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Tough News for Mets who are Set to take on Nationals

VIDEO: New York Mets Manager Luis Rojas and Washington Nationals Manager Davey Martinez share these thoughts with the media prior to the game on August 10

The New York Mets (7-9) are getting ready for a four game series against the Washington Nationals (4-7) today (Monday) at Citi Field. This Major League Baseball Season isn’t going to be easy on any of the MLB teams, especially considering at any point in time one of the players may opt out because of the health concerns surrounding the MLB.

Well one player decided to do just that today as pitcher Marcus Stroman announced that he will not play for the rest of the 2020 Season. Stroman is the second Met to decide to sit out the season due to COVID-19, as outfielder Yoenis Céspedes also made the difficult decision not to play this year.

It is a really difficult call for any of the players to make, as they themselves have family members to take care of. Major League Baseball is one of the few leagues that has decided to do a non-hub season, as the teams travel from City to City

Stroman has not had a chance to see time on the mound for New York, as the starter has also been dealing with a left calf tear. In his career Stroman holds a  51-47 record with a 3.76 ERA over six seasons for the Toronto Blue Jays and Mets.

So for now Mets fans will have to see what moves the team will make next to fill Stroman’s spot.

In the things to get cautiously excited about for New York Infielder Andrés Giménez is having himself a really impressive season holding a .333 average, to go along with a .371 OBP recording 11 hits, he has a team-high three stolen bases.  Giménez is one of the many reasons for Mets fans to get excited about the team, as it is just a matter of time before the rest of the offensive bats come to life.

New York  is currently getting ready to take on the reigning World Series Champions the Washington Nationals as they have righty Steven Matz (0-2, 5.65 ERA) taking on lefty Patrick Corbin (1-0, 3.00 ERA). The last time that Matz saw the Nationals they were able to frustrate the starter by pulling his pitches to the opposite field, it’ll be interesting to see what adjustments will be made in the game tonight. Meanwhile, for Corbin he was able to earn his first win of the season against the Mets.

Corbin in his outing against the Mets struck out eight batters but also gave up eight hits and three runs over 5 2/3 innings. The lefty holds a 4.48 ERA against New York. Having some success against the Nationals starter in the past was J.D. Davis and Michael Conforto who both have three hits each and Pete Alonso who has two hits.

The game between the Mets and the Nationals is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. with the game scheduled to air on the SNY Network in New York and the MASN Network for fans in the Maryland, Virginia and Washington D.C. area.

For more information on the New York Mets fans are encouraged to click on the link seen here:

https://www.mlb.com/mets/

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