The New York Mets defeated the Washington Nationals on Sunday afternoon. The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York and the final score was 1-0. Jacob deGrom started for the Mets and pitched four strong innings and the bullpen used six guys to get some work in and they were all good. Curtis Granderson led the offense with three hits.
deGrom pitched four innings giving up two walks and he struck out seven. Bartolo Colon pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout, Logan Verrett pitched a perfect inning with a couple of strikeouts and Jon Niese pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit. Addison Reed pitched to one batter and struck him out, Tyler Clippard won his fifth game of the season pitching a perfect inning with a couple of strikeouts and Jeurys Familia saved his 43rd game of the season pitching an inning and giving up a hit with a strikeout.
Tanner Roark pitched six innings giving up three hits and no runs with a walk and six strikeouts. Sammy Solis pitched an inning giving up a hit and he struck out one and Blake Treinen lost his fifth game of the season pitching an inning giving up a hit, a run and a walk.
Granderson had three hits and an RBI, David Wright drew a walk and Yoenis Cespedes had a hit. Travis d'Arnaud drew a walk, Michael Conforto had a hit and Granderson and Cespedes each hit a double. Granderson hit a homerun and the Mets were 0-3 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base.
Bryce Harper had a hit, Clint Robinson had a hit and Ian Desmond drew a walk. Michael Taylor drew a walk, Harper hit a double and the Nationals were 0-2 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base. Desmond had a stolen base.
In the eighth inning Granderson hit a solo homerun for the only run of the game as the Mets held on for a 1-0 victory. The Mets will be heading to the postseason and taking on the Los Angeles Dodgers in L.A. beginning on Friday night. It will be a best of five NLDS series as the Washington Nationals head home after a very disappointing season.