New York plays Washington following Syndergaard’s strong performance
Flushing, Queens; Monday, 7 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: The Mets are 14-13 against the rest of their division. New York hitters have posted a team on-base percentage of .318 this season, led by Jeff McNeil with a mark of .424.
The Nationals are 9-13 in road games. Washington has slugged .405 this season. Anthony Rendon leads the team with a mark of .669. This is the first game between these teams in 2019.
LAST 10 GAMES: Mets: 4-6, .247 batting average, 3.96 ERA, outscored opponents by four runs
Nationals: 5-5, .243 batting average, 4.71 ERA, outscored by seven runs
Mets Injuries: Justin Wilson: 10-day IL (elbow), Jason Vargas: 10-day IL (hamstring), Drew Smith: 60-day IL (elbow), Luis Avilan: 10-day IL (elbow), Michael Conforto: 7-day IL (concussion), Yoenis Cespedes: 60-day IL (heels), Jed Lowrie: 10-day IL (knee).
Nationals Injuries: Austen Williams: 10-day IL (shoulder), Tony Sipp: 10-day IL (oblique), Anibal Sanchez: 10-day IL (hamstring), Trevor Rosenthal: 10-day IL (infection), Justin Miller: 10-day IL (shoulder), Koda Glover: 60-day IL (forearm), Andrew Stevenson: 10-day IL (back), Ryan Zimmerman: 10-day IL (foot), Matt Adams: 10-day IL (shoulder).