The Mets may have lost one of the only reasons to feel upset over the rest of their season.
Rookie Jeff McNeil, whose eleven-game strikes are tied for the longest active series in the majors, was removed, with right-sided tightness after the sixth inning of Sunday's 15-0 loss to the Nationals, the 14 of their runs in the last two innings.
McNeil, who went 1-for-2 with a walk before he was pulled, is batting .487 (19-for-39) during his streak. The second baseman has certainly hit in each of his last 13 starts and beats since debuting on the 24th of July .340.
On Sunday, with most runs in the National League since the All-Star break, the Mets went back to the apparent, which ended the first half with the NL's worst offense and only gained three wins, with only one ̵
After the back-to-back shutout, Steven Matz (5-11), the participants, extended Mets' goalless pitch to 24 innings and opened with five shut-out innings. Matz had one of his strongest efforts of the year, allowing a run over seven innings, allowing five punches and one way, with seven strikeouts.
It was an MLB-high ninth time this season that a Mets starter threw at least seven innings, allowing a run or less, and the team was still losing.
Before an RBI was knocked out by Juan Soto in the sixth inning, Washington had gone 32 innings without counting. Then came an eight-run eighth-inning, in which Paul Sewald allowed five runs and only one exception. Corey Oswalt allowed another six runs in the ninth, highlighted by Mark Reynolds & # 39; Grand Slam.