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Lineups: Mets vs. Nationals 7:05 pm et.

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New York Mets (76-68):

1. Jose Reyes (S) 3B
2. Asdrubal Cabrera (S) SS
3. Yoenis Cespedes (R) LF
4. Curtis Granderson (L) CF
5. Jay Bruce (L) RF
6. T.J. Rivera (R) 2B
7. James Loney (L) 1B
8. Rene Rivera (R) C
9. Noah Syndergaard (L) P

SP: Noah Syndergaard RHP (13-8, 2.48 ERA)

Washington Nationals (86-68):

1. Trea Turner (R) CF
2. Jayson Werth (R) LF
3. Daniel Murphy (L) 2B
4. Bryce Harper (L) RF
5. Anthony Rendon (R) 3B
6. Wilson Ramos (R) C
7. Ryan Zimmerman (R) 1B
8. Danny Espinosa (S) SS
9. A.J. Cole (R) P

SP: A.J. Cole RHP (1-2, 4.56 ERA)

Tonight’s game can be seen on SNY.

Lineups: Mets vs. Nationals 7:05 pm et.

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New York Mets (76-67):

1. Jose Reyes (S) 3B
2. Asdrubal Cabrera (S) SS
3. Yoenis Cespedes (R) LF
4. Curtis Granderson (L) CF
5. Kelly Johnson (L) 2B
6. Jay Bruce (L) RF
7. Travis d’Arnaud (R) C
8. James Loney (L) 1B
9. Rafael Montero (R) P

SP: Rafael Montero RHP (0-0, 4.63 ERA)

Washington Nationals (85-58):

1. Trea Turner (R) CF
2. Jayson Werth (R) LF
3. Daniel Murphy (L) 2B
4. Bryce Harper (L) RF
5. Anthony Rendon (R) 3B
6. Wilson Ramos (R) C
7. Ryan Zimmerman (R) 1B
8. Danny Espinosa (S) SS
9. Mat Latos (R) P

SP: Mat Latos RHP (7-2, 4.74 ERA)

Tonight’s game can be seen on SNY.

Lineups: Nationals vs. Mets 8:05 pm et.

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Washington Nationals (79-56):

1. Trea Turner (R) CF
2. Jayson Werth (R) LF
3. Daniel Murphy (L) 2B
4. Bryce Harper (L) RF
5. Anthony Rendon (R) 3B
6. Wilson Ramos (R) C
7. Ryan Zimmerman (R) 1B
8. Danny Espinosa (S) SS
9. Reynaldo Lopez (R) P

SP: Reynaldo Lopez RHP (2-2, 5.33 ERA)

New York Mets (70-66):

1. Jose Reyes (S) 3B
2. Asdrubal Cabrera (S) SS
3. Yoenis Cespedes (R) LF
4. Curtis Granderson (L) CF
5. Wilmer Flores (R) 2B
6. Jay Bruce (L) RF
7. James Loney (L) 1B
8. Rene Rivera (R) C
9. Seth Lugo (R) P

SP: Seth Lugo RHP (2-2, 2.60 ERA)

Tonight’s game can be seen on ESPN.

Lineups: Nationals vs. Mets 7:10 pm et.

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Washington Nationals (79-55):

1. Trea Turner (R) CF
2. Jayson Werth (R) LF
3. Daniel Murphy (L) 2B
4. Bryce Harper (L) RF
5. Anthony Rendon (R) 3B
6. Wilson Ramos (R) C
7. Ryan Zimmerman (R) 1B
8. Danny Espinosa (S) SS
9. Tanner Roark (R) P

SP: Tanner Roark RHP (14-7, 2.87 ERA)

New York Mets (69-66):

1. Jose Reyes (S) 3B
2. Asdrubal Cabrera (S) SS
3. Yoenis Cespedes (R) LF
4. Curtis Granderson (L) RF
5. Wilmer Flores (R) 2B
6. Michael Conforto (L) CF
7. Travis d’Arnaud (R) C
8. James Loney (L) 1B
9. Robert Gsellman (R) P

SP: Robert Gsellman RHP (0-1. 3.72 ERA)

Tonight’s game can be seen on SNY.

Lineups: Nationals vs. Mets 7:10 pm et.

