As discussed earlier, this is the third doubleheader in the last month for the Nationals and the pattern was that the Nationals lost the first game of the doubleheader and won the second game of the doubleheader.
The Mets started their “A” team in the first game and also pitched their presumptive closer AJ Ramos for 2 innings. The Nationals bullpen is in good shape for tonight’s game. It almost becomes a battle of attrition with these doubleheaders.
The Nationals have also become a major part of the NL Cy Young award conversation with Max Scherzer, Gio Gonzalez, and Stephen Strasburg all competing against each other along with Clayton Kershaw, Zack Greinke, and Jacob deGrom.
In the ERA rankings, you will notice the Nationals have 3 pitchers in the Top 4 spots. That is remarkable to ponder what these 3 aces have done this season. Max Scherzer should be back tomorrow to start against the Marlins, and Stephen Strasburg looked very good in his last start, and Gio Gonzalez continues to be tremendous for the manager Dusty Baker‘s starting rotation.
New York Mets vs. Washington Nationals
Stadium: Nationals Park
1st Pitch: 8:05 pm EDT
Nats Radio: 106.7 FM The Fan; SiriusXM® Sirius 218 XM 184 (Internet 869)
Line-up subject to change (without notice):
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