Game #3 The #Nats need a starter who can go deeper!
The matchup we all waited to see; Photo by Sol Tucker for TalkNats
The starting pitching has looked uninspiring so far by the Washington Nationals. If the Nats starting pitchers were openers, then it would be mission accomplished — but falling apart in the fourth inning has doomed the Nats in the first two games of the season. Tonight, they send the inexperienced Joan Adon
to the mound for the 0-2 Nats.
Tonight’s weather looks to be better than the first two games with all of the rain wreaking havoc. Both games experienced rain delays, and last night’s game started with a delay caused by a lighting outage. Ah, the craziness of the season started early, and it only took two games to get a benches clearing tussle led by Mets’ manager Buck Showalter
who still knows how to turn a flame into an inferno. No punches were thrown fortunately last night, but Steve Cishek
was ejected after facing just one batter after he hit Francisco Lindor in the jaw with an errant pitch. None of that factored into why the Nats lost, but it is certainly what got the most press after the game.
The early season is proving good for evaluations, and tonight should be a real test with everyone having a little taste of real baseball. The Nats defense has been really good so far. The bats have to be better of course in those RISP spots, and the pitching looks like August and September of last year — and that’s not a good thing.
We will get to the see the Nats “City Connect” uniforms tonight with that cherry blossom themed pattern. That should bring a few more fans out for this one coupled with some better Saturday weather.
New York Mets vs. Washington Nationals
Nationals Park, Washington, D.C.
7:05 pm EDT
MASN, SNY, MLB app (out-of-market only)
106.7 The Fan and via the MLB app
Lineups (subject to change without notice):
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