Game Preview From Nationals.com:
The Nationals try to win their second consecutive game as they take on the Mets at Robert F. Kennedy Stadium on Wednesday night.
Livan Hernandez will get the start for the Nationals. He is looking to win his 12th consecutive decision. Hernandez will face the Mets for the third time this season. He is 2-0 with a 2.40 ERA against them.
In his last start, Hernandez pitched eight innings, giving up three runs on 10 hits against the Cubs. He struck out three and walked two to win his 11th straight decision.
Tuesday night marked the return of Jose Vidro, who missed two months of the season because of a high left ankle sprain and torn peroneal tendon outside the ankle. He went 1-for-4 with an RBI, but it was starter Esteban Loaiza who was the star of the game, as the Nationals edged the Mets, 3-2.
NYM: LHP Tom Glavine
? 5-7, 4.95 ERA in 2005
? 1-0, 1.29 ERA vs. WSH in 2005
WAS: RHP Livan Hernandez
? 12-2, 3.32 ERA in 2005
? 2-0, 2.40 vs. NYM in 2005
Player to watch
Outfielder Brad Wilkerson is hitting .337 (35-for-104) against left-handed pitching, but only 42-for-188 (.223) against right-handers. Wilkerson, who leads the team in strikeouts with 85, is hitting .264 with five home runs and 31 RBIs.
"I was very emotional. I love this game. I love to be out there and put that uniform on. I wanted to get that win. It's a great feeling for me." -- Vidro, after playing his first game since May 4
On the Internet
? Official game notes
? NYM: MSG
? WSH: MASN
? NYM: WFAN 660-AM (English); WADO-AM (Spanish)
? WSH: Z104-FM; WFED 1050-AM
Washington is 30-11 at Robert F. Kennedy Stadium . ... The Nationals are 4-4 against the Mets this season. ... Washington is 4-1 during the month of July. ... The Nationals are hitting .260 with 63 home runs and 328 RBIs, while the team ERA is 3.88. ... The Nationals' starters are 7-0 with a 2.70 ERA in their last 11 games.
? Thursday: vs. Mets, 1:05 p.m. ET
? Friday: at Phillies, 7:05 p.m. ET
? Saturday: at Phillies, 1:20 p.m. ET
Bill Ladson is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.