Friday, May 13, 2022

New York Mets get beat by the Washington Nationals as Tyler Megill struggles


The New York Mets were defeated by the Washington Nationals on Wednesday.  The game took place at Nationals Park in Washington D.C. and the final score was 8-3.  Tyler Megill started for the Mets and was horrible.  The bullpen pitched well and Brandon Nimmo led the offense with three hits. 

Megill pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up eight hits and eight runs with a walk and a strikeout and lost his second game of the season.  Trevor Williams pitched 3 2/3 innings giving up two hits and a walk with two strikeouts and Stephen Nogosek pitched three innings giving up two walks and he struck out three. 

Aaron Sanchez started for the Nationals and he pitched 5 1/3 innings giving up six hits and three runs with a strikeout and won his second game of the season.  Austin Voth pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up two hits and he struck out one, Victor Arano pitched 1 1/3 innings with two strikeouts and Paolo Espino pitched an inning giving up two hits. 

Nimmo had three hits, Starling Marte had a hit and Pete Alonso had two hits and two RBI.  Eduardo Escobar had a hit, Jeff McNeil had a hit and Luis Guillorme had two hits.  Nimmo hit a double, Alonso hit a homerun and the Mets were 2-8 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base. 

Cesar Hernandez had three hits and drew a walk, Juan Soto had a hit, two RBI and drew a walk and Josh Bell had a hit.  Nelson Cruz had a hit, three RBI and drew a walk, Yadiel Hernandez had a hit and drew a walk and Keibert Ruiz had two hits and an RBI.  Maikel Franco had an RBI, Dee Strange-Gordon had a hit and an RBI and Hernandez hit a double.  Soto and Cruz each hit a homerun and the Nationals were 3-5 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.  Ruiz had a stolen base and Franco committed an error. 

In the first Marte hit an RBI single and Alonso hit a two-run homerun giving the Mets a 3-0 lead.  IN the bottom of the first Soto hit a two-run homerun cutting the lead to 3-2.  Ruiz hit an RBI single to tie the game at three and Franco hti a sac fly giving the Nationals a 4-3 lead.  Strange-Gordon hit an RBI single pushing the lead to 5-3.  In the bottom of the second Cruz hit a three-run homerun extending the lead to 8-3 and that would be the final score.  The two teams will play the rubber game of the three-game series on Thursday afternoon.   

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