The Mets and Cardinals are only half a game apart in the NL Wild Card standings as they begin their rain-delayed series this afternoon in the first game of a doubleheader. Both clubs turn to their youngest and hardest-throwing starter. Noah Syndergaard takes the mound for the Mets to face Carlos Martinez.
The Mets look to string together their first back-to-back wins of the second half. The Cardinals are a rival team with playoff aspirations, and a series victory would help the Mets gain some of the momentum needed to make the playoffs.
|ST. LOUIS CARDINALS||NEW YORK METS|
|Greg Garcia - 2B||Jose Reyes - 3B|
|Aledmys Diaz - SS||Curtis Granderson - RF|
|Stephen Piscotty - RF||Yoenis Cespedes - LF|
|Matt Holliday - LF||James Loney - 1B|
|Matt Adams - 1B||Kelly Johnson - 2B|
|Jedd Gyorko - 3B||Asdrubal Cabrera - SS|
|Yadier Molina - C||Michael Conforto - CF|
|Jeremy Hazelbaker - CF||Rene Rivera - C|
|Carlos Martinez - RHP||Noah Syndergaard - RHP|
|Tuesday, July 26||vs. St. Louis||4:10 PM||SNY||710 WOR, ESPN Deportes 1050 (Sp.)|