The Mets play their first game at Citi Field when they face the Washington Nationals on Thursday at 1:10 p.m. SNY's coverage begins at 11:30 a.m.
The Mets are 37-20 in home openers and have won seven of their 10 openers at Citi Field. ... The Mets' .275 batting average ranks fourth in the majors. ... Five of Pete Alonso's nine hits have gone for extra bases (four doubles, one home run).
|Adam Eaton, RF||Brandon Nimmo, LF|
|Brian Dozier, 2B||Pete Alonso, 1B|
|Anthony Rendon, 3B||Robinson Cano, 2B|
|Juan Soto, LF||Michael Conforto, RF|
|Ryan Zimmerman, 1B||Wilson Ramos, C|
|Yan Gomes, C||Jeff McNeil, 3B|
|Wilmer Difo, SS||Amed Rosario, SS|
|Stephen Strasburg, RHP||Juan Lagares, CF|
|Victor Robles, CF||Noah Syndergaard, RHP|
Who is starting for the Nationals?
RHP Stephen Strasburg (0-0, 6.00 ERA), who allowed four runs and seven hits in six innings in his season debut last Saturday. ... Strasburg, 30, went 10-7 with a 3.74 ERA in 22 starts last season. ... In 10 career starts at Citi Field, Strasburg is 7-1 with a 2.37 ERA.
Who is starting for the Mets?
RHP Noah Syndergaard, who allowed four runs and seven hits with no walks and seven strikeouts in 6.0 innings in his season debut last Saturday against Washington. ... The 26-year-old Syndergaard had a and 3.03 ERA and 1.21 WHIP with 155 strikeouts in 154.1 innings (25 starts) last season -- his most starts since 2016. ... Syndergaard has a 3.65 ERA in 13 career starts against the Nationals.
Steven Matz (1.69 ERA in 5.1 innings this season) faces Patrick Corbin (3.00 ERA in 6.0 innings) in the second game of a three-game series on Saturday at 1:10 p.m.