Series Preview: New York Mets (22-32) @ Washington Nationals (28-29)

Jonathan Ernst

After losing a series to the Atlanta Braves, the Washington Nationals return home with sets of getting back over .500 as the month of June begins and the Nats return home.

Well, that wasn't what everyone was hoping for in Atlanta, was it? Well, the Washington Nationals come back home to face the New York Mets after an off-day for a three-game series kicking off Tuesday.

Probable Pitchers
Tuesday, 7:05 p.m.
WSH: Jordan Zimmermann (8-3, 2.37)
NYM: Jeremy Hefner (1-5, 4.74)

Wednesday, 7:05 p.m.
WSH: Dan Haren (4-6, 5.09)
NYM: Dillon Gee (3-6, 5.68)

Thursday, 7:05 p.m.
WSH: Stephen Strasburg (3-5, 2.54)
NYM: Shaun Marcum (0-6, 5.71)

WASHINGTON NATIONALS


Batting

G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
Zach Duke 12 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000
Bryce Harper 44 150 29 43 7 1 12 23 25 30 2 2 .287 .386 .587
Ryan Zimmerman 43 157 21 44 5 2 6 28 19 37 3 0 .280 .360 .452
Gio Gonzalez 12 18 1 5 1 0 1 1 1 5 0 0 .278 .316 .500
Ian Desmond 56 211 22 56 16 2 7 22 11 53 5 1 .265 .298 .460
Denard Span 54 216 23 57 10 5 0 15 16 32 6 3 .264 .318 .356
Jayson Werth 27 100 17 26 2 0 4 10 6 21 2 0 .260 .308 .400
Wilson Ramos 14 48 4 12 3 0 2 6 4 8 0 1 .250 .308 .438
Adam LaRoche 54 185 26 45 7 1 10 27 24 56 2 0 .243 .329 .454
Anthony Rendon 8 25 2 6 1 0 0 1 5 7 0 0 .240 .367 .280
Kurt Suzuki 41 132 10 31 5 1 2 11 12 21 2 0 .235 .301 .333
Steve Lombardozzi 45 121 11 28 6 1 0 12 3 17 0 2 .231 .246 .298
Stephen Strasburg 12 24 1 4 2 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 .167 .167 .250
Roger Bernadina 42 87 8 14 1 1 2 4 4 25 2 0 .161 .215 .264
Danny Espinosa 44 158 11 25 9 0 3 12 4 47 1 0 .158 .193 .272
Chad Tracy 33 53 1 8 0 0 1 3 3 15 0 2 .151 .196 .208
Tyler Moore 36 93 7 14 5 0 2 13 6 35 0 0 .151 .200 .269
Dan Haren 11 20 1 3 1 0 0 1 0 11 0 0 .150 .150 .200
Jordan Zimmermann 11 23 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 8 0 0 .130 .167 .130
Jhonatan Solano 8 17 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 .118 .167 .118
Ross Detwiler 8 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 11 0 0 .000 .067 .000
Eury Perez 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Nate Karns 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Craig Stammen 14 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .000 .333 .000
Jeff Kobernus 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Drew Storen 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Ryan Mattheus 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Tyler Clippard 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Rafael Soriano 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Henry Rodriguez 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Fernando Abad 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Yunesky Maya 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Erik Davis 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000

