When it comes to regular season match ups, tonight is the best you can get. In one corner you have Max Scherzer. Last year he no-hit the Mets and is going into tonight coming off a 20 strike out gem of a game. In the other corner you have Noah Syndergaard. The young stud has 55 strike outs and just 9 walks in 46 innings of work this season.
Scherzer’s main bugaboo this year has been giving up the long ball. He’s surrendered 11 HRs in 8 starts, and has only gone 2 of those 8 starts without allowing at least 1 HR. This is a point of concern tonight because the Mets have been hitting the cover off the ball, as they are 4th in the majors in dingers with 53 (Baltimore is first with 55, so not that far behind).
The Nats offense will try to take Noah off his game. We know Syndergaard will look to challenge Bryce, as well as the .400 hitting Daniel Murphy, who is returning to New York for the first time since leading the Mets to the World Series.
With the Nats currently leading the NL East by a game and a half, baseball in May doesn’t get much better than this