May 16: Mets (14-23) @ Cardinals (26-13)

Jenifer Langosch/MLB.com

With a win on Thursday, the Cardinals would secure their second four-game sweep… in the month of May. The first, you might remember, came in Milwaukee to open the month. The Cardinals last swept the Mets in a series of more than four games in September 1982, when St. Louis won every game of a five-game series that included a pair of doubleheaders.

As expected, David Freese and Yadier Molina return to the lineup. With a left-hander (Jon Niese) on the mound, Jon Jay sits in favor of Shane Robinson. Also, Matt Holliday is out of the lineup today, which gives Ty Wigginton a chance to make a start.

The Cardinals enter the afternoon game with the Majors’ best record and having won 12 of their last 14 games. It’s worth noting that the best three records in the NL right now belong to teams in the NL Central: the Cardinals (26-13), Reds (24-16) and Pirates (23-17).

CARDINALS LINEUP:

  1. Matt Carpenter (2B)
  2. Shane Robinson (CF)
  3. Carlos Beltran (RF)
  4. Allen Craig (LF)
  5. Yadier Molina (C)
  6. David Freese (3B)
  7. Ty Wigginton (1B)
  8. Pete Kozma (SS)
  9. Adam Wainwright (RHP)

METS LINEUP: TBA

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