The Mets (70-67, 14.0 GB in NL East, 4.0 GB for second Wild Card) continue a three-game series with the Washington Nationals (77-59, 6.5 GB in NL East, 3.5 GA for first Wild Card) Tuesday at 7:05 p.m. on SNY.
The Mets face the Nationals with both teams sending their aces to the mound, the third time all season. The previous matchups featured wins for the Mets, who came out on top March 28 and May 22. While the pitching matchup brings the buzz, the Mets are also riding the momentum of C Wilson Ramos, whose career-high hitting streak enters the night at 25 games -- the longest active hitting streak in the MLB. Should Ramos extend his streak to 26 games, he would tie former 3B David Wright, who did so from Sept. 17, 2006, to April 19, 2007. On another streak, 1B Pete Alonso has reached base safely in 28 straight games since Aug. 2 and tied a Mets rookie record as a result after Justin Turner did so in 2011. Alonso's is the longest active streak in baseball. While the Mets activated Robinson Cano off the 10-day IL before the game, 2B Joe Panik gets the start.
|Jeff McNeil, LF||Trea Turner, SS|
|Pete Alonso, 1B||Asdrubal Cabrera, 2B|
|Michael Conforto, RF||Anthony Rendon, 3B|
|Wilson Ramos, C||Juan Soto, LF|
|Brandon Nimmo, CF||Matt Adams, 1B|
|Joe Panik, 2B||Kurt Suzuki, C|
|Todd Frazier, 3B||Gerardo Parra, Rf|
|Luis Guillorme, SS||Victor Robles, CF|
|Jacob deGrom, P||Max Scherzer, P|
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Who is starting for the Mets?
RHP Jacob deGrom (8-8, 2.66 ERA) has been a constant for the Mets in 2019, especially over the second half. The ace of the staff coming off a tough-luck loss from last Thursday's 4-1 defeat against the Chicago Cubs, scattering four runs on five hits and even strikeouts to no walks in 7.0 innings, but has otherwise been dominant since the All-Star break.
Who is starting for the Nationals?
RHP Max Scherzer (9-5, 2.46 ERA) continues to recover from his back injury, receiving an extera day's rest between starts. He logged 4.1 innings in last Wednesday's no-decision outing, an 8-4 win over the Baltimore Orioles for the Nationals, with two runs on six hits an eight striekouts to a walk.
The Mets and Nationals complete their three-game series Wednesday at 1:05 p.m. with RHP Zack Wheeler (9-7, 4.41 ERA) against RHP Anibal Sanchez (8-6, 3.80 ERA).