New York Mets (35-27) vs. Washington Nationals (31-35)
June 19, 2021 6:05 pm EDT
The Line: Washington Nationals / New York Mets ; Over/Under: -
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The New York Mets and Washington Nationals meet Saturday in game two of an MLB doubleheader at Nationals Park. The Mets look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Nationals look to build on their five-game winning streak.
The New York Mets have scored six runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last eight games. The Mets have lost six of their last eight games when scoring three or less runs. Dominic Smith leads the Mets with 50 hits and 24 RBI while Francisco Lindor and Pete Alonso have combined for 93 hits and 50 RBI. The New York Mets didn’t announce a starting pitcher at the time this article was published.
The Washington Nationals have scored 12 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last eight games. The Nationals have split their last 10 games when scoring three or less runs. Trea Turner leads the Nationals with 80 hits and 31 RBI while Starlin Castro and Josh Harrison have combined for 108 hits and 44 RBI. Jon Lester gets the ball, and he is 0-2 with a 4.09 ERA and 29 strikeouts this season. Lester is 7-1 with a 3.20 ERA and 52 strikeouts in his career against the Mets.
The Mets are 5-2 in their last 7 Saturday games and 4-1 in their last 5 during game 3 of a series. The Nationals are 1-4 in their last 5 Saturday games and 4-0 in their last 4 home games. The under is 5-2 in Mets last 7 overall. The under is 38-14-3 in Nationals last 55 overall.
It’s always tough to predict the second game of a doubleheader without knowing what happened in the first contest. However, the Nationals are playing some of their best baseball of the season while the Mets are on the struggle bus offensively. Without much information heading into this contest, I’ll lean toward the Nats at home.