The New York Mets (57-62) open up a three-game series Tuesday night as they welcome the NL East leading Washington Nationals (63-53) to Citi Field. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 PM. With Jacob deGrom on the DL with rotator cuff tendonitis, Rafael Montero has been recalled to start the ballgame, as the Mets look to snap a nine-game losing streak to the Nats at Citi Field.
The Mets dropped two-of-three last week in Washington, before taking three-of-four from Philadelphia this weekend. They find themselves 7.5 games back in the division and just six games out of a wild card spot. Weather could also be a factor tonight as the forecast calls for a chance of thunderstorms throughout the evening. First pitch could be delayed if the current forecast holds.
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Mets Starting Lineup
- RF Curtis Granderson
- 2B Daniel Murphy
- 3B David Wright
- 1B Lucas Duda
- C Travis d'Arnaud
- LF Matt den Dekker
- CF Juan Lagares
- SS Wilmer Flores
- SP Rafael Montero
Rafael Montero (0-2, 5.40) will make his fifth start of the season Tuesday, fresh off receiving PCL Pitcher of the Week honors for August 4-10. Montero struck out eleven batters in a scoreless, eight-inning outing in Las Vegas' 3-0 win over Sacramento one week ago.
Doug Fister (11-3, 2.49) will face the Mets for the second time in six days after shutting down the Amazins in Washington's 7-1 win last Wednesday. Fister struck out seven while allowing just the one Mets run on six hits over 7 1/3 innings.
- The Mets dropped two of three against the Nationals last week and are 2-7 against Washington so far this season.
- Fister is 2-0 in his career against the Mets.
- Washington is 22-4 at Citi Field since September 12, 2011.
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