Can the Mets complete series sweep against the Nationals?

Tony Reyes
By , Updated on: Jul 11, 2024 12:00 AM
Can the Mets complete series sweep against the Nationals?
  • When: Thursday, July 11th at 1:05 PM ET
  • Who: Washington Nationals vs New York Mets
  • Starting Pitchers: MacKenzie Gore and David Petersen
  • Where: Citi Field in Queens, NY

The Washington Nationals will conclude their three-game series against the New York Mets on Thursday at Citi Field. Here's our Nationals-Mets prediction.

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Washington Nationals+124+125+117
New York Mets-135-135-140

Despite the recent setbacks, the Nationals are determined to stay in the playoff race.

They have gone 3-7 in their last 10 games. They now trail the San Diego Padres by 5.5 games for the final wildcard spot in the National League.

The Nationals' offense has been lackluster, ranking 19th in batting average and on-base percentage, 18th in runs, 29th in home runs, and 26th in slugging percentage.

Despite these struggles, they have a few hitters who can make an impact.

CJ Abrams, the Nationals' top performer, believes the team is on the right track. Leading the team in hits and home runs, he is a key player.

Washington Nationals To win game

However, he needs support from teammates like Jesse Winker, Keibert Ruiz, and Luis Garcia Jr., who all have the potential to make a significant impact.

Abrams struggled in the series opener, but Ruiz has shown power potential by hitting a home run.

The Nationals' pitching has been a major issue, with MacKenzie Gore failing to record a quality start in his last four outings. Gore has a 1-2 record with a 3.96 ERA in five starts against the Mets.

When Gore exits, the Nationals will rely on an inconsistent bullpen that ranks 16th in team ERA.

The Nationals need to build an early lead and have Gore pitch effectively to cover the spread.

This is because a strong start and effective pitching can put pressure on the Mets, potentially leading to a victory for the Nationals.

The Mets, on the other hand, are in a good position, still in the playoff race and just 1.5 games behind the Padres for the final wildcard spot.

Their recent success is impressive and shows their determination.

New York Mets To win game

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