Game #39 After a blown-loss, Nats must even it up!

The Washington Nationals got out to a 2-run lead last night, and could not bring home the win. Their 6-13 home record at this point is beginning to defy logic. It just seemed like a combination of bad luck, bad umpiring, and not taking advantage of the other team’s mistakes that put a tough one in the loss column.

It really seems the norm that the D.C. weather has rain in the forecast on game day. After a big crowd of 31,904 last night in perfect baseball weather, the odds of rain today could hurt any chance of a big walk-up crowd when you have the choice to just sit home and watch on the television.

The ex-Mets pitcher, Trevor Williams will be today’s starter for the Nats. He certainly needs a good bounceback start after he had some struggles in the thin air of Arizona and pitched into some hard luck on his way to lasting 4 1/3 innings of 5-run baseball.

“What I love is the resilience of these guys. They don’t quit.”

— manager Dave Martinez

With the left-hander, Joey Lucchesi going for the Mets today, manager Dave Martinez will play his righty, Stone Garrett, in left field to give his lineup an extra righty bat. The rest of the lineup will have Luis Garcia and Dom Smith as the starters in the left-hander’s batters box.

The Nats starters ERAs are a combined 4.28, and the Nationals are tied for the 12th best in baseball with allowing just 95 earnies as a starting staff.

Here is how they rank:

No. 5 Starter: Jake Irvin 0.84 ERA
No. 4 Starter: Patrick Corbin 4.87
No. 3 Starter: Trevor Williams 4.25
No. 2 Starter: MacKenzie Gore 3.29
No. 1 Starter: Josiah Gray 2.96

Here is your Baseball Savant Statcast link for the game.

New York Mets vs. Washington Nationals

Stadium: Nationals Park, Washington, D.C.
1st Pitch: 4:05 pm EDT
Radio: 106.7 The Fan radio and via the MLB app

Line-up subject to change (without notice):

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