St. Louis Cardinals defeat New York Mets, 12-8

ST. LOUIS - Johan Santana's turn in the rotation is Friday.

The woeful Washington Nationals will be in the visitors' dugout at Citi Field. So everything is going to be okay, right?

Yeah, keep telling yourself that.

The Mets return home in disbelief, if not disarray, after the Cardinals swept their three-game series with a 12-8 win Thursday afternoon.

Jerry Manuel's lineup tinkering didn't matter much after Livan Hernandez allowed seven runs in 4.1 innings and the ...

ST. LOUIS - Jerry Manuel shook up his lineup Thursday afternoon, but the tinkering became irrelevant when the Mets' starting pitching again faltered.

Now, a more significant shakeup may be looming, with coaches on the firing line and Mike Pelfrey's, Oliver Perez's or John Maine's rotation spot perhaps in jeopardy, the Daily News has learned.

After the Mets were swept out of Busch Stadium with a 12-8 loss to the Cardinals, Manuel suggested changes to the rotation coul...