Game Preview: Washington Nationals at New York Mets

Stephen Strasburg passes Steve Rogers for franchise strikeout record

Stephen Strasburg passes Steve Rogers for franchise strikeout record

J.D. Davis' sacrifice fly in the eighth inning Saturday night capped another comeback win for the scorching New York Mets, who beat the visiting Washington Nationals, 3-2. Todd Frazier got them back in the game with a tying 3-run home run. He got one out, intentionally walked slugger Pete Alonso, and then Davis hit a drive to deep right field that brought in newcomer Joe Panik for the tiebreaking run.

FYI, the race in the NL East is SUPER tight now. with the Braves, Nationals, Mets and Phillies all only separated by 9 games! "He's very poised, he goes out there and he's getting pitches to hit". This was the third baseman's first four-hit showing in what has been a lovely season to date.

Luis Guillorme picked a ideal time for his first big league homer - a tying shot leading off the eighth - J.D. Davis added a go-ahead sacrifice fly and the New York Mets worked their magic again, beating the Washington Nationals 4-3 Saturday night for their eighth straight victory. First pitch for the contest is scheduled for 7:10 Citi Field. Soto's first-inning drive quickly quieted things down. He struck out eight over six innings. Syndergaard was excellent in his last start, allowing one run in seven innings to defeat the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday.

Callaway said after the loss - which snapped New York's eight-game winning streak - the team had no plans to cut back on Diaz's workload. NY started this eight-game run that day. Manager Dave Martinez said the team would see how the three-time Cy Young Award victor feels after that test before determining what comes next in Scherzer's recovery. The under is also 4-0 in DeSclafani's last four starts versus the Nationals and is 4-1 in his last fie road starts overall.