Washington; Thursday, 1 p.m. EDT
LINE: Mets favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 9 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Both New York and Washington are looking to win the series with a victory.
The Nationals are 9-10 against opponents from the NL East. Washington ranks last in the National League in hitting with a .236 batting average. Anthony Rendon leads the club with an average of .333.
The Mets are 14-9 against NL East Division teams. The New York offense has compiled a .247 batting average as a team this season, Jeff McNeil leads the team with a mark of .352. The Nationals won the last meeting 5-1. Patrick Corbin recorded his fourth victory and Victor Robles went 2-for-4 with a home run and an RBI for Washington. Wilmer Font registered his first loss for New York.
LAST 10 GAMES: Nationals: 3-7, .186 batting average, 4.07 ERA, outscored by 20 runs
Mets: 4-6, .230 batting average, 3.09 ERA, outscored opponents by four runs
Nationals Injuries: Austen Williams: 10-day IL (shoulder), Tony Sipp: 10-day IL (oblique), Trevor Rosenthal: 10-day IL (infection), Koda Glover: 60-day IL (forearm), Andrew Stevenson: 10-day IL (back), Ryan Zimmerman: 10-day IL (foot), Trea Turner: 10-day IL (finger), Matt Adams: 10-day IL (shoulder).
Mets Injuries: Justin Wilson: 10-day IL (elbow), Jason Vargas: 10-day IL (hamstring), Drew Smith: 60-day IL (elbow), Steven Matz: 10-day IL (forearm), Luis Avilan: 10-day IL (elbow), Yoenis Cespedes: 60-day IL (heels), Jed Lowrie: 10-day IL (knee).
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