The New York Mets defeated the Washington Nationals on Monday night. The game took place at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. and the final score was 7-1. Bartolo Colon started for the Mets and pitched well. The Mets had five players who had two hits in the game.
Colon pitched seven innings giving up five hits and a run with two walks and two strikeouts and he won his fourth game of the season. Jerry Blevins pitched an inning giving up a hit and he struck out one and Logan Verrett pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout.
Gio Gonzalez lost his second game of the season pitching five innings and giving up ten hits and seven runs with no walks and seven strikeouts. Blake Treinen pitched two innings giving up a hit and he struck out two, Yusmeiro Petit pitched a perfect inning and Sammy Solis pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout.
Curtis Granderson had two hits, Juan Lagares had two hits and David Wright had a hit and three RBI. Yoenis Cespedes hahd two hits and an RBI, Neil Walker had two hits and an RBI and Asdrubal Cabrera had two hits and an RBI. Eric Campbell had an RBI, Wright had a homerun, Cespedes and Walker also had a homerun. The Mets were 2-5 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base.
Jayson Werth had two hits, Daniel Murphy had two hits and Ryan Zimmerman had two hits and an RBI. Wilson Ramos drew a walk, Chris Heisey drew a walk and the Nationals were 1-4 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base. Zimmerman had a stolen base.
In the first Zimmerman had an RBI single giving the Nationals a 1-0 lead. In the third Wright hit a three run homerun and it was 3-1 Mets. Cabrera hit an RBI single to push the lead to 4-1 Mets in the third and Campbell hit a sac fly making it 5-1 Mets. In the fifth Cespedes hit a solo homerun to increase the lead to 6-1 Mets. Walker hit a solo homerun and it was 7-1 which would be the final score.
The Mets took the first of three in a first place showdown. The two teams will play on Tuesday night.