Mets face Washington, look to build on Syndergaard’s solid showing
Washington; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Mets: Jacob deGrom (8-8, 2.66 ERA) Nationals: Max Scherzer (9-5, 2.46 ERA)
LINE: Nationals -133; over/under is 7 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: New York heads into the matchup after a strong showing by Noah Syndergaard. Syndergaard pitched seven innings, surrendering zero runs on three hits with 10 strikeouts against Washington.
The Nationals are 34-25 against teams from the NL East. Washington’s team on-base percentage of .337 is fifth in the majors. Anthony Rendon leads the lineup with an OBP of .410.
The Mets have gone 33-31 against division opponents. The New York offense has compiled a .257 batting average as a team this season, Jeff McNeil leads the team with a mark of .325. The Mets won the last meeting 7-3. Noah Syndergaard notched his 10th victory and McNeil went 1-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs for New York. Joe Ross took his fourth loss for Washington.
TOP PERFORMERS: Rendon leads the Nationals with 73 extra base hits and is batting .337. Juan Soto is 15-for-40 with six doubles, a triple, three home runs and 12 RBIs over the last 10 games for Washington.
LAST 10 GAMES: Nationals: 8-2, .280 batting average, 3.03 ERA, outscored opponents by 31 runs
Mets: 3-7, .243 batting average, 4.31 ERA, outscored by five runs