Jacob deGrom's rough outing last night led to a loss for the New York Mets. The Mets (31-39) fell 6-2 to the St. Louis Cardinals (38-32) in the opener of their three game series. The Mets will look to even their series with the Cardinals tonight. First pitch at Busch Stadium is scheduled for 8:15 pm.
The Mets will send left hander Jonathon Niese (3-3, 2.54 ERA) to the mound tonight. Niese was brilliant in his last outing, allowing only one run over 7.2 innings of work. Niese took a no decision, however, in a contest the Milwaukee Brewers would win in 13 innings. The Cardinals will send talented young right hander Michael Wacha (4-5, 2.88 ERA) to the bump. Wacha lost against the Tampa Bay Rays his last time out, allowing four runs in five innings of work.
New York Mets Lineup:
- CF Curtis Granderson
- 2B Daniel Murphy
- 3B David Wright
- RF Bobby Abreu
- 1B Lucas Duda
- C Anthony Recker
- SS Ruben Tejada
- SP Jonathon Niese
- LF Eric Young Jr
- One day after making team history by hitting a pitcher eighth for the first time, the Mets will try it again tonight.
- The Mets roll out basically the same lineup as last night, with the lone change being Anthony Recker at catcher instead of Taylor Teagarden.
- Curtis Granderson has reached base in each of his last 25 starts, ESPN New York's Adam Rubin tweets.