Recap: Nationals Defeat Mets off Walkoff Home Run 6-5
The Washington Nationals defeated the New York Mets by a score of 6-5 on March 31st, 2019. The Nats were able to pick up the win off a walkoff home run from shortstop Trea Turner, which was a solo home run to win them the game. As of now, Washington moves up to a 1-2 win loss record, while the Mets drop to 2-1 on the season. Newly acquired starter Patrick Corbin made his debut, as he threw six innings, four strikeouts, gave up seven hits, two earned runs, and surrendered two walks.
To summarize, in the top of the third, the Mets began the scoring as Pete Alonso doubled to left field, which scored Brandon Nimmo and New York was able to acquire a 1-0 lead. Moments later, in the bottom of the third, Trea Turner homered to left field which drove in three runs(including himself), making the score 3-1. Then, in the bottom of the fifth, Anthony Rendon of the Nationals singled to score Trea Turner, which extended the Washington lead to 4-1. In the sixth inning, the Nationals and Mets went back and forth in scoring, and it was 5-2 going into the seventh inning. Later, the Mets scored three unanswered runs to tie the game at 5-5 in the top of the eighth. However, in the bottom of the ninth, Trea Turner stepped up to plate and delivered a solo home run to left field to walk it off and win the Nats their first game of the season.
Washington will stay at home to take on the Philadelphia Phillies in a two game series beginning on April 2nd, 2019. On the other hand, the Mets will travel to Miami to take on the Marlins in a three game series. Nationals ace Max Scherzer will take the hill on Tuesday, and he will be facing off against Zach Eflin. This game may be considered special because Bryce Harper of the Phillies returns to Washington for the first time, and this time it is in a Phillies uniform.