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Mets 101 Game Preview: New York Mets at Washington Nationals

May 17th, 2014 at 12:56 PM
By Mike Phillips

'Bartolo Colon' photo (c) 2014, slgckgc - license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/ The New York Mets (19-22) fell a foot short of a dramatic ninth inning rally last night. Daniel Murphy hit a fly ball that was caught by Jayson Werth at the wall, robbing him of a three run homer and a chance to tie the game. The Washington Nationals (22-19) defeated the Mets 5-2, and the Mets' losing streak hit three as a result. Today is a new day, however, and the Mets will look to snap their losing skid this afternoon at 4:05 pm at Nationals Park.

Bartolo Colon (2-5, 5.84 ERA) will be on the mound for the Mets. Colon struggled in his last outing against the Yankees, allowing seven runs in 5.2 innings but taking a no decision thanks to the Mets' offensive outburst Monday night. The Nationals will counter with lefty Gio Gonzalez (3-3, 3.97 ERA), who was roughed up by the A's in his last outing to the tune of seven runs in 4.1 innings pitched. 

Local Coverage:

TV: WPIX

Radio: WOR

New York Mets Lineup:

  1. LF Eric Young Jr
  2. 2B Daniel Murphy
  3. 3B David Wright
  4. RF Chris Young
  5. 1B Eric Campbell
  6. CF Juan Lagares
  7. C Anthony Recker
  8. SS Wilmer Flores
  9. SP Bartolo Colon

Pre-Game Notes:

  • A day after #FreeLagares was trending on Twitter, the Mets put Juan Lagares in the starting lineup. Lagares will hit sixth and play center field.
  • The Mets will have only one lefty bat in the lineup against Gio Gonzalez, second baseman Daniel Murphy
  • Wilmer Flores also finds his way back into the lineup for the first time in a week. Flores will hit eighth and play shortstop.
  • Former Met Kyle Farnsworth signed with the Houston Astros today. Farnsworth was cut by the Mets last Wednesday.

 

Tags: Bartolo Colon, Baseball, Daniel Murphy, Gio Gonzalez, Juan Lagares, Kyle Farnsworth, MLB, Nationals Park, New York, New York Mets, Washington Nationals, Wilmer Flores

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