New York Mets Series Preview vs. Washington Nationals April 6th-9th

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New York Mets Series Preview: First Series Of Season Against Washington Nationals

Aug 7, 2014; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche (25) slides in safe past New York Mets catcher Anthony Recker (20) scoring his second run of the game off an Ian Desmond hit at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: H.Darr Beiser-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Mets will be kicking off their 2015 season on the road against the reigning NL East Division champion Washington Nationals. The Mets have high hopes for this season, and if they are to realize them, the Nationals are one team that they are going to have to play well against. It will be a tall task overtaking the loaded Nationals for the NL East crown, but if they can pick up some wins against them during the season their outlook for the playoffs can be improved.

Here are the probable starters for the three-game series to start the season between the Mets and Nationals:

Monday, April 6th: Bartolo Colon (0-0, – ERA) vs. Max Scherzer (0-0, – ERA)
Wednesday, April 8th: Jacob deGrom (0-0, – ERA) vs. Jordan Zimmermann (0-0, – ERA)
Thursday, April 9th: Matt Harvey (0-0, – ERA) vs. Stephen Strasburg (0-0, – ERA)

As you can see from the probable starters, the Mets have a strong rotation and the Nationals still probably top them there. Colon will be setting a franchise record as the oldest Opening Day starter in the history of the Mets, while the Nationals will not waste any time showing off their new toy in Scherzer. The getaway game on Thursday will be the most anticipated of the series, as Harvey will be making his first regular season appearance since August of 2013. What better matchup than to face off against the former phenom Strasburg?

Opening Day is always one of the highlights of the baseball season. Everyone has a clean slate with playoff and World Series aspirations. It is easily one of the best days of the sports year for the most hardcore or even casual baseball fans. The series between the Mets and Nationals should be fun throughout the season.

For the first one of the year, here are a couple of things to look for and keep an eye on.

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