Game Preview: Nationals vs Mets

The Nationals swept the Mets in DC last week, and the Mets looked primed to spiral out with the Cubs coming to town. Since then, the Mets have swept the Cubs and took 2 of 3 from the Marlins, gaining confidence on the way. The Mets and Nationals now play a 4-game set to end out the first half of the year.

Bartolo gets the nod for the Amazin’s. He’s 7-4 over 17 games and 16 starts this year pitching 94.0 innings with a 2.87 ERA. Since May 23rd he’s made 8 starts, 46.0 innings and has posted a 1.96 ERA (innings pitched to starts skewed due to his 0.1 inning start due to injury). He pitched back to back starts against DC in May with very different outcomes. First he allowed 3 ER over 5 hits in 4.2 innings, then he allowed 1 ER over 7.0 innings (the start that started his run). The Nationals have the following numbers against Colon:

  • Revere 8-27, 2B
  • Harper 3-16, HR
  • Rendon 6-19, HR
  • Werth 6-13, 2 2B
  • Ramos 2-16, 2B
  • Zimmerman 3-10
  • Murphy 3-9
  • Espinosa 1-8

The Mets draw the phenom prospect, Lucas Giolito, again, for his second major league start. In his only major league start, which happened to be against the Mets, he allowed no runs and 1 hit over 4.0 innings, walking two batters and striking out one. Cespedes picked up one of the walks and Granderson got the other walk and the only hit.

Let’s Go Mets!

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