With the game tied at three in the seventh-inning and the bases loaded, former New York Mets player Asdrubal Cabrera stepped up to the plate with two outs looking to do damage. He hit a two-run double, but Juan Soto was rounding third base and he injured his ankle. New York tagged him out and the inning was over.
Soto left the game with an ankle injury and he is listed as day-to-day. Juan Soto avoided a serious injury and he is one Washington’s best players.
The Mets cut the lead to one in the seventh-inning on a sacrifice fly by Michael Conforto, but Victor Robles hit a two-run homer in the ninth-inning for the Nationals off of Edwin Diaz and Washington was able to avoid a sweep in a 7-4 win over New York.
The Washington Nationals scored three runs in the first-inning on a throwing error by Pete Alonso.
The New York Mets scored three runs in the second-inning and they all came with two outs. Joe Panik had an RBI single and Jeff McNeil had a two-run double.
Before McNeil’s double, Jacob deGrom placed a bunt perfectly on the third base side. It was one of the better bunts people will see this season.
Jacob deGrom was the starting pitcher in this game for New York. He pitched five innings and gave up four hits and three runs. Jacob deGrom only walked one batter and struck out seven.
He was done only after five innings because he threw 101 pitches by that point.
Anibal Sanchez was the starting pitcher for Washington. He pitched five innings and gave up seven hits and three runs. Sanchez walked one batter and struck out three.
Matt Grace (1-2) was the winning pitcher for the Nationals. He pitched 0.1 innings and gave up one hit and one run. Grace also struck out a batter.
Robert Gsellman (2-3) was the losing pitcher for the Mets. He pitched 0.1 innings and gave up two hits and two runs.
Sean Doolittle recorded his 26th save of the season for Washington. He pitched a perfect ninth-inning and Doolittle struck out a batter.
He has had his issues this season at Citi Field, but Sean Doolittle salvaged them momentarily.
The Washington Nationals will start a three-game set at home against the Cincinnati Reds starting on Monday night.
The New York Mets will start a three-game set on the road against the Atlanta Braves starting on Tuesday night.