What a frustrating game for the Mets, as they had the game in their favor until the eighth inning, and ended up losing the game 4-3.
- Today was a big game for Noah Syndergaard, as he had a chance to give the Mets a series victory against the Nationals, but struggled with his command, as he let up five walks in five innings. After today’s start, Syndergaard’s ERA is below 3.00.
- Kirk Nieuwenhuis had a huge double off of Jordan Zimmerman, that plated two runs and gave the Mets an early lead.
- Kevin Plawecki picked up RBI number 16 with a single in the fourth inning.
- The game turned around for the Nationals when Bobby Parnell came in. With a 3-1 lead, Parnell walked Ian Desmond, which opened up the floodgates. Matt den Dekker would get on base with a single towards centerfield. Michael Taylor would come through for the Nationals, as he had a two-run single. Taylor would steal second, and score on an RBI single from Danny Espinosa.
Walks will come back and haunt you, especially with a lead, and the Mets were hurt quite a bit with the amount of base on balls they let up. The Mets will look to bounce back against Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers tomorrow, as Bartolo Colon will be starting for the Mets.