Huge Series Starts Monday
Every year, a team has some series that define their season. Last year for the Washington Nationals, it was getting swept by the New York Mets at the trade deadline, and again at home in mid September. The Nats start a three game set with the Mets later tonight at Nats Park and it may well be a series that helps define both teams seasons.
Coming into tonight’s game, the Nats hold a 3 game lead in the N.L. East. Not to be lost in all this, the Miami Marlins are playing very good baseball and are tied with the Mets for second in the division. Although Miami has played well of late, I don’t think they will be a factor down the stretch, making this a two team race.
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The Nats come into this series not playing great baseball, as they are just 3-7 in their last 10 games, but the Mets have stumbled too. This weekend, they split a four game series with the 26-49 Atlanta Braves.
The Mets pushed back their ace Noah Syndergaard last week, so he could start tonight vs the Nats. He has already shut them out once this year, and the Nats will have to hope their starter Joe Ross can hold the Mets to one or two runs at the most.
Although it is only the last week of June, this really could be a huge momentum swing in the season for either team. If the Mets sweep, they are tied for the division lead. However, if the Nats sweep, they extend their lead to an impressive six games. Both teams are going to be very fired up for this series and it should make for some fantastic baseball.