1:15 pm
April 27

Mets @ Cardinals

Who will WIN this matchup?

New York Mets (14-5)

@ St. Louis Cardinals (9-7)


Starting Pitchers:

Carrasco (NYM): 1-0; 1.47 ERA

Matz (STL) 2-1; 5.27 ERA


Current odds:

New York Mets: (-118)

St. Louis Cardinals: (-101)


• The starting line up for the Mets is as follows:


• The starting line up for the Cardinals is as follows:


• The New York Mets will square off against a familiar face when they shoot for a three-game road sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday. The Mets won the first two games 5-2 and 3-0 to clinch their sixth straight series to open the season. They have won 11 of their past 14 games.

• Cardinals starting pitcher Steven Matz (2-1, 5.27 ERA) spent the first six years of his career with the Mets. The Toronto Blue Jays acquired him from the Mets ahead of the 2021 season, and then Matz became a free agent after going 14-7 with a 3.82 ERA last year.

• The Mets made a bid to bring him back, but he signed with the Cardinals instead for four years and $44 million. This did not sit well with Mets owner Steve Cohen. Matz was interested in returning to the Mets, but the Cardinals swooped in with a compelling offer before the owners locked out the players.

• The Mets will counter with Carlos Carrasco (1-0, 1.47 ERA), who beat the San Francisco Giants 6-2 in his latest start. He allowed the two runs on just four hits in 7 2/3 innings on Thursday, striking out seven and walking none. In his first three starts this year, Carrasco has built endurance while making 72, then 82 and 91 pitches. He is back to full strength after recovering from the surgical removal of a bone chip in his elbow.

• Carrasco is 0-1 with a 2.84 ERA in his two career starts against the Cardinals, who have scored just 14 runs in their past seven games. They mustered only three hits Tuesday night while losing their third straight game.

• In his only previous career start against the Mets, Matz is 0-1 after allowing two runs on four hits in 5 2/3 innings last season.

• Matz endured a disastrous first start this season, allowing seven runs on nine hits in just three innings. However, in his past two starts, he allowed just one run total on 10 hits in 10 2/3 innings.

StreakSmarter Pick
New York Mets