Saturday, March 11, 2017

New York Mets are shutout by the Washington Nationals

The New York Mets were defeated by the Washington Nationals on Saturday afternoon.  The game took place at First Data Field in Flushing, New York and the final score was 6-0.  Steven Matz started for the Mets and he pitched well.  Curtis Granderson led the offense with two hits, they only managed five overall. 

Matz pitched three innings giving up three hits and one unearned run.  He walked none and struck out two and took the loss.  Paul Sewald pitched two perfect innings with a strikeout, Erik Goeddel pitched an inning giving up four hits and three runs with two strikeouts and Tom Gorzelanny pitched an inning giving up two hits and two runs with one of them being earned.  He struck out one, Cory Burns pitched a perfect inning and Josh Smoker pitched an inning with a walk. 

Granderson had two hits, Patrick Biondi had a hit and Kyle Johnson had a hit.  Amed Rosario had a hit, Matt Reynolds drew a walk and the Mets were 0-5 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.  Cespedes and Rosario each committed an error.   

In the first Brian Goodwin hit a sac fly to give the Nationals a 1-0 lead.  In the sixth Chris Heisey hit an RBI single to push the lead to 2-0.  Clint Robinson hit an RBI single to extend the lead to 3-0 and Jose Lobaton hit a sac fly to push it to 4-0.  In the seventh Rafael Bautista hit an RBI single and it was a 5-0 game.  Blake Perkins reached on a fielding error and the score became 6-0 which was the final score. 

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