Nationals @ Mets: Game Preview (7/24)

DC Sports Nexus ---- Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Nationals vs Mets
7:10 PM Citi Field

Story Lines:
  • The Mets look to break a 4 game losing streak tonight behind R.A. Dickey.
  • The Nats look to extend into a 4 game winning streak tonight behind Gio Gonzalez.
  • Gio and Dickey faced off July 19th, with Dickey winning the matchup.
Pitching Match Up:
  • Gio Gonzalez
    • 12-5 with a 3.32 ERA.
    • Last time facing the Mets, he went 3.1 innings and gave up 6 runs.
    • Has given up the fewest homeruns (6) and the most walks (45) out of the Nats starters.
  • R.A. Dickey
    • 13-1 with a 2.84 ERA.
    • Last time facing the Nats, he went 7.1 innings and gave up 3 runs.
    • Has given up 3 runs in 14.2 innings faced against the Nats this season.
Who to Watch:
  • Bryce Harper
    • Came through big time with his bat in yesterday's 10 inning win.
    • Batting .000 with 3 strikeouts against Dickey lifetime.
    • Hitting .333 in his last 4 games against the NY Mets.
  • David Wright
    • Batting 1.000 with a homerun lifetime against Gio.
    • Hit 2 homeruns on July 19th against the Nats.
    • Hitting .471 in his last 4 games against the Nationals.
Keys to the Game:
  1. Patience at the Plate.  Dickey had to come in for a relief appearance during the last series, meaning he wont be as rested tonight.  Let him throw a lot of pitches.
  2. Stay Away Wright.  David Wright was outstanding the last series against the Nats, and his homerun last night shows he doesn't plan on slowing down.
  3. G-G-Gio Time.  He hasn't looked quite the same since the All Star Break.  Time for him to get back on track.

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