FLUSHING, New York (Ticker) -- The
look to clinch their final series before being moved to Washington, D.C. when they face the
New York Mets
on Saturday in the second of a three-game set.
snapped a 2-2 tie with an RBI double in the eighth inning as the Expos snapped a five-game losing streak with a 4-2 victory Friday.
The Expos found out Wednesday that they will be relocated from Montreal to Washington in 2005.
gets the start for Montreal. The National League leader in innings, Hernandez has pitched at least eight in each of his last three outings, including a complete-game victory over New York on September 21.
He will be opposed by veteran
, who won for the first time in eight outings Sunday, holding the
to two runs in six innings.
Montreal - Hernandez (11-15, 3.63 ERA); 2-1, 1.90 vs. New York in 2004.
New York - Leiter (10-8, 3.19 ERA); 1-1, 1.96 vs. Montreal in 2004.
Montreal - RF
, 9-for-14 in last four games games.
New York - LHP
, one earned run in last 12 appearances.
Montreal - 1B-OF
, 2-for-18 in last six games.
New York - SS Kaz Matsui, 3-for-19 in last six games.
2004 Series: New York, 9-8; All-Time series: New York, 298-297.
Montreal - RHP
(right shoulder surgery, 60-day DL); RHP
(broken right middle finger, 15-day DL); 1B
(fractured right cheekbone, 60-day DL); 2B
(right knee, 60-day DL); RHP Tony Armas Jr. (right elbow, may be out for season); 2B
(right shoulder, out for season).
New York - RHP
(right elbow, 60-day DL); 1B
(left knee, 60-day DL); RHP
(right shoulder, 60-day DL); RHP
(right hip flexor, 15-day DL); RHP
(right elbow, 15-day DL); 2B
(left leg, out for season); RHP
(strained right shoulder, 60-day DL); RHP
(left leg, 15-day DL); C
(left hand, out for season); LF
(back, day-to-day); RHP
(right ankle, 60-day DL).
(4-6, 4.88 ERA) vs. New York -
(10-13, 3.55 ERA), October 3.