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Mets: Bruce, Gonzalez lead offense to a sweep in a “grand” way

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WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 08: Adrian Gonzalez
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Game 2- April 7, 2018

The Mets found themselves playing another chilly ball game in D.C. Steven Matz was on the mound for the “good guys” with Gio Gonzalez on the hill for the bad ones.

Gonzalez has always pitched well against the Mets in the past, leaving fans wondering if the bats would come alive or not.

The offense showed just enough life to take game 2 from the Nats, 3-2.

The hitting started in the first, with a leadoff single from Cabrera, who is silently having a great start to his season. The Mets threatened in the first with Cabrera advancing to third and Wilmer Flores walking his way onto first, but nothing came of it.

Lagares singled in the second, and Bruce doubled in the fourth, but Gonzalez didn’t come through.

The scoring started for the Mets in the 6th when Frazier doubled and scored on a single from d’Arnaud. Bruce singles again in the 6th, but the one run from d’Arnaud was all the Mets would put up.

It was 2-1 Nationals when the Mets entered the 7th inning. Rosario singled and scored on a Cabrera double, tying the game at 2. Cespedes grounded out, advancing Cabrera to third. Conforto was intentionally walked and took off early in an attempt to steal a base. Frazier grounded out, which would have ended on a double play if Conforto hadn’t taken off for second early.

With only one out coming from Frazier’s groundout, Cabrera was able to score from third, making the score 3-2. Frazier’s groundout wound up winning the game for the Mets.

The Mets were then up 2 games on the series, ensuring a series win, but they wanted the sweep.

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