Rick Porcello gave the Mets their best performance from a starting pitcher since their day off but the bats took the night off, resulting in a 2-1 loss to the Nationals Tuesday night.
Porcello gave up a run in each of the first two innings but settled in to go six innings on the night. In his last two starts, Porcello has delivered 13 IP, 3 ER, 0 BB and 9 Ks. Those kind of results from him are a welcome sight, especially after what he gave the Mets in his first two starts of the season.
The Mets’ only run came on a triple by Andres Gimenez and a sac fly by Luis Guillorme, the team’s double play combo for the night. It was the third extra-base hit of the year for Gimenez in 41 ABs, the same total Amed Rosario has in 58. Guillorme had two hits in the game and now is batting .333 in his last 36 ABs dating back to last year.