New York Mets starting pitcher Max Scherzer is greeted in...

New York Mets starting pitcher Max Scherzer is greeted in the dugout after the top of the seventh inning against the New York Yankees in an MLB baseball game at Citi Field on Wednesday, July 27, 2022. Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

New York Mets (64-37, first in the NL East) vs. Washington Nationals (35-68, fifth in the NL East)

Washington; Monday, 7:05 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Mets: Max Scherzer (6-2, 2.09 ERA, .90 WHIP, 104 strikeouts); Nationals: Patrick Corbin (4-14, 6.49 ERA, 1.77 WHIP, 98 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Mets -249, Nationals +206; over/under is 8 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The New York Mets hit the road against the Washington Nationals trying to extend a three-game road winning streak.

Washington is 16-38 at home and 35-68 overall. The Nationals have gone 24-53 in games when they have given up a home run.

New York has a 33-20 record in road games and a 64-37 record overall. The Mets have the second-ranked team on-base percentage in the NL at .326.

The teams match up Monday for the 11th time this season. The Mets lead the season series 8-2.

TOP PERFORMERS: Nelson Cruz has 15 doubles, eight home runs and 52 RBI for the Nationals. Victor Robles is 9-for-36 with three home runs over the last 10 games.

Starling Marte has 19 doubles, four triples, 11 home runs and 46 RBI for the Mets. Pete Alonso is 13-for-37 with four doubles and two home runs over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Nationals: 5-5, .222 batting average, 5.07 ERA, outscored by 15 runs

Mets: 7-3, .281 batting average, 2.60 ERA, outscored opponents by 15 runs

INJURIES: Nationals: Victor Robles: day-to-day (hamstring), Erick Fedde: 15-Day IL (right shoulder), Tyler Clippard: 15-Day IL (groin), Stephen Strasburg: 60-Day IL (ribs), Tanner Rainey: 60-Day IL (elbow), Jackson Tetreault: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Reed Garrett: 15-Day IL (biceps), Carter Kieboom: 60-Day IL (forearm), Evan Lee: 15-Day IL (flexor), Sean Doolittle: 60-Day IL (elbow), Will Harris: 60-Day IL (pectoral), Seth Romero: 60-Day IL (calf), Joe Ross: 60-Day IL (elbow)

Mets: Drew Smith: 15-Day IL (back), Dominic Smith: 10-Day IL (ankle), James McCann: 10-Day IL (oblique), Tylor Megill: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Sean Reid-Foley: 60-Day IL (elbow), Trevor May: 60-Day IL (tricep), Jacob deGrom: 60-Day IL (shoulder), John Curtiss: 60-Day IL (elbow), Joey Lucchesi: 60-Day IL (elbow)