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Mets lose by one run again to the Nationals

By Gary W. Marchese Jr.

Flushing, NY (Sept 14) – The New York Mets lost to the Washington Nationals on Tuesday night by the score of 3-2. Dillon Gee started and pitched well but did not give them distance. The bullpen overall did a good job. The offense didn’t do that much, Chien-Ming Wang gave up a lot of hits but only a couple of runs and the Nationals bullpen shut the Mets down.

Gee pitched 5 2/3 innings giving up six hits, two runs, and two walks and striking out five batters. Pedro Beato faced one batter and got him out, Dale Thayer pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up two hits and one run, he also struck out one and Tim Byrdak retired the only batter that he faced. Bobby Parnell pitched two innings giving up two hits, he struck out three, and Daniel Herrera pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up one hit.

Jose Reyes had three hits, a walk, Ruben Tejada had two hits, and Lucas Duda had three hits and an RBI. Angel Pagan had a hit, a walk, Willie Harris had a hit, and Josh Thole had a hit. Thole had a double, the Mets were 2-9 with runners in scoring position, and they left 10 men on base.

The Mets took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the fifth on a Duda single and error by Jayson Werth the right fielder. The Nationals tied it in the sixth on a Rick Ankiel RBI double and Michael Morse RBI double. Ryan Zimmerman had an RBI single in the seventh to give the Nationals a 3-2 lead. That would be all the scoring in the game.

The Mets are now 71-77 as they have struggled down the stretch. The Mets have lost the first two of this four game series at Citi Field. The difference in this game was the bullpens. The Nationals bullpen did a great job and the Mets struggled a little bit. The Mets are just trying to stay competitive like they have for most of the year but they are fading further away from 500 which has to be a goal of theirs at this point. The Mets and Nationals will play game three of four on Wednesday night and then finish the series on Thursday afternoon.

gmarchesej Posted by on September 14, 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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