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Monday, March 24, 2014

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Cardinals - Spring Training Game - 3/24


Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Cardinals - Spring Training Game - 3/24



  1. Eric Young Jr. lf
  2. Daniel Murphy, 2b
  3. David Wright, 3b
  4. Curtis Granderson, rf
  5. Chris Young, cf
  6. Lucas Duda, 1b
  7. Travis d'Arnaud, c
  8. Daisuke Matsuzaka, rhp
  9. Ruben Tejada, ss
















Thursday, March 13, 2014

Recap: Spring Training Game 13 - Cards (6) at Mets (4) - Lannan pitches 4 innings in loss


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W: C. Martinez (1-0) L: J. Lannan (0-1) S: K. Siegrist (1)
HR: STL - K. Wong (2)   NYM - None

Recap:

John Lannan started the game for the Mets. He went four innings, giving up three hits, two unearned runs, and five strikeouts. He is definitely still in consideration for the fifth spot in the rotation.

Juan Lagares, who is still fighting for a spot in the outfield went 1 for 3 and drove in two.

Brandon Allen came off the bench and hit a base hit and drove in one.

Kyle Farnsworth pitched one inning, giving up 2 hits,  2 runs...

Carlos Torres, who will serve as the swing man, came in after Lannan pitched two shutout innings.

Bobby Parnell pitched the top of the ninth in a non save situation and walked one, no runs, no strikeouts. His pitches had upper 80's,  low 90's velocity...

Mets had nine hits total, they left 15 men on base in the game...



Box Score:

Friday, March 07, 2014

Recap: Spring Training Game 8 - Cards (5) at Mets (5) - Wright and Murphy return to action


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HR: STL - None   NYM - A. Recker (1),A. Brown (1)

Recap:

Andrew Brown and Anthony Recker had two hits a piece including a homerun each. Daniel Murphy got his first hit of the year. Travis d'Arnaud had one double to his credit. Dice-K started the game, pitched two innings, striking out three. John Lannan followed him with 2 innings. Rafael Montero pitched two solid innings.. and Steven Matz pitched a perfect 7th striking out the side..


Box Score:

Friday, June 14, 2013

Recap: Game 61 - Cardinals (2) at Mets (1) - Harvey takes first loss


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N.Y. Mets (24-37)000000001170

W: A. Wainwright (10-3) L: M. Harvey (5-1) S: E. Mujica (19)
HR: STL - None   NYM - M. Byrd (10)

Recap:

Allen Craig knocked in the eventual deciding run in the eighth inning and Adam Wainwright tossed seven scoreless innings to become the first 10-game winner in the majors, as St. Louis emerged with a 2-1 win over the New York Mets in the rubber match of a three-game series.

"My whole routine was thrown off today," Wainwright said, expecting that ominous skies and a dire forecast of up to three inches of rain might push back first pitch. "I had everybody in the world tell me I had never beat the Mets in their stadium so it was something I wanted to do.

The 31-year-old had been 0-4 with an 8.46 ERA in four previous starts in Queens.

Wainwright (10-3) allowed just four hits and two walks while fanning six to record his fifth straight victory, but Edward Mujica made things interesting in the ninth before picking up his 19th save of the season.

Matt Carpenter's RBI triple accounted for the other run as the Cardinals won for the fifth time in their last seven.

Marlon Byrd's ninth-inning solo shot was all the offense for the Mets, while Matt Harvey (5-1) was the hard-luck loser after giving up a run on five hits with seven strikeouts over his seven-inning outing.

"If I had just gotten seven zeroes, we're still in this game," Harvey said. "You really have to be locked in through this lineup."

Harvey exited following a scoreless seventh, but the visitors posted an insurance run in the eighth off Scott Rice.

Carpenter singled but was erased trying to steal second, while Carlos Beltran, Matt Holliday and Craig slugged three straight base hits to make it 2-0.

Trevor Rosenthal turned in a scoreless home eighth, but Byrd's long blast to left center with one out pulled the Mets within a run and John Buck followed with a double. Kirk Nieuwenhuis' grounder moved Buck to third, but pinch- hitter Josh Satin struck out to end the game.

The Cards picked up a run in the third, as Pete Kozma singled with one out, was sacrificed to second by Wainwright and scored on Carpenter's triple to the gap in right center.

"You could foresee this being a one-run game, just with the way the weather was and with two guys with high-caliber stuff going against each other," Carpenter said. "It was nice knowing that if we could just get one, we had a chance."

