The New York Mets were defeated by the Washington Nationals on Monday night. The game took place at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. and the final score was 8-1. Rafael Montero started for the Mets and he didn't pitch well at all. The Mets bullpen pitched pretty well and the offense was led by Jose Reyes and Travis d'Arnaud each having two hits.
Montero pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up five hits and six runs with four walks and two strikeouts. He took his first loss of the season. Gabriel Ynoa pitched two innings giving up three hits and two runs with two walks and a strikeout, Jim Henderson pitched to one batter and retired him and Sean Gilmartin pitched two innings with a strikeout. Logan Verrett pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up two hits and he struck out three and Josh Edgin pitched to one batter and struck him out.
Mat Latos pitched 4 1/3 innings giving up three hits and a run with three walks and four strikeouts. Trevor Gott pitched to two batters and retired them both, Sean Burnett pitched an inning giving up two hits and he struck out one and Reynaldo Lopez pitched three scoreless innings walking two batters and he picked up his third win of the season.
Reyes had two hits and drew a walk, Matt Reynolds drew a walk and Yoenis Cespedes had an RBI. Michael Conforto drew a walk, Jay Bruce had a hit and drew a walk and d'Arnaud had two hits. Alejandro De Aza drew a walk, Reyes hit a double and the Mets were 0-8 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base.
Trea Turner had two hits, Jayson Werth had a hit and drew a walk and Daniel Murphy had three hits. Bryce Harper had an RBI and drew three walks, Anthony Rendon had a hit and three RBI and Wilson Ramos had a hit, two RBI and drew two walks. Ryan Zimmerman had a hit and an RBI, Latos had a hit and an RBI and Murphy hit two doubles. Latos and Rendon each hit a homerun and the Nationals were 4-10 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base. Turner and Werth each had a stolen base.
In the first Cespedes hit a sac fly to give the Mets a 1-0 lead. In the bottom of the first Harper had an RBI walk to tie the game at one. Ramos had an RBI walk to give the Nationals a 2-1 lead. Latos hit a solo homerun in the second to extend the lead to 3-1. Rendon hit a three run homerun and the score was 6-1 still in the second. Ramos hit an RBI single in the fourth to push the lead to 7-1 and Zimmerman hit an RBI single to make it 8-1 which would be the final score.
The Mets and Nationals will play game two of three on Tuesday night.