The New York Mets defeated the Washington Nationals on Sunday night. The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York and the final score was 5-1. Seth Lugo started for the Mets and pitched very well and the bullpen did their job. Curtis Granderson had three RBI and Wilmer Flores and Jay Bruce each had two hits.
Lugo won his third game of the season pitching seven innings and giving up six hits and a run. He walked none and struck out four. Addison Reed pitched an inning giving up two hits and he struck out one and Jeurys Familia pitched an inning giving up a hit and he struck out two.
Reynaldo Lopez pitched four innings giving up six hits and three runs. He walked one and struck out three and lost his third game of the season. Mat Latos pitched two innings giving up three hits and two runs with two strikeouts, Trevor Gott pitched a perfect inning and Matt Grace pitched to one batter and retired him. Rafael Martin pitched to one batter and retired him and Sean Burnett also pitched to one batter and retired him.
Jose Reyes drew a walk, Asdrubal Cabrera had a hit and Yoenis Cespedes had a hit. Granderson had a hit and three RBI, Flores had two hits and Bruce had two hits and two RBI. James Loney had a hit, Lugo had a hit and Flores hit a double. Granderson and Bruce each hit a homerun and the Mets were 0-3 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base.
Trea Turner had a hit, Jayson Werth had two hits and Daniel Murphy had a hit. Anthony Rendon had a hit, Ryan Zimmerman had a hit and Daniel Espinosa had a hit and an RBI. Lopez had a hit, Brian Goodwin had a hit and it was a double. Espinosa hit a homerun and the Nationals were 0-8 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base. Turner had an outfield assist.
In the first Granderson hit a sac fly to give the Mets a 1-0 lead. Espinosa hit a solo homerun in the second to tie the game at one. In the third Granderson hit a two run homerun to give the Mets a 3-1 lead. In the sixth Bruce hit a two run homerun and it was 5-1 Mets which would be the final score.
The Mets took two out of three in this series and will head to Cincinnati to face the Reds.