New York Mets vs. Washington Nationals: Preview, Predictions and Picks for June 5, 2024

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Jun 5, 2024 6:12 AM
The New York Mets, leading the series 2-0, look to extend their winning streak as they face off against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on Wednesday, June 5th at 4:05 PM. The Nationals, struggling with a 27-33 overall record and 10-15 home record, will aim to turn their fortunes around against the Mets, who bring a 26-35 overall record and 13-14 road record to the matchup.
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Mets vs Nationals starting pitchers

  • Patrick Corbin for Washington Nationals
  • Luis Severino for New York Mets

Mets vs Nationals statistics

Stat Mets Nationals
Hits 505 (Tied-10th) 457 (26th)
Batting Average .240 (15th) .231 (23rd)
Runs Batted In 251 (Tied-14th) 224 (Tied-25th)
Runs 263 (16th) 240 (Tied-23rd)
Home Runs 66 (Tied-9th) 48 (Tied-27th)
Walks 188 (Tied-17th) 184 (21st)
Stolen Bases 46 (11th) 95 (1st)
Strikeouts 489 (19th) 485 (21st)
Pitches 8983 (13th) 8544 (26th)

Washington Nationals recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
6/4/24 vs New York Mets L 6-3
6/3/24 vs New York Mets L 8-7
6/2/24 @ Cleveland Guardians W 5-2
6/1/24 @ Cleveland Guardians L 3-2
5/31/24 @ Cleveland Guardians L 7-1

New York Mets recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
6/4/24 @ Washington Nationals W 6-3
6/3/24 @ Washington Nationals W 8-7
6/2/24 vs Arizona Diamondbacks L 5-4
6/1/24 vs Arizona Diamondbacks L 10-5
5/31/24 vs Arizona Diamondbacks W 10-9

Mets vs Nationals predictions

As the New York Mets gear up to take on the Washington Nationals, all eyes will be on some key players who are expected to make a significant impact. Pete Alonso, known for his slugging prowess, is anticipated to continue his hot streak, potentially adding a home run or two to his tally. Francisco Lindor, another major contributor, is likely to keep up his consistent performance both at bat and in the field, greatly influencing the game. Also, keep an eye on Luis Severino, today's starting pitcher for the Mets. His performance on the mound will be crucial, and based on his recent outings, he might just deliver a solid five-plus innings, further tightening the Mets' grip on the game.

Switching over to the Washington Nationals, CJ Abrams looks set to be a standout. Known for his speed, Abrams could cause some trouble on the bases, especially if he gets on base early. Patrick Corbin, starting as pitcher, faces a tougher challenge. His season hasn't been stellar, marked by a high ERA, suggesting the Mets might find some success against him. Joey Meneses will need to bring his best to the plate as well, to help spark the Nationals' offense, which has struggled this season.

Given the current dynamics and the performances leading up to this game, the New York Mets look like the more favorable team. Their lineup seems to be clicking at the right time, and with Severino expected to hold the fort, they have a good chance to suppress the Nationals’ attempts to claw back. Meanwhile, the Nationals will really have to dig deep and will need more than just a few players stepping up to secure a win. It's baseball, and anything can happen, but the Mets certainly seem to have the edge going into this matchup.

New York Mets injuries

  • Dangelo Sarmiento (2B): Day-To-Day
  • Jose Rafael Peroza (3B): Day-To-Day
  • Anthony Baptist (CF): suspension
  • Cristopher Larez (SS): Suspension
  • Jacob Reimer (3B): Day-To-Day

Mets vs Nationals game info

Venue Nationals Park
Location Washington, District of Columbia
First pitch Wed 4:05 PM
Temperature 85°
Chance of Rain 43%

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