The Mets scored three runs in the first and never looked back. Behind eight good innings from Bartolo Colon, they beat the Nationals 5-2 to take the second game of a three game series.
The Mets opened the scoring on a base hit by Eric Campbell to score two runs. Then Twitter sensation, #FreeLagares, Juan Lagares, drove in the third run. It was 3-0 against Gio Gonzalez, so it was up to Colon to hold the lead, which thanks to a spectacular defensive play by Lagares, he did.
Jenrry Mejia, in his new closing role, pitched the ninth, allowing a meaningless hit, but striking out two batters to retire the side.