New York Mets vs Washington Nationals
Date and Time: Friday, August 13,2021 12:10 am
Venue: Citi Field – New York, NY
Prediction: Washington Nationals
New York will be trying to snap out of its long losing streak when it hosts Washington in a National League East battle on Thursday. The Nationals have traded most of their key players and have lost six of their last seven games. New York is now in third place in the NL East, so it is crucial for them to take care of business in this series.
Washington’s front office made their intentions clear at the trade deadline. They are focused on a rebuilding effort that does not include some of their key players. The Nationals dealt ace Max Scherzer, All-Star Trea Turner, outfielder Kyle Schwarber and utility man Josh Harrison.
New York has hit the skids and needs to find a way to turn things around quickly. The Mets have not won consecutive games since July 23 and have lost seven of their last eight games. They were swept at Philadelphia over the weekend in a series that turned the tide in the division.
Washington might have shipped most of its talent away, but Soto and Bell are as good as anyone that New York has healthy right now. The Nationals is in a nothing-to-lose position against a New York team facing a ton of pressure.