Game Recap: Mets Top Nats 7-4, Secure Back-to-Back Wins

The New York Mets (39-54) defeated the Washington Nationals this evening (47-48) by the score of 7-4. Zack Wheeler was dominant on the mound vs the Nats. The Mets offense was on point today with 10 hits.

Pitching

The aforementioned Wheeler was the starter against the Nationals this afternoon. He pitched 7.2 innings, giving up seven hits, four earned runs and striking out seven. Wheeler’s pitch count was at 113 pitches when he was removed in the eighth.

Anthony Swarzak came on in relief with and only needed one pitch to get out of the inning on a pop up to right field.

Jeurys Familia recorded a 1-2-3 ninth to secure a save and secure the win for the Mets.

Offense

Let’s go to the bottom of the second inning…

Amed Rosario drove in the first run of the game with an RBI single to right field to score Wilmer Flores against rookie starting pitcher Austin Voth

Zack Wheeler hit a long fly ball to left center field to score Kevin Plawecki to make it a two-run game for the Mets. Jose Reyes then advanced to third, and Amed Rosario advanced to second on the sac-fly.  

Brandon Nimmo grounded out to first baseman Matt Adams, in the follow up at-bat and Reyes came in to score the third run of the inning.

And now the bottom of the fifth…

Asdrubal Cabrera walked to lead off the inning. Jose Bautista followed with another walk to make it runners on first and second with no outs.

Michael Conforto came up to bat looking for a big hit and rewarded himself with a three-run blast to right field to give the Mets a commanding 6-0 lead.

Reyes then singled to right field and Wilmer Flores scored later in the frame making it 7-0, a lead the Mets would never relinquish.

The Mets were 4-for-9 with runners in scoring position with seven runners left on base.

On Deck

The Mets will be playing their last game before the all-star break tomorrow against the Nationals for the finale of the 4-game series. New York will also look to secure their first series win in what feels like forever. (They have gone 15 straight series coming into this one) Rookie Corey Oswalt will be on the mound for the Mets. Game time will be at 1:10 p.m.

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