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    Joey Meneses leads the Washington Nationals (45-86) into a contest with the New York Mets (84-48) after his four-hit performance in a 7-5 win over the Athletics. The Mets are moneyline favorites (-279) in this game against the underdog Nationals (+229), which starts at 7:10 PM ET on Friday. New York’s David Peterson and Washington’s Josiah Gray will take the mound first.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Mets vs. Nationals

    • Game Day: Friday, September 2, 2022
    • Game Time: 7:10 PM ET
    • Location: Queens, New York
    • Stadium: Citi Field
    Mets vs Nationals Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Mets -279 8

    Mets Stats & Trends

    Mets Batting

    • The Mets rank 17th in MLB play with 132 total home runs.
    • The Mets’ .257 batting average is seventh-best in MLB.
    • The Mets rank third in the league with an on-base percentage of .328.
    • The Mets strike out 7.6 times per game to rank fifth in baseball.
    • The Mets average 0.9 homers per game when playing at home this season (62 total in home outings).
    • The Mets are slugging .397 with 2.6 extra-base hits per game at home.
    • At home this season the club averages 8.3 hits per game and is batting .255.

    Mets Key Batters

    • Pete Alonso leads New York with 132 hits, batting .269 this season with 54 extra-base hits.
    • Among qualified hitters in baseball, Alonso is 48th in batting average, 41st in on-base percentage, and 12th in slugging.
    • Francisco Lindor leads New York in slugging percentage (.445) thanks to 43 extra-base hits.
    • Among qualifying batters, Lindor is 48th in batting average, 41st in on-base percentage and 52nd in slugging percentage.
    • Lindor has picked up a hit in three games in a row. During his last five outings he is hitting .278 with a double, a walk and an RBI.
    • Starling Marte has 134 hits this season and has a slash line of .295/.350/.476.
    • Marte takes a three-game hitting streak into this matchup. During his last five outings he is hitting .400 with a double, two home runs, a walk and five RBI.
    • Brandon Nimmo has 12 home runs, 45 RBI and a batting average of .266 this season.
    • Nimmo has safely hit in three straight games. In his last five games he is hitting .350 with two doubles, a home run, a walk and three RBI.

    Nationals Stats & Trends

    Nationals Batting

    • The Nationals have hit just 111 homers this season, which ranks 27th in the league.
    • The Nationals’ .247 batting average ranks 12th in the league this season.
    • The Nationals have an on-base percentage of .312 this season, which ranks 17th in the league.
    • The Nationals are one of the most disciplined teams at the plate this season, ranking second with an average of 7.4 strikeouts per game.
    • In 62 games on the road this season, they’ve hit 46 homers, an average of 0.7 per contest.
    • In 62 road games this season, they’re slugging .371 with 149 hits going for extra bases.
    • They are averaging 8.6 base hits per game and batting .252 on the road this season.

    Nationals Key Batters

    • Nelson Cruz has accumulated an on-base percentage of .316, a team-high for the Nationals.
    • Including all qualifying hitters in the big leagues, Cruz is 115th in batting average, 97th in on-base percentage and 135th in slugging percentage.
    • Cruz takes a two-game hitting streak into this matchup. During his last five outings he is batting .235 with three walks and three RBI.
    • Cesar Hernandez is slugging .309 to pace his team.
    • Including all qualified hitters, Hernandez is 94th in batting average, 113th in on-base percentage and 141st in slugging percentage.
    • Keibert Ruiz has 21 doubles, six home runs and 28 walks while hitting .249.
    • Lane Thomas has 20 doubles, a triple, 14 home runs and 27 walks while hitting .240.

    Mets vs. Nationals Probable Pitchers

    Peterson Gray
    16 GS 23
    7-3 W-L 7-8
    3.21 ERA 4.67
    89.2 IP 123.1
    40 BB 53
    104 SO 140

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