Game 149 Recap: Nationals Take Yet Another from Mets, 2-0
In the words of my grandfather, “Oh, my.” For the third game in-a-row, the Mets fell prey to the Washington Nationals. Nats starter Brad Peacock enjoyed a fine career debut (as a starter), hurling five shut-out innings, giving-up just two walks, three walks, while striking-out two batters. The Nats bullpen baffled Mets hitters too, combining for four scoreless innings, with Drew Storen shutting the door for his thirty-seventh save.
While the Mets bats certainly couldn’t figure out the Nats pitchers, Mike Pelfrey quietly pitched a brilliant game. Pelf went seven innings, giving-up six hits, two runs (zero earned), two walks, while striking-out six batters. Thanks to a David Wright error, Pelfrey’s two runs were unearned. Aside from Pelfrey, Miguel Batista and Josh Stinson combined for two scoreless innings too. So for those counting at home, that’s nine innings of technically scoreless baseball from Mets pitchers.
Given the quality Mets pitching in last night’s game, the loss is only the fault of the offense. The Mets were only able to scatter four hits, including a double by Justin Turner. As a team, the Mets went 1-for-11 with runners in scoring position, and left ten runners on-base. Even if Pelfrey had thrown a no-hitter, the Mets offense still would have prevented a win.
The Mets are now 71-78.