Today in Washington, the Mets will look to take the rubber game of their three game series with the Nationals at Nationals Park. Game time is 1:35 PM.
Here are today’s starting lineups:
Jon Niese (10-8, 3.97 ERA) will start for the Mets. Despite earning the win in his last start against the Reds, Niese allowed five runs in five innings and it was the first time he’s allowed more than three earned runs since June 19. Niese has made three starts in his career against the Nationals, and he’s 2-0 with a 3.44 ERA against them.
Jordan Zimmermann (6-9, 3.27 ERA) will start for the Nationals. Despite the disappointing won-loss record, Zimmermann is having a fine season although he’s allowed 12 earned runs in his last two starts spanning 11 2/3 innings. Zimmermann has made six starts against the Mets in his career, and he’s 2-2 with a 4.35 ERA against them.