What is there to say about the New York Mets series against the Washington Nationals. The Mets were swept in the three game series at Citi Field. They look like a dead team walking, they have no heart, no fight and just look like they have quit on manager Terry Collins. It is amazing how bad the Mets have been at home in the second half of the season. The Washington Nationals have the best record in baseball so it wasn’t an easy task to begin with.
The Mets lost 5-1 on Monday, 5-3 on Tuesday and 2-0 on Wednesday. The offense is completely anemic lately and especially at home. Three runs was like an epiphany for them, it was the first time at home they scored more then two runs in 110 innings.
Collin McHugh pitched the first game and was ok but didn’t pitch deep into the game. The bullpen was good and the Mets offense managed five hits. Scott Hairston had the only RBI of the game for the Mets. Gio Gonzalez is one of the best pitchers in baseball and was very good in this game although his control wasn’t great. He earned his 19th win of the season. Their bullpen shut the Mets down and Ryan Zimmerman and Ian Desmond each had two RBI for Washington.
In the second game of the series R.A. Dickey was trying to match Gonzalez for 19 wins but he wasn’t very good. The offense was actually able to give him three runs. Dickey pitched seven innings giving up eight hits and three runs. They walked three and struck out two and he lost his fifth game of the season. The Mets bullpen other then Frank Francisco was good. Ruben Tejada had three hits to lead the Mets offense. Jordan Zimmerman pitched well for the Nationals and their bullpen really shut down the Mets. Bryce Harper led the Nationals offense with four hits.
In the third game of the series the Mets were looking to avoid the sweep and they got shutout. John Lannan and Matt Harvey each pitched well and only for five innings. Harvey struck out ten batters and suffered his fifth loss of the season. Zimmerman earned his third win of the season. The bullpens both pitched well and Ian Desmond led the Nationals offense. The Mets offense got two hit’s a piece from Lucas Duda, David Wright and Andres Torres.
The New York Mets had the day off on Thursday and will head to Milwaukee to take on the Brewers in a three game series beginning on Friday night.