Washington Nationals: Players To Watch In Final Mets Series Of 2016
Right now, the Washington Nationals would love nothing more than to bury the Mets in this series, something they couldn’t do at Citi Field a couple weeks ago. Just like that last series, Max Scherzer will not be pitching for the Nats, so the Mets get a break there.
When you look at tonight’s matchup, I expect a lot of runs to be scored. Latos gave up two runs over two innings against New York on September 4, which included a home run by his former teammate in Cincinnati, Jay Bruce. Montero has done a good job filling in for deGrom, but he does have ten walks in those two starts.
As for Wednesday’s matchup, I am leaning towards taking Roark to get the win over Gsellman. With that being said, the Nats offense didn’t have a hit with men in scoring position on September 3 and only had four hits after the first inning.
Roark only went five innings against New York in that matchup against Gsellman, but he struggled with his command as he walked four batters, which lead to New York scoring two runs. While he hasn’t beaten the Mets this season, he does have a 1.88 ERA in three games (two starts).
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Looking at this matchup, I think this series means more to the Mets as this is their last series against a playoff team for the rest of the regular season. Both of these teams come into this series on a roll, but I think New York’s offense will carry them to another series win as they take two out of three, with the Nats beating Syndergaard on Tuesday.