Cardinals host New York Mets, look to break home losing streak

Wed, May 8, 2024
MLB News (AP)

Cardinals host New York Mets, look to break home losing streak

New York Mets (18-18, fourth in the NL East) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (15-21, fifth in the NL Central)

St. Louis; Wednesday, 1:15 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Mets: Jose Quintana (1-3, 5.20 ERA, 1.54 WHIP, 25 strikeouts); Cardinals: Sonny Gray (4-1, 0.89 ERA, 0.86 WHIP, 38 strikeouts)

BETMGM SPORTSBOOK: LINE Cardinals -167, Mets +140; over/under is 7 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The St. Louis Cardinals aim to end their four-game home slide with a win over the New York Mets.

St. Louis has a 6-11 record at home and a 15-21 record overall. The Cardinals are 3-6 in games decided by one run.

New York is 18-18 overall and 9-8 in road games. The Mets are 7-3 in games when they hit at least two home runs.

The teams play Wednesday for the sixth time this season. The Mets lead the season series 3-2.

TOP PERFORMERS: Nolan Arenado leads the Cardinals with a .287 batting average, and has eight doubles, two home runs, 13 walks and 20 RBI. Brendan Donovan is 10-for-43 with two home runs and seven RBI over the past 10 games.

Pete Alonso has five doubles, nine home runs and 19 RBI for the Mets. Brandon Nimmo is 10-for-37 with three doubles and three home runs over the last 10 games.

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LAST 10 GAMES: Cardinals: 3-7, .215 batting average, 3.89 ERA, outscored by 11 runs

Mets: 5-5, .229 batting average, 3.82 ERA, even run differential

INJURIES: Cardinals: Willson Contreras: day-to-day (arm), Giovanny Gallegos: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Tommy Edman: 60-Day IL (wrist), Steven Matz: 15-Day IL (back), Drew Rom: 60-Day IL (biceps), Matt Carpenter: 10-Day IL (oblique), Riley O'Brien: 15-Day IL (forearm), Keynan Middleton: 15-Day IL (forearm)

Mets: Drew Smith: 15-Day IL (undisclosed), Francisco Alvarez: 15-Day IL (thumb), Brooks Raley: 15-Day IL (elbow), Kodai Senga: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Tylor Megill: 15-Day IL (shoulder), David Peterson: 60-Day IL (hip), Ronny Mauricio: 60-Day IL (knee)

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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