MMO Game Recap: Nationals 4, Mets 2

bartolo colonThe Mets (76-81) lost to the Nationals (92-64) tonight by a score of 4 to 2 in Washington.

What you should know:

The Mets fell to the Nationals for the 14th time this season tonight behind a strong effort from starting pitcher Tanner Roark who won his 15th game of the season.

Bartolo Colon fielded himself into trouble in the 5th inning. After he failed to break off the mound to cover 1st base, Adam LaRoche made him pay with a big 3-run shot into the right field stands. It was LaRoche’s 6th home run this year against the Mets, the most against any one team.

The only Met with multiple hits was Wilmer Flores, who scored 2 runs and recorded his 12th double of the season.

Travis d’Arnaud hit his 3rd triple of the season but also committed his 9th error. That ranks 4th highest in baseball.

Carlos Torres, Josh Edgin and Daisuke Matsuzaka combined for 2 scoreless innings.

The Mets were a dismal 1 for 11 with runners in scoring position. They squandered multiple opportunities throughout the game including in the 7th when they loaded the bases twice and scored just a single run.

On Deck:

The Mets continue their series against the Nationals on Wednesday with Dillon Gee (7-8, 3.88 ERA) facing Gio Gonzalez (9-10, 3.74 ERA)

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1988. I was born in 1988 and as Mets fans we all know what that means. I lived through 1969 by hearing old stories from Tom Seaver and relived 1986 over and over in my head, pretending I was there as the final out was recorded. Being a Mets fan isn't easy and it isn't always fun but all of the bad will make the good so much sweeter. Baseball games aren't sprints and neither is building a winning team. I'm here for the long haul. Let's Go Mets!