New York Mets vs. Washington Nationals
The New York Mets and the Washington Nationals face off for game three of their series at Citi Field on Wednesday. The Nationals are -170 favorites over the Mets with an over/under run total set at 7.5.
The New York Mets are in an outright tailspin including losing again on Tuesday to the Nats. Jordany Valdespin hit a home run and Ike Davis and Ronny Cedeno had hits as the Mets scored just one run on three hits total. R.A. Dickey lost for just the second time this season as he allowed eight hits and five runs, four of them earned while striking out seven over 6.0 innings of work. For Wednesday’s game New York looks to stop the bleeding as they start Jeremy Hefner who has pitched mostly in relief this year. For the season Hefner has allowed 40 hits and 21 earned runs while striking out 18 over 32.1 innings fo work for a 5.85 ERA.
The Washington Nationals just keep on winning as they did again in Queens on Tuesday. Ryan Zimmerman had three hits and Adam La Roche, Danny Espinosa, and Roger Bernadina all had two hits each as the Nationals scored five runs on 11 hits. On the mound Gio Gonzalez allowed two hits and a run while striking out four over seven innings to run his record to 13-5 and Tyler Clippard earned his 17th save. For Wednesday’s game Washington starts Stephen Strasburg who is quickly approaching his innings quota for the season. For the year Strasburg has allowed 95 hits and 35 earned runs while striking out 140 over 110.1 innings of work for a 2.85 ERA.
New York is 1-11 in their last 12 games overall, 0-5 in their last five games as a home underdog, and 0-6 in their last six home games. Washington is 6-1 in their last seven road games against a right handed starter, 5-2 in their last seven game three of a series, and 1-4 in Strasburg’s last five starts. Washington is 12-3 in the last 15 meetings of these two.
This one looks to be easy as the Nationals mow down the Mets once again.
Washington Nationals -170 New York Mets