The New York Mets defeated the Washington Nationals on Monday afternoon. The game took place at Nationals Park in Washington D.C. and the final score was 8-5. Jon Niese started for the Mets and he pitched poorly. The Mets bullpen was very good and Yoenis Cespedes had three hits to lead the offense.
Niese pitched 3 1/3 innings giving up seven hits and five runs with three walks and a strikeout. Carlos Torres pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up two hits and a walk with a strikeout, Erik Goeddel pitched a perfect inning and Dario Alvarez earned his first win of the season pitching to one batter and striking him out. Hansel Robles pitched two innings striking out four and Jeurys Familia pitched an inning giving up a hit and struck out three.
Max Scherzer pitched six innings giving up seven hits and five runs with six strikeouts. Blake Treinen pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a hit and a run and he lost his third game of the season, Felipe Rivero pitched giving up a run and a walk without recording an out and Casey Janssen pitched giving up a hit and a run. Matt Thornton pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and Rafael Martin pitched two innings giving up a hit and a walk with four strikeouts.
Curtis Granderson had two hits, an RBI and drew two walks, DAvid Wright had a hit and an RBI and Daniel Murphy had an RBI. Cespedes had three hits and two RBI, Michael Conforto had a hit and an RBI and Travis d'Arnaud had an RBI. Kelly Johnson had a hit and an RBI, Wilmer Flores had two hits and Ruben Tejada had a hit. Granderson hit two doubles, Tejada hit a double and Cespedes hit two doubles. Conforto, Johnson and Cespedes each hit a homerun and the Mets were 2-9 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base.
In the second Conforto hit a solo homerun giving the Mets a 1-0 lead. In the second Johnson hit a solo homerun and it was 2-0 Mets. In the fourth Cespedes hit a solo homerun and the Mets had a 3-0 lead. In the fourth Ramos hit a grand slam and the Nationals took a 4-3 lead. Werth hit an RBI double and it was 5-3 Nationals. In the fifth Granderson hit an RBI double to cut the lead to 5-4 Nationals. In the sixth d'Arnaud hit a sac fly to tie the game at five. In the seventh Wright hit an RBI single and the Mets had a 6-5 lead. Murphy hit a sac fly and it was 7-5 Mets. Cespedes hit an RBI double and it was 8-5 Mets in the seventh which would be the final score. The two teams will play game two of three on Tuesday night.