The Mets (56-71) play the second game of a four-game set against the Nationals (76-50) in Washington, D.C. on Saturday at 4:05 p.m. on SNY.
|Howie Kendrick, LF||Jose Reyes, 2B|
|Wilmer Difo, SS||Juan Lagares, CF|
|Anthony Rendon, 3B||Asdrubal Cabrera, 3B|
|Adam Lind, 1B||Wilmer Flores, 1B|
|Matt Wieters, C||Amed Rosario, SS|
|Michael A. Taylor, CF||Kevin Plawecki, C|
|Andrew Stevenson, RF||Travis Taijeron, RF|
|Adrian Sanchez, 2B||Brandon Nimmo, LF|
|Gio Gonzalez, P||Robert Gsellman, P|
Who is starting tonight for the Mets
RHP Robert Gsellman (5.65 ERA/5.02 FIP, 1.55 WHIP), who earned a no-decision against the Diamondbacks in his last start. He allowed just one run on five hits while striking out three and walking one in 6 1/3 innings.
Gsellman has had three straight games that ended in a no-decision. He is 1-1 with a 4.32 ERA against the Nationals.
Who is starting tonight for the Nationals?
LHP Gio Gonzalez (2.39 ERA/3.80 FIP, 1.12 WHIP), who has a four-game win streak heading into this start. His latest came against the Padres where he allowed an unearned run on five hits while striking out eight and walking one in 6 2/3 innings.
Through his win streak, Gonzalez has only allowed one earned run, and has amassed 23 strikeouts to seven walks.
Travis Taijeron is making his major league debut tonight. He is batting .272 with 25 homers and 78 RBI this season in Triple-A...Amed Rosario is hitting .296 with a double, triple, three home runs and six RBI since August 11...Mets bullpen has allowed four earned runs over their last 31 innings.