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Probable Pitchers

New York Mets @ Washington Nationals

, Nationals Park
Logan Verrett, RHP
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With Steven Matz battling a bone spur in his elbow, Logan Verrett will step in to make his fifth spot start of the season. He’s had two good ones and two bad ones filling in for various pitchers, posting a 5.79 ERA overall in those games.

Max Scherzer, RHP
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Since he joined the Nationals at the start of last season, Scherzer has posted a 2.00 ERA in five starts against the Mets, including an outing on May 17 this season when he allowed two runs in 6 1/3 innings with 10 strikeouts.

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Chicago Cubs @ New York Mets

, Citi Field
John Lackey, RHP
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Lackey struggled in his previous outing, his shortest of the season at 4 1/3 innings, when he gave up seven runs vs. the Marlins. He's 2-0 with a 1.98 ERA in four career starts against the Mets.

Steven Matz, LHP
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Matz complained of some elbow soreness following his June 12 loss to the Brewers, saying after his subsequent start that the joint has “been tight, but it’s fine.” Matz will put that to the test again at Nationals Park, where he is 1-0 this season.

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Chicago Cubs @ New York Mets

, Citi Field
Jason Hammel, RHP
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Hammel took the loss in his last start, although he pitched well, giving up two runs over six innings against the Marlins. He's 0-3 with a 4.91 ERA in five career starts vs. the Mets, and he lost to them last year in Game 4 of the NLCS.

Jacob deGrom, RHP
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Run support, not performance, has been deGrom’s issue. The Mets have gone 21 consecutive innings without scoring a run while deGrom has been in the game, and have plated a total of two for him over his last 35 innings. He has not won since April 30.

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Chicago Cubs @ New York Mets

, Citi Field
Jake Arrieta, RHP
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Arrieta's struggles continued vs. the Reds as he gave up a season-high five runs and five walks over five innings. Arrieta still has a 2.10 ERA, but he's walked 20 in his last 40 innings, and four of the five runs he allowed Monday reached on a walk.

Bartolo Colon, RHP
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Colon has only faced the Cubs once since joining the Mets, blanking them over seven innings of a game last July. But watch out for new Cubs hitters Ben Zobrist and Jason Heyward, who are a combined 15-for-31 off Colon with five home runs.

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Chicago Cubs @ New York Mets

, Citi Field
To Be Announced

To Be Announced

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