The New York Mets and Washington Nationals meet Monday in MLB action at Nationals Park. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The New York Mets have scored 13 runs in their last 3 games and 3 or fewer runs in 8 of their last 11 games. The Mets have lost 5 of their last 8 games when scoring 3 or fewer runs. Brandon Nimmo leads the Mets with 47 hits and 16 RBI, while Jeff McNeil and Pete Alonso have combined for 73 hits and 44 RBI. David Peterson gets the ball, and he is 1-5 with a 7.68 ERA and 40 strikeouts this season. Peterson is 2-0 with a 2.93 ERA and 20 strikeouts in his career against the Nationals.
The Washington Nationals have scored 7 runs in their last 3 games and 3 or fewer runs in 5 of their last 10 games. The Nationals have lost 4 of their last 5 games when scoring 3 or fewer runs. Joey Meneses leads the Nationals with 46 hits and 18 RBI, while Lane Thomas and Dominic Smith have combined for 76 hits and 26 RBI. Patrick Corbin gets the ball, and he is 1-5 with a 4.87 ERA and 30 strikeouts this season. Corbin is 6-10 with a 4.47 ERA and 134 strikeouts in his career against the Mets.
The Mets are 12-5 in their last 17 Monday games and 5-14 in their last 19 overall. The Nationals are 22-50 in their last 72 home games and 18-59 in their last 77 vs. National League East. The under is 4-0 in Mets last 4 overall. The under is 4-1 in Nationals last 5 overall. The Mets are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Washington and 24-11 in the last 35 meetings.
It's hard to get behind the New York Mets with confidence, as they've underachieved up to this point. However, the Nationals are in worse shape and Patrick Corbin is a pitcher I've faded a ton over the years. You can make an argument Corbin has been the worst pitcher in baseball these last 3 seasons. In Corbin's last 81 starts, he has a 5.72 ERA and 1.55 WHIP. Just awful. Give me the Mets.