Mets @ Nationals: Game Preview (7/18)

DC Sports Nexus ---- Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Mets vs Nationals
7:05 PM Nationals Park

Story Lines:
  • It's gonna rain!
  • Zimmerman will get to a positive win-lose record with a win.
  • After a walk off, extra inning loss last night, the Mets will be out for revenge.
  • Sandy Leon may be returning as Solano did something to injure himself
Pitching Match Up:
  •  Chris Young
    • 2-3 with a 4.28 ERA.
    • Has only started 7 games this season.
    • Last time against he Nats he surrendered 2 runs on 6 hits in 5.0 innings.
  • Jordan Zimmermann
    • 6-6 with a 2.48 ERA.
    • Has pitched at least 6 innings in every start this season.
    • Last time against the Mets he surrenderd 2 runs on 5 hits in 6.0 innings.
Who to Watch:
  • Ruben Tejada
    • Batting .328 with 14 doubles on the year.
    • Has made a spectacular defensive plays this season.
    • Has a .000 lifetime batting average off Zimmermann.
  • Ryan Zimmerman
    • Scorer of the walk off run last night.
    • Batting .286 with 1 homerun against Young lifetime.
    • Had a 7 game hit streak ended last night.
Keys to Game:
  1. Do What You Do J-zimm.  Say it everytime he starts until it stops working.
  2. Don't Linger on Last Game.  The Mets will be looking for revenge, don't rest on last night's exciting victory.
  3. Hit a Home Run.  Young has not won a game this season where he has given up a homerun.

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