On Tuesday, the New York Mets and Washington Nationals meet at Nationals Park in an MLB matchup.
The New York Mets have an overall record of 20-10, and they won two of their three games against the Philadelphia Phillies during the weekend. The Mets had another strong pitching effort on Sunday, resulting in a 6-1 victory. The Mets’ offence is one of the best in the league, and their pitching staff is also quite good. The Mets have the top run defence in the league, allowing only 3.3 runs per game. The Mets’ best player, Pete Alonso, has hit seven home runs and driven in 26 runs.
The Washington Nationals are on the other side of this battle, with a 10-20 overall record and a 3-11 home record. The Nationals have dropped four of their previous five games, including a 5-4 loss to the Los Angeles Angels. The Nationals’ pitching staff has struggled all season, allowing 5.17 runs per game. Josh Bell has been the Nationals’ best player, hitting four home runs and driving in 21 runs.
Patrick Corbin will take the mound for the Nationals, who has a 0-5 record and a 7.16 ERA. He pitched eight innings against the Colorado Rockies, surrendering nine hits and five runs.
The Mets have gone 8-0 in their previous eight Tuesday games. Corbin has gone 0-4 in his previous four home starts for the Nationals. Corbin’s previous five starts with five days rest have all gone under the total. In Corbin’s previous five home starts, the under is 5-0.
On Sunday, the Mets offence scored six runs, and they will at least match that total in this game. Corbin’s last start yielded five runs, and the Mets will have no trouble running up the score in this game. On Tuesdays, the Mets have won their previous eight games, and they will do so again here.
Free Pick: Washington Nationals