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WASHINGTON -- The Washington Nationals have a nine-game lead over the New York Mets in the National League East race. Oscar Robertson Kings Jersey .But that doesnt mean the three-game series between the two teams that begins Monday wont be important.Wed like to beat them, Washington manager Dusty Baker said after Sundays 3-2 win over the Philadelphia Phillies. We know they have to beat us. It should be a very interesting series.The Mets come to Washington with an eye on the National League wildcard while the Nationals hope to finish with the second-best record in the league and get a possible homefield advantage for the playoffs, perhaps against the Los Angeles Dodgers.Weve got to keep playing, Mets manager Terry Collins told reporters Sunday in Atlanta. We know we can play with (Washington) them. Theyve got a little bit of a pitching issue right now, similar to us. Weve just got to go in there and play. For its about winning games, I dont care who theyre against. You cant look at any particular thing, you just have to go in and win as many games as you can.New York will start right-hander Rafael Montero against the Nationals on Monday. He is 0-0 with a 4.63 ERA this season with New York. He was 8-9, 5.30 in the minor leagues this year with Double-A Binghamton and Triple-A Las Vegas. He pitched 4 1/3 innings on Sept. 6 against the Reds and gave up three hits and four runs.Baker did not name a starter for Monday or Tuesday against the Mets but the Nationals twitter account late Sunday reported that veteran right-hander Mat Latos would start on Monday against the Mets, with A.J. Cole going on Tuesday and Tanner Roark pitching Wednesday.Latos pitched for Baker in Cincinnati in 2012 and 2013 and was 1-0 with a 1.29 ERA in six minor league starts in the Washington system this year. He signed with the Nationals as a minor league free agent on July 3 and is 1-0, 7.71 in two games for the Nationals this year.Latos was with the Chicago White Sox earlier this season -- he pitched against the Nationals one game -- and he was 6-2, 4.62 in 11 games in the American League this year before coming to Washington.Other options for the rest of the season for Washington include two rookie right-handers: Lucas Giolito and Reynaldo Lopez.Gioloito made his big league debut against the Mets at home in June while Lopez lost 5-1 to the Mets on Sept. 4 in New York. Lopes has made six starts this year for the Nationals and Giolito has made four.Giolito, who began the year as one of the top pitching prospects in the minors, is 0-1, 5.59 in five games with Washington.There has been some concern about his velocity: he threw in the upper 90s last year but was clocked around 90 in his last outing Wednesday as he came out of bullpen in a game in which Strasburg left early.Lopez has shown a devastating curve at times and is 2-3, 5.52 in his time with the Nationals this year.Cole broke into the majors last year and beat the Mets on Sept. 2 in New York. Cole started at home on Thursday against the Phillies.Cole is 1-2 with a 4.56 ERA in four starts this year for Washington after spending most of the season at Triple-A Syracuse.New York had won eight of its past 11 games after downing the Braves on Sunday 10-3. Richaun Holmes Jersey . First off, the fans ripped the Cubbies introduction of a fuzzy new kid-friendly mascot named "Clark". Bogdan Bogdanovic Jersey . The International Olympic Committee released the official list of bid cities on Friday after the deadline for applications had passed. The candidates -- all previously announced in their own countries -- are: Almaty, Kazakhstan; Beijing; Krakow, Poland; Lviv, Ukraine; Oslo, Norway; and Stockholm. https://www.kingslockerroom.com/Vlade-Divac-City-Edition-Jersey/ .com) - Yankee Stadium is the home of the Bronx Bombers, but on Sunday afternoon it will open its gates to host the latest addition of the Hudson River Rivalry. Under-fire ARL Commission chairman John Grant is on Tuesday expected to return fire at the clubs seeking to oust him from his position.The NRL on Monday received an application from disgruntled clubs calling for an emergency general meeting where Grants fate will be decided.After Grant and NRL chief executive Todd Greenberg reneged on a future funding agreement, the clubs have called for him to be sacked and his position appears untenable.The clubs require 14 votes from 26 of the games shareholders - comprising the 16 clubs, the two state bodies and eight commissioners - to enforce change.While its believed that the two clubs owned by the NRL, the Gold Coast and Newcastle, abstained from supporting the motion, it appears clubland has the numbers.Its believed the NSWRL supported the application meaning Grant would need to swing support in his favour to survive.Grant is sccheduled to appear at a press conference on Tuesday morning to celebrate the opening of the Titans new training facility at Parkwood. DeAaron Fox Kings Jersey. He last week vowed to dig his heels in and announced his ambitions to stay in the job for another five years.Grant fell out of favour with the clubs after he pulled from the table an offer which would fund clubs at 130 per cent of the salary cap from 2018 onwards.It was set to deliver the 16 clubs about $100 million per year.Despite signing a memorandum of understanding last year, the Commission pulled the offer at a chairmans meeting, infuriating club bosses.The NRL argued that it had pressing issues such as declining grassroots participation which needed funding and could no longer afford the deal. ' ' '

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