The New York Mets lost to the Washington Nationals on Monday afternoon in a split squad game. The game took place at First Data Field in Port St. Lucie, Florida and the final score was 6-0. Seth Lugo started for the Mets and he didn’t pitch very well. The Mets offense only managed three hits.
Lugo lost his first game of the spring pitching 4 1/3 innings and giving up eight hits and four runs with no walks and three strikeouts. Josh Edgin pitched to two batters and struck one out, Fernando Salas pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout and Paul Sewald pitched two innings giving up a hit and two runs with a walk and four strikeouts. David Roseboom pitched a perfect inning striking out the side.
Jose Reyes had a hit, Neil Walker drew a walk and Lucas Duda drew a walk. Travis d’Arnaud had a hit, Travis Taijeron had a hit and drew two walks and the Mets were 0-3 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base.
In the third Trea Turner hit a solo homerun to give the Mets a 1-0 lead. In the fourth Bryce Harper hit a solo homerun to extend the lead to 2-0. IN the fourth Ryan Zimmerman hit an RBI double to push the lead to 3-0. Turner hit his second homerun of the game in the fifth to make it a 4-0 game and in the eighth Harper hit his second homer of the game a two-run shot to make it a 6-0 game. 6-0 would be the final score.