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Final Recap: Nationals 5 – Mets 0

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The Washington Nationals (46-32) defeated the New York Mets (40-36) by the final score of 5-0 tonight. For a full boxscore recap follow the link below…

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Game Notes:

  • In a rain-shortened outing Matt Harvey went 3.2 innings while allowing 1 run on 4 hits. He walked 3 and struck out 3.
  • Jerry Blevins was charged with 2 runs in 1.1 innings of relief on a 2-run homer by Bryce Harper.
  • Hansel Robles pitched 2 innings while allowing 2 runs on 2 hits while walking 2 batters and striking out 2.
  • Asdrubal Cabrera was 1-4 with a double. It was the Mets only extra base-hit of the night.

Well if it couldn’t get much worse last night for Mets fans it certainly did tonight. The Mets were completely blanked offensively by Nats starter Lucas Giolito who pitched four rain-shortned innings and the Nationals bullpen who pitched five scoreless innings in relief. The Mets were only down 1-0 before mother nature intervened in the bottom of the fourth and caused an 85-minute rain delay. However when Matt Harvey was pulled after the delay, reliever Jerry Blevins served up a 2-run home run to Bryce Harper in the bottom of the fifth which almost seemed to put the game out of reach, despite the Mets only being down 3-0. 

The Mets certainly had an opportunity in the top of the sixth inning to claw back into the game after loading the bases with one out. But former Met Oliver Perez would have other plans and strike out James Loney, as well as retire Wilmer Flores on a fly ball to center field to end the Mets lone threat. Another ho-hum outing for the Mets offense and things will not get any easier with Max Scherzer on the mound for the Nats. 

Despite Matt Harvey being tagged with the loss it wasn’t necessarily his fault Mother Nature made her presence felt and cut his outing short. Harvey looked to be pitching better than his last start in Washington when he was absolutely tattooed. Harvey unfortunately now becomes the quickest Mets pitcher in history to approach ten losses in a season. Tough break for the Dark Knight tonight as much of it wasn’t the fault of his own.  

Curtis Granderson did not come out to play right field after the rain delay as it seems he is dealing with a mild right calf strain. Apparently this injury caused Granderson to sit on Sunday against the Braves and it may cost him a start tomorrow evening against the Nationals. It doesn’t seem to be anything too serious, but with the Mets rash of injuries this season we will keep a close eye on it. Alejandro De Aza replaced Granderson in right field after the delay. 

The Mets have now dropped back five games in the standings behind the Nationals, and will look to at least salvage a game out of this series tomorrow night. The Mets now sit in third place and can’t afford to keep losing ground as they are probably in their toughest stretch of games this season prior to the All-Star Break. The Mets could quite frankly be out of the race prior to the break if they don’t begin stringing some wins together soon. They have one game against the Nationals remaining in this series, four against the Cubs next at Citi, three against the Marlins at Citi, and four against the Nationals at Citi to close out the first-half of the season. That is as tough of a schedule as they can face right now and there needs to be a sense of urgency heading into tomorrow’s finale. 

  • Tomorrow’s series finale will take place at 7:05 pm et and can be seen on both SNY and ESPN 2.
  • Logan Verrett (3-4, 4.14 ERA) will receive the spot start tomorrow evening for the Mets and oppose Nationals ace Max Scherzer (8-5, 3.52 ERA).

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

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New York Mets (40-35):

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

SP: Matt Harvey RHP (4-9, 4.64 ERA)

Washington Nationals (45-32):

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. Lucas Giolito (R) P

SP: Lucas Giolito RHP (MLB Debut)

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

Game Notes:

METS-NATIONALS NOTES: New York is 58-46 in Washington all-time…The Mets have won five of their last seven games in Washington…New York is 8-5 in D.C. since 2015…New York won two of three from the Nats in D.C. from May 23-25.

YO IN THE NATION’S CAPITAL: Yoenis Cespedes is hitting.387 (12-31) with four doubles, three homers and eight RBI in seven career games at Nationals Park.

