Monday, 17th July,
7:10 PM EDT
Adam Wainwright, RH (10-5, 5.20) - St. Louis Cardinals
Zack Wheeler, RH (3-6, 4.86) - New York Mets
CARDINALS: Wainwright posted one of his best starts of the year in his last outing, giving up one run on five hits through 6 2/3 innings against the Mets. He is in the midst of a three-game winning streak, but has struggled on the road this year (8.36 ERA).
METS: It was an up-and-down first half for Wheeler after two years recovering from Tommy John surgery, with six quality starts but three outings in which the righty allowed at least five runs. He’ll look to become more consistent in the second half.
Tuesday, 18th July,
7:10 PM EDT
Michael Wacha, RH (6-3, 4.10) - St. Louis Cardinals
Rafael Montero, RH (1-5, 5.77) - New York Mets
CARDINALS: Posting two solid starts before the break, Wacha gave up just two runs on 10 hits in 11 2/3 innings. Four of his six wins have come in his past six starts.
METS: Controlling the baseball continues to pose a challenge for Montero, whose 5.5 walks per nine would rank among the worst in baseball if he had the innings to qualify. He’ll continue to get chances to improve at the Major League level.
Wednesday, 19th July,
7:10 PM EDT
Mike Leake, RH (6-7, 3.14) - St. Louis Cardinals
Jacob deGrom, RH (10-3, 3.48) - New York Mets
CARDINALS: Leake has won just one of his past nine starts, though he has allowed three or fewer earned runs in each of his most recent five outings (in one start he lasted just 3 2/3). He has not faced the Mets since joining the Cards before the 2016 season.
METS: deGrom has been dominant for a month. The right-hander is 6-0 with a 1.53 ERA over his past six starts, going at least seven innings in all of them. He allowed a career-high four home runs against St. Louis on July 7.
Thurday, 20th July,
12:10 PM EDT
Lance Lynn, RH (8-6, 3.40) - St. Louis Cardinals
Seth Lugo, RH (4-2, 4.50) - New York Mets
CARDINALS: Lynn has not allowed a run in either of his past two starts (13 1/3 innings) and has a 1.82 ERA over four starts since surrendering seven runs in back-to-back outings. He blanked the Mets over seven innings on July 9.
METS: Lugo cruised through five innings against the Rockies in his last start, but he ended up allowing three runs over 6 2/3. He faced the Cardinals on July 9 and pitched three innings of one-run ball in relief.