The Nationals jumped on top early and held on for a 5-3 win over the Mets Tuesday night in Washington. It was the Mets’ sixth loss in their last seven games.
Steven Matz surrendered two homers and five runs in three innings to put the Mets in an early hole. But the bullpen came up with five scoreless innings, including an inning apiece by Dellin Betances and Edwin Diaz, to give the bats a chance.
The Mets got three runs back and had chances to add more but couldn’t get the timely hit. They were also done in by bad baserunning by Brian Dozier and bad ball/strike calls by home plate ump Laz Diaz. Whatever happened to the automated strike zone we were promised for these Covid games? It sure would have come in handy tonight.