Zack Wheeler might not have been at his best against the Nationals this evening, but he wound up allowing just one run in six-and-two-thirds innings, and the Mets won the game 6-1. The Mets scored once in the first inning on a David Wright single and once in the second on a bloop single by Wheeler.
From there, neither team scored until the seventh, though Wheeler flirted with trouble on a few occasions. The Mets tacked on three runs in the seventh to widen their lead, the first two of which scored on a Daniel Murphy single. Lucas Duda blooped a single to plate the Mets’ fifth run of the evening later in the inning.
Wheeler notched a couple of outs in the bottom of that inning on a double play, and the Mets’ bullpen—Josh Edgin, Jeurys Familia, and Dana Eveland—kept the Nationals scoreless for the rest of the game.
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