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  W: T. Walker (1-1)   L: P. Corbin (0-3)
10:10 AM PT11:10 AM MT12:10 PM CT1:10 PM ET13:10 ET17:10 GMT1:10 10:10 AM MST12:10 PM EST12:40 PM VEN21:10 UAE11:10 AM CT, April 25, 2021
Citi Field, Flushing, New York  Attendance: 7,784

Nationals look to keep momentum against Mets

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Washington Nationals at New York Mets

  1. The clubs are set to meet for the first time in 2021 after the Nationals took the season series last year, 6-4. Since 2015, Washington has outscored New York in their head-to-head meetings by 91 runs, but has only a three-game edge (54 wins to 51).
  2. After scoring a total of seven runs in losses to the Diamondbacks and Cardinals on Sunday and Monday, Washington defeated the Redbirds on Tuesday and Wednesday despite scoring only four runs, winning by scores of 3-2 and 1-0. The Nats are 4-2 in one-run games, 3-7 in all other contests.
  3. The Mets were swept in a three-game series at Wrigley Field from Tuesday through Thursday, in which they scored eight runs and committed six errors. They entered the series having made just one error in their previous nine games.
  4. Trea Turner has produced 34 total bases this season, tied with the Dodgers' Corey Seager for the most among NL shortstops (based on primary position this season). Turner has multiple hits in five of his last eight games.
  5. Pete Alonso homered on both Wednesday and Thursday; those were his only hits in the series against the Cubs. Prior to those losses, the Mets had won 21 of the previous 23 games in which Alonso had gone deep.
  6. After giving up five earned runs in his first start this season, Erick Fedde has yielded only two earned runs in 9.2 innings since. The Mets are only eight games over .500 all-time (97-89) in Jacob deGrom's 186 career starts, though his ERA is 2.57.
Notes Applicable For Series Dates: 4/23/2021 thru 4/25/2021

The Washington Nationals needed just four pitches Saturday to begin forgetting about being on the wrong end of a dominant outing by Jacob deGrom less than 24 hours earlier.

On Sunday afternoon, the Nationals will aim to build on the momentum of Saturday's victory and win another series when they visit the New York Mets in the finale of a three-game set.

Left-hander Patrick Corbin (0-2, 10.95 ERA) is scheduled to oppose right-hander Taijuan Walker (0-1, 3.21 ERA).

The Nationals put together an efficient offensive attack Saturday afternoon, when Yadiel Hernandez had a pair of RBIs, including the first-inning sacrifice fly, that gave Washington a lead it never relinquished in a 7-1 win.

The Nationals, who had just two hits and struck out 15 times against deGrom in a 6-0 loss Friday night, had 10 hits Saturday -- all singles -- and put a runner on base in every inning but the sixth and ninth.

"Last night -- shake it off, you laugh it off, you shower off and you come back," said Josh Harrison, who singled on Marcus Stroman's second pitch and took third on right fielder Michael Conforto's error before scoring two pitches later on Hernandez's liner to left. "Still got an opportunity to win a series. (deGrom) threw well (Friday) night, but that had no effect on today and none on (Sunday)."

The Mets lapsed into familiar struggles Saturday, when deGrom wasn't around to spark the offense -- he generated Friday's first run with an RBI double in the fifth inning and finished 2-for-4 with a pair of runs scored -- nor keep the ball from being put into play.

Conforto's error was the 12th committed by the Mets, whose 16 games played are the fewest in the majors. So, too, are the 52 runs scored by New York, which entered Saturday with the third-highest on-base percentage in the NL (.330) but squandered a two-on, two-out situation in the first and stranded a pair of runners following Conforto's homer in the fourth.

"We are getting on base at a good rate," Mets manager Luis Rojas said. "We're not hitting with runners in scoring position as we should. We know that's going to get better."

Corbin recovered from a rough two-start stretch to open the season on Tuesday, when he didn't factor into the decision after allowing four hits over six scoreless innings in the Nationals' 3-2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals. The 31-year-old entered the outing with a 21.32 ERA.

Walker took the loss Tuesday, when he gave up three runs (two earned) over 3 2/3 innings as the Mets fell to the Chicago Cubs, 3-1. He didn't allow a hit until the fourth, when the Cubs chased him with two singles and three walks, all produced with two outs.

Corbin is 4-6 with a 4.25 ERA in 17 games (16 starts) against the Mets. Walker didn't factor into the decision in his lone career start against the Nationals on May 2, 2017, when he allowed three runs over 4 2/3 innings in the Arizona Diamondbacks' 6-3 victory.

--Field Level Media

Updated April 25, 2021

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