Sunday, September 1, 2013

Game #134: Mets 11, Nationals 3

Somewhere in New York, Matt Harvey is shaking his head at the run support Zack Wheeler received tonight and has gotten through his seven Ws in 2013, now just two behind Harvey's total for the season.

Wheeler pitched well in his own right and was backed by 17 Mets hits on the way to an 11-3 victory over the Nationals.

The Good Stuff:
  • Four Mets hitters had three hits on the night, including:
  • Travis d'Arnaud and Omar Quintanilla added two more hits, as D'Arnaud scored twice and Mr. Q drove in two on a 2nd-inning double.
  • Lagares had himself another outfield assist, partnering with Murph to gun down Bryce Harper at third in the 8th.
  • Matt den Dekker singled in the 3rd to drive home a run, his first major-league hit and RBI.
  • The plethora of runs was more than enough for Zack Wheeler, who delivered the goods in the form of 6.2 innings of two-run, five-hit ball, with one walk and three strikeouts on 99 pitches.
The Bad Stuff:
Final Analysis:
Washington gets hot in August, and the Mets have capitalized on that heat to drive themselves to a series victory over a team that had finally gotten things together. And in the resumed competition to replace Ike Davis at first base, Josh Satin has reestablished himself as the man to beat, although I would like to see Wilmer Flores get some time there this month.


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