Mets look to stop 3-game skid, play the Nationals
Washington Nationals (55-104, fifth in the NL East) vs. New York Mets (98-61, second in the NL East)
New York; Tuesday, 4:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Nationals: Cory Abbott (0-4, 5.11 ERA, 1.36 WHIP, 39 strikeouts); Mets: Carlos Carrasco (15-7, 3.95 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, 149 strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Mets -273, Nationals +223; over/under is 7 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The New York Mets enter a matchup with the Washington Nationals after losing three games in a row.
New York is 98-61 overall and 51-27 in home games. The Mets are eighth in the NL with 164 total home runs, averaging one per game.
Washington has a 55-104 record overall and a 29-49 record on the road. The Nationals have a 38-20 record in games when they have more hits than their opponents.
Tuesday’s game is the 17th meeting between these teams this season. The Mets are ahead 11-5 in the season series.
TOP PERFORMERS: Jeff McNeil has a .326 batting average to rank 10th on the Mets, and has 38 doubles, a triple and eight home runs. Francisco Lindor is 13-for-42 with a home run and eight RBI over the past 10 games.
Luke Voit leads Washington with 22 home runs while slugging .410. Joey Meneses is 12-for-37 with three home runs and nine RBI over the past 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Mets: 4-6, .256 batting average, 5.34 ERA, outscored by two runs
Nationals: 3-7, .221 batting average, 4.50 ERA, outscored by 22 runs
INJURIES: Mets: Darin Ruf: 10-Day IL (neck), Tommy Hunter: 15-Day IL (back), Mychal Givens: 15-Day IL (undisclosed), Bryce Montes de Oca: 15-Day IL (hamstring), Starling Marte: 10-Day IL (hand), Brett Baty: 10-Day IL (thumb), Sean Reid-Foley: 60-Day IL (elbow), John Curtiss: 60-Day IL (elbow), Joey Lucchesi: 60-Day IL (elbow)
Nationals: Nelson Cruz: day-to-day (eyes), Keibert Ruiz: 10-Day IL (groin), Yadiel Hernandez: 60-Day IL (calf), Victor Arano: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Cade Cavalli: 15-Day IL (shoulder), MacKenzie Gore: 15-Day IL (elbow), Evan Lee: 60-Day IL (flexor), Stephen Strasburg: 60-Day IL (ribs), Tanner Rainey: 60-Day IL (elbow), Jackson Tetreault: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Carter Kieboom: 60-Day IL (forearm), Sean Doolittle: 60-Day IL (elbow), Will Harris: 60-Day IL (pectoral), Joe Ross: 60-Day IL (elbow)
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