The New York Mets were defeated by the Washington Nationals on Friday night. The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York and the final score was 4-1. Noah Syndergaard started for the Mets and he pitched well, the offense couldn't get much going.
Syndergaard pitched seven innings giving up three hits and two runs with a walk and four strikeouts. He lost his eighth game of the season. Fernando Salas pitched an inning giving up a hit and he struck out two, Jerry Blevins pitched giving up two hits and two runs without recording an out and Hansel Robles pitched an inning giving up two hits and he struck out one.
A.J. Cole pitched six innings giving up three hits and a run with two walks and five strikeouts. He won his first game of the season. Marc Rzepczynski pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a walk and he struck out two, Koda Glover pitched an inning striking out two and Oliver Perez pitched to one batter and struck him out. Mark Melancon pitched an inning giving up a hit and he saved his 38th game of the season.
Asdrubal Cabrera had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk, Jay Bruce had a hit and Wilmer Flores drew a walk. Alejandro De Aza had a hit, Rene Rivera drew a walk and Cabrera hit a homerun. The Mets were 0-3 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base.
Trea Turner had two hits, Daniel Murphy had a hit and drew a walk and Bryce Harper had two hits and an RBI. Anthony Rendon had a hit and two RBI, Wilson Ramos had two hits and an RBI and Harper hit two doubles. The Nationals were 2-8 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base. Turner had two stolen bases and Murphy and Harper each had a stolen base.
In the first Harper hit a sac fly to give the Nationals a 1-0 lead. In the fourth Ramos hit an RBI single to extend the lead to 2-0. In the fourth Cabrera hit a solo homerun to cut the lead to 2-1. In the ninth Rendon hit a two run single to push the lead to 4-1 and that would be the final score.
The two teams will play game two of three on Saturday night.