The Mets (38-43) begin a six-game road trip, first with NL East-leading Nationals (48-34) at Nationals Park on Monday at 6:05 p.m. on SNY.
The Mets took two of three games over the weekend against the Phillies. They are winners of four of their last five.
|Jose Reyes, SS||Brian Goodwin, LF|
|Asdrubal Cabrera, 2B||Michael Taylor, CF|
|Yoenis Cespedes, LF||Bryce Harper, RF|
|Jay Bruce, RF||Ryan Zimmerman, 1B|
|T.J. Rivera, 3B||Anthony Rendon, 3B|
|Lucas Duda, 1B||Matt Wieters, C|
|Travis d'Arnaud, C||Wilmer Difo, 2B|
|Brandon Nimmo, CF||Adrian Sanchez, SS|
|Steven Matz, P||Stephen Strasburg, P|
Who is starting today for the Mets?
LHP Steven Matz (2.67 ERA/4.99 FIP, 1.07 WHIP) earned the win in his last start against the Marlins. He didn't allow a run while striking out four and walking one in seven innings.
Matz has gone at least six innings in each of his four starts since returning from the DL.
Who is starting today for the Nationals?
RHP Stephen Strasburg (3.51 ERA/3.09 FIP, 1.10 WHIP) won his last outing against the Cubs. He allowed three runs (two earned) on four hits while racking up 13 strikeouts in seven innings.
Strasburg's 122 strikeouts on the season is good for seventh in the NL. He has five double-digit strikeout games so far this season.
Michael Conforto was named to the NL All-Star team. He is the only Mets player to represent the team. ... T.J. Rivera is hitting .429 with two homers, two doubles and four RBIs in the last four games. ... Yoenis Cespedes has three homers, nine RBIs and nine runs scored in 12 career games at Nationals Park.