Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Series Preview: Cardinals vs. Mets

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Series Preview: Cardinals vs. Mets

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SCOUTING REPORT * Yoenis Cespedes, who has 41 homers in his first 154 games for the Mets, almost immediately made his presence felt after coming off the disabled list (quadriceps injury) last weekend. Cespedes hit three homers in the final two games of a series at San Francisco as the Mets won both games. ... Jose Reyes, a former star shortstop for the Mets, is finding his groove as the Mets' third baseman after missing the first two months of the season as he ran afoul of Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy. Reyes, who was let go by Colorado, has resumed his role as the Mets' leadoff hitter and had a seven-game hitting streak, in which he hit .400, stopped on Sunday.

New York second baseman Neil Walker, who has 22 homers, will miss the series because of paternity leave. ... Closer Jeurys Familia, whose consecutive saves streak was snapped at 52 by the Cardinals last month in New York, has 41 saves this season, giving him back- to-back 40-save seasons. …

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