What’s on Tap for Sunday, May 18
The Mets and Nationals play the rubber game of their three-game series on Sunday at 1:35 pm ET.
Zach Wheeler (1-3, 4.53 ERA) will start against Nationals RHP Jordan Zimmerman (2-1, 3.59).
In Case You Missed It
Juan Lagares hit a home run, and robed a home run, and Bartolo Colon tossed eight innings, as the Mets (20-22) snapped a nine-game losing streak against the Nationals (22-20) with a 5-2 win in Washington D.C. on Saturday afternoon >> Read a full recap and boxscore at SNY.TV.
Ruben Tejada will continue to get the bulk of the playing time at shortstop, while Wilmer Flores may get start at second base the next time the Mets face a left-handed starting pitcher (Rubin, May 17).
Mets rookie starting pitchers Rafeal Montero and Jacob deGrom will each start next week, as opposed to skipping someone with Monday’s off day, Terry Collins told reporters on Friday.
Kyle Farnsworth inked a major-league deal with the Astros, then blew a three-run lead in his debut.