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Recap: Mets 0, Nationals 0
Line Movements    BT Movements
Game: 3
Venue: Nationals Park
Date: June 06, 2013 7:05 PM EDT
  

WASHINGTON (AP) - For the New York Mets, Thursday's rainout postponed an experiment to try Justin Turner in left field.

For the Washington Nationals, the downpours were a welcome sight.

``Well, this is good,' said Washington manager Davey Johnson, looking at the weather radar on the computer monitor in his office. ``And even one more rainout would be better.'

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The Mets-Nationals series finale succumbed to Mother Nature on Thursday night before a pitch could be thrown. The game will be made up as part of day-night doubleheader on July 26.

This rainout could be the opening salvo of nasty weather affecting both teams over the next few days. With Tropical Storm Andrea headed north, the teams' Friday-Sunday series - the Nationals host Minnesota, the Mets are home against Miami - could feel the brunt, so the announced changes in their pitching rotations could end up being, well, all wet.

Not that the Nationals mind. The rainout means they don't have to promote a starter for Saturday's game in place of Stephen Strasburg, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list this week with a strained lower back muscle. Thursday's starter, Gio Gonzalez, gets moved back to Friday and Nathan Karns gets pushed from Friday to Saturday.

Jordan Zimmermann would then pitch on regular rest on Sunday. All weather permitting, of course.

``With the number of guys we have on the DL, this is a welcome call,' Johnson said. ``And then not having to add somebody else, another starter, and then we've got an off-day on Monday. So we would have just really made a bunch of guys move around. This is much better. So I'm happy about it.'

The Mets plan to keep Matt Harvey as their starter Friday, with Shaun Marcum moved from Thursday to Saturday. Jonathon Niese was scheduled to rejoin the rotation Saturday after missing one start with a sore shoulder, but now he'll have at least one extra day to make sure he's healthy.

The most intriguing name on the Mets' lineup sheet Thursday was career infielder Turner, listed as leading off and playing left field. Turner made his first career appearance in the outfield May 8 against the Chicago White Sox when he took over in left after entering the game as a pinch-hitter in the eighth inning.

Turner has appeared in 37 games this season, including starts at all four infield positions. He's hitting .288 with six RBIs and a .318 on-base percentage.

``We've been losing games because we can't score,' manager Terry Collins said before the game. ``So I want to see if we can get the offense going.'

Collins also said he wanted to rest regular left fielder Lucas Duda, who has been bothered by a tight quadriceps muscle. The manager did not speak to reporters after the game, so it was unclear if he would start Turner in left field against the Marlins.

But the manager felt confident about the move, noting before the game that he gave Turner some work at left field during spring training.

``He can catch them in practice,' Collins said. ``He catches them in batting practice and he runs them down. Speed's a little different when the game time starts, so we'll see. The ball's going to find you. We've seen it everywhere.'

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 SERIES AT A GLANCE
GAME 1
Mets at Nationals
Tue, Jun 4 Final 2 to 3
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 2
Mets at Nationals
Wed, Jun 5 Final 10 to 1
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 3
Mets at Nationals
Thu, Jun 6 - 7:05PM EDT
 Recaps

 CLOSING LAS VEGAS LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 NYM  +165   -145   7 
 WAS  -180   +125   
LAS VEGAS LINE MOVEMENTS

 CLOSING SPORTSBOOK LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 NYM  +160   -140   7 
 WAS  -180   +120   
OFFSHORE LINE MOVEMENTS

 BETTING TRENDS
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 NYM  30%   4%   48% 
 WAS  70%   96%   52% 
BT MOVEMENTS

 MLB HEAD TO HEAD
 Jun 5, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 NYM 10 Cover: +145 
 WAS 1 Over: 11 
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 Jun 4, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 NYM 2 Under: 5 
 WAS 3 Cover: +100 
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 Apr 21, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 WAS 0 Under: 2 
 NYM 2 Cover: +122 
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 Apr 20, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 WAS 7 Cover: +100 
 NYM 6 Over: 13 
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 Apr 19, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 WAS 1 Over: 8 
 NYM 7 Cover: +100 
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 Mar 28, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 NYM 1 Under: 6 
 WAS 5 Cover: +100 
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 Mar 23, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 WAS 1 Over: 4 
 NYM 3 Cover: +110 
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 Feb 28, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 NYM 4 Over: 8 
 WAS 4 Cover: +100 
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 Feb 25, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 WAS 6 Cover: +100 
 NYM 4 Over: 10 
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 Feb 23, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 WAS 3 Over: 8 
 NYM 5 Cover: +105 
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 MLB RECAPS
 Thursday, Jun 6
 
    Rays at Tigers
1:05 PM EDT
    Orioles at Astros
2:10 PM EDT
    Mets at Nationals
7:05 PM EDT
    Rangers at Red Sox
7:10 PM EDT
    Diamondbacks at Cardinals
7:15 PM EDT
    Athletics at White Sox
8:10 PM EDT
    Twins at Royals
8:10 PM EDT
    Phillies at Brewers
8:10 PM EDT
    Padres at Rockies
8:40 PM EDT
    Yankees at Mariners
10:10 PM EDT
    Braves at Dodgers
10:10 PM EDT
 
 
 
  
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