Wainwright retired the first 11 batters he faced. New York threatened in the fourth with two on and two outs, but Lucas Duda flied out, and in the seventh, the hosts put two on with two down and failed to score after pinch-hitter Justin Turner grounded to third.

Game Notes

Wainwright has worked at least seven full frames in 11 of his 14 starts this season ... He recorded his 1,000th career strikeout in the first inning, getting David Wright on a called third strike ... St. Louis upped its major- league best road record to 24-11 ... Prior to the game, the Mets announced that manager Terry Collins has been named to the NL All-Star coaching staff.

Box Score:

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Cardinals - Game 61


Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Cardinals - Game 61:


  1. Jordany Valdespin, 2b
  2. Omar Quintanilla, ss
  3. David Wright, 3b
  4. Daniel Murphy, 1b
  5. Lucas Duda, lf
  6. Marlon Byrd, rf
  7. John Buck, c
  8. Kirk Nieuwenhuis, cf
  9. Matt Harvey, rhp

Preview: Game 61 - Cardinals at Mets - Wainwright vs Harvey


St. Louis Cardinals (42-23) at New York Mets (24-36) 1:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
STARTERSGSRECERAAIPRECERADATEOPPDECIPHERRECIPERA
A. Wainwright (R) 13 9-3 2.346.16-13.056/7@CINW7.0723-024.02.25
M. Harvey (R) 13 5-0 2.106.12-01.886/8MIAND7.0610-020.02.70

Preview:

It will be a battle of aces in the finale of a three-game series on Thursday afternoon at Citi Field, where the New York Mets will host the St. Louis Cardinals.

The hosts pulled even in the series with a 5-1 win on Wednesday and will start youngster Matt Harvey, who's still unbeaten through his initial 13 starts of the season.

The Connecticut native won his first four starts and was carrying a 0.93 earned run average through 29 innings, but he's since won just once in nine starts while the ERA has swelled slightly to 2.10.

Harvey tossed six innings of one-run ball in his most recent outing on June 8 against the Miami Marlins, but got a no-decision in the Mets' 2-1 loss.

His last victory was May 17 against the Chicago Cubs.

In one career start against the Cardinals, he was beaten after allowing three runs on six hits in five innings.

For St. Louis, righty Adam Wainwright will make a first bid to become the majors' first 10-game winner of 2013.

The native of Georgia has won four consecutive starts since a 5-2 loss to the Mets in St. Louis on May 16, including a 9-2 victory at Cincinnati in his last start on June 7.

Happy Recap (Finally) - Game 60 - Cardinals (1) at Mets (5) - Duda Wakes Up Mets


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N.Y. Mets (24-36)«20010110x560

W: D. Gee (5-6) L: S. Miller (7-4)
HR: STL - A. Craig (6)   NYM - L. Duda (11),D. Wright (9),M. Byrd (9)

Recap:

Lucas Duda homered and knocked in two runs to lead the New York Mets to a 5-1 win over the St. Louis Cardinals in the middle test of a three-game set at Citi Field.

David Wright and Marlon Byrd also hit solo shots for the Mets, who snapped a three-game losing streak.

Dillon Gee (5-6) pitched 6 2/3 solid innings, giving up one run on six hits and two hits while striking out seven. He has allowed just one run in each of his last three starts.

Allen Craig's home run was the lone score for the Cardinals. Shelby Miller (7-4) had 10 strikeouts, but surrendered a career-high four runs and five hits, including two homers, over six innings.

The Mets struck for two runs in the first. With two outs, David Wright smacked a double to right-center. Murphy and Duda then connected on back-to-back RBI singles. Duda's hit to right field scored Murphy from first base when Carlos Beltran threw the ball to second. Murphy kept chugging around the bases and the throw home wasn't in time.

Duda's 11th home run of the season, a shot to right-center came with one out in the fourth.

The Cardinals finally scored in the sixth, when Craig crushed a 3-2 pitch to left for his second homer of this series. Yadier Molina followed with a double to left, but the Cardinals went hitless the remainder of the game.

In the home half of the sixth, Wright hammered a 3-1 pitch over the wall in center with one out. Seth Maness replaced Miller in the seventh, but gave up a leadoff homer to left from Byrd.

Game Notes

Cardinals third baseman David Freese went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts, snapping a career-long 20-game hitting streak ... Molina went 3-for-4 with two doubles ... The Cardinals were 1-for-6 with runners in scoring position.

