Saturday’s Pitching Preview (Game 1) 6/19

The 35-27 New York Mets will play the second of a four-game set against the 31-35 Washington Nationals. After winning the series (3-1) against the Cubs at Citi, the Mets lost the opener to the Nationals down in Washington.

Tonight’s contest will feature a couple starting pitchers that possess losing records. The Mets plan to send left-hander David Peterson to the hill, making his 13th appearance of the season. The Denver, Colorado native is 2-5 with a 5.60 ERA and 56 K’s in 53.0 innings pitched.

Peterson’s last outing came against the Cubs back at Citi Field, and was a gem. He went on to throw 6.0 scoreless innings as he only gave up one hit and two walks. A great bounce back from the lefty, as his last couple of starts before that were short.

The Washington Nationals will have 28-year old righty Joe Ross on the mound, a former first round pick with the San Diego Padres. In his last start, Ross pitched eight scoreless innings against the San Francisco Giants while striking out nine and also picking up his third win of the year.

Ross, so far is having a mediocre season, pitching to a 4.19 ERA while owning a 3-6 record. The Berkeley, California native has also struck out 60 batters in 62.1 innings pitched, so far this season.

First pitch is scheduled for 1:05 PM EST and will be televised locally on WPIX.

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