On paper, this looks like a great match-up for the 19th and final game of the season between the Nationals and the Mets. The Nationals have won 7 of the 9 games so far in CitiField this season. Dusty Baker said he plans on putting in some of his youngsters into the line-up in this day-game after a night-game which will be in stark contrast to last night’s game where Dusty had his best available line-up for the game.
Last night, Dusty Baker pulled Stephen Strasburg with just 83 pitches at the 5-inning mark saying this was to get Stras ready for the post-season. When asked after the game if Dusty would go easy on Max Scherzer today, Dusty wouldn’t commit to that.
Adam Lind has substituted nicely for Ryan Zimmerman two games in a row. We learned from Dusty Baker that Zim is dealing with some general soreness on a slide he made into home on Thursday in Atlanta. Lind has homered in back-to-back games, and now has 57 RBIs in just 258 at-bats which is a Nats best RBI rate of 4.53 AB/RBI.
Bryce Harper, Brian Goodwin and Stephen Drew all participated in a “sim” game yesterday. Harper will probably rest today, but we will see if he talks his way back onto the active roster.
Washington Nationals vs. New York Mets
1st Pitch: 1:10 pm EDT
TV: MASN, SNY, MLB.TV
Nats Radio: 106.7 FM The Fan; SiriusXM® (Internet 869)
Line-ups subject to change (without notice):
Here's how we're lining up for our final game against the Mets. pic.twitter.com/CJoo8vFOI9
— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) September 24, 2017