Series Preview: New York Mets at Washington Nationals
Tomorrow, the New York Mets open up the season in Nationals Park, to take on the Washington Nationals. This might be the first series of the season, but it is a very crucial one. The Mets had terrible luck against the Nationals in 2014, they were losers of over 75% of contests against Washington. Lucky for the Mets, they will not be playing the 2014 Nationals. Tomorrow, the Nationals will come to battle without Anthony Rendon, Jayson Werth and Denard Span. The Nationals also lost Adam LaRoche, one of their most productive hitters.
Monday: Game 1- Bartolo Colon vs Max Scherzer
Wednesday: Game 2- Jacob deGrom vs Jordan Zimmerman
Thursday: Game 3- Matt Harvey vs Stephen Strasburg
Thoughts from Niko Goutakolis:
This is a very important series psychologically for the Mets. Winning two out of three would be a great boost to start the season, and sweep would be huge. The Mets are set up better than Washington right now, and with a win tomorrow, the have Jacob deGrom and Matt Harvey set up for games 2 and 3, win one of those and you’ve won two out of three. I honestly believe that as far as Opening Day’s go, tomorrow is the most crucial.