Tuesday, March 16, 2021

New York Mets blow late lead and lose to the Washington Nationals

 The New York Mets were defeated by the Washington Nationals on Saturday.  The game took place at

The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach, Florida and the final score was 4-3.  Jordan 

Yamamoto started for the Mets and he pitched well.  The Mets offense only managed five hits and no one

had more then a hit.  

Yamamoto pitched 3 1/3 innings giving up two hits and a run with two strikeouts.  Daniel Zamora pitched

to two batters and retired them both, Edwin Diaz pitched a perfect inning with two strikeouts and Jeurys 

Familia pitched an inning giving up a hit and an unearned run with a walk and a strikeout.  Miguel Castro

pitched a perfect inning, Drew Smith pitched an inning giving up a hit and he struck out two and Ryley

Gilliam pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up three hits and two runs with one being earned.  He took his

second loss of the spring and also got charged with his first blown save.  

Jose Peraza had a hit, J.D. Davis had a hit and James McCann had a hit.  Jonathan Villar had a hit, 

Kevin Pillar drew a walk and Albert Almora Jr. had a hit and drew a walk.  Almora Jr. hit a double and 

the Mets were 0-10 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base.  Villar committed two

errors and Vientos also committed an error.  

In the first McCann reached on a throwing error and two runs scored giving the Mets a 2-0 lead.  

In the bottom of the first Josh Bell hit an RBI double to cut the lead to 2-1.  In the sixth Bell reached on 

a fielding error and a run scored tying the game at two.  In the seventh a wild pitch gave the Mets a 

3-2 lead.  In the bottom of the ninth a ground out scored a run to tie it at three.  Yasmany Tomas hit an

RBI single to give the Nationals the 4-3 walk-off win.  

The Mets record on the spring is now 5-5 and they will take on the St. Louis Cardinals at home in Port

St. Lucie on Sunday afternoon.  

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