Mets' Taijuan Walker aims for bounce-back start against Nationals at 1:10 p.m.

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Taijuan Walker throws pitch in home whites third base view day game
Taijuan Walker throws pitch in home whites third base view day game

The Mets (8-8, tied first in NL East) are back at it against the Nationals (8-10, 1 GB in NL East) on Sunday at 1:10 p.m. at Citi Field.

Mets Notes

The Mets fell to the Nats, 7-1, on Saturday...Marcus Stroman allowed eight hits, but they were all singles. His ERA moved to 2.25 on the year thus far...Pete Alonso continues to hit well, going 2-for-3 in the loss...Michael Conforto also had his first big fly of the year, breaking a little slump in that department

Nationals

Mets

Josh Harrison, 2B

Brandon Nimmo, LF

Yadiel Hernandez, RF

Pete Alonso, 1B

Trea Turner, SS

Francisco Lindor, SS

Josh Bell, 1B

J.D. Davis, 3B

Kyle Schwarber, LF

Michael Conforto, RF

Starlin Castro, 3B

James McCann, C

Yan Gomes, C

Jonathan Villar, 2B

Victor Robles, CF

Albert Almora Jr., CF

Patrick Corbin, LHP

Taijuan Walker, RHP

Who is starting for the Mets?

Taijuan Walker (3.21 ERA, 1.43 WHIP), who struggled with command in his last start agains the Cubs. He gave up six free passes to Chicago's hitters, and ended up allowing two earned runs on just two hits. He also struck out seven.

Who is starting for the Nationals?

Patrick Corbin (10.95 ERA, 1.87 WHIP), who settled in against the Cardinals after getting shelled by the Diamondbacks in his second start of the season. Corbin allowed no runs on just four hits over six innings last week.

Upcoming Schedule

The Mets and Red Sox will begin a series on Tuesday at Citi Field.

David Peterson (6.75 ERA, 1.35 WHIP) will go for the Mets against Garrett Richards (6.48 ERA, 1.86 WHIP).