August 25: Mets @ Cardinals

Jenifer Langosch/

Records: Cardinals (67-58, -13.5 in NL Central), Mets (63-63, -10.0 in NL East)

Wild Card: Giants (68-58), Cardinals (67-58), Marlins (66-60), Pirates (63-61), Mets (63-63)

First pitch: 6:15 pm CT

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Midwest, 1120 KMOX, MLB Network

Cardinals lineup: Matt Carpenter (1B), Jedd Gyorko (2B), Brandon Moss (LF), Stephen Piscotty (RF), Yadier Molina (C), Jhonny Peralta (3B), Randal Grichuk (CF), Greg Garcia (SS), Adam Wainwright (RHP)

Mets lineup: Jose Reyes (3B), Asdrubal Cabrera (SS), Yoenis Cespedes (LF), James Loney (1B), Curtis Granderson (RF), Wilmer Flores (2B), Alejandro De Aza (CF), Ruben Rivera (C), Seth Lugo (RHP)

Transactions: None

Reading material:

  • With his mechanics in check and his mind as ease, Randal Grichuk is as locked in as he has been all season (link)
  • Matt Carpenter returns to the leadoff spot and immediately goes deep (link)
  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ 7-1 win over the Mets on Wednesday (link)
  • Michael Wacha still optimistic about a 2016 return (link)
  • Even with such tremendous early success, Alex Reyes hasn’t forgotten his place (link)

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Horrible,just horrible.

Yep, Waino did NOT look good again last nite. However, the 2 errors were probably the biggest factor in the Cards’ loss. Had Diaz been at SS and in the batting order? I think it could have been a win.

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