The Mets (38-44) will take on the Nationals in the second game of their series in Washington on Tuesday at 11:05 a.m. on SNY.
The Mets are coming off a tough loss to the Nationals on Monday night.
|Jose Reyes, SS||Michael Taylor, CF|
|Asdrubal Cabrera, 2B||Wilmer Difo, SS|
|Jay Bruce, RF||Bryce Harper, RF|
|T.J. Rivera, 3B||Daniel Murphy, 2B|
|Lucas Duda, 1B||Adam Lind, 1B|
|Wilmer Flores, 3B||Ryan Raburn, LF|
|Rene Rivera, C||Stephen Drew, 3B|
|Brandon Nimmo, CF||Jose Lobaton, C|
|Seth Lugo, P||Joe Ross, P|
Who is starting today for the Mets?
RHP Seth Lugo (3.55ERA/4.41FIP/1.34WHIP) has won his last two starts and three of his last four. He allowed three runs over six innings in his last start against the Marlins. Lugo has pitched at least 5 2/3 innings in his four starts since returning from the DL.
Who is starting today for the Nationals?
RHP Joe Ross (5.12 ERA/4.71FIP/1.453WHIP) will get the ball for Washington. Ross allowed two runs over 6 2/3 innings in his last start against the Cubs. He allowed four runs over six innings against the Mets earlier this season.
Yoenis Cespedes came up limping on the final play of the game Monday night and is not in the starting lineup today. Jay Bruce is batting .375 with one home run in his career against Ross. Lucas Duda is batting .667 with two solo home runs against Ross in his career.
Lugo has held Bryce Harper to one hit over seven at-bats. The Mets are 15-16 in their last 31 games against Washington.