The Mets (66-88) play the final game of their series with the Washington Nationals (93-61) on Sunday at 1:10 p.m. ET at Citi Field.
|Trea Turner, SS||Nori Aoki, RF|
|Alejandro De Aza, LF||Jose Reyes, 2B|
|Daniel Murphy, 2B||Brandon Nimmo, LF|
|Anthony Rendon, 3B||Travis d'Arnaud, C|
|Howie Kendrick, 1B||Dominic Smith, 1B|
|Victor Robles, RF||Phillip Evans, 3B|
|Michael A. Taylor, CF||Amed Rosario, SS|
|Jose Lobaton, C||Juan Lagares, CF|
|Max Scherzer, P||Jacob deGrom, P|
Who is starting for the Mets?
RHP Jacob deGrom (15-9, 3.55 ERA), who earned the win in his last start against the Braves. He allowed just one solo home run on five hits while striking out seven and walking two in seven innings.
With the win, deGrom broke his career high in that caegory. Today will be his 31st start of the season, marking another career-high.
Who is starting for the Nationals?
RHP Max Scherzer (15-6,2.59 ERA), who earned the victory in his last outing against the Braves. He allowed two runs on five hits while striking out seven and walking one in seven innings.
Scherzer's 253 strikeouts are second-best in the MLB, behind the Red Sox's Chris Sale (300). He has notched seven strikeouts in each of his last three starts.
The Mets are one homer shy of the franchise record for a single season (218). They have also had 10 players hit 10 or more homers in a season, the most in team history...The Mets have 23 stolen bases in their last 28 games...Amed Rosario is hitting .325 with eight runs scored in 12 games this month...Jose Reyes is batting .340 with five homers, one triple, six doubles and 16 RBI in his last 27 games.