The Mets (71-82) continue their series against the Nationals (77-76) in Washington D.C. on Friday at 7:05 p.m. on SNY.
The Mets are 6-4 in their last 10 games. They improved to 8-9 in extra-inning games last night as well. ...The Mets are 12-7 in September, the eighth-best win percentage in the league. ...The Mets are ranked fourth in the MLB with a .330 road on-base percentage. ...Nine wins have came against the Nats already this season compared to six all of last season.
|Amed Rosario, SS||Victor Robles, CF|
|Jeff McNeil, 2B||Trea Turner, SS|
|Michael Conforto, LF||Bryce Harper, RF|
|Jay Bruce, RF||Anthony Rendon, 3B|
|Brandon Nimmo, CF||Juan Soto, LF|
|Dominic Smith, 1B||Ryan Zimmerman, 1B|
|Todd Frazier, 3B||Wilmer Difo, 2B|
|Devin Mesoraco, C||Spencer Kieboom, C|
|Jacob deGrom, RHP||Joe Ross, RHP|
Who is starting for the Mets?
RHP Jacob deGrom (1.78 ERA/2.05 FIP, 0.95 WHIP in 202.0 IP over 30 starts) who looks to add another stellar start to his Cy Young resume. In his last start, deGrom allowed three runs on five hits while striking out 12 and walking one over seven innings against the Red Sox.
DeGrom has held opponents to three runs or less in 27 straight starts, which is the longest single-season streak in MLB history.
Who is starting for the Nationals?
RHP Joe Ross (3.60 ERA/4.95 FIP, 1.20 WHIP in five IP over one starts) who gets his second start of the season tonight at home. He allowed two runs on four hits and two walks in his last outing against the Cubs.
Ross's last start before his last came against the Mets on July 4, 2017. He threw a career-high 114 pitches in a two-run performance over seven innings.
More Mets notes
Michael Conforto leads the MLB with 24 RBI, eight homers and 13 extra base hits in September. ...Brandon Nimmo has a .337 batting average with a .472 OPS, 13 doubles, three homers, and 15 RBI over his last 30 games. ...Amed Rosario has 66 hits since the All-Star break, the ninth-best in the MLB.