Posted by Craig Mitchell at 3:48 PM
Wednesday afternoon the Nats scored 3 times in the bottom of the 8th inning as they come from behind to beat the Mets 4-3.Noah Syndergaard started for the Mets and due to a high pitch count left after 5 innings. In the top of the 4th Ruben Tejada and Daniel Murphy singled. Then with 1st and 2nd the resurgent Kirk Nieuwenhuis doubled in the left field gap scoring both for a 2-0 lead. Kevin Plawecki followed with an RBI single to right to make it 3-0. In the bottom of the 4th the Nat’s scored their only run against Thor. Ian Desmond singled and stole 2nd, former Met Matt den Dekker walked and Desmond came home on a RBI single by Michael Taylor. Hansel Robles and Jenrry Mejia held the Nats in the 6th and 7th. In the 8th the Nats broke through for 3 runs beating up on Bobby Parnell. Taylor came through with a 2 run single to tie the game. Danny Espinosa’s RBI double scored Taylor to give the Nats the late lead. Syndergaard went 5 allowing 5 hits the 1 run (earned) he walked 5 and struck out 4. Parnell takes the loss in his first misstep since returning from Tommy John Surgery. Parnell allowed 3 runs on 3 hits walking 2 and striking out 1. Parnell is now 0-1. Matt Thornton gets the win in relieve improving to 1-0. Drew Storen pitched the 9th for his 29th save. Taylor went 2 for 5 with 3 RBI for Washington, Daniel Murphy went 2 for 4 for the Mets. With the loss the Mets drop 2 of 3 from the Nats in Washington. They return to 3 games behind in 2nd place in the NL East. Overall they are 49-46 on the year, 17-32 on the road. Thursday the Mets are back home at Citi Field to start a 4 games series against the Dodgers. Thursday night Bartolo Colon (9-8 4.86) goes for the Mets, Clayton Kershaw (7-6 2.68) goes for Los Angeles.