New York Mets (35-26, first in the NL East) vs. Washington Nationals (30-35, fourth in the NL East)
Washington; Friday, 7:05 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Mets: Joey Lucchesi (1-4, 5.18 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, 36 strikeouts) Nationals: Erick Fedde (4-4, 3.86 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, 43 strikeouts)
LINE: Nationals -109, Mets -106; over/under is 9 runs
BOTTOM LINE: New York heads into the matchup after a strong showing by Marcus Stroman. Stroman threw seven innings, giving up two runs on four hits with eight strikeouts against Chicago.
The Nationals are 9-13 against teams from the NL East. The Washington offense has compiled a .246 batting average as a team this season, good for seventh in the league. Trea Turner leads the team with an average of .303.
The Mets have gone 13-8 against division opponents. The New York pitching staff as a whole has an ERA of 3.13. Jacob deGrom leads the team with a .54 earned run average.
The Mets won the last meeting 4-0. Taijuan Walker notched his first victory and J.D. Davis went 3-for-4 with a home run and two RBI for New York. Patrick Corbin registered his third loss for Washington.
TOP PERFORMERS: Turner leads the Nationals with 22 extra base hits and is slugging .466.
Pete Alonso leads the Mets with 18 extra base hits and 34 RBI.
LAST 10 GAMES: Nationals: 6-4, .239 batting average, 2.38 ERA, outscored opponents by nine runs
Mets: 7-3, .228 batting average, 3.14 ERA, outscored opponents by 15 runs
INJURIES: Nationals: Austin Voth: (nose), Stephen Strasburg: (neck), Max Scherzer: (groin), Daniel Hudson: (elbow), Will Harris: (hand), Luis Avilan: (elbow).
Mets: Jordan Yamamoto: (shoulder), Noah Syndergaard: (elbow), Tommy Hunter: (back), Jacob deGrom: (shoulder), Carlos Carrasco: (hamstring), Dellin Betances: (right shoulder), Brandon Nimmo: (finger), Johneshwy Fargas: (shoulder), Michael Conforto: (hamstring), Albert Almora Jr.: (shoulder), Jeff McNeil: (hamstring), Jose Martinez: (knee), J.D. Davis: (hand).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
New York takes on Washington following Stroman's strong performance
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