Mets: Three takeaways from Thursday’s loss to the Nats

By Danny Abriano
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Sep 9, 2014; New York, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) pitches during the first inning against the Colorado Rockies at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

Here are three takeaways from Thursday’s Mets loss to the Nationals…

Jake fell apart after Flores’ error

After Wilmer Flores‘ error in the fourth inning on what should’ve been a routine 6-4-3 double play, Jacob deGrom fell apart.

DeGrom, who had yet to allow a hit, said after the game that he got away from himself and started to overthrow after the error, and it showed.

After the error, Jayson Werth singled, Bryce Harper walked, and the Nationals then scored two more runs without the benefit of a hit.

Aside from the fact that the error led to three runs and disrupted deGrom, it also made him throw tons of pitches he wouldn’t have had to throw otherwise.

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