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Washington Nationals (78-55):

1. Trea Turner (R) CF
2. Jayson Werth (R) LF
3. Daniel Murphy (L) 2B
4. Bryce Harper (L) RF
5. Anthony Rendon (R) 3B
6. Wilson Ramos (R) C
7. Clint Robinson (L) 1B
8. Danny Espinosa (S) SS
9. A.J. Cole (R) P

SP: AJ Cole RHP (0-1, 4.97 ERA)

New York Mets (69-65):

1. Jose Reyes (S) 3B
2. Asdrubal Cabrera (S) SS
3. Yoenis Cespedes (R) LF
4. Jay Bruce (L) RF
5. Wilmer Flores (R) 1B
6. Curtis Granderson (L) CF
7. Kelly Johnson (L) 2B
8. Rene Rivera (R) C
9. Noah Syndergaard (L) P

SP: Noah Syndergaard RHP (12-7, 2.55 ERA)

Tonight’s game can be seen on SNY.

Lineups & Game Notes: Nationals vs. Mets 7:10 pm et.

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Washington Nationals (51-36):

1. Ben Revere (L) CF
2. Jayson Werth (R) LF
3. Daniel Murphy (L) 2B
4. Bryce Harper (L) RF
5. Wilson Ramos (R) C
6. Clint Robinson (L) 1B
7. Anthony Rendon (R) 3B
8. Danny Espinosa (S) SS
9. Stephen Strasburg (R) P

SP: Stephen Strasburg RHP (11-0, 2.71 ERA)

New York Mets (47-38):

1. Jose Reyes (S) 3B
2. Curtis Granderson (L) RF
3. Yoenis Cespedes (R) CF
4. Neil Walker (S) 2B
5. James Loney (L) 1B
6. Asdrubal Cabrera (S) SS
7. Brandon Nimmo (L) LF
8. Rene Rivera (R) C
9. Noah Syndergaard (L) P

SP: Noah Syndergaard RHP (9-3, 2.41 ERA)

Tonight’s game can be seen on SNY.

Game Notes:

NATIONALS-METS NOTES: The Mets are 8-16 vs. Washington at Citi Field since 2014.

HOMERS AT HOME: New York has hit a home run in 10 straight home games (26 overall) dating to June 21…That is tied for the fourth-longest streak in franchise history and the longest streak since they also went deep in 10 straight home games from June 28-July 23, 2008.

HOME RUN RECORD: Five homers in the fourth inning (Washington-3, New York-2) last night tied a major league record for combined homers in one inning…It’s happened 26 previous times, last, June 21, 2008, when the White Sox and the Cubs did so at Wrigley Field…It was the only time the Mets have been involved in five home runs in one inning.

OFFENSE ON THIS HOMESTAND: The Mets have outscored their opponents, 55-31 during this homestand (the team is 7-1)…New York has belted 22 home runs, 14 doubles and is hitting .313 (86-275) with a .387 on-base percentage.

FIRST-HALF FAMILIA: Jeurys Familia is one of 10 relievers and is the first Met to have 31 saves prior to the All-Star break since saves became an official stat in 1969.

CLOSING TIME: Familia has saved 47 consecutive games in the regular season dating to August 1, 2015, extending a franchise-record…He is tied with Brad Lidge (2007-2009) for the fifth-longest streak in list in major league history.

SYNDERGAARD VS. NATIONALS: Has faced the Nationals twice this season…Is 1-1 with a 4.50 ERA and struck out 15 and walked three…Is 2-1 with a 2.70 ERA in five career starts against the Nationals and has struck out 38 and walked nine…The 38 strikeouts are his most versus any opponent in his career….Has made three career starts against the Nationals at Citi Field…Is 2-0 with a 1.23 ERA and has struck out 29 and walked one.

