Thursday, June 30, 2016

The New York Mets are swept in Washington as they continue to reel

The New York Mets were defeated by the Washington Nationals on Wednesday night.  The game took place at Nationals Park in Washington D.C. and the final score was 4-2.  Logan Verrett started for the Mets and he pitched ok and Sean Gilmartin in relief wasn't very good.  The Mets only managed six hits and no one had a multi hit game. 

Verrett pitched five innings giving up four hits and two runs with four walks and a strikeout and he lost his fifth game of the season.  Antonio Bastardo pitched two perfect innings with a strikeout and Gilmartin pitched an inning giving up a hit and two runs with a walk. 

Max Scherzer started for the Nationals and he pitched 7 1/3 innings giving up two hits and no runs with a walk and ten strikeouts.  He earned his ninth win of the season.  Oliver Perez gave up a hit to his only batter, Blake Treinen pitched to one batter and retired him and Shawn Kelley saved his fourth game of the season pitching 1 1/3 innings giving up three hits and two runs with four strikeouts. 

Yoenis Cespedes had a hit, James Loney had a hit and two RBI and Asdrubal Cabrera had a hit.  Kelly Johnson had a hit and drew a walk, Brandon Nimmo had a hit and Curtis Granderson had a hit.  Johnson hit a double and Loney hit a homerun.  The Mets were 0-5 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base.  Johnson committed an error. 

Ben Revere had a hit and drew a walk, Jayson Werth had a hit and an RBI and Bryce Harper drew two walks.  Daniel Murphy had two hits and three RBI, Wilson Ramos drew a walk and Danny Espinosa had a hit and drew a walk.  Espinosa hit a double, Murphy hit two homeruns and the Nationals were 0-3 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base. 

In the second Murphy hit a solo homerun to give the Nationals a 1-0 lead.  In the third Werth hit a sac fly to make it a 2-0 Nationals lead.  Murphy hit a two run homerun in the eighth to extend the lead to 4-0.  In the ninth Loney hit a two run homerun to cut the lead to 4-2 but that would be the final score of the game. 

The Mets were swept in the three game series and continue to struggle as of late.  They have been hit with injuries and they just haven't been very good lately.  They will try to find their was at home with the Cubs coming to town for four big games.   

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