Friday Night Pitching Matchup: Cardinals vs Mets

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.

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