METS VS. STRASBURG: Stepehen Strasburg holds a career 6-3 record with a 2.11 ERA against the Mets in 11 starts…He has struck out 95 and walked 20 in 67.2 innings…Holds a 5-1 career record in seven starts at Citi Field with a 2.08 ERA… He has struck out 61 and walked 11 in 43.1 innings… Notable numbers against Strasburg are provided below…

  • Yoenis Cespedes: .500 (4-8), 1 2B, 1 BB
  • Neil Walker: .353 (6-17), 1 HR, 2 RBI
  • Asdrubal Cabrera: .333 (2-6), 1 HR, 2 RBI
  • Jose Reyes: .263 (5-19), 2 2B, 2 K
  • James Loney: .200 (1-5)
  • Curtis Granderson: .167 (3-18), 1 RBI, 5 BB

Final Recap: Mets 9 – Nationals 7

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The New York Mets (47-38) defeated the Washington Nationals (51-36) tonight by the final score of 9-7. For a full boxscore recap follow the link below…

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Game Notes:

  • Wilmer Flores took center stage tonight by swatting a 3-run HR in the bottom of the fifth to give the Mets the lead after being down 6-4. He finished the game 1-2.
  • Jose Reyes was 1-5 with a solo HR.
  • Travis d’Arnaud was 1-5 with a solo HR.
  • Asdrubal Cabrera was 2-4 with a solo HR.
  • Curtis Granderson was 3-4 with 2 doubles and 2 runs scored.
  • Yoenis Cespedes was 2-3 with an RBI double.
  • Jeurys Familia converted his league leading 31st save of the season.

Down by 1 run? No problem. Down by 3 runs? No problem. Down by 2 runs? No problem. These were the deficits the Mets came back from in order tonight as they consistently rallied against the Nationals, and took the first game of this pivotal four game series. The Mets did not lay down tonight and continued to show the fight they have shown all homestand. 

The Mets belted out 15 hits tonight and got into a home run derby with the Nationals as both teams combined for eight home runs, which is a Citi Field record. Also what more can you say about the week Wilmer Flores is having?! Flores stepped into the box, pinch-hitting for James Loney with the Mets trailing 6-4, and cracked a three-run bomb into the left field seats. Flores has been proving that his bat belongs in the lineup all week, and he is going to make it tough on Terry Collins to fill out the lineup card everyday without his name in it. It was also awesome to see Jose Reyes crack a solo home run into the top deck in right field and get the loud “Jo-se Jo-se Jo-se” chant by the Mets faithful tonight. It was Reyes first home run with the Mets since September 27, 2011. 

The game ended with a bit of controversy as Jayson Werth and Daniel Murphy were both called out in the top of the ninth inning on a controversial double play. Asdrubal Cabrera made a great diving stop on a Daniel Murphy hit, and Werth appeared to slide legally into Neil Walker to break up a double play. Werth who was out anyway, was incensed when Murphy was called out at first base due to umpire Jim Joyce claiming he violated the new slide rules. Personally I am not a fan of these new slide rules, and I believe a runner should only be called out if they deliberately go out of their way to take out the infielder, such as Chase Utley last postseason. Nats GM and President Mike Rizzo had gotten into a shouting match with Jim Joyce after the game and I’m sure Major League Baseball will step in after that incident. But as a Mets fan that was a win I’ll take as the Mets certainly have had their fair share of breaks go the other way this season. 

Oh and by the way, if Daniel Murphy keeps hitting at this pace against the Mets, it is going to be a long three seasons while he is under contract with the Nationals. Murphy is seeing red when playing his former ball club, and he may give Chipper Jones a run for his money as the all-time Met killer at the pace he is swinging the bat. Murphy is currently hitting .425 with five home runs and 14 RBIs in 10 games against the Mets this season. Ouch. 

The Mets now sit three games out of first place with tonight’s win and are looking as good as they have all season on this current homestand. The Mets are now 7-1 on this pivotal season-high eleven-game homestand, and they have scored 55 runs with eight home runs over these eight games. The test will be a smidgen tougher tomorrow night to drive in runs, but I have no doubt this team right now will be up to the challenge. Let’s go Mets!

  • The Mets and Nationals will do battle in the second game of their four game series tomorrow evening at 7:10 pm et. You can watch tomorrow’s game on SNY.
  • Noah Syndergaard (9-3, 2.41 ERA) will make a final audition for manager Terry Collins to get the start in Tuesday night’s All Star Game, against Nationals ace Stephen Strasburg (11-0, 2.71 ERA) who is also auditioning for that starting spot.

