Wednesday, April 8, 2015

The New York Mets lose a close one in Washington

The New York Mets were defeated by the Washington Nationals by the score of 2-1 on Wednesday night.  The game took place at Nationals Park in Washington D.C.  Jacob deGrom started for the Mets and pitched well.  The Mets offense only managed six hits and no one had more than one hit. 

deGrom pitched six innings giving up six hits and two runs with two walks and six strikeouts.  Rafael Montero pitched two innings giving up one hit and one walk with a couple of strikeouts. 

Jordan Zimmerman picked up his first win of the season pitching six innings and giving up five hits and one run with four strikeouts.  Craig Stammen pitched an inning giving up a walk, Blake Treinen pitched an inning giving up a hit and Drew Storen pitched a perfect inning with two strikeouts to pick up his first save of the season.   

David Wright had a hit, Lucas Duda had a hit and Daniel Murphy had a hit.  Juan Lagares had a hit, Travis d'Arnaud had a hit and an RBI and Kirk Nieuwenhuis drew a walk.  Wilmer Flores had a hit and the Mets were 2-5 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base.  Nieuwenhuis had a stolen base. 

Michael Taylor had a hit, Yunel Escobar had a hit and drew a walk and Bryce Harper had two hits and drew a walk.  Ryan Zimmerman had a hit and two RBI, Wilson Ramos had a hit and Dan Uggla had a hit.  Tyler Moore drew a walk, Uggla, Ramos and Taylor each hit a double and Zimmerman hit a homerun.  The Nationals were 0-7 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base. 

In the first Zimmerman hit a two run homerun to give the Nationals a 2-0 lead.  In the second d'Arnaud hit an RBI single to cut the Nats lead to 2-1.  The final score of the game was 2-1.  The teams will play the rubber game of the three game series on Thursday afternoon. 

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