On a miserable, wet night at the park, the Mets fell to the Nationals this evening 1-7 in what was possibly the most meh game to ever meh. The game time was a long three hours and 42 minutes.
- Bartolo Colon was not sharp in this one, to say the least, and labored through most of his outing in which he couldn’t complete five innings. He walked five batters, which in itself is pretty bad. How about this, though: Colon only walked four the entire season heading into this one over eight games. His final line was 4.2 IP, 5 hits, 3 runs, 5 walks, and 4 strikeouts.
- As a matter of fact, the entire pitching corps couldn’t stop walking Nationals hitters tonight. They walked 11 overall. Seems like that’s not only a lot in general, but very out of the norm, right? Right. Heading into the game the Mets as a staff had walked the fewest batters in the majors. They also hit two batters. The fact that the Nationals only had seven runs in this game was kind of amazing, really.
- The Mets, again, had their chances to score but failed to execute. Their only run came on a homer (surprise), and the team struck out 11 times.
- Daniel Murphy stuck it to his old team, going 1-4 but driving in two runs.
- Juan Lagares made an amazing catch in the seventh inning, channelling Willie Mays. That’s about it for the excitement. Oh…Yoenis Cespedes also hit another home run (his 13th) so that was cool.