New York Mets Series Preview: Cespedes, Conforto & Co. Look To Make Statement In D.C.

Players to Watch

Daniel Murphy

Ex-Met and current MLB batting average leader (.387) Ted Williams Murphy cracked the spine of Harvey with a 2-run home run in the first inning of last weeks debacle, opening the flood gates for the rest of his team. He finished 4-for-11 with a double, homer, and 4 RBI in the series.

This time around, the Mets will look to stymie what has turned out to be a historic two month run to begin the season for Murph.

Yoenis Cespedes

If you didn’t know Cespy was an absolute monster at the dish, you probably live under a rock. Yo is on a roll. He’s leading the Bigs in home runs (14), second in slugging (.660) and first in the NL in RBI (35).

His 2-run homer in the Milwaukee series finals tied the game at four-a-piece in the 6th inning, and let the struggling Jacob deGrom off the hook in his worst start. Yo mashed the breaking ball at his knees into the seats in left with a one-handed swing, just sneaking it by the foul pole, and leaving many wondering how someone can be so damn powerful.

Lately, the Mets offense has relied considerably on he and Michael Conforto. The Mets go as Cespedes goes.