Game Preview: Mets @ Nationals

The Mets go for 6 in a row tonight against the Nationals as they try to take series in the Nation's capital. Last night the Mets took the lead early, allowed the Nationals to tie it, then stepped up to put the game away for good. Last night was also the first game in the 5 game streak where the starting pitching wasn't fully on for the game. Luckily, the offense and the bullpen picked up the weight, which is exactly how a winning team performs. The Mets batters will face Tom Gorzelanney tonight while the Nationals draw Dickey.

Robert Allen is 1-3 on the season over the first four games with a 4.10 ERA. In his last outing he allowed four runs in 8 innings, and although the Mets lost that game, it was the game that in a way got this winning streak going. Earlier this season he had a below average start against the Nationals as he allowed 3 ER over 5 innings of work. Last season he had a 1.80 ERA against the Nationals in 20.0 innings of work. The Nationals have these numbers against Dickey:

Werth 4-14, 2B, HR

Pudge 4-13, 2B

Stairs 5-11, 3B, HR

Ankiel 4-10, 2B

Espinosa 0-4

The Mets will get another crack at To Gorzelanny this season tonight. So far this season he is 0-2 over 16.1 innings of work with a 4.96 ERA. Against the Mets this season he logged 5.1 innings of work allowed 6 runs, 5 earned over 4 hits, 2 walks, 2 homers while striking out 8 batters. The Mets have the following numbers on Tom:

Reyes 2-12

Wright 3-12, 3 2B

Beltran 2-5, 2 HR

Davis 3-5, HR

Bay 0-3

Let's Go Mets!

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