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The Washington Nationals open a new series at home when they host the resurgence of the New York Mets on Monday night. The Nationals had not announced their starting pitcher on Sunday.
The Mets lose to the Phillies again, but the prospects are promising
The Mets have been great this season right from the start. They have a 40-33 season record to date, but come into this new series on the back of two losses in three games against the Philadelphia Phillies, including a 4-2 defeat on Sunday.
“It’s hard to get started when you don’t have your pieces in there almost every day,” Alonso said. “I think the more we continue to paint out, the more we continue and continue this season – I honestly think this team is ready to put up a lot of runs consistently.”
Jerad Eickhoff starts for the Mets for only the second time. He has barely beaten this season and has only recorded three strikes with a WHIP of 1.50. Lots of work to do then.
– New York Mets (@Mets) June 27, 2021
Nationals a game behind 0.500
After successive losses against the Miami Marlins, the Nationals finally returned to form with a 5-1 win against the same opponent on Sunday to move within a game of 0.500. Nats are now 37-38 for the season.
Nationals have had to place Erick Fedde on the 10-day injury list with a mild oblique strain. Fedde has been in fantastic form this season and will continue to push the boundaries when he returns considering he has thrown 21 pointless innings.
“We’ll see how it goes over the next few days,” said National manager Dave Martinez. ” It’s something you have to be careful about. He had no idea how he got it. “
Went 1-0 today.
Went 6-2 in our last 8.
– Washington Nationals (@Nationals) June 27, 2021
Trends seen on covers.com are: Washington Nationals are:
10-2 in their last 12 matches against a right-handed starter.
8-2 in their last 10 games after a win.
4-1 in their last 5 vs. a team with a winning record.
The New York Mets are: 1-5 in their last 6 games with the overall set at 7.0-8.5.