Pitching

W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
Fernando Abad 0-0 6 0 0 0 0 0 4.1 2 0 0 0 1 4 0.00 .69
Erik Davis 0-0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.00 .00
Jordan Zimmermann 8-3 11 11 3 1 0 0 79.2 65 22 21 6 10 49 2.37 .94
Stephen Strasburg 3-5 12 12 0 0 0 0 74.1 58 30 21 6 21 73 2.54 1.06
Craig Stammen 3-1 14 0 0 0 0 1 27.2 26 8 8 2 5 28 2.60 1.12
Rafael Soriano 1-1 23 0 0 0 15 3 23.0 20 8 7 2 4 17 2.74 1.04
Ross Detwiler 2-4 8 8 0 0 0 0 45.2 56 16 14 3 10 23 2.76 1.45
Tyler Clippard 3-1 24 0 0 0 0 0 23.0 13 8 8 2 11 26 3.13 1.04
Gio Gonzalez 3-3 12 12 0 0 0 0 71.2 54 30 29 6 31 67 3.64 1.19
Henry Rodriguez 0-1 17 0 0 0 0 0 18.0 14 8 8 1 16 11 4.00 1.67
Drew Storen 0-1 24 0 0 0 1 3 23.2 29 13 11 3 6 23 4.18 1.48
Ryan Mattheus 0-0 14 0 0 0 0 1 16.1 20 9 9 0 5 12 4.96 1.53
Dan Haren 4-6 11 11 0 0 0 0 63.2 76 40 36 12 9 51 5.09 1.34
Nate Karns 0-1 2 2 0 0 0 0 9.0 12 7 6 4 3 9 6.00 1.67
Zach Duke 1-1 12 1 0 0 0 0 20.2 31 22 20 2 8 11 8.71 1.89
Yunesky Maya 0-1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 2 2 2 1 0 0 54.00 6.00



Washington Nationals Injuries

Questionable

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Stephen Strasburg other-excused 06/01/2013

15-Day

Player Injury Type Injury Date


Ross Detwiler back 05/16/2013
Ryan Mattheus hand 05/20/2013
Bryce Harper knee 05/27/2013
Wilson Ramos hamstring 05/16/2013
Christian Garcia forearm 03/22/2013


NEW YORK METS


Batting

G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
Omar Quintanilla 4 14 4 7 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 .500 .533 .714
Justin Turner 36 79 3 23 5 0 0 6 4 13 0 0 .291 .321 .354
Daniel Murphy 54 213 34 62 18 1 4 25 9 32 1 3 .291 .323 .441
David Wright 54 195 29 54 7 4 7 30 29 42 11 1 .277 .374 .462
Marlon Byrd 42 136 16 34 7 1 6 25 10 43 0 1 .250 .302 .449
Jon Niese 11 16 1 4 0 0 0 1 1 6 0 0 .250 .294 .250
Lucas Duda 53 176 23 42 10 0 10 20 28 51 0 1 .239 .348 .466
Shaun Marcum 8 13 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .231 .231 .308
John Buck 49 180 25 40 5 0 11 35 12 51 2 1 .222 .279 .433
Mike Baxter 44 81 11 18 4 1 0 4 12 19 3 1 .222 .347 .296
Jordany Valdespin 45 86 14 18 2 1 3 11 6 20 4 1 .209 .284 .360
Ruben Tejada 50 187 18 39 10 0 0 10 14 23 2 1 .209 .267 .262
Rick Ankiel 18 59 6 12 4 1 2 7 5 21 0 1 .203 .266 .407
Andrew Brown 6 15 2 3 0 0 1 2 2 5 0 0 .200 .294 .400
Ike Davis 51 173 15 29 3 0 5 16 17 61 0 0 .168 .245 .272
Anthony Recker 10 25 1 4 2 0 1 3 4 13 0 0 .160 .267 .360
Collin Cowgill 19 51 6 8 1 0 2 8 1 13 0 0 .157 .173 .294
Juan Lagares 25 48 2 7 2 0 1 2 2 14 0 0 .146 .180 .250
Matt Harvey 12 24 1 3 1 0 0 1 0 9 0 0 .125 .125 .167
Kirk Nieuwenhuis 13 16 2 2 1 0 0 1 1 8 0 0 .125 .176 .188
Dillon Gee 11 15 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 5 0 0 .067 .176 .067
Jeremy Hefner 11 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Aaron Laffey 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Collin McHugh 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Jeurys Familia 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
LaTroy Hawkins 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Josh Edgin 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Greg Burke 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Bobby Parnell 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Scott Rice 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Brandon Lyon 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Scott Atchison 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Robert Carson 11 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 1.000 .000

