The Nationals split the series against the Mets


(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)


The Nationals win game 1 but lose game 2 of the series.

The Nationals beat the Mets 5-3, after being off for 4 days in game 1 of the series. The game was highlighted by many people. Howie Kendrick, who hasn’t played in a week because of a bad back, went 4/4 with a home run. Josh Harrison, drove in two runs and stole a base. Starlin Castro went 2/4 with 1 RBI, improving his batting average to .379. Patrick Corbin struck out 8 and let up 3 runs in 5 2/3 innings. The game would get delayed due to rain for 67 minutes after the end of the 7th inning. The Nationals bullpen held it down for Patrick Corbin and let up no runs in 3 1/3 innings. Giving Patrick Corbin his first win of the season, by a score of 5-3

The Nationals lost 3-1 in Juan Soto’s return, in game 2 of the series. The big story in this game is Max Scherzer coming out of the game in the 1st inning. Per Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports, “Scherzer said that he “tweaked” his hamstring yesterday.” “Scherzer calls this “not a major injury or even a minor injury, just a day to day thing.” Expects to make his next start on turn” Juan Soto had an RBI double in the first inning, but that would be the Nationals only run of the game. Sean Doolittle continued to struggle, letting up 1 run, and only pitching 1/3 of an inning. On the other hand, Kyle Finnegan looked great, pitching 1.2 innings, with 1 K and let up no runs.

The Nationals play the Baltimore Orioles tomorrow at 6:05 P.M.


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