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.