2019-09-04 12:05:00 EDT
The New York Mets and the Washington Nationals will finish up their MLB series on Wednesday.
In the Monday opener, the Mets powered out a 7-3 win. On Tuesday, we had a crazy game as the Nats exploded for seven runs in the bottom of the ninth for a walk-off victory 11-10.
For Wednesday’s game, the Mets will bring out Zack Wheeler in the start. Over his 161.1 innings and 9-7 record so far, Wheeler has a 4.41 ERA with 160 Ks and 45 BBs.
The Mets blasted five runs and had a secure lead in the top of the ninth, but they fell apart in the end. New York’s Pete Alonso led the team on three hits, two RBI and two runs.
Over on the Nationals’ side, they’re going with Anibal Sanchez in the start Wednesday. Over 135.0 innings and an 8-6 mark, Sanchez has a 3.80 ERA with 116 Ks and 52 BBs.
Tuesday’s win was the largest walk-off in Nationals history, and it was capped by an incredible Kurt Suzuki three-run homer. Suzuki would finish with four RBI and Juan Soto had a great night with three hits, three runs and three RBI.
The Mets are 10-4 in their last 14 in game three of a series and 5-2 in Wheeler’s last seven starts. New York is 14-6 in Wheeler’s last 20 starts with four days’ rest and 2-5 in his last seven versus the NL East.
Meanwhile, the Nationals are 18-6 in their last 24 Wednesday games and 20-7 in their last 27 in game three of a series. Washington is 4-1 in Sanchez’s last five starts and 4-1 in his last five on grass.
Wheeler was a little sketchy over a three-game stretch last month but he came out strong in his last appearance, going 6.0 innings with one earned on seven hits in a no-decision.
As for Sanchez, he’s been up and down at times as well but has posted just three earned in his last 13.1 innings on four hits over two starts. I like Sanchez to keep it going so I’m taking the Nationals here.