The Mets are 3-0 in games at the end of the season and they’re 4-0 since their worst start of the year, which came on April 15.
The Cardinals are 3:10 behind the Mets, which means that the teams are tied at 3-3.
The Cardinals are 2-2 in the past three games, and they’ll take on the Mets on Friday.
Mets pitcher Ryan Madson will face lefty Ryan Maddux (11-3, 3.07 ERA) for the third time this season.
Maddup has a 2.93 ERA and owns a 1.89 WHIP in 16 starts this season and three starts in 2015.
Cardinals pitcher Brandon McCarthy will face righty Jake Westbrook (8-4, 3,934) for his first start since April 6 against the Astros.
Westbrook has allowed eight earned runs in 12 innings this season with a 1:16 ERA.
After starting the season 1-2 against the Mets and 2-1 against the Dodgers, the Cardinals are 4-1 on the season, but they’ve lost three of their past four road games.
On Tuesday, the Mets faced the Cardinals again, this time in Cincinnati, and beat them by a score of 6-3 in front of 6,853 fans at Citizens Bank Park.
In their past six games against the Cardinals, the teams have combined to lose four times, with the Mets winning three of those contests.
For the season , the Cardinals have an 8-8 record against the Rockies and the Dodgers.
A couple weeks ago, the Rockies clinched the NL West title, but the Mets lost to the Giants, Padres and Giants reliever Andrew Miller.
Matt Carpenter (6-8, 4.45) will start against the Brewers on Friday and Zack Wheeler (5-9, 3:11) will make his first appearance since May 22 against the Braves.
Lorenzo Cain (9-6, 4:40) is scheduled to start for the Mets against the Cubs on Sunday, while Matt Wieters (3-9) and Mike Leake (6,3) will both start against Cincinnati on Tuesday.
Carlos Martinez is expected to start in place of Adam Wainwright (6.0 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K) for Monday’s game.
With the Cardinals leading the NL Central, it seems like they’ve been in a good spot.
But, that could change after they start the season 5-2.
If they win their final two games, they could be 5-5.
However, the Nationals could be 6-5 if they lose their next four.
Cubs RHP Jake Arrieta (2-1, 2.08) is expected back in action on Thursday against the Padres.
He’ll start for Arizona, but there’s a chance he could be out for more than a week.
There’s no doubt that the Cardinals and Mets are battling for the NL wild card, but it’s unclear who will win the division.
This game will be broadcast by ESPN2.