Box Score:

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Cards - Game 60


Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Cards - Game 60:

  1. Jordany Valdespin, 2b
  2. Omar Quintanilla, ss
  3. David Wright, 3b
  4. Daniel Murphy, 1b
  5. Lucas Duda, lf
  6. Marlon Byrd, rf
  7. John Buck, c
  8. Kirk Nieuwenhuis, cf
  9. Dillon Gee, rhp

Preview: Game 60 - Cards at Mets - Miller vs Gee


St. Louis Cardinals (42-22) at New York Mets (23-36) 7:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
STARTERSGSRECERAAIPRECERADATEOPPDECIPHERRECIPERA
S. Miller (R) 12 7-3 1.916.03-22.836/6ARIW6.0622-018.12.45
D. Gee (R) 12 4-6 5.205.21-33.546/5@WSHW7.0912-119.13.26

Preview:

Young hurler Shelby Miller tries to pitch the St. Louis Cardinals to a third straight victory on Wednesday night in the second contest of a three-game series against the struggling New York Mets.

Miller, a 2009 first-round pick, is coming off a win over Arizona on Thursday as he gave up a pair of runs -- both in the first inning -- before settling down to log six solid innings. He worked around six hits and did not walk a batter, striking out nine and setting down the final six batters faced.

The 22-year-old was staked to a 10-2 lead by the fourth inning and added to the offense with a home run the following frame.

Miller is 7-3 with a 1.91 earned run average in 12 outings this season and that includes his first ever start versus the Mets on May 15. The righty did not factor into a 4-2 win despite giving up just four hits over 5 2/3 scoreless innings. However, New York scored twice in the seventh frame to leave Miller without a decision.

Miller follows fellow rookie Michael Wacha, who picked up his first major league victory with Tuesday's 9-2 win. He recovered from a tough first inning to hold New York to a pair of runs over six innings of work.

Wacha also got plenty of support in the form of a five-run fifth inning. Allen Craig capped the big frame with a three-run homer, while David Freese went 2- for-4 in the game to push his hitting streak to 20 straight games. It is the longest active hitting streak in the majors.

St. Louis won for the fourth time in five games and owns the best record in baseball at 42-22.

Recap: Game 59 - Cardinals (9) at Mets (2) - New Players, Same Result


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N.Y. Mets (23-36)200000000252

W: M. Wacha (1-0) L: J. Hefner (1-6)
HR: STL - A. Craig (5),S. Robinson (2)   NYM - O. Quintanilla (2)

Recap:

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Allen Craig capped a five-run fifth inning with a three-run homer, David Freese extended his hitting streak to 20 games and Michael Wacha earned his first major league victory in the St. Louis Cardinals' 9-2 thrashing of the New York Mets at Citi Field.

Freese had two hits in extending the majors' longest active hitting streak and Craig went 2-for-4 with his fifth homer of the season, paving the way to St. Louis' major league-leading 42nd win of the year and fourth in five games.

"I think we're just a relentless group," said Craig. "When somebody has some success, the top of the lineup guys kind of feed off it and get that confidence going. We kind of just thrive off each other's success."

Things are moving in the opposite direction for the stumbling and recently reshuffled Mets, however. The team dropped their seventh game in eight contests and own the third worst record (23-36) in all of baseball.

New York demoted struggling first baseman Ike Davis, as well as outfielder Mike Baxter and reliever Robert Carson, following the team's fifth straight loss to league-worst Miami on Sunday.

Seven of the Cardinals runs went unearned, including the five scored in the fateful fifth off Jeremy Hefner (1-6), who tossed six frames but was charged with six runs total. The Mets had just five hits.

"We've got to catch the baseball, we've got to pitch better, we've got to hit better," said Mets manager Terry Collins. "It's pretty much the same stuff every night."

In his third career major league start, Wacha (1-0) shook off some early control issues and turned in a stellar performance with six innings of two-run ball.

Matt Holliday had three hits, three runs scored and an RBI in the rout.

Wacha's first road appearance in the majors got off to a bumpy start, but the rookie was able to strand the bases loaded after surrendering a pair of runs during a 37-pitch first inning.

Omar Quintanilla turned on Wacha's seventh pitch and sent it into the seats in right, and after the right-hander issued two of three walks in the frame around an infield hit from Daniel Murphy, Marlon Byrd lifted a sac fly to center for a 2-0 lead.

