The New York Mets were defeated by the Washington Nationals on Friday night. The game took place at Nationals Park in Washington D.C. and the final score was 5-2. Jon Niese started for the Mets and was ok, his defense didn't help him. The bullpen was pretty good and no player had more than a hit.
Niese pitched four innings giving up eight hits and five runs with three of them being earned. He walked two and struck out two and lost his third game of the season. Carlos Torres pitched two innings giving up a hit and a walk with two strikeouts, Jose Valverde pitched an inning giving up two hits and he struck out one. Josh Edgin pitched a perfect inning.
Tanner Roark won his third game of the season pitching five innings and giving up four hits and two runs. He walked two and struck out four. Ross Detwiler pitched an inning giving up a hit, Drew Storen pitched an inning giving up a hit and striking out one and Tyler Clippard pitched an inning and giving up a hit. He walked and struck out one and Rafael Soriano saved his ninth game of the season pitching an inning and walked two guys.
Eric Young Jr. had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk, Daniel Murphy had a hit and drew a walk and David Wright had a hit. Bobby Abreu had a hit and drew two walks, Lucas Duda had a hit and Anthony Recker had a hit. Ruben Tejada had an RBI, Eric Campbell had a hit and Juan Lagares drew a walk. Recker, Young Jr. and Campbell each hit a double. The Mets were 1-7 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base. Wright committed an error and Young Jr. had an outfield assist.
Denard Span had two hits and drew a walk, Anthony Rendon drew a walk and Jayson Werth had two hits and an RBI. Wilson Ramos had a hit and an RBI, Ian Desmond drew a walk and Scott Hairston had two hits and an RBI. Dobbs had a hit, Tyler Moore had two hits and two RBI and Roark had a hit. Hairston hit a double and the Nationals were 4-7 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base. Span had a stolen base and Desmond was caught stealing. Moore committed an error.
In the first Werth hit an RBI single, Ramos hit a sacrifice fly and Moore grounded into a force out scoring another run. The Nationals had a 3-0 lead until Hairston hit an RBI double in the third to give them a 4-0 lead. Moore added an RBI single and it was 5-0 Nationals. In the fifth Tejada hit an RBI groundout and Young Jr. hit an RBI double to make it a 5-2 game. 5-2 would be the final score.
The Mets have lost three games in a row, the two teams will play game two of their three game series on Saturday afternoon.