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New York Mets vs. Washington Nationals - 8/2/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Washington Nationals (54-48) at New York Mets (54-50)

MLB Baseball: Sunday, August 2, 2015 at 8:08 pm (Citi Field)

J Zimmermann (8-6) (3.36) vs. N Syndergaard (5-5) (2.91)

The Line: New York Mets -124 / Washington Nationals +114 --- Over/Under: 6.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN

The New York Mets and the Washington Nationals face off on Sunday at Citi Field as they close ou their series between he top two teams in the National League East.

The New York Mets scored twice late to beat the Nationals on Saturday and move within a game of the lead in the NL East. Lucas Duda hit two home runs, Kelly Johnson had two hits, and Curtis Granderson had a hit as the Mets scored three runs on six hits. Starting pitcher Jacob deGrom allowed six hits and two runs while striking out seven over 6.0 innings to not get a decision as Hansel Robles got the win to go to 3-2 for the season and Jeurys Familia earned his 28th save. For Sunday’s game the Mets start Noah Syndergaard who has allowed 73 hits and 26 earned runs while striking out 91 over 86.2 innings for a 5-5 record and a 2.70 ERA.

New York Mets vs. Washington Nationals - 8/2/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Washington Nationals scored two runs early but they was all they scored and it wasn’t enough as they lost to the Mets on Saturday. Bryce Harper and Yunel Escpbar each had two hits and Ryan Zimmerman had a hit as the Nationals scored two runs on seven hits. Starting pitcher Joe Ross allowed four hits and two runs while striking out six over 6.1 innings to not get a decision as Matt Thornton took the loss. For Sunday’s game the Nationals start Jordan Zimmermann who has allowed 138 hits and 48 earned runs while striking out 92 over 128.2 innings for an 8-6 record and a 3.36 ERA.

New York is 4-0 against a team with a winning record, 5-2 in their last seven games, and 4-0 in Syndergaard’s last four home starts. Washington is 22-10 against the NL East, 1-5 against a team with a winning record, and 2-7 in Zimmermann’s last nine starts as a road underdog. Washington is 13-3 in Zimmermann’s last 16 starts against the Mets.

The Mets just look to be rolling and Syndergaard has been especially tough at home so I look for the Mets to get the win here. 

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New York Mets -124

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