Tonight’s Game: Mets at Cardinals, 8 p.m. on SNY

The Mets open a three-game series against the Cardinals in St. Louis on Monday at 8:00 p.m ET.

The game will air on SNY and WOR 710 AM. You can follow along online with SNY GameDay.

Jacob deGrom (0-3, 3.44 ERA) starts for the Mets, opposed by Carlos Martinez (0-3, 4.67 ERA) for St. Louis.

Mets Cardinals
1. Curtis Granderson – CF 1. Matt Carpenter – 3B
2. Daniel Murphy – 2B 2. Jon Jay – CF
3. David Wright – 3B 3. Matt Holliday – LF
4. Bobby Abreu – RF 4. Allen Craig – RF
5. Lucas Duda – 1B 5. Matt Adams – 1B
6. Taylor Teagarden – C 6. Yadier Molina – C
7. Ruben Tejada – SS 7. Jhonny Peralta – SS
8. Jacob deGrom – RHP 8. Kolten Wong – 2B
9. Eric Young, Jr. – LF 9. Carlos Martinez – RHP




643 comments
semperfi
semperfi

Wally, Wally, Wally! He spoke the facts in his way, they are in 1st place without many super prospects and the 1or 2 they do have are not the reason they are in 1st, it's Wally's leadership, I am sure that worse has been said in the privacy of a locker room, would love to know who taped and released that video, they should be cut from the organization without a second thought. Wally talks about knowing when someone is scared or playing in fear mode, 86 Mets played with swagger and no fear and Wally was one of the toughest guys on that team, TC on the other hand always seems at a loss, justifying poor performance and babying players, does not have it! Backman does, give him a shot once and for all.

Doubleday
Doubleday

Goodnight.  I love this team, and I respect you fine folks, but the President released the Taliban Dream Team, and now wants to ally with Tehran and fight the Al Quaeda in Iraq.  I don't think Sandy Alderson is our biggest problem.

John Paul Cullinane
John Paul Cullinane

US soccer...

Game winning goal scored by a German

Team coached by a German

USA! USA! USA!

John Kranzley
John Kranzley

Let's not get cute, just hit EY leadoff…


EY 

Granderson

Murphy

Wright

Abreu

Duda

Flores

Recker


that is the optimal lineup.  if you are worried about the lefty lefty nonsense, flip Flores and Duda.

sandybgone
sandybgone

LOL...how easy was this game for the Cardinals...


No effort...but Terry is doing a solid job getting these guys motivated day in and day out


I would say by All-Star break, they will be 12-14 games out....and a quiet trade deadline yet again (with exception of cutting payroll)


Sandy thinks we are stupid...acting like this team can compete....says "if we re in it, we will add players at the deadline"


He knows damn well this team is not going to be competing by then...so they will make only payroll cutting moves


SMH

7up17left
7up17left

Collins after the game comments...


'WE FOUGHT TO THE LAST OUT"

EVERYONE IS GIVING HIS BEST

WE'LL FIGHT OUR WAY OUT OF THIS"... 

sandybgone
sandybgone

Mets are not winning a game this series...they may take 1 from Florida and will get schlacked by the A's

7up17left
7up17left

The Mets are so bad even JimmyBx doesn't comment anymore.....

monstah
monstah

Seven men left on base so far - yeah that sounds about right. This team with men in scoring position are so meek and awful. It is harder to watch then the Old Dominion Moving commercials.

mustang66
mustang66

sorry I got cut off. There has to be a deal to be made. Even if we have to throw in somebody else

mustang66
mustang66

Arizona wants Bartolo. Arizona has Greg aureus..

Doubleday
Doubleday

The Mets have made me hungry, so I am going in the kitchen where I don't have to see the television.  Thanks, Mets.

sandybgone
sandybgone

Degrom before tonight has given up 3 or less runs in 5 of his 6 starts 2 ND and 3 losses


He had one game of 4 runs, ND


Tonight was his first bad game...and will get another loss because the team can't hit.



John Paul Cullinane
John Paul Cullinane

Pepsi thrill of the game...the Cardinals dancers on top of the dugout.

sandybgone
sandybgone

So now people are taking swipes at DeGrom...how the hell is it his fault....he had one off game...dude should be 4-1

upstater
upstater

Now that de Grom and Montero have significantly lesser trade value, is even 60 wins possible?

eric88
eric88

Dufuss is up now, oh well.

ShawnP
ShawnP

@Keith Allen-Verdi  I wouldn't mind this mentality one bit.This current Mets team needs a big swift kick in the a$$,they are way too soft and "Mr yes man"doesnt do a dam thing about it!


So,I agree "free Wally"

greekgod
greekgod

@Keith Allen-Verdi Can you imagine Wally the Mets manager talking like this in front of Sandy and Wilpon in the locker room after a game or before ????

They are going to think if he is drunk or sober. Forget Wally as our manager it ain't going to happen unless Wilpon sells the team and guess what?

Doubleday
Doubleday

@greekgod that really worked for Lincecum

C.K. Dexter Haven
C.K. Dexter Haven

@John Kranzley It may be optimal offensively (whatever that means for this team) but Grandy in CF, Abreu in RF,  EY in LF and Flores at SS is easily the worst defensive lineup the Mets can muster. Them not scoring AND kicking the ball around will get old QUICK

C.K. Dexter Haven
C.K. Dexter Haven

@sandybgone Second verse same as the first, right?   2012..Mets are competing until 3 weeks before the deadline, and all we heard from Sandy was that he'd make a move if it was warranted and made sense at the time.  He did nothing, the deadline passed and the Mets ultimately fell out of contention.  Fan consensus at the time was the team tanked because they were collectively let down by the lack of moves at the deadline.  Not sure about that, but I'm pretty sure that won't be a concern this year...can't tank from here.

DON'T BE SLOPPY
DON'T BE SLOPPY

@sandybgone First payroll dump will be Colon, second will be Murph. All we will get for both of them is unproven prospects who Sandy will say have "potential". Mean while the guys we do get back won't even be top 10 rated prospects in their teams farm system.

John Paul Cullinane
John Paul Cullinane

Bartolo...gone

Murphy...might be gone

Chris Young...maybe gone if we eat most of his remaining contract

...get that payroll under $65 million, Sandy!

sandybgone
sandybgone

@upstater How do they have significantly lesser trade value?


Look at DeGroms games outside of this one. He has no offensive support. Teams are going to look at the big picture. Degrom is a very good pitcher 

John Paul Cullinane
John Paul Cullinane

Father's Day...you could pitch 50 cent and the stadium would have been full.