Monday, August 3, 2015

The New York Mets complete a three game sweep of the Washington Nationals

The New York Mets defeated the Washington Nationals on Sunday night.  The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York and the final score was 5-2.  Noah Syndergaard started for the Mets and pitched really well.  Daniel Murphy and Lucas Duda each had two hits to lead the offense. 

Syndergaard pitched eight innings giving up seven htis and two runs with nine strikeouts.  He won his sixth game of the season.  Tyler Clippard saved his 18th game of the season pitching an inning and giving up a hit. 

Jordan Zimmerman pitched six innings giving up six hits and five runs with two walks and seven strikeouts.  Zimmerman lost his seventh game of the season.  Felipe Rivero pitched two innings giving up two hits and he struck out two. 

Curtis Granderson had a hit and two RBI, Murphy had two hits and an RBI and Yoenis Cespedes ahd a hit.  Duda had two hits and two RBI, Wilmer Flores had a hit and Kevin Plawecki had a hit and drew two walks.  Flores hit a double and Granderson, Murphy and Duda each hit a homerun.  The Mets were 1-4 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base. 

In the first on a replay review Rendon hit a solo  homerun to give the Nationals a 1-0 lead.  In the third Granderson hit a two run homerun to give the Yankees a 2-1 lead.  Murphy hit a solo homerun making it back-to-back homeruns and a 3-1 lead.  Duda hit a two run homerun to extend the lead to 5-1.  In the sixth Escobar hit a solo homerun to cut the lead to 5-2 Mets and that would be the final score.  The Mets swept the three game series and will head to Miami for a three game series beginning on Monday night.  They are now tied for first place with the Nationals. 

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