The pitching matchup seems to heavily favor the St. Louis Cardinals in Monday night's opener of a four-game home set against the New York Mets.
The Cardinals have won the last six regular-season home starts by Lance Lynn while the Mets have yet to win when Jeremy Hefner has been on the mound.
Making matters worse for New York, Lynn (5-1, 2.72 ERA) has never dropped back-to-back starts in his career. His 10-game regular-season win streak ended Tuesday as he gave up two runs over seven innings in a 2-1 road defeat to the Cubs.
"That's the fun part - and the (not-so-fun) part - about this game," Lynn told the Cardinals' official web site. "You can pitch well and lose and pitch bad and win."
Lynn has posted a 1.93 ERA during his six-game win streak in the regular season at Busch Stadium. The right-hander dropped his lone career start against the Mets last June 2, yielding three runs over 4 2-3 innings in a 5-0 loss.
New York (14-20) has lost all seven games - including six starts -...