April 8th 2015 -- Nats 2, Mets 1

Wednesday night in Washington, Jordan Zimmerman out-dueled Jacob DeGrom as the Nationals beat the Mets 2-1.  DeGrom made one mistake. That came in the bottom of the first inning. Yunel Escobar singled. Then a batter later Ryan Zimmerman took a DeGrom offering over the left field wall to make it 2-0.  In the top of the 2nd the Mets answered right back.  Following back to back singles by Daniel Murphy and Juan Lagares, Travis d’Arnaud singled home Murphy and it was 2-1.  After that both Zimmerman and DeGrom went unblemished in the run department, but the Met offense failed to pull them through.  DeGrom went 6 allowing 6 hits the 2 runs (both earned) walking 2 and striking out 6. He’s the tough luck loser falling to 0-1. Zimmerman went 6 as well, allowing 5 hits, a run (earned) and striking out 4 notching the win, he’s now 1-0.  Rafael Montero made his 2015 debut with a pair of scoreless innings in relief.  Drew Storen notches his first save on the year for Washington. Thursday afternoon at 1:05 est the Mets conclude their first series of the year. Matt Harvey makes his return to the mound for the Mets. Fellow fireballer Stephen Strasburg goes for the Nats. 


Ernest Dove said...

Oh well, Happy Harvey Day tomorrow
If u told me last week the mets would be heading into thursday with chance to win a road series against everybodys damn world series pick I'd be ecstatic.

Mack Ade said...

I can't believe I'm already talking about a 'game of inches'...

a bad bunt... a single pitch to Zimmerman... and a framed ball four to Granderson... any one of these would have changed the makeup and outlook of the game.

No more pitcher injuries.

You can't average 5 hits a game and win two in a row against a team like this

Nice appearance by Montero

Thomas Brennan said...

Even the best of the best lose 60 games. This team will shake it off and move on.

Mack's Mets © 2012