Game 148 Recap: Nationals Take Another from Mets, 3-2
Same score as last game, and same result. The Mets were not able to out-score the Nationals, as they fell–yet again–3-2. Unlike last game, where the Mets offense only collected three hits, they did match the Nats with eleven hits. However, the team went 2-9 with runners in scoring position, and left ten men on-base.
Dillon Gee pitched solid for the Mets, hurling 5.6 innings, giving-up six hits, two earned-runs, two walks, and five strikeouts. With the exception of Dale Thayer, the Mets bullpen combined for three scoreless innings. That “exception” was a big one, however. Thayer surrendered one earned-run and two hits in just 1/3 of an inning. The run was all the Nationals needed to take the game away from the Mets.
Even though Mets batters connected for a lot of hits (eleven) only one of them (a double by Josh Thole) was an extra-base hit. Jose Reyes, Ruben Tejada, and Lucas Duda all enjoyed multi-hit games, but the rest of the lineup was unable to take a page out of their books.
The loss drops the Mets down to 71-77.