Nationals (40-40) vs Mets (33-44)
LHP Gio Gonzalez (4-3, 3.31) vs RHP Zack Wheeler (1-0, 3.18)
Eric Young Jr., lf
Daniel Murphy, 2b
David Wright, 3b
Marlon Byrd, rf
Josh Satin, 1b
John Buck, c
Juan Lagares, cf
Omar Quintanilla, ss
Zack Wheeler, rhp
Dillon Gee limited the Nationals to one run in six innings as the Mets won, 5-1, Saturday at Citi Field. Gee has a 2.48 ERA over his past six starts. He is 3-0 this season and 6-1 in his career against Washington.
Marlon Byrd continued his hot streak as he went 1-for-3 and scored two runs. Byrd now has 40 RBIs, which is second on the Mets. He reached base four times Saturday, including twice on errors, and was hit by a pitch. His RBI single in the sixth inning put the Mets up 5-1.
Eric Young Jr. is in the midst of an eight-game hitting streak, matching his career high. He is hitting .400 (14-for-35) with four doubles, five runs scored and six RBIs during that stretch.
Zack Wheeler tossed six scoreless innings...