The New York Mets defeated the Washington Nationals on Wednesday night. The game took place at Nationals Park in Washington D.C. and the final score was 5-3 Mets. Jacob deGrom started and pitched well for the Mets and Yoenis Cespedes and Travis d'Arnaud each had two hits to lead the offense.
deGrom pitched seven innings giving up five hits and two runs with two walks and nine strikeouts and won his 13th game of the season. Tyler Clippard pitched an inning giving up two hits and a run and Jeurys Familia pitched a perfect inning with two strikeouts.
Stephen Strasburg pitched 7 1/3 innings giving up five hits and three runs with a walk and 13 strikeouts. Strasburg lost his seventh game of the season. Drew Storen pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and a run and Jonathan Papelbon pitched an inning giving up two hits and a run.
Curtis Granderson had a hit and drew a walk, Cespedes had two hits and two RBI and Lucas Duda had a hit. d'Arnaud had two hits and an RBI, Michael Conforto had a hit and an RBI and Duda hit a double and d'Arnaud, Kelly Johnson and Cespedes each hit a homerun. The Mets were 1-2 with runners in scoring position and left three men on base. Granderson had an outfield assist.
Jayson Werth drew a walk, Bryce Harper had three hits and two RBI and Anthony Rendon had a hit. Clint Robinson had a hit and an RBI, Ian Desmond had a hit and Matt den Dekker had a hit. Harper hit a double and den Dekker hit a double. Harper hit two homeruns and the Nationals were 1-4 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base.
In the first Harper hit a solo homerun giving the Nationals a 1-0 lead. In the second d'Arnaud hit a solo homerun to tie the game at one. In the fourth Robinson hit an RBI single to give the Nationals a 2-1 lead. In the eighth Johnson hit a solo homerun to tie the game at two and Cespedes hit a two run homerun to give the Mets a 4-2 lead. In the bottom of the eighth Harper hit a solo homerun to cut the lead to 4-3 Nationals. In the ninth Conforto hit an RBI single and it was 5-3 Mets and that would be the final score. The Mets swept the three game series and now hold a seven game lead in the NL East.