March 31, 2014; New York, NY, USA; General view of Citi Field before an opening day baseball game against the Washington Nationals. Mandatory Credit: William Perlman/THE STAR-LEDGER via USA TODAY Sports

3/31 Game Recap: Nationals top Mets 9-7

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Monday at Citi Field, the Mets took on the Nationals on Opening Day.

Game Recap:

The Mets jumped out to an early 3-0 lead when Andrew Brown crushed a three-run homer in the bottom of the first.
The Nationals cut the lead to 3-2 in the top of the second when Adam LaRoche hit a long two-run homer to right.
In the bottom of the second, the Mets extended their lead to 4-2 when Eric Young, Jr. delivered a sacrifice fly.
The Nationals tied the game in the top of the seventh when they scored on an RBI double and a run scoring walk.
In the bottom of the eighth, the Mets took the lead 5-4 when Juan Lagares smoked a solo homer to left center.
The Mets were one strike away from a victory in the top of the ninth, but Bobby Parnell allowed a game tying hit to Denard Span.
After the Mets failed to score in the bottom of the ninth, the Nationals plated four runs in the 10th to take a 9-5 lead.
David Wright hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the 10th to get the Mets within 9-7, but they got no closer.

Highlights:

  • Dillon Gee allowed 4 runs on 4 hits in 6.2 innings pitched. He walked 2 and struck out 5.
  • Eric Young, Jr. went 0 for 4 with a sacrifice fly and 4 strikeouts.
  • Juan Lagares went 2 for 4 with a walk. He homered in the bottom of the eighth.
  • David Wright went 3 for 5 with a home run. He scored 2 and drove in 2.
  • Bobby Parnell blew the save in the 9th, allowing a game-tying double with 2 outs.

Next Up:

The Mets are off Tuesday.

They take on the Nationals Wednesday at 7:10 PM. Bartolo Colon gets the start for New York.

 

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