Posted by Craig Mitchell at 10:56 PM
Thursday night at Citi Field the Nationals came to town and continued their dominance over the Mets with a 6-2 win. The Loss snaps the Mets 4 game winning streak. Bartolo Colon started for the Mets and the Nats got to him for 6 runs (5 earned) on 7 hits in 3 innings. Colon was ejected in the top of the 4th after he plunked Jayson Werth with a pitch following a home run by Anthony Rendon. Manager Terry Collins was ejected as well. Tanner Roark had the hill for Washington and all he allowed was single runs by the Mets in the 5th and 7th innings. Anthony Recker hit a solo homer in the 5th to make it 6-1, for Recker his 7th homer on the year. In the 7th Dilson Herrera blooped an RBI single to right center scoring Lucas Duda. The Met bullpen held the Nats scoreless after replacing Colon. Diasuke Matsuzaka pitched 3 scoreless, Erik Goedell, Dario Alvarez and Gonzalez Germen all had scoreless appearances. Rendon went 3 for 5 with the homer and 2 RBI, Adam LaRoche went 2 for 5 with his 24th homer and 2 RBI. For the Mets Lucas Duda and Eric Young Jr. each went 2 for 4, Recker went 2 for 3. Colon takes the loss falling to 13-12. Roark improves to 13-10. The Mets fall to .500 at home with a record of 36-36, overall they stand at 71-76. Friday night is game two of the series, Dillon Gee (6-7 3.74) goes for the Mets, Gio Gonzalez (8-9 3.78) goes for the Nats.