Mets Avoid Sweep by Nats

Photo: Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

By Michael Marzzacco

The Nationals dropped the four-game series finale with the Mets by a final of 5-1 on Father’s Day. After the Nats took a 1-0 lead in the first inning, the Mets responded with five unanswered runs starting with Jacob deGrom’s first Major League homer in the third. It wasn’t as incredible as Bartolo Colon’s homer, but when a pitcher homers it’s definitely a big deal.

The Nats’ lone run came on a sacrifice fly to right field by Ryan Zimmerman that scored Brian Goodwin. After deGrom’s home run the Mets added two more runs in the fourth with RBI singles by Travis d’Arnaud and Michael Conforto. Conforto would add another RBI single in the sixth while Curtis Granderson added one of his own in the seventh.

Joe Ross had a rough outing going six innings allowing four runs on nine hits with four strikeouts. deGrom, an important piece of a banged up Mets pitching staff, went eight innings allowing one run on three hits with six strikeouts.

Trea Turner stole four bases, setting a new Nationals single game record for stolen bases in a game.

The Nats will travel to Miami to take on the Marlins for a three-game set beginning Monday night at 7:10.



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