Tonight’s Game: Mets at Nationals, 7 p.m. on SNY

The Mets open up a three-game series against the Nationals in Washington at 7 p.m. on Friday night.

The game will air on SNY and WOR 710 AM. You can follow along online with SNY GameDay.


Jon Niese will start for the Mets, while Tanner Roark will pitch for the Nationals.

Mets Nationals
1. Eric Young Jr. – LF 1. Denard Span – CF
2. Daniel Murphy – 2B 2. Anthony Rendon – 3B
3. David Wright – 3B 3. Jayson Werth – RF
4. Curtis Granderson – CF 4. Wilson Ramos – C
5. Bobby Abreu – RF 5. Ian Desmond – SS
6. Lucas Duda – 1B 6. Scott Hairston – LF
7. Anthony Recker – C 7. Tyler Moore – 1B
8. Ruben Tejada – SS 8. Danny Espinosa – 2B
9. Jon Niese – LHP 9. Tanner Roark – RHP

 




751 comments
Macacawitz
Macacawitz

The bottom line is that the Mets lineup is filled with lousy hitters.  Their hitters are some of the worst in the league at fouling off quality pitchers.  They almost never have 8-10 pitch ABs where they wear a guy down until they "hunt" something they can handle.  There are reasons why Yankees-Red Sox games take 4 plus hours.  Both lineups are loaded with guys who can do just that.  No Jeters or Pedroias in the Mets lineup.  The Mets can pride themselves in their ability to fail quickly and economically.  Someone should do something about that. 

jlga
jlga

What do the New York Mets and Billy Graham have in common?

ponzies86
ponzies86

I said it before and ill say it again. FIRE THE DAM HITTING COACH AND TERRY!! Look at the Marlins they went from being atrocious last year on offense to a top 10 team in runs so far this season! after firing the hitting coach 

Steven Glansberg
Steven Glansberg

It's depressing when the two best things about the mets are the announcers and a semi official clothing line

MartyBarrett17
MartyBarrett17

Can we just get a crazy Russian billionaire to buy out the whole thing. Buy a super staff and an All Star team while not knowing anything about baseball or speaking any English. Win about 7 titles in 10 years. Try out the Yankees method and have everyone hate us for a while and say we bought our championships. Yep, I need that for a decade to get my mind back in order. This team has taken years off my life, I deserve that much.

Steven Glansberg
Steven Glansberg

Francesa said it today and its sad but true.. The wilpons will always be owners, no matter how much we moan and groan and don't show.. Sucks but it's true

Piggo215
Piggo215

David Wright is NOT hiding an injury, nor is he "fatigued."  


The guy can't make contact when needed, throws balls into the ground/stands, and hasn't improved his intellectual game much at all.  This has been going on for YEARS.


Anybody think Wright would have smashed that ball to the track instead of Murph  ??

Robert Aguilar
Robert Aguilar

What is TC talking about Offense? Can he please just say we are showcasing others for a trade this summer. Really not developing Lagares. He has done everything and the least he deserves being the best player for the first 2 months outside of Murphy is play CF

mesmo
mesmo

Yawn.  This team is boooooooooooorrrrring.  Wright needs a week off to pull his head out of his butt.  How do you not pinch hit for Tejada at some point?  I almost forgot Flores and Campbell were on this team.  Abreu has had his career.  Colon, too.  It's time to move on.  Don't want to eat the rest of Colon's contract?  Well... too bad!  Who told you to give this fat, old man two years?  Was there some sort of bidding war?  


Terry Collins must go.  Hudgens, too.  Give the reins to Backman or Teufel.  If its Geren, I'll scream.  Whatever happened to teaching basic fundamentals, Terry?  How long of a losing streak will it take before we get a managerial change?

Haig Mathosian
Haig Mathosian

Hoping Donald Trump buys the team and starts throwing some money around

Tarheel11
Tarheel11

Does TC get his uniform at Gap Kids?

brosoul
brosoul

I wish Terry Collins would just go away... 

Steven Glansberg
Steven Glansberg

So how long until there's only 5,000 people at citi field per game?

tigerinblu
tigerinblu

Terry Collins has to go before we lose the season in May

Steven Glansberg
Steven Glansberg

@ponzies86  ... but hudgens uses sandys philosophy! that must mean something right? lol only the mets man

90wins
90wins

@ponzies86  There are serious issues with the hitting coach. You could see that yesterday. All the batters put on leash on expanding their strike zone 

90wins
90wins

@MartyBarrett17  But you have that in the Yankees already, why would you want the Mets to be like them.

1harris1
1harris1

@Steven Glansberg Maybe not though.  If the banks stop giving the Wilpons the financing on these loans, how are they going to pay them off?  And if Katz wants to sell his interest in the team, the Wilpons can't force him not to.  I'm not sold on this idea that a change in ownership of the team is a pipe dream.

Ed Zoubi
Ed Zoubi

@Piggo215  wright is a great player with great charisma . but what he lacks is confidence. you can't make him the go to guy and you can't make him top dog in the team. he is a follower not a leader. 

his best years is when he has support and a more fearful bat in the lineup. i guarantee you if grandy  ever start hitting like the mets paid him to do. wright would be thriving.


dannym28
dannym28

 idk what you were watching the last few years, want to tell me the top 5 players in WAR the last 2 years

1harris1
1harris1

@Haig Mathosian I don't know about Trump, but obviously the present day ownership of the team is abysmal.


It's too bad Prokhorov has no interest in baseball.

Macacawitz
Macacawitz

@Haig Mathosian  That POS is the last guy you want owning your team.  Given his "birther" obsession, he'd never in a million years be allowed anywhere near an MLB team.  

tigerinblu
tigerinblu

Trump is a bigger scum than the Wilpons

tigerinblu
tigerinblu

I haven't gone to Citi since April 2012 although I watch on SNY. I won't put a dime of my hard earned money in the Wilpons pockets.

javy180
javy180

If he's a follower then why the hell do the Mets give him 120 million dollar contract. Don't u give that to your best player. Right now the only good player the Mets have is Murphy.

Piggo215
Piggo215

@dannym28

On what planet is Wright top 5 over last 2 years, or even 3 or 4 ??

Andrew Sodergren
Andrew Sodergren

He's had his share of off days, not sure about days off.....

jlga
jlga

Let's see. Since the Mets last won the series in 1986 the Yankees have won 5 titles and been to the series 7 times.

Since they last made the postseason in 2006 the Yankees have been in the postseason in 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 winning it all in 2009.

Yeah, it doesn't work.

MartyBarrett17
MartyBarrett17

What happened in '06? We had a nice little year and collapsed soon after.

90wins
90wins

@tigerinblu  Well you could always bring your $200 to Yankee stadium, but I still prefer Citifield, even with a losing Mets

tigerinblu
tigerinblu

I know but I don't go to the stadium. My usual $200 food tab plus delta seats no more

Andrew Sodergren
Andrew Sodergren

Hate Selig. He forced the McCourts out, and now the Dodgers are a viable franchise again. Wilpons are his buddies, so he props them up with loans and says he has no concerns about the Mets owners. What a hypocrite.