NATURAL FLO: Wilmer Flores is 4-for-his-last-8 and has hit .319 (22-69) with four doubles, two homers and 12 RBI in 24 games in June.

FACING A STARTER IN DEBUT: Lucas Giolito will become the fourth starting pitcher to make his major league debut against the Mets this year…He joins Aaron Blair (April 24 vs. Atlanta), the Dodgers’ Julio Urias (May 27 at Citi Field) and Jameson Taillon (June 8 at Pittsburgh)…New York is 3-0 in those starts, but only Aaron Blair suffered the loss…Urias and Taillon had no-decisions…The three pitchers posted a combined 5.79 ERA issued eight walks and struck out seven.

LONEY AIN’T NO PHONY: James Loney has hit in seven straight games (9-26, .346) and in 14 of his last 15 games (18-54, .333)…Loney has reached base safely in 22 of the 25 games he’s played with the Mets.

THE DARK KNIGHT VS. NATS: Matt Harvey went 3-3 with a 1.77 ERA in 10 starts vs. Washington from 2012-2015…Harvey is 0-2 with a 12.91 ERA in two starts vs. the Nationals this season…He is 0-1 with a 10.45 ERA in his last two starts at Nationals Park…Harvey is 1-2 with a 4.02 ERA in five career starts at Nationals Park.

Final Recap: Nationals 11 – Mets 4

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The Washington Nationals (45-32) defeated the New York Mets (40-35) tonight by the final score of 11-4. For a full boxscore recap follow the link below…

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Game Notes:

  • Noah Syndergaard was lit up for 5 runs on 7 hits in 3 innings pitched. He walked 3 and struck out 5 in his worst outing of the season.
  • Sean Gilmartin wasn’t better in relief allowing 5 runs on 7 hits in 3 innings pitched.
  • Wilmer Flores was 2-4 with 2 RBI’s.
  • Brandon Nimmo collected his first and second Major League hits by going 2-4.
  • Travis d’Arnaud was 3-4 with three singles.

Tonight’s game was flat-out ugly no matter which way you slice it. The Mets jumped on Nationals starter Joe Ross early tagging him for four runs in the first three innings before the game imploded before our very eyes. Taking a 4-0 lead into the bottom of the third, Noah Syndergaard was tagged for five runs and would be removed after the inning. The Nationals played small ball against Thor swiping a season high five bases off of him and hitting singles to drive in runs. It was the shortest outing of Syndergaard’s career and there are now question marks surrounding him after this start. The questions certainly merit warrant after he departed his last start with elbow discomfort and he now had the worst start of his season. New York Daily News reporter Kristie Ackert has reported that Syndergaard is dealing with bone chips in his pitching elbow and is trying to delay surgery until after the season. Syndergaard however denied the report after the game, stating nothing is wrong with his elbow. Fingers crossed the latter is the truth. 

This was not the kind of outcome the Mets had hoped for after a promising early 4-0 lead, and then the Nationals scoring 11 unanswered runs. In a battle to regain control of first place, with tonight’s loss, the Mets now sit four games out of first place and the best they can do is come out of this series two games out of first. The road over the next two games doesn’t get any easier as the Nationals send two electric pitchers to the mound to face the Mets struggling offense. Ya gotta believe that the Mets can right the ship tomorrow after a tough day both on and off the field, with question marks now surrounding both Syndergaard and Steven Matz. Let’s keep the faith and hope for a crucial victory tomorrow night. 

  • The Mets and Nationals will square off in the second game of their three game series tomorrow evening with first pitch scheduled for 7:05 pm et. You can watch tomorrow’s game on SNY and MLB Network.
  • Matt Harvey (4-9, 4.64 ERA) will look to help the Mets swing momentum back in their favor while opposing Nationals right-hander Lucas Giolito who will be making his Major League debut.

 

 

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

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New York Mets (40-34):

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

SP: Noah Syndergaard RHP (8-2, 2.08 ERA)

Washington Nationals (44-32):

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. Joe Ross (R) P

SP: Joe Ross RHP (6-4, 3.11 ERA)

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

Game Notes:

METS-NATIONALS NOTES: New York is 58-45 in Washington all-time…The Mets have won five of their last six games in Washington…New York is 8-4 in D.C. since 2015…New York won two of three from the Nats in D.C. from May 23-25.

