The New York Mets (19-20 Overall, 10-12 Away) have won three of their last five games, including beating the Miami Marlins two straight. The Mets are third in the NL East, 4.5 games behind the division-leading Philadelphia Phillies. The Washington Nationals (18-24 Overall, 7-1 Home), who are fourth in the East and eight games out of first, have won just two of their last three.
Washington Nationals vs NY Mets Pick – Pitching
Nationals vs Mets Offense
Washington will be without some important offensive weapons tonight as shortstop Trea Turner, second baseman Howie Kendrick, and first baseman Ryan Zimmerman are all out. Third baseman Anthony Rendon is an important part of the Nationals’ offense. He hitting .308 with six round trippers and 19 RBI. Leadoff man Adam Eaton, who’s hitting .280, has stolen five bases this season while smacking five doubles and two triples. He’s also driven in 11 runs and hit three homers.
For the Mets, second baseman Jeff McNeil leads off. McNeil is hitting .360 and has knocked in 14 runs while hitting 11 doubles. First baseman Pete Alonso, who’s hitting .271, has driven in 32 runs and put a dozen balls over the fence. Also dangerous with the long ball is right fielder Michael Conforto. He has eight homers and 18 RBI. Conforto is batting .274.
Our Washington Nationals vs NY Mets Pick
In making our Washington Nationals vs NY Mets pick, we like the Mets as they seem to be on the upswing. Plus, they’ve got more offense and are healthier. Starter Syndergaard has been on his game as of late and Hellickson has not. We’re taking the NY Mets at -146.
Summary Washington vs New York Prediction
Mets with the money line at -146