Pitching

W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
Bobby Parnell 4-1 24 0 0 0 9 2 24.1 14 5 5 0 7 23 1.85 .86
Matt Harvey 5-0 12 12 0 0 0 0 83.0 57 20 20 4 19 89 2.17 .92
Jeurys Familia 0-0 8 0 0 0 1 0 10.1 10 4 4 2 7 7 3.48 1.65
Brandon Lyon 2-2 25 0 0 0 0 2 22.0 22 10 9 2 5 18 3.68 1.23
Scott Rice 3-4 32 0 0 0 0 1 27.0 18 13 12 0 18 22 4.00 1.33
Greg Burke 0-1 16 0 0 0 0 0 15.2 17 11 7 0 5 14 4.02 1.40
Jon Niese 3-5 11 11 0 0 0 0 61.1 69 37 30 5 28 35 4.40 1.58
LaTroy Hawkins 1-0 24 0 0 0 0 2 24.1 32 15 12 4 4 21 4.44 1.48
Scott Atchison 0-0 19 0 0 0 0 0 18.0 20 11 9 1 6 6 4.50 1.44
Jeremy Hefner 1-5 11 10 0 0 0 0 57.0 54 30 30 10 20 42 4.74 1.30
Dillon Gee 3-6 11 11 0 0 0 0 57.0 73 37 36 9 17 49 5.68 1.58
Shaun Marcum 0-6 8 7 0 0 0 0 41.0 46 27 26 3 10 36 5.71 1.37
Aaron Laffey 0-0 4 2 0 0 0 0 10.0 16 8 8 1 5 9 7.20 2.10
Robert Carson 0-0 11 0 0 0 0 0 16.0 18 17 16 7 6 7 9.00 1.50
Josh Edgin 0-1 11 0 0 0 0 1 9.1 13 10 10 1 4 10 9.64 1.82
Collin McHugh 0-1 3 1 0 0 0 0 7.0 12 8 8 2 3 3 10.29 2.14


New York Mets Injuries

Probable

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Jon Niese shoulder 06/03/2013

15-Day

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Jeurys Familia biceps 05/09/2013
Ruben Tejada quadriceps 05/30/2013
Scott Atchison elbow 05/14/2013

60 Day DL / Out for the season

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Johan Santana shoulder 03/22/2013
Jenrry Mejia elbow 03/22/2013
Frank Francisco elbow 04/01/2013



NL East Standings

W L PCT GB STRK
Atlanta 35 22 .614 0 Won 3
Washington 28 29 .491 7 Lost 2
Philadelphia 28 30 .482 7.5 Won 2
New York 22 32 .407 11.5 Lost 3
Miami 16 42 .275 19.5 Lost 1

(updated 6.4.2013 at 3:08 PM EDT)



Projected Mets Lineup (via MLB Depth Charts)
SS Omar Quintanilla
2B Daniel Murphy
3B David Wright
LF Lucas Duda
RF Marlon Byrd
1B Ike Davis
C John Buck
CF Rick Ankiel vs RHP

BENCH
C Anthony Recker
1B/OF Mike Baxter
IF/OF Justin Turner
IF/OF Jordany Valdespin
OF Juan Lagares vs LHP

BULLPEN
RHP Bobby Parnell
RHP Brandon Lyon
RHP LaTroy Hawkins
LHP Scott Rice
RHP Greg Burke
LHP Robert Carson

HITTER TO WATCH
Ike Davis

Davis hit 32 home runs last season which took away some attention from his struggles. This year, he has no such luck. He has homered only once in his last 30 days. To put that into perspective, Rick Ankiel has two home runs over the same span with seven less games and about 25 less at bats. Omar Quintanilla has one homerun this season - in only 14 at bats. His .168/.245/.272 line has people wondering if or when he will be demoted to the minor leagues and his .169/.216/.229 last 30 days doesn't make you think he's turning it around.

PITCHER TO WATCH
Dillon Gee

Gee has faced the Nationals once this year. He allowed no runs in that start on April 21. In his last 10 starts, that is only one of his four starts in which he allowed less than four runs. The others were May 9 vs Pittsburgh and May 19 against the Cubs. He is coming off of the fourth, a great start against the Yankees that saw him strike out 12. In a year for Gee that is very much feast of famine, it will be interesting if the Nationals have more answers for him than they did in his first start against them.

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