MetsJunkies Tuesday Night Recap

  • Top of the 2nd: Juan Soto lead the inning off with an absolute bomb into the upper deck in right field. The home run put the Nationals up, 1-0.
  • Bottom of the 2nd: Frazier and Ramos hit back to back 1-out singles, putting runners on the corners. Unfortunately, Carlos Gomez would ground into a 5-4-3 double play to put an end to the inning.
  • Bottom of the 3rd: Jeff McNeil snapped an 0-12 slump with a two-out double. After Amed Rosario worked a full count on Fette, he smoked a line drive out to right field which was fielded by a sliding Adam Eaton to end the 3rd.
  • Bottom of the 5th: Wilson Ramos singled with one out before Juan Lagares was hit by a pitch, putting runners on 1st and 2nd. Wheeler then tried to sacrifice the runners over, however Fette was able to force the slow footed Ramos at 3rd for the second out. Jeff McNeil followed with his second hit of the game, this one deflecting off of the glove of a diving Brian Dozier, the single would tie the game at one.
  • Top of the 7th: Wheeler hung a slider over the middle of the plate to Brian Dozier and the second baseman took advantage of the mistake. He hit a 2-run home run to snap his 0-35 streak against the Mets while putting the Nationals in front, 3-1.
  • Bottom of the 7th: Wilson Ramos reached base for the 3rd straight time to open up the 7th inning. Ramos then advanced to second on a passed ball charged to Zayn Gomes. After Carlos Gomez struck out for the first out of the inning, Dom Smith can in to pinch hit and drew a four pitch walk. J.D. Davis then pinch hit for Wheeler in a clutch situation, with the tying runners on first and second. Davis then made a case for a starting job as he went opposite field for his 5th home run of the year, a 3-run shot to put the Mets up by one.
  • Top of the 8th: Juerys Familia gave up back to back hits, the latter being a double to tie the game at 4. Eaton then sacrificed the runner to 3rd before Familia internationally walked Anthony Rendon to potentially force a double play. Callaway then removed Familia from the game, matching up Daniel Zamora with Juan Soto. Soto would jump on the first pitch by Zamora and ripped an RBI double down the right field line, leaving runners on second and third.
  • Bottom of the 8th: After falling behind by a run in the top half, Pete Alonso crushed a solo home run tying the game at 5. The home run will count as Alonso’s 16th of the year, tying him for the franchise record with Ron Swoboda for home runs before the All-Star break.
  • Top of the 9th: After recording the first out of the 9th, Yan Gomes would bloop one in center, dropping in front of Carlos Gomez. However, the Nationals would leave him stranded as Edwin Diaz struck out Trea Turner to end the top half of the 9th.
  • Bottom of the 9th: Adeiny Hechavarria and J.D. Davis would each draw a walk in the 9th, then came a force out at second from a ground ball by Jeff McNeil. Amed Rosario would next hit a grounder to Trea Turner in which Rosario busted out of the batters box for an infield single and the game winning RBI.

This is the Mets second straight win, let’s hope we can keep the momentum against Max Scherzer tomorrow.

The Nationals have lost the last 8 of Max Scherzer’s 10 starts going into Wednesday nights contest with the Mets. Including the “Opening Day” matchup against Jacob deGrom in which the Mets won 2-0. Scherzer is 2-5 with a 3.72 ERA in 65.1 innings.

Jacob deGrom will try and secure the win against the Nationals as he’s 3-5 with a 3.98 ERA over over 52.0 innings pitched. Jacob bested the Nationals on opening day while striking out 10 batters.

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