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Mets face the Cardinals leading series 2-1

May 19, 2022 GMT

St. Louis Cardinals (20-17, second in the NL Central) vs. New York Mets (25-14, first in the NL East)

New York; Thursday, 1:10 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Cardinals: Dakota Hudson (3-2, 3.06 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, 20 strikeouts); Mets: Chris Bassitt (4-2, 2.34 ERA, 1.02 WHIP, 46 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Mets -161, Cardinals +139; over/under is 7 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The New York Mets bring a 2-1 advantage into the latest game of the series against the St. Louis Cardinals.

New York is 25-14 overall and 12-8 in home games. The Mets are 19-3 in games when they out-hit their opponents.

St. Louis has a 10-8 record in home games and a 20-17 record overall. The Cardinals have the seventh-best team on-base percentage in the majors at .319.

The teams meet Thursday for the seventh time this season. The Mets lead the season series 4-2.

TOP PERFORMERS: Pete Alonso leads New York with nine home runs while slugging .486. Mark Canha is 6-for-27 with two home runs and five RBI over the last 10 games.

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Nolan Arenado has nine home runs, 13 walks and 31 RBI while hitting .306 for the Cardinals. Paul Goldschmidt is 17-for-41 with eight doubles, three home runs and 12 RBI over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Mets: 6-4, .231 batting average, 3.34 ERA, outscored opponents by 12 runs

Cardinals: 4-6, .262 batting average, 4.34 ERA, outscored opponents by four runs

INJURIES: Mets: Max Scherzer: day-to-day (left side), Trevor May: 60-Day IL (tricep), Tylor Megill: 15-Day IL (lat), James McCann: 10-Day IL (hamate), Jacob deGrom: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Sean Reid-Foley: 10-Day IL (elbow), John Curtiss: 60-Day IL (elbow), Joey Lucchesi: 60-Day IL (elbow)

Cardinals: Edmundo Sosa: day-to-day (ankle), Jack Flaherty: 10-Day IL (shoulder), Alex Reyes: 60-Day IL (shoulder)

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