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OUT LOUD

"We're not right where we need to be yet, and that's the great thing. We're doing OK."

— Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen on the team's early struggles.

GAME OF NUMBERS

2

Teams in the past 15 seasons with a better 28-game record than the 2015 Cardinals' 21-7 mark (2001 Mariners, 2003 Yankees).

5-17

The Mariners' record entering Friday in games not started by Felix Hernandez this season. They are 6-0 in his starts.

52

Walks the Mets issued in their first 28 games, fewest in MLB this season and best mark in team history.

INJURY SETBACK

David Wright

3B, New York Mets

Wright has developed back pain while on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained right hamstring, halting his rehabilitation program. The Mets didn't say when the 32-year-old would resume baseball activities. Wright went on the DL April 15. In eight games this season, Wright hit .333 with one homer and four RBI.