METS RECORDS: The Mets have won four of their last six games…The Mets are 29-6 when they score four or more runs and 11-28 when they score three or less runs.

BOMBS AWAY: The Mets have hit 14 home runs in their last six games at Nationals Park, including six home runs in three contests this year.

HEY YO: Yoenis Cespedes is hitting .350 (21-60) with three homers and eight RBI over his last 16 games…He has eight multi-hit games in his last 16 contests…is hitting.385 (10-26) with four doubles, three homers and eight RBI in six career games at Nationals Park.

LONEY AIN’T NO PHONEY: James Loney has hit in 13 of his last 14 games, going 17-50 (.340) with four doubles, one triple and one homer during that span…Loney has reached base safely in 16 of his last 17 games and in 21 of the 24 games he’s played with the Mets.

LOCKDOWN: Jeurys Familia has 26 saves, the most in the majors…Is 26- 26 in save opportunities in 2016…Familia has a franchise record with 26 straight saves to open a season…Familia has saved 42 consecutive games in the regular season dating to August 1, 2015, extending a franchise-record…It is also the longest active streak in the major leagues.

ALMIGHTY THOR: Noah Syndergaard has won six straight decisions dating to May 11 and he has posted a 1.71 ERA during that stretch…Syndergaard reached 100 strikeouts this year in 81.1 innings, the fastest in team history by innings…Syndergaard is fourth in the majors with a 2.08 ERA and averages the fastest fastball (98.1), slider (91.3) and change-up (90.1) this year.

THOR VS. WASHINGTON: Has faced Washington once this season and four times in his career… Is 2-0 with a 1.33 ERA  in four career starts against Washington… Has struck out 33 and walked six…His 33 strikeouts against the Nationals are the most versus any team he has faced…His 1.33 ERA against the Nationals is his second-lowest versus any team he has faced more than once.

METS VS. ROSS: Joe Ross has made two career starts against the Mets and is 0-1 with a 2.84 ERA in 12.2 innings pitched…Ross has struck out ten and walked one…This is Ross’ first start against the Mets this season…Notable numbers against Ross are provided below…

  • Kelly Johnson: .667 (2-3), 1 2B
  • Wilmer Flores: .333 (2-6), 1 RBI
  • Neil Walker: .333 (1-3), 1 HR, 1 RBI
  • Curtis Granderson: .167 (1-6), 2 K
  • Yoenis Cespedes: .000 (0-3), 1 K
  • Travis d’Arnaud: .000 (0-2), 1 K

Mets vs. Nationals: Round 3

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The Mets will head into Washington tonight just three games behind the first place Nationals, which is something many wouldn’t have expected a couple of weeks ago. The Mets have had their fair share of struggles over the past couple of weeks, but the Nationals have been dreadful to say the least over the past week and a half as well. Continue reading

Wednesday Wrap Up

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The Mets had a successful Wednesday as they completed their series with the Nationals and took two out of three with this afternoon’s victory. The Mets now only sit a half-game out of first place. Continue reading

Final Recap: Nationals 7 – Mets 4

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The Washington Nationals (28-18) defeated the New York Mets (26-19) this evening by the final score of 7-4. For a full boxscore recap follow the link below…

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Game Notes:

  • Matt Harvey struggled allowing 5 runs on 8 hits, in 5 innings pitched. Harvey walked 2 and only struck out 1.
  • Yoenis Cespedes was 2-4 with a double.
  • Asdrubal Cabrera was 1-4 with a solo HR.
  • Eric Campbell was 1-4 with a 2-run home run and an RBI on a fielders choice.
  • Ty Kelly made his MLB debut and went 0-4 with 3 strikeouts.

