New York hosts Washington for home opener
Washington Nationals (2-3, fourth in the NL East) vs. New York Mets (5-1, first in the NL East)
Flushing, Queens; Thursday, 1 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Nationals: Stephen Strasburg (0-0, 6.00 ERA) Mets: Noah Syndergaard (0-0, 6.00 ERA)
LINE: Mets favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 6 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: New York hosts Washington for the 2019 home opener.
The Mets went 40-36 in division games in 2018. New York pitchers had a WHIP of 1.27 last season while striking out 8.9 hitters per game.
The Nationals went 41-35 in division games in 2018. Washington averaged 8.7 hits per game last season, batting .254 as a team. The Mets won the season series 11-8 in 2018.