The Mets (22-25, 5.5 GB in NL East) have bounced back from a five-game skid to capture back-to-back victories against the Nats. Jacob deGrom toes the rubber tonight attempting to push the streak to three games.
After Tuesday night's walkoff 6-5 win over Washington (the team's second walkoff win of the year), the Mets can clinch their fifth series win of the season with a victory tonight. ... The Mets have posted a 16-13 record against NL East foes, the most wins by any team against its own division this season. ... deGrom is 2-1 with a 2.37 ERA in his three career duels against Max Scherzer. ... Pete Alonso's 16 home runs are the most ever by a Mets rookie before the All-Star break.
|Trea Turner, SS||Amed Rosario, SS|
|Adam Eaton, RF||J.D. Davis, LF|
|Anthony Rendon, 3B||Robinson Canó, 2B|
|Juan Soto, LF||Pete Alonso, 1B|
|Matt Adams, 1B||Todd Frazier, 3B|
|Kurt Suzuki, C||Carlos Gómez, RF|
|Brian Dozier, 2B||Juan Lagares, CF|
|Victor Robles, CF||Tomás Nido, C|
|Max Scherzer, RHP||Jacob deGrom, RHP|
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Who is starting for the Mets?
RHP Jacob deGrom (3-5, 3.98 ERA), who didn't seem to be himself last time out against the Marlins, giving up a season-high seven runs (six earned) on nine hits over five innings of work. ... The reigning Cy Young winner's 11.6 K/9 ratio ranks third best in the National League.
Who is starting for the Nationals?
RHP Max Scherzer (2-5, 3.72 ERA), who took his fifth loss of the season his last time out (he was tagged with just seven losses in all of 2018). ... Scherzer allowed three runs over six innings of work against the Cubs in his last outing on May 17th. ... The Nats have lost eight of Scherzer's 10 starts this season, including his Opening Day start against the Mets.
The Mets and Nationals will wrap up their four-game set on Thursday afternoon. LHP Steven Matz (3-3, 3.96 ERA) squares off against Nats' RHP Stephen Strasburg (4-3, 332 ERA) at 12:10 p.m. at Citi Field.