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3/13 Game Recap: Mets Top Nationals 7-5

By Danny Abriano

Thursday in Viera, the Mets took on the Nationals. Daisuke Matsuzaka got the start for the Mets, and there was an appearance later in the contest by Noah Syndergaard.

Mar 12, 2014; Port St. Lucie, FL, USA; New York Mets third baseman David Wright (5) bats against the St. Louis Cardinals in spring training action at Tradition Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports

Game Recap:

The Nationals jumped ahead 1-0 in the bottom of the first inning, when a Bryce Harper ground out drove in Denard Span, who had doubled earlier in the inning.

The Mets evened things at 1 in the top of the fourth when Josh Satin drove in David Wright with a double.

In the bottom of the seventh, the Nationals jumped ahead 2-1 when they plated a run off Noah Syndergaard after an Anthony Seratelli error at second base allowed the go ahead run to score.

In the top of the eighth, the Mets put up 4 runs to take a 5-2 lead. The runs came in on an RBI single, bases loaded walk, wild pitch, and sacrifice fly.

After Noah Syndergaard departed the bottom of the eighth with two runners on base, Jacob deGrom relieved him and served up a game tying 3 run home run to Brock Peterson to knot things at 5.

The Mets snatched the lead back in the top of the ninth, when Kirk Nieuwenhuis stroked a 2 run single to make it 7-5 New York.

Jacob deGrom remained on the mound for the bottom of the ninth, and shut the door to seal the victory.


  • Daisuke Matsuzaka allowed 1 run on 3 hits in 3.2 innings. He walked none and struck out 4.
  • Noah Syndergaard tossed 3.2 innings in what was likely his last Grapefruit League appearance. He allowed 3 runs (2 that scored after he left) on 2 hits, walked 2 and struck out 5.
  • Ruben Tejada went 0 for 3 and made another fielding error. He’s hitting .067 this spring.
  • Jacob deGrom appeared in relief and surrendered a 3 run homer (2 of the runs that scored were inherited)

Next Up:

The Mets travel to take on the Marlins tomorrow night. First pitch is 7:10 PM.

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