Posted by Craig Mitchell at 10:40 PM
Thursday night in game 2 of a split double header in Washington, Gio Gonzalez allowed just 1 hit in 7 innings while striking out 12, the Nationals blank the Mets 3-0. The Mets only tallied two hits on the game. Daniel Murphy singled in the 1st inning. Then in the 8th, Curtis Granderson reached on an infield single and that was all the offense for the Mets. Zach Wheeler started and finished his 2014 with a loss. The Nationals scored three times of Wheeler in the bottom of the 4th on a fielder’s choice by Tyler Moore, Wilson Ramos scored on a passed ball and Wheeler hit Anthony Rendon to cap the scoring. Wheeler went 5 innings allowing just 4 hits 3 runs (all earned) he walked 3 and struck out 7. He takes the loss falling to 11-11 and finishing with a 3.54 era. Gonzales set a career high with this 12 k’s and improves to 10-10. The Mets drop 2 of 3 to the Nats on their final road trip of 2014 and are now 77-82 and finish 39-42 on the road. Tomorrow night the Mets start their final series of the year a Citi Field against the Astros. Jonathon Niese (9-11 3.50) goes for the Mets, Brad Peacock (4-9 4.82) goes for Houston.