Friday, 21st April,
7:10 PM EDT
Tanner Roark, RH (2-0, 3.50) - Washington Nationals
Matt Harvey, RH (2-0, 2.45) - New York Mets
NATIONALS: Roark has had success in his young career on the road at Citi Field. In eight games (five starts), he is 3-1 with a 2.08 ERA. He is coming off his best start of the year last time out, with seven innings of two-run ball.
METS: As Harvey pitched through numbness in his hand last season, no team made him pay more than the Nationals. Harvey went 0-3 in three starts versus Washington, allowing 15 runs in 11 1/3 innings. This will be his first start against them since June 28.
Saturday, 22nd April,
4:10 PM EDT
Gio Gonzalez, LH (1-0, 1.33) - Washington Nationals
Jacob deGrom, RH (0-0, 1.89) - New York Mets
NATIONALS: Gonzalez is off to another fast start to the season after his first three outings, in which he has pitched efficiently and limited walks. In his last start, against the Phillies, he pitched into the eighth inning for the first time since 2015.
METS: Pity Jacob deGrom, who is 0-0 despite posting a 1.89 ERA over his first three starts. In his last one, deGrom was brilliant, matching his career high with 13 strikeouts, only to watch from the dugout as the bullpen blew his lead.
Sunday, 23rd April,
8:05 PM EDT
Max Scherzer, RH (2-1, 1.37) - Washington Nationals
Zack Wheeler, RH (1-1, 5.52) - New York Mets
NATIONALS: On his way to securing the National League Cy Young Award in 2016, Scherzer dominated the Mets. In three starts against the Nats' division rival, he allowed two earned runs in 20 2/3 innings, with 29 strikeouts and just six walks.
METS: Through three starts, there has been no question about the quality of Wheeler’s arsenal. Wheeler’s problem has been efficiency; he needed 99 pitches to complete five innings last time out, and has yet to go longer than 5 2/3.