Tuesday, April 25, 2017

New York Mets lose to the Nationals as their offense goes silent

The New York Mets were defeated by the Washington Nationals on Saturday.  The game took place at Citi Field and the final score was 3-1.  Jacob deGrom started for the Mets and he pitched ok.  His control was off as he walked a ton of guys and gave up a bunch of hits.  The bullpen was good and the offense only managed two hits. 

deGrom pitched 5 2/3 innings giving up eight hits and three runs.  He walked six and struck out ten and took his first loss of the season.  Josh Edgin pitched to one batter and struck him out, Hansel Robles pitched two perfect innings with two strikeouts and Jerry Blevins pitched a scoreless inning with a walk and two strikeouts. 

Gio Gonzalez won his second game of the season pitching 6 1/3 innings and giving up two hits and a run.  He walked three and struck out six.  Blake Treinen pitched to two batters and retired them both, Enny Romero pitched 1 2/3 perfect innings with two strikeouts and Koda Glover pitched to one batter and retired him and earned his first save of the season. 

Juan Lagares had a hit, Michael Conforto drew a walk and Asdrubal Cabrera had a hit and an RBI.  Jay Bruce drew a walk, Jose Reyes drew a walk and the Mets were 1-5 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base.  Blevins committed an error and Granderson had an outfield assist. 

Adam Eaton had two hits and drew a walk, Trea Turner had two hits and an RBI and Bryce Harper drew three walks.  Ryan Zimmerman had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk, Daniel Murphy had two hits and Anthony Rendon drew two walks.  Matt Wieters had a hit and an RBI, Eaton and Turner each hit a double and the Nationals were 3-8 with runners in scoring position and left 11 men on base. 

In the fourth Wieters hit an RBI single to give the Nationals a 1-0 lead.  In the fifth Turner hit an RBI double to extend the lead to 2-0 and Zimmerman hit an RBI single to make it a 3-0 game.  In the sixth Cabrera hit an RBI single to cut the lead to 3-1 and that would be the final score. 

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