Published: Tue, August 13, 2019
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Game Preview: Washington Nationals at New York Mets

Game Preview: Washington Nationals at New York Mets

Hard to believe for a team that seemed cooked only a month ago, but the New York Mets and their fans are feeling like serious contenders.

Luis Guillorme picked a flawless time for his first big league homer - a tying shot leading off the eighth - J.D. Davis added a go-ahead sacrifice fly and the New York Mets worked their magic again, beating the Washington Nationals 4-3 Saturday night for their eighth straight victory. Despite the loss, they've still won 15 of their last 17. The Nationals hold the top spot in the NL wild-card race, the Mets are 1 ½ games behind them.

After two more Mets reached against Rodney (0-5), manager Dave Martinez went to Hudson.

Seth Lugo (5-2) tossed the final two innings to earn the win for the Mets. "I'm just trying to get out of the rough stretch I'm in right now".

The Mets are sticking with Edwin Diaz. First pitch for the contest is scheduled for 7:10 p.m.at Citi Field.

The Nationals have lost six of 10.

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The Cincinnati Reds look for a win after winning seven of their last 11 games. In 31 innings at home, Fedde has a 6.10 ERA and.280 allowed batting average.

Aside from homers by Davis and Ramos, Corbin only allowed one other hit.

Mets starter Noah Syndergaard allowed two runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out five over seven innings.

Nationals: RHP Max Scherzer (mild strain in upper back) threw a 36-pitch bullpen at almost full effort and came out feeling well. Manager Dave Martinez said the team would see how the three-time Cy Young Award victor feels after that test before determining what comes next in Scherzer's recovery.

Mets: OF Tim Tebow is expected to miss the rest of the minor league season due to a cut on his left hand. It was also the first hit off Lugo since July 16, a span of 34 batters. Syracuse's regular season ends September 2. The laceration required several stitches.

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