The Mets think the Nationals have seen enough of their major league pitchers this spring.
The team revealed on Saturday that they will shield their pitchers from Grapefruit League games so that other teams will not be able to get a good look at them, per Anthony DiComo of MLB.com.
Jacob deGrom, who was on schedule to start in Sunday's game against the Nationals, will instead pitch in a "B" game on the back fields of the Mets' Spring Training facility along with Jeurys Familia and Justin Wilson.
Noah Syndergaard will do the same on Monday instead of facing the Nationals with Familia and Wilson to follow him.
The Mets' decision to do this with their major league pitchers comes a day after starter Steven Matz allowed eight runs, including four home runs, in two innings against the Nationals.
Closer Edwin Diaz also allowed two home runs in the game.
Hector Santiago will start for the Mets in Sunday's Grapefruit League game while Kyle Dowdy gets the start on Monday.
Both pitchers are battling for spots on the major league roster.