Before the start of the Washington Nationals and the New York Mets game at Citi Field on Monday night, New York’s General Manager Broodie Van Waganen talked to the team about Manager’s Mickey Callaway’s job security. The Mets responded in a positive way and took down Washington 5-3. This win snaps a five-game losing streak for them.
New York hit two home runs in the first-inning off of Patrick Corbin and they were both solo shots by Amed Rosario and Pete Alonso.
In the third-inning, Todd Frazier hit an RBI single for the New York Mets and Carlos Gomez hit an RBI double.
The Nationals got back into the game in the fourth-inning by scoring two runs. Anthony Rendon hit a solo home run off of Wilmer Font and Yan Gomes hit an RBI single.
Juan Soto hit a solo home run in the eighth-inning off of Jeurys Familia, to cut the lead to one run for Washington.
Dominic Smith hit an RBI pinch-hit single for New York in the eighth-inning.
Edwin Diaz gave up one hit in the ninth-inning for the Mets, but he was able to pick up his 11th save of the season for New York.
Robinson Cano did not start in this game because of his horrific effort over the weekend against the Miami Marlins on the road. He did come up for a plate appearance in this game and Cano hit a double and he hustled out of the box.
Maybe this is a possible wake up call for him that Robinson Cano can’t play lazy if the Mets wants to get back into the NL East.
Drew Gagnon (2-0) picked up the win for the New York Mets. He pitched two no-hit and scoreless innings. Gagnon gave up one run and struck out two batters.
Patrick Corbin (4-2) was the losing pitcher for the Washington Nationals. He pitched five innings and gave up six hits and four runs. Corbin also walked three batters and struck out seven.
The second game of this four game series will be on Tuesday night at Citi Field. The projected pitching match up is Eric Fedde (0-0, 3.38 ERA) for Washington and Zack Wheeler (3-3, 4.85 ERA) for New York.