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Nationals, Mets renew rivalry at Citi Field

NEW YORK -- The standings tell the story of the divergent paths taken this season by the Washington Nationals and New York Mets, the two teams that were expected to battle each other all season for the National League East crown. But the Nationals and host Mets will get more reminders Friday night, when they square off in the opener of a three-game series at Citi Field.

Washington's Edwin Jackson (5-6, 4.77 ERA in 11 starts with the Nationals) will oppose New York's Robert Gsellman (7-7, 5.22 ERA) in a matchup of right-handers who have experienced different results while being thrust into bigger roles than expected because of injuries to more established members of their respective rotations.

Both teams are coming off losses in their most recent games. The NL East champion Nationals fell to the host Atlanta Braves 3-2 on Thursday night. Washington (92-60) is 4 1/2 games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers in the race for the No. 1 seed in the NL.

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Leaders
AVG: A. Cabrera.276
HR: M. Conforto27
RBI: M. Conforto68
SB: J. Reyes22
W: J. deGrom15
ERA: J. deGrom3.55
Saves: A. Ramos20
K: J. deGrom228
NL East
TeamWLPctGB
X-Washington 9260.605-
Miami 7280.47420
Atlanta 6883.45023.5
NY Mets 6587.42827
Philadelphia 6192.39931.5
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General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .251 (19)
Runs: 698 (19)
Hits: 1299 (20)
Home Runs: 215 (7)
Stolen Bases: 53 (28)
OBP: .320 (20)
SLG: .438 (9)
Total Bases: 2267 (9)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 5.05 (28)
Runs Allowed: 814 (28)
Saves: 31 (24)
Strikeouts: 1293 (10)
OpBA: .275 (29)
OBP: .347 (29)
SLG: .450 (25)
Run Support: 4.68 (19)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
9/12 T. Nido Called Up from Minors
9/8 P. Evans Purchased From Minors
9/8 S. Matz Transferred to 60-Day DL (Ulnar nerve irritation, left elbow)
9/6 R. Gsellman Called Up from Minors
9/5 K. McGowan Called Up from Minors
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Injuries
Date Player Status
9/20 J. Lagares Thumb soreness (day-to-day)
9/2 W. Flores Face (day-to-day)
8/26 Y. Céspedes Right hamstring strain (on 10-day DL)
8/25 M. Conforto Dislocated left shoulder (on 10-day DL)
8/19 S. Matz Ulnar nerve irritation, left elbow (on 60-day DL)
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