MMO Game Recap: Mets 5, Nationals 2

juan lagares scores

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.

It really was Juan Lagares day. After his RBI hit in the first, he drove in two more runs on a home run in the third to make it 5-0 Mets. Then in the sixth, he robbed Jayson Werth of a home run.

Lagares Steals HR

Jenrry Mejia, in his new closing role, pitched the ninth, allowing a meaningless hit, but striking out two batters to retire the side.

The win was the Mets first against the Nats in nine tries. They will try to win the series tomorrow when Zack Wheeler faces off against Jordan Zimmermann.