Mets vs. Cardinals preview: Taijuan Walker on mound at 1:30 p.m. on SNY

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Taijuan Walker throws pitch in home whites third base view day game
Taijuan Walker throws pitch in home whites third base view day game

The Mets (12-13) wrap up their four-game series against the Cardinals (18-13) in St. Louis on Thursday at 1:30 p.m. on SNY.

Mets Notes

  • RHP Tommy Hunter has been called up from Triple-A Syracuse, with RHP Jordan Yamamoto optioned

  • After the game, the Mets head home to New York to open a five-game homestand against the Arizona Diamondbacks (three games) and Baltimore Orioles (two games)

  • Kevin Pillar is hitting .500 (8-for-16) with two home runs, one double, four runs, and five RBI over his last four games

  • The Mets are 10-2 when scoring four or more runs this season

  • Pete Alonso has reached base safely in each of his last seven games and is hitting .360 with a .448 OBP during that span

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

Justin Williams, LF

Jonathan Villar, 3B

Harrison Bader, CF

James McCann, C

Andrew Knizner, C

Taijuan Walker, RHP

John, RHP

Who is starting for the Mets?

RHP Taijuan Walker, who allowed four runs on seven hits while striking out four and walking one in 6.0 innings against the Phillies in Philadelphia last Saturday.

Overall this season, Walker has a 3.00 ERA and 1.26 WHIP with 27 strikeouts in 27.0 innings over five starts.

Who is starting for the Cardinals?

RHP John Gant, who allowed one run on three hits while walking five and striking out two in 5.0 innings against the Pittsburgh Pirates last Friday.

Overall this season, Gant has a 2.16 ERA and 1.56 WHIP with 20 strikeouts in 25.0 innings over five starts.

Upcoming schedule

The Mets open a three-game series with the Arizona Diamondbacks at Citi Field on Friday night at 7:10.

David Peterson gets the start for the Mets, opposed by Zac Gallen.

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