New York Mets vs. Washington Nationals Pick-Odds-Prediction - 4/3/14
Washington Nationals (1-0) at New York Mets (0-1)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 1:10 pm (Citi Field)
Jordan Zimmermann (R) (0-0) (0.00) vs. Zack Wheeler (R) (0-0) (0.00)
The Line: New York Mets +130 / Washington Nationals -140 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: SNY, MASN
The Washington Nationals finish off their three game trip to Citi Field versus the New York Mets.
On opening day Washington struggled on the mound and needed the offense to come through wich they did although it took extra innings. On Wednesday both the bats and arms came together and the result was a 2-0 start to 2014 after a 5-1 decision decion over the Mets. Lefty Gio Gonzalez made thing easy for the offense with a lone run allowed on three hits over six frames while whiffing six. Gonzalez also homered as part of the Nats 13 hit attack that also received a solo jack off the bat of Ian Desmond. The Nationals turn to Jordan Zimmerman on the mound Thursday in the final game of the series with the Mets. Zimmerman was outstanding a year ago with a 19-9 record and a 3.25 ERA.
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The Mets fell to 0-2 in the early going following their 5-1 defeat at Citi Field to National League East rival Washington. Not enough offense or pitching as starter Bartolo Colon's first outing in a Mets uniform did not go as planned. Colon was charged with three runs on nine hits over six innings including a pair of long balls. The relief corp put this one out of reach with two hurlers giving up a run each in three innings which was toomuch for the bats which managed three hits and a pair of walks while striking out 13 times. David Wright drove in the only run with a first inning sac fly. New York gives the ball to Zack Wheeler in the series finale' against the Nationals. Wheeler had a strong rookie campaign where he went 7-5 in 17 starts with a 3.42 ERA.
Wheeler proved he could play with the big boys a year a go and Zimmerman might be the Nationals best. A sweep is difficult to accomplish but I'll back the bats and arms of the Nats here...