Tonight at Citi Field, Carlos Torres pitched, the Nationals hit, and that was pretty much all she wrote in the Mets’ 9-0 loss.
In the third inning, Torres gave up a 3 run homer to Jayson Werth as the Nats expanded their lead to 5-0. Torres was right back at it in the fourth, surrendering another bomb - a solo shot by Tyler Moore that made it 6-0 Nationals.
While the Mets’ pitchers were getting annihilated, their bats were doing nothing. Nationals starter Gio Gonzalez took a no hitter into the bottom of the seventh, but his bid was broken up when Zach Lutz (who was pinch hitting) lined a leadoff single down the first base line.
Lutz’s hit was the only one the Mets would get, as Gio Gonzalez tossed a complete game shutout.
- Carlos Torres got the start for the Mets and got crushed. In 4 innings of work, he gave up 6 runs on 5 hits (including 4 home runs). He walked 2 and struck out 4.
As ugly as tonight’s game was to watch, it comes down to this: The Mets started a pitcher who won’t be starting for the team in 2014, and relieved him with someone (Greg Burke) who has a miniscule chance of being on the club next year. Those two pitchers gave up 9 runs, and that was the game.