Jun 20, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; New York Mets manager Terry Collins (10) walks onto the field to make a pitching change against the Atlanta Braves in the eighth inning at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

6/28 Game Recap: Mets Fall to Nats 6-4


Tonight at Citi Field, the Mets lost to the Nationals 6-4.

The Mets opened the scoring in the bottom of the fourth.  After David Wright doubled, Marlon Byrd hit a grounder to short that Ian Desmond threw away.  That allowed Wright to come around to score as the Mets went ahead 1-0.

Matt Harvey was on his game again, and had a perfect game with two outs in the fifth.  He was then victimized by Ian Desmond, who homered deep to left field.

The Mets came right back in the bottom of the inning, reclaiming the lead on a double off the bat of Marlon Byrd and a single by Josh Satin.  That made it 3-1 New York.  Josh Satin extended their advantage to 4-1 in the seventh when he hit a booming RBI double to right center.

With two outs in the eighth inning, one on and David Aardmsa pitching well, Terry Collins started over-managing.  First, he brought in Josh Edgin.  Edgin allowed a bloop double before being replaced by Brandon Lyon.  Lyon walked the first batter he faced before giving up a bases clearing double to Ryan Zimmerman that tied the game at 4.

After the Mets failed to score in the bottom of the eighth, Bobby Parnell came on for the ninth and gave up back to back doubles to give the Nats a 5-4 lead.  He then gave up a sacrifice fly that allowed the Nationals to extend their lead to 6-4.  That closed out the scoring.

Highlights:

  • Matt Harvey was dominant again.  He took a perfect game into the fifth, and ended up allowing just 1 run on 3 hits over 7 innings pitched.  He walked none and struck out 11 while lowering his ERA to 2.00

Thoughts:

The Mets were up 4-1 in the eighth with two outs.  David Aardsma was in, and he was pitching well.  Then, Terry Collins decided to over-manage the game into a tie.  Bobby Parnell had a bad inning in the ninth, and the Mets lost a game they had in the bag an inning prior.

Next Up:

The Mets play the second game of their three game set against Washington tomorrow afternoon at 1:10.  Dillon Gee gets the start for New York.  He’ll be opposed by Taylor Jordan, who’s making his debut for the Nats.

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