Wednesday, April 28, 2021

New York Mets are routed by the Washington Nationals


The New York Mets were defeated by the Washington Nationals on Saturday.  The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York and the final score was 7-1.  Marcus Stroman started for the Mets and he didn’t pitch well.  Pete Alonso had two hits to lead the offense. 

Stroman pitched four innings giving up eight hits and five runs with four of them being earned.  He walked two and struck out four and took his first loss of the season.  Stephen Tarpley pitched giving up a hit and two runs with two walks and he didn’t record an out, Robert Gsellman pitched three innings giving up a walk and he struck out two and Jacob Barnes pitched an inning giving up a hit and he struck out one.  Jeurys Familia pitched an inning with two strikeouts.

Joe Ross started for the Nationals and he pitched six innings giving up five hits and a run with a walk and four strikeouts.  Ross won his second game of the season.  Kyle Finnegan pitched an inning with a strikeout, Sam Clay pitched an inning giving up a hit and a walk with a strikeout and Paolo Espino pitched a perfect inning. 

Brandon Nimmo drew two walks, Francisco Lindor had a hit and Alonso had two hits.  Michael Conforto had a hit and an RBI, J.D. Davis had a hit and Jeff McNeil had a hit.  Conforto hit a homerun and the Mets were 0-3 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base.  Conforto committed an error. 

Josh Harrison had a hit, Yadiel Hernandez had two hits and two RBI and Trea Turner had a hit.  Josh Bell drew a walk, Kyle Schwarber had two hits and an RBI.  Starlin Castro had a hit, an RBI and drew two walks, Alex Avila had an RBI and drew two walks and Andrew Stevenson had a hit and an RBI.  Joe Ross had a hit and an RBI, Victor Robles had a hit and the Nationals were 4-14 with runners in scoring position and left 8 men on base. 

In the first Hernandez hit a sac fly to give the Nationals a 1-0 lead.  In the second Ross hit an RBI single pushing the lead to 2-0.  In the third Schwarber hit an RBI single and Castro hit an RBI single extending the lead to 4-0.  In the fourth Hernandez hit an RBI single and it was a 5-0 lead.  In the bottom of the fourth Conforto hit a solo homerun cutting the lead to 5-1.  In the fifth Avila was hit by a pitch that brought a run home making it 6-1 and Stevenson grounded into a force out and a run scored pushing the score to 7-1 Nationals and that would be the final score. 

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