Craig seemed a bit woozy after his head whipped back against the right-field wall while making a great catch to end the third, but he singled into right in the fourth to put runners on the corners with no one out.

Hefner was scoreless through three, but forfeited a run on Matt Adams' ensuing double-play ball. Freese then grounded out to end the frame, but the Cards broke through for five runs an inning later.

Murphy, filling in at first for the recently demoted Davis, began the fifth with a throwing error on a Jon Jay grounder. Jay moved to third on a double from Pete Kozma and then crossed the plate on Wacha's groundout to short. The Cardinals then took a 3-2 lead after Matt Carpenter walked and Yadier Molina forced a run in with a groundout.

An ensuing infield hit from Holliday put runners at the corners before Craig cleared the bags with a three-run homer to left, giving the Cardinals a 6-2 edge.

New York went without a hit in its final 16 at-bats, and the Cardinals tacked on two more runs in the seventh on a Holliday RBI single and Jay's bases- loaded walk before Shane Robinson homered to start the ninth.

Game Notes

Carpenter went 0-for-4 and had an 18-game hit streak ... Murphy made his first start of the season at first base. He's made 150 starts at that position over the course of his career ... New York has lost 11 of its last 14 games at home ... Prior to the game, the Mets recalled outfielder Collin Cowgill, pitcher Josh Edgin and selected the contract of first baseman Josh Satin from Las Vegas. Only Edgin saw action on Tuesday, giving up one hit as well as walking in the run in the seventh, although it was charged to Greg Burke ... The Cardinals boast the best road record in the majors at 23-10.

Box Score:

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Tonight's (New Look) Mets Starting Lineup vs Cardinals - Game 59


Tonight's (New Look) Mets Starting Lineup vs Cardinals - Game 59:


  1. Jordany Valdespin, 2b
  2. Omar Quintanilla, ss
  3. David Wright, 3b
  4. Daniel Murphy, 1b
  5. Lucas Duda, lf
  6. Marlon Byrd, rf
  7. John Buck, c
  8. Kirk Nieuwenhuis, cf
  9. Jeremy Hefner, rhp

Preview: Game 59 - Cardinals at Mets - Wacha vs Hefner


St. Louis Cardinals (41-22) at New York Mets (23-35) 7:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
STARTERSGSRECERAAIPRECERADATEOPPDECIPHERRECIPERA
M. Wacha (R) 2 0-0 5.405.20-00.006/4ARIND4.21060-011.25.40
J. Hefner (R) 11 1-5 4.365.10-23.416/4@WSHND7.0411-019.02.84

Preview:

The New York Mets shook up their roster following their most recent defeat. They hope the atmosphere change can lead to some success on Tuesday evening when they begin a three-game set with the St. Louis Cardinals.

The Mets have lost six of seven since sweeping the New York Yankees in four games at the tail end of May. Five of those defeats have come to the Miami Marlins, owners of the worst record in baseball.

That distinction could soon belong to the Mets given their current direction. They are 12 games under .500 at 23-35 and are coming off a pair of losses that seem to have caused things to boil over.

New York lost a 2-1 contest to Miami on Saturday, a game that took 20 innings to complete, and then saw the Marlins plate four runs in the 10th frame of Sunday's finale en route to an 8-4 setback.

Mets manager Terry Collins was asked afterwards on whether this was the team's lowest point of the season.

"It's certainly pretty close," Collins said. "This is when you reach down and find out who belongs here and who doesn't."

For now, the Mets decided that first baseman Ike Davis, outfielder Mike Baxter and relief pitcher Robert Carson do not belong, demoting the trio to Triple-A Las Vegas. Expected to be a source of power in New York's lineup, Davis was hitting just .161 on the season after an 0-for-3 performance on Sunday.

Joining the Mets from Triple-A were outfielder Collin Cowgill, infielder Josh Satin and left-handed reliever Josh Edgin.

Perhaps the new players can help alter the tough luck Jeremy Hefner has experienced this season. The right-hander aims for just his second victory of the season in tonight's opener.

Hefner went 0-5 through his first 10 starts of the season, with the Mets losing all 10 games. The hurler finally broke through with a victory over the Yankees on May 29, but his tough luck returned last time out on Tuesday in Washington.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Happy Recap: Spring Training Game 33 - Tejada, Harvey do Cards 7-2


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N.Y. Mets (15-14)«00043000x790

W: M. Harvey (2-1) L: J. Westbrook (2-2)
HR: STL - None   NYM - C. Cowgill (5)

Recap:
Ruben Tejada knocked in three runs to help the New York Mets beat the St. Louis Cardinals, 7-2, in Grapefruit League action.

