Recap 8/10/19: Nationals Fall to Mets, Drop Series 4-3
Last night, the Washington Nationals fell to the New York Mets by a score of 4-3, and it was partially due to another implosion of the Nationals bullpen. In the bottom of the eighth, Nationals reliever Fernando Rodney gave up a home run to Luis Guillorme, which would then later lead to reliever Daniel Hudson surrendering a run to J.D. Davis, who hit a sacrifice fly to give the Mets the lead and ultimately the win.
As of now, the Nationals hold a 61-55 record, while the Mets stand at 61-56. Along with having a better record for the time being, Washington holds the first wild card spot, while the Mets are just a half-game away from taking a wild card spot from either the Nationals or Brewers, depending upon the results of Sunday’s contests.
To summarize, the Nationals opened the scoring from outfielder Juan Soto, who would belt a two-run home run off Noah Syndergaard, to give Washington a 2-0 lead in the top of the first. However, Washington failed to maintain their lead as they gave up two home runs in the bottom of the fourth off the bats of J.D. Davis and Wilson Ramos, which would make the score 2-2. Later, in the top of the eighth, Juan Soto would jack his second home-run of the game to give the Nats a 3-2 lead, but it was all for nothing as the aforementioned bullpen surrendered just two, but far too many runs which would give the Mets the series.
Next, the Nationals will face the Mets in the final game of the three-game set, where RHP Aníbal Sánchez will face off against Mets ace Jacob deGrom.
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