The Mets (12-3) continue their three-game series against the Nationals (8-9) at Citi Field on Tuesday night at 7:10 on SNY.
The Mets' 12-3 start after 15 games is tied with the 1986 and 2015 squads for best in franchise history. ... The Mets have won their first five series of the season for the first time in franchise history. The 2006 team won the first four series of the season. ... The Mets are 8-1 against the NL East this season. ... The Mets' 335 OBP is the seventh-best mark in the majors.
|Trea Turner, SS||Asdrubal Cabrera, 2B|
|Howie Kendrick, 2B||Yoenis Cespedes, LF|
|Bryce Harper, RF||Wilmer Flores, 1B|
|Ryan Zimmerman, 1B||Todd Frazier, 3B|
|Moises Sierra, LF||Jay Bruce, RF|
|Michael A. Taylor, CF||Juan Lagares, CF|
|Wilmer Difo, 3B||Tomas Nido, C|
|Pedro Severino, C||Zack Wheeler, RHP|
|Gio Gonzalez, LHP||Amed Rosario, SS|
Who is starting tonight for the Mets?
RHP Zack Wheeler (1.29 ERA/.3.37 FIP, 0.42 WHIP in 7.0 innings over one start), who allowed one run on two hits while walking one and striking out seven in 7.0 innings against the Marlins last Wednesday during what was his first start of the season.
Wheeler has a 4.84 ERA in 10 career starts (57.2 innings) against the Nationals. ... He has a 3.26 ERA in 34 career starts (201.2 innings) against the NL East.
Who is starting tonight for the Nationals?
LHP Gio Gonzalez (2.20 ERA/2.72 FIP, 1.40 WHIP in 16.1 innings over three starts), who allowed three runs (two earned) on five hits while walking three and striking out seven in 5.0 innings against the Rockies last Thursday.
Gonzalez, who has a 1.69 ERA in 95.2 career innings at Citi Field, allowed one run on six hits while walking three and striking out six in 5.1 innings against the Mets on April 7 in Washington, D.C. in the Mets' eventual 3-2 win.
More Mets notes...
The Mets have allowed at least one run in 34 innings this season, and have immediately scored in their next at-bat 15 times. ... Asdrubal Cabrera is hitting .382 with five doubles and four homers over his last 14 games. ... Michael Conforto has reached base safely in all 10 games he's played in this season. ... The Mets' pitching staff has a 2.93 ERA -- the second-lowest mark in the majors.