Thursday, September 15, 2016

The New York Mets get shutout by the Washington Nationals

The New York Mets were defeated by the Washington Nationals on Wednesday evening.  The game took place at Nationals Park in Washington D.C. and the final score was 1-0.  Robert Gsellman pitched well for the Mets and the bullpen was ok.  The Mets offense only managed three hits. 

Gsellman pitched 5 2/3 innings giving up five hits and no runs with a walk and four strikeouts.  Josh Smoker pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a walk and he struck out one and Fernando Salas lost his seventh game of the season pitching two innings giving up a hit and a run with two strikeouts. 

Tanner Roark pitched seven innings giving up three hits and no runs with four walks and seven strikeouts.  Roark won his 15th game of the season.  Blake Treinen pitched a perfect inning with a couple of strikeouts and Mark Melancon pitched a perfect inning saving his 42nd game of the season. 

Jose Reyes had a hit, Asdrubal Cabrera had a hit and Yoenis Cespedes drew a walk.  Curtis Granderson drew a walk, Jay Bruce had a hit and TJ Rivera drew a walk.  Rene Rivera drew a walk and the Mets were 0-4 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base. 

Trea Turner had two hits, Daniel Murphy had a hit and drew a walk and Bryce Harper drew a walk.  Wilson Ramos had a hit and an RBI, Ryan Zimmerman had a hit and Roark had a hit.  Ramos hit a homerun and the Nationals were 0-2 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base.  Turner and Harper were each caught stealing.  Ramos had a passed ball. 

In the seventh Ramos hit a solo homerun to give the Nationals a 1-0 lead.  1-0 would be the final score as the Mets lost two out of three in this series.  The Mets have the day off on Thursday and they will begin a series with the Minnesota Twins on Friday night.   

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