New York Mets (35-26) vs. Washington Nationals (30-35)
June 19, 2021 1:05 pm EDT
The Line: Washington Nationals / New York Mets ; Over/Under: -
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The New York Mets and the Washington Nationals meet in an NL East division matchup in MLB action from Nationals Park on Saturday in game one of their doubleheader.
The New York Mets will look to bounce back from a 1-0 loss at the hands of the Nationals on Friday. Dominic Smith and Luis Guillorme each had a base hit as the Mets had just two hits as a team in the loss, with the rest of the Mets’ lineup batting 0 for 22 with 6 strikeouts. Joey Lucchesi threw 5.1 shutout innings, giving up just four hits while striking out five, not factoring in the decision. Edwin Diaz took the loss in relief to fall to 1-2 on the year as a result. David Peterson will start here and is 2-5 with a 5.60 ERA and 56 strikeouts this season. in his career, Peterson is 2-0 with a 0.75 ERA and 7 strikeouts against the Nationals.
The Washington Nationals will look to build on their win over the Mets from Friday night. Yan Gomes had an RBI as the lone RBI of the entire game on either side while Ryan Zimmerman had a pair of hits. Kyle Schwarber, Trea Turner, Jordy Mercer and Victor Robles all had base hits to cap off Washington’s offense as a team in the winning effort. Erick Fedde threw seven shutout innings, allowing just two hits while striking out six, not factoring in the decision. Brad Hand got the win in relief to improve his record to 4-2 on the year. Joe Ross will start here and is 3-6 with a 4.19 ERA and 60 strikeouts this season. in his career, Ross is 3-4 with a 5.27 ERA and 46 strikeouts against the Mets.
New York is 5-2 in their last 7 Saturday games and 11-5 in their last 16 division games while the over is 7-1 in their last 8 games against a team with a losing record. Washington is 5-0 in their last 5 games overall and 5-0 in their last 5 home games while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 Saturday games.
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Neither of these starters are ones that I’m rushing to the window to bet, but one start isn’t going to change my mind on betting against David Peterson because it’s worked out very well for me over the course of the season so far. Joe Ross hasn’t been great either, but he’s coming off of eight shutout innings against the Giants last time up and I favor him with the Nationals over the Mets and Peterson. I’ll side with Washington here.