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About New York Mets vs. Washington Nationals

There are quite a few similarities between the New York Mets and the Washington Nationals. For starters, both teams are members of the National League (NL) East Division. Both franchises were established in the 1960s and they’ve have won their division a number of times. Another common factor that joins these two baseball teams together is their competitiveness. According to all the leading sports journals, the 2017 MLB season has the makings of a New York Mets and Washington Nationals rivalry. The reason behind this prediction is the National League East Division title. The Washington Nationals won the NL East Division in 2014, however in 2015 it was the New York Mets who topped the division. 2016 was the year when the Nationals came back and won their division again. To get an idea of how intense the rivalry between these two teams is, here are a couple of unforgettable games.

Nationals Mets – Unforgettable Games/Moments

August 1, 2015 – With the Nationals looking to win another division title, the New York Mets gave the defending division champions a surprise. Intentionally walking Cespedes in the eighth innings, the Nationals took their chance with Lucas Duda. Hitting a tie breaking double, Duda showed the Mets lineup was a little hard to get through than the Nationals had expected.

Bloody Sunday – April 30, 2017 was a bad day for the New York Mets. Taking advantage of Noah Syndergaard’s injury, the Washington Nationals set a franchise scoring record. Anthony Rendon had 10 RBI’s which included six hits and three homeruns. The Washington Nationals ran over the New York Mets 23-5 giving themselves a record their fans will remember for a long time.

Head to Head Record

The New York Mets were a good seven years early in establishing themselves in 1962. The Washington Nationals, on the other hand, didn’t play their first season till 1969. The Mets took advantage of the early start and secured two World Series titles, five NL Pennants and six East Division titles. The Washington Nationals have won four East Division titles with no World Series and no NL Pennants. Here is how the Washington Nationals have performed against the New York Mets.

Games Played Wins Losses Win %age Home Wins-Losses Away Wins-Losses
824 419 405 .508 208-198 211-207

Even though the Washington Nationals is a relatively younger team, it has a better record in terms of games won against their division rivals.

Mets & Nationals Notable Ball Players

The Washington Nationals have been fortunate to call Frank Robinson and Ivan Rodriguez as their Hall of Famers. Some of the other notable players from the Nationals include Livan Hernandez who has the distinction of being the first player to throw a pitch as a National in 2005. Other ball players include Alfonso Soriano, Bryce Harper, Ian Desmond, Jordan Zimmerman and Ryan Zimmerman. As far as the New York Mets are concerned, the list is equally long and impressive. Between Mike Piazza and Darryl Strawberry, the Mets have 762 home runs. Then there is Jerry Koosman’s 2,556 strikeouts and the greatest of them all Tom Seaver with an even more impressive 3,640 strikeouts. It is because of these ball players the city of New York is not known exclusively for the Yankees in the Bronx.

Catch Washington and New York in Action!

The National League East Division title hangs in the balance. It’ll be interesting to see how these two teams perform against each other. If you’re looking for New York Mets Vs Washington Nationals tickets, they are available here. To get the best seats, take a look at Nationals Park and Citi Field’s seating charts. Get the New York Mets and Washington Nationals schedule from here and score cheap New York Mets and Washington Nationals tickets before they sell out.

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