I really wanted to see Matt Harvey put together a promising result tonight and unfortunately it just didn’t happen. The Nationals took Harvey deep three times tonight, and Nats hitters went 3-5 once they saw Harvey the third time around. The fourth through sixth innings continue to rattle Harvey as he currently holds an ERA of 9.89 between those three innings this season, and that is where the damage occurred tonight. To me it looks like Harvey’s confidence is completely shaken more than anything at this point. With tonight’s outing he allowed more baserunners than he ever has in his career with 20, and his ERA continues to climb as it hit 6.08 after tonight’s start. It was also the first time in his career that Harvey failed to strike out more than one batter. It’s getting to the point that you have to wonder where is rock bottom for Harvey? You keep thinking he can’t get any lower after each start, but then it doesn’t seem to get much better after that. An amazing stat I stumbled across tonight from the Elias Sports Bureau stated that Harvey’s ERA is the highest by a Mets pitcher through 10 starts of a season since Dillon Gee had a 6.34 ERA in 2013 . That is a number that Harvey I’m sure never expected to see in his career. I hope Matt can get it together, as it is painful to watch his season continue to unravel at a historically bad pace. At this point you just want to see some sort of progress with Matt, and it remains to be seen what Terry Collins next move will be regarding his status. 

The Mets ran into a red-hot Stephen Strasburg who is putting together one of the better seasons of his career thus far. He is going to be tough to beat this year, and whoever is on the mound for the Mets against him is going to have to pitch just as well, if not better than Strasburg if they want to beat him. Steven Matz who has been as good of a pitcher as anybody in the league this year will have a shot tomorrow afternoon to lead the Mets to a series victory, and put them a half-game out of first place again. The Mets should forget about this one quickly because we have one more heavyweight round left tomorrow afternoon!

  • The Mets and Nationals will play the rubber game of their series tomorrow afternoon with first pitch scheduled for 1:05 pm et. You can catch tomorrow’s matinee on SNY and MLB Network.
  • Steven Matz (6-1, 2.81 ERA) will look to continue his strong start to the season against Nationals right-hander Tanner Roark (3-3, 2.89 ERA)

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

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New York Mets (26-18):

1. Curtis Granderson (L) RF
2. Asdrubal Cabrera (S) SS
3. Michael Conforto (L) LF
4. Yoenis Cespedes (R) CF
5. Neil Walker (S) 2B
6. Eric Campbell (R) 1B
7. Kevin Plawecki (R) C
8. Ty Kelly (S) 3B
9. Matt Harvey (R) P

SP: Matt Harvey RHP (3-6, 5.77 ERA)

Washington Nationals (27-18):

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

SP: Stephen Strasburg RHP (7-0, 2.80 ERA)

Tonight’s game can be seen on SNY.

Game Notes:

METS-NATIONALS NOTES: New York is 57-44 in Washington all-time…New York dropped two of three to the Nats at Citi FIeld, May 17-19…The Mets have won four in a row in Washington dating to September 7, 2015…New York was 6-3 in D.C. last year.

TRIPLE THREAT: New York hit three home runs last night (David Wright, Yoenis Cespedes and Neil Walker)…The Mets are tied with the Orioles for the most games with three or more homers in the majors this year (nine).

BACK TO THE FUTURE: Yoenis Cespedes hit his major league- leading 15th home run last night…According to the Elias Sports Bureau, it marks the first time that a Mets player has held the major league outright lead (no ties) in homers this late in a season since Dave Kingman held the lead with 37 homers through the games of September 18, 1982.

DON’T CALL IT A COMEBACK: New York posted its fourth straight come-from- behind win of the year last night…The last time the Mets had four consecutive comeback wins was April 14-17, 2015…Overall, the Mets have seven comeback wins this season.

HARVEY VS. STRASBURG ROUND 4: This is the fourth time that Matt Harvey has opposed Stephen Strasburg…Harvey is 2-1 in those previous match-ups while Strasburg is 1-2…They faced each other five days ago at Citi Field with Strasburg earning the win and Harvey taking the loss…On April 9, 2015, the duo paired off at Washington…Harvey earned the win while Strasburg suffered the loss…On April 19, 2013, they faced each other at Citi Field… Harvey was the winning pitchers and Strasburg took the loss.

