The New York Mets defeated the Washington Nationals on Friday night. The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York and the final score was 2-1. Matt Harvey started for the Mets and pitched great and Ruben Tejada and Wilmer Flores each had two hits.
Harvey pitched 7 2/3 innings giving up five hits and a run with no walks and nine strikeouts. Tyler Clippard pitched 2/3 of an inning with two walks and a strikeout, Jeurys Familia pitched 1 2/3 perfect innings with a strikeout and Hansel Robles pitched a perfect inning with a couple of strikeouts. Carlos Torres won his fourth game of the season pitching an inning striking out the side.
Gio Gonzalez pitched 4 2/3 innings giving up four hits and a run with four walks and six strikeouts. Tanner Roark pitched 2 1/3 innings giving up no runs and no hits and he struck out four, Aaron Barrett pitched two innings giving up a hit and he struck out two and Felipe Rivero lost his first game of the season pitching two innings giving up a hit and a run with a strikeout.
Curtis Granderson had a hit, Tejada had two hits and Daniel Murphy had a hit. Juan Uribe drew two walks, Travis d'Arnaud drew a walk and Flores had two hits and two RBI. Juan Lagares drew a walk, Murphy hit a double and Flores hit a homerun. The Mets were 1-4 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base. Granderson was caught stealing.
Anthony Rendon had two hits, Yunel Escobar had a hit and an RBI and Jayson Werth had a hit. Ryan Zimmerman drew a walk, Ian Desmond drew a walk and Jose Lobaton had a hit. Werth hit a double and the Nationals were 1-8 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base.
In the fourth Flores hit an RBI single giving the Mets a 1-0 lead. In the eighth Escobar hit an RBI single to tie the game at one. In the ninth Flores hit a game winning walk-off solo homerun giving the Mets a 2-1 victory. The two teams will play game two of three on Saturday night.