The Nationals beat the Phillies, trimming the Mets lead in the NL East to 7 1/2 games. Their magic number remains at 10.
Yoenis Cespedes spoke to the New York Post about his future in New York, saying he would love to re-sign with the Mets. He also said he was the person who asked for his contract to be altered to give the Mets a better chance at signing him.
Steven Matz, Noah Syndergaard, and Matt Harvey will start against the Yankees this weekend at Citi Field, Terry Collins said.
What's on tap for Thursday, September 17
The Mets are off on Thursday.
They open a three-game series against the Yankees on Friday at Citi Field at 7:10 p.m. ET.
Steven Matz (3-0, 1.88 ERA) gets the start for the Mets. He'll be opposed by Masahiro Tanaka (12-6, 3.40 ERA) for the Yankees.
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