The New York Mets win a close one over the Washington Nationals
The New York Mets defeated the Washington Nationals on Friday night. The final score was 3-2 and the game took place at Nationals Park in Washington D.C. Dillon Gee started for the Mets and was good and the bullpen was good. Daniel Murphy and Travis d’Arnaud each had two hits to pace the offense.
Gee pitched 7 2/3 innings giving up six hits and two runs with a walk and three strikeouts. Gee won his 10th game of the season. Scott Rice retired the only batter that he faced and LaTroy Hawkins pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout for his sixth save of the season.
Eric Young Jr. drew a walk, Murphy had two hits and Andrew Brown had a hit and an RBI. Ike Davis had a hit, two RBI and drew a walk, Juan Lagares had a hit and d’Arnaud had two hits. d’Arnaud and Murphy each hit a double and Davis hit a homerun. The Mets were 1-10 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base. Young had a stolen base.
Jordan Zimmerman lost his eighth game of the season pitching 7 2/3 innings. He gave up six hits and three runs with a walk and six strikeouts. Fernando Abad gave up a walk in 1/3 of an inning and Ryan Mattheus pitched an inning giving up a hit.
Denard Span had a hit, Ryan Zimmerman had two hits and Wilson Ramos had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk. Anthony Rendon had a hit, Steve Lombardozzi had a hit and an RBI and Ramos and Lombardozzi each hit a homerun. The Nationals were 0-3 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base. In the third Ramos hit a solo homerun to give the Nationals a 1-0 lead. In the fourth Davis hit a two run homerun to give the Mets a 2-1 lead. Brown hit an RBI single in the eighth to make it 3-1 Mets. The Nationals scored a run in the eighth on a solo homerun by Lombardozzi. The final score was 3-2 Mets.
The Mets record improved to 61-72 and the Nationals record fell to 68-66. The two teams will play game two of their three game series on Saturday night.
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