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Mets have lost 5 of 6
Mets: 7-12 last year v WAS, only one winning season (11-8 in '15) since 2011 v WAS, only 10-20 at CF since '14
New York has homered 21 times in its last 11 games (25 overall, second in MLB)
Harvey: two runs in each of first three starts, 15/3 K/BB ratio
Harvey: lost four straight v WAS dating to 2015, 0-3, 9.53 ERA in 3 starts last year (15 runs, 20 hits, 4 HR in 11.1), 3-3, 1.77 ERA in career prior to 2016
Michael Conforto went 2-for-4 and made two good catches in center field. In five starts this season, the 24-year-old is hitting .333 (6-for-18) with two homers, four RBIs and three walks.
Prior to the game, the Mets placed Lucas Duda (hyperextended left elbow) and Wilmer Flores (knee infection) on the 10-day disabled list. T.J. Rivera and Sean Gilmartin were recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas.
The Mets (x-x) and Nationals (x-x) at Citi Field on Saturday at 4 p.m. on SNY.
Neck-permitting Jacob deGrom (0-0, 1.89 ERA, 0.842 WHIP) will try again to notch his first win of the season while pitching on six days rest. The 28-year-old has left with the lead twice in three starts only to see his club lose. DeGrom has a 3.12 ERA and 1.041 WHIP in seven career starts against Washington, but he has not faced them since 2015.
The Nationals will have southpaw Gio Gonzalez (1-0, 1.33 ERA, 1.131 WHIP) on the mound at a park where he has dominated. The 31-year-old is 11-5 with a 3.04 ERA in 20 career starts against the Mets, his most wins against any opponent. Gonzalez is even better at Citi Field, where he's won eight of nine decisions with a 1.64 ERA in 13 starts.