The New York Mets defeated the Washington Nationals on Saturday night. The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York and the final score was 3-1. Robert Gsellman started for the Mets and he pitched well and so did the bullpen. Curtis Granderson had a couple of RBI to lead the offense.
Gsellman pitched six innings giving up six hits and a run with three walks and four strikeouts. He won his second game of the season. Jim Henderson pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a hit, Josh Smoker pitched 2/3 of an inning and he had a strikeout and Addison Reed pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout. Jeurys Familia pitched a perfect inning with a couple of strikeouts and he saved his 45th game of the season.
Tanner Roark pitched five innings giving up four hits and two runs with four walks and three strikeouts. He lost his eighth game of the season. Matt Belisle pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up two hits and a run with a strikeout, Blake Treinen pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout and Sean Burnett pitched to one batter and retired him. Rafael Martin pitched to one batter and retired him and Matt Grace pitched to two batters and retired them both.
Jose Reyes drew two walks, Asdrubal Cabrera had a hit and Yoenis Cespedes had a hit and drew a walk. Granderson had a hit and two RBI, Michael Conforto had a hit and drew a walk and Travis d'Arnaud had a hit. James Loney had a hit and an RBI, Conforto, Cabrera and Loney each hit a double. The Mets were 1-6 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base. Reyes committed an error and Gsellman had a pickoff.
Jayson Werth had two hits, Daniel Murphy had a hit and Bryce Harper had a hit and drew two walks. Anthony Rendon had a hit and an RBI, Wilson Ramos drew a walk and Ryan Zimmerman had two hits. Rendon hit a double and the Nationals were 0-7 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base. Harper was caught stealing.
In the first Rendon hit a sac fly to give the Nationals a 1-0 lead. In the third Gradnerson hit a two run single to give the Mets a 2-1 lead. In the sixth Loney hit an RBI double to make it a 3-1 game and that would be the final score. The two teams will play the rubber game of the series on Sunday night.