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Probable Pitchers

St. Louis Cardinals vs. New York Mets

, Citi Field
Michael Wacha, RHP
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Wacha took the loss Friday, in part due to sloppy defense. He allowed one earned run in seven efficient innings (93 pitches) despite three errors behind him. His cutter continues to emerge as a weapon alongside his changeup, fastball and curveball.

Jon Niese, LHP
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Niese struck out a season-high seven in his last outing against the Braves, allowing one run in six innings. More importantly for the Mets, he felt no lingering effects from the left elbow and shoulder soreness that sidelined him earlier this year.

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St. Louis Cardinals vs. New York Mets

, Citi Field
Lance Lynn, RHP
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Lynn became the Majors' first four-game winner and has allowed one run in his last two starts. He seems past his first-inning troubles after altering his pregame routine, and Lynn said his command last time out was the best it's been this year.

Bartolo Colon, RHP
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Over his first four outings, Colon has given the Mets three quality starts and one clunker. He'll look to make it four out of five against the Cardinals, whom he held to one run over eight innings in a win last June.

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Miami Marlins vs. New York Mets

, Citi Field
Henderson Alvarez, RHP
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Alvarez was perfect for five innings in his last start. He ended up throwing a two-hit shutout against the Mariners. The right-hander needed 90 pitches to become Miami's first starter to go the distance this season.

Zack Wheeler, RHP
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Wheeler entered this season hoping to improve his control and efficiency, but he has struggled in both areas through two starts. Still, the righty has kept his team in the game each time he has pitched, with three quality starts and one near-miss.

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Miami Marlins vs. New York Mets

, Citi Field
Kevin Slowey, RHP
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Slowey makes his second start in place of the injured Jacob Turner. Slowey pitched seven scoreless innings in relief and earned the victory in the Marlins' 2-1 win against the Mets in 19 innings on June 8, 2013.

Jenrry Mejia, RHP
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In his last outing against the Cards, Mejia extended his career-long scoreless-innings streak to 13 2/3. Much of that run has come despite a blister on Mejia's right middle finger, which forced him to exit a start in Arizona earlier this month.

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Miami Marlins vs. New York Mets

, Citi Field
Tom Koehler, RHP
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Koehler nearly took a hard-luck loss in his most recent start, surrendering two runs in 6 1/3 innings vs. the Braves. He has recorded four quality starts, and his 2.13 ERA is second to Jose Fernandez among Miami starters.

Dillon Gee, RHP
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Though Gee struggled a bit early this season, he has kept the Mets in every game he has pitched. Over his past two starts, he has fared even better, giving up a total of two runs. Gee was 1-0 with a 2.92 ERA in two starts against Miami last year.

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