The New York Mets defeated the Washington Nationals on Tuesday night. The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York and the final score was 2-0. Noah Syndergaard started for the Mets and pitched great and the bullpen was good. Curtis Granderson had two hits and the team only had four hits.
Syndergaard pitched seven innings giving up five hits and no runs. He walked none and struck out ten and won his fourth game of the season. Addison Reed pitched an inning giving up no hits and no runs with two strikeouts and Jeurys Familia pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout and saved his 13th game of the season.
Max Scherzer pitched 6 1/3 innings giving up three hits and two runs with three walks and ten strikeouts. He lost his third game of the season. Oliver Perez pitched 2/3 of an inning striking out one and Felipe Rivero pitched an inning giving up a hit.
Granderson had two hits, an RBI and drew two walks, Michael Conforto had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk and Kevin Plawecki had a hit. Granderson and Conforto each hit a homerun and the Mets were 0-2 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base.
Ben Revere had a hit, Jayson Werth had a hit and Daniel Murphy had a hit. Ryan Zimmerman had a hit, Anthony Rendon had a hit and Zimmerman hit a double. The Nationals were 1-2 with runners in scoring position and left three men on base. Revere was caught stealing.
In the first Granderson hit a solo homerun to give the Mets a 1-0 lead. In the third Conforto hit a solo homerun to push the lead to 2-0. The final score was 2-0 as the Mets took the first game of three in the first place showdown.