Game Preview: Mets @ Nationals

The Mets and Nationals start a series tonight in the Nation's capital as the Mets look to make it five straight wins. The Mets are fresh off of a four game sweep of the Reds, where in the last two games the Mets scored 18 runs without Carlos Beltran in the lineup. Dillon Gee will be taking the mound for the Amazin's tonight as he faces Chien-Ming Wang, who will be making his 2011 debut.

Gee is 9-3 on the season with a 3.75 ERA. In his last two starts, he has pitched 12 innings, allowing 5 ER, which is an ERA of 3.75. Gee faced the Nationals earlier this season, and it was one of his best starts as he lasted 7.2 innings, allowing only 2 hits, and no runs. The Nationals have the following numbers against Gee:

Bernadina 0-6

Desmond 0-5

Espinosa 0-5

Werth 1-5

Cora 1-3

The Mets will get the first look this season at Chien-Ming Wang. As fans of a team in New York, you are all probably familiar with Wang's story as he was great, ran into some trouble, has bounced around in the minors between teams the last two years, mainly due to injury, and he is finally coming back. In 2009 he was 1-6 with a 9.46 ERA with the Yankees, but he has a a career ERA of 4.16. Overall this season, in 4 minor league levels, he has an ERA of 3.14 (6.00 in A, 0.00 in A+, 0.00 in AA, and 6.75 in AAA). The Mets have the following numbers against him:

Wright 2-11, 2B

Reyes 2-8, 2B

Harris 2-5

Murphy 0-3

Let's Go Mets!

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