Washington (9-8) at New York (9-8)

  • Game info: 1:10 pm EDT Sat Apr 23, 2005
  • TV: WPIX
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Cliff Floyd is providing the New York Mets with offensive consistency.

Floyd will look to continue his solid start to the season when the Mets play the middle game of their series with the visiting Washington Nationals.

Floyd hit his fourth home run and drove in two of the Mets’ runs in Friday’s 3-1 win over the Nationals.

The veteran outfielder has hit safely in nine straight games, batting .343 (12-for-35) with three homers and 11 RBIs in that span.

The Nationals continued their struggles on offense Friday as they failed to score more than three runs for the fourth straight game.

Their inability to produce runs has also hurt Saturday’s starter, Tomo Ohka. The Japanese right-hander is just 1-2 despite allowing only nine earned runs in his first three starts this season.

In a 9-4 loss to Florida on Monday, Ohka gave up three earned runs and six hits over five innings.

However, Ohka also deserves some of the blame for his losing record as he’s walked 12 and struck out just six in 17 innings.

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T. Ohka TOR vs. J. Seo TB
11-9 Record 8-2
4.04 ERA 2.59
98 K 59
55 BB 16
1.35 WHIP 1.11