In this evenings action the 3-4 Mets fell to the 3-4 Nationals 6-2.
First inning saw the Mets leave runners in scoring position in what seems to be a reoccurring trend. Jose singled and moved up to second on a wild pitch only to be stranded there after a strike out and 2 line outs.
With 2 outs in the second inning the Nats got something going. A single to Rick Ankiel followed by an uncharacteristic 2 walks from Dickey loaded the bases. Luckily with two outs, the pitcher was up. However in his best Chris Young impersonation, Jordan Zimmerman singled in two. Pudge was out on the play trying to make sure the 2nd runner scored. Score 0-2.
Top of the third inning we saw Wild Dickey again. After getting 2 outs Dickey walked the next two batters giving him four for the game. Luckily he was able to retire the next hitter on a ground out to Jose Reyes.
Bottom of the fourth inning saw a lead off double (3rd of the year) from David Wright, a ground out from Beltran moving Wright to 3rd, and a sac fly from Davis to bring in Wright. Score 1-2.
Top of the fifth inning Dickey became very hittable giving up 3 straight one out singles. Following those singles Dickey walked the next batter (5th of the game) to force in a run. Looking like the game could be broken wide open Jose Reyes made an amazing dive was able to get up tag 2nd and throw to 1st for an incredible inning ending double play. Score 1-3.
With one out in the bottom of the 5th Baby Met Josh Thole singled to LF. Following Thole was PH Baby Met Lucas Duda who doubled to RF to plate Thole. Unfortunately Duda was stranded at 2B. Score 2-3.
Bottom of the 6th with one out Beltran doubled over the head of CF Ankiel only to again be stranded at 2B.
Bottom of the 7th inning the Mets got 2 straight walks to put runners on 1st and 2nd. Hu PH for Carrasco laying down a perfect bunt to send Thole and Emaus to 2nd and 3rd with Reyes and Pagan coming up. Strike out, soft roller.
Top of the 8th inning Tim Byrdak came in to get Adam LaRoche swinging, walked Morse the RH, and then gave up a single to the LH Ankiel. Collins called on Parnell to get out of the inning. Parnell promptly walked the first batter to load the bases. Then with one out gave up a 2 RBI single to Pudge. Following a walk to PH Matt Stairs, Parnell gave up a scoring ground out to Ian Desmond. With 2 outs Collins stuck with Parnell who struck out Werth to end the inning. Score 2-6.
Bottom of the ninth produced only a 2 out single from Josh Thole. Daniel Muprhy grounded out to SS to end the game.
Tomorrow’s game 7:10 PM.