The Cardinals will send Daniel Ponce de Leon to the hill in place of long time Cardinals veteran Adam Wainwright, who is currently on the shelf. de Leon is 0-0 with a 1.80 ERA to go alongside 7 strikeouts.
De Leon will be making his second start of the season,but has a career record of 0-2 with a 2.61 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, and 38 strikeouts in 38.0 innings pitched.
The Stony Brook left hander Steven Matz will take the mound for the Mets. Against St. Louis, Matz owns a 8.49 ERA however, the lefty is practically a different pitcher and has turned the corner and reinvented his game.
Matz is 5-4 with a 3.88 ERA, 1.37 WHIP, and 66 strikeouts over the span of 12 starts and 62.2 innings pitched.