Game #57 is an audition for next year

Photo by Andrew Lang for TalkNats

When manager Dave Martinez talked about the future, he spoke optimistically about the All-Star and MVP candidates on his roster next year. He also spoke about wanting to manage long-term for this Washington Nationals team. 

There are just four games remaining in this season, and for some players like Jake Noll, Andrew Stevenson, Yadiel Hernandez, and a few others, this is a showcase for them. There are bench spots available that are up for grabs.

The Mets are statistically still in the hunt for the playoffs, but they are a loss away from elimination. Maybe they were a bigger disappointment due to their results. At least the Nationals have shown that in a regular 162-game season they can win it all from 12-games under .500. The Mets spent money in the off-season to plug holes, and they still did not win.

With the lefty David Peterson on the mound, the Nats will go with a right-handed dominant lineup.  The Nats have their own New York lefty on the mound with Syracuse native, Patrick Corbin, pitching for the home team.

New York Mets vs. Washington Nationals
Stadium: Nationals Park, Washington, D.C.
1st Pitch:  6:05  pm EDT
TV: MASN; SNY, , MLB App out-of-market
Nats Radio: 106.7 The Fan and via the MLB app

Line-ups subject to change without notice:

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