Desperate times calls for desperate measures for the Washington Nationals and they need a spark in start of a crucial four-game series on the road against the New York Mets. Anthony Rendon provided that spark as he went 3-for-5 with two homeruns and three RBI’s, in a Nationals 5-4 win over the Mets.
Anthony Rendon hit a two-run homer in the first-inning for the Washington Nationals off of Steven Matz. Jose Bautista hit an RBI single in the first-inning for the New York Mets, but he was thrown out at second base.
Rendon hit a solo homerun for Washington in the third inning. Jose Bautista hit a solo homerun for New York in the fourth inning.
Bryce Harper hit a two-run homer for the Nationals in the seventh-inning off of Jerry Blevins. Kevin Plawecki hit a solo homerun off of Max Scherzer for the Mets in the seventh inning.
Asdrubal Cabrera hit a solo homerun for the New York Mets in the eighth-inning off of Kelvin Herrera. New York had the winning run on first base in the ninth-inning with one out, but pinch hitter Amed Rosario ground into a double play to end the game.
Max Scherzer (12-5) was the winning pitcher for the Washington Nationals. He pitched seven innings and gave up five hits and three runs. Scherzer walked two batters and struck out five.
Steven Matz (4-7) was the losing pitcher for the New York Mets. He pitched 6.1 innings and gave up eight hits and three runs. Matz also walked two batters and struck out four.
Ryan Madson picked up his fourth save of the season for the Nationals. He pitched one inning and gave up one hit.
The four-game set will continue on Friday Night at Citi Field and Noah Syndergaard will make his first start for the New York Mets since May 25 on the road against the Milwaukee Brewers. He is coming off the disabled list and his injury was a sore index finger.