The Mets (61-56, 7 GB in NL East, 0.5 GB of second Wild Card) look to sweep the Washington Nationals (61-55, current first Wild Card) at Citi Field. First pitch is slated for 1:10 p.m.
The Mets came from behind to win once again, beating the Nationals 4-3, as Luis Guillorme hit his first-career home run on a full count pitch in the bottom of the eighth inning to tie the game. J.D. Davis then delivered in the clutch with a sacrifice fly, allowing Joe Panik to score the game-winning run. The Mets have now won 15 of their last 16 games, and extended their current eight-game win streak.
|Trea Turner, SS||Jeff McNeil, RF|
|Adam Eaton, RF||Amed Rosario, SS|
|Anthony Rendon, 3B||Michael Conforto, CF|
|Juan Soto, LF||Pete Alonso, 1B|
|Matt Adams, 1B||J.D. Davis, LF|
|Asdrubal Cabrera, 2B||Wilson Ramos, C|
|Gerado Parra, CF||Todd Frazier, 3B|
|Kurt Suzuki, C||Joe Panik, 2B|
|Anibal Sanchez, RHP||Jacob deGrom, RHP|
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Who is starting for the Mets?
RHP Jacob deGrom (7-7, 2.77 ERA) will look to put the Mets into the top of the Wild Card standings with a win. The reigning NL Cy Young Award winner has the best career daytime ERA since at least 1913 with a 1.86 ERA (69 earned runs/333.0 innings) in 52 starts. This season, he is 3-0 with a 1.13 ERA (three earned runs/24.0 innings) in day games with 34 strikeouts and five walks.
Who is starting for the Nationals?
RHP Anibal Sanchez (7-6, 3.67 ERA) will pitch against the Mets for only the second time this season, as he left with an injury after just 1.1 innings on May 16. In his last start on August 6 against the San Francisco Giants, he allowed four hits, one walk, and one earned run over 6.0 innings of work.
The Mets will start a three-game series on the road against the NL East leading Atlanta Braves on Tuesday at 7:20 p.m. at SunTrust Park on SNY. Zack Wheeler (9-6, 4.20 ERA) will start for the Mets, while the Braves have yet to announce a starting pitcher.