Game Preview: Nationals vs Mets

The Mets won the home run derby last night against the Nationals as they took the series opener by the score of 9-7. The Mets found themselves behind the Nationals at a few points in the game but the team never rolled over and brought their homer total to 21 in the month of July. Tonight Citi-Field will become the battle of the All-Stars as Stephen Strasburg goes up against Noah Syndergaard.

Noah is 9-3 over 17 games and 16 starts over 101.0 innings with a 2.41 ERA. After his worst start of the season against the Nationals on June 27th, he returned with a classic Noah start going 7.0 innings allowing only one run while striking out 8. Speaking of the Nationals though, he has had two different starts against them. In May he held them scoreless over 7.0 innings while striking out 10. In June he allowed 5 ER over 3.0 innings. The Nationals have the following numbers against Noah:

  • Harper 4-13
  • Rendon 5-12, 2B, HR
  • Werth 1-9
  • Espinosa 2-8
  • Revere 4-8
  • Zimmerman 1-8, 2B

Stephen Strasburg is in the midst of his best season. He has tossed 15 games over 99.2 innings so far this year with a 2.71 ERA while posting a 11-0 record. His last start was his first since June 15th and he held the Reds to no runs and no hits over 6.2 innings while walking 4 batters. Against the Mets this year he has allowed 3 ER over 10 hits and 12.2 innings while striking out 21 batters. The Mets have the following numbers against Stephen:

  • Granderson 3-18
  • Reyes 5-19, 2 2B
  • Walker 6-17, HR
  • d’Arnaud 4-10, HR
  • Lagares 2-12
  • Cespedes 4-8, 2B
  • Flores 2-9, 2B
  • K Johnson 2-8, HR
  • Cabrera 2-6, HR

Let’s Go Mets!

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