Sunday, July 10, 2016

Washington Nationals silence the New York Mets

The New York Mets were defeated by the Washington Nationals on Saturday.  The game took place at Citi Field and the final score was 6-1.  Logan Verrett started for the Mets and he didn't pitch that well and the bullpen pitched ok.  Curtis Granderson and Alejandro De Aza had two hits each to lead the offense which only had four hits. 

Verrett pitched 6 2/3 innings giving up four hits and five runs with five walks and three strikeouts.  He lost his sixth game of the season.  Antonio Bastardo pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up two htis and a run with two strikeouts and Erik Goeddel pitched an inning giving up a hit and a walk. 

Max Scherzer pitched seven innings giving up three hits and an unearned run with two walks and nine strikeouts.  He won his tenth game of the season.  Felipe Rivero pitched an inning giving up a hit and he struck out one and Matt Belisle pitched an inning walking one and striking out two. 

Jose Reyes drew a walk, Granderson had two hits and Neil Walker had an RBI.  Travis d'Arnaud drew a walk, De Aza had two hits and drew a walk and Granderson hit a double.  The Mets were 0-5 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base. 

Ben Revere had a hit and an RBI, Jayson Werth drew two walks and Daniel Murphy had three hits, four RBI and drew a walk.  Bryce Harper had a hit and drew two walks, Wilson Ramos had a hit and Clint Robinson had an RBI.  Scherzer drew a walk, Chris Heisey had a hit and Murphy and Heisey each hit a double.  Revere hit a triple and Murphy hit a homerun.  The Nationals were 2-10 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base.  Harper had two stolen bases and Werth committed an error. 

In the first Walker hit a sac fly to give the Mets a 1-0 lead.  In the second Robinson hit a sac fly and it was a tie game at 1-1.  In the third Revere hit an RBI triple to make it a 2-1 game.  Murphy hit an RBI single to make it a 3-1 game in the third inning.  In the fifth Murphy hit an RBI double and pushing the lead to 4-1 for Washington.  In the seventh Murphy hit a two run homerun and it was 6-1 Nationals.  That would be the final score.  The two teams will play the final game of the series and the rubber game on Sunday afternoon. 

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