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Mets vs. Cardinals: What TV channel, how to watch online via live stream

We go over how you can watch Thursday’s FOX MLB broadcast featuring the New York Mets and St. Louis Cardinals.

Pete Alonso of the New York Mets rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run in the seventh inning during the game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the New York Mets at Citi Field on Wednesday, August 16, 2023 in New York, New York. Photo by Katherine Woolson/MLB Photos via Getty Images

FOX will host Thursday’s matchup between the New York Mets and St. Louis Cardinals, with first pitch set for 7:15 p.m. ET from Busch Stadium in St. Louis. Jose Quintana (0-4, 3.03 ERA) will go for the visitors, while the Cardinals give the ball to struggling franchise legend Adam Wainwright (3-7, 8.78).

After a deeply disappointing start to 2023 and a corresponding fire sale at the trade deadline, the Mets are left playing out the string for the rest of this season. To their credit, they haven’t fully packed it in, winning three of their last four games to get back above the Nationals for fourth place in the NL East. Still, the rotation doesn’t have a ton beyond Kodai Senga and Quintana following the departures of Justin Verlander and Max Scherzer, while the offense continues to underachieve outside of Pete Alonso. With Francisco Lindor, Brandon Nimmo, Jeff McNeil and Francisco Alvarez in tow, New York has enough firepower to play spoiler down the stretch, but they’ve rarely lived up to their billing this season.

Speaking of preseason World Series contenders that find themselves looking to 2024: The Cardinals engaged in a bit of a fire sale themselves at the deadline, shipping out pitchers Jordan Montgomery and Jack Flaherty, closer Jordan Hicks and shortstop Paul DeJong. With Steven Matz on the IL, their rotation is now as threadbare as it gets, giving Wainwright the chance to keep taking the mound despite being arguably the worst starter in baseball this season. They, too, have a very deep and dangerous lineup, at least when Nolan Arenado, Paul Goldschmidt, Willson Contreras, Tommy Edman, Tyler O’Neill, Nolan Gorman and Jordan Walker are all playing like they’re capable of, but pitching is the main reason this team finds itself buried in fourth place in the NL Central.

New York enters as -120 favorites on the moneyline at DraftKings Sportsbook, with the Cardinals at +100. The run total is set at 10.

Mets vs. Cardinals

Pitchers: Jose Quintana vs. Adam Wainwright
First pitch: 7:15 p.m. ET
Mets local broadcast: N/A
Cardinals local broadcast: N/A
Live stream: FOX Live, FOX Sports App
Moneyline odds: Mets -120, Cardinals +100

You can live stream the game at Fox Sports Live or through the FOX Sports App. It will require a cable login with access to FS1. If you don’t have a cable login for the FOX Sports App, you can get a free trial from YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, or Sling TV to stream the game.