CLUTCH CABRERA: Asdrubal Cabrera Is 6-for-his-last-10 (.600) with runners in scoring position dating to May 8…Cabrera has hit in six straight games, going 8-23 (.348) with five RBI.

BACK-TO-BACK: Yoenis Cespedes and Neil Walker hit back- to-back homers in the fifth inning last night…It was New York’s major league-leading seventh back-to-back home runs this season…The club record is 13 back-to-back homers set in 2000.

 

WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION: David Wright is a .289 (72-249) career hitter at Nationals Park in 61 games… Has 15 doubles, one triple, eight home runs and 35 RBI’s in those games…Juan Lagares is a .325 (27-83) hitter in his career at Nationals Park (23 games)…has four doubles, one home run, seven RBI’s and 12 runs scored in 23 games at Nationals Park…Yoenis Cespedes is batting .444 (8-18) in three career games at Nationals Park…Has three homers, three doubles and eight RBI’s in those four games.

METS VS. STRASBURG: Strasburg has posted a 2.66 ERA  while going 5-3 in 10 career starts against the Mets…He’s struck out 84 and walked just 18… Is 0-2 with a 4.08 ERA in 3 starts against the Mets at Nationals Park…Notable Mets numbers against Strasburg are provided below…

  • Neil Walker: .357 (5-14), 1 HR, 2 RBI
  • Yoenis Cespedes: .400 (2-5), 1 BB, 3 K
  • Asdrubal Cabrera: .333 (1-3), 1 RBI
  • Curtis Granderson: .188 (3-16), 1 RBI, 4 BB
  • Michael Conforto: .000 (0-6), 3 K

Final Recap: Mets 7 – Nationals 1

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The New York Mets (26-18) defeated the Washington Nationals (27-18) this evening by the final score of 7-1. For a full boxscore recap follow the link below…

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Game Notes:

  • David Wright was 1-4 with a 3-run HR.
  • Yoenis Cespedes was 2-4 with a solo HR.
  • Neil Walker was 2-4 with a solo HR and went back-to-back with Cespedes in the bottom of the 5th.
  • Asdrubal Cabrera was 2-4 with an RBI.
  • Bartolo Colon was solid for 7 innings allowing only 1 run on 5 hits with 2 walks and 2 strikeouts.
  • Jerry Blevins and Logan Verrett combined for 2 shutout innings.

You could pretty much take last Wednesday’s 7-1 result between the Mets and Nationals, and reverse it to have tonight’s result. Simply ironic that both starting pitchers from tonight were involved in last Wednesday night’s game as well but with opposite results. Gotta love baseball!

Bartolo Colon was vintage Colon tonight and provided the Mets with a much better start than last week’s outing against the Nationals. Besides allowing an RBI single to Ryan Zimmerman in the first inning, Colon seemed to be in cruise control for the rest of the evening, and did not give the Nationals much of a chance to get anything going. The win and solid performance was an early birthday gift for Colon who turns 43 tomorrow. Happy birthday Big Sexy!

David Wright’s 3-run blast to give the Mets the lead provided a jolt of energy in the dugout and seemed to get the Mets offense going for the rest of the game. Wright’s home run was the 86th go-ahead home run of his career, which now broke a tie between him and Mets great Daryl Strawberry for most ever in franchise history. Congratulations to the Captain!

All eyes will be on Matt Harvey tomorrow night to see if he can respond to his disatrious outing last Thursday night against the Nationals. Reports are stating that Harvey insisted he wanted the ball tomorrow night. Knowing the gamer that Harvey is, he’s going to go out there and pitch with a giant chip on his shoulder. The 7 Line Army will be in DC to support Matt tomorrow night, and I’m hoping we see a vintage Harvey performance as the Mets now only sit a half-game out of first place.  

  • The Mets and Nationals will play the second game of their three game series tomorrow evening with first pitch scheduled for 7:05 pm et. You can catch tomorrow’s game on SNY.
  • Matt Harvey (3-6, 5.77 ERA) will look to rebound in a rematch with Nationals ace Stephen Strasburg (7-0, 2.80 ERA).

