The New York Mets are shutout by the Washington Nationals
The New York Mets lost to the Washington Nationals on Wednesday night. The final score was 3-0 and the game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York. Zach Wheeler started for the Mets and pitched seven good innings. Juan Lagares led the offense with two of their three hits.
Wheeler pitched seven innings giving up eight hits and a run with a walk and six strikeouts. Wheeler lost his fifth game of the season, Vic Black pitched an inning giving up three hits and two runs with a strikeout and LaTroy Hawkins pitched an inning striking out two.
Lagares had two hits and Josh Satin had a hit and drew a walk. The Mets were 0-2 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base. Lagares had a stolen base.
Dan Haren pitched six innings giving up a hit and no runs with a walk and eight strikeouts. Haren won his ninth game of the season, Xavier Cedeno pitched 2/3 of an inning with a strikeout and Drew Storen pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a hit. Tyler Clippard pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout and Rafael Soriano saved his 41st game of the season. Soriano pitched an inning giving up a hit and striking out one.
Denard Span had a hit, Ryan Zimmerman had two hits and an RBI and Jayson Werth had a hit. Bryce Harper had a hit, Ian Desmond had two hits and Adam LaRoche had a hit and drew a walk. Anthony Rendon had two hits and two RBI, Steve Lombardozzi had a hit and Werth and Rendon hit a double. Zimmerman hit a homerun and the Nationals were 1-10 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base. Zimmerman had a stolen base.
Zimmerman hit a solo homerun in the sixth to give the Nats a 1-0 lead. In the eighth they scored two runs to take a 3-0 lead and that would be the final score. Rendon hit a two run double.
The Mets record fell to 64-80 and the Nationals improved to 76-69. The two teams will play the series finale on Thursday afternoon.