After an initial onslaught to open up the series, the New York Mets have dropped the next 2 games to the Washington Nationals, today by a score of 4-1. Dillon Gee (7-7, 4.07 ERA) to the loss.
Box Score and Lowlights here.
Dillon Gee had been fantastic for the last 10 starts, staying away from the home run ball for the last 5. As was the case with the Mets Grand Slam-less streak from a few years back, 2 home runs came rather quickly thereafter. On a 3-2 count with 2 out in the 2nd, Gee threw a changeup up in the zone to Ian Desmond, who placed it into the first few rows of the left-center field seats. On the very next pitch, Denard Span crushed an inside 2-seamer into right field stands.
Haren was fantastic over 7 innings, striking out 6. The Mets were able to scratch a run off of him in the 6th, when David Wright got Eric Young, Jr home, who singled earlier in the inning and stole 2nd with David up and 2 out.
There was about an hour rain delay with 1 out in the 8th, the game wrapping up rather quickly once returning to action at 6:15PM EST.
- Dillon went 7 innings, giving up 4 runs on 6 hits (3 HR allowed), striking out 2.
- Dan Haren limited the Mets to 3 hits over 7.
- Eric Young, Jr. (sore knee) was back in the lineup, going 1-4, stealing 2nd once and scoring on Wright’s RBI single.
This is what usually happens when you drop a game you should have won: more often than not, that same opposition pretty much takes control of the next 9 innings. Today was less due to offensive ineptitude combined with Dillon’s struggles and more due to an excellent work day for Dan Haren. Hopefully, the Mets can put any momentum the Nats have built up the last two games to a halt tomorrow.
The New York Mets (46-55) attempt to split the 4-game series with the Washington Nationals (51-54) tomorrow at 1:35PM EST. RHP Carlos Torres (1-1, 0.94 ERA) will take on RHP Taylor Jordan (0-3, 3.68 ERA).
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