National League Preview from The Sports Network|
Sunday, July 28th
(All times Eastern)
New York Mets (46-55) at Washington Nationals (51-54), 1:35 p.m.
Probable Starting Pitchers: New York - Carlos Torres (1-1, 0.94)
Washington - Taylor Jordan (0-3, 3.68)
(Sports Network) - A pair of young promising pitchers meet this afternoon when
Carlos Torres leads the New York Mets against Taylor Jordan and the Washington
Nationals in the finale of a four-game series at Nationals Park.
Torres hasn't lost either of his two starts this season for the Mets. The 20-
year-old right-hander will try to follow a solid performance against Atlanta
on Tuesday when he limited the Braves to a run over six innings in a 4-1
Torres started his time with the Mets this season with 10 consecutive relief
efforts, but he was thrown into what is now a six-man rotation so the team can
limit the innings pitched by Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler for the long haul
this year. This will mark his first career start against the Nationals.
Jordan has yet to win in five career big league starts. The 24-year-old righty
is coming off a 5-1 loss to the Pirates on Tuesday. He allowed nine hits and
five runs -- four earned -- over 7 2/3 innings.
Jordan's major league debut came against the Mets at Citi Field on June 29
when he suffered a 5-1 defeat. Jordan yielded five hits and three runs -- one
earned -- over 4 1/3 frames.
After losing 11-0 Friday afternoon in the first portion of a doubleheader, the
Nationals have held the Mets to a run in each of the last two games, both
On Saturday, Ian Desmond and Denard Span smacked back-to-back home runs in the
second to back a solid start from Dan Haren in a 4-1 final.
Bryce Harper added a two-run homer in the third to provide more than run
support for Haren (5-11), who held the Mets to one run on three hits while
striking out six over seven frames to snap a lengthy 11-start winless skid.
Haren, who hadn't won since May 9, added a double and a run scored in the
victory, Washington's third in its last four games.
"It feels great," Haren said of snapping his skid. "It's obviously been a long
time to have that winning feeling after a game."
New York starter Dillon Gee (7-8) entered the contest looking to extend his
six-start unbeaten streak, but was tagged for four runs on six hits --
including three home runs -- over seven innings to absorb the loss.
"They're a very good team with really good hitters and they're going to make
you pay when you make mistakes like that," Gee said of the Nats. "The damage
was done early and there's nothing I can do about it."
David Wright recorded two of New York's four hits and knocked in the lone run.
Washington leads the season series, 6-5.
07/28 10:26:29 ET