Posted by Craig Mitchell at 10:33 PM
Tuesday night in D.C., Eric Campbell singled home a pair of runs to give the Mets the lead in top of the 7th inning. The Mets beat the Nationals 7-2. Jacob deGrom started for the Mets and continued his amazing sophomore season. The Amazins took a 1-0 lead in the 4th when a broken bat infield single by Wilmer Flores brought home Curtis Granderson. deGrom’s only mistake came in the 5th when Yunel Escobar led off with a double. deGrom then retired the next two batters and almost got out of the inning when Wilson Ramos hit a opposite field 2 run homer, his 9th on the year and it was 2-1 Nats. The Mets took the lead for good in the 7th. Flores singled. Kirk Nieuwenhuis reached on an error to make to make it 2nd and 3rd. That brought up Campbell who’s 2 run single to right brought the pair home. In the top of the 9th the Mets scored 4 more times on RBI singles by Granderson, Ruben Tejada and Daniel Murphy. Flores brought home the game’s final run on a fielder’s choice. deGrom went 6 innings allowing just 3 hits the 2 runs (earned) and striking out 8. He gets his 10th win; he’s now 10-6. His ERA stands at 2.18. The Mets got scoreless innings in the 7th, 8th and 9th from Jenrry Mejia, Bobby Parnell and Jeurys Familia to close it out. Offensively the Mets managed 10 hits on the game. Flores went 2 for 4 with 2 RBI, Granderson also added 2 hits. The Mets improve to 49-45 and are now 17-31 on the road. The pick up a game on the Nats and are now 2 games back of 1st in the NL East. Wednesday afternoon it’s the rubber game of the series. The game starts at 12:35 est. Noah Syndergaard (4-5 3.05) looks to bring the Mets to within 1 game of the Nats. Jordan Zimmerman (8-5 3.27) goes for Washington.