Saturday, August 1, 2015

The New York Mets win their second straight over the Washington Nationals

The New York Mets defeated the Washington Nationals on Saturday night.  The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York and the final score was 3-2 Mets.  Jacob deGrom started and battled through the game.  The Mets bullpen was good and Lucas Duda led the offense with two homeruns and three RBI. 

deGrom pitched six innings giving up six hits and two runs with a walk and seven strikeouts.  Bobby Parnell pitched an inning giving up a hit, Hansel Robles pitched a perfect inning with two strikeouts and he picked up his third win of the season and Jeurys Familia picked up his 28th save of the season.  Familia pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout. 

Joe Ross pitched 6 1/3 innings giving up four hits and two runs with a walk and six strikeouts.  Casey Janssen pitched 2/3 of an inning walking one, Matt Thornton lost his first game of the season pitching 1/3 of an inning and giving up two hits and a run with a walk and Aaron Barrett pitched to two batters and retired them both including a strikeout. 

Curtis Granderson had a hit, Yoenis Cespedes drew a walk and it was intentional and Duda had three hits, three RBI and drew a walk.  Kelly Johnson had two hits, Juan Uribe drew a walk and Johnson, Granderson and Duda each hit a double.  Duda hit two homeruns and the Mets were 1-7 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base. 

Yunel Escobar had two hits, Bryce Harper had two hits and Ryan Zimmerman had a hit.  Jayson Werth drew a walk, Ian Desmond had a hit and two RBI and Ross had a hit.  The Nationals were 1-5 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base. 

In the first Desmond hit a two run single giving the Nationals a 2-0 lead.  In the fourth Duda hit a solo homerun to cut the lead to 2-1 Nationals.  In the seventh Duda tied the game at two with a solo homerun.  In the eighth Duda hit an RBI double to give the Mets a 3-2 lead and that would be the final score.  The Mets have won the first two of the three game series and are one game out in the NL East with a chance to tie the Nationals tomorrow with a victory.   

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