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The Mets are now chasing second place in the NL East. Can they stop the slide?

It’s Tuesday and the Mets have a game. If you’re looking for a sliver lining, at least they didn’t lose yesterday (they were off).

The Mets have won only two of their last ten and were weekend victims of a three-game sweep in Philadelphia. What was once a team atop the National League East is now in third place in the division, 2.5 games back.

Can the Mets at least gain some ground during a home series against the Nationals? After Washington sold at the deadline, one would hope the Mets have an advantage but fans know this team isn’t taking advantage of anything right now.

We’ll see if the Mets can get a desperately-needed win on Tuesday night at home.

Game Info

Washington Nationals (50-62) @ New York Mets (56-55)
Tuesday, August 10, 2021 — 7:10 PM EDT
Radio: WCBS 880, WQBU 92.7

Pitching Matchup

Nationals: Paolo Espino (3-3, 3.66 ERA)
Mets: Carlos Carrasco (0-0, 3.24 ERA)


  • Mets Total Runs: Over-4.5 (-130), Under-4.5 (+100)
  • Nationals Total Runs: Over-3.5 (+115), Under-3.5 (-145)
  • Team to Score First and Win: Mets (+105), Nationals (+310)
  • Team to Score First and Lose: Mets (+750), Nationals (+255)
  • Both Teams to Score: Yes (-1000), No (+525)
  • Extra Innings: Yes (+800), No (-1400)

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Nationals Lineup

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Tab has written about MLB, the NHL and the NFL for more than a decade for publications including The Fourth Period, Bleacher Report and La Vida Baseball. He is the author of two books about the Chicago Blackhawks and has been credentialed for the MLB All-Star Game and postseason and multiple Stanley Cup Finals. He is the co-host of the Line Drive Radio podcast.