The Mets look to build off their Opening Day win when Noah Syndergaard takes the mound against Stephen Strasburg and the Nationals in Washington D.C. on Saturday at 1:05 p.m. on SNY.
Following Jacob deGrom's Opening Day performance, the Mets pitching staff has tossed 33 scoreless innings dating back to Sept. 29, 2018 last season -- the fifth-longest streak in franchise history ... Robinson Cano became the 10th player to homer in his first at-bat with the Mets when he took Max Scherzer deep in the first inning on Opening Day. ... Michael Conforto enters the game with with two home runs in 18 plate appearances vs. Strasburg. ... Jeff McNeil was voted by the media as the 2019 John J. Murphy Award winner for top Mets player in his first Spring Training.
|Brandon Nimmo, CF||Adam Eaton, RF|
|Pete Alonso, 1B||Trea Turner, SS|
|Robinson Cano, 2B||Anthony Rendon, 3B|
|Michael Conforto, RF||Juan Soto, LF|
|Wilson Ramos, C||Ryan Zimmerman, 1B|
|Jeff McNeil, LF||Kurt Suzuki, C|
|Amed Rosario, SS||Brian Dozier, 2B|
|J.D. Davis, 3B||Stephen Strasburg, RHP|
|Noah Syndergaard, RHP||Victor Robles, CF|
Who is starting for the Mets?
RHP Noah Syndergaard.
Syndergaard begins his fifth season in the majors on Saturday after going 13-4 with a 3.03 ERA (2.80 FIP) and 155 strikeouts in 154.1 innings last season. He carries a 15-inning scoreless streak into the game and pitched his first-career shutout in his final start of 2018 against the Marlins. The right-hander had the third-lowest home runs per nine inning rate at 0.52 last year.
Who is starting for the Nationals?
RHP Stephen Strasburg.
Strasburg begins his 10th season in the majors and is coming off an injury-plagued 2018 campaign in which he went 10-7 with a career-worst 3.74 ERA (3.62 FIP) and struck out 156 batters in 130 inning pitched.
The Mets close their series against the Nationals on Sunday when RHP Zack Wheeler faces LHP Patrick Corbin at 1:35 p.m. on SNY.