Lineups & Game Notes: Nationals vs. Mets 7:10 pm et

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Washington Nationals (51-35):

1. Ben Revere (L) CF
2. Jayson Werth (R) LF
3. Daniel Murphy (L) 2B
4. Bryce Harper (L) RF
5. Wilson Ramos (R) C
6. Clint Robinson (L) 1B
7. Anthony Rendon (R) 3B
8. Danny Espinosa (S) SS
9. Lucas Giolito (R) P

SP: Lucas Giolito RHP (0-0, 0.00 ERA)

New York Mets (46-38):

1. Jose Reyes (S) 3B
2. Curtis Granderson (L) RF
3. Yoenis Cespedes (R) CF
4. Neil Walker (S) 2B
5. James Loney (L) 1B
6. Asdrubal Cabrera (S) SS
7. Brandon Nimmo (L) LF
8. Travis d’Arnaud (R) C
9. Bartolo Colon (R) P

SP: Bartolo Colon RHP (7-4, 2.87 ERA)

Tonight’s game can be seen on SNY and MLB Network.

Game Notes:

NATIONALS-METS NOTES: The Mets are 7-16 vs. Washington at Citi Field since 2014.

HOME COOKIN’: The Mets are 8-1 in their last nine home games… Overall, the club is 25-17 at home…New York has the fifth-best winning percentage (.595) in the NL at home.

HOMER HAPPY: New York has hit a home run in nine straight home games (22 overall) dating to June 21…The Mets have hit 59 home runs at home, the most in the NL and tied for the third-most in the majors.

AS HOT AS THE SUMMER: Travis d’Arnaud is hitting .406 (13-32) with one home run and seven RBI over his last 10 games…Curtis Granderson is 5-16 (.313) with two home runs and five RBI over his last four games…Brandon Nimmo is batting .310 (9-29) with four RBI in nine games since June 27…Yoenis Cespedes is hitting .360 (27-75) with five homers, 11 RBI and a .417 OBP over his last 20 games.

FIRST-HALF FAMILIA: Is one of 15 relievers and is the first Met to have 30 saves prior to the All-Star break since saves became an official stat in 1969.

GO FLO: Wilmer Flores has two multi-home run games in his last four games…According to Elias, he became the first third baseman in team history to accomplish that feat…Flores is 9-for-his-last-17 (.529) with four homers and seven RBI.

COLON VS. NATIONALS: In his nine games (eight starts) against the Nationals as a Met, Colón is 3-5 with a 3.70 ERA… His last win versus Washington came on May 23, when he pitched 7 innings and allowed one run on five hits in the Mets’ 7-1 victory… Colon struck out two and walked two.

GIOLITO VS. METS: Lucas Giolito was summoned to the big leagues to start in place of RHP Stephen Strasburg on June 28 against the Mets… In his Major League debut, he tossed 4 innings of one-hit no-run ball before a rain delay forced him from the game…Tonight will mark his second career start and both have come against the Mets.

Final Recap: Nationals 4 – Mets 2

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The Washington Nationals (47-32) completed a three-game sweep of the New York Mets (40-37) tonight as they won by the final score of 4-2. For a full boxscore recap follow the link below…

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Game Notes:

  • Logan Verrett pitched 5 innings while allowing 2 runs on 4 hits. He walked 4 and struck out 1.
  • James Loney hit a 2-run home run in the top of the 9th. He finished tonight’s game 1-4.
  • Kelly Johnson was 1-3 with a double.
  • Antonio Bastardo had his best outing of late pitching 2 perfect innings.
  • Nationals second baseman Daniel Murphy had 2 home runs tonight off Mets pitching and accounted for 3 RBI’s.

The Mets came into this series with a chance to come out tied for first place with the Washington Nationals. That opportunity has long passed, as the Mets now sit six games out of first place and welcome the Chicago Cubs to Citi Field for four games beginning tomorrow. It could possibly be time to begin hitting the panic button, as the schedule is not in the Mets favor heading into the All-Star Break, and with Terry Collins preaching urgency prior to tonight’s game, the Mets simply fell flat. 

The Mets did not score until James Loney cracked a 2-run home run in the top of the 9th, but prior to that home run the Mets were in a 23 inning scoreless drought. Watching Daniel Murphy single-handily destroy the Mets tonight added salt in the wound to the Mets stagnant offense. Murphy is now hitting a robust .429 (15-35) with four home runs and 11 RBI’s against the Mets this season. Murphy also holds an insane 1.229 OPS against the Mets this season, and it could be determined that he has turned into a bonafide killer against his former team. 

