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What better than a Labor Day matinee?

The Mets’ six-game win streak last week made them at least a little more interesting in the National League East race.

On Monday, they finish a wrap-around weekend set with the Nationals before three games in Miami against the Marlins — another opportunity to make a dent in the division standings.

This is a big week for the Mets. Their lineup is healthy and hitting the ball; both El Mago and Mr. Smile are hitting the ball with authority and the pitching has, more times than not, been good enough to earn a W thus far in September.

Let’s keep the good times rolling and see if the Mets can climb back into this thing!


Game Info

New York Mets (69-68) @ Washington Nationals (56-80)
Monday, September 6, 2021 — 1:05 PM EDT
TV: SNY
Radio: WCBS 880, WQBU 92.7

Pitching Matchup

Nationals: Patrick Corbin (7-14, 6.26 ERA)
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Mets: Trevor Williams (4-2, 4.27 ERA)

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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.