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- Maine had another excellent start Sunday against the Marlins, allowing three hits in six scoreless innings before leaving the game because of a stomach virus. Maine now has allowed three earned runs or fewer in five of his six, most recent starts and has yielded just one run on seven hits in his last 12 innings. That includes his last start against the Nationals, in which he allowed a run on four hits in six innings en route to his fourth victory. Maine has a 6-2 record and 4.04 ERA in 10 career starts against the Nationals He never has pitched in Nationals Park.
- Maine, who has settled down for the Mets after struggling early, looks to win his fifth straight start against the lowly Nationals on Saturday night in the middle game of this series.
- Maine faced Washington on May 25, yielding one run and four hits in six innings as New York won 5-2. He has a 1.52 ERA and a .143 opponentsâ€™ batting average in four straight wins against the Nationals, and is 7-2 with a 3.79 ERA in 11 career starts against them.
- Maineâ€™s last outing against Washington was another strong performance after going 0-2 with a 7.47 ERA in his first three starts. Heâ€™s 3-1 with a 2.40 ERA in his last five games.
- Per Adam Rubin-Beltrans reply to Adam LaRoche’s comment: “What I said was in a way, as a team, we all should feel embarrassed,” Beltran said Saturday afternoon. “Being honest, I don’t care what he said. I believe we’re a better team than them. I don’t care what he said. I know that we could have won the first game, and there’s no excuse. If we would have won that one, I tell you we would have won one or two more. There’s no doubt.” As for the no-class allegation, Beltran continued: “I don’t care what he says. I say the way I feel. This is how I feel about the team that day. If he said that, I don’t agree with him. I’ve got class. And I’ve got what he said that I don’t have.”
Emil Brown RF
Carlos Beltran CF
Gary Sheffield LF
David Wright 3B
Fernando Tatis 1B
Omir Santos C
Wilson Valdez SS
John Maine RHP
- Lannan allowed three runs in five innings, with seven strikeouts, in Sunday’s 4-2 loss to the Phillies, but it was the four walks that were bothering him after the game. Lannan has walked eight batters in his past 10 innings. “Strikeouts, I don’t care about. Walks, I care about. I shouldn’t be walking that many guys,” he said. In his past nine starts, Lannan has a 3.23 ERA with five quality starts.
- John Lannan has a 7.20 ERA in losing his last two outings.
- Lannan matched up with Maine last month, surrendering five runs and eight hits in five innings. Heâ€™s 1-3 with a 5.79 ERA in six starts versus New York.
- Washingtonâ€™s lineup, meanwhile, has scored just one run in each of its last three contests. Right fielder Austin Kearns is batting .167 (9 for 54) with no RBIs in his last 19 games.
- Washingtonâ€™s bullpen, which has a 5.74 ERA, stumbled late Friday with Joel Hanrahan giving up a tie-breaking two-run double to David Wright in the 10th inning.
Nick Johnson 1B
Ryan Zimmerman 3B
Adam Dunn LF
Elijah Dukes RF
Willie Harris CF
Anderson Hernandez 2B
Wil Nieves C
John Lannan LHP
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