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Mets lose a close one to the Nationals to drop 5 games under 500

By Gary W. Marchese Jr.

Seattle, WA (Sept 12) – The New York Mets lost to the Washington Nationals by the score of 3-2 on Monday night. R.A. Dickey made the start and pitched well. The bullpen did a good job but the offense did very little all night. The Mets managed three hits in the game. They did draw four walks. The Nationals bullpen completely shut down the Mets offense.

Dickey pitched seven innings giving up eight hits and three runs with two of them being earned, no walks, and struck out seven. Dickey took the loss and is 8-12 on the season. Drew Stinson pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up one hit, Daniel Herrera faced one batter and got him out and D.J. Carrasco pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up one hit and struck out one. Tim Byrdak faced one batter and retired him.

David Wright, Angel Pagan and Nick Evans each had a hit. Wright had an RBI and a walk and Pagan had an RBI. Justin Turner and Lucas Duda each had a walk. Jason Bay had a walk Pagan had a double. The Mets were 2-6 with runners in scoring position and they left five men on base. Wright made an error and Bay had an outfield assist.

Wilson Ramos had an RBI single in the fifth inning to give the Nationals a 1-0 lead. In the sixth, Rick Ankiel had an RBI single to push the lead to 2-0 Nationals. In the bottom of the sixth Wright had an RBI single and Pagan had an RBI double to tie the game at two. In the seventh inning, Steve Lombardozzi had an RBI single to make it 3-2 Nationals and that would be all the scoring in the game.

The Mets lost the first of four to the Nationals. The Mets have lost three straight and five of six. The Mets are five games under 500 for the first time since August 30th. A miscue by Reyes and Wright led to the Nationals first run a day after they made four errors that cost them. It is going to be hard now for the Mets to be a 500 team that they would like to be.

gmarchesej Posted by on September 13, 2011. Filed under Mets,MLB News,News and Sports with Gary W. Marchese Jr.,Sports,US Sports. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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