Mets vs. Cardinals preview: Joey Lucchesi starts at 7:45 p.m. on SNY

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Joey Lucchesi Mets blue road jersey Wrigley Field April 2021
Joey Lucchesi Mets blue road jersey Wrigley Field April 2021

The Mets (11-11) open a four-game series against the Cardinals (16-12) in St. Louis on Monday night at 7:45 on SNY.

Mets Notes

  • Left-handed reliever Daniel Zamora was optioned to the team's Alternate Training Site to make room on the roster for Joey Lucchesi, who is starting Monday night's game

  • The Mets have scored 13 runs over their last two games after scoring 13 runs total over their prior six games

  • The Mets are 9-1 when scoring four or more runs this season

  • Trevor May has not allowed an earned run over his last nine appearances

  • Jeff McNeil is hitting .368 with a .455 OBP and 1.033 OPS over his last six games

Mets

Cardinals

Jeff McNeil, 2B

Tommy Edman, 2B

Francisco Lindor, SS

Dylan Carlson, RF

Michael Conforto, RF

Paul Goldschmidt, 1B

Pete Alonso, 1B

Nolan Arenado, 3B

Dominic Smith, LF

Paul DeJong, SS

Kevin Pillar, CF

Tyler O'Neill, LF

Jonathan Villar, 3B

Harrison Bader, CF

Tomas Nido, C

Andrew Knizner, C

Joey Lucchesi, LHP

Adam Wainwright, RHP

Who is starting for the Mets?

LHP Joey Lucchesi, who was called up from the Alternate Training Site before the game. Lucchesi last pitched for the Mets on April 22 against the Cubs in Chicago, when he allowed three runs on two hits while walking two and striking out five in 3.0 innings. Overall this season, he has a 6.75 ERA and 1.13 WHIP with 11 strikeouts in 8.0 innings (two starts, one relief appearance).

Who is starting for the Cardinals?

RHP Adam Wainwright, who tossed a complete game against the Philadelphia Phillies last Monday, allowing two runs on six hits while walking none and striking out eight. Overall this season, Wainwright has a 4.08 ERA and 1.26 WHIP with 32 strikeouts in 28.2 IP over five starts.

Upcoming schedule

The Mets and Cardinals continue their series on Tuesday at 7:45 p.m. on SNY.

Jacob deGrom gets the ball for the Mets, opposed by Kwang Hyun Kim for St. Louis.