The New York Mets were defeated by the Washington Nationals on Saturday afternoon and Saturday night. The final scores were 3-1 and 2-0 with the no hitter being in the second game and both games being played at Citi Field in Flushing, New York. In game one Noah Syndergaard started and pitched well and Addison Reed out of the bullpen did not. In game two Matt Harvey started and pitched very well and the bullpen was pretty good. In game one the Mets managed five hits but no one had more than a hit and in game two they had no hits.
Syndergaard pitched seven innings giving up two hits and a run with a walk and ten strikeouts in game one. Reed lost his third game pitching an inning and giving up a hit and two runs with a walk and a strikeout and Jon Niese pitched an inning giving up a hit and drew a walk.
Gio Gonzalez pitched six innings giving up three hits and no runs with three walks and seven strikeouts. Blake Treinen pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a hit and a run with a walk and a strikeout, Matt Grace pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a hit and Rafael Martin pitched to one batter striking him out and picking up his second win of the season. Casey Janssen pitched one perfect inning with a strikeout and Felipe Rivero earned his second save of the season pitching a perfect inning and striking out the side.
Juan Lagares had a hit and an RBI, David Wright drew a walk and Daniel Murphy had a hit. Yoenis Cespedes had a hit and drew a walk, Lucas Duda drew a walk and Travis d'Arnaud had a hit. Ruben Tejada had a hit, Syndergaard drew a walk and d'Arnaud hit a double. The Mets were 1-6 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base. Cespedes was caught stealing and had an outfield assist. Niese had a pickoff.
Anthony Rendon drew a walk, Yunel Escobar drew a walk and Bryce Harper had a hit and two RBI. Clint Robinson had two hits and an RBI, Matt den Dekker had a hit and drew a walk, den Dekker hit a double and Robinson and Harper each hit a homerun. The Nationals were 0-4 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base. den Dekker was picked off, Jose Lobaton committed an error.
All the runs were scored in the seventh and eighth. The Nats took a 1-0 lead and the Mets answered back with one in the seventh before the Nationals scored two in the eighth to take the lead and hold on for the win.
In the second game Harvey pitched six innings giving up four hits and an unearned run with no walks and 11 strikeouts and he lost his eighth game of the season. Hansel Robles pitched an inning giving up a hit and a run with three strikeouts, Erik Goeddel pitched a perfect inning and struck out the side and Carlos Torres pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout.
Max Scherzer picked up his 14th win of the season pitching a complete game shutout and a no hitter. It was his second no hitter of the season and first time since Nolan Ryan in 1973 that someone did it twice in the same season.
Trea Turner had a hit in game two, Robinson had a hit and Wilson Ramos had an RBI. Wilmer Difo had a hit, Dan Uggla had a hit and an RBI. Scherzer had a hit, Uggla hit a homerun and the Nationals were 0-2 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base. Escobar committed an error.
The Mets had no hits, RBI or walks. Scherzer only missed a perfect game because of an error on his third baseman.
The runs were scored sixth and seventh innings. The Mets will play the final regular season game on Sunday afternoon. If the Dodgers win they clinch the home field with that series starting in L.A. on Friday night.