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Washington Nationals (7–9) at New York Mets (12–2)

RHP Jeremy Hellickson (0–0, -. — ) | RHP Jacob deGrom (2–0, 3.06)

Mon., April 16 l 7:10 p.m. ET l Game #17 / Road #7

Citi FIeld l Flushing, NY

Television: MASN l Radio: 106.7 FM The Fan & Nationals Radio Network

LEADING MAN

Bryce Harper clubbed his seventh home run of the season on Sunday, a solo blast in the first inning off Tyler Anderson…His seven home runs, 1.219 OPS, and 20 walks lead Major League Baseball…Harper ranks among National League hitters in runs scored (T1st, 15), slugging percentage (2nd, .740), on-base percentage (3rd, .479), and RBI (T4th, 15).

· Of his 15 hits this season, eight have been extra base hits (2B, 7 HR)…Moreover, Harper has 20 walks and just 11 strikeouts through the first 16 games of the season.

· Harper’s personal mark for home runs in March/April is nine (3x: 2017, 2016, 2013).

· The Nationals record (2005-pres.) for home runs in March/April is 11 by Ryan Zimmerman in 2017…The team record for most home runs in a single month is held by Harper (13, May 2015).

WALK THIS WAY

As a team, the Nationals offense leads Major League Baseball with 80 walks…The next closest team is the Philadelphia Phillies with 63…As mentioned, Bryce Harper leads MLB with 20 walks, while Trea Turner is tied for third in MLB with 14.

HEATING UP

Michael A. Taylor has hit safely in four of his last five games, going 5-for-19 (.263) with two doubles, one RBI, one walk and three runs scored during this stretch…He recorded his first multi-hit game on Sunday, lacing two doubles and scoring two runs.

For today’s complete game notes, CLICK HERE.


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