Recap: Nationals Defeat Mets 6-1, Climb Back To .500

The Washington Nationals defeated the New York Mets by a score of 6-1 on July 15th, 2018. Overall, the series was split at 2-2, with the Nats winning the first of four, the Mets winning the 2nd and 3rd games, and lastly, the Nats winning the series finale.

Nats Starting Pitcher, Jeremy Hellickson, threw for 6 innings, gave up 2 hits, allowed 1 runs, walked 2 batters, and struck out 6 opposing hitters. Moreover, in the top of the 2nd inning, Nats outfielder, Michael A. Taylor, drove in a run by hitting a forceout to give the Nats an early 1-0 lead. However, the Mets would answer back in the bottom of the 2nd inning, as Mets Shortstop, Jose Reyes, would hit an RBI forceout to tie the game at 1-1. Afterward, in the top of the 7th inning, Second Baseman, Daniel Murphy, would drive in Juan Soto and Anthony Rendon to give the Nats a 3-1 lead in which would be the game winner. Immediately after, Outfielder, Adam Eaton was hit by a pitch which drove Matt Adams in to score, which made it a 4-1 ballgame. Then, Nats Shortstop, Trea Turner hit a single that scored 2 runs to give the Nats a 6-1 lead the top of the 7th inning. Lastly, Nats Closer, Kelvin Herrera, let the Mets gather the bases to be loaded, however, he forced Mets batter, Amed Rosario to ground out, giving the Nats the 6-1 victory.

The Nats will head into the All-Star Break with a 48-48 record, and with 3 All-Stars(Bryce Harper, Max Scherzer, and Sean Doolittle).

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