St. Louis Cardinals (53-47):
1. Greg Garcia (L) 2B
2. Aledmys Diaz (R) SS
3. Stephen Piscotty (R) RF
4. Matt Holliday (R) LF
5. Matt Adams (L) 1B
6. Jedd Gyorko (R) 3B
7. Yadier Molina (R) C
8. Tommy Pham (R) CF
9. Adam Wainwright (R) P
SP: Adam Wainwright RHP (9-5, 4.09 ERA)
New York Mets (53-46):
1. Curtis Granderson (L) RF
2. Asdrubal Cabrera (S) SS
3. Yoenis Cespedes (R) LF
4. James Loney (L) 1B
5. Neil Walker (S) 2B
6. Wilmer Flores (R) 3B
7. Michael Conforto (L) CF
8. Travis d’Arnaud (R) C
9. Logan Verrett (R) P
SP: Logan Verrett RHP (3-6, 4.14 ERA)
Tonight’s game can be seen on SNY.
CARDINALS-METS NOTES: The Mets are 18-11 all-time vs. the Cardinals at Citi Field…Since 2006, the Mets have only lost one home season series to St. Louis (2013, 1-2).
RUBBER GAMES: New York is 7-5 in rubber games this year, including 3-3 at home.
HOMERS AT HOME: The Mets have hit 26 home runs in their last 13 home games.
CLOSING RECORDS: Jeurys Familia has set another franchise record with saves in each of his last 14 appearances and is 36-for-36 in save opportunities this year…He moved into sixth place on the club’s all-time save list with last night’s save, with his 85 career save…Tug McGraw is fifth on the list with 86.
SINCE THE BREAK: New York has posted a 2.56 ERA, the second-lowest mark in the majors…The pen has a 1.44 ERA in the second-half as well.
STRONG PEN: New York’s bullpen has tossed 9 straight scoreless innings dating to Saturday…The pen is 5-1 with 10 saves and a 1.63 ERA since June 30…Overall, the pen is fourth in the majors with a 3.05 ERA.
VERRETT VS. CARDINALS: Logan Verrett has never faced the St. Louis Cardinals in his career.
METS VS. WAINWRIGHT: Adam Wainwright holds a 3-4 record and a career 5.13 ERA in nine career appearances (seven starts) against the Mets… It’s his worst ERA against any National League opponent and second worst against any opponent in baseball with a minimum of two appearances…Notable numbers against Wainwright are provided below…
- James Loney: .500 (14-28), 4 2B, 1 HR
- Neil Walker: .281 (9-32), 1 HR, 7 RBI
- Curtis Granderson: .167 (1-6), 1 BB, 1 K
- Yoenis Cespedes: .125 (1-8), 4 K
- Travis d’Arnaud: .000 (0-2)