The Mets (65-87) play their final homestand of the 2017 season, starting with a three-game series with the Washington Nationals (92-60) on Friday at 7:10 p.m. ET at Citi Field.
|Norichika Aoki, RF||Wilmer Difo, SS|
|Jose Reyes, 2B||Alejandro De Aza, LF|
|Asdrubal Cabrera, 3B||Howie Kendrick, 2B|
|Brandon Nimmo, LF||Adam Lind, 1B|
|Travis d'Arnaud, C||Victor Robles, CF|
|Dominic Smith, 1B||Rafael Bautista, RF|
|Amed Rosario, SS||Adrian Sanchez, 3B|
|Juan Lagares, CF||Pedro Severino, C|
|Robert Gsellman, P||Edwin Jackson, P|
Who is starting for the Mets?
RHP Robert Gsellman (5.22 ERA/ 4.92 FIP, 1.53 WHIP), who earned the win in his last start against the Braves. He allowed just one, uneared run on three hits while striking out three and walking none in seven innings.
Gsellman is 1-2 with a 4.35 ERA in four starts against the Nationals in his career. This season, he lost both starts and holds a 9.00 ERA against the team.
Who is starting for the Nationals?
RHP Edwin Jackson ( ERA/5.05 FIP, 1.23 WHIP), who has lost his last three starts. His latest came against the Dodgers where he allowed seven runs on six hits (three homers) in 2 1/3 innings.
Jackson is not having a good start to September as he has a 12.71 ERA with a .346 opponent batting average in 11.1 innings so far.
The Mets 1-6 against the Nationals at Citi Field this season...Brandon Nimmo has a .390 OBP since August 1, which ranks second among rookies...Asdrubal Cabrera is second in the NL with a .383 batting average in September...Travis d'Arnaud is hitting .310 with four doubles, three home runs and 10 RBI this month.