Mets 4, Nationals 3 (8/10/19)

The Mets scored two runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to earn another come-from-behind win over the Nationals, as they emerged with a 4-3 victory Saturday night at Citi Field. The win clinched the series for the Mets and they go for the sweep Sunday afternoon. It was the eighth-straight win for the Mets and they are now 15-1 in their last 16 games.

Luis Guillorme delivered a solo homer, his first in the majors, to tie the game in the eighth inning and J.D. Davis got the game winning hit with a sacrifice fly. Davis and Wilson Ramos hit back-to-back homers in the fourth inning to tie the game at 2-2.

The Nationals jumped on top early, thanks to a two-run homer by Juan Soto. It was the first of two round-trippers for Soto, who also took Seth Lugo deep in the top of the eighth inning. But Lugo settled down to pitch a scoreless ninth to pick up the win.

Noah Syndergaard started and after the early trouble, he threw 29 pitches in the first inning, settled down and was able to give the Mets seven innings. It was the sixth consecutive outing where Syndergaard pitched at least seven frames.

8 comments for “Mets 4, Nationals 3 (8/10/19)

  1. TexasGusCC
    August 11, 2019 at 2:36 am

    This is how you feel when you know that you lost two games that you couldn’t hold onto, and the boogeyGrom is waiting for you:

    Adam Eaton on Citi Field, house of horrors: “You can’t ride those waves, you can’t do that. Your rock bottoms are going to continue to be around and if we’re worried about yesterday it’s not going to be good. DeGrom doesn’t give a crap if we’re feeling sorry for ourselves.”
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    Also, very happy for Guillorme. I understand the Panik pickup, but I would like to see Guillorme get a chance to take that job. My first impression of Panik in the batter’s box is a lefty Nido, and that isn’t meant to be a compliment. Meaning, hits will come sometimes, but I don’t see lightning in his bat. Not that Guillorme is Zeus, but I’d like to see the kid take the job.

    • Peter Hyatt
      August 11, 2019 at 8:26 am

      Gus,

      McNeil moving from infield to outfield back to infield——

      I hope it doesn’t end up w hammy or calf strain. He’s prone.

      I’d like to see McNeil as the everyday 2nd baseman—-its best for his career and for the Team.

  2. Peter Hyatt
    August 11, 2019 at 8:24 am

    It has that weird “Mets magic” feel to it.

    Interesting interview in the NY Post w JD Davis—another hard nosed type.

    • AgingBull
      August 11, 2019 at 9:16 am

      That is a good interview with Davis. Thanks for the tip. It’s sometimes tough to keep up with the Mets living here in Texas. But the NY media jumps all over them when they’re hot and there is so much content.

  3. Eraff
    August 11, 2019 at 8:31 am

    Wow… Luis G!!!!!

    LGM!!!

  4. John Fox
    August 11, 2019 at 8:54 am

    I was shocked when the Nats intentionally walked Alonso to pitch to J. D. Davis with the winning run on third. He’s been so hot, and Alonso so prone to the K. I was certain.. absolutely certain, that Davis was going to drive in that winning run, which he did.

  5. Boomboom
    August 11, 2019 at 10:07 am

    Martinez may have given the game away by taking Corbin out after 7. Only 94 pitches and befuddling our guys with sliders. With their pen I dont understand why you d make that move.

  6. TexasGusCC
    August 11, 2019 at 11:10 am

    Editor’s Note – If you wish to discuss something not contained even tangentially in the article, please go to the Open Thread. And don’t use capital letters, either.

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