Collin Cowgill smacked a pinch-hit two-run homer off St. Louis starter Jake Westbrook.

Mets third baseman David Wright went 0-for-3 in his return from a strained left intercostal muscle.

Matt Harvey started for New York and tossed four scoreless innings.

Adron Chambers hit a two-run double for the Cardinals.

Box Score:

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Recap: Spring Training Game 30 - Cardinals at Mets - Hefner, Mets Get Hammered 11-4 - Duda Stays Hot


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N.Y. Mets (13-13)1010002004120

W: A. Wainwright (4-1) L: R. Fontanez (0-1)
HR: STL - P. Kozma (3),Y. Molina (1),R. Johnson (2)   NYM - L. Duda (5)

Recap:
Pete Kozma clubbed a grand slam during a six-run fourth inning, and the St. Louis Cardinals blasted the New York Mets, 11-4, on Tuesday.

Yadier Molina added a two-run homer and Rob Johnson supplied a solo shot in the ninth for St. Louis, which received six strong innings from starter Adam Wainwright.

The right-hander struck out three and allowed just two runs on seven hits, improving to 4-1 during spring training play.

New York starter Jeremy Hefner pitched three innings before a Carlos Beltran comebacker struck him on the elbow, forcing him from the game. He allowed two runs on five hits.

Lucas Duda was a productive 3-for-4 with a two-run homer and four RBI in the setback.

Box Score:

Friday, March 22, 2013

Recap: Spring Training Game 24 - Cards at Mets - Mets Lose 3-2


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N.Y. Mets (9-11)000200000280

W: M. Cleto (1-0) L: B. Lyon (0-1) S: J. Motte (1)
HR: STL - D. Freese (2)   NYM - None

Recap:
Allen Craig's RBI single in the eighth inning proved to be the difference in St. Louis' 3-2 victory over the New York Mets on Thursday.

David Freese had a solo home run and Adam Wainwright contributed a run scoring single in addition to his 4 2/3 innings of work in the start for the Cardinals. He struck out three and gave up two runs on three hits.

New York starter Jeremy Hefner struck out four and surrendered two runs on five hits over five frames. Matt den Dekker's two-run scoring triple in the fourth inning accounted for the Mets' only runs.

Box Score:

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Recap: Spring Training Game 5 - Mets get smacked 12-4 by Cards, Wheeler Misses Start


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N.Y. Mets (1-3)020000101481
W: L. Lynn (1-0) L: D. Gorski (0-1)
HR: STL - S. Robinson (1)   NYM - J. Buck (1),A. Recker (1),C. Cowgill (1)

Recap:
Shane Robinson went 2-for-2 with a home run and three RBI, as the heavy-hitting St. Louis Cardinals eased past the New York Mets, 12-4, Wednesday in spring training action.

New York's Zach Wheeler was scheduled to make the start, but the highly touted prospect strained his right oblique muscle prior the game in batting practice and was scratched from the lineup.

Former Mets outfielder Carlos Beltran went 1-for-2 with a walk and an RBI double, as the Cards poured in four runs in the third and fourth inning, respectively. Lance Lynn picked up the win, striking out three batters and allowing four hits in two innings of work.

David Wright went 2-for-3, while John Buck, Anthony Recker and Collin Cowgil all homered for the Mets. Darin Gorski was dealt with the loss, allowing four runs on three hits over two innings.

Box Score:

Monday, June 04, 2012

Recap: Game 55 - Cards at Mets - Mets Lose Series Finale 5-4


Citi Field (Flushing, NY)

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N.Y. Mets (31-24)000100210461

W: M. Rzepczynski (1-3) L: J. Rauch (3-5)
S: J. Motte (9)
HR: STL - A. Craig (6)   NYM - L. Duda (9),S. Hairston (7)

Recap:
Allen Craig's two-run homer in the eighth lifted the St. Louis Cardinals over the New York Mets, 5-4, in the finale of a four-game set at Citi Field.

Craig finished the game 2-for-3 with three RBI and two runs scored to help the Cardinals avoid the four-game sweep. Matt Holiday went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored and Rafael Furcal drove in a run for St. Louis, which halted a five-game skid.

