to Las Vegas.

Let’s Go Mets!

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