Nationals vs Mets: Harang Makes Mets Debut And Tries To Avoid A Four-Game Sweep


Nationals at Mets • 1:10 PM

Tanner Roark (5-0, 0.94) vs. Aaron Harang (5-11, 5.76)

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Starting Lineup

  1. Eric Young, Jr. – LF
  2. Juan Lagares – CF
  3. Daniel Murphy – 2B
  4. Lucas Duda – 1B
  5. Josh Satin – 3B
  6. Mike Baxter – RF
  7. Anthony Recker – C
  8. Ruben Tejada – SS
  9. Aaron Harang – RHP

The Mets are 23-30 since the All-Star break and 28-41 at home this season. Tanner Roark will start for the Nats on Thursday afternoon as the Mets try avoid a four-game sweep with Aaron Harang making his Mets debut.

Flores is still out with a sore ankle and d’Arnaud will get the day off. Tejada is now getting the lion’s share of starts at shortstop as Collins told reporters yesterday. Baxter with a rare start in right field as den Dekker also gets the day off.

Game Preview

The Mets just try to do something positive against the Nationals today as they try to look beyond the last several games. Today’s game will be the Mets debut of Aaron Harang, a player the Mets have been linked to multiple times over the years and now finally have. Aaron Harang was 5-11 for the Mariners over 22 games this season with a 5.76 ERA. Last year he made one start against the Nationals allowing 2 ER and 7 hits over 4.1 innings. The Nationals have the following numbers against him:

LaRoche 7-31, 3 2B, 3 HR
Tracy 4-20, 2B
Werth 3-16, 3B, HR
Zimmerman 5-14, 2 2B
Hairston 2-10, 2B
Desmond 2-7

Tanner Roark will get the start for the Nationals. He is 5-0 in his first 10 games and 1 start to his major league career pitching 28.2 innings with a 0.94 ERA. At the end of August he pitched 3.1 innings against the Mets walking 3, striking out 5 allowing one earned run. The Mets have the following numbers against Roark:

Duda 0-2
Murphy 1-2
Satin 1-1, 2B
Young 1-2

Lets Go Mets!

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