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Washington Nationals (6-8) at New York Mets (8-11)
Thursday, August 12nd, 1:10 PM EDT
Both the Mets and the Nationals are playing under the .500 threshold and have a tough road ahead of themselves if they want to sneak in the playoff conversation, although Washington could get the benefit of the doubt due to several postponements and the fact they didn't have their star player, Juan Soto, in the first few games of the campaign. Either way, the Nationals are 2-3 in their last five games while the Mets have gone 3-2, so it's hard to trust either ballclub due to their inconsistencies. The pitching does not offer many enticing alternatives either, as David Peterson will get another chance to prove he belongs in an MLB rotation when facing Austin Voth and the Nats. Voth might be 0-1, but his 1.80 ERA has been solid thus far.
New York Mets
Robinson Cano - 10-Day IL - Groin
8/9 11:34 AM EST - Cano (groin) is taking live at-bats at the Mets' alternate training site, Justin Toscano of The Bergen Record reports. The 37-year-old landed on the injured list Aug. 4 with a left adductor strain and is eligible to be activated Friday, though it's unclear if he'll be ready to return at that point. Brian Dozier, Luis Guillorme and Andres Gimenez have all seen time at second base during Cano's