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

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New York Mets (25-18):

1. Curtis Granderson (L) RF
2. Juan Lagares (R) CF
3. David Wright (R) 3B
4. Yoenis Cespedes (R) LF
5. Neil Walker (S) 2B
6. Asdrubal Cabrera (S) SS
7. Eric Campbell (R) 1B
8. Kevin Plawecki (R) C
9. Bartolo Colon (R) P

SP: Bartolo Colon RHP (3-3, 3.75 ERA)

Washington Nationals (27-17):

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

SP: Gio Gonzalez LHP (3-1, 1.86 ERA)

Tonight’s game can be seen on SNY.

Game Notes:

METS-NATIONALS NOTES: New York is 56-44 in Washington all-time…New York dropped two of three to the Nats at Citi FIeld, May 17-19.

METS IN THE NATIONS CAPITAL: The Mets have won three in a row in Washington and went 6-3 in D.C. in 2015.

HIT EM’ DON’T ALLOW EM’: The Mets have hit 60 homers and allowed 27…The +33 home run differential is the best in the majors.

FAMILIA SUCCESS: Jeurys Famiia is 15-for-15 in save opportunities and is second in the majors in saves…Familia has 31 consecutive saves in the regular season dating to August 1, 2015, which is tied with Billy Wagner (8/2/06-5/13/07) for the longest streak in team history.

SHARP PEN: The Mets pen has tossed 14.1 scoreless innings over its last four games…The Mets pen leads the majors with a 2.33 ERA…The pen is also first with a 1.86 ERA in May.

TOP FLIGHT PITCHING: The Mets rank third in the majors with a 3.10 team ERA…New York has allowed 27 homers, the fewest in the majors…The staff leads the majors with a 3.83 strikeout-to-walk rate.

 

CLUTCH CABRERA: Is 5-for-his-last-9 (.556) with runners in scoring position dating to May 8, including delivering the go- ahead two-run single yesterday.

WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION: David Wright is a .290 (71-245) career hitter at Nationals Park in 60 games… Has 15 doubles, one triple, seven home runs and 32 RBI’s in those games…Is a .321 (25-78) hitter in his career at Nationals Park (22 games)… Juan Lagares has four doubles, one home run, seven RBI’s and 11 runs scored in 22 games at Nationals Park…Yoenis Cespedes is batting .429 (6-14) in three career games at Nationals Park…Has two homers, three doubles and seven RBI’s in those three games.

NO WALKING PERMITTED: Yesterday was the Mets major league-leading 10th time that they did not walk a batter…The White Sox are second with eight such games.

COLON VS.NATS: Picked up his second straight loss, third of the season, in the Mets’ 7-1 defeat against the Washington Nationals on May 18 at Citi Field…Pitched 4.2 innings and gave up three runs, while striking out four and walking five in the 107-pitch effort..Is 2-1 with a 3.15 ERA in three career starts at Nationals Park.

METS VS. GONZALEZ: Gio Gonzalez is 10-4 with a 2.59 ERA in 18 career starts against the Mets…His 10 wins against Mets are his most against any opponent and the most among active pitchers over the Mets…Tossed 6.1 innings on May 18 at Citi Field against the Mets and allowed one earned run on five hits with five strikeouts and just one walk… Is 3-3, 5.23 ERA in six game’s started against the Mets at Nationals Park…Notable Mets numbers against Gonzalez are provided below…

  • Yoenis Cespedes: .571 (4-7), 1 HR, 1 RBI
  • Juan Lagares: .379 (11-29), 3 2B, 1 HR
  • Curtis Granderson: .121 (4-33), 1 2B, 1 HR
  • David Wright: .250 (6-24), 1 HR, 4 RBI
  • Neil Walker: .125 (1-8), 1 BB, 1 K
  • Asdrubal Cabrera: .150 (3-20), 1 BB, 1 K
  • Eric Campbell: .167 (3-18), 2 RBI, 2 BB