The Mets (19-20, 4.5 games behind Phillies in NL East) travel to the nation's capital to begin a three-game series against the Nationals (16-24, 8.0 games behind Phillies) at 7:05 p.m. on SNY.
In the leadoff role, Jeff McNeil has hit .357 (30-for-84) in 20 games atop the lineup. He owns a .522 average (12-for-23) in the opening frame, which ranks second in the majors. ... Amed Rosario enters Tuesday night's game on a seven-game hit streak and has hit safely in 21 of his last 23. ... Michael Conforto has reached base in eight of his last night plate appearances. ... In 21 career games against the Nationals, Robinson Canó owns the second highest active batting average against the team (.363).
|Jeff McNeil, LF||Adam Eaton, RF|
|Amed Rosario, SS||Victor Robles, CF|
|Robinson Canó, 2B||Juan Soto, LF|
|Pete Alonso, 1B||Anthony Rendon, 3B|
|Michael Conforto, RF||Gerardo Parra, 1B|
|Wilson Ramos, C||Brian Dozier, 2B|
|Brandon Nimmo, CF||Yan Gomes, C|
|Todd Frazier, 3B||Wilmer Difo, SS|
|Noah Syndergaard, RHP||Jeremy Hellickson, RHP|
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Who is starting for the Mets?
RHP Noah Syndergaard (2-3, 5.14 ERA), who has flashed brilliance but been mostly inconsistent through the first six weeks of the season. In two starts against Washington this season, Syndergaard has whiffed 13 batters over 12 innings while surrendering six runs.
Who is starting for the Nationals?
RHP Jeremy Hellickson (2-1, 5.52 ERA), who has yet to face the Mets this season. Over a pair of starts against New York in 2018, Hellickson went 1-0 with a 2.53 ERA.
Wilmer Font (1-0, 5.50 ERA) will start his second game for the Mets, while Patrick Corbin (3-1, 3.20 ERA) gets the ball for the Nationals. First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m.