The Mets are back in action Saturday afternoon as they look to bounce back from dropping their home opener when they take on the Nationals at 1:10 p.m. on SNY.
Wilson Ramos and Amed Rosario have each hit safely in all seven games this season, which is also the third-longest hitting streak of Rosario's young career. ... The Mets have struck out at least 10 batters in five of their first seven games, which is tied with the Brewers and Blue Jays for most double-digit strikeout games this season. ... Michael Conforto, who is batting sixth against the lefthander on Saturday, has four multi-hit games this season along with Ramos, which is tied for third in the league.
|Adam Eaton, RF||Brandon Nimmo, LF|
|Brian Dozier, 2B||Pete Alonso, 1B|
|Anthony Rendon, 3B||Robinson Cano, 2B|
|Juan Soto, LF||J.D. Davis, 3B|
|Ryan Zimmerman, 1B||Wilson Ramos, C|
|Yan Gomes, C||Michael Conforto, RF|
|Wilmer Difo, SS||Amed Rosario, SS|
|Patrick Corbin, LHP||Keon Broxton, CF|
|Victor Robles, CF||Steven Matz, LHP|
Who is starting for the Nationals?
LHP Patrick Corbin (0-0, 3.00 ERA), who the Nationals signed to a $140 million contract this winter, will make his second start for Washington Saturday. He allowed two runs over six innings in his debut on Sunday.
Who is starting for the Mets?
LHP Steven Matz will get the start for the Mets as manager Mickey Callaway decided to flip the southpaw with Zack Wheeler. ... Matz allowed three runs, one earned, over 5.1 innings in his first start of the season against the Marlins. ... Matz has posted a 2.36 ERA dating back to Aug. 21 last season, which is 11th-best among pitchers with at least 45 innings pitched in that span.
The Mets will close out their home-opening series against the Nationals when Wheeler (0-0, 7.20 ERA) faces off against RHP Max Scherzer (0-2, 2.13 ERA) on Sunday at 1:10 p.m. on SNY.