The Mets travel to Washington in what is a massive series for both teams. The Mets enter Washington on the back of a disappointing series loss against the San Francisco Giants and the Nationals enter the series on the back of a loss to the Orioles, with the Mets still in touching distance of the wild card spot this 3 game series gives them a opportunity to gain some vital ground.  

Zack Wheeler (6-8 3.60ERA) on the mound for the Mets goes up against Gio Gonzalez (6-7 3.88ERA) in what should be a very intriguing match up. Wheeler is coming off a solid outing on Wednesday against the Phillies were he went 6 2/3 innings for only 2 runs, Wheeler over this impressive unbeaten streak has a 1.63 ERA and a WHIP of just 1.22.

Gio Gonzalez is coming off a loss in his last outing against the Philles were the left hander only lasted 3 2/3 innings giving up five runs on eight hits, Gonzalez hasn't won since july 5 and will be looking to bounce back.