Zack Wheeler was uneven on Sunday and the Mets were sloppy in the field, which was too much to overcome as they fell to the Nationals 6-3.
The Mets took an early 1-0 lead when Juan Centeno delivered an RBI single in the second inning.
In the bottom half of the frame, Zack Wheeler allowed the Nats to tie it when he surrendered a long solo homer to Ian Desmond.
Ramos then helped the Nationals extend their lead to 5-1 in the fifth, when he stroked a two-run single.
In the seventh, the Mets scored two runs on RBI singles from Juan Lagares and Juan Centeno.
The Nationals added a run off Daisuke Matsuzaka in the eighth to take a 6-3 lead and close out the scoring.
- Zack Wheeler got the start and was erratic. In six innings of work, he allowed five runs (three earned) on six hits. He walked two and struck out five. His ERA stands at 4.53.
- David Wright went 2 for 3 with a walk and a run scored.
- Juan Lagares went 1 for 4 with an RBI.
- Daniel Murphy extended his hitting streak to ten games while going 1 for 4.
- Juan Centeno went 2 for 4 with two RBI.
- Eric Young, Jr. went 2 for 4. He’s in a 2 for 24 rut.
- Jeurys Familia tossed a scoreless seventh.
- Daisuke Matsuzaka allowed a run in the eighth.
The Mets are off Monday.