May 13, 2014; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Zack Wheeler (45) pitches against the New York Yankees during the first inning of a game at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

5/18 Game Recap: Mets fall to Nats 6-3


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.

Game Recap:

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.

After a Ruben Tejada error prolonged the bottom of the third, Wilson Ramos drove a two-run double to left-center to give the Nationals a 3-1 lead.

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.

Highlights:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Daisuke Matsuzaka allowed a run in the eighth.

Up Next:

The Mets are off Monday.

They return to action on Tuesday, when they play the first of three against the Dodgers at Citi Field. Rafael Montero gets the start for the Mets, opposed by Josh Beckett for Los Angeles.


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