Game 69 lineups: Nats at Mets

NEW YORK - The Nationals turn to right-hander Joe Ross as they look for the four-game sweep of division-rival New York Mets. Ross has been the beneficiary of 85 runs in his eight starts this season. He has enjoyed an average of 11.34 runs of support per game.

Joe-Ross-throwing-gray-sidebar.jpgThe Mets go to right-hander Jacob deGrom to salvage the final game of the series. He is 5-3 with a 4.33 ERA.

Right-hander A.J. Cole is available after right-hander Shawn Kelley was put on the disabled list with a right trapezius strain.

The Nationals have won six in a row and 10 of their last 12 games at Citi Field. Since 2009 when Citi Field opened, the Nats are 54-28 (.659) against the Mets here. The Nationals are 24-12 with a .657 road record in 2017, third-best in Major League Baseball.

Second baseman Daniel Murphy has reached base in 28 straight games against his former team. He is hitting .396 with nine doubles, one triple, eight homers, 29 RBI, 11 walks and 21 runs scored.

The Nationals head to Miami after today’s game while the Mets begin an arduous 11-day, 10-game road trip to the West and then back to Miami.

WASHINGTON NATIONALS at NEW YORK METS
Where: Citi Field
Gametime: 1:10 p.m. EDT
TV: MASN, WUSA-TV 9, MLB.tv
Radio: 106.7 FM, 1500 AM, XM 184/Internet (Nationals broadcast) 869, MLB.com
Weather: Mostly Cloudy, 80 degrees, 15 percent chance of rain, wind 13 mph in from left field

NATIONALS (42-26)
SS Trea Turner
LF Brian Goodwin
RF Bryce Harper
1B Ryan Zimmerman
2B Daniel Murphy
3B Anthony Rendon
C Matt Wieters
CF Michael A. Taylor
RHP Joe Ross

METS (30-37)
CF Michael Conforto
SS José Reyes
RF Jay Bruce
2B Wilmer Flores
1B Lucas Duda
LF Curtis Granderson
3B T.J. Rivera
C Travis d’Arnaud
RHP Jacob deGrom

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