Marc Rzepczynski (1-3) took the win after throwing one inning of relief. Kyle Lohse started the game and gave up one run on two hits while striking out three over six frames.

Jason Motte earned his ninth save of the year after throwing 1 1/3 perfect innings.

Scott Hairston hit a two-run homer and Lucas Duda had a solo homer for the Mets, who had a three-game winning streak snapped.

Jon Rauch (3-5) was pegged with the loss after giving up Craig's homer. Dillon Gee started for New York and gave up three runs -- two earned -- on six hits and fanned eight over seven frames.

Craig's two-run blast in the eighth put the Cardinals ahead 5-3. Holiday singled and Craig followed two hitters later with his sixth homer of the year.

The Mets got one run back in the bottom of the frame to make it 5-4. Jason Thole singled, moved to third when Kirk Nieuwenhuis doubled and scored on Andres Torres' sacrifice fly to right.

It wouldn't be enough, however, as Motte entered the game. After getting David Wright to line out to end the eighth, Motte retired the side in order in the ninth.

The Cardinals took a 1-0 lead in the fourth inning. Holiday roped a double to left then scored when Craig slapped one over the bag at first for a single.

But Duda's solo shot in the home half knotted it up at 1-1. It was Duda's ninth of the year.

St. Louis pushed two across in the seventh to go ahead 3-1. Craig walked then moved to third when David Freese singled to left-center. Daniel Descalso then tapped one back to the pitcher, but Gee's throw short-hopped Omar Quintanilla to allow Craig to score. Ardon Chambers followed with a single to load the bases for Furcal, who grounded into a fielder's choice that plated Freese.

Hairston clobbered a pinch-hit, two-run homer in the home half to even the game at 3-3. Wright opened the frame with a single before Hairston belted the 3-2 slider deep into the left-field stands for his seventh homer of the season.

Game Notes

The Cardinals had just one run in the series entering Monday's game...St. Louis will travel to Houston on Tuesday to begin a three-game set with the Astros...Lohse is 0-4 lifetime in six career starts in New York...Wright scored his 735th run tying him with former-Met Jose Reyes for first on the team's all-time list...The Mets have never swept the Cardinals in a four-game series in New York.

Box Score:

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Cardinals - Game 55


Today's Mets Starting Lineup:

  1. Kirk Nieuwenhuis, lf
  2. Andres Torres, cf
  3. David Wright, 3b
  4. Lucas Duda, rf
  5. Daniel Murphy, 2b
  6. Ike Davis, 1b
  7. Omar Quintanilla, ss
  8. Mike Nickeas, c
  9. Dillon Gee, rhp

Preview: Game 55 - Cardinals at Mets - Gee tries for the first four game sweep of Cards in 26 years


St. Louis Cardinals (27-27) at New York Mets (31-23) 1:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
STARTERSGSRECERAAIPRECERADATEOPPDECIPHERRECIPERA
K. Lohse (R) 11 5-1 3.365.24-13.295/30@ATLND5.0950-017.05.29
D. Gee (R) 10 4-3 4.696.01-35.355/30PHIND6.2622-020.12.66

Preview:
To say the Mets have gotten incredible pitching against the Cardinals would be an understatement. New York hopes Dillon Gee can keep the momentum going this afternoon and pitch his club to its first four-game sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals in over 26 years.

New York has allowed just one run over the first three games of this set and none from its starters. Johan Santana pitched the franchise's first no-hitter in Friday's 8-0 series-opening win and R.A. Dickey followed that up with a seven-hit shutout on Saturday.

It was Jon Niese's turn on Sunday and he pitched six scoreless innings to key a 6-1 victory that pulled the Mets into a virtual tie with the Nationals and Marlins for first place in the National League East.

Niese scattered six hits and set a new career high with 10 strikeouts as the Mets won for the seventh time in nine games.

"This is incredible. To throw a no-hitter one night, then a complete-game shutout the next night and do what Niese did tonight, I think it says a lot," said Mets catcher Josh Thole.

The Cardinals ended their scoreless drought at 26 straight innings on Adron Chambers' RBI single in the eighth inning, but still suffered their season- high fifth straight loss after Jake Westbrook allowed five runs in his five- plus inning start.

St. Louis has also lost eight of 10 and is on its longest skid since a seven- game losing streak from June 10-17 of last year. The Cards now sit at .500 on the season (27-27) and third in the NL Central, 3 1/2 games back of the front- running Reds.

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