Tonight’s Game: Mets at Nationals

The Mets and Nationals begin a three game series in D.C. on Tuesday night.

Mets First Pitch begins at 6 p.m. on SNY. The game is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.

Zack Wheeler (6-8, 3.60) starts for the Mets, while Gio Gonzalez (6-7, 3.88) pitches for Washington.

Mets Nationals
1. Juan Lagares – CF 1. Denard Span – CF
2. Daniel Murphy – 2B 2. Anthony Rendon – 3B
3. David Wright – 3B 3. Jayson Werth – RF
4. Lucas Duda – 1B 4. Adam LaRoche – 1B
5. Eric Campbell – LF 5. Ian Desmond – SS
6.  Travis d’Arnaud – C 6. Bryce Harper – LF
7. Chris Young – RF 7. Asdrubal Cabrera – 2B
8. Ruben Tejada – SS 8. Jose Lobaton – C
9. Zack Wheeler – RHP 9. Gio Gonzalez – LHP




926 comments
Roger Caruthers
Roger Caruthers

The Braves have 17 games in a row vs opponents over .500. The Mets can seal their own fate with 12 more games against the Nationals.

Michael Winston
Michael Winston

I love the fact that TC leaves his young pitchers in to battle and learn. A game like this will go a long way for Wheeler.

Frank Accardi
Frank Accardi

I know we won but come on tejada can we please give Flores a week he doubled Monday and Sunday sits for 2 days maybe sit wright rest shoulder and put Flores at 3rd Collins sucks

1harris1
1harris1

I missed the game this evening.  I see where Campbell nailed somebody at home from the outfield. Impressive throw? 

Eric Koeller
Eric Koeller

Geez, Gio has taken a big step back this year


6-8 with an ERA of 4.  

jenkins
jenkins

Another win for Wheeler. Another game where he allows 1 run without his best stuff. This kid is better than good.

Tormented Mets Fan
Tormented Mets Fan

I want official word on Lagares' condition I know he kept playing but I'm still concerned

Zott
Zott

Alright you Kooky Kids whatever you re drinking have another round and we will saddle up tomorrow and take care of Biz

John Schod
John Schod

Can we please play our best players and try to go on a winning streak! No more lineups like Sunday's!!

dannym28
dannym28

Terry: " juan carried this team tonight, but i think CY can carry us" 

matmil
matmil

Do not trade Wheeler

clyde69
clyde69

@Michael Winston  That is his worst  problem.He sends his starters out  for an extra inning with high pitch counts all season.Most times it blows up in his face.


TC is not a good manager.


a) see above


b) does not play Duda vs lefties


c) plays C. Young


d) late in games does not have Wright guard the line


e)He makes too many lefty /righty switches and


uses up his bullpen.


Tormented Mets Fan
Tormented Mets Fan

I was at the dentist and was on anesthesia. It was so damn funny

Tormented Mets Fan
Tormented Mets Fan

When you think about it, when you have nights like this it will make that rare occasion when you do it that much sweeter. Kind of like a CY hit that didn't make contact with a plane

Eric Koeller
Eric Koeller

@dannym28 Did he really say that or are you being satirical? 

Mets0987
Mets0987

Syndegaard, he hasn't showed nothing in the MLB yet but he will.

1harris1
1harris1

@alphaq @1harris1  I think he's had outfield assists in both of his two starts in the OF.  Interesting.  Does CY even have an OF assist this season?

Tormented Mets Fan
Tormented Mets Fan

He should get a day off and clear his head, maybe adjust his stance to try and cover more of the plate, it's obvious that pitchers are killing him away

Eric Koeller
Eric Koeller

@jenkins @Eric Koeller unfortuantly, we're going to have too. We can't keep an 8 man rotation and we're not going to get a big enough return for Gee or Niese. 


I dont evny Sandy for having to make that decision 

Tormented Mets Fan
Tormented Mets Fan

They knocked me out completely, I couldn't even walk out of the room I almost fell. Looking back I probably almost walked into the door of my car

Steven Molello
Steven Molello

@Tormented Mets Fan Has anyone noticed he's lost a couple of steps too? He hits double play balls and he's not even in the picture when the throw comes back to first. I don't know if he's just really slowed down or he's not hustling or hurt. 

jenkins
jenkins

@Eric Koeller @jenkins I disagree. We can get very good returns for Gee, Niese and Montaro. Contenders always need pitching  and there are always injuries. I want a good LF and  good SS. Don't need great players when every guy in the rotation can throw a no-hitter any time out.


Need good D and timely hitting, not Stanton and Tulo. We can win next year with 3 good trades.


Have to trade Murphy. Absolutely no other way to win championships.

Cheryl Ann
Cheryl Ann

Since the hamstring injury, he's being cautious. Two games ago when he drove in a Murph from 3rd with two outs on ground ball between Panda and short, he beat the throw and run scored. Last night obvious double play so he slowed it down. Lots of players do that and sometimes older ones or those with injury history are told by managers to do just that. It's how they try to stay fresh and healthy over 162 and have longer careers. Read that LaRussa had told Pujols that years ago after he suffered a few leg injuries.

jenkins
jenkins

@sjm25 Hahaha. I must have made you look awfully stupid to get this kind of adulation!

jenkins
jenkins

@alphaq @jenkins @Eric Koeller We'll probably have Conforto in 2016. We'll have Herrera leading off next year sometime. We need a SS for 2-3 years and a LF for 2. Anyone we get will be better than who we have now at both positions.


Trumbo and Asdrubal still works for me with Herrera leading off.


Herrera

Granderson

Wright

Duda

darno

Trumbo

Lagares

Asdrubal


Or play darno in left and catch Pawlecki. That's a huge improvement in run scoring.

Tormented Mets Fan
Tormented Mets Fan

My mouth hurts like hell so I couldn't yell at any player tonight, luckily I didn't have to

Tormented Mets Fan
Tormented Mets Fan

Yeah and it was literally perpendicular to my other teeth. I saw the X-rays and the tooh was sideways pushing on the others, I'm like "seriously man? You gotta be that guy?"

But it's over and I'm not even in pain, so that's a plus

Also thanks for the advice, I apreciate it. Can the fish be some of Granderson's yummy salmon?

Tormented Mets Fan
Tormented Mets Fan

Wow I spelled appreciate wrong. This is the problem with doing this on the iphone you can make mistakes so easily. I'm looking for another win tomorrow