The New York Mets defeated the Washington Nationals on Friday night. The game took place at Citi Field and the final score was 4-3. Dillon Gee started for the Mets and pitched pretty well and the bullpen was good. Eric Young Jr. and Juan Lagares each had two hits.
Gee pitched 5 1/3 innings giving up nine hits and three runs. He walked two and struck out four and earned his seventh win of the season. Carlos Torres pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up a walk and striking out one, Jeurys Familia pitched an inning giving up a hit and striking out two and Jennry Mejia pitched an inning giving up a hit and walking one with two strikeouts. Mejia saved his 26th game of the season.
Gio Gonzalez lost his 10th game of the season pitching 6 2/3 innings and giving up six hits and four runs with three of them earned. He walked one and struck out seven. Aaron Barrett pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a hit and striking out one and Jerry Blevins pitched a perfect inning striking out the side.
Young Jr. had two hits, Lagares had two hits and an RBI and Lucas Duda had a hit and drew a walk. Travis d'arnaud had a hit and two RBI, Curtis Granderson had a hit and d'Arnaud, Granderson and Lagares each hit a double. The Mets were 1-11 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base. Lagares had a stolen base and committed an error. d'Arnaud committed an error.
Denard Span had two hits, Anthony Rendon had three hits and an RBI and Adam LaRoche had a hit, an RBI and drew four walks. Ian Desmond had a hit, Bryce Harper had a hit and Wilton Ramos had a hit and an RBI. Nate Schierholtz had two hits, Rendon hit a double and a homerun and the Nationals were 2-12 with runners in scoring position and left 11 men on base. Desmond and Span each had a stolen base. Ramos committed an error and Harper had an outfield assist.
In the first d'Arnaud hit a three run double to give the Mets a 3-0 lead. In the third LaRoche hit an RBI single and Ramos hit an RBI single to cut the lead to 3-2. Rendon hit a solo homerun in the fourth, it was overturned on a replay review. Lagares hit an RBI double in the fifth to make it 4-3 and that was the final score. The two teams will play on Saturday afternoon.