The Mets climbed back to .500 with their third win in a row tonight. Noah Syndergaard was on top of his game, leading the Mets to a decisive 6-2 win over the Nationals in Washington.
The big righty didn’t allow a hit until the sixth inning, and other than the two-run home run he surrendered to Victor Robles in the sixth inning, he maintained control all night, allowing just four hits and one walk over eight innings with six strikeouts. Syndergaard seemed to adjust his game plan a bit, relying more on his sinking two-seam fastball and less on the slider that has eluded him this season. He peppered in plenty of curve balls, changeups and four-seam fastballs to keep the Nationals off balance.
The Mets got all the scoring they’d need in the first inning, courtesy of a Wilson Ramos grand slam. Hopefully, the big bop gets the struggling buffalo off the schneid because the Mets could sure use his bat. Brandon Nimmo drove in a run with an RBI double in the sixth inning and Dominic Smith added an insurance run with a pinch hit home run in the ninth inning. Seth Lugo closed it out with a three-strikeout ninth inning.