The Mets (66-87) play the second game of their series with the Washington Nationals (92-61) on Saturday at 7:10 p.m. ET at Citi Field.
|Trea Turner, SS||Nori Aoki, RF|
|Jayson Werth, LF||Jose Reyes, 2B|
|Daniel Murphy, 2B||Asdrubal Cabrera, 3B|
|Anthony Rendon, 3B||Brandon Nimmo, LF|
|Adam Lind, 1B||Kevin Plawecki, C|
|Michael Taylor, CF||Dominic Smith, 1B|
|Andrew Stevenson, RF||Amed Rosario, SS|
|Matt Wieters, C||Juan Lagares, CF|
|Stephen Strasburg, P||Noah Syndergaard, P|
Who is starting for the Mets?
RHP Noah Syndergaard (1-2, 3.29 ERA), who is back on the mound for the first time since April 30, when he tore his right lat. He is expected to pitch one inning before giving way to Matt Harvey (6.59 ERA/6.15 FIP, 1.67 WHIP).
In one outing against the Nationals this season, Harvey allowed three runs on four hits with two strikeouts over seven innings.
Who is starting for the Nationals?
RHP Stephen Strasburg (2.60 ERA/2.78 FIP, 1.03 WHIP), who won his last start against the Dodgers after allowing just three hits and one run in six innings of work.
Strasburg has made 15 career starts against the Mets, holding am 8-4 record, 2.49 ERA and 1.03 WHIP in 94 innings.
After Friday's win, the Mets are 2-6 against the Nationals at Citi Field this season...Asdrubal Cabrera is third in the entire majors with a .403 batting average in September...The Mets' .280 average for the month is also third best in the majors. With 217 home runs this season, the Mets are one homer shy of tying the team record they set last year...