The New York Mets and Washington Nationals played to a tie on Sunday afternoon. The game took place at Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie, Florida and the final score was 4-4. I believe this was the third straight tie game for the Mets which is pretty funny. Steven Matz started and pitched ok despite being wild. David Wright had a couple of hits and RBI, Neil Walker had a couple of hits and Michael Conforto had a couple of RBI.
Matz pitched 5 2/3 innings giving up a hit and a run with four walks and five strikeouts. Antonio Bastardo pitched to one batter and retired him, Logan Verrett pitched an inning giving up two hits and a run and Jim Henderson pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up two hits and two runs with one of them being earned. Jerry Blevins pitched 2/3 of an inning walking a batter and Jeurys Familia pitched an inning giving up a hit and he struck out one.
Curtis Granderson had a hit, Wright had two hits and two RBI and Eric Campbell had a hit. Yoenis Cespedes drew a walk, Walker had two hits and Conforto had a hit and two RBI. Amed Rosario had two hits, Johnny Monell had a hit and Matz had a hit. Travis d'Arnaud drew a walk, Granderson and Monell each hit a double and Walker hit a triple. Wright and Conforto each hit a homerun and the Mets were 2-5 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base. Blevins committed an error, Monell had a passed ball and Granderson had an outfield assist.
In the first Wright hit a solo homerun to give the Mets a 1-0 lead. In the second Conforto hit a two run homerun to extend their lead to 3-0. In the fourth Clint Robinson hit a solo homerun to cut the lead to 3-1. In the fifth Wright hit an RBI single and it was 4-1 Mets. Matt den Dekker hit an RBI single in the seventh to cut the lead to 4-2. In the eighth Chris Heisey hit an RBI groundout to make it 4-3 and a throwing error led to another run to tie the game at four which would be the final score.
The Mets spring record is now 7-13 with I think five tie games. They will play the St. Louis Cardinals at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Florida on Monday afternoon.