R.A. Dickey (13-1, 2.84 ERA) will start for the Mets tonight.
Dickey owns the only win for the Mets since the All-Star Break after he allowed three runs in seven innings against the Nationals last Thursday. Dickey still owns the best winning percentage in the game and is tied with David Price for the most wins in baseball as well. Dickey is 2-0 with a 1.84 ERA in two starts against Washington this season, and 4-4 with a 3.52 ERA in 13 appearances and 11 starts in his career against them.
Gio Gonzalez (12-5, 3.32 ERA) will start for the Nationals tonight.
The Mets roughed up Gonzalez last Thursday in Washington, getting him for six runs in only 3 1/3 innings for his second loss in a row. Gonzalez hasn’t had a smooth July – he has gone 2-2 with a 5.76 ERA in four starts this month. Gonzalez is 0-2 with a 6.10 ERA in two career starts against the Mets.