The Mets (70-68, 5.0 GB for second Wild Card) complete their three-game series with the Nationals (78-59, 6.5 GB in NL East, 3.5 GA for first Wild Card) on Wednesday at 1:10 p.m.
The Mets suffered a tough loss to the Nationals in walk-off fashion, 11-10, in the second game of their series on Tuesday. ...The Mets have won 11 of their last 15 series since the All-Star break. ...Wilson Ramos' hitting streak rolls on, as it currently sits at 26 games. He's hitting .430 over that span with three homers, seven doubles and 18 RBI. ...Todd Frazier is one hit away from collecting the 1,000th of his career. ...Mets starters are 20-9 with a 3.11 ERA since the All-Star break. ...Jeff McNeil likes to swing at the first pitch this season, hitting .407 with 12 doubles and 12 homers when he does so.
|Jeff McNeil, 3B||Trea Turner, SS|
|Pete Alonso, 1B||Asdrubal Cabrera, 2B|
|Michael Conforto, RF||Anthony Rendon, 3B|
|Wilson Ramos, C||Juan Soto, LF|
|Robinson Cano, 2B||Ryan Zimmerman, 1B|
|J.D. Davis, LF||Kurt Suzuki, C|
|Amed Rosario, SS||Victor Robles, CF|
|Juan Lagares, CF||Gerardo Parra, RF|
|Zack Wheeler, RHP||Anibal Sanchez, RHP|
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Who is starting for the Mets?
RHP Zack Wheeler (4.41 ERA/1.30 WHIP), who was solid in his last outing against the Phillies. He worked his way out of trouble after allowing seven hits and three walks, but only let up one run over six innings. He also had four strikeouts.
This last start was what the Mets wanted to see after Wheeler allowed 13 earned runs in his previous three outings.
Who is starting for the Nationals?
RHP Anibal Sanchez (3.80 ERA/1.32 WHIP) has been great in his last two starts. Though he only went five innings after two-run ball against the Marlins, he went 8.1 innings against the Cubs before that, letting up just one earned run on one hit.
The Mets return to Queens to start a long homestand, beginning with a weekend series against the Phillies on Friday at 7:10 p.m.