The Mets however had an opportunity to climb back into tonight’s game in the top of the eighth only down  2-0. The Mets had two runners in scoring position, with two outs, and the struggling Alejandro De Aza struck out against Nationals reliever Shawn Kelley to end the inning. It’s hard to see De Aza staying on the Mets roster as soon as Jose Reyes and Juan Lagares are set to be activated, as he hasn’t done much with the playing time he has received and is in a 2-36 rut at the plate. 

The Mets welcome a white-hot Cubs team to New York, who surely will be fired up to face the team who eliminated them in last year’s NLCS. The Mets are quickly falling behind in the standings and if things do not turn around very soon, it is going to get uglier than we ever thought it would very quickly. Let’s hope for the best heading into this next series and remember ya gotta believe!

  • The Mets and Cubs will do battle for the first of four games this weekend, beginning tomorrow night at Citi Field with first pitch scheduled for 7:10 pm et. You can watch tomorrow’s game on SNY and MLB Network.
  • After having his start pushed back a day, Steven Matz (7-3, 3.29 ERA) will take the hill for the Mets and oppose Cubs starter John Lackey (7-4, 3.29 ERA).

Lineups & Game Notes: Mets vs. Nationals 7:05 pm et.

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New York Mets (40-36):

1. Curtis Granderson (L) RF
2. Neil Walker (S) 2B
3. Yoenis Cespedes (R) CF
4. James Loney (L) 1B
5. Asdrubal Cabrera (S) SS
6. Kelly Johnson (L) 3B
7. Alejandro De Aza (L) LF
8. Rene Rivera (R) C
9. Logan Verrett (R) P

SP: Logan Verrett RHP (3-4, 4.14 ERA)

Washington Nationals (46-32):

1. Ben Revere (L) CF
2. Jayson Werth (R) LF
3. Bryce Harper (L) RF
4. Daniel Murphy (L) 2B
5. Wilson Ramos (R) C
6. Ryan Zimmerman (R) 1B
7. Anthony Rendon (R) 3B
8. Danny Espinosa (S) SS
9. Max Scherzer (R) P

SP: Max Scherzer RHP (8-5, 3.52 ERA)

Tonight’s game can be seen on SNY and ESPN 2.

Game Notes:

METS-NATIONALS NOTES: New York is 58-47 in Washington all-time…New York won two of three from the Nats in D.C. from May 23-25 and is 8-6 in Washington since 2015.

ON THE ROAD: New York is 2-4 on its seven-game road trip which concludes tonight…The Mets are 21-20 on the road this season.

YO: Yoenis Cespedes is hitting .353 with three homers and eight RBI over his last 18 games…He has a .416 on-base percentage during that streak.

HEY ROOKIE: Brandon Nimmo is 3-for-his-last-8 (.375) after going 0-4 in his major league debut on June 26 at Atlanta…He is the 16th major leaguer born in Wyoming to appear in the majors.

GOING WITH THE FLO: Wilmer Flores has hit .306 with four doubles, two homers and 12 RBI in 25 games in June…Flores has four RBI in his last five games.

FILLING IN TONIGHT: Logan Verrett will make his fifth start of the year tonight… He is 1-2 with a 5.79 ERA as a starter this year…Verrett has also appeared in 16 games out of the bullpen…He is 2-3 with a 4.61 ERA in eight career starts…Verrett has tossed 4.2 scoreless innings vs. the Nationals during his career (four games).

METS VS. SCHERZER: Max Scherzer is 1-3 with a 2.00 ERA in five starts vs. the Mets since he joined the Nationals in 2015…Notable numbers against Scherzer are provided below…

  • Curtis Granderson: .333 (8-24), 3 2B, 2 HR
  • James Loney: .308 (8-26), 1 2B, 2 HR
  • Yoenis Cespedes: .273 (3-11), 1 2B, 1 HR
  • Neil Walker: .250 (3-12), 2 HR, 3 RBI
  • Asdrubal Cabrera: .250 (12-48), 4 2B, 1 HR
  • Alejandro De Aza: .256 (11-43), 1 2B, 1 HR
  • Kelly Johnson: .217 (5-23), 2 2B, 1 HR
  • Rene Rivera: .143 (1-7), 3 K