National League Preview from The Sports Network|
Tuesday, April 10th
(All times Eastern)
Washington Nationals (2-2) at New York Mets (4-0), 7:10 p.m.
Probable Starting Pitchers: Washington - Ross Detwiler (0-0, 0.00)
New York - Dillon Gee (0-0, 0.00)
(Sports Network) - Texas-born right-hander Dillon Gee makes the first start of
his second full-time season with the New York Mets tonight when they host the
Washington Nationals in the second of three games at Citi Field.
The Mets improved to 4-0 on the season in the series opener on Monday, when
Daniel Murphy's RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning yielded a 4-3
It's the first time New York has won its initial four games since 2007.
Jon Rauch (1-0) tossed two scoreless innings to earn the win. Starter Mike
Pelfrey gave up three runs on 10 hits and a walk while tying his career-high
with eight strikeouts through 5 2/3 innings.
Washington's Henry Rodriguez (0-1) gave up the deciding run after a costly
throwing error to suffer the loss.
Gee, who'll turn 26 later this month, was 2-2 in five starts with the Mets in
2010, but became a full-time starter last season and won 13 of 19 decisions
across 30 appearances with a 4.43 earned run average in 160 2/3 innings.
Gee allowed 150 hits and struck out 114 batters for the Mets while allowing 79
earned runs and walking 71.
The former 21st-round pick in 2007 has made five career starts against
Washington, winning all three decisions with a 3.09 ERA in 32 innings.
The Nationals counter with 26-year-old lefty Ross Detwiler, who'll face the
Mets for the sixth time and make his fourth start against them. He is 1-1
with a hold and a 4.50 ERA in 18 innings against them while allowing 19 hits
and striking out nine.
Detwiler, the sixth overall pick in the 2007 draft, made one appearance with
Washington in 2007, was 1-6 in 15 games in 2009, won once in four decisions in
2010 and went 4-5 in 15 games - 10 appearances - in 2011.
In 172 1/3 career innings, Detwiler has allowed 184 hits, struck out 102
batters and walked 67.
Washington was 10-8 against the Mets last season.
04/10 10:35:48 ET