Maybe it's not a spin, but on Tuesday night, the Mets look like they've had a little hangover since the collapse of Monday night. With a lackluster offensive, the Mets dropped their second straight game to the Nationals, losing 5-2 at Citi Field.
It's the first series the Mets (12-4) have lost this season and the first time they've lost two games in a row. The Nationals (9-9) had gathered in the last two innings on Monday night for seven runs by the Mets Bulls. After this loss, Mickey Callaway had said that the Mets were a good team and could not allow this game to spin them.
Tuesday was not the bounce he expected, the Mets were 0-by-9 with runners in the standings, they 11 runners allowed the Nationals to run over them, the Mets allowed three stolen bases – all resulted in runs.
Tuesday, the nationals did most of their damage against starter Zack Wheeler.
He allowed three Runs on seven strokes. He went three and hit two in sec hs innings work out. Against a team that hit him hard in spring training, Wheeler had to grind, but with two hits on the plate, he gave the Mets more than a chance.
Trea Turner scored three goals (two from Wheeler), hit the base four times, scored twice and stole a base. Moises Sierra scored twice and catcher Pedro Severino drove in two runs for the Nationals, who took the lead after four innings 3-0.
Wheeler unleashed the Mets rally in fifth and led the night with his career-high single. Amed Rosario doubled and Wheeler defeated Asdrubal Cabrera with a long throw. Rosario hit Yoene's Cespedes & # 39; ground first when Ryan Zimmerman's throw on the plate was offline.
The Nationals scored two goals from Robert Gsellman, who did not enter the Mets meltdown last night. He went to Turner to lead the seventh. Turner finished second and after Gsellman kicked out Bryce Harper, he was able to score Ryan Zimmerman's two-pointers to the left. The Nationals used a similar formula to win Gsellman in the eighth again, with Michael Taylor finishing with a single lead, finishing second and landing on Severino's bottom.
GAME OF THE GAME
Asdrubal Cabrera's stop of Howie Kendrick's keen ground ball in the first. The second baseman from Mets dived to the left, holding the ball and throwing himself off his knee to receive the Nationals second baseman.
The Nationals shot down an insurance run in seventh auxiliary Robert Gsellman The Mets had closed in one run. Gsellman, who had not fired into the Metals oil spill the previous night, took off with Trea Turner. Turner came in second, scoring on Ryan Zimmerman's two-way to the left. It deflated Citi Field.
STAR OF THE GAME
Trea Turner wreaked havoc on the Mets. The Nationals shortstop scored three goals, reached the base four times, scored two runs and stole a base.
STAT THE DAY
3. The Mets allowed three stolen bases on Tuesday night and all three led to runs. The Mets have allowed a major league to lead 21 stolen bases this season.
Gio Gonzalez held the Mets to two runs in eight strokes over 5.1 innings. He improved in Citi Field with a 1.78 ERA in 15 career starts to 11-1.
Beat the clutch. The Mets, who were proud of their clutch strokes, went 0-for-9 with runners in the standings, leaving 11 runners behind.
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