The New York Mets play the second game of a three-game series on the road Saturday against the Washington Nationals. The Mets are 66-67 following a 4-3 victory over the Miami Marlins on Thursday for their four straight victory. New York is third in the National League East just five games behind the first place Philadelphia Phillies.
Pete Alonso is batting. 259 to lead New York and the first baseman has 29 home runs, 76 RBIs, 117 hits and a .339 on-base percentage to lead New York in each category. On Saturday, the New York Mets will send Marcus Stroman to the mound. The right-hander is 9-12 with an ERA of 2.85, 134 Ks and 41 BBs. The Mets have won each of the right-hander’s last two starts.
Washington is 55-77 following a 7-6 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday. The Nationals squandered a six-run lead in the loss and were swept in their three-game series by the Phillies. The Nationals have lost five straight and seven of their last eight. Washington is fourth in the National League East 15 ½ games behind the first-place Atlanta Braves.
Juan Soto is batting .302 to lead Washington and the left fielder has team highs in home runs with 23, RBIs with 75, hits with 122 and on-base percentage at .446. Josh Bell is tied for the lead in home runs with 23 and is one behind Soto in RBIs with 74. On Saturday, Washington will send Erick Fedde to the mound. The right-hander is 6-9 with an ERA of 5.08, 103 Ks and 43 BBs.