Washington Nationals News: Nats-Mets Postponed, Doubleheader Tomorrow


The Washington Nationals will have to wait one more day to begin their series against the New York Mets at Citi Field. Due to heavy rain and wind, tonight’s game between the Nats and the Mets was postponed. Even though the Nationals have nothing to play for, the Mets are still trying to lock up home field for their upcoming NLDS matchup against the Los Angeles Dodgers that is scheduled to begin on Friday. Therefore, the two teams will play a split doubleheader tomorrow if the weather holds up:

As far as the pitching matchups goes for these upcoming two games, Gio Gonzalez (11-8, 3.93 ERA), who was originally scheduled to pitch tonight will pitch the first game tomorrow for the Nats against Noah Syndergaard (9-7, 3.34).It will be a battle of two of the top arms in the game in Game 2 as Max Scherzer (13-12, 2.91) will start for the Nats against Matt Harvey (13-7, 2.80) for the Mets. You can catch both games on MASN2.

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Normally, if nothing was on the line for either of these teams, these games might not be played, but with home field on the line, that means these games are going to be played. With the likelihood of Hurricane Joaquin going out to sea after today, the conditions look favorable in terms of getting all three games in over the next two days. With that being said, Mets’ general manager Sandy Alderson talked with the New York media earlier today about the possibility playing a game on Monday if the weather conditions didn’t get better:

Even though the Nationals have nothing to play for in terms of a playoff berth, Bryce Harper will be looking to win the batting title and the home run title in the National League. Harper currently leads Marlins’ second baseman Dee Gordon by two points for the batting title (.331 to .329) and is tied with Rockies’ third baseman Nolan Arenado for the home run lead (41).

However, this season, Harper is hitting .250 against New York with three home runs and six RBI’s. The interesting matchup to watch tomorrow night will be Harper against Harvey. Harper is 0-for-20 in his career against Harvey with three walks and seven strikeouts.

Next: Nationals-Mets Series Preview (10/2-10/4)

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